A few years ago, when Sunday sessions at the pub were still a core part of me adulterating my weekend (definitely not to be confused with adulting), Big Call Sunday was born. You know the scene. The talk got louder and looser, views became flippantly more extreme and equally more carefree and confident. Some of […]

In honour of Mother’s Day, today I got myself out of bed, I cooked my meals for the week, washed all my clothes and even bathed myself. I now know up to 1 millionth of what an average day was like for my own Ma with five human shaped adult-piglets to raise, clean and cater […]

I heard your feedback – the March playlist was a little too heavy on hardness and hip hop and a little light lush grooves. I’m not saying April completely resolves that (I’m still me, after all) BUT I have aimed to expand through a more eclectic mix of genres and sounds. And in those hip-hop […]

Looking for some new listenings but too lazy to read me? Don’t worry, I got you. I’ve made a playlist of what I’ve been listening to over the last month. I’m gonna ‘try’ to do one at the end of every month. It’s a mix of new and some old. There’s even a version on […]

In 2015, Dr. Dre released the loooooong awaited follow-up to 2001, his classic album from 1999. That’s a whopping 16 years, which in musical fandom world is like a lifetime. The album was Compton, and it was inspired by Straight Outta Compton, the excellent biopic about the trailblazing hip-hop group N.W.A., which Dr Dre was […]

Some of the biggest icons in history have totally rocked the single moniker. Think Jesus, Bert – and Ernie, Vegemite … to name just a few. Aside from those equally important categories of religion, Sesame Street and breakfast foods, the world of popular music has been the most fertile breeding ground for one-name wonders – […]

For the first time ever, 2017 was the year that hip-hop reigned supreme and overtook rock (yes, that ageing stalwart is still kicking apparently) as the most popular genre in US music. Take a bow, friends. Or get on board soon to be even friendlier-friends. Some of my favourites have all been late influencers in […]