Pre-Britpop fun with Pulp in my B100 favourite songs rundown now, courtesy of 1992 single “O.U.”.Continue reading
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B100: #85 “We Are Your Friends” by Justice vs Simian
France’s second best electronic duo feature now in my B100 favourite songs list, with “We Are Your Friends” by Justice (vs Simian).Continue reading
379 to 50: #12 “Together In Electric Dreams” by Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey
Inspired synth pop synthesis from two genre giants in my favourite songs list: Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey with “Together In Electric Dreams”, their number 3 hit from 1984.
379 to 50: #32 “The Sound Of The Crowd” by The Human League
Synth pop perfection in my top 50 songs rundown, with “The Sound Of The Crowd”, the lead-off single from The Human League‘s “Dare”, their 1981 classic all-conquering album.
Melbourne Director’s Cut: 19th December 2013 to 1st January 2014
After previously posting on this blog a cricket focused shorter account of my time in Melbourne, here’s the more detailed version as originally posted on Tumblr…
I spent a total of two weeks in Melbourne and really enjoyed it there, so consequently this blog will be a bit longer than previous entries. I have split it up into two sections anyway – up to Christmas Day and then from Boxing Day onwards (warning: contains more scenes of England batting collapses, which some readers may find disturbing).
MELBOURNE PART 1: 19TH TO 25TH DECEMBER…
Putting Perth well and truly behind me, I arrived in Melbourne and headed to St Kilda, where I spent 4 nights before later moving on to central Melbourne. St Kilda is a Melbourne neighbourhood about 5 miles or so away from the centre and sits right on a pretty decent beach there, with a range of beachfront bars and restaurants, plus good selections on its main drag too. I was staying in a pretty impressive hotel and St Kilda was a good relaxed vibrant place to start; perhaps reminiscent of Brighton although much smaller and with a much better beach, so maybe not that similar. Well, they both have a pier that has seen better days anyway. It’s also easy to get into Melbourne (and around Melbourne generally) from St Kilda via a tram ride, which was useful as I did venture out of St Kilda most days I was there.