Saturday, February 14, 2009

Robert Forster - abc bushfire flood appeal


Chuck recorded this of the radio yesterday, an interview and song
from Rob. He talks of the recent storms that hit Brisbane and
his own experience of natural disaster.
He performs the wonderful track "If It Rains" Robert's song
about the worst drought in South East Queensland history
which seems to have truly broken now.
Thanks Chuck.

Chuck says this in the comments

some other nice songs from that radio show i didn't
get like Iva Davies doing an acoustic "great southern
land"
and 3 powderfinger boys doing an acoustic
"sunsets"
a call out if anyone got em or has a better
copy of this Rob clip :)


So if you can help.

For those who are perhaps overseas or something and don't
know what disasters are going on round here.

Victorian Bushfires

Over 180 dead

1850 homes destroyed

Many thousands more damaged

Many towns north-east of Melbourne have been badly damaged
or almost completely destroyed

Estimated 7,500 people homeless

100's people have been admitted to hospitals across
Victoria with burns

Fire risk still extreme with many fires still burning

Read here for bushfires

As far as the North Queensland floods go

62 per cent of Queensland disaster declared

13 rivers under flood warnings

2,900 homes affected in Ingham

730mm of rain fallen on Ingham area since Sunday

Herbert River peaked at 12.25 metres

Another tropical cyclone forming off coast

So floods at one end of the country and bushfires
which are the worst ever seen down the other.

And get a load of Leonard Cohen and his generosity.
Here

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3 comments:

Mona said...

I was just planning on doing an update but I think you have covered it all so I will just link to you!
Regards/

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

no prob mona

chuck said...

some other nice songs from that radio show i didnt get like Iva Davies doing an acoustic "great southern land" and 3 powderfinger boys doing an acoustic "sunsets" ; a call out if anyone got em or has a better copy of this Rob clip :)

http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm