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nothing else will matter...

you won’t make anything
but a fool of yourself
tell myself this all the time
when thoughts of you won’t go away
this world you live in – is not mine… 147 more words


Australia: a deeply sick convict culture

‘Waltzing Matilda’, Australia’s de facto national anthem, embodies:

– prostitution (‘Matilda’)

– theft

– flight from the assertion of domination and power (compare this song with ‘ 139 more words



My Great Aunt Matilda loves it when we talk about the time when she was a professional cat bather in Oklahoma during the huge dust storms of the 1930’s. 217 more words


When a song is a story #2: A Dark Place

I have been thinking more about stories in songs and to contrast to my last offering From Little Things Big Things Grow which is uplifting, I thought – let us go visit the dark side and my personal king of darkness… 89 more words


Meet Banjo Paterson – Kristin Weidenbach/James Gulliver Hancock

Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857980083

Published: 01/04/2015

Imprint: Random House Australia Children’s

Extent: 32 pages

RRP $24.95

The picture book series of ‘Meet……’ has been extraordinarily successful in bringing the biographies of outstanding Australians to younger readers.  295 more words

Childrens Books

Lets get back to the music [Video] - Tarantism (explicit lyrics)

Warning this video contains language that is not suitable for young ears or the workplace!

Tarantism are one of those great bands who have been around for years on the alternative music scene in the UK.   19 more words


Lets get back to the music [Video] - The Pogues

This is one of the songs that started my love affair with punk in General and the Clash in particular.

In my humble opinion this song is one of the best anti-war songs ever.   15 more words