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Post Modern Jukebox 2019 Tour - Perth

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Last night we went to see Scott Bradley's Post Modern Jukebox for the fourth time. And for the fifth time in Perth, it was a sellout show.  Anyone who has been to one of their performances would not be surprised by this.
The tour group conisists of five singers, five musicians, a tap-dancer, and a phenomenal grasp of every musical style known. The greater collective runs to ... it must be nearly a hundred performers.
Performing last night were:
The irrepressible and multi-talented Aubrey Logan on her first visit to Perth. Possesses a wicked sense of humour, an amazing vocal range, and killer trombone skills. Steaming her way through Taylor Smith's "Bad Blood", and rocking out in full 60's style for The Red Hot Chilli Peppers' "Give it Away".

The unstoppable Casey Abrams, on a return visit to Perth (his third, I think), shown on the right with Adam Kubota (bass, bass guitar, musical director, and tour band leader). This is the man who took Toto'…

SFF Music Video of the Week #6

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This week we have a look at a triptych of videos from the Swedish/US band Miike Snow.

Telling a tale of alien abduction, involuntary surgery and genetic modification, displacement, and a search for acceptance, this is a surreal and powerful series of videos. Our ... err ... hero has a name, by the way - "Jean Noel".

There will be more from Miike Snow in later releases.
First up is Paddling Out


Followed by The Wave


And lastly Pretender


A PMJ Sampler

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To give you a sense of what to expect from Postmodern Jukebox, here's a sampler...


First, the one that started it all for us










And you've never heard 'Narf' sound so seductive!


Postmodern Jukebox in Perth 2019 - Tickets still available

The Postmodern Jukebox tour is coming to Perth again next week (20th September). As we have for the last 4? 5? years, we are going.

If you have never been to one, they put on an amazing show where you step into an alternate reality, where today's songs are re-imagined into the styles of yesterday - mostly 20s - 40s themes, but with occasional excursions to other eras. It is always a full-on show, and well worth the price.

There are still a few tickets available for the Perth show next Friday - you can get them here: http://postmodernjukebox.com/tickets/?region=411

SFF Music Video of the Week #5

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50's B movies have always been a rich hunting ground for inspiration for many things. Music videos are no exception.

This brings us to the late Brainbug's "Nightmare" from 1996 works the mood perfectly, with distorted camera angles, a mad scientist, and the inevitable twist at the end. Combined with the song's late 90's eurotrance beats and you have a classic video.

And Don't Believe It Couldn't Happen!

And that's another Scavenger Hunt!

The deadline for the 26th Photography Scavenger Hunt is tomorrow evening, Perth time. Both Leece and I have successfully completed all ten assigned word this time! Stay tuned for the reveals over the coming weeks.

SFF Music Video of the Week - some discussion

Looking through my collection in preparation for the coming weeks, I noticed that several of the videos and songs are ones I do not particularly like, and in some cases dislike.Will I be sharing them? Yes. Even a few who appear to carry messages that are problematic, to say the least. Why? So I can talk about why they are problematic, which I cannot do if I don't show them in the first place. I may descend into impolite language in extreme cases.As for the ones that I simply do not like? I'll share them, too, because they might be to someone else's taste. I'll be polite about them, though!

SFF Music Video of the Week #4

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It takes a special amount of guts to make your music video a pastiche of one of the great SpecFic TV series. UK band Altered Images pull it off in style with their video for the 1982 release "See Those Eyes".

Adopting the theme of the classic of paranoid specfic, "The Prisoner", the band perform for ... maybe the new number 2 ... it is hard to say. But they do it in classic style, blending the 60's, 70's and 80's into a new visit to The Village.