Friday, December 19, 2008

Creative Recycling

My old mailbox had just about collapsed and I was in need of a new one.

So, I had a brainstorm and decided to recycle an old Compaq PC into something useful.

I get many comments from people about the finished product.

Do YOU have any novel recycling ideas? I'd love to hear about them.

Australian Played - Jimmy Barnes Fan

I came across this on MySpace and thought that many of you would get a laugh out of it.

The song is by the Sydney based cover band called Australian Played.

The track is named "Jimmy Barnes Fan" and is set to the tune of Jimmy's Working Class Man.

Please listen to the lyrics... I'm sure we have all come across a "Jimmy Barnes Fan" out there!

Musically this is great... and the singer, John Backer has one hell of a voice.

Download and enjoy.... and if you like more from this band please check out their MySpace page at... Australian Played

Many thanks to John Backer for supplying me with this new 320k format version of the song.

Download this track from... Jimmy Barnes Fan

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trax - Australian Made

This album was released by EMI in 1987 and was a compilation album sponsored by SA-FM Radio Station in Adelaide.

The album has been deleted years ago but I still find it to be one of the all time best Australian albums ever released.

The tracks are all Australian rock classics.

The track list is....

Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats
The Real Thing - Russel Morris
I'll Be Gone - Spectrum
Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool
Eleanor Rigby - The Zoot
Black And Blue - Chain
Turn Up Your Radio - Master's Apprentices
Most People I know Think That I'm Crazy - Billy Thorpe
Evie (Edited Version) - Stevie Wright
Horror Movie - Skyhooks
April Sun In Cuba - Dragon
Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel
I Got You - Split Enz
The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl
It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC
Am I Ever Going To See Your Face - The Angels
Gonna See My Baby Tonight - The La De Da's
One - John Farnham

Turn up the volume and enjoy a little bit of our musical history!!

Artwork included / Bitrate 320k

Trax - Australian Made / Part 1

Trax - Australian Made / Part 2

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Men At Work Rarities

This track is the original 1979 "B" side version of Downunder from Men At Work's first single.

The "A" side was a track called Keypunch Operator. I am still searching for a decent copy of both of these tracks.

It was an independant release by the band on 7 inch vinyl and is an extremely rare recording that was only ever available in a limited quantity.

The hugely popular version of the song from the Business As Usual album, released in 1981 was quite different.

This is a vinyl rip and is unfortunately only in 128k format.

Downunder 1979

Keypunch Operator

*** Added 18th December... I have located a copy of Keypunch Operator today but it is only in 96k format. I am still searching for high quality copies of both sides of this rare single.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into Men At Work's origins.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hot new bar in Perth

Last night we went to a great new bar in Perth. It is situated at 3 Aberdeen Steet, East Perth... right next to the McIver railway station.

Deville's Pad is amazing. It has to be one of the most novel and well setup venues we have ever seen in Australia. In fact, we have never seen a bar so well laid out.

The theme is "volcanic devilry".... and the decor certainly fits that to perfection. Rich in it's kitsch atmosphere with cool sounds and lighting... there is stimulation for the eyes and ears at every turn.

Go-Go dancers in cages... costumes and a smoking volcano in the middle of the dance floor set the scene for a great evening.

The bands were 50's rock n roll style and man could those guys rock.... think Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. The sound system is excellent and not over the top loud.

The delicious food is very "Vegas - American Diner" style in its origins. The bar is a little pricey but a decent range available.

This is also one of the first bars in Perth with an "over 25's" policy... the exception being Wednesday nights, when they do have a kid's night.

The venue also has special rock n roll nights... so you can dress in your best Elvis era finery and jive the night away.

Seriously... if you want a great night out in a world class bar that does stand out from the rest then give this place a try.... I'm sure you won't regret it.

The owners have obviously spent a large fortune setting up this place and they have definately hit the bullseye in getting it right.

Check out their website here..... Deville's Pad

I have never written a blog like this before but found this place to be SO unique that I felt compelled to say it is worth a visit and I am sure you'll enjoy the night out.