Sometimes I feel like I’m a little behind the rest of the world, when it comes to music consumption. I still spend the majority of my hard-earned money on CDs, and hurry home in anticipation, to sit and listen to them, in full, while devouring the album art and liner notes.
I don’t have to be so wise You’re just my fantasy, and I will fantasise… “Round and Round” Back in Australia for the first time in 25 years, Spandau Ballet had Rod Laver Arena packed out with middle-aged women, their partners, and the occasional young person [like myself, and the two attractive guys in the third row who knew all of the words].
There are only four episodes to go of the amazing Ashes to Ashes, and I’m on the edge of my seat.
The Fratellis are done and dusted, according to NME.com. This saddens me a little, but, you know, these things happen. I was an avid Fratellis fan, but they peaked with their first album, and after the youthful energetic brilliance of Costello Music, their sophomore effort, Here We Stand was something of a disappointment.
There aren’t too many of the original Britpop bands still floating around, but Welsh rockers Stereophonics are still going strong. Selling out the Palace, last Thursday they played to a crowd who appeared to be about 3/4 British [English/Welsh/Scottish] and maybe 1/4 Australian, judging by the roar following charismatic [and tiny] singer Kelly Jones’