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thermalben started the topic in Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 at 6:47pm

Alright, time for some discussion on what yr all listening too. My iTunes inventory is getting a little stale so I'm up for some inspiration.

Currently loving The Drones' album "Havilah".. incredible songwriting and some of the best recorded guitars and drum I've heard in a long time. I'm a little late to the party with this album but it's on high rotation at the moment and will probably stay there a while. I've seen these guys live once (Fowlers, Adelaide) and fortunately they're incredible on stage too. Can't wait to see them again.

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blindboy Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 2:44pm

Pretty cool Stu. Personally relevant I imagine.

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stunet Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 2:45pm

Aye.

Dare to dream.

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indo-dreaming Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 4:49pm

Some decent Aussie 90s band gigs coming up

Tumbleweed, Hard Ons, The Meanies, Magic Dirt

Classic Aussie 90s mix

Sadly national tour got canceled but still one Brissy gig

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blackers Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 6:57pm

A nice tune for a lazy Friday afternoon.

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gsco Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 7:24pm

Really nice blackers

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Blowin Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 7:34pm

Look this is more a movie review than anything else. This song is from a movie called December Boys which is available on some streaming service I can’t remember. Anyway I watched it not that long ago and found the film itself to be hauntingly beautiful and very reminiscent of a Tim Winton novel, though it was written well before his time and may have even been autobiographical.

The film firmly struck a chord with me ion terms of the trails and tribulations of coming to grips with adolescence. Particularly the encounter with the female protagonist.

The editing let’s this movie down and as a consequence the narrative can be stilted but I’d still recommend it based on the way it encapsulates the essence of an Australia which is on the precipice of disappearing.

Also noteworthy for the appearance of Daniel Radcliffe during his Harry Potter years, who manages a surprisingly competent Aussie accent whilst showing that the confidence of his celebrity can bleed into offshoot projects and grant them a broader audience than they might deserve but not ordinarily receive.

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Blowin Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 7:39pm

Look this is more a movie review than anything else. This song is from a movie called December Boys which is available on some streaming service I can’t remember. Anyway I watched it not that long ago and found the film itself to be hauntingly beautiful and very reminiscent of a Tim Winton novel, though it was written well before his time and may have even been autobiographical.

The film firmly struck a chord with me in terms of the trails and tribulations of coming to grips with adolescence and the wide expanse of our continental island home we were free to explore. . Though particular mention must go to the encounter with the female protagonist. Maybe that’s something between myself and my first who was also beautiful, blonde and insistent?

The editing lets this movie down and as a consequence the narrative can be stilted but I’d still recommend it based on the way it encapsulates the essence of an Australia which is on the precipice of disappearing.

Also noteworthy for the appearance of Daniel Radcliffe during his Harry Potter years, who manages a surprisingly competent Aussie accent whilst showing that the confidence of his celebrity can bleed into offshoot projects and grant them a broader audience than they might deserve but not ordinarily receive.

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blackers Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 8:42pm

Cheers gsco, that song always seems to hit the spot. Nice sentiment, great piano driven melody, good vocals. Stu’s David Bridie number brought it to mind.

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blackers Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 8:44pm

And this from the man himself….

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gsco Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 9:35pm

Everything about that, the music, his voice, the waves, remind me of camping in a boardbag with my brother at DI as school kids in the late 80s, having hitched a ride on the beach with some wild, blind drunk Aussie fishermen, sitting in the sand dunes fully bent out of our minds breathing in the bounty of empty Australia with absolutely no one else in sight

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Patrick Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 10:26pm

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bonza Friday, 8 Oct 2021 at 10:27pm

Saving the half litre of water not for the rehydration on the 10km walk back to rainbow or camp but for the washing of your nuts. The days when you could sleep in your board bag at the point. Cuddling your mates for fear of hypothermia when the rain set in. The ultimate joy getting a lift by those drunk fishos particularly at the start of the journey there or back. Even better when you drove past your mates hysterical piss laughing , walking with their thumb out screaming abuse at you. The occasional piss the same drunk fisho cunts would throw at you from a bottle as they drove past you 1km out from the 10k hike home. Forgetting all about it that same night sleeping under the picnic table in town bellies full of coke and steak and cheese pies. Getting your licence for the 1st time feeling freedom and driving down the freshie track in your mates piece of shit Land Rover with no brakes at midnight to avoid the cops. Escaping sea snakes, chased by tigers and bronzies. Catching dart and loving it., tailor if you were sober enough. Getting bashed by Gympie cunts. Good times.

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gsco Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 7:11am

classic bonza, the standard Rainbow-DI camping trip, know it well

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zenagain Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 9:00am

Me too.

