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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Favoriting 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   Favoriting Nature Songs  1978    0:02:09 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Marsupial   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:02:55 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  The Epiphyte Song   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:04:09 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Rain   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:05:35 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Olly the Octopus   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:08:08 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Crocodile   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:10:07 (Pop-up)
Bruce Haack  Mallangong   Favoriting Captain Entropy  1974    0:12:07 (Pop-up)
Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service  Narration II   Favoriting Nature Songs      0:14:17 (Pop-up)
Don Spencer  Feathers, Fur or Fins   Favoriting Feathers, Fur or Fins  1988    0:15:07 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Don Burrows 

 

 

 

 

0:15:14 (Pop-up)
Qantas Air Cargo  The Kangaroo Hop   Favoriting The Kangaroo Hop 7" flexidisc  1971    0:21:15 (Pop-up)
Qantas Air Cargo  The Kangaroo Hop (voiceover)   Favoriting The Kangaroo Hop 7" flexidisc      0:22:47 (Pop-up)
Consulate Cigarettes–Getaway  Bob Young & His Orchestra (with Helen Reddy)   Favoriting Getaway 45  1963    0:28:34 (Pop-up)
Bruce Clarke's Jingle Workshop  Sonic Design   Favoriting Sonic Design  1970    0:30:46 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Cybotron 

Parameters of Consciousness   Favoriting

Cybotron 

1976 

 

0:41:56 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Parkinson with Bob Gibson, His Orchestra and Chorus  I Lost My Heart On Hayman Island   Favoriting Hayman Island Promo Single  1957  produced by the Royal Hayman Hotel  0:50:12 (Pop-up)
The Pacific Seekers  We Saw It All With Trans Tours (Fiji Version)   Favoriting Trans Tours 45  197?  also known as The Seekers, the popular Australian folk band  0:51:50 (Pop-up)
Tamavua Village Singers  Uasivi Tu   Favoriting A Souvenir of Fiji  197?    0:55:55 (Pop-up)
Tamavua Village Singers  Twelfth Street Rag   Favoriting A Souvenir of Fiji      0:58:19 (Pop-up)
The John Hawes Jazz Band  Shout 'em Aunt Tilly   Favoriting Here's Hawes  1963    1:00:21 (Pop-up)
The John Hawes Jazz Band  Doctor Jazz   Favoriting Here's Hawes      1:04:30 (Pop-up)
Barry Hall  The Lights of Adelaide   Favoriting 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 (Pop-up)
Don Burrows  Kaffir Song   Favoriting Jazz Sound of the Don Burrows Quartet  1966    1:10:58 (Pop-up)
The Pacific Seekers  We Saw It All With Trans Tours (New Zealand Version)   Favoriting Trans Tours 45  197?    1:15:23 (Pop-up)
The Howard Morrison Quartet  Maringi Noa   Favoriting The Fabulous Howard Morrison Quartet      1:18:50 (Pop-up)
The Howard Morrison Quartet  Poatarau (Now Is The Hour)   Favoriting The Fabulous Howard Morrison Quartet      1:21:42 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Parkinson with Bob Gibson, His Orchestra and Chorus  (Pack Up A Dream And) Head For Hayman Island   Favoriting Hayman Island Promo Single  1957    1:24:00 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
John Robertson 

 

John Robertson and His Multi-Trumpets 

 

 

1:26:46 (Pop-up)
A.L. Lloyd  South Australia   Favoriting Blow Boys Blow: Songs of the Sea  1960    1:37:24 (Pop-up)
Peter Harris  The Riverbird Cries   Favoriting The Murray Song/The Riverbird Cries (45)  1977?    1:39:22 (Pop-up)
Shirley Jacobs  Tribal Girl   Favoriting Australia's Shirley Jacobs  197?    1:41:43 (Pop-up)
Shirley Jacobs  Legend's Game of Death   Favoriting Australia's Shirley Jacobs      1:44:38 (Pop-up)
Kim and Leanne  Hymn for the Holy Year   Favoriting Hymn For Holy Year  1974    1:47:55 (Pop-up)
Sister Irene O'Connor  Fire (Luke 12:49)   Favoriting Fire Of God's Love  1973    1:50:04 (Pop-up)
Sister Irene O'Connor  Light (John 8:12)   Favoriting Fire Of God's Love      1:53:48 (Pop-up)
Sister Irene O'Connor  Springtime (in Australia)   Favoriting Fire Of God's Love      1:56:08 (Pop-up)
Kim and Leanne (with Father John Murphy)  Holy Year   Favoriting Hymn For Holy Year      1:57:53 (Pop-up)
The Kinks  Australia   Favoriting Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)  1969    2:00:10 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Billy Vaughn 

