"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" - Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Maybe not rotten, but so not right either! Welcome to Social Justice - anti-establishment Part 1. A topic so big we had to split it into two. Enjoy the first episode, with the Part 2 coming in a fortnight, which will be even more anarchic!
Dust off your flannie, put on your mockies, crack open a VB, light up a Winnie Blue before you turn on the V8's .... and all rise for the Bogan National Anthems! We take a light hearted look at what songs would be bogan national anthems (and - spoiler alert - we secretly like some of them!)
Happy Birthday Month, Quirky!
As a gift to everyone, I am sharing my top 12 'Obscure (read Quirky) Aussie bands of the 80's'. Not all the songs are obscure and some are even signature songs. Maybe there will be something new for you, or a bit of nostalgia, the perfect mix.
I am looking for my top 3-5 acts on CD or vinyl, so let me know if you come across them.
Enjoy! Let us know what you think. Did you know all, none or somewhere in between of the acts (there's no shame either way)?
Christina (aka Quirky)
We discuss our favourite songs that are in a language other than English – under the pretentious title of “World Music”. We ponder many things:
Which songs are destined to be on chillout compilations for the rest of their lives?
Is it possible to gently woo someone in German?
And which “really hard” 80s dance craze did Quirky pick up really quickly?
Plus, the “Sliding Door” moment where Tina Arena could have been Chenille’s sister-in-law.
Ahhh the soothing sound of rain!
In this podcast we discuss our top songs about rain. Hear Quirky lament the dangers of buying an album when you only like one song.
Does DJ Colin Gaff have an obsession with rain? Find out which decade seemed to have an abundance or rain related songs.
You know that one person who uses 50 words when 10 would do? Here is the musical equivalent ! Brevity is definitely not the focus of these musicians when it comes to song titles, but we find a few gems hidden in the pile. Look out for the relationship between the length of the song title and the song quality.