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Posted on Jul 4, 2014 8:21:01 PM PDT
Val H. says:
I've watched all your clips Steve & Lex. My favourite was The Audreys' "Baby, Are You There? ". Great song and lovely clip.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 5:17:06 PM PDT
Azoic says:
"Quercus" by June Tabor,Huw Warren,and Iain Ballamy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 10:43:58 AM PDT
Alexis says:
You, so much music to get through. What a great night you had Val. Perry sounds like a wonderful man.

While we're at it, check this one out....a Melbourne psych/shoegaze band, The Flyying Colours. Love this track

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2014 8:03:12 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Steve - you'll be pleased to know I've got tickets to see The Audreys. They're doing a show at the National Gallery. The NGV is doing a series of Friday night gigs in conjunction with the touring Italian Masters exhibition:

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces
Fri 27 Jun-Fri 29 Aug, 5.30-9.30pm
On Friday evenings view Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court: Museo del Prado after hours and enjoy talks, great food and wine, DJs and a stellar line-up of music performances:

15 AUG - NEW GODS ***
22 AUG - BEN WATT (solo, from the UK)
29 AUG - THE BREAK (Midnight Oil/Violent Femmes members)

***New Gods is the new project for former Little Red members Dominic Byrne and Adrian Beltrame, who are joined in the "indie-supergroup" by Eagle and The Worm's Richard Bradbeer on bass, and Ground Components' members Sam Raines on drums and Dale Packard on keys. The album also features horns provided by Saskwatch's Liam McGorry and strings arranged by violinist Sophie Di Tempora.

I'm also going to The Orbweavers. The tickets are $28 which is what it would cost to go and see the Italian Masterpieces anyway, so it's like getting the gig for free.

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 5:55:14 AM PDT
Steve K says:
Cooooooeeeeeee Cobbers !,

Great to see some activity here and yes Im guilty as anyone for not posting lately. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ed !!! Hope you had a good one.

For your birthday Ive sent you the new Audreys album that was released only a couple of months ago. Youll need to check both your emails and choose which one you want to use ok ? Im loving this album and next week Joy myself and a few others are heading to town for their final concert of the current Aussie tour.

Hey Lex..Im glad you've found some cds to your liking...good stuff. OMG Adalita was on such high rotation for a while... all thanks to you introducing Magic Dirt to me.

Lately Ive been listening to Casualties of Cool and just loving it,

A big hello to all the regulars :)

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 2:33:20 AM PDT
Val H. says:
This post may only be of interest to Lex (others may not know the names). At the end of the Perry Keyes show, my kids were adamant I should go and chat with him and eventually I did. First I had to elbow Missy Higgins out the way - she was intent on hogging him but Perry was really keen to chat to me and we had a really long session, which also covered the Bombers and the Rabbitohs, and finished up with him gifting me the deluxe book which accompanied Johnny Ray's Downtown. I was just reading Jeff Jenkins' review of the show and, apart from Missy Higgins, Steve Hoy and Greg Macainsh were also in the audience! Even the stars are fans!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 2:21:43 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Lex - I have a garage ripe for cleaning out if you're available. It comes with resident possum family (and associated odours); is not exactly weatherproof and has thirty-five years of accumulated rubbish in it.

You have some great listening there. Mr Kelley is indeed a source of many great things.

I am currently going through an obsession with Oz music. Apart from The Orbweavers (who I'm hoping to see at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 27), I have been listening to Halfway and The Aerial Maps. The former are a Brisbane band and their album was produced by Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens (good enough credentials for me). You can listen to the album, Any Old Love, at:

It has really crept up on me and I love it, especially the track "Erebus & Terror" about children growing up and leaving home - one I'm sure we can all relate to.
The song that turned me on to them is "Dulcify" which has the same sentiment as John Denver's "Some Days Are Diamonds". What I like about them is although they sound light country (a la Dawes), their lyrics are a bit deeper.

And The Aerial Maps are also very ocker. "Dulcify" above will alert you to the fact that I just love horses and thoroughbreds and the romance of the track (as does Stevo). I love this track, "On The Punt":

It reminds me a bit of The Streets, a bit like his track "Never Been To Church" about his Dad which always makes me cry:

The Youtube clip for "On The Punt" was made by Johnny Barker who also does all Perry Keyes' clips - and they are all beautifully made.

Glad to hear you are getting to hear plenty of music. Did you ever find those boxes of LPs?

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 2:00:18 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Happy birthday Ed. It's July 2nd here so maybe it is with you as well. I was looking at your 2014 thread and can see that you are still immersing yourself in new music. You're my idol! Hope you are enjoying your special day.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 1:58:07 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Hi Savo - Hope all is well with you and yours and that you are enjoying your summer.

Perry will have a new album out soon (I hope; he's been saying that for ages). It is called "Sunnyholt" and you can keep up to date at :

and read a review of the Melbourne show at:

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 9:52:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2014 10:00:15 PM PDT
Alexis says:
Val, I loved "You Can Run".

I've started listening to music again (I have periodic absences) and recently I've listened to Adalita's "All Day Venus" (loved it!!!); City and Color "The Hurry and The Harm"; Cloud Control "Dreamcave" & Arcadia "So The Red Rose - Remaster" all kindly donated by the goodly Mr Kelley (Thanks Steve).

Last night as I was cleaning out the garage, I listened to Weezer's "Make Believe" and the Red Album. I want to go through their whole discography because as familiar as I am with their material, I don't know which songs belong to which albums (except for the Blue album). Why is this important to me right now? I don't have an answer for that. It certainly makes cleaning out the garage a lot more pleasant.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2014 9:40:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2014 9:40:53 PM PDT
Alexis says:
So glad you had an amazing time, Val. Will check out this greyhound track (ha ha) right now.

