This bop (because apparently that’s what the kids call it these days) is a little too pop music for me but the video clip is so much fun, ah the nostalgia! I watched this with my Tween Queen and Tiny Empress and I might have screamed ‘I had that phone’ at one stage. There’s a lot of references for us oldies, funny though that the song is by a 26 year old who would have been 7, and a 23 year old who would have been 4 at the time but I guess 1999 just looked and sounded better than a relevant year for them.Read More →

‘I Said Hi’ is a song about triumph. Amy Shark wrote it as a kind of reply to those in the music industry who had turned her down previously then when she had a breakthrough hit came knocking at her door. She says “It’s an anthem for anyone who is waking up everyday fighting for what they believe in and challenging the universe!” So this is for those of you writing and writing some more, everyday doing what you love…   As a bonus, here is the first of Amy’s songs that I ever heard and it’s beautiful and you deserve it…Read More →

Shine on, diamond Make our home in velvet skies We’re not meant for wordly eyes Spark up, feel love Every night when we’re alone You know I like to hear you moan Go slow, no no You know that’s not our pace We’re always trying to win the race I know you like it just like me You know that love can set us free I die every night with you Making shades of red and blue So let’s start running to love So let’s start running to us Today, we challenge you to honor this idea with a poem based in sound. The poem,Read More →

Starting today in the Dollhouse you will hear two things. The new Breaking Benjamin album  Ember and complaints about the new Breaking Benjamin album Ember. I am one of those people who will listen to things repetitively and it tends to drive those around me just a little crazy. Lucky for them I have headphones but I don’t utilise them all of the time. Anyway, from my first listen through here is one of the stand out tracks. It features a guy named Derek Hough who I was surprised to read is actually a dancer on ‘Dancing With The Stars’. He did a cover ofRead More →

wonder why it is this song got stuck in my head caught by the chorus This week the new Three Days Grace album ‘Outsider’ was released so like I do, I have listened to it over and over (another good song from their back catalogue) and for me this is the standout song. Love the music, love the lyrics… #writinggoals ‘Cause everyone’s living in black and white But we see each other in a different lightRead More →

If this isn’t your first visit to the Dollhouse, you’ve met Alex before. If not, let me introduce him. Alex is my muse, only he’s not real, he lives in my imagination. He usually scoffs at comments like that, says something along the lines of ‘yeah babe, keep telling yourself that’, but lately he’s been a little quiet. It’s not unusual for him to wander away for a time so I’m not concerned, and he sends me the odd burst of inspiration, like a postcard with a little ‘wish you were here’ mentality and a musical interlude…Read More →

It’s been a rough week in the DevilDollhouse, my Tiny Empress was unwell and my Pre-teen Queen wasn’t her best self either. So the music has been a little low key and mostly just for my ears which was probably lucky as there were a few songs on high rotation and that tends to be greeted with a whiny ‘not that song again!’ Here are a couple that I’m sure would have driven the kids crazy… First is a blast from the past which made a return to my playlist after I watched Baby Driver recently. I was probably more conversant with the 1992 coverRead More →

Since I don’t feel like sharing what I’ve been listening to recently I looked to the daily prompt for inspiration. Conjure is the mot du jour. Seems to imply I should pull a rabbit out of my hat, except, no hat… mon Dieu! (No I’m not going to make you all listen to an Edith Piaf song). What to do? How about a song about magic? Bowie from Labyrinth, Dance Magic I think it’s called? Or Lou Reed doing This Magic Moment from The Lost Highway soundtrack. Too obvious really… so forget magic, how about spell, a little lateral thinking? Down and to the rightRead More →

via Daily Prompt: Puzzled Do you remember this song? You might be more familiar with the version from The movie ‘Blade’ The original was released in 1983, Blade was late 90s, what a difference a decade makes! The first New Order song I ever heard was Shellshock while watching ‘Pretty in Pink’, what a gateway movie that was for new wave music for a kid who grew up listening to Elvis and Roy thanks to her parents and Kiss thanks to an older sister. New Order, OMD, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs! I was like the proverbial kid in a candy store, yum!Read More →

via Daily Prompt: Trill These are the songs that I have been torturing my family with have been on high rotation in my house today… First ‘The Mountain’ is the highly anticipated new single from Canadian hard rockers Three Days Grace. It’s a catchy little tune, I can see it being used as a motivational tool very easily. My favourite line is: When I’m lost and want to fade away I tell myself to live to die another day Second ‘Say Something’ is latest release from Justin Timberlake and features Chris Stapleton. It’s a very mellow yet deep track, building layer by layer until byRead More →

I tried the red pills. Then I tried the blue pills. I ate the one said eat me. I drank the drink that said drink me. I even tried the purple pills. It was like the song, the drugs don’t work, they just make it worse. And I didn’t know if I was ever gonna see your face again, your untouchable face. I had to ask myself the question, where am I now? Then I realised, nothing else matters except, I could never be your woman. So I had to walk away because I knew I could remove the cause but not the symptom.Read More →

Another post with minimal effort. Yeah, I could have linked all the songs to you tube but meh… Anyway, here’s a playlist. If it applies to you and you’re reading it I guess you know it applies to you so enjoy… Simple Minds – Don’t You forget About Me Three Doors Down – Kryptonite Foo Fighters – Another Round Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds Bodyjar – Hazy Shade of Winter Bush – Little Things Catatonia – Road Rage James – Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes Breaking Benjamin – The Ashes of EdenRead More →

Since David Bowie songs are often running through my head, I wasn’t terribly surprised to hear this song when I read the prompt tonight. I have very fond memories associated with this song so it’s always a pleasure to listen to it. As a bonus, the video was shot in Australia and was making some kind of statement against racism apparently. The song had deeper meanings of course, it’s Bowie. As a girl who thought music was just music and had no idea that music could have agendas and make statements, my thoughts were that this was a love song, a declaration that this man,Read More →

Another great song from Echo & the Bunnymen … sometimes words don’t come easy (yeah I know that’s a whole other song), sometimes a song already says all of the things you want to. These days the kids make playlists for each other. When I was a kid it was all about the mix tape. Here’s mine for tonight: Radiohead – Creep Nirvana – All Apoligies Nine Inch Nail – The Perfect Drug Korn – Freak On A Leash Dirty Vegas – Days Go By Beck – Loser Foo Fighters – Another Round Gary Jules – Mad World Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb Echo &Read More →