Some of the songs I’m listening to while I work out. Some classics, some funnies, and songs sure to get you pumped.
The Music category is one of my biggest categories. Posts in this category are often reviews of concerts I have been to, general discussion about bands I like, my experience playing piano or other instruments, or photos of concerts. Photos of concerts are likely to be in the Photoblog category as well.
Volume two of what I am enjoying listening to while I’m at the gym.
I share some of my favourite tunes to work out to.
A quick recap of seeing The Beach Boys live last night at the Star Event Theatre. They were supported by The Temptations.
Recently I had an opportunity to join my favourite band, Hey Geronimo, on their tour bus as they travelled around Sydney to play ten shows in one day. We had a really good time and got to hear a lot of their upcoming album.
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I call myself a Wombats fan now – this Liverpool band has some incredibly catchy hits, and we saw them play live over the weekend. A great start to the year.
Nick and I just saw Walk The Moon, a band from Ohio. We’re on our way home now. Most people would know Walk The Moon for their hit Shut Up And Dance. It’s the only song I know by them. Often that isn’t enough to get me to see a band, but I felt like it was going to be good this time.
I was right! It was awesome. I couldn’t sing along to anything except that song, but that was OK. We had a good time dancing anyway. We spotted Pete from Hey Geronimo, too. I’m no longer surprised that we spot him at gigs. 😛
I have to say that I will be listening to more of Walk The Moon now, now that I have seen them live and enjoyed a lot of their songs. There was one called Avalanche that I really liked, and one funny one that stuck with me was I Can Lift A Car.
I was hoping to do Pop 101 every month but there wasn’t too much going on in the past couple of months – apart from my Blur concert, which I dedicated a whole post to – so this post seems quite ‘late’. I hope you still enjoy the breezy post. Let me know what bands you have seen recently and what’s on your playlist!
I haven’t been listening to much music lately as I have been focusing on finding some podcasts to listen to while I work. So if you have any music suggestions I would really appreciate them. I will give anything a listen but I think I’m looking for some soft rock and folk pop at the moment. Death Cab For Cutie, Yo La Tengo, Ed Sheeran, anything like that.
Back in 2012, I made a mental list:
Huge bands I must see
- The Smashing Pumpkins
I only started seeing live music regularly that year, so I had a small list. I’ve only ever really been into seeing local bands, so that list of the ‘big guys’ has remained small.
On Saturday I had crossed off all three of those bands, finally seeing Blur live, at the same venue I saw Weezer and The Smashing Pumpkins.
It has been a while since I have properly written anything about concerts or music in general. I tried my hand at a Music Monthly segment last year, but lost interest. I had made regular playlists in Spotify then ported them to 8tracks, but I could no longer bother keeping it up. Apart from that, I also haven’t listened to a great deal of new music. There also haven’t been many interesting gigs and concerts this year, and last year it died down as well – I went to a total of 41, whereas in previous years I would have easily gone to at least double that.
So I’ve decided to at least sum up my gigs, music I’ve discovered, stuff I am listening to, and other similar things. I have named this segment Pop 101 after the Marianas Trench song. 😀
I will still write in-depth about any gigs or concerts or music when I like, so the purpose of this is to write a quick summary. I’m thinking of doing this every quarter/three months, but to allow it to be more flexible in case I change my mind, I’m just going to number them with volumes rather than writing “Q1”, “Q2” and so on. As this volume recaps the last three months, it’s a tad long… but let’s roll!