Monday, October 24, 2011

Ed Sheeran - You Need Me, I Don't Need You

You may have heard of Ed Sheeran, the 20-year-old ginger kid who's pretty damn awesome, as his debut album has just been released in Australia.

You may think he's an overnight success due to his songs being played all over the radio and the huge success is album is receiving in England, but this fine young UK singer songwriter has been playing tunes since he was 13 and has worked bloody hard to get where he is today.

His debut album, +, is a damn fine record and this is one of my favourites from it. The clip is so simple yet hypnotic, I can watch it over and over. At first I thought the dude was doing a hybrid sign language rap but now think it may be some type of interpretive dance. Interpret it which ever way you like, but remember the name, you'll be sure to hear more of it real soon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Liam Gerner - Small Wooden Boat

Today's post is written and performed by the amazingly talented singer/songwriter that is Liam Gerner.

Liam, take it away...

It's been 10 years since SIEV X sunk off the shores of Australia killing 146 children, 142 women and 65 men, all refugees, all looking for a better home (the majority coming from Iraq) and all having paid $11000USD.

Australian authorities knew the boat was sinking and chose not to act. The refugees it turns out were forced at gun point onto the ship by traffickers. Their names would not have been forgotten if this tragedy was a plane crash.

I've added Small Wooden Boat to my music FB page which I wrote about SIEV X. If you don't know much about the tragic accident you can hear a short radio clip about the disaster by clicking HERE - its' really worth listening to.

Best wishes Liam.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Music - Getaway

A few weeks back while freezing my arse off at the Parklife Festival I spotted a familiar face up on stage with Mike Skinner from The Streets.

It seemed that The Music frontman Robert Harvey was up on stage, playing guitar, lending back up vocals and busting out the strange dance moves I'd come to love so much from The Music's awesome live shows.

Going back nine years and The Music were one of my favourite new bands, I played their debut album non-stop and was lucky to see them at Splendour In The Grass and two Big Day Outs.

Sadly drugs and alcohol took it's strain on the band and after three albums they all went their separate ways. Getaway, is my favourite tune off their debut album and brings back great memories. Hope you enjoy it also.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Feist - 1234

I heart this song, as well as it's great film clip.

Just a really happy fun tune that always brings a smile to my face and I really love the choreographed video.

So many colours and cool moves.

Little trivia fact: the song was actually written by Aussie singer/songwriter Sally Seltmann

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blink-182 - Dammit

Punk pop has been getting me all nostalgic of late. With new albums by Blink-182 and The Get Up Kids, it's enough to make me feel old, yet slightly young at the same time.

I'm really enjoying the new Blink-182 album, but in sticking with the nostalgic theme of this post I had to go back to where my love affair with three young dick-joke cracking punk lads started, and for me that was with the album Dude Ranch and the single Dammit. Sure, Cheshire Cat is a cracking album but this is where it's at for me.

It reminds me of high school, parties at friends houses (when the parents are away), getting my licence and driving around with this song blaring from the shitty car stereo speakers. Sure the sound was distorted and the cassette deck wasn't offering the greatest of clarity when it came to audio quality, but my god I had a lot of fun listening to this.

Good times, crazy days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl

This clip combines two of my favourite things, Lego and The White Stripes!

No matter how you pronounce it, Lego is quite possibly the greatest invention ever. It can keep young kids occupied for years, can be made into giant sculptures or works of art and as Jack and Meg White have shown, can be used to make sweet film clips.

Fell In Love With A Girl is just under two minutes of awesome that comes from The White Stripes killer album White Blood Cells. It was my first White Stripes album that I owned and to this day it's still my favourite.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weezer - Say It Ain't So

Say It Ain't So by Weezer is a chunk of pop rock heaven! It's from the album Blue which is one of my all-time favourites.

If I was to add up the amount of hours I've spent sitting around with friends listening to this album you'd probably be shocked, but time spent with Weezer and Blue is always going to be time well spent in my book... and I'm sure the friends who listened to it with me would say the same.

In fact, I've spent so much time with Blue that I class this album as one of my best friends. I might not see him every week these days but when we catch up those old memories and riffs come running back. Memories best served with a cold Heine' (so it stops crowdin' your icebox)  and the volume turned way up.


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