Life’s What You Make It by Talk Talk

A couple of days ago I posted up two music videos of the song “It’s My Life”, the first by Talk Talk and the second a remake by No Doubt for their singles collection, after hearing the No Doubt version on the radio. It was such a familiar song, but the band Talk Talk didn’t […]

It’s My Life by Talk Talk & No Doubt

I heard No Doubt’s It’s My Life while driving Jamie to his music lesson tonight and knew it had to be a remake, but who? I knew it was something from my youth; Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music was my guess but it turned out to be Talk Talk. Who? I’ll have to go listen […]

All about that bass

No not this one: This one, much better: This song really suits some sultry, sexy jazz. What I love about the jazz version is how you see a couple of what look like floozies on the side tapping/swaying to the music. And then they start to sing! Wow!! Oh and that two-man bass is pretty […]

Ferris Bueller sings Twist and Shout

Right, so I had to follow up the last past with Ferris singing Twist and Shout by The Beatles, given that last video ended so abruptly. Despite being 12 when FBDO came out, I was still under the illusion that Matthew Broderick was actually singing it… As it turns out, it wasn’t even a Beatles […]

The Smiths – Please Please Please

Feeling melancholic? Well this beautiful song by The Smiths is for you. It was in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off* as an instrumental. (*One of the best movies ever.) I can’t seem to find a video of this song, given it was a B-Side and kind of old now (yep, I’m kind of old too), so this will […]

Music games using Spotify playlists

We stayed at Cooks Beach in the Coromandel over the Christmas / New Year break, and played a music game while sitting up drinking tea before bed time: load up a playlist of songs on my phone on Spotify (e.g. 80s music) and play the first few seconds. “Points” were awarded for how quickly people […]

Aha – Take On Me

After posting Aha’s “The Sun Always Shines on TV” and making reference to “Take On Me”, I had to post “Take On Me” too… The nostalgic side of me says this is one of coolest music videos ever with the comic book stuff mixed in with the live action, but hey I was only 11 […]

Aha – The Sun Always Shines on TV

When I was out driving in the car today, Aha’s “The Sun Always Shines on TV” came on the radio. I don’t think I’ve heard this song in 20 years and had forgotten all about it. But I could still recall the lyrics and sang along! So I got home, checked out the video on YouTube […]

Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up)

I’d never heard of Paolo Nutini until he turned up on Graham Norton one night and amazed us with the voice coming out of this 27 year old Scottish dude, singing Scream (Funk My Life Up). I was faffing around tonight on my computer, listening to my favourite tracks on Spotify when this came up, so had […]

Big Day Out 2010

I went to the Big Day Out in Auckland yesterday (January 15th 2010) and post some comments about this here. Previous Big Days Out Previously I went to the first New Zealand Big Day Out in 1994 when I was at the front for the Smashing Pumpkins; 2002 when Garbage and New Order played; and […]