Sunday, May 15, 2016

"The Children Came Back" feat Gurrumul & Dwayne Everettsmith

This is the soundtrack to the NRL Rugby League "Indigenous Round" this weekend here in Oz, reworking Archie Roach's song... "They Took the Children Away"

It's part of the NRL being onboard with the 'Recognise' movement seeking recognition of indigenous culture, people and history in the Australian Constitution...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"One Country" Midnight Oil

This would be great 'somewhere' on Sunday though it doesn't quite fit my current context!1
I dedicate this playing to Duncan Storrar #QandA questioner who nailed it yesterday with his question about Budget Tax Cuts for those on $80K a year vs raising his tax threshold etc...

Saturday, May 07, 2016

"Daydreaming" Radiohead + new album in 2 days

Don't always love this band, but usually find something to like a lot!!

Friday, May 06, 2016

"The Truth Walks Slowly [Through the Countryside]"

"Here's a new clip for a song co-written and performed by Rob and O'Shea with daughter Jay on vocals" This is a sad, difficult but important and sobering story. 'Walk a mile in these shoes' and understand what's at stake!!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A quiet Facebook Post on a Thursday morning...

   Yesterday on Facebook I did see the Midnight Oil Facebook page notifications that they had changed their profile and background picture to familiar plain and powerful images... but that happens semi regularly, especially with MOMO touring still... little did I know that over my porridge this morning I'd read...

"We wanted you to be the first to know that the five of us are planning to do some gigs in Australia and overseas during 2017. It will probably be at least the end of this year before we know exactly where or when - but if you want to be first to hear about any dates, head over to and sign up to the mailing list. You can grab your free download of ‘Forgotten Years’ live from Canberra while you’re there and catch up on some other big news too. Hope to see you soon … from Bones, Jim, Martin, Peter and Rob."

   This is unexpected and great news for the rusted on fan, the obsessed, the inspired and those who've missed the opportunity to hear that unique combination of acoustic/rock rhythms and drums of my favourite and unique "Oils"!! I reckon regular fans of "Bluesfest" will be lucky, I think "Beyond" Festival should get straight on "the blower" and try to lock it in... Venues will be interesting BUT imagine Newcastle Workers Club instead of the Ent Cent or outdoors at No2 Sportsground.

I never thought I'd be back at Selina's at Coogee again... who knows... Homebush maybe...

"Holy moly. That is all."