Tag: 80’s

MOVIES :: My Top 20

I don’t usually do movie posts because I’m actually not that much of a movie buff. Basically I enjoy watching them but don’t tend to analyse them to pieces like certain other members of my family do. But my youngest child recently asked me what my three favourite movies are and I was surprised how ...

MUSIC :: My Top 20 Artists

Following on from my Top 20 Bands list, and after realising that so many of my favourites are solo artists, here are my top picks. Just like with the bands, these are the ones I’ve either loved the longest or listen to the most. Some take me back in time while others are definitely of ...

MUSIC :: My Top 20 Bands

First of all, thank you to Laura at Lyrique Discorde for the inspiration. After reading her Top 20 Bands list {and finding we have quite a few in common 😉 }, I realised that I have never actually tried to compile my own similar list. At first I thought it would be so easy, then ...

10 songs I never need to hear again.

Just like there are some bands and songs I could never ever get sick of hearing, there’s the flipside. Songs I might have loved at one time or songs I never liked, which have been so thoroughly abused and overplayed by radio programmers as well as myself {also: the people who put together CD compilations} that ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: POP CHICKS OF THE 80’s

So I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a sucker for a one hit wonder. And back in the 80’s there were some real gems, and it’s probably not surprising that some of the ones I still love today come from the ladies of that time. So without further ado here are some of my all ...

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: 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: SHEILA E.

I told you all about Prince, and that story isn’t complete without including my love for percussionist extraordinaire Sheila E., a purple protege. What I loved most apart from her music was how she emerged from the Prince stable of artists but was easily the one who best used it as a launching pad for ...

1989: not just the title of my favourite Taylor Swift album.

As I was drafting a Sunday Sessions post the other day it dawned on me that 1989 was  a big year in music. Maybe not for me, with my biggest feat that year being to fall head over heels for New Kids On The Block, but there were a lot of cool things that happened ...