Shangri-La   Favoriting

 

 

followed by Sven Libaek, "Soft Lights... and You" 

2:06:46 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek  Start Growing Up Now   Favoriting The Set  1969    2:17:18 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Waiting for Love/Come Inside   Favoriting Seasons of Love  1972  with poetry by Warwick Randall  2:18:28 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek  Sex Seventies   Favoriting Grass: A Rock Musical  1974    2:23:07 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Searching   Favoriting Seasons of Love      2:25:53 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek  City Lights   Favoriting Boney  1972    2:28:11 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  Travel Broadens the Mind   Favoriting Seasons of Love      2:31:27 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek  Look (Every Day)   Favoriting Nickel Queen  1971    2:33:53 (Pop-up)
Sven Libaek and Gerard Kennedy  I am an Island   Favoriting Seasons of Love      2:37:30 (Pop-up)
Lindsay String Orchestra of Wellington  Landfall in Unknown Seas   Favoriting Landfall in Unknown Seas  196?  conducted by Alex Lindsay, composed by Douglas Liburn, poetry by Allen Curnow  2:39:29 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Bruce Clarke & Maryan Kenyon 

Djerba   Favoriting

Vichyssoise 

1973 

 

2:54:06 (Pop-up)
Eric Jupp and His Music  Kaffir Song   Favoriting Making it Happen  1969    3:00:25 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:52pm
Flash Strap:

Evening expeditioners
  6:58pm
Ed:

Good Evening!
Avatar 6:59pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Ed!
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ndbob:

evening Evan, Ed everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
melinda:

hi Bob, Flash, Ed!
  7:01pm
Ed:

I need to go to Australia....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
melinda:

Looking forward to more Australia.
Avatar 7:02pm
ndbob:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
melinda:

omg did not expect this rap. Haha!
Avatar 7:02pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Bob!
Avatar 7:03pm
ndbob:

Marsupial mice are great:)
Avatar 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 7:05pm
Flash Strap:

agreed on marsupial mice, bob
Avatar 7:05pm
ndbob:

I think I've hears some of this before? Maybe your blog Evan?
Avatar 7:06pm
ndbob:

heard*
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

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

I genuinely love epiphytes, stoked that there's a song for them now!
Avatar 7:07pm
ndbob:

www.australiananimallearningzone.com...
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

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

@Evan I've been looking through that blog since last weeks show - great stuff!
Avatar 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 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

Mallangong is I think the Aboriginal word for platypus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm
melinda:

This is trippy.
Avatar 7:12pm
hyde:

monotreme madness
Avatar 7:13pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:13pm
ndbob:

@Melinda sure is!
Avatar 7:21pm
ndbob:

This is mighty odd - but great
Avatar 7:21pm
Flash Strap:

"LET QANTAS SHOW YOU THE EXPORT GAME!"
Avatar 7:23pm
Flash Strap:

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

but wait there's more!
Avatar 7:25pm
Flash Strap:

computers! goldfish! textiles!
Avatar 7:28pm
Flash Strap:

Evidently this was Helen Reddy's debut
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm
melinda:

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

i never thought I'd find myself in that role
Avatar 7:33pm
hyde:

suddenly i feel like a smoke
Avatar 7:34pm
ndbob:

I found that Helen Reddy record in North Dakota strangely enough - in pretty poor condition though
Avatar 7:35pm
hyde:

wait, did he say "electric bassoon"?
Avatar 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 7:35pm
Flash Strap:

amazing bob, how weird
Avatar 7:35pm
Flash Strap:

i believe he did, Hyde
Avatar 7:36pm
ndbob:

