Aretha – Dub a Little Prayer (Jayo edit)

By | May 15th, 2020|music|

It's the weekend!! :-D Hooray :-) Have you found any good music lately? I am listening to a compilation of edits, mash-ups and remixes from the That's Not An Edit crew. I found it through one of the contributors to the album - Jayo. He has done a fantastic edit of an Aretha Franklin hit [...]

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Hottest 100 of the decade! – The 2010s

By | March 15th, 2020|music|

It was nice to listen to (most of) the Hottest 100 of the decade yesterday. I am listening back to the top 25 now. Biggest emotional memories of the 2010s It is fun to hear how songs in the countdown remind people of big moments in their lives. I heard some of the songs of [...]

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Triple J – Hottest 100 of the decade -2010s

By | March 7th, 2020|music|

The Hottest 100 of the 2010s is an interesting beast! I am working my way through my shortlist at the moment, to find my top ten songs of the decade. It is interesting to me how many songs I can remember fondly, but listening to them in 2020, they fall short. Some 2010 songs are [...]

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Riverboats Music Festival 2020

By | February 16th, 2020|holidays, music, parks and gardens|

I think the thing that struck me about the Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca over the past weekend was how organised it was. There was ample shade from beautiful big gum trees and umbrellas as well as lots of seating that could be rearranged to suit guest's needs. Perhaps because guests were allowed to bring [...]

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Triple J Hottest 100 – 2019

By | February 2nd, 2020|holidays, music, radio|

Improved musical literacy did provide something of an advantage come the Triple J Hottest 100 though. Voting was easier this year. It was easy to identify the songs that I loved from the list provided. I voted early and was gutted to find that Oscar Wilde by The Cat Empire was not on the list. [...]

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Spotify Wrapped 2019

By | December 5th, 2019|music|

I spent 160,226 minutes listening to music on Spotify last year (down from 205K minutes in 2015), and what the heck do I have to show for it? People think that playlists are cool. Playlists are good background music, but they do nothing to improve musical literacy and they are a one way street to [...]

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Tuka at the Howler – Selling Me Out Tour

By | November 18th, 2019|music|

What a beautiful soul. Of course, I am talking about Tuka, a Sydney based hip-hop producer and rapper, who played a concert at the Howler in Brunswick, Melbourne on Saturday night. It was amazing. Howler is a really amazing venue in Dawson Street in Brunswick. The entrance opens up from a public car park into [...]

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Amber Mark – talent, heart, and soul

By | November 11th, 2019|music, weather|

I am not sure when exactly the music of Amber Mark crossed my radar. As it can be with Spotify, it can be like listening to a jungle of tunes sometimes, and it can take some time to identify one particular artist or to explore more. The song that was on my saved songs list, [...]

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The Noble Experiment for wine and tunes

By | November 1st, 2019|bars and restaurants, music|

It is a new world. Always a new world! Not so much fun writing on my iPad, but maybe it slows things down...increases awareness. This is all for another post in a different universe. For now, I am...ahem, writing a review of an old favourite haunt in my neighbourhood. I think The Noble Experiment has [...]

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