Hi all, been a bit quiet over here lately, somehow I missed last week’s #listmania, I got halfway through writing it, then blinked and somehow the week disappeared, along with the hope of me getting any blogging done. I’ll get around to finishing it one day.
The topic for #listmania14 is music. One of my most favourite things in the world.
Hmm, where to start?
My taste in music is seriously varied, there’s just so much amazing talent out there, it’s really hard to keep up with it. I listen to everything from folk singer/songwriters, world music, rock, jazz, heavy metal – even gangsta rap! It all depends on my mood.
I’m super stoked to be seeing The Drones again next week, they’re an amazing aussie band. If I had to describe their style in one word it would be… loud.
Lots of loud guitar and distortion, great for blowing away the cobwebs. (and maybe it helps that I have a little bit of a crush on adorably scruffy lead singer, Gareth Liddiard.) The new album I See Seaweed is one of their best and I also love Gareth’s solo album, Strange Tourist.
(The Drones -I don’t ever want to change ) < check out a clip here <
Also on high rotation at the moment in house (shed) is the new Neil Young album, Psychedelic Pill, I’m not a massive Neil fan but hubby is so this one’s been getting a lot of play since the concert last month and I’m really enjoying it.
Reggae: my feel-good music, instantly gets me in a good mood. Bob Marley, Chaka Demus & the Pliers One of my all-time faves is UB40, they’re one of my Dad’s favourites, so I’ve been listening to them since I was a kid and been lucky enough to see them live a couple of times too.
60’s & 70’s. I was born a couple of decades too late for Woodstock, but my inner flower child loves a bit of The Doors, Bob Dylan & Jimi Hendrix.
I recently ‘discovered’ Johnny Cash, after watching “Walk the Line ” (awesome movie, Joaquinn Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon, if you haven’t seen it, go rent it now!) I never realised how many of his songs I knew/liked till I saw the movie.
Upbeat stuff, something to put on and go mad doing housework or to make a boring car trip go quicker. Nothing like Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Jay-Z or Kanye West for a bit of booty shakin’ and a sing a long. I love Gwen Stefani, on her own and as part of No Doubt. Probably as much for her fantastic style as for her music.
I really love hip hop and rap too, when I’m in the right mood: Naughty By Nature, Tupac, Notorious Big, Snoop Dogg, Salt’n’Pepa, Eminem, Neneh Cherry.
This one brings back a lot of memories: Salt’n’Pepa – Shoop
Also, the classics that inspired some of our favourite artists of today, legends like Muddy Waters, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.
It’s another busy one up here on the mountain this week, still trying to get some windows ready to put in, trying to get into some kind of routine with these kids before we all go crazy, and really looking forward to my birthday on thursday and a kid-free night out on friday to celebrate. A great gig to go to, dinner, and a nice hotel room in the city and maybe some shopping in the city on Saturday morning, all with my adorable hubby. Can’t wait!
Till next week,