2015 ~ A Recap on my Year!

Golden glitter

So a Recap of 2015… Well for me the year started off by seeing in the New Year celebrations in Liverpool, UK with my BFF of 28 years, with her family & friends – a mad & fun loving lot that I wish I could hang out with more often if it wasn’t so damn far to come visit…



 Then next up I headed over to Ireland with my mom to visit her childhood hometown & family, I hadn’t been here since I was 6 yrs old… And it turned out to be a really special time to share with my mom, as she reminisced and talked about her childhood memories as we were sightseeing – it definitely was a totally different way of life back in the 1930s & 40s


“Shannon Airport”


After nearly two weeks around the Southern Ireland charm it was back to London… to say cheerio to my niece, and other family n friends…


“The London Underground” img_0251

Then it was back Down-under to OZ – to the heat, reality & work… but also after being away for nearly 3 months I was really looking forward to seeing my son and my dog again! 


In hindsight it was a great trip, even with a few bad moments thrown in… It is a trip I wish I could do every year to see my family & dear friends, come on Lotto!

The rest of my year was filled with an emotional and educational growth


 In Poetry I spread my wings more this Year… as I entered into the “NaPoWriMo Challenge” in April; I became apart of a Team on Facebook via my friend Angel Poet called “Poetry In Motion” – which ran weekly Poetry Challenges & I also helped administrate a New Blog called “Vagrant Poetry” via Facebook & WordPress set up via my friend Shawn D. Standfast.

Poetry In Motion =  Facebook

Vagrant PoetryFacebook | Twitter | Google+ | WordPress



I also took on further studies in my Nursing career towards becoming a Registered Nurse and made some New friends along the way!


My Goodreads Reading Challenge was to read 104 Books, which I achieved and surpassed by reading 140 Books all up – the list of these books read are below!

My favourite all up read in 2015 would have to be the “Demonica” Series by Author Larissa Ione – it goes into really interesting concepts about The Apololypse, The Four Horsemen, Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons lots of different types, Good vs Evil etc as well as being based around great story lines about finding your soul-mate and falling in love, but I found it enlightening and a thought provoking read!


Fiction Books:

  • Welcome to Alegria: Catherines Story by Craig G. Berry
  • The Rosie Project & The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
  • The Raven & The Prince by Sylvian Reynard
  • Tempt Me Like This & All I ever need is you by Bella Andre
  • Reckless in love  & Breathless in love by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully
  • Searching for beautiful & Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst
  • Chasing Me, Beg Me, Play Me & Catch Me by Jennifer Probst
  • The Tantric Principle, Holiday Hoax, Executive Seduction by Jennifer Probst
  • Heart of Steel; Sex, Lies and Contracts by Jennifer Probst
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst & others
  • Servicing the Target, Master of the Dark Side & Simon says Mine by Cherise Sinclair
  • Valentine One Kings Way, Hero & Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young
  • Confess, Never Never by Colleen Hoover
  • The Saint, The King, The Virgin & The Queen by Tiffany Reisz
  • Just one taste, You Only Love Twice, Luscious & Master No by Lexi Blake
  • Nobody’s Dream by Kallypso Masters
  • Wicked Series: Books 1 to 10 by Shayla Black
  • His to Take by Shayla Black
  • The Bold & The Dominant by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabella LaPearl
  • Their Virgin Mistress by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
  • The Chalet, The Enticement, The Collar, The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me
  • Mastered Series: Books 1 – 6 by Sierra Cartwright
  • 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle One: 1-4
  • 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Two: 5-8
  • Demonica Series: Books 1 – 11.7 by Larissa Ione
  • Need You Now by Lisa Renee Jones
  • The First Nighty by Lexi Blake & MJ Rose
  • Fire Down Below by Debra Anastia
  • Grey by EL James
  • Captivated by you by Sylvia Day
  • Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
  • The Woman who stole my Life by Marian Keyes
  • Rosie Dunne & The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahearn
  • It started with Paris by Cathy Kelly
  • My Mothers Secret by & If you were me by Sheila O’Flanagan
  • Schooled, Unravelled & Caged by Lorelei James
  • Sinners at the Altar by Olivia Cunning
  • Screwdrived, Mai Tai’d Up & Last Call by Alice Clayton
  • The Redhead Plays Her Hand by Alice Clayton
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  • The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons
  • Stripped by Jasinda Wilder
  • Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
  • The Girl in the Spiders Web by David Lagercrantz
  • Coming Down by Marie Coulson
  • Seeking her by Cora Carmack
  • Memorial by Joseph A. Pinto & Nina D’Aracangela
  • Heart of Atlantis by Deidre Meyrick
  • The Espionage Effect & No Wedding Series: Books 1-4.5 by Kat & Stone Bastion
  • First Encounters by Charming Man
  • Aphodites Fire by SJ Warner
  • TouchStone for ever by Sydney Jamesson
  • Holiday Heat by Cameron Lincoln
  • Second Chance by Allyson Sinclair
  • Her Name is James by CJ Heath
  • Stranded at New Year by Grace Harper
  • The Enrapturing Attraction by AJ Walters
  • Masquerade by CP Mandara & others
  • As Natural As Breathing by Thianna D
  • Outback Housecall by Mark D. Davis
  • Roman by Kimber S. Dawn
  • Corrupted Desires: A Dark Erotic Anthology by Carrie Anne Ward & others
  • Sexy Holiday Bites: Anthology of Erotica by Suzy Ayers & others

