Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I heard a great interview tonight on 612abc that might interest some Stripey followers . ..
soundcloud link here
or go to the 612abc podcast page here - http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2014/10/david-bridie-talks-music-with-david-who-doesnt-know-much-about-music.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
It's the last day to subscribe to this years radiothon for 4 ZzZ and be in the running for heaps of prizes..
The ol dog triple zed keeps doing the biz and struggling on with equipment needing repair and goodwill from lots of peeps but always needs the cash if ya can help out…
Ol dog met the new dog last week and i managed to get some on video…
First band of the day was those Dirty F Hole peeps.. funny, good rockin, boy kisses even… I'd see em again any ol time.. the dude upfront is called Chucky.. gotta dig that !
Dirty Liars rocked… I like em…
the Le Murd dudes are fun and heavy.. i bought a rekkid.. it had a gimp on the cover… it also rocks :D
some tunes here - http://www.reverbnation.com/lemurd
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A few photos from last nights Dylan gig, very low light conditions
so it was difficult. The performance was fantastic,
the best of the 3 times I've seen him.
Great band and much nicer venue than the entertainment center.
He played 2 sets, no support, mostly newer songs from Tempest,
a few classics thrown in,
Tangled up in blue and Simple Twist of Fate were my highlights
and the encore of All along the Watchtower and Blowing in the Wind.
It may well be the last time He makes it out this way at 73 years old.
Friday, August 15, 2014
For lovers of Brisbane Music and Culture this is one
of the greatest things to happen here for ages!
This has been a massive undertaking,
but an incredible journey of discovery.
Brisbane has always been a unique and
sometimes challenging place for artistic endeavor,
particularly with respect to our city’s social, political
and geographic context and BNE captures the spirit of true
innovation in the modern art form that is electronic music.
There are some wonderful stories in BNE,
but most importantly there is a lot of amazing music.
DENNIS REMMER TRANS:COM
Luminary Brisbane electronic acts reform to celebrate
the city’s electronic music achievements
The BNE Project celebrates 35 years of independent
electronic music production in Brisbane from 1979 to 2014,
through the release of a new book and music archive featuring
140 bands & artists and over 260 tracks.
BNE was researched and produced by
Dennis Remmer – co owner of Brisbane record label
Transmission Communications (Trans:Com) and will be launched
at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, 6 September 2014.
The BNE event features live performances from The Megamen,
Vision Four 5, Soma Rasa, and Boxcar, supported by DJ Jen-E;
all of which are luminaries in the Brisbane scene and several
of which who have reformed' exclusively' for 'this' event.
The event will also feature a pop-up record store dedicated to
rare and unique Brisbane only music productions.
Tickets for the event are only $30 for standard,
or $90 for the deluxe package
(which includes a copy of the BNE book and music archive).
Tickets are strictly limited in number and should be booked
through the Brisbane Powerhouse ticket office or
BNE is a unique project and event, not to be missed by anyone
who loves Brisbane and its unique music cultural history
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Formed in 1976 in Melbourne the Sports towered above so
many bands to become one of the best and fondly remembered
Australian bands from the era.
When Andrew Pendlebury joined in 1977 one of Australian music
most enduring partnerships begun, with both artists helping the
other out on their later brilliant solo projects.
This their brilliant debut Lp was released in early 1979 and became
part of the new wave of music that was called um,
New Wave oddly enough.
The album had 3 singles and the photos here come from my vinyl
copies I picked up recently that included the
Reckless/Mailed it to your Sister 7 "single.
Which I haven't included in this download.
The Sport went on to release other 3 or so EPs
and 3 or so Lps as well as a couple of greatest hits
They split in 1981 and both Stephen and Andrew embarked
on successful solo careers.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Mark Ferrie is Australia Music royalty, he has a long and expansive
career and has contributed a lot to this blog!
Bass player for the Models, Sacred Cowboys,
The Slaughtermen, The Mercurials and the RocKwiz Orkestra.
He toured and recorded with both Steven Cummings and Andrew
Pendlebury in their post Sports days
He has somehow managed to squeeze in this debut solo album and
later a second one called Nuts and Bolts,
which I would love a copy of!
Its brilliant stuff, Mark sounds like Lou Reed but don't take my word
for it have a look at the video and grab this rare and wonderful
01 Poor Excuse, Baby
02 I've Fallen (And I Can't Get Up)
03 Just A Kiss Away
05 Easy Lovin'
06 The Way From Now On
07 Actual Reality
08 New York, New York
09 Easy Lovin' (Instrumental)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The incredibly talented Folk artist Matt Williamson who has
shared so much of his wonderful music has
sent me this beautiful recording that could hold its own
against anything I've heard in contemporary Australian Folk.
He has a heart for this country and for Murri, Koori
spirituality and this is an impressive work>
So download it have a listen and tell Matt what you think,
as he asks below.
Gday Bob. thought you might enjoy this songcycle we've performed a few
times in bathurst. might have a crack at some crowd funding for this so
would love to get some feedback from your listeners.
Gamarra. is a story in song of Kalmadyne Goombridge.
A Gamilaroi man Wiradjuri sung,
it is a story of the spiritual power of the Wiradjuri land
and the importance of culture and tradition.
It is a story of feeling. Matt Williamson has used his poetry
and music and the poems of Kalmadyne Goombridge,
to create a beautiful and powerful work,
that is not only entertaining and informing those who have
been lucky enough to catch these few performances,
but empowering all those involved.
The players are.
Kalmadyne Goombridge (narration).
Matt Williamson (guitar and vocals).
Aaron Hopper of "stringman sassy". (guitar)
Keith Manning of "kanguru". (percussion and tempoura)
Paul Mcllwraith of "kerrianne cox band". (bass and recording)
Ashley Bland (didgeridoo).
Abbie Smith and Sophie Jones (backing vocals).
01 Tell me a story
02 Gamilaroi man wiradjuri sung
04 48 years
05 Mother earth
06 The water
07 Moree swimming pool
08 I now know
09 Boundary rider
10 Blessed be love
Friday, May 30, 2014
Back in the early 90's maybe lat 80's a band of young but
talented musicians formed a band called The Clergy.
They hail from Rockhampton in Queensland,
some 600 hundred kms north of Brisbane.
Now I'm sure many of you haven't heard of this band
but maybe you have heard of Brisbane band Halfway.
This was John Busby vocalist and guitarist of Halfway's first
band, its a wonderful pop band reminiscent of so much
Australian indy music of the time.
Well worth a listen for fans of the Brilliant 8 piece Halfway,
that includes John Willsteed in its number and who's last
couple of Lps have been produced by Robert Forster.
There is a great interview with John Busby on The Clergy and
Halfway you can find here