Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Where James Once Played

September 15, 2018

“Where James Once Played,” written by Matt Walker, Neil Murray, and Shane Reilly, performed by the Lost Ragas. The song is about James Cruikshank. Matt Walker (lead vocals , acoustic guitar), Shane Reilly (electric guitar, pedal steel, backing vocals, string arrangement), Roger Bergodaz (bass), Simon Burke (drums). Video edited by Shane Reilly.

Lost Ragas website

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Hold On

September 8, 2018

“Hold On,” by the Lost Ragas, 2014. Matt Walker (lead vocals, guitar), Shane Reilly (Pedal Steel, vocals), Simon Burke (drums, vocals), Roger Bergodaz, bass, knob twiddler). Video directed by Tim McCormack.

Lost Ragas website

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Longboards

July 13, 2018

The world’s best longboarders try to ride a wave as long as possible at Wategos Beach, NSW. A short film by McTavish Surfboards.

Cinematography by Nathan Oldfield and Andrew Gough.
Water Cinematography – Andrew Gough.

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Seven Days

March 4, 2018

“Seven Days,” written by Shane Reilly, performed by the Lost Ragas, 2016. Matt Walker (vocals, acoustic guitar), Shane Reilly (vocals , baritone guitar), Roger Bergodaz (bass), Simon Burke (drums). Video by Cesar Rodrigues.

Lost Ragas website

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Holden Motorcars, 1948 — 2017

October 20, 2017

Australia’s car, the Holden. Recently reborn as a part of GM, the last Aussie-made car rolled off the assembly line on October 20th (that would be yesterday if you’re in Oz).

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Australia Will Kill Millions of Kitty Cats

July 21, 2015

Australia Will Kill All the Kitty Cats
20 to 30 million feral cats roam Australia, killing 75 million animals each night. 29 of the continent’s mammals have been lost to extinction, and feral cats are implicated in 28 of these eradications. More than 120 Australian animals are currently at risk of extinction by feral cats, which also spread diseases that affect farm livestock.

These critters are not the mild-mannered moggies British colonists brought with them since arriving in 1788 but ferocious felines weighing up to 30 pounds. The Australian government wants to kill 2 million of these furry furies in the next 5 years.

More:

“Feline Massacre: Australia Unveils Plan to Kill Two Million Feral Cats,” Vice

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Aussie PM Chugs a Beer

April 21, 2015

Aussie PM Chugs a Beer

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott chugged a glass of beer in 7 seconds on Saturday whilst celebrating with members of the UTS Bats Australian Rules football club. The schooner reportedly held about two-thirds of a pint; assuming an Imperial Pint of 568 ml, that’s about 380 ml.

Former PM Bob Hawke is said to have chugged 2.5 pints (1420 ml) in 11 seconds back in 1955. Mr.Hawke’s rate of chug (1420/11) was 129.09 ml/sec, while Mr. Abbott’s rate of chug (380/7) was a puny 54.29 ml/sec. Mr. Abbott is a Liberal and Mr. Hawke was a Labor leader; perhaps there’s a political lesson here.

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Six White Boomers

December 21, 2013

“Six White Boomers,” a song about Christmas in Australia, written and performed by artist, TV personality, and musician Rolf Harris, CBE. A “boomer” is an adult male kangaroo. The song reminds us that Yuletide is a summer  holiday Down Under.  Mr. Harris is best-known in the USA for his 1963 hit “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.”

Rolf Harris official website.

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