Keyboardist for much of the Wailers music in record and concert.
Richmond have a huge supporter base despite their last flag being in 1980.
Unfortunately Mrs Wells is one of them.
There is a qualifying final for which my attendance has been declared mandatory. The game is on Friday and already 98000 tickets have been sold.
Does this happen elsewhere ?
I knew Wings went down to Lagos to record BOR but not that Macca was a fan with a collection of Fela records.
I didn’t see the point of reviewing this book , Sophisto-punk as it is from 2012. But for fans of classic Oz pub rock and,I guess, music production it was an interesting read.The book had a structure that other music books could do well to emulate, chronological chapters usually cetred round a classic album then with liberal quotes from others involved at the time giving their perspective. Opitz had a tough upbringing and then,as you could back then in the 70s, starting off with menial roles at the ABC – TV then getting lucky with roles he had no qualifications for provided him with massive opportunities.
He cut his teeth at Alberts working with Vanda and Young on the ACDC Bon Scott era albums, reputedly developed the “thick guitar sound” that characterised Oz pub rock which he showcased on the first Angels albums, Cold Chisel and INXS followed. Heaps of money, heaps of drugs A &R jobs etc.
Anyway I dog eared some pages with some stuff I thought interesting.
* The Angels broke the Master Apprentices record attendance at Brisbane’s Festival Hall. The Angels made $50 grand, the Masters Apprentices got $50.00. *Looking for inspiration for their second album, » Continue Reading.
Van’s recent album cover art really is an impressive contribution to his catalogue of shite covers but there are many contenders. So I’ve catalogued some of my personal favourites.
Of course, there are many that are just plain boringly repetitive: the silhouettes- The Man and Back on Top. Are they from the same photo shoot? Nay the same set of album cover possibles even? Then there are the close ups of Van usually sporting a sullen disposition: Into The Music or Keep It Simple. How about the pointlessness of Avalon Sunset? Couldn’t even come up with a clip art sunset! Veedon Fleece , a sublime album but how about them colours. I thought it might be in the style of a 30s postcard but that sounds a bit too clever for George Ivan’s covers.
What about twee ? Oh we’ve got twee. How about Magic Time , two people dancing, a cliched pose in a forest in the dark. Then there is Keep Me Singing with a drawing of a red robin. Geddit, bird’s sing. Gee that was brilliant ,not.
Born To sing, No Plan B perhaps not his worst cover but an appalling title as well really » Continue Reading.
@Mousey posted this on the noticeboard, a place I rarely visit, so it passed me by. He posted the vid on the Facebook Afterword life raft which is where I encountered it.
I think it is excellent so I’m repackaging it with a headline that Mousey would be far too modest to use.
Ordinarily I search for an image, choose save image option and save it in documents or downloads on my mac.
I then open imgur, choose browse option and select the relevant file, upload it get a URL and life is good.
Now I’m finding that when having done a search using google images and selected save image the images are now saved in a new google folder saved images. OK whatevs. But I can’t figure out how to select those files to upload to imgur, nor can I see an option to save the images onto my hard drive or transfer them from the Google saved images place. Life not so good.
Crawling from the wreckage I guess.
Or , the vinyl boom is over, or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings buy their own record cutting lathe.
I Can See For Miles and You Better
Good sound and reckon Roger in pretty good voice esp on You Better
Apparently this puppy does one every 17 seconds.
She of the angelic looks that besotted Britain’s 60s rock royalty and a voice to match is getting released the album she did with Barry Gibb and then Clapton and the Dominoes.
Great photo of Bon and some ladies. Are they a band or just “fans”?
I’ve got an old school set up. Single play CD , turntable etc. But I want to be able to play Spotify through the stereo. I currently use a headphone plug to RCA with my iPad but I want to be able to select and play without getting off my fat arse.
My question is , does it really matter what I get. Will the audio vary according to the unit? Connectivity shouldn’t matter as I will be quite close and there will be line of sight.
I have days that are a bit like this.
Before I start – wither the word “critique” . When did everything become a takedown or a slapdown?
This report for a political news programme in Australia went viral in the States.It is a great example of acuity and brevity of langauge, incisive analysis and catchy mockery effective visuals. It has made quite a stir in America. Ironically Chris Uhlmann is something of a political conservative in Australia which makes the commentary all the more pointed.
Have we done this ?
Coming to an art house cinema near you possibly, eventually, maybe, probably not.
I had always been frustrated out the short shrift meted out to the African artists such as Franco on the documentary Soul Power. Little did I know all the acts were recorded on 16 track.
Looking forward to this.
Always defended Graceland. Played it on my radio show to some criticism and still say it is a remarkable record but this is disturbing reading. Not sure what to make of Van Zandt’s ” I will win the war for you stuff “