Top 75 seasonal songs

  1. Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful
  2. A Warm Summer Night by Chic
  3. Autumn in New York by Billie Holiday
  4. Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone
  5. Autumn Sung by Sodastream
  6. Spring Rain by The Go-Betweens
  7. One Summer by Daryl Braithwaite
  8. Hell of a Summer by The Triffids
  9. Winter Wooskie by Belle and Sebastian
  10. Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo
  11. Winter Wonder by Jeremy Jay
  12. Winterlong by Neil Young
  13. Summer Cannibals by Patti Smith
  14. Summer Cum by Avi Buffalo
  15. We Gathered in Spring by Midlake
  16. Winter Song by Nico
  17. Summer’s Cauldron by XTC
  18. Winter’s Way by The Laughing Clowns
  19. Winter Friend by Yoko Ono
  20. Autumn Shade by The Vines
  21. Come On Spring by Antenna
  22. It’s Summertime by Flaming Lips
  23. Summer Wasting by Belle and Sebastian
  24. Spring Song by Paul Robeson
  25. Summer Wino by Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males
  26. Summer Lovin’ by Meuscram
  27. Autumn Glass by Sekiden
  28. Winter Love by Robyn Hitchcock
  29. Autumn’s Child by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
  30. Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
  31. Cummer in Summertime by Julian Cope
  32. Delius (Song of Summer) by Kate Bush
  33. Summer Breeze by Stylus
  34. In The Summertime by The Mixtures
  35. Summer Here Kids by Grandaddy
  36. The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
  37. White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
  38. Autumn by Felt
  39. Let’s Pretend It’s Summer by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  40. My Autumn’s Done Come by The Tinderstick
  41. Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel
  42. Winterwonderland by Ross McLennan
  43. Dark Autumn by Grand Buffet
  44. Summer Fun by The Barracudas
  45. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion by The Flaming Lips
  46. Autumn Leaves by Miles Davis
  47. Excerpt from a Winter’s Day by Underground Lovers
  48. Winter in America by Gil Scott Heron
  49. Bummer in the Summer by Love
  50. Winter Lady by Leonard Cohen
  51. It Might As Well Be Spring by Nina Simone
  52. Eternal Summer by Celtic Frost
  53. Some Other Spring by Billie Holiday
  54. Winter by The Fall
  55. Summer Babe By Pavement
  56. Wintertime Again by Beachfield
  57. Winter Dies by Midlake
  58. In The Bleak Mid Winter by Bert Jansch
  59. Winter’s End by Marchine Translations
  60. Summertime by The Sundays
  61. Winter-A-Go-Go by Yo La Tengo
  62. Winter Rodeo by Turnstyle
  63. Autumn Air by The Very Most
  64. Winter Wonder Land by Animal Collective
  65. It’s Winter and You Don’t Love by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
  66. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter by Jim O’Rourke
  67. Summer Turns To High by R.E.M.
  68. Winter Must Be Cold by The Apples in stereo
  69. Autumn Almanac by The Kinks
  70. Autumn is Your Last Chance by Robyn Hitchcock
  71. Summertime by Lenny Breau
  72. Indian Summer by Beat Happening
  73. Russian Autumn Heart by The Church
  74. Sweetheart in the Summer by Ween
  75. In The Heat Of The Summer by Phil Ochs
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Top 70 architects

  1. Jeffrey Howlett
  2. Smiljan Radic
  3. Iwan Iwanoff
  4. B.V. Doshi
  5. James Stockwell
  6. Glenn Murcutt
  7. Oscar Niermeyer
  8. Alvar Aalto
  9. Hannes Meyer
  10. Le Corbusier
  11. Walter Gropius
  12. Eduardo Souto Moura
  13. Frei Otto
  14. Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi
  15. Rem Koolhaas
  16. Renzo Piano
  17. Louis Kahn
  18. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
  19. Jean Nouvel
  20. Peter Zumthor
  21. José Selgas and Lucía Cano
  22. Sou Fujimoto
  23. Toyo Ito
  24. Lu Wenyu and Wang Shu
  25. Shigeru Ban
  26. Frank Lloyd Wright
  27. Bertrand Goldberg
  28. Daniel Burnham
  29. Arne Jacobsen
  30. Victor Horta
  31. Otto Wagner
  32. Antonio Sant’Elia
  33. Vesnin Brothers
  34. Ivan Fomin
  35. Buckminster Fuller
  36. Félix Candela
  37. Marcel Breuer
  38. Henning Larsen
  39. Bjarke Ingels
  40. Thomas Heatherwick
  41. Joseph Karakis
  42. Moisei Ginzburg
  43. David Adjaye
  44. David Chipperfield
  45. Mario Bellini
  46. Jean Nouvel
  47. Norman Foster
  48. Forbes and Fitzhardinge
  49. Barozzie Vega
  50. Thom Mayne
  51. Robin Boyd
  52. Harry Seidler
  53. Glen Murcutt
  54. ARM: Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, Ian McDougall and Tony Allen
  55. John Denton
  56. Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall
  57. Roy Grounds
  58. Nigel Coates
  59. Robin Falck
  60. Vitor Rodrigues
  61. Peter Behrens
  62. César Pelli
  63. Frank Gehry
  64. Giò Ponti
  65. Jørn Utzon
  66. Peter Parler
  67. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  68. William Van Alen
  69. Elizabeth Diller
  70. Ray Kappe

