Pop Muse

Pop Muse is a page with musings about my musical interests: pop music and almost anything around this centre of my musical universe.

Likes: ABBA, Beatles, Bee Gees, Beyonce, Blur, Calvin Harris, Chris Isaak, David Bowie, The Drums, Fleetwood Mac, Franz Ferdinand, Green Day, Heart, Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Manic Street Preachers, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Muse, New Order, The Presets, Roxette, The Smiths, Stevie Nicks & Tina Turner (so far).

Seen live: Bastille, Birds of Tokyo, Bluejuice, Bon Jovi, Chaka Khan, Fleetwood Mac, Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Grace Jones, The Jezabels, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Manu Chao, Muse, P!nk, Powderfinger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Want to see live: Beyonce, Blur, Coldplay, Green Day, Kate Bush, Madonna, Manic Street Preachers, U2

Will never get to see live: Beatles, Bee Gees, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Manic Street Preachers with Richey James Edwards, Tina Turner

Almost to the very day of the 25th anniversary of #rhythmnation1814, I found THIS on vinyl. Good-old fashioned analog sound, even with a few skips, crackles and pops. They dont make popstars like this any more. Janet WROTE ‘Black Cat’ BY HERSELF. She choreographed some of the moves for the title track. She has been nominated for Grammys in Pop, Rock, RnB, Rap and Dance. Not to mention the ground-breaking videos and themes including the Grammy-winning long-form video. An incredibly important album that makes sense of what happened then and even what happens now; THAT is timeless.  #rhythmnation25 #janetjackson #janet #legend #jimmyjam #terrylewis #vinyl #gleberecordfair  #glebe
Random pair of cons near #railwaysquare #sydney #nofilter #converse
#gleberecordfair today. Got some #Steviewonder #janetjackson #beegees and #eltonjohn. Worth the $3 entry fee #rhythmnation25 #vinyl #sydney #nofilter #music #glebe #sunny
Memories of #universityofsydney #spring #sydney #nofilter #camperdown


On this day in music history: September 19, 1989 - “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814”, the fourth album by Janet Jackson is released. Produced by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Jellybean Johnson, and John McClain, it is recorded at Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis, MN from September 1988 - May 1989. Issued as the follow up to the hugely successful “Control” album, it is a concept album with many of the songs touching on the subject of social injustice. Half of the albums twelve songs will be either co-written or written by Janet herself. The ambitious project will be supported with both an accompanying long form music video (which will win a Grammy Award for Best Longform Video in 1990), and her first major tour. The album is extremely well received by fans and critics, and will become the only album in history to spin off seven top five singles, including four number one pop, and three number one R&B singles. “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” will spend four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, three weeks (non-consecutive) on the R&B album chart, and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.