Category Archives: Music

Friday Night Relaxer: Triple J’s Hottest 100 1993-2012

This is my first Friday Night Relaxer for a while… since June 2011 to be exact. They used to be among my favourite blog posts to write and to be honest since stopping writing them I have never really felt … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: Keeps looking damn good

So the latest trailer is out for Les Miserables. The first one had me hooked – I was feeling pretty confident that they weren’t going to stuff it up. This second version is almost a summary of the film. Whereas … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: Record Books

> A couple months ago I wrote a piece for the Walkley Magazine on 10 Things You Need to Know to Blog Your Way to Success (success, obviously being a pretty flexible term). Rule Number 5 was Be regular  Ironically, … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: Covers of my life

> I am not by nature a hoarder. Sure I have never thrown out a novel, but that is more due to my book addiction than anything else. I’m not one for keeping too many things “just in case”. If … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: Picks and Tubes

> This week I was going to write about the Hottest 100, but someone did that. I was then going to do a list of things. But Ben Eltham wrote in Crikey today that lists are stupid. So I’ll wait … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: The Pixar Genius

> Last year a first occurred in American cinema going. The animated film, Toy Story 3 came number 1 at the box office. But that wasn’t a first – animated films have been number one quite a few times – … Continue reading

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>Friday Night Relaxer: Obscure Favourites

> The great thing about music is that because there is so much of it, unless you are an absolute maniac who works in Championship Vinyl you will never be able to know all of it. Films are different. There’s … Continue reading

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>How did I miss The Beautiful South?

> Late last year when I was thinking about coming up with a 1995 song for my series of “A Song a Year” I was talking with my sister and she mentioned that for her, two of the albums that … Continue reading

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>The Hottest 100 Songs of All Time – My Top 10

>Like a fool I forgot to vote in Triple J’s All-time Hottest 100 Countdown. And so in lieu of having a real vote, here are my Top 10 songs that I would have voted for had I got around to … Continue reading

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>Does the music sound better?

>Michael Jackson died today. That’s just in case you lost use of all your senses today, have only recently recovered them, and you decided to come here before anywhere else on the web. Now to be honest it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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