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Readers: 225369
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Articles: 600
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My WeekendNotes - 600
Some time ago, I did a column where I listed songs with the names of females in the title, from A to Z. Since then, I ha... [more]
Fame. It seems to be the ultimate goal for many. Some prefer to be famous for utilising their skills to stand out; other... [more]
In my music columns, I have occasionally mentioned Elvis Presley. When you look at the history of rock and pop, somehow ... [more]
Recently, I was asked to put together a video for a friend. But he didn't want it to be longer than two minutes because ... [more]
It has not been a good week for Australian musicians. Archie Roach, Judith Durham and now Olivia Newton-John have all pa... [more]
In the past 10 years, my television watching has diminished markedly. I do not have any subscription or Pay-TV services;... [more]
The second of my columns about the music of 1992, this time looking at the cover versions that were rife at the time. So... [more]
I've done a list on songs about Queens and songs about Kings. Well, following those, it is only fair that I do the other... [more]
Well, this is depressing. 1992 is now 30 years ago! I'm sorry, how did that happen? And it's not like 1992 was a minor y... [more]
I've noticed that my worst columns for views tend to be album and book reviews. That is the reason I have done very few ... [more]
From the mid-1990s into the 2000s, Grinspoon was an Australian band that released some good songs and was really incredi... [more]
Kat Greta is a drummer from Victoria. And? you might ask.Well, she is far more than that. She is a multi-instrumentalist... [more]
Some time ago, I wrote a column about queens. At the time, I was asked about songs about kings, and I told the person I ... [more]
Price is a pleasant town on the Yorke Peninsula, and on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of August, 2022, the township wil... [more]
06/08/2022 - 07/08/2022
It's been a while since I've done one of these, but this one hits me a little close to home. James Caan has passed aw... [more]
The fifth and final column a topic that is probably starting to wear a little thin by about now. But the music has been ... [more]
Following my last column, a second reader request. Her rationale was that in times of lockdown, we all become our own li... [more]
A reader request, which I haven't done in a while. Songs about secrets are rather common. A lot of songs about infide... [more]
The fourth column on a topic that, according to feedback from the first few columns, is one people have been waiting for... [more]
I was given the opportunity to see the screener for this documentary, and with my love for the history of music, I thoug... [more]
01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
In the 1960s, Australian television was dominated by shows from the USA and UK. Local TV was regional or based on being ... [more]
01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
I think I need to explain the title before anything else. Of course songs not in English chart in countries all over the... [more]
I recently got to talking to some family members about their holiday plans next summer they are going on a cruise! Sou... [more]
The third column on a topic that is one of the largest I have tackled in doing this for Weekend Notes, about that round ... [more]
On June 18, 2022, Sir Paul McCartney turns 80 years old. 80 years old, and for more than 60 of those years, the man h... [more]
On June 18, 2022, Sir Paul McCartney turns 80 years old. 80 years old, and for more than 60 of those years, the man h... [more]
Some time ago I did a list of songs based on place names and an online acquaintance told me off for not including her ho... [more]
As I type this, England (and, I guess, the extended Commonwealth) is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth... [more]
Recently I did a look at the songs of 1962. I was asked about a number of other years I have yet to look at, and decided... [more]
The second column for a long-overdue request from a regular reader and commenter, about that large hunk of rock that cir... [more]
It's getting to a point where I don't like clicking on the newsfeed when a famous person's name appears. Vangelis (Ev... [more]
When it comes to meteorological phenomena, I don't think there are any events that some songwriter somewhere has not wri... [more]
It's hard to believe that 1962 was 60 years ago. Well, I wasn't born then, but, still, 60 years since this rather pivota... [more]
I have had the chance over recent months to see three movies. I saw them in the theatre and did not plan to write major ... [more]
This was a request from over a year ago, but I was not sure how to tackle such a huge topic. It took a deal of judicious... [more]
We're about to get meta! I was challenged on Twitter to write a list about songs about lists. Not songs that were jus... [more]
In the 1980s there was one song you could guarantee was going to be played at a Blue Light Disco 'Tainted Love' by Sof... [more]
Last year I stumbled across the singer DiElle and her trio, from the United Kingdom, while scouring through BandCamp. I ... [more]
Some time ago I did a column of female names from A to Z. So, it's about time I did one for the male names. I have ... [more]
Some time ago I reviewed an album in tribute to David McComb. Truckload Of Sky: The Lost Songs Of David McComb Vol.1 (20... [more]
At the request of a relative, this is a column I have tried to time with a certain time of the year in mind. I have only... [more]
A bit of news sort of flew under the radar recently to many. Me included. Buried by the ridiculous Oscar slap between tw... [more]
My neighbour sort of suggested this. I'm something of an insomniac and when she saw me up and about at the crack of dawn... [more]
On April 9, 2022, Chris Bailey, a stalwart of Australian music, passed away at the age of 65. Who was Chris Bailey? C... [more]
A column from a reader request. This reader comments on and shares my columns on Twitter, so when she asked if I could d... [more]
This is the final of my four columns about the cardinal points of the compass. And, yes, I am serious when I say this se... [more]
This is the third of four columns about the cardinal points of the compass. As I have said, this suggestion came from a ... [more]
The second of four columns about the cardinal points of the compass. As I said last time, this came from a person on Twi... [more]
The first of four columns about the cardinal points of the compass. This came from a person on Twitter, who convinced me... [more]
Well, I finally got around to watching a film. We'll get to that, but I discussed this film with a friend and whinged it... [more]
So, just as a palate-cleanser following songs about crying and songs about tears, I thought I'd finish with songs about ... [more]
Following on from my column about crying, I now present you with one about tears. There is a third in the series to come... [more]
This is probably a sad thing to be doing a column about crying, to be followed by one about tears and one about not cryi... [more]
Many songs very many songs, a huge number of songs are love songs. It might be love for a person, for something not ... [more]
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of the music by Australian alt. country duo Racing Birds. And about now a ... [more]
Songwriters write songs about all manner of subjects, from the abstract to the concrete, from personal stories to genera... [more]
It is always a pleasant surprise when an album I forgot I had pre-ordered turns up, and even more pleasant when that alb... [more]
This is my second Bryan Adams new release review for WeekendNotes. The last one, back in 2019, was a strong album that s... [more]
In writing my columns, I come across a few tidbits of information regarding songs that occasionally surprises me. I have... [more]
On the heels of last year's Next Fall, I was invited along to the opening night of the latest play from director Darrin ... [more]
08/03/2022 - 20/03/2022
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