Vale...and thanks! “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 1 Apr 2016 at 12:18pm

And it's goodnight from him...

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chook commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 5:51pm

that would be jay senter, he's the producer

helen reddy always made me proud to be an australian

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 7:07pm

{r.i.p} Helen Maxine Reddy.(Performed under her birth name)

Nice work crew ...Helen scored with alternative song.
To her credit Helen did eventually share the spoils with co/writer Ray Burton

1966 Helen won Oz Bandstand Comp to previously score a US record contract
Song: (One way Ticket)
Song was cross recorded by (UK/US/OZ) songstresses drowning each other out!
Helen says she sold 12 or 15 copies (10 to her mother in law)
Perhaps a few more as the song reached #43 on Melbourne Charts.
Give it a spin crew...few will be surprised of "hit" quality. (US song / Big UK sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TLESxs68Po

Check out this bad boy (Decades later Helen's song gets Sampled by Fat Boy Slim)
https://www.whosampled.com/sample/9409/Freddy-Fresh-Fatboy-Slim-Badder-B...

Here's the original thrifty B&W laidback version of ..."I am Woman"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtCzCyJakE

Very much an underground song took off gifting Aussies their 1st US #1 Hit

3 US #1 hits is same year + Grammy win + Own primetime US Weekly Show

US #1 Angie Baby (Top shelf Quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjZy00iHM-8

US #3 Leave Me Alone (Top shelf Quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKfqHsiHWJU

swellnet crew salute their '70's Super Star!

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 7:57pm

That first track has a bit of a Petula Clark vibe to it.

Zenagain salutes TBB for compiling all that.

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adam12 commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 1:34am

Helen Reddy holds a place in surfing history. She was a neighbor of the Aikau family. When Eddie went missing and the Coast Guard called off the search she paid for a private helicopter to keep searching.

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views from the ... commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 5:42am

Aussie Legend Helen Reddy RIP.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 7:40am

Wow Adam, that true?

Interesting bit of trivia there. Nice one.

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udo commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 8:05am

True - She covered 7K of Aviation fuel.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 10:38am

Likewise adam12 & udo ...that's a double Wow...thanx crew & zenagain.

As big as Helen was in US...back then it really was another World Away.
Oz never got to see her Grammy Win or dial into TV show...
Helen invited Olivia to dinner to land her the lead role in Grease...(Who knew?)

Helen herself was a big fan of Peggy Lee...(LP) Black Coffee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE29_G1k7eg

Helen claims she'd been Hypnotizing people since age 17.
Later practised as a Hypnotherapist in Hospitals.

Helen: "We're evolving from five sensory beings into multi sensory beings from linear thinkers to multi dimensional thinkers and we are becoming closer to our spiritual origins!"
Lends insight into Helen's song writing depth that she masks in fear of nut job tag!

2015 Dementia set in...
Helen's demise timed with onset of poverty...in Australia we call that Elder Abuse!

Back to that Hawaii search & rescue.
There are a few relics or retro treasures that unlock laid back '70's Hawaiian Style
Of recent is Rabbit Tales Ep 5 for ('70's Hawaiian Hook Ups as chance encounters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ufBxa5ksU
tbb swears episode 5 is the Free Ride script! (Totally Brilliant Series by Tim)

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020 at 4:30pm

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the untimely passing of Mr. Eddie Van Halen.

Who hasn't rocked out to a little EVH at least once in their lives?

https://youtu.be/iDsa4uDM3zU

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020 at 4:38pm

Great driving music.

https://youtu.be/bMPlPJP2brw

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020 at 4:52pm

Haha, one of their best Zen!

Yes they were '80s big hair cock rock but I'm ok with that, Van Halen are one of my guilty pleasures.

And not many bands swaggered like they did, and they did it with a sense of humour.

The coda in Drop Dead Legs must rank as all-time classic Eddie Van Halen.

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factotum commented Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 12:57am

Vale Mike Thomson. Fuck, BeachGrit is shitful.

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factotum commented Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 1:40am

RIP.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 3:29am
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factotum commented Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 12:22pm
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factotum commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 2:55pm
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stunet commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 3:05pm

Last year, upon BB's suggestion (insistence?) I read 'The Great War For Civilisation' and was glad I did.

