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Dec. 25th, 2012

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The following song is the epitome of Christmas for me AND this journal. It's kind of like catching up with a lot of old friends and feeling guilty as crap about it you know?!


Merry Christmas to all both my readers from an unappreciative, first world resident.

Dec. 24th, 2012

Scooby Snacks - Fun Lovin' Criminals

Drinking quite a lot of top shelf vodka...top shelf in my kitchen that is ;) and watching copious amounts of youtube brought me to the following clip. I knew the song intimately, in the biblical way, but had never seen the video clip and it is too funny to not share!

Come and get your Scooby Snacks my friends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFSLFBAJdBI

Nov. 18th, 2012

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Again I find myself posting two versions of the same song and again they are intertwined. This post is on the song "Tomorrow Wendy". It was originally written and recorded by Andy Prieboy (He was the lead singer of Wall Of Voodoo after Stan (Stanard) Ridgway left the band. Andy Prieboy's version featured Johnette Napolitano, who is the lead singer of Concrete Blonde. Concrete Blonde then went on to record it themselves and release it on one of my all time favourite albums "Bloodletting".

The song was originally written to in response to people's ignorance/naivety about AIDS and the misconception that only gay males were at risk. The two versions are similar and yet distinctively different. Andy Prieboy's version is melancholy and dark, whereas Concrete Blonde's version is angry and dark. Both bring tears to my eyes, but Concrete Blonde's version sends shivers down my spine.

All links are to youtube.

Andy Prieboy's version (Clip courtesy of an Australian all night TV music show called RAGE): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZBQGCI2hm0

and Concrete Blonde's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCwIHwSt8RU

Nov. 11th, 2012

A New England

Well it has been a while since I updated here, but as I said on my regular LJ (curefreak, I am going to try and get back in the habit of posting here and hope that spills over to my regular LJ too). I mean I enjoy sharing music - this is the real reason that at the age of 42 I still have my i-Pod turned up to the highest volume and not because I refuse to grow up and accept I am no longer 17 *lol*.

Anyway this song is one of the greats and it has been released by 2 of the greats over the years. I have posted links to both versions and would love to know which of the two you prefer.

It was first performed by Billy Bragg, who stole bits, or given his Left Wing political views perhaps that should be "shared from his comrades". It was then re-recorded by Kirsty MacColl, for whom Billy Bragg changed it as the original only contained 2 verses and Kirsty thought it should be longer. Billy added 2 verses which Kirsty condensed to one verse. Since Kirsty's tragic death (see curefreak's LJ user info page for a link to the tragic story of her death if you are so inclined) Billy Bragg now performs the song with the extra one/two verse/s as a tribute to his late friend.

Here is Billy Bragg's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfRcgoPxTw


Here is Kirsty MacColl's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4c2kO5ZE38

(Oh and to save some of my American readers rushing to google for an explanation, a pram is what you guys know as a baby carriage.)

Apr. 30th, 2010

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Today's entry is a result of a comment someone left in an LJ community's post. They simply said "Hang the DJ" and it resulted in me getting one of my favourite songs stuck in my head. So for that reason I give you "Panic" by The Smiths.

Jan. 26th, 2010

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I love this song and the video sends me back to many, many hours spent in front of the TV. I hope you enjoy it:

Sep. 22nd, 2009

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Again I have entered my musical time machine and this time I have ended up with this classic from Ultravox. This song sends shivers down my spine every time that I hear it. I hope you'll enjoy Ultravox's "Vienna".

WARNING: This video may be triggering for any arachnophobes reading this.

Sep. 19th, 2009

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The following is one of my favourite songs of all time...this week ;). I'm a big Human League fan and always have been and in my opinion this is the best from a great bunch.

May. 1st, 2009

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The following is a double. It's hard for me to get my head around that these are actually the same singer, that being Bernard Fanning, first with Powderfinger and the second solo from his album "Tea and Sympathy". To me he just sounds so different.

Given the age bracket of some of you, myself included, there are some childhood memories in the Powderfinger clip, namely the Slinky and also the Scalextric set...Many an hour did I play with both of these toys.

"My Happiness" - Powderfinger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ZkbDbJRk4

As for this song, I love the video, it's simplistic, yet deep. The song itself has to be one of THE nicest breakup songs of all time.

Finally I don't know why, but Bernard Fanning just seems like the type of guy I'd love to go and have a beer with, just sitting there, shooting pool and chatting....weird eh?

"Wish you well" - Bernard Fanning:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7UgTDQtme0

Apr. 15th, 2009

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The following was a huge hit in Australia in the '80s. It is not work safe as it has as its theme a sexual act. It has become a Bogan Anthem. Now I have been asked by non-Australians exactly what a "Bogan" is, I used to describe them as Rednecks without the incest" and receive the reply "Oh, you mean white trash" and I suppose that is the more politically correct way of putting it. All that aside I am quite fond of this track...*Goes to find his bottle of Jack Daniels* ;).

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