Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Hottest 100 day!

Here in Australia it's our national day of celebration, however for a few of us we celebrate the Triple J Hottest 100 instead.

I admit I am via bias to Triple J having been a fan most of my life and also having worked for the ABC for many years. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about Triple J is the youth radio station of the countries big broadcaster ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - or the aussie version of the BBC or ABC (usa). From memory its been going for about 20 years where the nation votes the best songs released for the previous year. Hence the countdown being held today will be voting on the best songs released in 2010. From what I last heard the poll attracts over a million votes via web and SMS voting. So in honor of this great day I'm heading to a BBQ to hear the coundown with friends.

Happy Triple J day.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back to the laptop

Ok.... so I've been on a bit of break over the last few months, but I'm finally back at the keyboard.

And as a good start to the year I spent last night dancing to an amazing band called the Barons of Tang, a gypsy deathcore band. As we all know I adore different music and this melbourne band was no different. With a combination of musical styles that blend seamlessly into one including Tango, Rockabilly, Metal and Gypsy the use of massive horn arrangements, wicked guitar and amazing double bass playing it was hard to not want to dance around the very small venue we ended up in. Needless to say Bar Open is a great (if not small) venue which really puts you in the music as it swirls around you tempting you to dance and give into the amazing talents of the performers.

So if you get a chance to see this band its a must but be ready for an eclectic mix of sounds (and fans).

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