Flickers of Irish Americana Troubadour

It’s a Friday afternoon and I am exhausted. Today marks the end of the first week of my final exams. My body feels weighted down with arbitrary facts about 1930’s Russia not to mention I’m still shaking fatigue from muscles that feel almost overtrained, (could that possibly be a symptom of the three hour PDHPE exam I did yesterday?)  I crawl into bed and grab … Continue reading Flickers of Irish Americana Troubadour

I’m Speaking Up. #StayStrongTaylor

TW: This post contains discussion of and reference to sexual assault. It may be triggering for some readers. You already know that’s Taylor Swift.  She needs no introduction as one of the most successful musicians of all time. Her albums Fearless & 1989 are the most awarded country and pop albums in history, respectively. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the level of fame she has acquired over the … Continue reading I’m Speaking Up. #StayStrongTaylor

Pauline, I think we need to talk…

It was a normal Wednesday night for me as a Year 12 student, Pauline. I was caught in clouds of notes and study as I seem to always be, these days. I was taking a quick break and scrolling through my Twitter when I saw this from the absolute legend that is Kurt Fearnley. Heaven forbid, kids experience a full spectrum of life in the … Continue reading Pauline, I think we need to talk…

When Harry Releases An Album…

I have never been a fan of One Direction so I was surprised to find I was actually intrigued about what the solo self-titled debut offering of Harry Styles would sound like. I listened and I…. *gasp* REALLY LIKED IT?!! So… just like I did for Ed here’s my review. I hope you guys like it 😊 Meet Me In The Hallway is a really intriguing … Continue reading When Harry Releases An Album…

How My Heart Reads Divide…

OK so unless you’ve been living under a rock in which case welcome back, you would know Ed Sheeran has some new songs out. In fact his third album, stylised as the division symbol (Divide), came out yesterday, a 16 track epic. I really like music and writing so I decided to review each track… I hope you like it! 1)  Eraser is a song … Continue reading How My Heart Reads Divide…

The Runaway American Dream…

Tuesday was a day pregnant with rain, the booms and flashes of a faraway thunderstorm typical in the soundtrack of an Australian February. It was not however a typical Tuesday. This was the Tuesday that I would feel the energy of music in a completely unprecedented form. I had found out about this day on a nondescript time blurred 24 hours where I’d happened to … Continue reading The Runaway American Dream…

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Across the world today, millions of men and women have marched. They have risen to meet dark clouds of uncertainty,  fear and hate with rebellious hope, strength and love. They have shown that we are much stronger united than we are divided. "Never underestimate the power of a woman" or the millions who march and stand in solidarity across the globe. Inspired masses. Polite protest. … Continue reading Do You Hear The People Sing?

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan was right. As the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, his sentiments in song still capture the mood of the world today. Well, at least they capture my mood. There is a week left of the times we have known as a world for the past 8 years. My social media has been littered with farewells, collages, videos, thoughts. The world … Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’