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I love Rockabilly music

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's an interesting band, check them out and see waht you think.  I really do love Rockabilly so have a listen to this band.

Follow the link to have a listen. http://www.rockabillyworldwide.com/forum/topics/the-dark-shadows-autumn-still-2013

Rock legends as they might look today

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Have you ever wondered what rock and music legends might look like if they were still alive today? Well now you no longer have to.  Check out this article below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510352/What-worlds-greatest-music-legends-looked-like-lived-fade-away.html

Keep buying vinyl!

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Music and Fashion

Posted by Amy Park on October 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

I dress anyway I please and quite often, depending on my mood, I can look like I belong to various different groups.  In other words, some people would look at me and automatically put me into a box and guess, simply from how I am dressed, what kind of music I'm into.  I like this - sometimes anyway - aspect of fashion and music almost blurring.  I could be on a train in my smart suit and shirt off to start an honest days work and be listening on my ipod to Pantera.  I don't look like a metalhead but people judge all to quickly. 

Most of the time I have to say I do dress exactly like what I am - 'a wee rock chick' (this according to my boss at work).  So after my previous post about how much I love Alison Mosshart and her entire look I am now focussing on my self, selfish and conceited, perhaps, but I love rock 'n' roll and I love the fashion that goes with it. 

 

My looks: 

 Rock Chick

How I usually dress, to work, to gigs, just out and about.  Covers a wide range of  fashion looks and musical genres and tastes.  This look usually involves the staple band tee and a pair of skinny jeans, converse boots and a blazer to top it off.  Music: Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Nirvana, Green Day, any rock band you can think of.

Punk Princess

Very similar to the rock chick but add a few more accessories and maybe something ripped, add a few patches and so forth.  Music: The Clash, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees and any punk band you can think of.

Rock-a-billy chick

This one I love because I get to wear my crisp shirts, drainpipes, braces and maybe even a tie if I feel so inclined.  All in a nice suit with rolled up sleeves  Also this look can be totally girlie, which I have to admit is part of the fun and looks damn good.  Music: Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison amd just about any 50's act.

Goth-a-billy chick

This is a new one that I saw on the Beyond Retro blog but I had  to include it because it just looks so amazing and very close to how I quite often dress.  Check out their blog and website for amazing quality vintage clothing and looks.  Music: a mix of punk, rock and 50's cool.

 

I love Alison Mosshart

Posted by Amy Park on July 10, 2011 at 4:37 PM Comments comments (0)

I absolutely love Alison Mosshart!  So I thought I would take some time to tell you all just how much.

Not only is she one half of one of my favourite bands, The Kills, she is also the frontwoman of The Dead Weather with an enviable rock goddess image and uber cool vocals.  It's not just that I think she looks cool (which she obviously does) she is also an incredibly talented musician and songwriter who has been rocking her musical craft since she was 14 years old with her first band Discount.

                                          

I saw The Kills at The Oran Mor in Glasgow and they were awesome, that two people can make so much roof-raising noise.  I watched Alison own that stage as she totally rocked out dancing to and performing Midnight Boom and some of their earlier tunes.  She is a totally amazing performer and is every inch the rock goddess.

                                          

If I could get a band together and front it that would be like a dream but until then I'll have to continue to worship at the gold Dior booted heels of miss Alison Mosshart.

                                          

Band Surfing 16/5/11

Posted by Amy Park on May 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

One of my favourite things to do when I've nothing else to do (when I'm surfing the net like a bum when I should be busy doing something else) is searching the net for new bands.  It doesn't even have to be a new band, just a band that is it new to me or that I've been meaning to check out and have finally gave them a listen.  It's that tingly excited feeling that you get, when you realise that, yes! I love this band.  Like last year when I went to see Kiss.  Adam bought me the ticket, said I'd love them.  I went to the gig knowing the obvious songs - I was made for lovin' you, Crazy Crazy Nights (the chorus anyway).  Fell in love with them.  And my obsession began.

One of my latest musical crushes are The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.  I recently bought their latest album from Banquet Records because if you bought the CD it came with a free Pains tote bag.  Before them my musical crush, which is still ongoing, was Blood Red Shoes.  Now this band I can claim being a fan of before any of my friends had even heard of them.  Ignore the air of smugness and semi musical snobbery of that last statement, I used listen to Busted - forgive me.  I blame my little sister and her contsant playing of the same songs over and over, you can't help but sing along when It's all you hear. 

A favourite game of mine is to type random words or phrases into the search bar and see if it's the name of a band or a song title.  You can find some absolute guff and nonsense about anything but on occasion you find a rare gem.  Try it.  It's fun, especially for the eternal procrastinators like myself.