Category: Music

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: THE ROLLING STONES

Is this week’s choice too boring? Too obvious, safe, dull? Can a group of men pushing seventy even be relevant anymore? See them live for the answer to that one. The Stones were for so many of us the soundtrack to our parents lives, and we all grew up hearing Satisfaction on the radio, and ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: NIRVANA.

Ah, the distant hazy days of flannel shirts and baby doll dresses. As 1991 ticked over into 1992 and Sydney sweltered through yet another hot sticky summer, there was one band whose name was on everyone’s lips and being played in almost every bedroom: Nirvana. I remember those very first mentions of the name like ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: THE GRATES

There’s nothing I love more than those times I’m just minding my own business, when out of nowhere, some new and interesting sounds drop right into my lap. This was the case late one Saturday night many years ago while I was watching one of my favourite music quiz shows. The show kicks off with ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: RIP Prince.

Not really a proper Sunday Session this week, the only artist dominating my thoughts these past few days has been the late, and spectacularly great, Prince. His purple highness passed on a few days ago and all I can listen to is his music. He was the subject of my third Sunday Session this year, ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: EVAN DANDO & THE LEMONHEADS

Confession: I couldn’t stand Evan Dando once upon a time. He seemed too boringly pretty and not bad like the hard partying metal boys I liked then. HA! The Lemonheads were, and still are, one of my husbands’ favourite bands ever. So therefore I heard it A LOT. Songs like Being Around just confused me, ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: BEASTS OF BOURBON.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it agin: Tex and the boys are responsible for my current love of a small and sweaty live gig. There was a long break between gigs for hubby and I. What with babies, adult responsibilities, and more babies, we managed only a handful of stadium gigs in the ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: MADONNA.

An extra special entry to the series today. I am both old enough and fortunate enough to have witnessed the birth of the career of the juggernaut that is Madonna. The very early 80’s gave us all manner of weird and wonderful musicians, bands, and songs, and not all good. And out of the pile ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: AMAYA LAUCIRICA

It was early 2011, Adalita had just released her debut solo album, and announced that she would be embarking on a tour with an artist by the name of Amaya Laucirica in the support slot. Just before the shows I did what any normal person does before seeing an unknown artist, and I YouTubed her ...

Sunday Sessions, soundtrack to my life: Le Tigre.

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time. One of the first stops would be the the music I listened to and discovered. Terms like punk, feminist, and riot grrl are what I would be looking for the second time around. I wish I could say I got into Kathleen Hanna’s seminal riot grrrl ...

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Sunday Sessions, soundtrack to my life: DUM DUM GIRLS.

Every now and then the bots behind all those “you might also like…” suggestions get it really right. Like, spot on. Late one night a few years ago, jumping from one link to another while watching music videos on YouTube, vodka in hand, I stumbled on a band called Dum Dum Girls. My first impression ...