Friday, March 28, 2014

Song of the Week #291

Will it ever stop raining on one of the driest continents on the planet? And why does my guitar still buzz after $400 worth of repairs? Will I get saturated on the bike this weekend? These questions may or may not be answered in this episode.

The Angels - After The Rain -

I got my beloved red guitar back from the repair guy this week. I spent up big to get it into shape. It got the equivalent of a whole new engine in the old body. As you can imagine I was LESS than impressed to plug it in at home and have it buzz like a herd of wild African wasps stuck in a jam tin. Thankfully the repair guy has now responded to my email and wants it back to look at. Lucky for him. Watch this space.

Throwing Muses - Buzz -

I try not to go on and on about my kids here at the World Wide Woozle but this week I might. I'm really proud of Angus. He's not the biggest fan of homework even though he is more than capable of doing it! Over the last week or so he had to write a creative response (we called them stories in my day) to a film they'd watched in class. He's done drafts, been to the teacher, refined and even polished his work. His teacher told him it was really good and had he considered becoming a writer?! Persistence does pay off. I'm not sure how he'll fit it in between being a rugby referee and business tycoon but I guess we'll see soon enough.

The Beatles - Paperback Writer -

Zoe has narrowed down her plans for 2015 to include every science course in the country that has chemistry in it as well as a range of gap year opportunities. What I think is great is that there are so many options for her to explore. At times it is a bit intense but overall rather exciting.

Beastie Boys - Sounds of Science (demo)

Last week I ranted about cyclists. This week it has rained enough to keep me on the bus. Luckily it's an easy week in my training! But my good friend DJ HB is in Italy training hard and hoping for a spot at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The other day her Strava feed popped up a training ride to Switzerland. That's pretty cool!

Hawkwind - Silver Machine -

DJ KatesDaddy put me onto some YouTube clips of what I imagine is some kind of rock music academy in the USA. The kids play really, really well and the clips are professionally put together. I think it is fantastic that they have the chance to play and record such good stuff at an early age. Check this one out...

Aaron's students - No More Tears (Ozzy cover) -

I'm going to finish up this week with a massive shout out to DJ M-L-Ee. She's in hospital at the moment after having surgeons dig around inside her head. I can't imagine how scary that would be for her and her family and I know that she's dealing with some serious pain whilst in recovery. Hopefully a tune might cheer her up. Now I haven't seen DJ M-L-Ee for a few months now but the memories I have include a huge smile that lights up a room. Get well soon and we'll see you in a few weeks.

Axiom - Little Ray of Sunshine -

Knights and Dames have been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. This isn't England, it's Australia. The only Knights here should be the ones on the telly playing Rugby League. Wake up Tony and do something worthwhile with your time.

Midnight Oil - Truganini -

Thanks for reading this week,

Sir DJ Rob

"Take down the Union Jack, it clashes with the sunset" - Billy Bragg

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