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What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2579

Fri Dec 22, 2017 06:41 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2577

Thu Dec 21, 2017 06:24 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2572

Fri Dec 15, 2017 05:00 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2568

Sun Dec 10, 2017 20:52 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2567

Sat Dec 09, 2017 23:55 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2555

Sat Nov 18, 2017 06:38 in General Talk

R.I.P. Malcolm Young (Jan 6, 1953 - Nov 18, 2017)

Rock's greatest rhythm guitarist, the human metronome, songwriter extraordinaire, the force behind AC/DC for over 40 years.

One from the early days (filmed in Swanston Street, Melbourne):

It's A Long Way To The Top (if You Wanna Rock and Roll) - AC DC - YouTube

Access to this page has been denied..???? » Post #3

Thu Nov 16, 2017 22:58 in General Talk

Follow the instructions in the following topic and, if that doesn't fix the problem, do as tasman1 says & lodge a support ticket:

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What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2553

Sun Nov 12, 2017 22:01 in General Talk

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2552

Sun Nov 12, 2017 01:54 in General Talk

Hoodoo Gurus - Tojo - YouTube

Tojo - refer's to the failure of Tojo's Imperial Japanese Army to reach Darwin (Australia's northernmost city) during WW2, despite heavily bombing it.

Tracy - around 3:30am on Christmas Day, 1974, category 5 tropical cyclone Tracy scored a bulls-eye on Darwin, hitting it with wind speeds up to 240km/h (150mph). The city was devastated & a huge airlift evacuated most residents over coming days/weeks.

A song was later written called Santa Never Made It Into Darwin. When I was living in Darwin in 1986, it was clear that the locals who had returned & rebuilt after the cyclone really hated that song for making them look like helpless victims. The Hoodoo Gurus decided to right a wrong by penning a song that was much more positive about Darwin's resilience.

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2548

Tue Nov 07, 2017 00:01 in General Talk

There was another Brit band going around at the same time as Supertramp called Supercharge. Very different though. My older brother bought the cassette tape with this song on it. Every time any of our friends came over we had to play this song for them:

She Moved The Dishes First - Supercharge - YouTube

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2547

Mon Nov 06, 2017 23:34 in General Talk

In 1975 on Saturday mornings here in Sydney there was a 3 hour music video show on Channel 7 called "Sound Unlimited" (later renamed "Sounds"). It was hosted by Donnie Sutherland, a former horse jockey who had became a disc jockey. Anyway, one song that was played almost every weekend in the early days was Supertramp's "Dreamer". I fell in love with the song straight away.

I'm pretty sure the clip back then was set on stage in a concert setting - fairly dark, and they all had beards. I can't seem to find that original clip on YouTube - maybe there is some copyright issue, but I fortunately found a really good quality studio clip for the song. Interesting to see some of the instruments they used - including crystal wine glasses (where the finger is rubbed around the rim to get a high-pitched sound).

Supertramp - Dreamer - YouTube

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2541

Mon Oct 16, 2017 06:19 in General Talk

Last for the night:

Models - Barbados - YouTube

In some ways a sad song, because the extremely talented singer-songwriter, James Freud, showed prescience with the lyrics:

All I see
Is washed away
I am the voice
Left from drinking

He took his own life in 2010 after battling the bottle for most of his adult life.

But he lives on through his songs.

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2540

Mon Oct 16, 2017 04:50 in General Talk

Dragon - April Sun In Cuba

Classic lyrics:

Castro in the alley way
Talkin' 'bout missile love
Talkin' 'bout J.F.K. and the way
He shook him up

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2539

Mon Oct 16, 2017 04:40 in General Talk

Smartphone » Post #10

Sun Oct 15, 2017 19:16 in General Talk

Just replaced my prepaid Samsung Galaxy Young 2 with a prepaid ZTE Zip. I don't like big phones - much prefer something that fits easily in my shirt pocket.

curious » Post #4

Thu Oct 12, 2017 08:29 in General Talk

Here in Australia you get 4 weeks annual leave per year. Plus paid sick, maternity & parental leave, public holidays & long service leave.

When I worked on the payroll for a government department, one of my workers retired after 48 years of service. He wasn't a big holiday-taker as he was often on-call, and I remember his final pay packet which contained his accumulated annual & long-service leave was close to two year's worth of wages.

Testing if this message will post. » Post #8

Thu Oct 12, 2017 08:18 in General Talk

valerie wrote: Just buy an Apple and you won't need to bother with all that. :mrgreen:

Or buy a cheap used PC from eBay & install one of the hundreds of (free) varieties of Linux. Most Linux magazines at the local newsagent will have a free disk included.

Famous People in Your Country » Post #6

Tue Oct 10, 2017 18:06 in General Talk

Howard Walter Florey
DOB: 24 September 1898
Adelaide, South Australia

Alexander Fleming may have discovered the world's first antibiotic, penicillin, but it was the team at Oxford University led by Howard Florey a decade later which worked out how to actually use it, and also how to mass produce it. Not only did it help the allies win WW2 by enabling sick or injured soldiers to survive their injuries/illnesses & return to the battle sooner, it has saved many millions of lives since then.

Florey, his Oxford colleague Ernst Chain, and Alexander Fleming shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945.

What music/song are you listening now? » Post #2517

Sun Oct 08, 2017 01:14 in General Talk

A very dry time here in Sydney » Post #4

Wed Oct 04, 2017 23:49 in General Talk

valerie wrote:
What do you have there for drinking water? Do you have well water? I guess
since you are in Sydney, you are on city water. Maybe you can fill a few jugs
now in case the start limiting.

We've got great quality tap water - some say it is the best in the world, and I won't argue with them.

There are 15 dams supplying Sydney, but the problem is the dams have to be able to hold enough water to go more than 10 years without significant rain to replenish them. Very few cities in the world need that amount of water stored. We have also built a desalination plant since the last drought just-in-case.

Australia actually has the most water stored per person in the world, but we are also the driest continent in the world.

The Millennium Drought was a wake-up call though. My landlord fitted water-saving faucets & shower heads to all apartments, and I have a dual-flush toilet to cut water usage.

Though I did have a go at the gardeners of my building recently for planting non-native plants that need frequent watering. Told them to plant local species that can last for months without watering. Some people just have no idea...
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