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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 17, 2022

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AboutAmy Billing, Author at The Creative Issue

Amy Billing

Amy Billing

Hello there, I’m Amy Billing. I’m a fourth year student at QUT studying Business and Media Communication and it is riveting stuff. Though, I consider myself something of a music enthusiast, which brings me here. Firstly, let me take you back to 1999, I was wearing my brothers hand-me-down Mango board shorts (so you know I was a cool kid) and I was introduced to the likes of The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bruce Springsteen. This was the beginning of a long-winded love affair with music. Today, no wiser but hopefully better dressed, I spend majority of my hard earn money (honestly, it’s neither hard nor earned) going to gigs and festivals. In my spare time I listen to a little David Bowie, Band of Skulls, The Shins, Oh Mercy, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Smiths, The Vaccines, Tame Impala, Grizzly Bear and Sufjan Stevens. I also like long walks on the beach, and cats but that’s a story for another day. So if a little music discussion tickles your fancy, stay tuned. Adiós Amigos

Posts By Amy Billing

We Don’t Wanna Pay For Your Music Anymore

April 17, 2014 |

Last week I had a friend over and as she looked around my room she spotted some CD’s stacked on my bedside table to which she said, “I can’t believe you still buy CD’s”. With ITunes, Spotify, Youtube and just … Read More

Searching for Sugar Man, the story of Sixto Rodriguez

March 29, 2014 |

Searching for Sugar Man is an awe-inspiring tale of American unsung musician, Sixto Rodriguez.

Rodriguez released his debut album Cold Facts in 1970 and his second album Coming from Reality in 1971; both were monumental flops in the U.S. However, … Read More

Why you should listen to Wye Oak

February 4, 2014 |

I first stumbled upon Wye Oak when I was watching Safety Not Guaranteed, a really cool film about a guy who believes he can time travel. But I was immediately fascinated with Wye Oak, in particular the lead vocals of Jenn Wasner. Read More

11 songs that will make you blush

December 5, 2013 |

As both an avid music lover and ultimate wingwomen, I’ve assembled a bunch of songs that will help you woo that special somebody. Whether it’s love at first sight or a romantic night on the Friday’s dance floor, these tunes will turn any sad situation into a sexy one.

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South American Journey: The Trail to Machu Picchu

September 13, 2013 |

I was so excited to hike the Inca Trail, until we reached high altitudes and then it’s safe to say I was sufficiently terrified.

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South American journey: Nazca lines

September 3, 2013 |

I’ve been back in Australia for a total of two weeks, and my time in South America now feels like a distant memory, a perpetual dream like state.

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things…

June 4, 2013 |

As the festival season approaches I wanted to provide a self-help service, a kind of guide for ‘oh please god, don’t wear that’, or think of it as an intervention…

Every year, the outfits get smaller and smaller, and … Read More

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

May 28, 2013 |

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed In

As I sit down to write this article, which was originally going to be called ‘Ten Songs to Get Your Woman into Bed’…I pop my iPod on hoping … Read More

Jinja Safari on Safari – Coming to a Zoo Near You!

May 21, 2013 |

Excuse the pun, but it’s just too darn cute to neglect. If you’re not that quick with the puns or with words, Jinja Safari are headed to Brisbane and they are playing at The Zoo on Friday May 24th.

Highly … Read More

Falling For Rhye

April 22, 2013 |

Just about the best thing that can happen to me is discovering a new artist and I’m not just talking about your run of the mill ‘oh that’s nice’. I’m talking about a new tune that keeps you awake at … Read More

An Ode To Splendour

April 16, 2013 |

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you over the past four years and I think we’ve both grown a lot and I thank you for that. You taught me so much about myself, about life, love and … Read More

A word with Charlotte Emily

April 15, 2013 |

I caught up with my old friend Charlotte Boumford to chat about her band Charlotte Emily and the release of her EP Dreamstealer.

The English born songstress spent her childhood moving back and forth … Read More

What a Racket: Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball Tour Hits Brisbane

March 19, 2013 |

The year is 1999 and I had just heard Bruce Springsteen’s hit ‘Dancing In The Dark’ on Adelaide’s Triple M.

I wish I could say this was the moment I fell in love with the Boss – but alas, … Read More

A Word with The Red Lights

March 12, 2013 |

I was lucky enough to meet the Melbourne 3-piece at a Deep Sea Arcade gig in Brisbane last year.

The Red Lights bring more to the table than just charm and good looks, they also make some pretty great music. Baring a vocal resemblance to Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Red Lights Dean Valentino caught up with me via correspondence (oh yes, I use words like correspondence now) for a chat. Read More