Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories: Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”

28 07 2014


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I’m not sure what made me download the best of Terence Trent D’Arby recently, perhaps it was his song “Wishing Well” that was on 702 Classics. Either way, it brought back memories of 1987, when this song was big on the radio. Even today, it oozes coolness, and the stylish music video, filmed partly in black and white, with Terence singing into an old school microphone, is apt for this song.

D’Arby’s debut solo album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, is his best-known commercial work. The album produced the hits “If you let me stay”, Wishing Well”, “Dance little sister” and “Sign your name.”

If you want to know what he has done since then, read this interesting article.

Have a look and listen as to what made Terence Trent D’Arby so popular.



Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories: “All Around the World” by Lisa Stansfield

21 07 2014


I am a lover of Karaoke, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, despite the fact that I am apparently tone deaf according to Sing Star. Last night, we had an impromptu karaoke session with a friend, who has extensive musical knowledge. He chose Lisa Stansfield’s “All around the world” – a classic hit, circa 1989. This got me thinking that my next musical memories blog post will be dedicated to this immensely talented lady. In 1989, I was in Standard 8 (that’s Grade 10 to the younger folks) and this song could be heard pumping from the speakers of our school bus almost every day. I was forbidden from going to clubs as a teenager, so the school bus was one way of hearing what the latest club tracks were.

So dial your time machine back to the late eighties (when music was really music) and enjoy!



Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories – “Fire” by The Pointer Sisters and Bruce Springsteen

7 07 2014

I was recently reminded of the beautiful music of The Pointer Sisters, while watching a comedy on TV. I immediately downloaded their “best of” album and was pleasantly surprised to hear the song “Fire.” I had been looking for it for a while, after hearing the very talented Kristin Chenoweth sing a version of it on Glee. Then, after some more Googling, I remembered that Bruce Springsteen done a version of “Fire” as well. Who done it better between The Pointer Sisters and Bruce Springsteen? I’m undecided, but a little partial to the live 1980’s Bruce Springsteen – damn, he was hot.

Have a listen and let me know what you think.


Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories – Karyn White’s “Secret Rendezvous”

30 06 2014

Welcome back to Mish Mash of Memories!

I’ve decided to write posts on this blog again, but mainly those that pertain to my sense of nostalgia – like the tag line says, this blog is about everyday things that trigger your memories of yesteryear.

I downloaded the Best of Karyn White the other day and thought about that time in my life when her hits were a huge sensation. It was 1990, I was in Standard 9 (Grade 11) and this song was constantly playing on the radio and various mixes of it was playing in the clubs. This got me thinking that I should post a weekly music video of the hits that made me feel good back in the day (and still do) and call it Mishkah’s Monday Musical Memories. So here is the first one – it’s the song called “Secret Rendezvous” by Karyn White. Enjoy the walk down this musical memory lane!

Will and Kate – Proud Parents at Prince George’s Christening

24 10 2013

Prince George, the 3 month old son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was christened yesterday at St James’s Palace. Now this took me back to 1982, when Prince William was christened. In fact, on the 4th of August 1982, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace.

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The Art of the Opening Sequence

25 08 2013

Have you noticed that opening sequences of television shows have become shorter these days? Back in the 80’s and 90’s, opening sequences were much longer and involved, and usually featured the names and faces of the actors in the show. The first one that comes to mind is Dallas. Here’s a montage of the various opening sequences since 1978/9.

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Local Celebs Chat to Mzansi Life & Style

9 02 2013

Read what celebs told me about their future plans in my latest blog post on www.mzansilifeandstyle.com – please follow to keep up to date with what’s hot.

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