Non-Fiction Books:

  • Natural Born Keller by Amanda Keller
  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
  • Dear Fatty by Dawn French

Poetry Books:

  • The Portable Henry Rollins by Henry Rollins – Brilliant & powerful read!!!
  • Taboo (Revised Edition) by PJ Bayliss
  • Lullabies by Lang Leav
  • 2011 by Shawn L Bird
  • Nothing Left to Lose by Natasha Head
  • Naked Human by Christopher Poindexter
  • Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet
  • Lust & Lace by SJ Warner
  • Delicious Just Deserts by Lisa Fulham
  • Poetic Art of Seduction by Clarissa O Clemens
  • Me, Myself & I by Zoey Hart
  • RUMI’s Little Book of Life by RUMI


#Favourite “WEBSITES”:



Pen of the Damned





#Favourite “QUOTES” in 2015:


# “MOVIES” seen in 2015:

  • Selma
  • Burnt
  • Taken 3
  • American Sniper
  • Still Alice
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Run All Night
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Cobbler
  • Insurgent
  • The Water Diviner
  • Tracers
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Aloha
  • Madame Bovary
  • Ant-man
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • Last Cab to Darwin
  • The Dressmaker
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • The Intern
  • Sicario
  • The Martian
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Room
  • The Walk
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Daddy’s Home


# “MUSIC” in 2015:


  • Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
  • The Libertines Anthems for a Doomed Youth
  • Bjork Vulnicura
  • Sia 1000 Forms of Fear
  • Bernard Fanning Departures
  • The Audrey’s Between last night & us
  • The Waifs Up all night
  • Missy Higgins OZ
  • Ed Sheeran X

Checked out:

  • Adele 25
  • Joanna Newsom – Divers & The Milk-Eyed Mender
  • Natalie PrassNatalie Prass
  • Julia Holter – Have you in my wilderness
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes
  • Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
  • Tame Impala Currents


# “ART” purchased in 2015:


A painting done by the talented Mr. Benjamin Prewitt for my “Niece’s Wedding Gift”   – I actually flew into Portland, Orgeon, USA and got to meet the Artist and view some of his other amazing works!

