Sunday, 15 June 2014

The 80's

I bought lots of  music in the eighties. There were some memorable concerts also. AC/DC at the Myer Music Bowl, Springsteen twice at the showgrounds, Cold Chisel at the  Pier hotel, Midnight Oil at Festival hall, Bob Dylan at  Kooyong the list  goes on and on. The eighties piled on the synths. The drum sound was kinda tinny until  Jack and Diane. Risky  Business made it cool  to dance by the fireplace.
In the next 2 weeks we are  going to  revisit  the eighties. I have  found  over 100  gems from the decade. Ask your teacher  who  they  liked the  most in the eighties. Prince,U2,Madonna, Cyndi, Billy Joel or Idol,Springsteen.Who?

Monday, 9 June 2014

3CSCFM Tribute to Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, dubbed by Lonely Planet as "the world's best jazz club", is open every night presenting world-class international and national jazz musicians. The club dedicates itself to promoting and developing live jazz as an art form in its two performance rooms.

We are  playing  Jazz all week to  celebrate  22  years of  Jazz at Bennetts. This is a  must see venue.
The original room is housed in a building built for King O’Malley, a man significant to early Australian politics and the establishment of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Michael purchased the building when it was passed in at auction, saving it from becoming a “massage parlour”. His intention was to provide local musicians with a central purpose-built room in which to develop their craft and find their audiences, a desire fuelled by the state of live venues and the treatment of musicians at the time. His dream venue surpassed expectations when he was forced to open more nights due to countless musicians wanting to perform and the number of patrons interested in hearing them.
The original room has great natural acoustics and has been host to a number of world famous performers including Prince, Maceo Parker, Kenny Kirkland, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jnr., Paul Grabowsky, Joe Chindamo and Leroy Jones to name just a few.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The Angels- Tribute to Doc Neeson @3CSCFM


Neeson, born in Belfast in 1947, brought a flair for the dramatic to the Angels, the band which came to define a style of Australian music which was fuelled by energy more than anger, and performance which was never shy.
When other pub rock bands were blokey and beer-stained, the Angels had a frontman who dressed like a cross between a 19th century funeral director and a riverboat gambler. They played faster than most, almost punk at times, and attracted a crowd of men who slammed into each other gleefully.
But the Angles also had fans who noticed Neeson's lyrics quoted books, artists and psychology texts rather than exhortations to drink more alcohol. All sung by a tall and imposing man who was equal parts theatrically scary and excitingly real.
His songwriting contribution to Am I Ever Going To See Your Face Again, Coming Down and Take A Long Line, among many, have become part of Australian music history.
Brothers Rick and John Brewster, who co-founded the Moonshine Jug and String Band, which later became the Angels, paid tribute to Neeson on the band's Facebook page.
Rick Brewster said Neeson "stood out as one of a kind, a totally unique performer".
"His feverish stage presence was unsurpassed yet beneath the public persona was a gentle soul. He leaves behind a wealth of shared memories - good times, hard times and the thrill of creating timeless music together. RIP Doc," he said.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

3CSC Pays tribute to the King

Elvis Presley was an explorer of vast new landscapes of dream and illusion.
He was a man who refused to be told that the best of his dreams would not come true, who refused to be defined by anyone else's conceptions. This is the goal of democracy, the journey on which every prospective hero sets out. That Elvis made so much of the journey on his own is reason enough to remember him with the honor and love we reserve for the bravest among us. Such men made the only maps we can trust.
Listen to Elvis on your  way to class this week but be careful not to step on any blue suede shoes. Let me know what your all time favourite Elvis song is. Ask your teachers if they have watched any Elvis movies.