Favourite Music Artist – Q

This one is a no-brainer. There wasn’t really much choice for Q, so it HAD to be…

Queen! My fave Queen song – Radio Ga Ga

Favourite Music Artist – P

This is a little bit more drawn out than I hoped, but it’s probably better that it IS like this anyway (the whole fave music acts thing, I mean). I realised some time back that I made a mistake with “I”, adding Iggy Pop to my I list, when rightfully, he should be here. But anyway…

My first P is…Pulp. They were the epitome of Brit Pop on the mid 90’s (even though they’d been around for YEARS already). Loved them. Love “Common People” and bought “Disco 2000” as a single back then. Love Jarvis Cocker as well, continuing the whole “tall-streak-of-piss-cool-geek” thing I’m on atm. He recently wrote a song called “Running The World” with the chorus line “c*nts are still running the world”.

Pulp – Trees

My second choice is Pet Shop Boys. I’ve never really bought any of their stuff, but I love a lot of it.

Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly

Finally, a mention to… Power Station. A short-lived supergroup with John and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran, Tony Thompson on drums, and Robert Palmer as singer. I thought their sound was f*cking awesome! I bought the album at the time (circa 1985) and played it to death. Tony Thompson’s drumming was just killer! He did a lot of work for Bowie as well.

Power Station – Get It On

Obviously a YouTube clip can not reveal the powerhouse of sound, but it was ROCKIN’, trust me!!!

Favourite Music Artist – O

It was a tough choice. Not much was screaming out to me under “O” and then I saw William Orbit and thought “Yeah, why not”.

He’s done a lot of production stuff, but he has done his own stuff too. I love his version of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, but I chose this piece for the video.

William Orbit’s reinterpretation of John Cage’s In A Landscape.

Favourite Music Artist – M (part 2)

There were two Oz acts I left off the list, as ‘M’ was getting a bit overcrowded (and I’d forgot about them until later in the evening after I’d added the post).

Mental As Anything.

Midnight Oil.

Oh, I agonised over my choice for Midnight Oil and I just couldn’t decide between these! All I know is that I wasn’t going to choose “Beds Are Burning”, not ‘cos I don’t like it, but because it’s the only song outside of Australia that Midnight Oil seem to be known for.

Oh, to think Peter Garrett was once cool and not a politician! Political yes, but not a politician. I suppose at least he is Environment Minister, but still…augh

Oh, the irony of this choice of song.

Favourite Music Artist – M

I actually do have several artists all vying for position, some a little embarrassing to admit to, but hey, why can’t I have eclectic taste?

So here goes…laugh if you will at some of the choices.

Madonna (I know – not so much the modern stuff – I hate that bloody “4 Minutes” thing with JT) pre 2001 really. I stopped liking her after the Music album.

Kylie Minogue (I know!)

George Michael (Yes!!!)

Morrissey. I love the man’s voice. There’s a melancholy to it that I love.

Manic Street Preachers.

Some Steven Patrick Morrissey for you to enjoy. This song speaks to me…

Favourite Music Artist – L

I love, love, love her…

k.d. Lang!

Also love John Lennon (I SSSOOO coulda gone Beatles for “B”) and Led Zep. But my heart belongs to k.d.