Benjamin Prewitt – An Evolution of Art


# “CAMPAIGNS” supported in 2015:



The World Is A Circle…


This picture recalls memories to me from my childhood… and the Lyrics to a song that I use to love to sing and dance to…

The World is a circle without a beginning and nobody knows where the circle ends


The song is from a motion picture soundtrack called “Lost Horizon” made in 1973…


It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was performed by Liv Ullmann (Dubbed by Diana Lee), Bobby Van and some children.

My 2013 Year in Review…


2013 has been a big year where my world just keeps on growing…. I started this Blog, got back into writing Poetry, continued my Studies in Nursing, Connected with some amazing people across the five oceans (with some I am hoping to meet face to face in 2014)…. plus some significant people from my past, lost a few dear loved ones who’s journey has left this world…, had a few new life’s born into our family, had a few loved ones had major surgery and illness…..and throughout all of this I’ve danced, sung songs (badly so I’ve been informed), laughed, cried, loved, lost and got back up again!


And whilst sitting here on New Years Eve and in the theme of my Blog….below are my Top Reads, Music most listened too, Poetry & Poets found, plus some Fan Fiction, and some Movies I’ve watched n enjoyed throughout 2013!


My Top 5 Reads of 2013:

  1. Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
  2. Forged in Dreams & Magick by Kat Bastion
  3. The Sullivan Series by Bella Andre
  4. Masters of the Shadowlands Series by Cherise Sinclair
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Debut Novels + New Authors to watch – (They are all on Amazon):

  • The Muse Unlocked by Chris Kuhn
  • Out on Business by Lisa Fulham
  • Perfect Pleasures by Cameron Lincoln
  • TouchStone for Play by Sydney Jamesson
  • An Acute Arraction by AJ Walters
  • Finding Loves Wings by Zoey Derrick
  • Starstruck by Paige Thomas
  • Snow, a winters romance by Mark Davis
  • Saviour by Lesley Jones
  • Cougar Diaries Series by Aoife Brennan
  • Restraint by PJ Bayliss


Stunning Artwork



Some Exquisite Poetry:

# You can click on their Names to read their entry in a “Poetry Challenge” I ran and/or on their Blog name to view their Blogs…

# Also here is a Poem I wrote this year in a “Poetry Challenge” held by V0Ella



Music enjoyed:

# Albums:

  • Ed Sheeran – +
  • Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • REM – Around the Sun
  • The Killers – Age & Day
  • Muse – The Resistance
  • Powderfinger – Fingerprints & Footprints
  • Coldplay – Mylo Xylto
  • Yael Naiim – Yael Naiim
  • Sia – Best of…
  • Crayola Lectern – The Fall and Rise Of…

# Songs:

  • The Waifs – London Still
  • The Audrey’s – Oh Honey, Don’t change
  • The Lumineers – Hey Ho
  • Lorde – Royals, Team
  • London Grammer – Hey Now, Strong
  • Florence + The Machine – Spectrum, Never let me go, You’ve got the love
  • Birds of Tokyo – Lanterns & This Fire
  • Regina Spektor – On the Radio, Fidelity
  • Lisa Mitchell – Edge of my dreams, Clean white love, Oh! Hark!
  • Kate Miller-Heike – The last day on earth, Caught in the crowd, Sarah
  • Goyte – Somebody that I use to know, Heart’s a Mess
  • Birdy – Wings, Skinny Love, People,e help people
  • Pomplamoose – If you think you need some lovin, Another Day, Vie En Rose
  • Feist – 1234, I feel it all
  • Little Birdy – Bodies, Summarise, Hairdo
  • Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
  • The Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love, The littlest birds
  • Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane, For you, Hold On
  • The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine, C’est La Mort, Falling
  • Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait, The Cave, Little Lion Man
  • Alabama Shakes – Hold On
  • Beth Orton – Stolen Car, She cries your name
  • Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran – Everything has changed
  • Christina Perri – Arms
  • Paramore – The only exception, Decode, I Caught Myself
  • The Killers – Mr. Brightside, Somebody told me, Runaways
  • Muse – Starlight, Madness
  • The Fray – Love Don’t Die
  • Imagine Dragons – Demons
  • John Legend – All of Me


