Category: Music reviews

Lah-Lah Live: Why Music For Kids Doesn’t Have To Be So-So

The September school holidays are flying by for Team Charming this year; mainly because we’ve been lucky enough to embrace ‘festival season’ in Brisbane to its fullest. We’ve taken in some cracking good live shows and enjoyed everything from contemporary circus to…

Merry Christmas, with love from the ’80s

It’s Christmas time…there’s no need to be afraid.  So said Band Aid, but I don’t agree.  I reckon there’s plenty to fear during the silly season and an awful lot of it will come at you from the speakers of…

I Know This Much by Gary Kemp (Autobiography)

The school holidays are keeping me from any lengthy blog posts right now, but I simply couldn’t hold myself back from writing something about the fascinating I know this much: from Soho to Spandau by Spandau Ballet guitarist and songwriter, Gary…

Review: In the Pleasure Groove by John Taylor

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran  describes the life and times of John Taylor – a founding member of one of Britain’s most successful pop exports, Duran Duran.  In Australia the band is often considered an ‘80s phenomenon…

On pop idols and the great mixed tape of life

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Duran Duran in concert.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done an ‘arena’ type of gig and I was smiling from the get go at the cheesy merchandise stands and over priced…