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By the Way, Which One’s Pink?

Congratulations to Alecia Moore, better known as Pink–she and her husband Carey Hart had a baby girl (named Willow) last week. This seemed like a good time to add my article on Pink to the archives–it dates from two years ago, when I visited her down in Melbourne (she’s huge in Australia). I liked Pink–she […]

posted 8 June 2011 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Batman Avenue

Another photo from the Melbourne trip: Oh, so that’s where Batman lives.

posted 2 October 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Melbourne Schoolgirls

Another picture from my trip to Australia last month (taken while I was wandering around Melbourne, trying to shake off my jet lag so that I would be able to put together complete sentences when it was time to interview Pink):

posted 18 September 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Flinders Street Station

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Australia. I’m pretty much completely jetlagged, but I’m just functional enough to blog, and I thought I’d share a couple of photos of the main train station in Melbourne.

posted 21 August 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #69: Midnight Oil, “Beds Are Burning”

  Consulting the Midnight Oil entry in my ever-handy Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, I learn (1) “underneath the radical politics and lean, driving guitar rock, Midnight Oil remained an honest and compassionate group of optimists with a strong pride in their own country” (2) it only takes 35,000 units sold to certify a […]

posted 3 June 2009 in 1988. 3 comments

1988 Countdown #82: Icehouse, “Electric Blue”

Here’s what I remembered about “Electric Blue” twenty years later: 1. It was cowritten by John Oates of Hall and Oates, presumably in an effort to keep up with Daryl Hall’s songwriting credits; Hall had a solo hit with “Dreamtime” in 1986. (Actually, a fair number of Hall and Oates’ song catalog was written by […]

posted 9 September 2008 in 1988. 5 comments