Monday, 8 April 2013

A-Z '13 - Great Southern Land


During April a bunch of bloggers are participating in the A-to-Z blogging challenge of 2013. My theme for 2013 is an A-to-Z list of classic Aussie tunes - either classic or just plain songs I like. We had a break yesterday but today it's all on again. For my "G" song I've chosen:

Great Southern Land - Icehouse


I kinda had to, right? This is a pretty definitive "Aussie" song and it happens to be another that was featured on the Young Einstein soundtrack (like my letter "A" song). This song is definitely one of my faves of all time (I tend to like Icehouse's songs in general), and it's one I never fail to hear every Australia Day if I'm tuned into the radio down at the river ahead of the fireworks. :)

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17 comments:

  1. I loved this! Music is the best isn't it?
    Thanks for sharing this! You have awesome taste! xox
    jean yates A to Z '13

    PS: one of my sons is the composer and the lead guitarist in an alternative classic rock band, very popular, called The Ruse(http://rusemusic.com/). They are on FB, too. My son's name is Jim. :)

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  2. I can see how this would pop up on Australia Day. I bet the lyrics capture how a lot of people feel about their home.

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  3. I've always liked Icehouse. Great song. :)

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  4. Trish, I am realizing our music tastes are alike. Many songs you've posted are new but they have a beat to it that I truly enjoy. :)

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  5. I like your theme. You're a good ambassador for Australian music, and AtoZ is a good international vehicle to share your music.

    Repaying your visit from A to Z.

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  6. Have never heard of this artist nor this song! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'd never heard of Icehouse. Nice song, thanks for sharing.

    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

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  8. What a great theme for the challenge, and a fantastic song for G. I've never been to the land down under but someday... someday.

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  9. Loved the song! I have heard it before, but it's been a while. Thanks so much for sharing it :)

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  10. I really enjoyed the song! I've never heard Icehouse before, so thank you for introducing them to me. It reminded me of the eighties for some reason. The eighties was a good time for me. :)

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  11. I'd never heard this song before. Cool!

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  12. I'm creating a playlist just from the songs you've featured here! :)

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  13. Love songs with a great beat. Good choice!

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  14. I haven't heard this song for years...wow! It's a trip back in time.

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