" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 22, 2012

Gotye Tops US Music Chart

Well, Gotye has reached the big-time by hitting Number One spot on the US music charts with the above song.
I can't believe he was playing the Woodford Folkfest just a few months ago.
I wrote a post about that day/night back in December,
Wednesday at Woodford  
I never would have believed he would be sitting at Number One  spot on the US charts in just a few months time, if you had of told me on the night.
Not because he is no good ... because he is way talented, but he was on an independent record label and the odds of getting to No.1 in such a short time are astronomical, to say the least.
This guy is great in concert, I can personally vouch for that.
The funny thing is though, that I had no intention of going to see him play on the day.
I bought tickets to see Buffy Sainte-Marie play, and Goyte just happened to be headlining the day/night, so I stayed to watch, and I'm glad that I did.
But listen to Buffy's song, and tell me that doesn't deserve to be number one.
I wonder why it is starved for airplay
Could it be something to do with the political message I wonder?-)
If you get a chance to see either of these two performers live, do it.
You won't be sorry ... unless you are a Bankster that is;- )
But even then, you still might like the music, anyway.

On a tragic note though, Greg Ham from Men at Work, a band that hit number one position on the US charts with the song Downunder, in 1982, died this week,also ... possibly suicide?
He was extremely upset at having to sell his house after losing a copyright court-case over the flute riff  in the song Downunder 
(see You Tube clip below).
Men At Work flautist 'cut apart' by plagiarism case 
And while talking about my day at the Woodford Folkfest and seeing Goyte.
The lead singer of Men at Work, Colin Hay was also performing that night and I caught about 20 mins of his show while walking back from Goyte's performance venue and past Colin's tent and then on to the car-park to head home.
It's a small world, sometimes.
 And here's Goyte and Kimbra performing at last years  
Splendor in the Grass.
The clip for this years Splendor in the Grass is quite bizarre, and the backing track to this clip is quite obscene if you can understand the lyrics, but it gives you an idea of what Byron Bay looks like, especially the lighthouse headland at the end of this clip below.


  1. ... and Gotye is 3rd in the UK BBC singles chart - though this will be updated today,

  2. Wow! I like his music. What an intriguing voice. Now back to buffy

  3. Off topic - got my 11:11 t shirt today. Great fit, love it. I think rob is worried that if I wear it out in public, people will think it's a Biblical verse or something. I frankly don't care what anyone thinks about it. I figure the people who notice will be 11:11 folks and get it. THANKS for that original link, Daz.