Top 50 Australian actors (in order)

  1. John Hargreaves
  2. Cate Blanchett
  3. Noah Taylor
  4. Graeme Blundell
  5. Rachel Griffiths
  6. David Gulpilil
  7. Matt Day
  8. Sophie Lee
  9. Garry McDonald
  10. Nell Schofield
  11. Ernie Dingo
  12. Errol Flynn
  13. Ruth Cracknell
  14. Genevieve Lemon
  15. Chips Rafferty
  16. Sacha Horler
  17. Alex Dimitriadis
  18. Rebecca Smart
  19. Kristian Schmid
  20. Judy Davis
  21. Sam Worthington
  22. Geoffrey Rush
  23. Tom E. Lewis
  24. Bill Hunter
  25. Frances O’Connor
  26. Jonathon Dutton
  27. Jack Thompson
  28. Deborah Mailman
  29. Jacki Weaver
  30. Kym Gyngell
  31. Bruce Spence
  32. Toni Collette
  33. Graham Kennedy
  34. Bryan Brown
  35. Noni Hazlehurst
  36. John Jarratt
  37. Magda Szubanski
  38. Heath Ledger
  39. Wendy Hughes
  40. Peter Finch
  41. Bud Tingwell
  42. Joan Sydney
  43. Hugo Weaving
  44. Sandy Gore
  45. Jacqueline MacKenzie
  46. Shaun Micallef
  47. Salvatore Coco
  48. Geoff Paine
  49. Leigh Whannell
  50. Nicole Kidman

25 great songs by bad musical acts

  1. Everlong by Foo Fighters
  2. Keeping Secrets by Motor Ace
  3. Military Strongmen by Jebediah
  4. More Than You Are by Grinspoon
  5. Stop by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  6. A Song For The Lovers by Richard Ashcroft
  7. Tornadoes by Ben Lee
  8. Something Good Must Come by Knievel
  9. Is There Any Love In Your Heart? by Lenny Kravitz
  10. Rearviewmirror by Pearl Jam
  11. Unsent Letter by Machine Gun Fellatio
  12. In The Meantime by Spacehog
  13. All Star by Smashmouth
  14. Revolution Regained by The Living End
  15. Sour Girl by Stone Temple Pilots
  16. Behind The Sun by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  17. In The Meantime by Spacehog
  18. Live Forever by Oasis
  19. My Happiness by Powderfinger
  20. Outside of Me by Killing Heidi
  21. Why Are All The Cars Outside Real? by Eskimo Joe
  22. Perfect Family by Diana Ah Naid
  23. Findaway by silverchair
  24. Burden In My Hand by Soundgarden
  25. Buck Rogers by Feeder

Top 20 trees

  1. palm tree
  2. wattle
  3. myrtle (Western Australian/Peppermint)
  4. redwood
  5. Douglas Fir
  6. Joshua Tree
  7. weeping willow
  8. Tasmanian Blue Gum
  9. elm
  10. maple
  11. Mountain Ash
  12. Old Tjikko (Norway Spruce)
  13. oak
  14. Yakushima (conifer)
  15. mallow
  16. Eurasian Smoketree
  17. buxus (box tree)
  18. baobab
  19. birch
  20. plane-tree

Top 10 Columbo episodes

  1. Murder by the Book (Season 1, Episode 1)
  2. Murder Under Glass (Season 7, Episode 2)
  3. The Most Dangerous Match (Season 2, Episode 7)
  4. Death Lends A Hand (Season 1, Episode 2)
  5. The Most Crucial Game (Season 2, Episode 3)
  6. Lovely But Lethal (Season 3, Episode 1)
  7. An Exercise in Fatality (Season 4, Episode 1)
  8. Dead Weight (Season 1, Episode 3)
  9. By Dawn’s Early Light (Season 4, Episode 3)
  10. How to Dial A Murder (Season 7, Episode 4)

Top 50 songs by The Go-Betweens (in order)

  1. Bachelor Kisses
  2. To Reach Me
  3. The Mountains Near Dellray
  4. On My Block
  5. I Just Get Caught Out
  6. Dive For Your Memory
  7. Part Company
  8. Twin Layers of Lightening
  9. Spirit of a Vampyre
  10. Draining the Pool for You
  11. Old Mexico
  12. Magic In Here
  13. Streets of Your Town
  14. Love Goes On!
  15. Spring Rain
  16. Devil’s Eye
  17. Ride
  18. No Reason To Cry
  19. Head Full of Steam
  20. Heart and Home
  21. That Way
  22. The Statue
  23. Bow Down
  24. The Sound of Rain
  25. I’m All Right
  26. Slow Slow Music
  27. Orpheus Beach
  28. Bye Bye Pride
  29. Love Is A Sign
  30. Girl Lying On A Beach
  31. Crooked Lines
  32. The Clock
  33. You’ve Never Lived
  34. You Can’t Say No Forever
  35. Quiet Heart
  36. Finding You
  37. Going Blind
  38. Clouds
  39. Time In The Desert
  40. Locust Girls
  41. The City of Light
  42. In The Core of A Flame
  43. Sleeping Giant
  44. Erotic Sunshine
  45. He Lives My Life
  46. Five Words
  47. Stone
  48. Was There Anything I Could Do?
  49. Instant Replay
  50. Apology Accepted