Movies watched:

  • The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man III
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Elysium
  • Flight
  • The Call
  • Pacific Rim
  • Identity Thief
  • Heat


Fan Fiction read:

# Random Cran (Miss Cranberry)

# Morgan Locklear (MOG)

# MeilleurCafe (SerendipitousMC)

# MG2112 (Avi Footwear Goddess)

# Sweet Dirty Draco

# Gothic Temptress (Blantant Oddities)

# Raum (Raum Tweet)

# Anais Mark

# Writing Babe

# Mostly a Lurker

# Cosmogirl7481

# Sydney Alice

# Silly Bella

# Just Duckie

# Anna Lund

# Deb24601

# Jaxon22

# The Fic Chick

# TKegl

# Vancouver Canuck Girl

# Ms Kathy

# Sunflower Queen

# Afonz





Words on Books & Music…



Over the past 12 months or so I have really enjoyed some of the Books that I have read where the Author has put out a list of Music that goes along with the Story….I find this a great concept as it can intensify the feeling of a scene in the Book! I have also got to discover some great Music as well that I had not heard of before!



# Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer 🎶 Music from these Books are:

“I can’t write without music. This, combined with the fact that writing Twilight was a very visual, movie-like experience, prompted me to collect my favorite Twilightsongs into a sort of soundtrack for the book. This list is not chiseled in granite; it transforms now and again. But, for the moment, here’s the music I hear in my head while reading the book.”  ~ by Author, Stephanie Meyer


Aurhor, Stephanie Meyer’s playlist she hears whilst reading the Books:


  • “Why Does it Always Rain on Me?” — Travis
  • “Creep” [radio edit] — Radiohead
  • “In My Place” — Coldplay
  • “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” — My Chemical Romance
  • “With You” [reanimation remix] — Linkin Park
  • “By Myself” — Linkin Park
  •  “Dreaming” — OMD
  • “Please Forgive Me” — David Gray
  • “Here With Me” — Dido
  • “Time is Running Out” — Muse
  • “Tremble for My Beloved” — Collective Soul
  •  “Dreams” — The Cranberries
  •  “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” — Billy Joel

New Moon:

  • “Do you realize?” – The Flaming Lips (B)
  • “Papercut” – Linkin Park (B)
  • “Hyper Music” – Muse (B)
  • “Apocalypse Please” – Muse (B)
  • “Time Stands Still” – The All-American Rejects (B)
  • “Empty Room” – Marjorie Fair (B)
  • “Unwell” – Matchbox Twenty (B)
  • “Pain” – Jimmy Eat World (B)
  • “Ride” – The Vines (B)
  • “Fix You” – Coldplay (J)
  • “Blueside” – Rooney (B)
  • “Over My Head (Cable Car)” – The Fray (B)
  • “Going Under” – Evanescence (B)
  • “Tautou” – Brand New (B)
  • “Be My Escape” – Relient K (B)
  • “Never Let You Down” – Verve Pipe (J)
  • “Sing For Absolution” – Muse (E)
  • “Ya Mamma” – Fatboy Slim
  • “D.O.A.” – Foo Fighters
  • “Stare” – Marjorie Fair (B)
  • “Memory” – Sugarcult (B)
  • “The Truth About Heaven” – Armor For Sleep (B)
  • “Sound of Pulling Heaven Down” – Blue October (E)


  • “Drag” – Placebo (B)
  • “Hate Me” (radio edit) – Blue October (E)
  • “World Has Turned and Left Me Here” – Weezer (B)
  • “Best I Ever Had” – Vertical Horizon (B)
  • “My Immortal” – Evanescence (B)
  • “Everybody’s Changing” – Keane (B)
  • “Like A Stone” – Audioslave (B)
  • “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” – U2 (B)
  • “Rest In Pieces” – Saliva (B)
  • “Not the One” – Collective Soul (B)
  • “I Miss You” – Blink 182 (B)
  • “Unintended” – Muse (B)
  • “White Flag” – Dido (B)
  • “The Reason” – Hoobastank (E)


  • “Mexican Standoff” — Elbow
  • “Clocks” — Coldplay
  • “Overweight” [radio edit] — Blue October
  • “Hamburg Song” — Keane
  • “Stab My Back” — The All-American Rejects
  • “The Small Print” — Muse
  • “Mr. Brightside” — The Killers
  • “Newborn” — Muse
  • “Love Me Like You” — The Magic Numbers
  • “Vindicated” — Dashboard Confessional
  • “Hysteria” — Muse
  • “Uninvited” — Alanis Morissette
  • “Infra-red” — Placebo
  • “Yes Please” — Muse
  • “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” — Brand New
  • “Luv” — Travis
  • “Blackout” — Muse
  • “It’s A Disaster” — Ok Go
  • “Falling Away With You” — Muse


  • *”This Is How I Disappear” — My Chemical Romance
  • *”Sleep” — My Chemical Romance
  • *”The Well and the Lighthouse” — Arcade Fire

Breaking Dawn:

  • Billy Idol — “White Wedding”
  • Beach Boys — “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  • Muse — “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”
  • Blue October — “Congratulations”
  • Plain White T’s — “Take Me Away”
  • Jack’s Mannequin — “Dark Blue”
  • Coldplay — “No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground”
  • Fuel — “Hemorrhage”
  • Nine Inch Nails — “Down In It”
  • Aerosmith — “What it Takes”
  • Incubus — “Earth to Bella (part 1)”
  • Interpol — “No I in Threesome”
  • Korn — “Twisted Transistor”
  • My Chemical Romance — “The Sharpest Lives”
  • Motion City Soundtrack — “Point of Extinction”
  • TV on the Radio — “Wolf Like Me”
  • R.E.M. — “Accelerate”
  • Jimmy Gnecco — “Someone to Die For”
  • Smashing Pumpkins — “Today”
  • Right Said Fred — “I’m Too Sexy”
  • The Temper Trap — “Sweet Disposition
  • Linkin Park — “Pts. Of Athrty”
  • 3 Doors Down — “Duck and Run”
  • Simon and Garfunkel — “Hazy Shade of Winter”
  • Death Cab for Cutie — “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”
  • Muse — “Intro [Absolution]”
  • Muse — “Take A Bow”
  • Muse — “Assassin”
  • Ok Go — “Invincible”
  • Travis — “Safe”
  • Elbow — “One Day Like This”



# 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy by E. L. James 🎶 Music from these books are:

 Author, EL James states in her Writing Process – ” I often listen to music to evoke a mood – I will listen to the same song over and over again when I am lost in a scene.”


Music mentioned throughout the Books:

50 Shades of Grey:

50 Shades Darker:

Fifty Shades Freed:



# Gabriel’s Series by Sylvain Reynard 🎶 Music from these Books are:

“I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.” ~ by Author, Sylvain Reynard.


Gabriel’s Inferno: Gabriel’s Rapture: Gabriel’s Redemption:

Some of Music is mentioned in the Books ~ Playlist done by Argyle Empire (Elli):

