Friday, September 29, 2006

Big If, Great Gig

If I had a life, this is where I would be tomorrow night:

PS 1000 Island Guitars is Peter Doyle's band.
Another mini blogging hiatus required. Back soonish.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Technical Ecstacy

My 12 year old nephew's current school project is ... a Powerpoint presentation on Black Sabbath.

The Gold Rush and pictures cut out of op shop National Geographics was good enough for us. Don't no-one tell Kevin Donnelly.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Things

Frankie takes over Friday Cat Blogging duty for this week. Never heard of ol' Stuffy meself.

Cyndi Boste is one of our real treasures and her newest album is great. I'll be talking about it more soon. Meanwhile Tim at Surfdom likes what he hears too. Do like the man says, and buy the record.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clear Channel Still Sucks, Though

This thing about young folk and protest music is a bit all over the shop and about 12 months after all the other "young folk and protest music" articles (and I hardly think "counter-cultural musical activist of the 1960s and '70s" is the best descrption of Woody Guthrie. Or Bob Dylan, but don't get me started about that) but this:

After the World Trade Centre was removed from the landscape, some US media corporations banned seemingly innocuous tracks such as Imagine by John Lennon and Peace Train by Yusuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens) from their playlists.

is an urban myth.

Oh, I suppose someone somewhere might have done something and individual DJs will always exercise their own judgement (as they should), but as an egregious example of corporate censorship or whatever, it did not happen. Clear Channel as a relentless music homogonising machine has alot to answer for but not this one I don't think.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Cat Blogging

Louis Jordan.

"I identify myself with Louis Jordan more than any other artist."
-- Chuck Berry

See LAN Downunder for the full story of this cat.

The Music Show

Recording went alright , I think. I screwed up the first question but at least I got it out of the way. Andrew and Imre said all the intellectual things and I told the dumb anecdotes, a good mix and the time flew by. I give you permission to listen. Tomorrrow at 10, repeated at 8 or via downloading/podcasting from the RN website.

In the ABC foyer, David Wenham stood right next to me. After that, it was a wonder I could even breathe.

Coincidentally, Bob's Theme Time Radio show this week was on the topic of "Radio."