Tag: 90’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: SONIC YOUTH

First off: I do not know every song or album ever released by this band. Fact nonetheless: I love the shit out of them. Going way back to about ’91 I became aware of this cool {with a capital K} band who had this whole too-cool-for-every-fucking-thing vibe happening. They were not that pretentious kind of ...

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: 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 ...