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 9:36:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2014 9:38:45 PM PDT
Alexis says:
And yet another Very Happy Birthday wish goes out to our very own.....(drumroll........) Ed Dill the creator (of this thread). Hope you have an amazing, sensational day.....oh, it's probably not your birthday yet........(it is over here). Oh well, no harm in starting the celebrations early.

Lex xoxoxo

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2014 9:43:44 AM PDT
J.M. Savory says:
happy belated birthday, Val! and you got to hang out with Perry Keyes no less. fantastic!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2014 12:28:33 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Thanks Lex. It was fantastic - spent at a gig with the lovely Perry Keyes who sent me a birthday shout-out from the stage and had a long chat with after the show. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Currently listening to The Orbweavers' album Loom. Love this song about a retured greyhound

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 9:36:03 PM PDT
Alexis says:
Dear Val, a very Happy although belated Birthday!!!!! Hope it was sensational!!!!!!
Lot of love xoxxo

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 9:31:21 AM PDT
Judd Collins says:
Plus the regulars on this included...have been pretty much MIA lately. Too much busy ness in our lives. Let's see...I just listened to Jeff Beck's masterful "Emotion & Commotion" and Crowded House's equally masterful "Woodface" and have been tracking The Jezabels "Prisoner". Now we are off to a wedding and tomorrow we are going to see my brother-in-law who is in hospital in the Aussie-sounding Kalamazoo (Woolaroo!!!) and then it will be back to the grind...busybusybusy... Oh, plus I got to dig a dead cat out from under our house last evening...the fun just never stops!

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 5:27:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2014 5:30:41 AM PDT
Alexis says:
Mikal, sorry to have missed your previous post. The regulars on this thread don't always adhere to 'pop' discussions per se. We share and discuss any genre....and at times go totally off topic and have been known to discuss life, the universe and eveything. The majority of people don't mind. We get the occasional complaint from time to time but we pay them no heed. Welcome aboard.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2014 2:15:47 AM PDT
Val H. says:
No. The Espy is close to home but I've never got round to enquiring about booking. I think you probably catch more of what's going on just watching it on TV.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2014 1:10:35 AM PDT
Alexis says:
Yes, I've watched that episode as well with Declan Melia. Have you ever been in the audience there Val?

Posted on May 17, 2014 8:35:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2014 8:37:40 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Best wishes (belated) to the birthday twins - Judd and Lex. Hope you both celebrated in fitting style.

I saw that episode too Lex. Courtney Barnett has already made a big impression in the UK. Did you see the episode from a week or two back with the lovely young bloke from British India, Declan Melia? I wanted to take him home. Episode still available on SBS website.

He duetted with Olympia(?)
and did a solo version of British India's "Blinded"

Posted on May 17, 2014 5:38:50 AM PDT
Alexis says:
Watched Rockwiz tonight and was impressed with a young lass, Courtney Barnett. She and Billy Bragg did a wonderful cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning":

Also checked out some of her other efforts:
Anonymous Club:

Loved the clever title, Avant Gardener

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 10:48:09 PM PDT
Alexis says:
Thanks Judd. Have been recovering from a cold and have had no energy but other than that it was a nice day. I had missed a few days of college so my classmates sent me a photo of themselves in front of a Happy Birthday message written on the whiteboard. People have been very sweet.
Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 11:49:19 AM PDT
Judd Collins says:
Happy birthday Alex!!! I forgot ours' were so close together. Hope it's a great one!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2014 7:22:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2014 7:24:37 PM PDT
Alexis says:
Hi Val. So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for the feedback. I lost the initial 8-10 mins when the battery in the camera was changed. Jamie was responsible for the wonderful editing. I told him what I wanted and he did the work. I need to learn to do it for myself. I haven't got the software on either of my computers and I suspect the laptop is too slow for film editing.

Have you heard of Paul? I'm including the background info I had to do before the interview:

Paul Greene - Background
* Paul Greene grew up in Nowra. Attended Shoalhaven High School and worked at the Record Bar in Nowra.
* Paul Greene is an accomplished athlete and reached the final of the 200 metres at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games while still at school. He won a sports scholarship to the University of Southern California and played with bands in Los Angeles. Greene competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
* In 2000 he met Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst and ex-Hoodoo Gurus bassist Rick Grossman through the Olympic Record CD project that brought athletes and musicians together. He ended up joining their band the Ghostwriters.
* In 2001 he released his first solo album The Miles which was well received, and led to the release of This Way (2003), Happy Here With You (2004), Reset (2006), Distance Over Time (2008), and then Everywhere Is Home in 2010. This release has seen him move into the role of producer and engineer
* He is influenced by Ani DiFranco, Jane's Addiction, Nick Drake, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Robert Johnson.

* He has also produced records for James Blundell, Kirsty Lee Akers and Melanie Horsnell. He has sold more than 60,000 albums and even recorded a cover of the Wiggles, much to the pleasure of two beautiful daughters. He's also fronting the latest incarnation of Spy v Spy.
* His eighth album, "One lap around the sun" was released on the 28th March 2014.
* He has a dog, 2 daughters and based in Culburra/Huskisson.
Mike Scott got in touch to offer congratulations on Greene's cover of his The Whole of The Moon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2014 7:25:01 AM PDT
Val H. says:
That is great work Lex! Intelligent questions, well-filmed, you've done a top job. Congratulations!
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