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Readers: 73884
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Articles: 410
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My WeekendNotes - 410
So, we've had red songs and blue songs, and those lists were not too bad to collate. Well, now we come to some issues. S... [more]
Some time ago I bought and reviewed a copy of Dyson Stringer Cloher, an album that I really enjoyed, and which I bought ... [more]
All right, I am going to continue my look at colour songs following the red list with this one – the colour Blue. N... [more]
I've been trying to work out how to do a column about songs with colours in the title for well over a month. This was a ... [more]
I went to the opening night of a play recently. It was the first play I have been to in quite a few years, so I was look... [more]
22/04/2021 - 08/05/2021
I woke up this morning and discovered that my favourite songwriter of all time has passed away. Jim Steinman (Novembe... [more]
On April 25 of every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the disastrous attack on the Gallipoli ... [more]
I recently mentioned that I am being dragged into a world of dating, and so the first thing I look for physically is the... [more]
I have been dragged kicking and screaming back into the world of dating. After being single for a while, some friends ha... [more]
Regular readers know of my love for big dumb films and the recent revival of the "Monsterverse" from the Legendary studi... [more]
Producing and promoting a movie has got to be one of the most financially risky ventures. It seems that unless it has 'M... [more]
Regular readers will no doubt be aware that I really like singer-songwriters, and that for the past few years I have bee... [more]
Another book by Sakshi Narula! She has been quite prolific with her releases recently, and the more I read, the more I h... [more]
As some readers have pointed out to me, I have a little thing for cover songs and different versions of classic tracks a... [more]
Okay, I'm going to make an admission – I didn't actually mind the film Justice League that came out in 2017. However, it... [more]
Sometimes I order things on the spur of the moment, then forget about them, so I am pleasantly surprised when I get a pa... [more]
Another day, and another great of Australian music has been taken from us. Doug Parkinson (30 October, 1946 to March 15... [more]
Last year, I bought an album called Don't Waste Your Anger by The Smith Street Band, an album that I really liked. Every... [more]
Okay, I'm not sure how this happened, but for the second time in two months, I am reviewing a Bruce Willis film about Br... [more]
On the first of March, 2021, Australian music lost one of its stalwarts, a man who championed local music, was a promote... [more]
Over the course of three long columns I discussed the amazing music that was released in 1991. 1991 was the last year of... [more]
After the songs of 1991 and the cover songs of 1991, the third in my list of songs from 1991 – the Australian collection... [more]
Following on from the songs of 1991 comes the cover songs of 1991! As I said in that first column, there were a huge num... [more]
30 years ago! How did that happen? 1991 is a difficult year in music. Not because of the dearth of tracks worth liste... [more]
Lately, there have been several discussions about what makes someone a hero in society. Front-line medical workers come ... [more]
It has been an interesting thing that, recently, my most popular columns have been the number songs. Counting from one t... [more]
I've said in reviews past that I have a liking for a certain mindless entertainment. I have also more than once fois... [more]
My son's birthday is February, a few days after Valentine's Day. Yeah, what a Valentine's that was! Now, I have mentione... [more]
Okay, it's Valentine's time of the year. Apparently, it is compulsory to do a themed column at this time, and in the pas... [more]
Following the death of Sean Connery last year, I wanted to rank the James Bond films he starred in, because, to me, he i... [more]
I recently looked back 20 years at the songs of 2001 and that seemed to be quite interesting for people. Well, I decided... [more]
In my efforts to make myself feel old while writing columns for Weekend Notes, I like looking back at the music from whe... [more]
In my recent column on the best Australian songs of the 1960s, I mentioned that one of the Easybeats songs I put in that... [more]
I saw a number of films at the cinema in 2001, the early years of my marriage. You know, the date night sort of thing. I... [more]
2001. The year of a space odyssey. Apparently. But it is worth remembering that 2001 was now twenty years ago. People bo... [more]
A reader request! Following on from the recent finalisation of Brexit, with the United Kingdom leaving the EU, England i... [more]
Last year, I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Lover: The Art Of Staying Lost, Book One by Sakshi Narula and ... [more]
Australia Day currently takes place on January 26th. There has been some controversy about it in recent years, and what ... [more]
It's time for me to look back on the songs of the previous year and put forth my opinion as to which were the best. 2020... [more]
For those unaware, I am hoping to make a living as a writer. Not only through sites like WeekendNotes, but as a writer o... [more]
I am a lover of stories. I prefer my songs to have good lyrics, I like my writing to be about something happening (not j... [more]
My last numbers column… for the time being! I have reached the end of my admittedly limited knowledge base. Yes, after t... [more]
It's summer here in Australia, and already we have had a few very warm days, but the Bureau of Meteorology has warned th... [more]
I sort of struggled with my number songs lists. The feedback has been positive for the previous entries (one, two, three... [more]
Just recently, I have been giving lists of songs to help motivate people to exercise, including jumping and running and ... [more]
With South Australia open up to intra-state tourists and even some interstate visitors hitting our shores, it seems a lo... [more]
Following on from my column on songs about exercise and then the off-shoot songs about jumping, I have the third in my e... [more]
Following on from my songs about exercising column, I said I was going to do two more columns. This is the first of thos... [more]
The world of classic rock'n'roll and the Mersey sound has lost a unique voice. On January 3, 2021, Gerry Marsden, lea... [more]
The start of a new year has come upon us. And with the start of a year, so many people make resolutions, especially in t... [more]
The end of the year looms nigh. And, with so many places still in lockdown, this means that most people will be partying... [more]
Regular readers are no doubt aware that I am something of fan of The Beatles. And a few of my columns have also indicate... [more]
I received a request on Twitter last week. This person – who I do not know – said they agreed with my list of non-Christ... [more]
I was not going to do a song list about having holidays or going on holidays or anything like that when half the world i... [more]
These ranking lists seem to be quite popular. Music and movies, it seems people like to hear someone's take. And with th... [more]
Back in August, with less than a day's notice, Taylor Swift dropped probably the best album of her career thus far: folk... [more]
So, the feedback was relatively positive for my ranking lists (missing a Billy Joel album notwithstanding). As such, I t... [more]
The mandatory Christmas list! Now, recently, the song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' was voted as the best modern ... [more]
To my mind, this time of the year is not about anything religious because there are too many religions and there are a l... [more]
I have mentioned in previous years how Christmas is not my favourite time of the year. I find the crass commercialism ve... [more]
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