Posts tagged ‘music’

April 20, 2012

Land Down Under, where copyright trolls will rob you blind

Greg Ham, co-writer of this song, dead at 53, the Victorian Homicide squad are investigating.

Ham was the flautist who was said to have ripped-off the flute riff from Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree, in the words of the judge a substantial part of Kookaburra losing a fortune to Sony who bought the rights to this song, and then took legal action for lost past earnings and future earnings. For 8-bars of music.

Copyright, it’s not about who creates the work, it’s about who owns it, and who can afford to buy it.

April 16, 2012

Music Monday – Spicks and Specks: Bee Gees

This song has had one of the greatest impacts on the Australian music industry, and, also the television industry. For it was this song, which not only gave its name, but its music to the ABC television show Spicks and Specks opening theme.

Spicks and Speck by the Bee Gees

April 14, 2012

Take Action: Save Workers: ‘Union Town’ by Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine download)

For the free download of Union Town by Tom Morello, visit – The Coalition To Save Workers (America Votes Labor Unity Fund)

Or, listen to it here

April 9, 2012

Music Monday – Wide Open Road: The Triffids

The band is named after a plant that learns to walk and communicate and wipes out humanity.

The song is about being away from your loved ones and wanting to get back to wide open road of Australia, and voted one of the most wanted songs for homesick Australians backpacking overseas.

text by @redglitterx

April 2, 2012

Jimmy Little – Cattle & Cane live (Go-Betweens cover version) – video

Note: post contains name and images of a deceased person

March 31, 2012

Music – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang: Heaven 17

blog dj @jot_au
use of song is in no way intended to suggest that heaven 17 in any way endorses the contents of this post or this blog

March 19, 2012

Music Monday – The Whitlams: Gough

For you Gough, for you Gough, for You Gough Whitlam

“She wasn’t Mrs Gough Whitlam. She was Margaret Whitlam and don’t you forget it.” – Ita Buttrose