  • Matthew Barber – You and me, And you give, Easily Bruised
  • Dave Matthews Band – Lying in the hands of god, Love of my life, Oh, Lover lay down
  • Diana Krall – Besame mucho, The look of love
  • Yael Naim – Far Far
  • Tori Amos – Past the Mission
  • Hem – Half Acre, Idle
  • Nine Inch Nails – Closer, Hurt
  • Sting – Moonlight, Until, Mad about you, Jerusalem, I’m lost without you, My one and only love, The secret marriage, Mad about you
  • Mozart – Lacrimosa, Alleluia
  •  Johnny Cash – Hurt
  • The Pogues – Fairytales of New York
  • Andrea Bocelli – Sogno
  • Norah Jones – Come Away with me, Don’t Know Why
  • Coldplay – The Scientist
  • Chopin – Nocturne No.
  • Edith Piaf – Non, je ne regrette rien,  La Vie en Rose
  • Mediæval Bæbes – Gaudete
  • Loreena McKennitt- Dante’s Prayer, The Tempest
  • Sarah McLachlan – Wintersong
  • Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • The Police – Message In A Bottle, King of pain
  • Peter Gabriel – Book of love, Blood of Eden
  • Miles Davis – Kind of Blue, Blue in Green
  • Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves
  • Frank Sinatra – I’ve got you under my skin
  • Giuseppe Verdi : Requiem : Dies irae
  • Marc Cohn – True Companion
  • Dean Martin – Return To Me
  • Cantata Nº 208, ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’, BWV 208
  • Celtic Woman 1/4 – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – May It Be – Wealthy Widow – The Butterfly
  • Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleepers wake
  • Adele – Lovesong
  • Tony Bennett – My Romance
  • Bruno Mars – Marry You, Talking to the moon
  • Ashes Remain-Everything Good
  • Enigma – Je T’aime Till My Dying Day
  • Carolina Liar – Show Me What I’m Looking For
  • Josh Groban – To Where You Are, When you say you love me
  • The Lovetones – Love And Redemption
  • Sarah Mclachlan – 10 Ice-cream, Hold on
  • Tracy Chapman – The Promise
  • BLUE RODEO – lost together
  • Sean Hayes – Powerful Stuff
  • Peter Katz- Posters
  • Otis Redding – These arms of mine, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, When a man loves a woman
  • The Lovetones  – This Great Romance
  • Puccini’s – Madama Butterfly
  • Bruce Cockburn – Mango
  • Giovanni Allevi – II bacio
  • Heather Nova – Paper Cup
  • Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  • Vivaldi’s Rain – Becoming Jane
  • Ella Fitzgerald sings So in Love by Cole Porte
  • Maxwell – Pretty Wings
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • John West-Loved You tonight
  • Needtobreathe – A Place Only You Can Go
  • Matt Hammitt – All of Me
  • Diana Damrau – Alleluja (Exsultate jubilate, KV 165)
  • Jason Mraz I’m Yours
  • Machael Bublé – The Way You Look Tonight
  • Florence + The Machine – Never Let Me Go
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Turn your lights down low
  • Chris Isaak and Michael Buble – Sway
  • The Killers – All the pretty faces
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  • Simple Minds – Don’t You
  • Marc Cohn – True Campanion
  • Buena Vista Social Club – Pueblo Nuevo
  • Rachmaninoff Prelude in C sharp mino
  • Peggy Lee – Fever
  • Arcade Fire – Intervention
  • Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Chopin – Nocturne Op. 9 n. 2 (Maurizio Pollini)


Words on my Playlist…


“MUSIC speaks what cannot be expressed

soothes the mind and gives it rest

heals the heart and makes it whole

flows from the heaven to the Soul

image # Some favourite songs on my Playlist 2012-2013:

