Music & Me

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“Music Washes Away From The Soul the Dust of Everyday Life”
– by Berthold Auerbach 

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🎤 Music has been in my life since I can remember ….My dad had one of the old style reel tape recorders which I’d listen to for hours as a child!

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My sisters first boyfriend was in a Band called Nitewolf, they were heavily influenced by Status Quo and I must have been 11/12 yrs old at the time and was allowed to attend their Gigs!

I learnt to play a few Instruments over the years ~ Fife, Flute, Clarinet, a little Keyboard and Singing; I was in the School Band and Choirs, but haven’t played for years!

My son’s father is a Drummer and Sound Engineer – when I was with him I spent 7 years in the Music Scene in Brisbane and London, many times I was their driver come roadie and met some wonderful characters along the way… especially at the Glastonbury & Reading Festivals!

I owned a great collection of Vinyl but about 12 years ago sadly I lost them when they got wrecked in some floods we had 😦

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# Some of my All-time Favourite Bands n Albums:-

(When I listen to them… they remind me of great times, places and people ~ and some sad ones  too, but they make up my Tapestry!)

  • Billy Holiday ~ The Best Of
  • Eartha Kitt ~ Essential Eartha Kitt
  • James Brown ~ Star Time
  • Elvis ~ 30 #1 Hits
  • Wayne Newton ~ Mr Las Vegas
  • Tom Jones ~ Gold
  • Leonard  Cohen ~ The Essential
  • Frank Sinatra ~ Nothing but the Best
  • Nancy Sinatra ~ Nancy & Lee, Nancy in London, How does that grab you & Sugar
  • Lulu ~ The Golden Collection
  • Joni Mitchell ~ Blue
  • Beatles ~ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band, Abbey Road, The White Album, & Revolver
  • The Monkeys ~Music Box
  • The Who ~ My Generation & Ultimate Collection
  • The Kinks ~ The Singles Collection
  • Jefferson Airplane ~ Surrealistic Pillow
  • Love ~ Forever Changes
  • Jethro Tull ~ The Best Of
  • Bob Dylan ~Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing it all back home & Bob Dylan
  • Van Morrison ~ Moondance
  • Eagles ~ Hotel Calinfornia
  • Led Zepplin ~ House of the Holly, Led Zepplin, Led Zepplin II & IV
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ Chronicles Vol. 1
  • Bread ~The Best Of
  • The Doors ~ The Doors & LA Woman
  • Pink Floyd~ The Wall & Wish you were here
  • The Rolling Stones ~ Best Of
  • John Lennon ~ Imagine, & Power to the People
  • Carole King ~ Tapestry
  • Kate Bush ~ Sensual World, Lionheart, Never for ever, The Kick Inside & The Whole Story
  • David Bowie ~ Changes, Hunky Dory, Heros, Scary Monsters, Diamond Dogs, Ziggy Stardust n the spiders from Mars & Aladdin Sane
  • Gong ~ Camambert Electrique
  • Can ~ Ege Bamyasi & Tago Mayo
  • Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band ~ Trout Mask Replica
  • Velvet Underground ~ Andy Warhol
  • Abba ~ Arrival & Abba Gold
  • Blondie ~ Parallel Lines
  • Patti Smith ~ Horses
  • The Pretenders ~ Pretenders
  • Radiohead ~ The Best Of
  • Madness ~ Complete Madness 
  • The Specials ~ Specials
  • Sex Pistols ~ Never Mind the Bullocks & The Greatest Rock n Roll Swindle
  • The Clash ~ London Calling
  • The Dead Kennedy’s ~Give me Convenience or Give me Death, & Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • The Violent Femmes ~ Permanet Record
  • The Smiths ~ The Sound of The Smiths
  • The Cure ~ Greatest Hits
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees ~Once Upon a Time
  • The Scientists ~ Sound Box Essentials
  • REM  ~ Monster, Automatic for the people, Out of time & Green
  • U2 ~ U218 Singles, Achtung Baby & All that you can’t leave behind
  • Jeff Buckley ~ Grace
  • Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds ~ The Best Of
  • The Birthday Party ~ Junkyard, & Mutiny
  • Nirvana ~ Nevermind
  • Sonic Youth ~ Day Dream Nation, & Goo
  • Dinosaur Jr ~ Green Mind
  • The Gun Club ~ Miami, & Las Vegas Story
  • Butthole Surfers ~ Hairway to Steven & Locust Abortion Technician
  • Funkadelic ~ Maggot Brain
  • Cardiacs ~ The Seaside
  • UT ~ Conviction, In Gut’s House, & Griller
  • Silverfish ~Cockeye & Fat Axl
  • The Smashing Pumpkins ~ Siamese Dream & Mellon Collie and the infinate sadness
  • Portishead ~ Dummy
  • PJ Harvey ~ To bring you my love
  • Garbage ~G “Garbage”
  • The Pixies ~ Wave of mutilation
  • The Breeders ~ Last splash
  • The Sundays ~Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
  • Mazzy Star ~ So tonight I might see
  • Natalie Merchant ~ Retrospective
  • Kings of Leon ~ Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • INXS ~ Kick
  • Silverchair ~ Frogstomp
  • The Sugar Cubes ~ Life’s too Good, & The Great Crossover Potential
  • Bjork ~ Debut, Post
  • Tori Amos ~ Under the Pink, Boys for the Pele
  • Dido ~ No Angel, Life for rent
  • Des’ree ~ I ain’t moving, & Supernatural
  • Tracey Chapman ~ Tracey Chapman
  • Deborah Conway ~ String of pearls
  • Crowded House ~ Together Alone, The very very Best of
  • Powderfinger ~ Fingerprints and  Footprints
  • Bernard Fanning ~ Tea and Sympathy
  • The Clouds ~ Penny Century, Hieronymus
  • Frente – (Angie Hart) Marvin the Album
  • Def Fx ~Light Speed Collision
  • Missy Higgins – The sound of white, On a clear night, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle
  • George – (Katie Noonan) ~ Polyserena
  • Something for Kate – Beautiful Sharks
  • Leonardo’s Bride – (Abby Dobson) Angel Blood
  • Massive Attack ~ Mezzanine
  • Coldplay ~ Yellow, Parachutes, X and Y, & Rush of Blood to the Head

