Welcome to my first foray into the blogging world.
I will be going by one of my many real world nic-names “Audible”.
It works on two levels as this blog was conceived from the inspiration of one Ms JF who suggested I document my musical misadventures, so this blog will be focused on something that is so central to my life; MUSIC.
I don’t claim to be an authority on the subject, no more than any other music-lover, that is my disclaimer.
But I have grown up going to music and folk festivals with my parents since the age of 3. I was surrounded by music, played Piano, Harmonica, Cello and Flute. My brother the violin, mandolin and guitar. My Father Mandolin, Harmonica and Guitar. Plus the ABC radio and the grand CD collection of my parents, who encouraged the musical, were the soundtrack of my childhood. So I hope to attend many gigs and tell you about them, as well as talking about artists, cds and life in general.
Let me break it down a little and introduce me and my music taste.
Audible. 22. From Ocean Grove (Coastal, Western Victoria, Australia) now residing in Northcote, Melbourne for some years and attending La Trobe, about to finish International Relations (so the blog may stray to the political).
Fluent Spanish speaker and avid traveller. Lived in; Argentina and the UK, (Buenos Aires and London) visited; Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay.
You will learn more about me as the blog develops.
A musically-based look at life. But what sort of music do I like?
I’m partial to Australian music. I’ve grown up with amazing folk music at festivals (and I don’t mean Bob Dylan) I mean more than that, beautiful song-writers, story-tellers as well as celtic inspired stuff. Aside from Folky stuff, I like the indie-rock-pop stuff which is the latest “it” music I suppose. I feel like ”indie” is used instead of “alternative” nowadays, because alternative sounds so, off.
Soul music inspires me. It’s the best music to dance to and just fills me with joy. I played in a soul band for some years in High School and love the passion.
You will find an extensive alphabetised list of artists below. Those in bold are my most favourite.
Al Green, Ani Difranco, Archie Roach, Anna Ternheim, Antony & the Johnsons, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Aretha Franklin, Ash Grunwald, Austin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beirut, Belle&Sebastian, Ben Folds (Five), Ben Harper, Ben Kweller, Billy Bragg, Bernie Hayes, Black Keys, Blue King Brown, Bob Marley, Bonjah, Bright Eyes, Camera Obscura, Carus, The Cat Empire, Cat Power, Christy Moore, Clare Bowditch, Colin Hay, Damien Rice, Dandy Warhols, Darren Hanlon, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Doch, Doug Anthony All Stars, Earth Wind Fire, Elliot Smith, Emiliana Torrini, Emma Dean, Flap!, Fling, Florence and the Machine, Francolin, Franz Ferdinand, Frou Frou, Gotye, The Grates, The Guild League, Holly Throsby, Hunters & Collectors, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, James Brown, John Butler Trio, Jeff Buckley, Jens Lekman, John Mayer, John McCutcheon, John Williamson, Jordie Lane, Jose Gonzales, Joss Stone, Juanes, Joy Division, Julian Nation, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kate Nash, Kings of Convenience, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, The Kooks, KT Tunstall, Lazy Susan, Lily Allen, Lior, The Little Stevies, Lisa Mitchell, Loren, THE LUCKSMITHS, Lucky Soul, M. Ward, Mark Seymour, Matt Walters, Maximo Park, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Mia Dyson, Michael Franti, Michael Jackon, Missy Higgins, Mick Thomas, Modest Mouse, Nano Stern, The New Electric, Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Paulo Nutini, Paul Kelly, The Periscopes, Pornland, The Pogues, Pulp, Ray LaMontagne, Regina Spektor, Reinder Section, Richard Thompson, Rory McLeod, Roy Bailey, Rufus Wainwright, Ruby Hunter, Ruck Rover, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Shakira, The Shins, Sleep Decade, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Spoon, The Strokes, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, Sufjan Stevens, Sweethearts, Symbiosis, Tiddas, The Tiger and Me, Tim Scanlon, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Vin Garbut, The Waifs, We Are Scientists, The White Stripes, The Whitlams, Xavier Rudd. etc.