All posts tagged: music

Magical Music: Thundercat – Them Changes

This song has probably sampled an unbelievable amount of soul and funk greats, which is probably why I love it so much. I can almost see the musos wince at the thought, but I’m no purist and think this song is totally delectable. I first heard it on 6Music a while back and took note of the name. As usual, I forgot about trying to find it straight away and it wasn’t until a recent trawl through Spotify that I came across it again. It suits my mood perfectly today. Laid back, relaxed, happy and ready for a fun weekend of activities ahead. Happy Friday ya’ll. Thundercat – Them Changes

Magical Music: Todd Terje & Prins Thomas – Reinbagan

One of the most satisfying days of the week, Friday signals a time to wind down, relax and enjoy some hobby time. Today is no different – it’s the end of another busy week in the office and to be honest I’m looking forward to my day off before launching back into another busy week of work on Sunday! I’m about to head out for one of my solo dinners in Melbourne CBD and have listened to this song a couple of times today. It sums up my mood perfectly – sleepy and in need of a bit of fun, but lazy fun. It is taking me back to Bestival in 2007 when I first heard Norwegian DJ Todd Terje. Having just met my ex boyfriend of 6 years for the first time, we danced in the sunshine and sipped on pear cider whilst listening to Eurodans played by one of my favourite DJ’s, Greg Wilson. Ever since that sunny day, I have been in awe of Todd and always listen to his music when …

A Song and Dance at the Microsoft Apartment

Last week I attended a very exciting event at the Microsoft Apartment in Victoria – a panel discussion with music leaders from Deezer, the Music Managers’ Forum (MMF) and the Featured Artists’ Coalition (FAC), as well as Dave Rowntree from Blur and Nate James, who talked about how technology has changed the way he makes music before singing us a couple of songs to close the event. I seemed to be one of the only people in the room who didn’t work in the music industry, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have an interest in it. Believe it or not I moved to London 9 years ago with the intention of becoming a music journalist when I finished university. But life’s rich tapestry wove a different path for me and I never ended up fulfilling that dream. Fast forward years and I’m quite happy with being a consumer of music, rather than working in the industry. It is still incredibly important to me and the event really got me thinking about how much the …

Vintage at Goodwood

For those of you who know me, you’ll know that my boyfriend is a part of the team that set up and worked on Vintage at Goodwood. So from the word go I knew all of the goings on behind the scenes. It was an exciting year in the lead up to the first event. Throughout the year I learned that there would be an arena for each different era, from the 1940’s to 1980’s. I also learned that there would be a pop up high street, the first of it’s kind and 200 + market stalls selling the finest Vintage clothing. This was to be the largest vintage market in the world! The attention to detail was fascinating – as I sat observing a meeting for all of the curators in our kitchen a couple of months before, I realised that this event could possibly be the best I’ll ever experience. The idea, for someone like me who loves Vintage but not one specific era is great because it allowed me to meander around …