• Do you know the way to Brisbane

    9. Jul. 2007, 6:29

    Fri 6 Jul – Burt Bacharach

    On Friday night I went to see Burt Bacharach and The Queensland Orchestra. From the first notes played to the last song of the encore I had a grin on my face like you just wouldn't believe. I was chatting to some people waiting at the traffic lights outside the
    Convention Centre waiting to cross who remarked that wasn't I bit young to be at a Burt Bacharach concert. I replied that "who wouldn't love Burt?". As a pianist and composer he has a remarkable career and many of the songs that he wrote are entrenched in pop culture. I personally own two of his LPs which I quite enjoy.

    The format of the 100min show was mainly the playing of medleys as well as a few full length songs. Whilst I knew most of the "old songs" and soundtrack tunes they played, it was quite interesting to hear three of the songs off his newest album <em>At This Time</em> (2005) which was the first time he had written lyrics as well as the music. This of course meant that he was singing as well as playing piano/keys which was very impressive.
  • Easy Listening.

    8. Feb. 2007, 5:42

    This has to be one on my favourite easy listening CDs no matter how I am feeling or what mood I am in. I can pop the CD in and just relax and listen to the CD without ever feeling the need to press next. The artwork is pretty rocking as well.

    Whilst I also always knew who Tim, Neil, Crowded House and Split Enz were this CD really introduced me to their classics and made me listen to them a whole other level.