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Flashback Friday: Year 2000

Artist: Moby

Song: Porcelain

Album: Play

American electronica musician Richard Melville Hall, known as Moby, career was noticed in the early 1990's with his electronic dance music. By the fifth album, Play (2000), he was internationally recognised with many of his singles in the top 10. He produced and co-written with the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Guns n' Roses, Draft Punk, Michael Jackson just to name a few.

He plays a number of instruments like the guitar, bass guitar, drums and keyboard. He is also a great photographer. Talented bastard!

I chose this song as It takes me back to when I was hairdressing and it was a salon favourite. This particular song is uplighting and it's a great song to get you into the electronica genre. You will surprised to hear many songs of Moby's you recognise already from TV ads to films e.g The Bourne Identity. What is he doing now? Still touring around America and capturing photographs.

Click here is listen.

Moby, Play

Source: moby.com

Enjoy your weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Year 2001

The bands from the U.K dominated the music industry in the late 90's to early 00's with it's Britpop tunes against  American's punk pop.

A lot of the music was was re-created and sampled with electro, acid jazz, pop eccentric sounds and rock e.g Mazzive Attack, Blur, Oasis, Brand New Heavies, Garbage.

So today's Flashback Friday is of a popular funkster performer with his funk/acid jazz, Jamiroquai, and the song is Little L (A Funky Odyssey, 2001), about his break up with ex-partner. Oh the woes of celebrity life.

Nevertheless, I enjoy a good dance song and I never get tired of any of Jay Kay's songs (and his hats), especially Little L.

Jamiroquai, A Funky Odyssey

source: Sony Soho Square

So av' a gander ova to Jamiroquai's, Little L and have a brill weekend! Click here blog signature

 

Flashback Friday.

It's Flashback Friday and the year is 1963.

We are on a set of a classic movie with one of the world's biggest stars Elvis Presley, doing what he does best, charming the pants off the women and men I'm sure.

The movie is Fun in Acapulco is set in Mexico, (Hollywood studios actually) and even though Bossa Nova is Brazilian, the song I chosen today Bossa Nova Baby was a success in the music charts in 1963.

Today it is repetitively played on T.V for a beer ad and I can't help but break out dancing some Bossa Nova, if only someone can teach me.

So I suggest go and make yourself a Tom Collins, Screwdriver or a Bloody Mary (if you had a rough night) from your secret bar cart and enjoy the song sung by the suave man himself, Elvis here.

Elvis Presley, Bossa Nova Baby

 All cocktails mentioned are originally from the 60's. Note for self: refurbish baby change table to a bar cart. Damn I gave it away..! Want some bar cart inspiration? Here is my favourite:

stylish bar cartFound on this amazing Hungarian site here.

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Flashback Friday Halloween Special

Greetings my fearful friends and welcome to today's dreadful Flashback Friday Halloween Special on this Halloween day. Today's song will be one to bring the music freaks out from the day into the night.

I had some requests and the most popular one is Thriller, very suiting to a generation of zombies. Because it's going to be a ghastly night ahead, I will add another song for the faint hearted, so listen up! It's a jump to the left.. the Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show.

Listen here and choose your terrifying music experience, which way will you go? Well, that's for you to find out.

Year 1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller

Year 1973: Rocky Horror Show's Time Warp 

Want more? Here is a playlist:

1984: Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters (so who are you gonna call?)

1962: Bobby Pickett, Monster Mash (classic song from my favourite Simpsons halloween special)

1997: Backstreet boys, Everybody (great halloween film clip)

1979: ACDC, Highway To Hell

1972: Stevie Wonder, Superstition

My scariest pick?  Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells from 1973's film, The Exorcist film. Linda Blair gave me nightmares!!

cut and paste to watch it on You Tube.

What films scared the hell out of you? Pet Sematary and The Excorist were mine.

Happy Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos from your spooky friend...

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Flashback Friday: Year 1989

What?! Another 1989? There are so many hits from 1989-91 that I always came back to this amazing track AND album...

Artist: Janet Jackson, Song: Rhythm Nation, Album: Rhythm Nation 1814

I always been a Janet fan since her Pleasure Principle song in 1986, but it wasn't until 3 years later I stopped and listened to Janet Jackson with her hit after hit of songs from her album Rhythm Nation. My friend's older sister bought the LP and we danced non-stop in her room filled with posters of Boys ll Men, Marky Mark and Naughty By Nature.

So what does the 1814 mean? Francis Scott Key wrote the American national anthem in 1814 and it so happened to be that the 'R' is the 18th letter of the alphabet and 'N' is the 14th. The album did start a rhythm nation influencing kids across the world to follow her, she stated a pledge in the beginning of the album.. "We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs. We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color-lines" then the countdown starts.

So let's not delay, listen here

Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation 1814source janetjackson.com

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and don't forget next week's Friday Flashback halloween song. Can you think of one? Let me know!

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Year 1989.

The decade of the 80's was closing up; too much of everything e.g bright makeup, big teased hair, gold and glitter from the disco, big haired rock bands, neon and shoulder pads was becoming something of the past as we welcomed the 90's- minimal, Doc Martin boots, Stussy rave gear, dance hits and the grunge, oh and waif model Kate Moss (still looks good!) Today I chose the R&B.

Band: Soul ll Soul Song: Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) Singer: Caron Wheeler & Producer: Jazzie B

British R&B group Soul ll Soul's song peaked top 10 in the U.S, U.K & in Australia. The song was sampled by many groups and musicians including Enimga, Sadness Part 1 and N-Joi, Anthem in 1990. When I first heard this song, it stopped me on track. I loved the song then and still love the song now. It's so timeless and at 25 years old, it hasn't aged one bit.

Soul ll Soul, Back to Life

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Enjoy your weekend and I'm going to enjoy searching for a song fitting for halloween. Any suggestions?