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# Some New Stuff:

  • Adele 19 & 21
  • Alicia Keyes ~ Element of Freedom
  • Nelly Furtardo ~ Folklore
  • Norah Jones ~ Come away with me
  • Sarak Blasko ~ As day follows night
  • Lisa Mitchell ~ Oh! Hark
  • Evermore ~ Real Life
  • The Fray ~ How to save a life
  • Florence & The Machine ~ Singles
  • Mumford & Sons ~ Sigh no more
  • Ed Sheeran ~ +
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Everyone Deserves Music
  • Muse ~ Blackholes & Revelations
  • Dave Matthews Band ~ Europe 2009
  • Matthew Baber ~ Ghost Notes
  • Yael Naim ~ Yael Naim
  • Damien Rice ~ O
  • Josh Pyke – Memories & Dust
  • Sia – (Kate Furler) – Best Of
  • The Waifs – (Vickki Thorn) – Single
  • The Audrey’s – (Taasha Coates) – Collected
  • Little Birdy – (Katie Steele) – Single
  • Goyte ~ Making Mirrors
  • Angus & Julia Stone ~ Down the way

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4 thoughts on “Music & Me

  1. I wanted so much to comment about the fact that you listed R.E.M.’s Green album and about how you and I like the same Beatles records. But then I saw Frogstomp by Silverchair! One of my all time favorites and one I’m DYING to get on vinyl some day. I’m also a HUGE Eartha Kitt fan and urge you to find “Live at the Plaza” (“Sell Me” is such a good song, I would dress up in drag once just to sing it).

    MOG

  2. Ha! Good luck! It’s EXTREMELY rare.
    I adore Tracy Chapman and The Violent Femmes as well and I hope you’ve heard Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, I think it’s their best by miles!

  3. Hey MOG sorry I’ve taken so long to reply to this….No I haven’t listened to that Album but will! And still having a go at looking for you down here, been to a few Album Markets ….I’ll never say never lol 🙂

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