Popular music

Music for The Ages: and the library shelves

Music for The Ages: and the library shelves

May 1, 2015

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Pop music is, in my opinion, derided more for its omnipresence than its artistic merits. I’m certain this wouldn’t be the exact sentiment of other fans of non-mainstream styles of… Read More ›

From the Outer Circle to Heavy Metal on DVD

From the Outer Circle to Heavy Metal on DVD

April 9, 2015

Music, Performing Arts, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include releases in rock, opera, ballet, popular music, magic and documentary.

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

February 24, 2015

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Even though the exhibition has finished, the melody lingers on in Arts.  Currently featured on the Listening Posts are releases in popular and rock music from performers and bands associated with Bohemian Melbourne.… Read More ›

Summer sound tracks & jukebox bop

Summer sound tracks & jukebox bop

January 23, 2015

Film, Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Summer holiday sounds with a 60s flavour currently feature on Listening Posts in Arts.  They include new releases and old favourites in film sound tracks and popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available… Read More ›

Bohemian Rhapsody for Bohemian Melbourne

Bohemian Rhapsody for Bohemian Melbourne

December 26, 2014

Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

In honour of our splendid exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, currently on show in the Murdoch Gallery until 22 February (you’d be mad to miss it!), here’s Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in… Read More ›

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

November 26, 2014

Music, Musicals, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical and musical theatre.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Film, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

August 28, 2014

Film, Music, New books, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Television:

Our collection of ebooks continues to grow, and these are just a few of my current personal favourites; I can’t wait to get home to read them! You can too… Read More ›

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›