International Jazz Day is upon us, so let the expertise of the local jazz scene explain why you should care about not just the day, but the art of arts.
In today’s 200 Sad Songs, “Head Over Feet” is an earnestly hopeful number – and a departure for Alanis Morissette. It’s still about loss, though.
The perfect balance between writing, cast, liberal spreading of CG and a ludicrous budget represent the jewels of “The Crown”’s…uh, crown.
Very few artists allow you to travel back in time, but the warm charm of Al Bowlly instantly drags you back to the optimistic sepia blur of the 1920s.
We spoke with pioneering musicians MISSGRAY about gleaning inspiration from the zenith of 1980s culture, and how they combine fashion with music.
In 200 Sad Songs this week: Change Your Mind, an anti-love ode that focuses on the moments we reach out to that person we shouldn’t. The lesson here is, don’t.
In 200 Sad Songs this week, “Poison Oak” tells of a friendship separated by death, which continues in the memory of the living. Mexico, heroin, warts and all.
“Childhood” shows an adult realising he was robbed of his naive years, and knowing, despite his best efforts, those years are gone forever. The great, and greatly tortured Michael Jackson is up next in the series of the 200 saddest songs.
Don’t let the abuse of English colour your impulse. “Tha Crossroads” is indeed a fitting entry into the Sad Songs series, and a wonderful tribute to the departed touching upon the one thing that truly awaits us all.
Teen life is tough, as Grease’s Rizzo (Stockard Channing) communicates perfectly in this week’s 200 Sad Songs entry. While life could be worse than it already is, we know it won’t last forever.
This week’s sad march through recording history diverts slightly, as Nirvana’s Serve The Servants bites the hand that feeds them. The dreaded industry.
Nightswimming represents the high water mark of R.E.M, with Michael Stipe leading their ode to inaccessible memories. Number #181 in our 200 Sad Songs.
Long before Stephen King appropriated it, there was but one murderous clown. Si chiama Pagliacci. Welcome to the brutal embrace of Leoncavallo’s bloody masterpiece.
An ode to unrequited love penned by an artist suffering from schizophrenia. Daniel Johnston’s romantic epic is hopeful without holding out hope. Grand work.
Recent study shows listening to hip-hop unlocks creative part of brain, lowers boundaries that say “no”. Do we subscribe to this theory? Yeeeeaaahh, bbbooooyyyeeeee!
Welcome back to #200SadSongs. This week, Aussie rockers Jet take us away from romantic heartbreak and to family tragedy with “Timothy”, the haunting close to their debut album.
You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely heard of him: Ennio Morricone has scored the most iconic films of our time, and today he’s soundtracking your breakfast. Lucky you.
Welcome back to #200SadSongs where this week, the reliable melancholy is replaced with Bananarama’s hyper-coloured upbeat, but all-in-all heartbreaking banger, “I Want You Back”.
The greatest compliment one can pay is Frankie Cosmos’ Anxiety Attack is perhaps not music, but rather an experience of the song title.
Today marks the day the music died, so in tribute, we’ve selected a few of the grandest last performances of genius, prior to them shuffling off this mortal coil.
We spoke to Alon Ilsar, the genius mind pioneering new drumming technology that forgoes the traditional drum kit for the air around us.