My blog celebrated its tenth birthday earlier this year. That's quite an achievement when I stop to think about it: to create a website on my laptop in 2006 and then to post something at least once a month, every month for over ten years.
In the early days of this blog I used to post links to You Tube videos and in more recent years I've created a 'Videos of the Week' list for Midlands Rocks. I'd thought I'd go back to posting a few videos up here from time to time, partly to return to the roots of this blog, partly to share them with whoever might be interested and still reads this blog and partly because 'Tea & Symphony' is my site and I can post whatever I like: old or new, regardless of genre.
Def Leppard - Man Enough (Video)
For me this was the stand out track from Leppard's last album. A bit of a rock/dance feel to this one.
Spice Girls - Stop (Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007)
The Spice Girls looking spectacular at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007. Fab!
Curve - Fait Accompli (Video)
The dark, magnificent and criminally underrated Curve...
Jay Aston - Suffocating Cindy (Video)
Not the best quality video copy but one of my favourite tracks from Jay's 'Lamb or Lizard' album. Rather dark but some of Jay's solo tracks are...
Madonna - Ghosttown (Video)
When the guns are loaded I have certain 'go to' artists: Madonna is one of mine...
Kylie Minogue - White Diamond (Ballad Version)
Anyone who knows me well knows that I absolutely adore Kylie. I think she is an extraordinary, beautiful, inspirational, enlightened, courageous, delightful and amazing woman. But it's more than just that really. On a personal level she has given me moments of sheer joy through her music, her live shows and simply by being her. In dark or difficult times she has been my muse and inspiration - and her songs have been a light and consolation in that darkness. Her lyrics to 'No More Rain' are written on the first pages of my self help journal for a reason.
This track was an up-tempo dance song that Kylie wrote with the Scissor Sisters, but it is this gorgeous ballad version that speaks volumes to me right now...