Episode 286. 286 is an important number if you were into computers in the early 90s. If you weren't then it doesn't matter.
Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy - http://youtu.be/ZN6kCgMUjFw
Lots of people complain about their government lying to them. At the moment the Australian Government can't be bothered even doing that; they just deny access to any information at all. Democracy isn't about those in power keeping the rest of us in the dark. News just in of an Australian journalist being detained on Manus Island and having all of his photos deleted is more than a little disturbing.
What I find ironic is that our government mandated Geography curriculum is all about getting students to ask questions. Just don't ask the current government anything at all difficult.
Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word (live) - http://youtu.be/ZaGNAL_u-SU
If you missed my review of H and I playing a gig this week then you can check it out on the blog. It was a special night in a number of ways.
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now - http://youtu.be/HgzGwKwLmgM
That's one of my favourite Queen songs. It has an infectious energy that so many bands never, ever manage to find.
A quick shout out to my good mate DJ Guzbox. He's the guy in our band that makes us sound good; our peerless audio engineer. Along with that he's a pretty ace mountain biker. I know that the rest of the band are pretty excited to have him on board.
Rose Tattoo - One Of The Boys - http://youtu.be/x8Jfp-6Flho
Angus has his first game as a ballboy for the Brumbies Super Rugby team this week. After doing all the warm up matches in 2013 he's moving on to the big time. So if you're watching the match (against the QLD Reds) at the stadium or on the TV keep an eye out for him handing the ball to Stephen Moore or Saia Faainga. GO BRUMBIES!
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire - http://youtu.be/lidFipyLG8k
I answered a question this week on a well know social media portal. The original poster wanted to know what the essential element to a good rock song was. My answer was "Lemmy".
The Head Cat - Big River - http://youtu.be/W_6Jx2LmF_o
I like a good cover version. You may have noticed. This one caught my ear during the week and I think it's a ripper. Fairly faithful to the original I guess but still a bit of fun.
Def Leppard - Stay With Me - http://youtu.be/nvL0FPywhY0
That's about all for this episode. Thanks for the comments during the week about the gig. I'm still looking for ideas for the 300th episode so shout out if you have one.
I'll sign off with songs that I'm directing straight at our government. What seems to be happening in the name of protecting our borders is wrong. These songs sum up how I feel.
Johnny Cash - All God's Children Ain't Free - http://youtu.be/mKFJl9ncNH0
Elvis Costello - What's So Funny... - http://youtu.be/JUGmwDB49Tc
The Nightwatchman - Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine - http://youtu.be/lC20oFu-blk
Yep, I'm frustrated and disappointed.
"Won't you sing with me, these songs of freedom?" - Bob Marley (Redemption Song)