Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Should be Dancing, Yeah!

*Joining up with Essentially Jess for IBOT*

With all the horrible things happening in the world today and coverage already everywhere you look (except that there was no mention of this other tragedy today on mainstream media), I felt like a lighter note was needed tonight.  So I went to the one thing that can last as little as three minutes and stay in your memories forever.  No, I'm not talking about the first time you did the hoochie coochie (you filthy, minded people), I'm talking about music.

One of my resolutions in the new year was to listen to more live music.  Not just the big concerts but the unknown band at the local pub (wish I had one of those), the blues music at festivals (though it doesn't look good for me getting to the Broadbeach Blues Festival in May) and the talented strummer at our favourite restaurant.

Though I have a terrible memory for most things, I can remember words to songs that are sometimes thirty or forty years old.  Just don't ask me to sing them at Karaoke, I suck (except when I'm singing in the car by myself, of course).

So in the spirit of spreading some good feelings among the peoples, here's a very eclectic mix of old faves that come to mind - it might not be the best music in history, but it makes me feel good - Enjoy!

Sunnyboys - Alone With You (one my early crushes)

Radiators - Coming Home (saw this band more times than any other ... so far)

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Get Always Get What You Want (the best rock band in the universe, I've seen them twice over 20 years and my dying wish would be to see them in London)

Cat Empire - Days Like These (discovered by yours truly and sisters at The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay - well that's our story anyway, we even have their first home made CD to prove it)

Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry (the original and the best)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime (perfection)

Edith Piaf (The Little Sparrow) - La vie en rose

Daddy Cool - Eagle Rock (the family song)

Queen - Somebody to Love (the best concert I've ever been to)

The Doors - People Are Strange (this man was truly beautiful)

Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart (sound isn't great but love the film clip, love her)


  1. Love it Becky! Some times you really do need to just dance it out.

  2. That is an eclectic selection!!! Janis Joplin's Piece of My Heart was the first song I always put on the jukebox wherever I could find it. I remember the old Oxford Hotel in Newtown had it. I associate it with Sunday arvos, sticky carpet and playing pool.


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