48. Baker Boy – Cloud9 (feat Kian)

This song has been played a lot recently on Triple J and my daughter and I love it. I am a big fan of Aussie Hip Hop and its great to hear a song performed in English and Yolngu Matha (from Northeast Arnhem Land). The more I hear about this guy, the more I am impressed at how much he has done for someone so young, only 20 and doing great work with communities all over Australia, with the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. Baker Boy also won a Triple J Unearthed comp to play at the National Indigenous Music Awards in August 2017.

Enjoy, the chorus is killer and will get stuck in your head!

48. Baker Boy – Cloud9

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46. Burn the witch – Radiohead

This song came out just before I went to the UK on a holiday in 2016. For some reason it has a calming effect on my daughter which was brilliant as she was having some, lets call it ‘behaviour issues’ at the time.  So we were on holidays in London and this song was my saviour….

My favourite line from this song is “this is a low flying panic attack” maybe this reflects how I felt every time I thought a tantrum was looming perhaps…..thank you Radiohead for this beautiful song.

Check out the link to the video clip for this song, wow!

46. Burn the witch – Radiohead

45. Opiate – Tool

So I discovered Tool in about 1995, I went to the music festival Alternative Nation, but it wasn’t until around 1997 when I saw them at Macquarie Uni Equinox Festival that I was hooked. This EP and the next two albums (Undertow and Ænima) are my favourites, I kind of lost my way with Tool after that….. I have played all 3 albums over and over and over again. I found a live version of this track and it reminds me of how I just went off at a Big Day Out watching them (2007). (I”m really trying to not write awesome as I’m pretty sure its how I describe each song I have written about so far, however, Tool are F&^king awesome and so is this song).

 

43. Golden Years – David Bowie

Its taken a while for me to write this as I wanted to pick the right song….and I have chosen Golden Years.

I’m sure this has happened to everyone (except die hard Bowie fans) that you love this song you have heard by one of your favourite artists, only to realise its actually a David Bowie track.

My experience of this is with Golden Years. I got the soundtrack to Dead Man on Campus, not the best movie, but amazing soundtrack. On it is Marilyn Manson’s cover version of Golden Years. Clueless me thought it was his own song. The year was 1998 when I was 23 years old, not realising the song actually came out about 2 months after I was born in 1975. I’m not sure when I made this discovery as to who the original artist was but it was not a surprise.

This just proves to me that he is an amazing artist and his music does not age. It was great when it was released, its great now and will be in the future when my daughter is um 40 like me!!!!

You will be missed. RIP.

43. Golden Years – David Bowie

42. Little Green Bag – George Baker

This is one of my favourite songs from the movie soundtrack for Reservoir Dogs. I watched it a few months back with a friend and although the blood looked a bit faker than I remember, still a pretty awesome movie. And this song is too….I would never have been exposed to music like this if it hadn’t been for Tarantino films like this. Brilliant!

42. Little Green Bag – George Baker

 

 

41. Imagine – John Lennon

I went to New York city recently and was lucky enough to be part of a human peace sign to commemorate John Lennon’s birthday, in Central Park. So my song for this blog is Imagine by John Lennon. This was played at the event when they were taking an aerial photograph for the world record attempt. It was an emotional moment, I may have teared up a bit. Wow what an experience and to do this with my mum and sister.

41. Imagine – John Lennon

 

40. No Rain – Blind Melon

This song is both a happy and sad track. Happy, upbeat music and a great ending to the film clip but the video and lyrics touch on bullying / depression / trying  to fit in – issues I guess most people have dealt with in their lives.

I love how the little girl in the bumble bee outfit, finds her people at the end of the film clip…..makes me smile every time I watch it, gives me a sense of hope.

40. No Rain – Blind Melon