Tag: sunday sessions

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: PIXIES

The Pixies. {Although they seem to have dropped the word The at some point when I wasn’t paying attention, playing havoc with my iTunes library.} Probably the very first “cool” and “credible” band that would stand the test of time that I ever liked. Thanks in large part to a small window of time where ...

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: TAYLOR SWIFT

The iPod doesn’t lie my friends, and since Ms Swift features in at least half the songs on my Top 25 playlist {based on number of plays}, I figure she deserves a Sunday Sessions post. Have I been listening to her music for very long? No, only since she released 1989. Have I been playing ...

Sunday sessions, soundtrack to my life: THE DOORS

Like many people my age I first started getting into the music of The Doors in the very early 90’s, when there seemed to be a resurgence in it’s popularity. It may well have been popular all along {after all what did I know? I was listening to the Grease soundtrack most of the 80’s}, ...

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: 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: 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 ...