Australia Day Music 2015

Music

I do like a good playlist. The problem is, I’ve only been allocated two (and a bit) hours to create THE ULTIMATE AUSTRALIA DAY PLAYLIST.

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Top Tunes January 2015

Charts, Music

The first post I made on this blog was my Top 20 songs for the week ending 13 August 2013.

It’s been a while since I charted. Yes, I’ve been slack. But did I say I’d post them regularly? No. I did not.

Well, we know where we’re going …

Musing

When you’re born, your parents give you a name. The majority stick with it, but sometimes you need to move on.

Road to Nowhere is a funky little number by Talking Heads that is deceptive in it’s catchiness: it’s actually a song about death. I always loved the duality – a message about how we view mortality sugar-coated within a catchy pop tune.

That’s why it seemed a great name for a blog. The destination is the same for all of us, it’s how we get there and what we do with our lot that makes us different.

That was then. This is now. Time to move on.

I considered other song titles as I’m a music addict:

  • What You Need – a powerful piece of rock from INXS
  • I Hear Motion – stunningly hypnotic alt-rock from The Models
  • Learnalilgivinanlovin – a modern mantra for happy living by Gotye

But this blog was meant to help me reconnect with my creativity, so I needed to brainstorm.

Who am I and what is this blog’s purpose?

As a member of the “common people”  I hope to unveil hidden gems, kick up ideas, and stir conversations.

Bit long for a blog name, so after much word association, the inauspicious Rabble-Rousing was born.

My tagline? Rambunctious reviews, rants and ramblings.

From my recent posts, you should be able to see if I’ve got the description right. If you agree (or especially if you disagree), let me know.

Let’s raise some hell 🙂

Around The World In A Day

Musing

What an incredible day.

There’s no way I can read every post, but I’ve been selecting introductions at random and have been inspired, entertained and educated.

I’ve liked and commented on posts:

  1. from around the world
  2. by teenagers / grandparents / brothers / sisters
  3. with pictures of cute dogs (2 – and counting)
  4. that are highly reflective and honest
  5. that are funny
  6. that are sobering
  7. that are by people who (I think) are just like me. But at the same time the opposite of me. People who just want to say “hi … I’m here. How are you?”. It’s a nice feeling.

Thank you Blogging 101. For just the first few hours already!

Good fun!

Here We Go Again

Musing

Every artist is a cannibal,
Every poet is a thief,
All kill their inspiration,
Then sing about their grief.

This blog will cease to exist the day I write as insightfully as Bono did in The Fly (above).

I started Road To Nowhere in 2013 to show my support to students in my Digital Journalism classes at QUT, but now that I find myself looking to stretch my creative skills, it will happily take on a new purpose.

Reviews (music, movies, tv, whatever I feel like actually), iPhoneography (should the snap-happy happen) and musings (if they should take my fancy) will appear.

And yes, for those playing at home, the inspiration for this post is U2’s uncompromising The Fly.

Gritty, uncomfortable and forthright: this was the first song off the band’s revolutionary Achtung Baby. A metamorphosis of the band’s sound and attitude, this album gave birth to Bono’s alter-ego Mr Mephisto, allowed everyone to see if Adam Clayton was Jewish, and unleashed a global tour that reimagined what a concert could and should be.

I accept U2’s motto from 1991 for my blog’s rebirth in 2015.

It’s time to reinvent and explore.