Almost a SE Queenslander rite of passage.

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seeds Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 10:44am

The good old D.I. days are long gone. The place is over run now. Crowds in and out of the water, even mid week. The government have fucked it completely too with cameras at every access point, even Freshy track. Camp zones shrunk so you have to camp on top of your neighbours. Signs everywhere. No camping here etc.
Camp fires banned. Cops up there regularly. Shame

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GreenJam Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 3:32pm

yep, cherish those awesome DI memories fellas, as seeds says, they are gone. Sad.
the latest I hear is you've also got to take a portable toilet with you and empty it each day at a station down at Teewah. Might be other details, but that sounded like the gist of it.

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san Guine Sunday, 10 Oct 2021 at 9:19pm

One from our trans Tasman brethren

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san Guine Sunday, 10 Oct 2021 at 9:25pm

From another thread

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blackers Sunday, 10 Oct 2021 at 10:19pm

Cheers sanGuine, now I have that stuck in my head for the night.

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shoredump Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:44am

This ones for Sydney

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stunet Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:54am

And this one.

"I get locked down,
but I get up again."

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blindboy Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 9:49am

A slight change of direction...one of my favourite things. Listen to the drums!

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AndyM Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 10:10am

Sick song BB, been giving that one a run recently as well.

Starts slow, even a little naff and then morphs and builds into creative genius.

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gragagan Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 10:53am

Wizard

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groundswell Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 12:47pm

three good songs in a row.

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blindboy Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 1:18pm

And one just for Hutchy

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Hutchy 19 Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 2:34pm

Thanks for thinking of me BB .

Just wrote on the Climate Change thread about how good the Thompson Dam is working . Built over a 100 years ago , We must do them better than Mulholland .

It is well managed and the plants and animals in the river and around the dam are thriving . It provides 30% of Melbourne's daily water needs and will hopefully do so for another 100 years .

I don't think the mega de sal plant will be running then . Probably be underwater if Flannery's sea levels predictions come true .

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blackers Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 4:19pm

Seems appropriate for some reason.

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san Guine Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:04pm

in a continuing Kiwi theme

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blackers Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:11pm

Now that's more like it sG.
2 of my faves from that side of the ditch.

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san Guine Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:12pm

From around the same time

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san Guine Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:22pm

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blackers Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 6:28pm

Saw Ed Kuepper play at the Underground of all places when touring that song. He was not impressed with the venue. Huge fan.

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 at 4:11pm

Nice Electric Wizard clip there, G-man.

The mesmerizing pure poetic spectacle!

Spike Jonze knows his skating and his cinema! Check this work of his:

Lakai Fully Flared Intro (re-mastered in 720p HD) from tyevans on Vimeo.

...and taking his cues from Antonioni (with some Pink Floyd to boot):

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 at 6:32pm

Jarvis & Wes!

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Constance B Gibson Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 at 6:33pm

Sing it, sister!

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Roadkill Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 at 6:49pm

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synchrodogcal Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 8:28am
blindboy wrote:

A slight change of direction...one of my favourite things. Listen to the drums!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH3JpqhpkXg

interesting story here re coltrane

https://www.theage.com.au/culture/music/after-56-years-buried-in-a-box-n...

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synchrodogcal Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 8:32am

and some new tricky to ease into the day with

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R00ney Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 9:34am

Love the kiwi stuff, so many great bands
How good was Flying Nun?
Wish i saw Bailter Space. Apparently they still play occaisionally.

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synchrodogcal Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:14am

used to love these guys, never saw them live, but reckon they would have rocked!

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stunet Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 10:30am

I saw them a few times during an Oz tour. Great gigs from memory, though the lasting impression was how the lead singer used flexible air-conditioning duct as a prop, standing in it, bending it over, sometimes doing a handstand in it, so it looked like a big silver slinky gyrating across the stage.

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Patrick Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 5:12pm

grajagan, that electric wizard clip n sound is fucking ace.

synchro, seeing the name Head Like A Hole reminded of Fear Factory. I saw them at the Sarah Sands hotel in Brunswick around the time this album came out.

I thought they were supported by HLAH but on reflection I think not.

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Patrick Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 at 5:14pm
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...the lead singer used flexible air-conditioning duct as a prop, standing in it, bending it over, sometimes doing a handstand in it, so it looked like a big silver slinky gyrating across the stage.

The singer of this band used to do that.

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synchrodogcal Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 11:22am

patrick, sarah sands is a blast from the past, reckon last time i was there was L7 in early 90's some time, another good venue that's apartments and (possibly) a gastro pub now

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 14 Oct 2021 at 7:21pm

What Chris Bryson 90s surf vid was this from again? Full Cycle?