Midnight Oil in Darwin

Although a lot has been written about the serious political content of their lyrics, I’ve always been far more moved by their melodies and beats.

Songs like “Power & The Passion” and “When The Generals Talk” appealed more to my “dance sensibilities” than most of their 1980s Australian rock contemporaries.

The lyrics of Midnight Oil songs are important, but it was the fact their choruses were easy to sing along to, and easy to dance to that has always appealed to me.… Read the rest “Midnight Oil in Darwin”

Klub Koori – Bart Willoughby and Friends

Over dinner last night with Kristen and Damien, it was revealed we were all due to go Carriageworks to see Klub Koori present “Bart Willoughby & Friends”. Having not seen each other for a few months, it was a real surprise to realise we would end up seeing each other two nights in a row. In both cases, a friend (not a mutual one) had asked us to go along. So there you go.

Bart was a member of some legendary Australian rock bands, including No Fixed Address (Since 1978), The Black Arm Band, Yothu Yindi (1988 – 1989), and Mixed Relations.… Read the rest “Klub Koori – Bart Willoughby and Friends”