  • Missy Higgins – Steer, 100 around the bends, Scar, Nightminds, Where I Stood, The Special Two, Sound of White, Don’t Ever, Any day now, Katie
  • Sarah Blasko – We wont run, Down on love, Bird on a wire, Hold on my heart, All I want, No turning back, Is my baby yours?, Night & Day
  • Adele – Turning Tables, Rolling in the Deep, Set fire to the rain, Lovesong,
  • Alicia Keyes – No one, Fallin’,  If I ain’t got you, Girl on Fire, Superwoman, Empire state of mind
  • Norah Jones – Don’t know why, Turn me on, Come away with me
  • Nelly Furtado – Try
  • Christina Perri – Thousand Years, Arms, Bang Bang Bang
  • Regina Spektor – On the Radio, Fidelity
  • Lisa Mitchell – Edge of my dreams, Clean white love, Oh! Hark
  • Kate Miller-Heike – The last day on earth, Caught in the crowd
  • Katie Noonan – Time to begin, Emperor’s Box, Black hole sun
  • Goyte – Somebody that I use to know, Eyes wide open
  • Paramore – I caught myself, Decode, The only exception
  • The Waifs – London Still
  • The Audrey’s – Oh Honey, Don’t change
  • The Lumineers – Hey Ho
  • Birdy – Skinny Love, What you want, All you never say
  • The Civil Wars – Falling, Poison & Wine, To whom it may concern
  • Pomplamoose – If you think you need some lovin, Another Day, Vie En Rose
  • Feist – 1234, I feel it all, Fire in the water
  • Little Birdys – Bodies, Hairdo, Brother, Summarise
  • Sia – My Love, I’m in here, She Wolfe, Breathe Me, Clap you’re hands, I go to sleep, You’ve changed
  • Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
  • Yael Naim – Far Far, New Soul
  • London Grammer – Hey Now
  • The be good Tanya’s – When Doves Cry, Hello Love, The littlest birds
  • Damien Rice – The blowers daughter
  • Eva Cassidy – Fields of gold, Songbird
  • Charlene Soraia – Wherever you will go, Ghost
  • Sarah McLaughlan – Angel, Possession. Wintersong, Ice cream,
  • Corrine Bailey Rae – Like a star, Is this love?
  • Iron & Wine – Flightless bird – American Mouth, Love vigilantees
  • Angus & Julia Stone – For You, Big Jet Plane, Just a boy, Hold on
  • Bliss – Kissing
  • Enigma – Principles of Lust, Mea Culpa, Age if Innocence
  • Massive Attack – Teardrop
  • Florence & The Machine – Never let me go, You’ve got the love, Dog days are over, No light No light, Spectrum
  • Bjork – Hyperballad, Big time sensuality, Violently Happy, Human Behaviour, Crying, Venus as a boy, There’s more to life than this, Like someone in love, Aeroplane, The Anchor Song, Possibly Maybe, I miss you, It’s Oh So Quiet, Army of Me
  • Portishead – Glory box, Sour times, Numb, Mysterons, Strangers, It could be so sweet, Wandering star
  • Tori Amos – Pretty good year, God, Bells for her, Past the mission, Baker Baker, Cornflake Girl, Caught a light breeze, Father Lucifer,
  • Dido – White flag, Life for rent, Thank you, Here with me, Take my hand, Hunter, Honestly ok, All you want
  • Natalie Merchant – Carnival, Wonder, San Andreas Fault, Jealousy, Beloved Wife
  • Dave Matthews Band – Lying in the hands of god, Love of my life, Lover lay down
  • Matthew Barber – And you give, You & Me, Keep it alive
  • Ed Sheeran – A Team, Lego House, Drunk
  • Coldplay – Don’t panic, Yellow, Parachutes, Daylight, God put a smile upon your face, The Scientist, Clocks, Fix you, Speed of sound, X & Y, Low, A  Message,  Viva la Vida, Paradise
  • Mumford & Sons – Little lion man, The cave, I will wait
  • Evermore – Light surrounding you, Running, Real life, It’s too late, Hey Boys & Girls, Never let you go, For one day
  • The Fray – How to save a life, You found me, Trust me
  • Bernard Fanning – Wish you well, Songbird, Wash me clean, Thrill is gone, Believe, Which way home?, The strangest thing, Battleships
  • REM – Nightswimming, Stand, Everybody Hurts, Day sleeper, What’s the frequency Kenneth, Man on the moon, Losing my religion, Orange Crush, Drive, Try not to breathe, Radio Song, Belong, Half a world away, Me in honey, Crush with eyeliner, I don’t sleep I dream, Bang and blame, It’s the end of the world as we know, the one I love, You are everything, Get up, Orange crush
  • Muse – Supermassive black hole, Starlight, Uprising,
  • Crowded House – Its only natural, Distant Sun, Throw Your Arms Around Me, Into Temptation, When you come, Four Seasons in One day, Private Universe, World Where You Live, Better be home soon, Fall at your feet, Don’t dream it’s over, Weather with you, Something so strong, Mean to me, Locked Out, Sister Madly, Pineapple Head



