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Options February 18, 2016: Once Again To Australia: Tourism, Advertising, National Parks (More Wonders from Urban Bowerbird)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Narration   Options Nature Songs  1978    0:02:09 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Marsupial   Options Nature Songs      0:02:55 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  The Epiphyte Song   Options Nature Songs      0:04:09 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Rain   Options Nature Songs      0:05:35 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Olly the Octopus   Options Nature Songs      0:08:08 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Crocodile   Options Nature Songs      0:10:07 ()
Bruce Haack  Mallangong   Options Captain Entropy  1974    0:12:07 ()
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Narration II   Options Nature Songs      0:14:17 ()
Don Spencer  Feathers, Fur or Fins   Options Feathers, Fur or Fins  1988    0:15:07 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Don Burrows 
        0:15:14 ()
Qantas Air Cargo  The Kangaroo Hop   Options The Kangaroo Hop 7" flexidisc  1971    0:21:15 ()
Qantas Air Cargo  The Kangaroo Hop (voiceover)   Options The Kangaroo Hop 7" flexidisc      0:22:47 ()
Consulate Cigarettes–Getaway  Bob Young & His Orchestra (with Helen Reddy)   Options Getaway 45  1963    0:28:34 ()
Bruce Clarke's Jingle Workshop  Sonic Design   Options Sonic Design  1970    0:30:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Cybotron 
Parameters of Consciousness   Options Cybotron  1976    0:41:56 ()
Jimmy Parkinson with Bob Gibson, His Orchestra and Chorus  I Lost My Heart On Hayman Island   Options Hayman Island Promo Single  1957  produced by the Royal Hayman Hotel  0:50:12 ()
The Pacific Seekers  We Saw It All With Trans Tours (Fiji Version)   Options Trans Tours 45  197?  also known as The Seekers, the popular Australian folk band  0:51:50 ()
Tamavua Village Singers  Uasivi Tu   Options A Souvenir of Fiji  197?    0:55:55 ()
Tamavua Village Singers  Twelfth Street Rag   Options A Souvenir of Fiji      0:58:19 ()
The John Hawes Jazz Band  Shout 'em Aunt Tilly   Options Here's Hawes  1963    1:00:21 ()
The John Hawes Jazz Band  Doctor Jazz   Options Here's Hawes      1:04:30 ()
Barry Hall  The Lights of Adelaide   Options Choose Your Own–Barry Hall at the Conn Organ  1969  Written by Cliff Johns, winner of a competition to write a decent song about Adelaide, Australia  1:07:36 ()
Don Burrows  Kaffir Song   Options Jazz Sound of the Don Burrows Quartet  1966    1:10:58 ()
The Pacific Seekers  We Saw It All With Trans Tours (New Zealand Version)   Options Trans Tours 45  197?    1:15:23 ()
The Howard Morrison Quartet  Maringi Noa   Options The Fabulous Howard Morrison Quartet      1:18:50 ()
The Howard Morrison Quartet  Poatarau (Now Is The Hour)   Options The Fabulous Howard Morrison Quartet      1:21:42 ()
Jimmy Parkinson with Bob Gibson, His Orchestra and Chorus  (Pack Up A Dream And) Head For Hayman Island   Options Hayman Island Promo Single  1957    1:24:00 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
John Robertson  
  John Robertson and His Multi-Trumpets      1:26:46 ()
A.L. Lloyd  South Australia   Options Blow Boys Blow: Songs of the Sea  1960    1:37:24 ()
Peter Harris  The Riverbird Cries   Options The Murray Song/The Riverbird Cries (45)  1977?    1:39:22 ()
Shirley Jacobs  Tribal Girl   Options Australia's Shirley Jacobs  197?    1:41:43 ()
Shirley Jacobs  Legend's Game of Death   Options Australia's Shirley Jacobs      1:44:38 ()
Kim and Leanne  Hymn for the Holy Year   Options Hymn For Holy Year  1974    1:47:55 ()
Sister Irene O'Connor  Fire (Luke 12:49)   Options Fire Of God's Love  1973    1:50:04 ()
Sister Irene O'Connor  Light (John 8:12)   Options Fire Of God's Love      1:53:48 ()
Sister Irene O'Connor  Springtime (in Australia)   Options Fire Of God's Love      1:56:08 ()
Kim and Leanne (with Father John Murphy)  Holy Year   Options Hymn For Holy Year      1:57:53 ()
The Kinks  Australia   Options Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)  1969    2:00:10 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Billy Vaughn 
Shangri-La   Options     followed by Sven Libaek, "Soft Lights... and You"  2:06:46 ()
Sven Libaek  Start Growing Up Now   Options The Set  1969    2:17:18 ()
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Waiting for Love/Come Inside   Options Seasons of Love  1972  with poetry by Warwick Randall  2:18:28 ()
Sven Libaek  Sex Seventies   Options Grass: A Rock Musical  1974    2:23:07 ()
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Searching   Options Seasons of Love      2:25:53 ()
Sven Libaek  City Lights   Options Boney  1972    2:28:11 ()
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Travel Broadens the Mind   Options Seasons of Love      2:31:27 ()
Sven Libaek  Look (Every Day)   Options Nickel Queen  1971    2:33:53 ()
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  I am an Island   Options Seasons of Love      2:37:30 ()
Lindsay String Orchestra of Wellington  Landfall in Unknown Seas   Options Landfall in Unknown Seas  196?  conducted by Alex Lindsay, composed by Douglas Liburn, poetry by Allen Curnow  2:39:29 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Bruce Clarke & Maryan Kenyon 
Djerba   Options Vichyssoise  1973    2:54:06 ()
Eric Jupp and His Music  Kaffir Song   Options Making it Happen  1969    3:00:25 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 6:52pm Flash Strap:

