For most of the second half of last year I really only listened to two bands (outside of general radio listening). Two bands that have…Leave a Comment
I’ve been listening to Brill Bruisers, the new album from (mostly) Canadian supergroup and like the title shortens, it’s really brilliant… they have the most…Leave a Comment
The Hold Steady at Hill Country BBQ — from Flickr user wfuv, used under Creative Commons license. Taking a short time out now to watch…Leave a Comment
I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I don’t care if it’s cool, not cool or somewhere in between, but The Hold Steady are my favourite band and they have been for quite a few years now.
And after a four year hiatus, they’re back with a new song!Leave a Comment
Went down to Dubbo tonight with Sallie for the Triple J One Night Stand concert — big crowd, big night. Phone reception was terrible so…Leave a Comment
It’s a couple of days later now and it already feels kind of unreal. I don’t get to see a huge amount of concerts now,…Leave a Comment
Almost continuing the theme of the previous post, there is a new David Bowie song out. And a new album in a few months. While…Leave a Comment
In a couple of months I’m going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert in Sydney. Sure, he’s and older artist, and sure, many of the fans will be vastly older than me (though I don’t think I’ll be the youngest fan there by any measure), but this is not nostalgia, or youth or anything else like that speaking. It’s just me being a music fan, and grabbing an opportunity I might never have again to see a legendary musician perform (missed the 2003 concert, which was a shame as I’ll never see Clarence “Big Man” Clemons now).
I pondered this as I pondered the musical tastes of many. For a lot of music fans, “staying young” or being “young at heart” means listening to the same music they listened to as a teenager for the rest of their adult lives. How else can you explain concerts like this one — Pseudo Echo? 1927? I don’t recall if they were particularly good at the time even, let alone 25 years later! But I won’t criticise people for going along with that (or the musicians for continuing to do their thing), but personally, I just don’t get it.Leave a Comment
Put in my votes for Triple J’s Hottest 100 this afternoon. My 10 songs can be seen on this handy page they generate: http://bit.ly/Uum3iH I picked six…Leave a Comment
For the 2012 Coonabarabran High School musical I volunteered to compile and/or create the sound effects needed for the show. For this, I used the…Leave a Comment