Words on Australian/ NZ Music

Australian & NZ Singers & Bands I like:-
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The Birthday Party
  • Powderfinger – Bernard Fanning
  • Silverchair
  • The Scientists
  • The Fray
  • Evermore
  • Josh Pyke
  • Missy Higgins
  • Sarah Blasko
  • Lisa Mitchell
  • Sia – Kate Furler
  • The Waifs – Vickki Thorn
  • The Audrey’s – Taasha Coates
  • Little Birdy – Katie Steele
  • Killing Heidi – Ella Hooper
  • Something for Kate
  • Frente – Angie Hart
  • Leonardo’s Bride – Abby Dobson
  • George – Katie Noonan
  • The Clouds – Jodi Phillis
  • Def FX
  • Goyte
  • Crowded House
  • The Divinyls – Chrissie Amphlett
  • Kate Cebrano
  • Vanessa Amorosi
  • Christine Anu
  • Debra Conway
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Brody Dalle
  • Angus & Julia Stone
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead

Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Artist Albums

CD 1:-
1. Powderfinger – My Happiness
2. Midnight Oil – Read About It
3. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
4. Sia – You’ve Changed
5. The Presets – This Boy’s In Love
6. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
7. You Am I – Soldiers
8. Karnivool – Shutterspeed
9. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
10. Sarah Blasko – All I Want
11. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow
13. Hilltop Hoods – The Hard Road
14. Gotye – Learnalilgivinanlovin
15. Regurgitator – ! (Song Formerly Known As)
16. Jet – Take It Or Leave It
17. The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
18. Washington – Rich Kids
19. Machine Gun Fellatio – The Girl Of My Dreams (Is Giving Me Nightmares)
20. Josh Pyke – Memories & Dust
21. Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
CD 2:-
1. Silverchair – Pure Massacre
2. Wolfmother – The Joker & The Thief
3. Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire
4. The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town
5. Cloud Control – Gold Canary
6. Bliss N Eso – The Sea Is Rising (edit off the ending)
7. Missy Higgins – This Is How It Goes
8. The John Butler Trio – Zebra
9. Hunters & Collectors – Say Goodbye
10. Art Vs Science – A.I.M. Fire!
11. Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony
12. The Vines – Get Free
13. Eskimo Joe – Black Fingernails, Red Wine
14. George – Release
15. Pendulum – Watercolour
16. Skyhooks – Living In The 70’s
17. Children Collide – Social Currency
18. Something For Kate – Monsters
19. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
20. The Waifs – London Still
21. Cog – Run
CD 3:-
1. The Living End – Second Solution
2. The Grates – 19-20-20
3. The Cat Empire – Hello
4. Pnau – Baby
5. Cold Chisel – Cheap Wine
6. The Panics – Don’t Fight It
7. Dead Letter Circus – Big
8. Grinspoon – DC X 3
9. The Cruel Sea – Black Stick
10. The Sleepy Jackson – Good Dancers
11. Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys
12. The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac
13. Gypsy & The Cat – The Piper’s Song
14. Hoodoo Gurus – I Want You Back
15. Frenzal Rhomb – Never Had So Much Fun
16. Birds Of Tokyo – Silhouettic
17. Lisa Mitchell – Oh! Hark!
18. Augie March – The Cold Acre
19. Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls – Leaps & Bounds
20. Jebediah – Leaving Home
21. The Butterfly Effect – A Slow Descent