Video Killed My Favourite Song

Video: YouTube Today I’m in go-slow-mode after a last hoorah for one of my dearest friends who is about to get hitched. Instead of efficiently getting through my ‘to do’ list, I’ve managed to do a whole lot of nothing other than having a chuckle at this and watch some video clips. In fact, the …

‘A Trophy’ from Tobias Cummings

Image: Michael Bainbridge I’m a little bit old school. I don’t download music, as I much prefer to hold a CD. Plus, you miss out on the personality of an album – its cover art and booklet – when you download. Anyway, the newest CD that’s been added to my collection is a little treasure …

Goodgod Small Club’s Second Coming

Go on admit it – discovering a hidden gem before everyone else does leads to a satisfying twinge of smugness! So, consider yourself dripping in first-in-the-kn0w-self-love with this tip off… Last Sunday, Goodgod Small Club, Sydney’s little big club that could, called first drinks in their new front bar. Part social club, part subterranean speak-easy, …

Florence and the Machine

Images: 1, 2, 3 Lessons from Florence You know when you have one of those nights that is so damn good your skin still tingles the next morning? Well I had one of those last night – and it was a Monday! I knew they would be good, but seeing Florence and the Machine completely …

Heart That’s Pounding

Image: Mess and Noise Sally Seltmann Our home is always humming with a tune. And this weekend it was Sally Seltmann’s latest album, Heart That’s Pounding, over and over and over and over… It’s not just Seltmann’s lush, luminous sound that I’m so taken with, but also the magical way she threads words together. In …

Now, Hear This…

Image: Soul Bounce Video: Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq Grey. Drab. The only thing making me feel better on this icy cold morning is listening to Raphael Saadiq. About a year ago, my brother left Raphael’s album, The Way I See It, by my front door. Ever since then, I find myself listening to is at …