Kylie 2009/2019

THEN & NOW: Kylie – #10YearChallenge 2009 vs 2019

Kylie Minogue – The #TenYearChallenge 2009 vs 2019.

by Christopher Smith

It seems popular on social media right now to post pictures of yourself from ten years ago and current. So let’s look at singer Kylie Minogue. Kylie in 2009 and Kylie in 2019. And more importantly ask, “is there any difference”?!

Kylie2009:

Kylie 2009

Kylie turned 41 years old in 2009, which was a quiet year for her in the public domain. She had spent most of 2008 touring with the hugely successful X2008 World Tour off the back of her 2007 album “X“. She released no singles or albums that year, but instead was busy writing and recording for her eleventh studio album that would appear in 2010.

Kylie2019:

Kylie 2019

Kylie released her fourteenth studio album “Golden” in 2018 together with five singles and a tour of the UK and Europe, all squeezed into 12 non-stop months of thrills and spills that has maintained momentum within her fan base as well as re-connecting her with the wider world and certainly there couldn’t of been many people who didn’t know where or what Kylie was doing all year! 2019 will see her celebrate her 51st birthday and take the Golden Tour to Australia as well as playing a number of already sold out venues and festivals across the UK this coming Summer.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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