I was delighted this morning to discover, thanks to Mr Concheroo who is currently there enjoying a break from the excessive heat of the Aussie summer, that Australians refer to Tasmania as Tassie.
Talk about a lucky break for songwriters. Quite a few rhyming words: classy, sassy, STASI, chassis, gassy…. Hobart, the main city, isn’t quite so promising: fart, tart, chart, dart, smart.
Can anybody else think of a place name that is a song just waiting to happen? Your suggestions please!
I did a quick Google to find songs about lassies from Tassie or songs that mention Tasmania. It’s devilishly difficult.
But I did stumble across this oddity. Nude School by Painters & Dockers: a band who all wear pig’s snouts and have a gigantic pig as part of their stage set. Not to mention an army of people dancing on stage, all of whom seem to be having a whale of a time.