Yep - good records were tough to find there, but not much competition
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

wow that's pretty cool. "different–yet commercial!"
Avatar 7:53pm
ndbob:

a particularly great show tonight Evan - need to go in about five - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 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 7:56pm
ndbob:

ty Hyde
Avatar 7:56pm
Flash Strap:

I need to investigate that Hyde thanks for the hot tip
Avatar 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 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 8:02pm
Flash Strap:

man I gotta say, these guys are pretty hot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
melinda:

Thanks for the link to that site, hyde. The film offerings look enticing as well as the music.
Avatar 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 8:12pm
Flash Strap:

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

I want to visit Australia.
Avatar 8:13pm
Flash Strap:

me too, melinda. i want to visit everywhere, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 8:16pm
Flash Strap:

oh shit, am i accidentally doing the work of the Australian tourist board?
Avatar 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 8:17pm
hyde:

explorer's room: brought to you by qantas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
melinda:

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

that's crazy. 5 times...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 8:20pm
Flash Strap:

that rings a bell, that book
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm
melinda:

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

nice bing crosby affectation here, smooth stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
melinda:

Yes, sounded Bing.
Avatar 8:26pm
hyde:

is it "Bear Party" by William Pène du Bois? www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 8:30pm
melinda:

Cross post
Avatar 8:30pm
hyde:

heh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
melinda:

Post first, google later...my motto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
melinda:

Sea shanties!
Avatar 8:37pm
Flash Strap:

I love a Caldecott winner
Avatar 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 8:43pm
melinda:

I was thinking the same thing.
Avatar 8:46pm
Flash Strap:

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

by the way: more Sven Libaek coming up in the next set!
Avatar 8:47pm
Flash Strap:

this is one of the best of the night, i think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm
melinda:

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

A different Singing Nun.
Avatar 8:56pm
Flash Strap:

I love this woman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
melinda:

Me too.
Avatar 8:59pm
hyde:

i kinda do prefer the safety of apathy, to be honest
Avatar 9:00pm
Flash Strap:

I prefer it to Father John Murphy, anyway
Avatar 9:02pm
Flash Strap:

what do you think: was this too on the nose?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
coelacanth:

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

that's our guarantee to you: what a savings!
Avatar 9:04pm
Flash Strap:

and howdy yourself, pal
Avatar 9:05pm
hyde:

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

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

hi coelecanth!
Avatar 9:18pm
hyde:

i always think this "Start Growing Up Now" tune is by The Free Design
Avatar 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 9:18pm
coelacanth:

this reminds me of "kites are fun"!
Avatar 9:19pm
Flash Strap:

exactly, so Free Design-sounding! yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm
coelacanth:

hi melinda! how's it going?
Avatar 9:19pm
hyde:

@coelecanth haha, exactly!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
melinda:

good, coela! Grooving on Australian sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
coelacanth:

great minds, hyde!
Avatar 9:21pm
Flash Strap:

that reminds me to listen to Free Design more often. man. they are N I C E
Avatar 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 9:22pm
coelacanth:

yup. i've got some catching up to do.
Avatar 9:23pm
Flash Strap:

me too, bob!
Avatar 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 9:24pm
Flash Strap:

and not a bad solo, damn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm
melinda:

Anti-drug hippie musical sounds doomed from the start.
Avatar 9:25pm
Flash Strap:

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

woops!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm
coelacanth:

haha!
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hyde:

Warwick Randall has a bit of Boris Karloff to him too
Avatar 9:31pm
Flash Strap:

get a load of this guy, just bloviating
Avatar 9:32pm
Flash Strap:

not exactly Rimbaud, you know?
Avatar 9:32pm
Flash Strap:

I'd like to bury that dead in my belly
Avatar 9:34pm
Flash Strap:

more of that Kije's Ouija sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Doug Schulkind:

What another grand expedition, Mr. Explorer!
Avatar 9:35pm
Flash Strap:

Hey Doug! Mr. Drummer! thanks!
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Flash Strap:

this one has much better poetry, I promise.
Avatar 9:54pm
hyde:

thanks for the show!
Avatar 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 9:55pm
melinda:

Great show! Good night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm
coelacanth:

Thanks Evan! g'night all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm
Doug Schulkind:

Superb.
Avatar 10:00pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Mayuko!

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