I am posting a music clip today as I am (attempting) to spend today catching up on all the things I should have been doing while we were slacking off over the weekend. I would rather be sitting on the couch aimlessly surfing the net but those socks won’t wash themselves… 😀
I have shared a few songs from the wonderful Paul Kelly before, I think I could probably devote an entire blogging month to posting his clips and still only scrape the surface of his career!
This song was a new one for me, the very banjo-y; You Can’t Take It With You.
I can’t tell you how much I wanted the kid in the mask to have a toy chainsaw strapped to the back of his bike… 😉
I haven’t done a music post for a while so I thought I would share another 80’s Aussie classic with you.
It is likely you Australians are fans of Paul Kelly so feel free to share your favourite of his many songs in the comments 😀
This song, Leaps and Bounds from 1986, isn’t my favourite of his but with so many great ones to choose from his extensive song list I probably couldn’t pick which one really is!
I love this song for its Melbourne-ness, and each time we are at the Hoddle Street intersection heading home from the city I look across at the distant Nylex clock and this song (and this film clip, with the band perched on the top of the silo) goes through my head.
I’m high on the hill, looking over the bridge, to the MCG
and way up on high the clock on the silo says 11 degrees
I wonder how different the view is from up there now?
Other Paul Kelly posts I’ve done are Midnight Rain and How to Make Gravy.
It is xmas eve here, and I doubt I will be posting tomorrow as we will be buried in torn xmas paper and eating inappropriate breakfast food, shortbread and chocolate mainly.
In the spirit of xmas here is one of the best Australian songs of all time, How to Make Gravy by the wonderful Paul Kelly.
It is a great song about being away from your family at xmas time, and, of course, how to make gravy “Just add flour, salt, a little red wine and don’t forget a dollop of tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang“.
Even though his live versions are always fantastic, I chose to post this film clip because they are singing on a rooftop under that most Aussie of xmas things, a tinsel adorned Hills Hoist.
I hope you all have a great day and that santa brings you exactly what you need. I have requested peace and happiness and a sleep-in.
With the kids already crying out in anguish “Oh why isn’t it xmas already!” at every turn I think the last is a little optimistic though…..
Merry xmas everyone 😀
I haven’t done an Australian music post for a while so I thought that I would share a song by the wonderfully versatile Paul Kelly.
Midnight Rain is the perfect song for our weather at the moment, it was sunny today but a thundery change heralding a week of rain is due soon enough.
It is also the perfect song for the end of the weather blog carnival that many of you shared with Bluebird Blvd and I.
What coast are you on? What country?
Is it raining there? Is it morning or midnight?
Are you walking barefoot or have you got your shoes on?
Is there somebody there with you?
Are you talking soft and low underneath the sound
Of the midnight rain, midnight rain?
I just want you to know where ever you are
Where ever you go
I hope you’re under a lucky star
Thanks to those of you who did a weather post, or clicked on the links for a look. 🙂