Tag: music

I get up again

*This post was in the drafts folder when I found out that Brian Henry Hooper had succumbed to his illness exactly one week after the benefit gig. Rest in peace Brian, and thanks for all the incredible music. My sincerest condolences go out to all of his family, friends, and bandmates. So right before the ...

Life on the seesaw…

So things have been a little quiet on the blogging front of late… Not deliberately or for any particular reason, just one of those lulls where I really don’t have much to say. OOTD’s and food shots keep happening on my Instagram {actually most of my my life seems to happen on Instagram, much to ...

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 ūüėČ }, I realised that I have never actually tried to compile my own similar list. At first I thought it would be so easy, then ...

The waiting is the hardest part.

Last night before going to sleep I did my usual thing of one more compulsive round of social media before finally turning out the lights. The breaking news was the Las Vegas shooting. I read the news reports with equal parts horror and sadness. No, sadness doesn’t even begin to cover the despair and anguish ...

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 ...

I like it so check it out :: DECEMBER

That’s right: December. Crazy, right? It’s been a whirlwind countdown to the final month of the year, and I don’t know why I stupidly thought I’d get a quiet week somewhere, and now Christmas is only two weeks away and we’re having a full house on the day {which is a good thing I promise} ...

Gig review: A Day On The Green : GARBAGE :: THE PREATURES :: ADALITA 

It’s been a bit of a sorry year gig-wise. There was a very promising start, with a New Years Day show featuring You Am I with Adalita which came with the bonus of having to travel interstate thereby scoring a mini break, and that was followed about a week later with an amazing show by ...

What I learned this last week…

Sometimes I feel like I live in a bubble, far away from the hoopla that, some of the time¬†at least, seems to make up the rest of the world, and in this bubble of mine the real world doesn’t always seem to penetrate. I’m usually jolted back into the real world with the thoughts¬†“where the ...

I like it so check it out: NOVEMBER

Every time I see that we are halfway through NOVEMBER I swear I shake my head and wonder how that’s even possible… I always describe October as something akin to hurricane season when it comes to the cluster of family birthdays and celebrations, but this year it started in September and only let up last ...