Christmas top 5 2012 – #1

December 21, 2012

This is a fairly well known song, I suspect but it seemed appropriate to feature it this year as I will actually be in New York for Christmas, but not in the drunk tank, I hope.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #2

December 20, 2012

It is still strange to think that Bob Dylan did a Christmas album. Turns out that the idea of Dylan crooning Christmas has been around for years. Check out this novelty number from back in the 60’s.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #3

December 19, 2012

Fancy a little bit of country boogie? Take it away Hank Snow.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #4

December 18, 2012

Who wants something loud for Christmas? Here is some early Bob Seger, taking a cue from James Brown, and rocking it for the yuletide season.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #5

December 17, 2012

So, I know, I have not blogged a post in months. Changing jobs can do that. But I knew I had to come back for the annual Christmas top 5.
I love Bacharach tunes at any time of the year so why not at Christmas? I guess Burt was trying for Christmas immortality with this tune. Maybe it was popular when it came out but I had never heard it until last year when I came across an old LP of A&M Christmas songs, which included this number. Here it is as performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from Herb’s Christmas Album, which I later picked up (Herb was the A in A&M, just so you know).


A song for the last day

August 10, 2012

Last day here at UWA, and so I drove the spare car to work. It’s something of a older car; it has a tape deck. I grabbed a tape at random this morning to listen to on the way here. I shoved my hand into a tape drawer and pulled out Bob Dylan at Budokan. I thought it would be set to side 1 but side 2 is what played as I drove here this morning. By the time I got here at UWA and parked the car the song that was playing was Going, Going, Gone. Wow, I couldn’t have chosen a better song for my last day here. Y’know I actually started up this blog because of an internal education programme here at UWA, so it is also appropriate that I use this blog to say goodbye to UWA.


Vinyl mark down

July 2, 2012

Went back to the Belmont swap meet for the first time since my holidays ended and what did I find? Remember that guy with the suitcase full of records for $5 each? If not, see here.

Well, he was back but now he only had a box of records and the price was reduced to $3 each.

At that price I found a few items to bring home.

Greatest Hits Vol2 by Elton John

I always said I would buy this the next time I saw it; I just can’t remember why since I have all the songs anyway.

Before The Rain by Lee Oskar

Yes, I do have it on CD but how could I pass the chance to have it on vinyl?

Crimes of Passion by Pat Benetar

On the very day that I bought this album I then kept on hearing “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” from the Rock Of Ages OST. Kismet, I say.

Everyones a winner by Hot Chocolate

Look up to us!

Mad Love by Linda Ronstadt

I do love some Linda Ronstadt and on this album she sings 3 Elvis Costello songs

Take My Time by Sheena Easton

Take My Time by Sheena Easton; and my partner was just talking about her the other day. Kismet, again.

Love Someone Today by Sister Sledge

Love Someone Today by Sister Sledge; this album gives credit to who made the jumpers that you see the sisters wearing here on the cover. Cool.