Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sounds of Australia

Sun, surf and sand; the outback; and the birds - these are the sounds of Australia.

I get to listen to a lot of birds when I nap out on my deck. You can also listen to them too from this link - http://abc.net.au/archives/av/birds.htm (you need realplayer). Check out the magpie, the parrots, currawong, and the sulphur crested cockatoo.

Now, sun/surf/sand and the outback are another matter. The images and feelings are best evoked by Australian music.

Under the Milky Way by The Church
- Amazon samplers
(this was a theme song of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games)

Sounds of then (This is Australia) by Ganggajang
- samplers from the official site
(my human went to one of their concerts many many years ago when they were in their heyday)

Tenterfield Saddler by Peter Allen
- Amazon samplers
(this song was supposed to be in the musical The Boy from Oz but was not included in the Broadway production as it was lost on the American audience)

Down Under by Men at Work
- Amazon samplers
(an unofficial sporting anthem)

Beautiful People by Australian Crawl
- Amazon samplers
(even Australians could never work out what he was singing about, as James Reyne really mumbled)

Come Said the Boy by Mondo Rock
- samplers from official site
(State of the Heart is another good one)

Given that popular music is now universal and global, this unique Australian sound was more evident in the 1980s. They are now totally classics. Check it out.

They make any Australian living overseas very homesick.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.

.........ooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooo........

Today was another good day, mind you, I didn't get my nap on the couch together with my human as he was doing chores and I sent him out to return the rented movies, and go to the markets for my raw chicken wings.

Devi came over after she finished work for dinner of slow cooked pork in apple cider vinegar and spices, with mash potato/sweet potato and green beans. As she was in her dark coloured work clothes, she did not allow me to sit on her lap. How rude!

keisercat@wildmail.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nick said...

What about Hoodoo Gurus and Radio Birdmen?

I am especially partial to Radio Birdmen because they sound delicious.

Softie once partied with Hoodoo Gurus back in her crazy college days.

Thursday, 30 March, 2006  
Blogger Keiser said...

They might still be a bit too 'alternative' for most people!

I think my human saw the Hoodoos live once too (Like Wow Wipeout). And The Saints, and the Go Betweens...

Thursday, 30 March, 2006  

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