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garyg1412 commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 3:52pm

Same here stunet. Opened my eyes to an extremely complicated part of our planet. The brutality of certain leaders/countries was hard to fathom in some parts. Hardcore journalism at it's best.

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Taprobane commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 3:56pm

10 points for finishing that book. I only made it about half way before giving up in desperation. Very hard to work out the goodies from the baddies but yes, great journalism.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 3:58pm

"Hardcore journalism"

I was wondering how to describe Fisk's work and couldn't think up anything clever enough, but this is the essence of it. Fluent in Arabic, lived amongst the tribes and civilsations he wrote about, even sat on a persian rug opposite Osama and rolled tape - three separate times.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2020 at 12:04am

RIP

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crg commented Sunday, 8 Nov 2020 at 7:06pm

RIP Bones Hillman
Bassist for Midnight Oil and earlier with the Swingers. A soundtrack for many of our youths I’m sure.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 8 Nov 2020 at 9:30pm

sure thing crg...RIP Bones Hillman...from crew
+ Goldie Punkz salute Bones

NZ Bands

Suburban Reptiles ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcOKoUpwxkQ&list=RDEMoIW_RJ0cVNEarFZ2fhc...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCRKygSSKhE

tbb cheered on Bones in The Swingers -The Playroom. (Huge song / Ripper Gig)
The Swingers - Counting the Beat (#1 OZ Song for whole of 1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72Z1D1oKbw

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 8 Nov 2020 at 10:06pm
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udo commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 4:27pm
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factotum commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 5:07pm

Fuck man, that's a bummer.

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evosurfer commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 5:15pm

John Shimooka was absolute legend of a guy in and out of the water he will be greatly missed such sad news.
RIP Schmoo

IF im not surfing im racing

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 5:42pm

Gosh that's sad news.

RIP.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 6:27pm

Very sad for his son too. Lost both parents now at a young age. Poor kid

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bluediamond commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 7:34pm

RIP Schmoo. Seemed like the kinda dude that would light a room up when he was in it.

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 at 3:14pm
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Blowin commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 at 4:01pm

For a bloke who despises nationalism you sure hold hardcore nationalists in high regard.

Oh wait.....it’s only when people you don’t like ( White Australians, White Americans) talk about nationalism in even the softest tones that your tiny mind throws a shoe .

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san Guine commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 at 4:47pm

Vale Maradona - a once in a lifetime footballing genius, and a complicated and flawed human being (but aren't we all?).
His 1986 goals in the quarters of the WC against England, pretty much summed up the contradictions that were Diego ...
RIP

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factotum commented Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 at 2:15pm

More of your strawman/clueless bullshit, Blowie. Ho fucken hum.

And in the eulogy thread.

Says it all.

Stay classy, scumbag.

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factotum commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 at 5:08pm

Absolutely spot on, San Guine.

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udo commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 2:16pm
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AndyM commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 2:17pm

Goodbye Marty Tullemans.

How many photos of Gold Coast perfection did this fella have published in the 80s?

Certainly fuelled a few of my surfing fantasies as a youngster.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 3:16pm

Oh wow, you're kidding?

The shot of Butto in blown glass D'bah is etched into my memory.

RIP.

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I focus commented Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 4:08pm

Thanks Udo enjoyed hearing from Marty himself, he produced great shots for a long time

RIP.

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factotum commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 11:21am

Vale Hugh Keays-Byrne.

A tripper in Stone...

A guru in Mad Max.

He was also in this more underground Aussie classic: The Chain Reaction. Gotta dig big cars getting flogged to the limits then destroyed.

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zenagain commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 1:54pm

"That there is Cundalini.. and Cundalini wants his hand back."

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Blowin commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 2:26pm

The Bronze steals our pride !

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AndyM commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 6:16pm

Hugh Keays-Byrne and Sheila Florence in the same scene - gold.

Yeah, fella was already a legend before his death.

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Blowin commented Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 5:25pm

Tangible legacy.

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hirsute commented Thursday, 10 Dec 2020 at 6:19pm

Vale Mungo McCallum. Journo with integrity so much so that the pollies were always nervous when he started asking questions. Spent his last years writing for the Byron Echo. One of the last of his kind.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 10 Dec 2020 at 8:36pm

Yeah he was one of the good ones.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 8:09am

total legend.
Unbelievable body of work.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 at 6:32pm