Play it again, iPod. And again …

I love my iPod, but … … it’s ruining music for me! Well, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic. My gripe is this: now that I’ve got all my favourite songs on my iPod, and I can listen to them any time, anywhere, my songs are kinda losing their shine. I remember the good old days….

What’s in a name?

A woman close to me is getting married soon. And it occurred to me, she’ll have another big decision to make … Will she adopt her husband’s surname, after the big event? When I married back in the dark ages (1998), I decided to keep my name. Taking my husband’s name never occured to me…

To stand, or not to stand?

What is music concert etiquette? … last night I saw ‘The White Album’ concert. This seminal Beatles album was performed by a bunch [well, four] of talented Australian rockers, performing the entire album, with the backing of a killer band including strings and brass section. It was Fab, just like the original Four. But [there’s…

Okay Kyle, I forgive you

Another Sunday night in August … .. another season of Australian Idol. This time around: the audition process didn’t appear so harsh. Did Channel 10 sanitise it, post the Kyle Sandilands debacle? There were fewer weird contestants – those ones that make you cringe. Sure, there were a few squeaky voices, horrendous dance moves and…

Will Victoria Beckham smile?

So, Posh Spice has been officially named a new judge on American Idol.Interesting choice. People will either 1) love her and tune in to American Idol 2) hate her and tune in to American Idol. Mrs Beckham’s new job raises obvious questions: will she smile? what the heck does she sound like? can she give…

F**k you too!

Status updates … … they’re a touchy subject. Some people think status updates in social media are childish timewasters (the Twitter naysayers), others think they’re a valuable and fun way to keep our networks updated. I like them. But I don’t like swearing in status updates. I’m getting a growing number of Facebook friends who…

Art guilt

Right now, I could walk out my front door … … meander down a few blocks and hit a quaint little street in my neighbourhood that’s showcasing great local artists. I could ponder some brilliant paintings, examine funky handcrafted jewellery, and rub shoulders with eager art types enthusing over local talent. Instead, I’m sitting here…

New kid on the blog

They said childbirth was painful. And scary.Starting a blog, after pondering one for years, is a scary new beginning too. I’m considering this Blog my new baby. And, just like I did with my two sons when they were babes in arms, I’m concerned about doing this right. [Son #1 pictured, right!]I know there’s a…