Audio Adrenaline 1.0
Audio Adrenaline 2.0
Audio Adrenaline 3.0
Audio Adrenaline 4.0
This week on a combo post of Futuristic Fridays and Sentimental Saturdays I will be speaking about why I think band members change, and what happens when bands change so much that it becomes almost like, or even exactly like a brand, and how we as fans of the band deal with the changes. I will be sentimental in looking back in the history of one band in particular and forward into the future of the same band with a new lead singer.
Continue reading Futuristic Fridays And Sentimental Saturdays: Audio Adrenaline 3.0 (or 4.0) – When Does A Band Become A Brand?
Wondering why we as a site have been absent lately from continuous blog posting? At various times in the past, I’ve not been that motivated to write for whatever reason. Sometimes it would be a mind blank, which is the primary reason why these last few weeks, there hasn’t been a week where every single blog is uploaded online. This week, there was a different reason for the hesitation of writing, (a blog post after Throwback Tuesdays and before the Sunday News Roundup). An event that united the world, it was not for jovial or happy reasons- for it was because of this pivotal moment in Australian history that encouraged me to discuss this week’s Worship Wednesdays, TV Thursdays and Sentimental Saturdays all in one post. To be honest, this dark and sad week has reminded me of the frailty and shortness of life, and writing my thoughts and feelings in this article will hopefully make sense of what has happened and hopefully allow people to heal in their own way, inclusive of myself. There are weeks that change you and move you to reflect about life, and this was one of them.
Continue reading Worship Wednesdays + TV Thursdays + Sentimental Saturdays: The Darkest And Saddest Week In Australian Sporting History!
Most times that we have talked about a Futuristic Friday instalment, we have discussed some aspect of the future that is changing, whether it is in terms of technology, film, TV, events in the world, gadgets, food, politics; and we have discussed these topics in a way that probes and asks questions about the impact on future generations, whether it is positive or negative, but nevertheless pivotal in the coming years to the benefit of our society. And everytime we have delved into a Sentimental Saturdays post, we have looked at things that happened in our personal lives, impacting us to be the person God made us to be today. Different to Throwback Tuesdays in that we haven’t necessarily talked about the popular timeless things of the past, in this post we have delved into our thoughts and feelings when faced with the positive memories of the good things in life. And sometimes we have infused these two blogs together in particular weeks, just because the topic at hand related to both overarching groups.
Continue reading Futuristic Fridays And Sentimental Saturdays: Longing For Heaven and Looking Back on the Life We’ve Lived
Do you remember the first time you travelled to another town or city or country, by plane? Personally I’m still a little bit apprehensive about flying (and who wouldn’t be, given the current political and economic climate in the world!), however the times that I have been travelling overseas have been worth it, as I gaze upon and bask in God’s creation, and the unique structure, landmarks, and flora and fauna of a different culture. It’s also in those times when I think about the risk involved in travelling to a place beyond my comfort zone, and the implications in my risk taking in general as well.
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What is your favourite all time food? The type of dish that you would travel half way around the world to eat? The type that, if you’re in another city, and your parents ring up, and say ‘___, we’re having this food, be home by this day’ you immediately rush back home?
Continue reading Food Fridays And Sentimental Saturdays: My Favourite Dish Of All (Steamed Mince Egg)!
Can you tell me a time when you were first introduced to television? I know my first time- it was Sesame Street in around 1991 or 1992. I then outgrew that show, transitioned into programs such as Saturday Disney (Channel 7 around the years of 1995 til about 1999), Round the Twist (on ABC- my family and I watched all four seasons in the early 2000’s), and Monk (I started watching the Channel 10 program in 2005 with season 3 repeats). As most of these shows I was first introduced to I watched on Australian TV, I’d like to briefly talk about the current reliability of the Australian TV guide, in light of the shows I am now currently watching on American TV, online because of review purposes, considering most of what I am in the middle of right now hasn’t come to Australia yet…
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What was your favourite Disney movie growing up? No seriously, close your eyes and think about it. Everyone is a fan of Disney and their movies, whether they admit it or not. Everyone has their special movie that they grew up with, or recent movie that they thoroughly enjoyed even if they were the ones themselves that were reluctant to see the movie in the first place. Not to take away anything from other animation companies (namely Dreamworks), I reckon that Disney and their animation stories and movies have been some of the most influential cartoons and some of the most inspiring, heartfelt and enjoyable movies for children and teenagers in the modern movie and television era.
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I wonder where you all were when Peter Furler, longtime member of possibly one of Christian music’s most famous bands ever, announced that he was stepping away from being the front-man of the Newsboys. I know where I was- in front of my computer, staring at the words, as if, at the time, everything else didn’t matter except for the news that was right in front of me. There was a moment where I thought I would never buy a Newsboys album again. Not because I knew that Michael Tait wasn’t a worthy replacement, but rather it was because the Newsboys that was going to be; may not have been the Newsboys I had grown to love when Peter was front man.
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Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years, the music that I was exposed to was very limited. Aside from artists like Delirious?, Carman, Steven Curtis Chapman (in fact, I think Signs of Life was the first CD our family received- even before we had a CD player), Tim Hughes, Steve Grace and Planetshakers (their 2003 album Rain Down), our CCM albums/artists knowledge wasn’t to the point where you’d call us a fan of it. Nevertheless, a few WOW Hits albums purchases a few years later- WOW Hits 2005, 2006 and WOW Worship Aqua (fuelled by our enjoyment of WOW Hits 2004), we took the plunge and purchased our first CCM album by a female artist in 2006- Rebecca St. James’s 2005 album If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something.
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This week has been very momentous in the realms of media. In fact, if you were to pick out one news that trumps all the rest, it’ll be this- the passing of Robin Williams, one of Hollywood’s funniest, down-to-earth, heartfelt, comic, versatile and hardworking actors. With our site devoting both Message Mondays and TV Thursdays to all things Robin in honour of his memory, I’ve decided to make this new Sentimental Saturdays post about Robin Williams- or rather, one of his films, namely the 1991 movie Hook.
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