10 favourite books about communism

  1. The Naked God by Howard Fast
  2. Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell
  3. The Revolutionary Road to Socialism by Alex Callinicos
  4. Communism: A Love Story by Jeff Sparrow
  5. The Meaning of Marxism by Paul D’Amato
  6. Reasons To Be Cheerful by Mark Steel
  7. Free Radical by Roderic Anderson
  8. Once A Jolly Comrade by Keith McEwen
  9. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  10. State Capitalism in Russia by Tony Cliff (I haven’t read it, but I like that it exists)

Top 25 songs by The Triffids

  1. Surfer Boy in Leather
  2. The Seabirds
  3. New Years Greetings
  4. Place in the Sun
  5. This Boy
  6. Beautiful Waste
  7. Farmers Never Visit Nightclubs
  8. Wide Open Road
  9. Spanish Blue
  10. Property Is Condemned
  11. Raining Pleasure
  12. Goodbye Little Boy
  13. Save What You Can
  14. Red Pony
  15. Suntrapper
  16. Tender is the Night (The Long Fidelity)
  17. Rosevel
  18. Life of Crime
  19. Only One Life
  20. Plaything
  21. Good Fortune Rose
  22. Hell of a Summer
  23. Too Hot To Move
  24. Kelly’s Blues
  25. Do You Want Me Near You?

Top 25 queer Hollywood actors

  1. Sal Mineo
  2. Cesar Romero
  3. Lily Tomlin
  4. Tallulah Bankhead
  5. Marlon Brando
  6. Roddy McDowall
  7. Marlene Dietrich
  8. George Takei
  9. Ramon Navarro
  10. Ian McKellen
  11. Joan Crawford
  12. William Haines
  13. Alla Nazimova
  14. Rupert Everett
  15. James Dean
  16. Stephen Fry
  17. Sara Gilbert
  18. Anna Pacquin
  19. Tab Hunter
  20. Greta Garbo
  21. Lindsay Lohan
  22. Carey Grant
  23. Anthony Perkins
  24. Ava Gardner
  25. Rudolph Valentino

Top 20 songs by Dave Graney

  1. A Million Dollars In A Red Velvet Suit (live version off The Lure of the Tropics)
  2. You Wanna Be Loved
  3. Saturday Night Bath
  4. Everybody Loves A Mass Killer
  5. That’s The Way It’s Gonna Be
  6. A Man On The Make
  7. Three Dead Passengers In A Stolen Second Hand Ford
  8. Mr Bad Luck
  9. Between Times
  10. I’m Not Afraid To Be Heavy
  11. Warren Oates (live version off The Lure of the Tropics)
  12. There He Goes With His Eye Out
  13. Robert Ford
  14. Mogambo
  15. Drugs Are Wasted On The Young
  16. The Birds and The Goats
  17. I Held The Cool Breeze
  18. You Need To Suffer
  19. The Brother Who Lived
  20. You’re Masters Must Be Pleased With You

Top 50 films of the 1980s

  1. On Golden Pond
  2. Puberty Blues
  3. Coming To America
  4. Heathers
  5. Another Country
  6. A Fish Called Wanda
  7. Terms of Endearment
  8. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  9. Meet the Feebles
  10. The Shining
  11. Reds
  12. Beaches
  13. Cocoon
  14. Flight of the Navigator
  15. Batman
  16. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
  17. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  18. The Breakfast Club
  19. My Beautiful Laundrette
  20. Full Metal Jacket
  21. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  22. Santa Clause: The Movie
  23. Amadeus
  24. Where The Green Ants Dream
  25. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  26. The Breakfast Club
  27. The Dark Crystal
  28. Withnail and I
  29. Dogs In Space
  30. The Gods Must Be Crazy II
  31. Gregory’s Girl
  32. Look Who’s Taking
  33. The Hunger
  34. Mannequin
  35. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  36. Beatlejuice
  37. Robocop
  38. The Boy Who Could Fly
  39. She-Devil
  40. Spaceballs
  41. Wall Street
  42. ¡Three Amigos!
  43. The Club
  44. Star Wars Episode V:  The Empire Strikes Back
  45. Back to the Future: Part II
  46. BabaKiueria
  47. Can’t Stop The Music
  48. The Year My Voice Broke
  49. Young Einstein
  50. Blue Velvet

Top Ten Children’s Books (post 1950)

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  2. Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein
  3. Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski
  4. Daddy’s Roomate by Michael Willhoite
  5. Animalia by Graeme Base
  6. Misery Guts by Morris Gleitzman
  7. The Twits by Roald Dahl
  8. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  9. Jellybelly by Robert Kimmel Smith
  10. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak