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Music

Flashback with Melissa Tkautz

For a flashback Friday, music wise, we’re going back to 1992 when Melissa Tkautz was telling us to “Read My Lips” because “Sexy is the Word”.

Melissa Tkautz – Read My Lips

I was very into the dancers from the “Sexy” video.

Melissa Tkautz – Sexy (Is the Word)

She of course followed this up a few years later with a redo of Shelia E’s “Glamorous Life”.

Melissa Tkautz – Glamorous Life
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Just Cool Music

Cardi Kills It

If you’re going to wear an outfit… wear it like Cardi B! #nextLevel

Cardi arrived at the divinely themed Gala in a gem-encrusted Moschino gown fit for a queen, showing off her baby bump in the process.

Made from tulle and silk organza and filled with down, the hand-embroidered dress is also decorated with 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers. It took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to create, and it’s finished off with a bugle-bead headpiece that Browne made in collaboration with Stephen Jones.

From Vogue.com.au
Cardi B arrives at the Met Gala
Cardi B arrives at the Met Gala
Cardi B arrives at the Met Gala showing the length of that train
Cardi B arrives at the Met Gala showing the length of that train

I’m not sure how she sat down to dinner in that creation, but she sure did kill it on the red carpet of the Met Gala 2019.

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Music

Me! Launch

Swifty’s new single “ME” drops within the hour… 🤩

Waiting patiently… I was never a fan of her younger music, but I really did like “Reputation” so I’m interested to see how “TS7” will sound… 

I’m working and listening to “Reputation” while I wait for “ME” to launch.

UPDATE: the video is pretty cool, quite the explosion of colour and joy.

“Je suis calme!”

Taylor Swift – Me!
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Daily Life Music

Kylie in my ears

Kylie Minogue's Golden

Today’s music is brought to my ears by Kylie Minogue.

“Golden” Kylie’s latest album has taken some getting used to. The twangy sounds of acoustic instruments has taken some getting used to.

But I like that over the years Kylie has played with different sounds. Her album “Kylie Minogue” and followup album “Impossible Princess” were delightful forays into different sounds than those that Stock, Aitken, and Waterman brought to her early sounds.

So we’ll start with “Golden”, then we’ll hit the shuffle and work away while we go through Kylie’s discography, during which, we’ll hear a few big personal favourites, like “Put Yourself in my Place” (I LOVED that video clip), “Jump”, “Your Disco Needs You”, and see many others…

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Music

Two albums one day


Shawn Mendes – “Shawn Mendes” (Not “FaceTime”, as David keeps calling it, because of the cover image)

Chvrches – “Love is Dead”

These two should keep my ears happy today. Might pop back with a review in the future.

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Funny Music

Ashes – Celine Dion – Deadpool 2 Soundtrack

Have you heard this song yet? Or rather, have you seen this video clip?

The song is Ashes  performed by Celine Dion for the movie Deadpool 2. The song itself is endearing, but it’s the dance routine by Deadpool that really brings the video home. It’s topped off with some pretty funny banter between Deadpool and Dion at the end, so stick around for that.

Deadpool dancing in high heels was quite the surprise, and painfully Ryan Reynolds doesn’t have the chops for it, the dance number was actually performed by dancer and choreographer Yanis Marshall.

At the end, as I mentioned, there is so back and forth, Deadpool telling Celine Dion that her performance was amazing, but they need to do it again. When asked why by Dion, Deadpool retorts “Well it’s too good, this is Deadpool 2, not Titanic. you’re at like an eleven we need to get you down to a five, five and a half tops,  just phone it in.” That’s only part of it… get to watching and I’m sure you’ll love it.

I’m hanging to see the movie, it starts May 16th 2018 here in Australia. If it’s anything like the first one it will be well worth the wait.

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Music Video

Have it All – Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz is back with some new music… the sentiment of the song is awesome, we should all wish for everyone to have everything they can have… and we’re not thinking material items, we’re thinking a right to good education, to good health, and to happiness.

We’re too often focused on what someone else has, we aim to keep others down so we can feel important and wealthy, and it’s no wonder when that’s pretty much how every country on Earth operates.

Instead we need to want everyone to have a good life; through the betterment of those around us we too will grow.

I want you to have it all!

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Music

Annie Lennox – Bare

I just performed a search on my own site for “Annie Lennox”, I felt surely I have blogged about this album before… but nope, can’t find it, which is weird, I was still a prolific blogger 14 years ago, when this album as first released… 14 years ago… fark, I’m feeling old right now.

Annie Lennox - Bare
Annie Lennox – Bare

Bare is an album that didn’t get a lot of play, in fact Annie didn’t even release any official singles from the album. A few promo singles sent for, well, promotion and I think a single remix single collection that wasn’t widely available. Not sure why the album didn’t get much love. 🤔 

I have certainly always loved it and thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a beautiful, at times haunting, melodic soundtrack to their day.

The best I can find to share with you is a live recording of a heavily cutback version of Wonderful on Annie’s YouTube channel. Her voice, it’s just so precious.

Annie has also recently released a “Retrospective” video. A video that talks about her albums “Diva” and “Medusa”, I have to assume this video was actually made before “Bare” else I’m left to wonder why “Bare” gets so little love, even from its maker. There is a screen capture (shown below) of the exact same outfit as the “Wonderful” clip above, so who knows.

Screenshot from the Wonderful video clip
Screenshot from the Wonderful video clip