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V is for Via Chicago

Posted in A to Z, Family History, History, Music with tags , , , , on July 14, 2016 by EnglishStreet

imageToday marks 15 years since I married the love of my life. 15 years.

2001, the year Wikipedia was founded, the year Windows XP was released, George W Bush rose to power, John Howard retained and the Twin Towers fell. We lost George Harrison, Nigel Hawthorne, Joey Ramone and Douglas Adams.

I was a mere 20 year old for all bar 15 days of 2001, and despite ‘wise’ folks saying we were too young, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m glad she agreed to come for the journey too! Continue reading

MN is for a lapse in posting

Posted in A to Z, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by EnglishStreet

I’ve been getting a little behind in my A to Z project over the last couple of days so I’m going to double post and combine my Ms and Ns. Besides, they look and sound alike anyway.

So what better way to get into it than with the Muppets. On (I’m pretty sure) the first sgow came one of the most iconic skits – Mna Mna (or Munah Munah, Manah Manah or Mah Na Mah Na). The song was apparently originally written for the soundtrack to a soft-core porn movie (Going to have to close comments for this post now aren’t I?).

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Not another Wilco post

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 27, 2011 by EnglishStreet

Last Friday (it is Tuesday today, I think?) the new Wilco album, The Whole Love (I still think I like the working title more – Get Well Soon Everyone),  made it’s debut in Australia.  It was followed on Saturday in New Zealand then on Monday in much of Europe, and has in the last few hours gone on sale in the US 12:01am Tuesday I guess). Continue reading

A Musical Journey – Part 4 – Oh No, Not You Again.

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by EnglishStreet

In this fourth and final installment, we’ll leave the Kelly’s behind us and take on some of the other famous names of Australian rock.  Barnes and Moss with Cold Chisel and Reyne with Australian Crawl were just a few of the leading lights of the Australian music scene in the late 1970s and into the 80s.

It would surely be seen as unfair for me to say that, on the whole, there hasn’t been a great deal of iconic music created in the last 15 years or so.  I’m obviously very wrong and even more out touch looking at the very recent Triple J ‘Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All-Time’, which was packed with albums, perhaps as much as 50%, being produced in the last 10 years. Continue reading

Wilco… Wilco will love you baby

Posted in News with tags , , , , on April 30, 2010 by EnglishStreet

Wilco OnOne more sleep until consecutive nights of Wilco (which will no doubt involve some sleep in between).

I am but a latecomer to the wonder of Wilco.  I remember a friend trying to get me hooked onto Mermaid Ave when it came out.  I can only assume he played me the Billy Bragg stuff, which I found entertaining, but not that interesting to a rock/pop laden 17 or something year old.  Funnily enough I’m listening to some of that rock/pop music now, Ghost Nation by Hectors and Colunters, sorry, Hunters and Collectors.    Continue reading