Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door

Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door

I’ve been waiting for Channel 7’s two part mini series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next door, watched the first part on Sunday night and loved it!  It was full of energy, beautifully and sensitively filmed with brilliant casting, catchy vintage tunes and genuinely funny, touching scenes, all ultimately showing the lovely fellow we always knew Peter[read more…]

The Waifs – London Still (and tour dates)

The Waifs – London Still (and tour dates)

I’ve always loved this song; despite being released in 2003, it has that 90s Aussie backpacker in London feel, for me at least. The Waifs are on tour around Australia at the moment – check their website for details. Image of album ‘Beautiful You’ via: Readings

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I sometimes listen to classical music when I’m driving, it’s super relaxing and I feel a bit classy, even driving my 23 year old, much loved Mazda. Everyone should do it! There’d be hardly any road rage (just try it! Try getting ragey when Bach or Beethoven are playing, it’s impossible). And I always find[read more…]

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I found some random photos of celebs this week.  Check out Robin Williams below as a lad!  It broke my heart into a million tiny pieces seeing him so young and cheeky.  Also, 15 year old Judd Apatow with Jerry Seinfeld (!) – history made eh? Have a great weekend all. All photos via: this is not porn[read more…]

London – The Modern Babylon (2012)

London – The Modern Babylon (2012)

  If you have a chance, check out this brilliant British documentary (I caught the last half of it recently and would love to see the whole thing if I can get a hold of it). Packed with iconic music, images and social and political events throughout London’s diverse and fascinating history, it looks at[read more…]

Happy Friday (and Glastonbury the Movie)

Happy Friday (and Glastonbury the Movie)

I spotted this trailer for Glastonbury the Movie in Flashback recently (initial release in 1996 and re-released in 2012 with extra footage) and it looks brilliant.  As the official site says, this is old school early 90s Glastonbury, before mobile phones and social networking, when it was all about the music. Fun times for those who were there!  Have[read more…]

Amy (2015)

Amy (2015)

I really like the look of the Amy doco.  Amy’s life (and untimely death) reminds me of Janis Joplin quite a bit.  To think of such a beautiful voice and soul being gone too soon is so sad to me. Image from: Pitchfork Video from: Movie Clips Trailers

The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

Just try not dancing to this awesome 80s track!   Happy Friday. Image (album cover) from Youtube video from

The Cure – The Lovecats

The Cure – The Lovecats

Love love LOVE this song.  The Cure ♥ Record cover single of The Lovecats by The Cure and via Pennylane Video from: TheCureVEVO

A look back at the 70s – Fleetwood Mac

A look back at the 70s – Fleetwood Mac

I love this band so much!  A bit before my time but I remember my dad playing them on our car stereo when I was a kid.  Plus, I adore Stevie Nicks, her style, clothes, 1970s bohemian life, everything. Happy Friday, peace love & mung beans all Images via: here and here

Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness

Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness

Love this song by Lana (pretty much love everything she sings tbh). Image attribute: Lana Del Rey for Vogue Australia via: freeyork and photographed by Nicole Bentley

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

I LOVE this scene from the beautiful movie, The Skeleton Twins, it’s so awesome (I find it incredibly difficult not to sing along to it – child of the 80s alert).  And here’s gorgeous Kristen Wiig’s last show send-off on SNL. Image from the movie: The Skeleton Twins, USA, 2014, Duplass Brothers Productions, Venture Forth

Annie Lennox: Little Bird

Annie Lennox: Little Bird

I love love LOVE Annie, she’s awesome.  She was a great inspiration to me as a kid (remember Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves with Aretha?).  Little Bird is one of those brilliant yet underplayed songs from the 90s. Image of Annie via: Billboard

Happy Christmas & cool yule

Happy Christmas & cool yule

I have this thing about swing and Louis Armstrong does it like no other. Have a lovely break all, stay safe and happy.   Christmas card images: via via via via via via

1990s playlist

1990s playlist

 Oh yeah the 90s!  Talk about overdosing on nostalgia. My uni days; an era in music which personified alternative/indie, boy bands, grunge, angry chick songs and dance music, this will always be my favourite decade because, well, let’s face it, it was the last true iconic, or at least, easily recognisable era.  So if you want to check out my mega[read more…]

Get On Up (2014)

Get On Up (2014)

I’m waiting excitedly to see Get On Up, about the life of James Brown, produced by Mick Jagger and starring Dan Aykroyd (who also starred in The Blues Brothers so hello, another brilliant movie).  Like a lot of Gen Xers, mostly thanks to my parents, I love rhythm & blues artists like James, Otis Redding, Aretha[read more…]

Avicii’s Addicted to You

Avicii’s Addicted to You

Love this song (film clip’s mega awesome too although not safe for work). Image from Avicii’s film clip, Addicted to You via: 9Lives

The Naked and Famous: Punching in a Dream

The Naked and Famous: Punching in a Dream

Image belongs to: Phoebe Lee, Flickr I love this song by The Naked and Famous, a young band originating from gorgeous New Zealand.  Sort of indie pop/rock with a definite electronic feel, they’re touring Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK currently.

1980s playlist

1980s playlist

The 80s!  The era of the power ballad, rock, girl bands, punk and pop music.  The era of sitting around endlessly discussing Morrissey, the Pixies and Joy Division with our mates but then going home and secretly dancing in our bedrooms to Wham! or pretending we were Whitney Houston or Madonna.  And who hasn’t sung along really super loudly to Bon[read more…]

These boots are made for walkin’

These boots are made for walkin’

I saw a cover of this on Love Child last night and wanted to listen to the original. Brilliant. Image of album cover, Nancy Sinatra via: CD and LP Video belongs to: weissebrauen

1970s playlist

1970s playlist

Although I was only a babe at the time, I love anything 1970s and the music is the best bit. So the other night I stayed up until the early hours and created a 1970s music collection; it was so much fun, the time just flew by.  I’ve managed to capture early new wave, disco,[read more…]

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune

I’ve always loved Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune.  It’s featured in the movie Frankie and Johnny with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer (if I see that this movie’s on TV, no matter how late it is, I always watch, I just love it to bits). This piece makes me feel sad, wistful, hopeful and dreamy all together and whenever I[read more…]

INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (2 part biopic)

INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (2 part biopic)

Can’t wait to see this!  I grew up with INXS, like a lot of Gen Xers and will sadly always remember the day Michael died (you know you’re getting on a bit when you start saying things like, I remember when such and such died). Youtube video from: INXSVEVO Images from TV series: INXS: Never Tear Us Apart,[read more…]