Evening expeditioners
  Thu. 2/18/16 6:58pm Ed:

Good Evening!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ed!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan, Ed everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 7:01pm melinda:

hi Bob, Flash, Ed!
  Thu. 2/18/16 7:01pm Ed:

I need to go to Australia....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 7:02pm melinda:

Looking forward to more Australia.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:02pm ndbob:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 7:02pm melinda:

omg did not expect this rap. Haha!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Bob!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:03pm ndbob:

Marsupial mice are great:)
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

This record is a hoot, I'm gonna start off with a little smattering of selections from it before we move on. Seriously unexpected little rap, eh?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:05pm Flash Strap:

agreed on marsupial mice, bob
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:05pm ndbob:

I think I've hears some of this before? Maybe your blog Evan?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:06pm ndbob:

heard*
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:06pm Flash Strap:

not mine, maybe you got it from Urban Bowerbird though: urbanbower.blogspot.com.au
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:07pm Little Danny:

I genuinely love epiphytes, stoked that there's a song for them now!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:07pm ndbob:

www.australiananimallearningzone.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:08pm Flash Strap:

seriously. there's also a song about polyps, which I also love, and decomposition itself
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:09pm ndbob:

@Evan I've been looking through that blog since last weeks show - great stuff!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:11pm Flash Strap:

I love how real he is about nature's ways, and how little he spares the children that clunky language
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Mallangong is I think the Aboriginal word for platypus
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 7:12pm melinda:

This is trippy.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:12pm hyde:

monotreme madness
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:13pm ndbob:

@Melinda sure is!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:21pm ndbob:

This is mighty odd - but great
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

"LET QANTAS SHOW YOU THE EXPORT GAME!"
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:23pm Flash Strap:

They are literally showing you the export game now... how excited are you?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:24pm Flash Strap:

but wait there's more!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:25pm Flash Strap:

computers! goldfish! textiles!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Evidently this was Helen Reddy's debut
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 7:30pm melinda:

I love that we are hearing an obscure Helen Reddy number in the Explorers Room.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:31pm Flash Strap:

i never thought I'd find myself in that role
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:33pm hyde:

suddenly i feel like a smoke
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:34pm ndbob:

I found that Helen Reddy record in North Dakota strangely enough - in pretty poor condition though
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:35pm hyde:

wait, did he say "electric bassoon"?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:35pm Flash Strap:

This whole LP is fascinating, but I won't make you listen to it all in a single sitting. A bit more and then we'll move along
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:35pm Flash Strap:

amazing bob, how weird
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:35pm Flash Strap:

i believe he did, Hyde
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:36pm ndbob:

Yep - good records were tough to find there, but not much competition
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:36pm Flash Strap:

wow that's pretty cool. "different–yet commercial!"
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:53pm ndbob:

a particularly great show tonight Evan - need to go in about five - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:54pm hyde:

Australia's National Film & Sound Archive has a whole page on Hawaiian music in Australia with some tunes: www.nfsa.gov.au...
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:56pm ndbob:

ty Hyde
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:56pm Flash Strap:

I need to investigate that Hyde thanks for the hot tip
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 7:57pm Flash Strap:

thanks Bob! we'll enjoy your presence as long as we have it and miss you when you're gone
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:01pm hyde:

the tunes are embedded (stupid flash player) but good info and a samplin' seemed like they sound good enough to peruse.

adios, ndb!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:02pm Flash Strap:

man I gotta say, these guys are pretty hot
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:06pm melinda:

Thanks for the link to that site, hyde. The film offerings look enticing as well as the music.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:11pm hyde:

@melinda no problem. i stumbled on it searching for "I Lost My Heart On Hayman Island"! looks like all kinds of good stuff.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:12pm Flash Strap:

hayman island is right here if you want it: urbanbower.blogspot.com.au...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:12pm melinda:

I want to visit Australia.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:13pm Flash Strap:

me too, melinda. i want to visit everywhere, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:16pm melinda:

