September 1, 2014

Missy Higgins Has a New Oz Album on the Way...And That's Not All.

Missy Higgins playing the uke at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival.
I saw Missy Higgins do two talks at the BBWF and I have to say her Saturday talk was my favourite talk 
(that will be an upcoming post of mine),
but Sunday she announced her new album would be released in September and would be called "Oz" with Missy singing cover versions of great Aussie songs.
I also saw an article that said her and her partner Dan were expecting to be parents in January.
Missy Higgins with fiance Dan Lee.
Missy Higgins reveals an album, a book and she’s pregnant with a baby boy
I also noticed Missy was doing a cover of the Divinyls song 
"Back To The Wall",which was used for the film 
"Nightmare on Elm Street 4",starring a fellow 
Sync-head,Andras Jones.
The OZ tracklisting:
1. You Only Hide (Something For Kate)
2. Old Fitzroy (Dan Sultan)
3. NYE (Perry Keyes)
4. Shark Fin Blues (The Drones)
5. Was There Anything I Could Do (The Go-Betweens)
6. Back To The Wall (Divinyls)
7. Don’t Believe Anymore (Icehouse)
8. The Biggest Disappointment feat. Dan Sultan (Slim Dusty)
9. Everybody Wants To Touch Me (Paul Kelly)
10. Curse On You (The Blackeyed Susans)
11. No Secrets (The Angels)
12. Before Too Long feat. Amanda Palmer (Paul Kelly)
13. Blackfella/Whitefella feat. Crystal Itjuwalyi Butcher 
(Warumpi Band)
14. Calm And Crystal Clear (Neil Murray)
15. The Way You Are Tonight (Don Walker)
Also if you've read my last post
RaINBOw by Seallion (Seal-lion)
you'll see that I'm a Sharks and Lions supporter and that Missy 
has a cover of the songs "Shark Fin Blues" 
(I'm also a NSW Blues supporter) 
and "Old Fitzroy".
The Brisbane Lions are the old Fitzroy team relocated to Brisbane. 

August 30, 2014

RaINBOw by Seallion (Seal-lion).

I saw this new You Tube by Seallion (Jake Kotze) 
called "RaINBOw",which is a tribute to Robin Williams and his movie roles and the coincidences between his movies,themes about rainbows,and synchy stuff with fellow co-stars.
I couldn't get it to upload here,so click on this link below to be taken to the You Tube site and view it there.
If you like it then give it a thumbs up.
The great white shark washed up on Coronation Beach, north of Geraldton
Ironically I also came across this recent news story about a shark choking to death on a sea-lion on the shores of Oz.
Me being a Sharks supporter and Jake with his Seallion You Tube name,plus his rainbow/Oz themed new video certainly had me scratching my head when I read it. :-)
Great white shark probably choked to death on sea lion, authorities say
"A great white shark that washed ashore in Western Australia may have choked on a sea lion, an investigation into the animal's death has found.
Earlier this week the shark, which was about four metres long, was seen thrashing in shallow waters at Coronation Beach, north of Geraldton.
Its carcass, which had been fitted with an acoustic tag, washed up on the same beach on Tuesday.
The Department of Fisheries says research scientists have found the shark had no visible signs of injury or disease, but had a large Australian sea lion stuck inside its throat.
The department's principal research scientist Dr Rory McAuley said the shark may have been thrashing around in waters trying to dislodge the blockage. 
"This could explain why the shark was exhibiting such unusual behaviour in shallow waters off Coronation Beach," he said in a statement.
"Such a large object may have damaged the shark's internal organs or impeded water flow into his gills, contributing to his death.
"Alternatively, the shark may have accidentally become stranded in his attempts to get rid of the obstruction."
The department has also confirmed that the shark was tagged in South Australia in January this year.
Dr McAuley says tissue and vertebral samples were taken for future genetic, age and growth, ecological and population assessment studies.
"This information will be useful in improving our understanding about white sharks," he said."
Kinda sums up this season for Sharks  fans I guess.
Kind of sums up my favourite Australian Rules football team's season as well,

August 27, 2014

Supermarket Signs ?

On my second last trip to Byron Bay,which I partly documented in this post -
Love on the Rocks...A Fool's Journey ?
I told my brother how I would love living near Byron Bay,but would miss shopping in an  
Aldi supermarket,which I have just gotten used to shopping in over the past year.
A few minutes later a big white truck similar to the one pictured above came up behind me and then overtook my car.
When it went past I noticed an Aldi poster on the side of it.
Since we had just left Brisbane I thought it must have been heading for the Gold Coast,but as we would find out after overtaking and being overtaken all the way to Byron Bay it too was heading to Byron Bay and sure enough when I Googled to see if there was a store in Byron Bay there was what appeared to me to be a relatively new one in the centre of town that I wasn't aware of.
So great news for me if I ever do move down there is 
that I'll still be able to shop at Aldi.
Luna Moth.

One reason I like shopping at Aldi,apart from halving my food bill from the supermarket my wife used to insist on us doing the shopping in,is that Aldi have weekly specials that they get in for one or two weeks and then the stock is gone,so if you don't buy the special within the fortnight of it appearing you might not get the chance to purchase that particular item again later on.
Well a week after that Byron trip with my brother these model Aldi trucks were one of the specials,so I just had to get one for my bookcase as a reminder of the truck that followed us all the way down to Byron.
I also bought the two pictured pillows featured in this post because of some personal animal signs I saw on them.
One had a green Luna like moth 
(I know it just may be a butterfly,but to me it's a luna moth)
 Moth Verses Butterfly Symbolism
and the lady beetle with the letter
(my surname starts with that letter)
and the French words "JE VOUS AIME" on it
(it means I love you).
The other one had a sparrow
Sparrow/Self-Reliance Syncs
and a hummingbird on it.
And on my next visit to Bangalow /Byron Bay I went looking for a morning coffee and a bite for breakfast before heading off to the Byron Bay Writer's Festival and found out that the little take away coffee joint in the main street of Bangalow is named Sparrow 
(something I didn't know when I purchased my pillow from Aldi a few days before).
B is for Bangalow and Byron Bay ?
Luna moths and butterflies basically mean the same thing anyway (transformation),plus the B on the pillow could stand for Byron Bay / Bangalow the later being a place I feel very drawn to calling home.
All signs seem to be pointing me there I feel.