Music for 90s babies and fans of timeless pop music; explore the decade defined by boybands, Europop, girl groups, rap, and so much more.
Li’l Beethoven By Sparks
Introduction Yes, this is an album review, although the digital deluxe version of this has three more songs than the beautifully packaged book CD that I originally bought. It is an album that I play quite often but is not a rock album and is more like some classical or musical-based format. This sees a move into a more classical-influenced sound, with a heavy reliance on repetitive lyrics and piano lines, synthesized orchestration and multi-tracked vocals in place of percussion.
Top 12 Music Artists
I love listening to music, music takes us to places we never knew existed, to our most profound trenches of the heart and to the highest dreams we can imagine. So here I'm going to share with you my top 12 favourite songs of mine
'Hell Freezes Over'
In 1990, after a decade of solo projects and television/film work, the Eagles attempted to reunite in the studio; however, when Glenn Frey pulled out at the last minute, prospects again became cold. Then, three years later, Eagles manager Irving Azoff was putting together Common Thread, a country music tribute album to the band, when Travis Tritt, who was covering "Take It Easy" for the collection suggested that members of the Eagles appear in the song's video, which all of them did.
5 Songs That Were Controversially “Banned” Following 9/11
21 years ago today, the world bore witness to one of the most tragic events in history. Almost 3000 people lost their lives and over 25,000 people were injured during the heinous 9/11 attacks.
The Art Of Roger Dean
Introduction Seriously I did not know how I could approach this. I became exposed to Roger Dean's artwork as a teenager and was immediately hooked by his fantastical imagery. His website is below.
The Extreme Violence Of Folk Music and Murder Ballads
Introduction I am currently listening to “Sweet Child” by Pentangle, a live album I had for sale on Discogs but have now withdrawn as it is so good. I am sure that they have some violence somewhere in their music but here are a few of my favourites.
Nine Artists I Discovered From Twitter, Facebook, Bandcamp And Other Unexpected Sources
Introduction. These are some amazing artists that I have discovered through social media and as support to other artists. They are all amazing musicians and some I have written about before, often on my blogs.
- Top Story - September 2022
A Playlist Of Places
Introduction I was wondering if I could create a playlist of songs I love about places, because I love the place or have a great friend who lives there or it is just a beautiful song that makes me want to go there. We all love something that gives us a feeling of warmth, comfort and longing.
A Few of My Favourite Tyneside Bands
Introduction A lot of these bands are no longer with us but all of them were worth seeing when they were performing. A lot are still going as well so all is not lost. A couple such as Bon Jordi, Radge Against The Machine and Benwell Floyd are not included because they are from a decade back and I have not heard of them recently.
13 Songs From Your Childhood That Were Ruined When You Grew Up And Realized What They Meant
It's happened to all of us at least once. We get nostalgic and go back to listen to the songs we enjoyed during our childhood only to discover that the song wasn't quite as innocent as we used to believe. Whether this adds to or ruins your enjoyment, probably depends on the song, but here are 13 songs that will definitely ruin your childhood.
- Top Story - September 2022
The Softer Side of Tupac Shakur: Poetry, Life, & Wisdom
When most of us hear the name Tupac Shakur, we think of 90s rap music and a rather tough exterior. But underneath that hard shell lies a much softer side of him that few people realize existed. After his death, some of his most intimate, hand-written poems, including a book of his childhood poetry and illustrations, were uncovered. His poetry, which is quite heartfelt and profound, offers a window into his personal life, allowing us to see far beyond his hip-hop persona. While the lyrics in some of his rap songs were offensive enough to insult most women and anyone he hated, his poetry is quite the contrast with his music and the image he portrayed.
The Kate Bush Songs You May Have Missed
I often don’t fall in with the mainstream and so this is a trawl through Kate'scatalogue to find ten songs that you may be unaware of. I was also alerted to "Mná na hÉireann" by a comment on a Youtube video so I have also included that, making eleven songs.