I'd like to go lots of places but Australia has long been at the top of my list, for some reason.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:16pm Flash Strap:

oh shit, am i accidentally doing the work of the Australian tourist board?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:16pm hyde:

@Flash yeah thanks, i knew it was there--i was curious about the song. apparently it got recorded five times--that archive page has a different version by Johnny Wade.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:17pm hyde:

explorer's room: brought to you by qantas
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:17pm melinda:

I didn't know the Seekers had a Pacific incarnation. Also didn't know they were Australian.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:17pm Flash Strap:

that's crazy. 5 times...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:19pm melinda:

I think I was first interested in Australia by a picture book about koalas having a masquerade party in the eucalyptus trees, then by films.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:20pm Flash Strap:

that rings a bell, that book
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:21pm melinda:

I haven't seen it since the 70s, it would be cool if we're thinking of the same one.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:25pm Flash Strap:

nice bing crosby affectation here, smooth stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:26pm melinda:

Yes, sounded Bing.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:26pm hyde:

is it "Bear Party" by William Pène du Bois? www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:29pm melinda:

The book is called Bear Party by William Pene du Bois and it won a Caldecott award. Silly me, thinking it was so obscure. Thanks, internet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:30pm melinda:

Cross post
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:30pm hyde:

heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:31pm melinda:

Post first, google later...my motto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:36pm melinda:

Sea shanties!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:37pm Flash Strap:

I love a Caldecott winner
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:42pm Flash Strap:

this song's heart is in the right place–maybe–but it's a weird tone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:43pm melinda:

I was thinking the same thing.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:46pm Flash Strap:

sort of a hippie liberal paint job on imperialist nostalgia. i'm not impressed so much as interested.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

by the way: more Sven Libaek coming up in the next set!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

this is one of the best of the night, i think
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:47pm melinda:

yay! I'm enjoying the 70s folky stuff too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:54pm melinda:

A different Singing Nun.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:56pm Flash Strap:

I love this woman
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 8:58pm melinda:

Me too.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 8:59pm hyde:

i kinda do prefer the safety of apathy, to be honest
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:00pm Flash Strap:

I prefer it to Father John Murphy, anyway
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:02pm Flash Strap:

what do you think: was this too on the nose?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:03pm coelacanth:

howdy Flash and explorers
...a guaranteed 3rd hour now,right?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

that's our guarantee to you: what a savings!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

and howdy yourself, pal
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:05pm hyde:

i'm digging this. haven't listened to this in a long time.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:16pm hyde:

Warwick Randall's Shatneresque Rod Mckuen-ish poetry? I'm sold!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 9:17pm melinda:

hi coelecanth!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:18pm hyde:

i always think this "Start Growing Up Now" tune is by The Free Design
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:18pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde- I know, I really slid that one over the table like a platter of green bean casserole
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:18pm coelacanth:

this reminds me of "kites are fun"!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:19pm Flash Strap:

exactly, so Free Design-sounding! yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:19pm coelacanth:

hi melinda! how's it going?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:19pm hyde:

@coelecanth haha, exactly!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 9:20pm melinda:

good, coela! Grooving on Australian sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:20pm coelacanth:

great minds, hyde!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:21pm Flash Strap:

that reminds me to listen to Free Design more often. man. they are N I C E
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:21pm ndbob:

been monitoring the playlist - lots to look forward to when I hear the rest on the archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:22pm coelacanth:

yup. i've got some catching up to do.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:23pm Flash Strap:

me too, bob!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:23pm Flash Strap:

this is one of the less-good of all Libaek's projects–an anti-drug hippie rock musical–but this track curls my damn toes every time
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:24pm Flash Strap:

and not a bad solo, damn
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 9:24pm melinda:

Anti-drug hippie musical sounds doomed from the start.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:25pm Flash Strap:

exactly. who are they trying to fool with that after-school special trick?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:26pm Flash Strap:

woops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:26pm coelacanth:

haha!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:26pm hyde:

Warwick Randall has a bit of Boris Karloff to him too
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:31pm Flash Strap:

get a load of this guy, just bloviating
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

not exactly Rimbaud, you know?
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

I'd like to bury that dead in my belly
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:34pm Flash Strap:

more of that Kije's Ouija sound
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:35pm Doug Schulkind:

What another grand expedition, Mr. Explorer!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:35pm Flash Strap:

Hey Doug! Mr. Drummer! thanks!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:39pm Flash Strap:

this one has much better poetry, I promise.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:54pm hyde:

thanks for the show!
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:54pm Mayuko:

ah! wish I caught that Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service set and all other stuff! Got here too late :( Will listen in the archives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/18/16 9:55pm melinda:

Great show! Good night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/18/16 9:56pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan! g'night all
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 9:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Superb.
Avatar Thu. 2/18/16 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi Mayuko!

Thank YOU, Hyde, Melinda, Coelacanth, Doug! thanks for keepin me company on this voyage
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