Monthly Archives: February 2011

Vampire Weekend | Vampire Weekend – 2008

Vampire Weekend, a bit like the Kinks with sparkly clean world music Before Vampire Weekend, I didn’t give a fuck about an Oxford Comma. Now I find that my favourite Ian Dury album, ‘New Boots, and Panties!!’ had been using … Continue reading

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Talking Heads | Fear of Music – 1979

Religion, or the losing of it? David Byrne was the Seinfeld of song writing, taking the warped view of the mundane and every day. The lyrics on this album were each built from an idea, eg write a song where animals … Continue reading

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The Wailers | Catch A Fire – 1973

1973 -the number one song around the world was ‘Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree’ by Tony Orlando and Dawn. The top 25 for that year is depressing to read: http://www.australianmusichistory.com/australian-singles-chart-for-1973/ I was changing schools from Carlingford High, … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens | The Age of Adz – 2010

Bringing back the neon space opera rock. This is my album of 2010. This is how all pop music should be. My enjoyment was increased by watching Sufjan performing this album in concert at the State Theatre, as part of … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday | Lady in Satin – 1958

New Post I was born 21st February 1959, and lived in Adelaide until I was 18 months. I like to imagine my father listening to this. I have no memories of this time. I imagine that Adelaide in the late … Continue reading

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A life in albums

Forgotten moments of a memorable life My memory is shot. There are gaps every where I look, and I can’t fully understand how I got here. I run into people that I believe I’ve met before – but I have … Continue reading

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