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Flashback Friday- Australia Day Special

Year 2006.

My Flashback Friday Australia Day Special is an up-beat dance group-  Sneaky Sound System. Formed in 2001, it wasn't until 2004, vocalist Connie Mitchell joined the group with Black Angus.

Today's song is Pictures from their album UFO. Click here to listen and watch the video clip

Don't forget my Aussie Day playlist from my recent post Australia Day playlist & party ideas. Click here to listen.
Note: Joining up to Spotify is easy and free. You can find my playlist via slapmypony.

Sneaky Sound System, Pictures

Happy Australia Day to everyone around the world.

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Australia Day playlist and party ideas.

Australia Day playlist & party ideas

 

26th of January is Australia Day. The first arrival of the first fleet from Great Britain commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.

Today, we celebrate our diverse culture, our environment, music and sports along with many other Aussie achievements. What makes the day more Aussie is getting together over a BBQ or alfresco lunch (eating outdoors) with all your friends or as we say 'mates'.
So today's post I have compiled a list of Aussie songs for you to compliment your get together. I have:

  • Sia
  • Big Pig
  • The Temper Trap
  • Boom Crash Opera
  • Screaming Jets
  • Diesel
  • Cut Copy and many, many more.

A mixing bowl of Aussie artist you may forgotten from the past to the contemporary . How do you get to my song list is by clicking here or here
(Note: you need to join up with Spotify. It's free and easy to follow so you can find my hit list.)

 

 

Now for the fun BBQ/party ideas and beautiful inspiring Aussie photos:

Max Dupain, Sunbaker

The famous Aussie 1937 photo by Max Dupain, The Sunbaker.

Cameron Herweynen

This beautiful portrait of an aboriginal child is taken by Cameron Herweynen.

aust-day-collage-2Love this setting. Alfresco dining a la Australian way. Styling by Karen Locke, Photo credit by Creative Image. More pics to come...

The Design Files:Katie QuinnYou can't beat an ice-cold drink. via The Design Files, Katie Quinn.

Lamb rolls with tzatzikiLamb chops, lamb sausages how about minced lamb rolls (Greek koftas) with tzatziki. Mouth watering! via SBS

australiaday_party_065Another photo from stylist Karen Locke. This setting has the old Australian country charm.

Chris HemsworthWhoops! How did this photo get here? Happy Australia Day Chris.

australiaday_party_085Anzac biscuits and a cuppa of Bushells tea. You can't get more aussie than that. Honoury mentions to Tim Tams and Iced Vovos. Stylist Karen Locke. For more of Karen's beautiful styling work click here.

mini_pavlovas2Easy to make pavola with blueberries and pomangrant. Love this vibrant colours of blue, red and white. via A Sweet Muddle site full of beautiful food photography.

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 4.56.10 pmAnother pavola creation and this one will impress your guests. Via A Little Delightful

Summer cocktail via Table For TwoAnd lastly, we can't forget a summery drink. This one is delish, find the recipe on Table for Two

For the kids:

Gold & Green fruit skewers Kids love fruit in summer. Gold and green skewers, freeze them to make it extra cold. Found on Pinterest.

Australia Day masksI love this candid photo of the children wearing these Australia Day masks, (it looks easy to make you need: foam, felt or thick cardboard for the mask, felt for the noses and to finish off, cotton wool and feathers and elastic. Supplies via your local craft shop.) photo credit The Woman's Day. It reminds me of this..

May GibbsWattle babies by May Gibbs (1877-1969). Australia's famous illustrator from her book- The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Sugarland cupcakesAren't these adorable by Sugarland Cupcakes. I couldn't eat one, too precious!

 To print out Australia Day colouring sheets click here. Lots to choose from for a bit of quiet time.

That is all from me. Happy Australia Day to everyone around the world. Don't forget my Aussie Day song list to play!

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Flashback Friday

Year 1986.

Another summer song would have been good, but I got to keep my Flashback Friday unpredictable. I love music , the ones that take you to a memory that could have been faded out. This is why I love music so much, it reminds you of the good, bad and the heartbreaking times. It can transform you to become a singer while you clean your home, a rocker while you wait for the bus or a bad-ass rapper walking down the street to corner store. It's all good feelings from a single song your listening.

Today's classic 80's song is a rendition from the original The Supreme's version, You Keep Me Hangin' On. Kim Wilde and her music produce brother hadn't heard much of the original song and re-create it to a pop/hi-NRG song which peaked in Australia and the U.S & No 3 in her native homeland U.K . I remember this too well, watching it on Video Hits.

Artist: Kim Wilde
Song: You Keep Me Hangin' On
Album: Another Step

Click here to listen

Kim Wilde, You Keep Me Hangin' On

Flashback Friday

Welcome back to my first Friday at Adore Re Mi. Hope you all had a lovely, relaxing or rockin' Christmas and New Year.

Year 1999

My first flashback song of the year is ideal for summer and in Australia, we are having a very hot one. It is:
Smooth by Santana ft Rob Thomas (click to listen and watch the clip) Album: Supernatural,  Cover Design:

Smooth is sung and written by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty. He wrote the song to his wife Marisol- how romantic! If you listen to the first verse of the song, you can imagine what Aussies are going through.

Who is Santana? Mexican born Carlos Santana started out with his band in San Francisco in 1967 as a latin rock band. When he was young his greatest influence was rock n roll legend Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) who was one of the few who played rock in his time.
Santana is a one of the best guitarist of his time and got to play at Woodstock Festival in 1969 (one place I would travel back in time for) where he received international recognition. He broke the main stream of the latino music from more traditional latino music to rock latino as the people in the 60's were becoming more liberated from the oppression.
Today at age 67, he is still an active musician who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, the year before he won 9 Grammy awards with his album Supernatural.

Santana, Supernatural

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Flashback Friday Special: New Year Song List

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I collected all my Flashback Friday songs into one special annual New Year Song List via Spotify, plus some extras to get you grooving and a moving.  It's 2 hrs worth of songs from my Flashback Friday posts. From the early 50's to 00's, I can guarantee there are many you will love or forgotten!

Now for the set-up. If you are using Spotify, this list should automatically play when clicked. If you haven't join Spotify, it's easy, straight forward and worth it! You can create your own song list too. So please click to listen and enjoy.

Adore Re Mi Flashback Friday songlist

Have a wonderful start to the NEW YEAR for 2015 with great health, happiness and love not war. Let's not forget to call our friends without their families or friends and make them smile.
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Christmas song list by Adore Re Mi

Christmas Song List by Adore Re Mi

As Christmas time gets closer, hearing the carols sounds sweeter. It's when department stores and supermarkets play the songs 2 months early! you want to sling shot the speakers. Let's not get us into a panic retailers!

So I decided to compile a christmas song list of the carols & songs we never get tired of. The classic crooners of Bing Cosby, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, mixed in Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day and even latina star Celia Cruz! Don't worry Michael Bublé is on the list and some top Aussie singers.

I hope you enjoy listening my favourite Christmas songs with your family and reminisce the good times.

Christmas Song List by Adore Re Mi

Note: you may need to sign up with Spotify, it's straight forward and free. I promise it's worth it! 

 

To all my wonderful followers and future ones, Merry Christmas to all and have a safe journey if you are traveling. I will see you before New Year.

A todos mis seguidores maravillosos y los futuros, feliz Navidad a todos y tengan un buen viaje, si usted está viajando. Te veré antes de año nuevo.

Pour tous mes disciples merveilleux et celles à venir, Joyeux Noël à tous et ont un bon voyage si vous voyagez. Je vous verrai avant le Nouvel An. 

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