See, I knew my readers could answer the Holland/Netherlands/Dutch question. Very interesting! I'll be sure to refer to the country properly as The Netherlands from now on. My company has a few employees there. I think the tolerance test is a good idea in theory. If you are going to live in a country with fairly radical views on things like gay marriage, prostitution, drugs, euthanasia, etc., then you should be prepared to show that you can tolerate the culture. The language part is a real killer though, the cost seems prohibitive, and the fact that citizens from certain countries are exempt seems, well...intolerant.
Now, I know there are several readers who can explain the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. As a Canadian I am ashamed to admit I'm still a little fuzzy on the distinctions.
I truly appreciate you coming to my defense, but noone has actually said anything about my blog being too focused on one topic, I just wanted to make sure readers knew they can expect to find lots of different stuff here.
Kudos for naming all the original artists of the songs! I've fallen into the trap of thinking a song was "new" when it's really a cover of a great song from 30 years ago. Just like with movies, there's a lot of copy-catting going on in the music biz right now. As long as they do a good job I can't complain.
I've been noticing lately that adverts are using some great songs (I've always loved the British slang for commercials). Here's another game: here are a few songs, you name the commercial, OK?
The Kinks - Picture Book - mp3
Bodyrockers - I Like The Way - mp3
Nick Drake - Pink Moon - mp3
In order to post music files to a website you have to create a URL for each file. Since I don't know how to do that, I use EZArchive. For $6 a a year I got enough storage space to host my blog images plus enough music files that I don't have to delete them right away. It automatically creates a URL for each file you upload, then you simply copy the URL and paste it into the hyperlink field as usual.