Song of the day: Parched Automobile – "Timmy and Kirstonita"

May 7, 2012

Every time I used to try to play you a song by this Australian band I’d get a very unfriendly message from Blogger saying something along the lines of “Oi! Don’t play any songs by this band!”

I personally think that unfriendliness is a little unhelpful in letting people know about the band (or any band who has a similarly litigious record company).

I may be sailing a little close to the wind, so to speak, by attempting to play you another song of theirs, but I would like you to hear it. As with a recent post involving another lawyer-happy band, I’ll rename this band in the hope that suspicions aren’t aroused too much.

Here then is an Australian band I like a lot with a newish song that sounds very old-fashioned (think 1970’s):

Parched Automobile – “Timmy and Kirstonita” (2010)


Song of the day: A band – "Wasting Time"

July 16, 2011

Here’s a band I got into a heap o’ trouble for mentioning last time.

This time I’ll mention them as little as possible and simply play you a song of theirs that I think you’d like to hear – despite the likelihood of the aforenotmentioned band’s record company not liking me wanting you to hear their songs:

A band I’d rather not mention by name – “Wasting Time” (2004)


Song of the day: A band – "In The Summertime"

January 21, 2011

The weather’s rather warm where I am at the moment (South Australia), so I thought I’d play you a nice summery song, full or references to heat, sunshine, beaches etc.

I know that playing this song may be a bit insensitive of me, because you may currently be living somewhere that’s in the grip of a snowstorm, or a blizzard, or some other wintry horror that you’re not enjoying at all. I also know that playing you a summery song probably won’t make you feel any warmer if you are in the grip of that snowstorm, blizzard etc wherever you are. It’ll be cold comfort* for you… but, short of me waking up tomorrow morning and discovering that I’ve become a Weather God and can bestow upon you a miraculous change in the weather, this song will have to do:

A band – “In The Summertime (2004)


If you’re freezing where you are at the moment, I hope that song helped make you feel at least a little warmer.

(*I think that qualifies as my worst pun for the week.)

Song of the day: A band – "Betty Page"

October 18, 2010

Here’s a song in which the band’s singer likes to compare his girlfriend to America’s (almost) girl-next-door:

A band – “Betty Page” (2010)


Song of the day: A band – "I Wish Somebody Would Build A Bridge (So I Can Get Over Myself)"

September 5, 2010

I must admit that the last few days ’round here have featured distinctly non-Australian songs, and considering that this blog is supposed to highlight music from the land of Australians I think it might be prudent of me to discreetly ease back into something Antipodean.

Here’s a very Australian band with “I Wish Somebody Would Build A Bridge (So I Can Get Over Myself)”* which features some great stream-of-consciousness ramblings (in an Australian accent) from the band’s lead singer (and author of the song):

(Mild warning for those with sensitive ears: there’s some cussin’ in this ditty)

A band – “I Wish Somebody Would Build A Bridge (So I Can Get Over Myself)” (2004)


(*I love the name of that song.)

Song of the day: A band – "Claude Monet"

July 2, 2010

My friend Frank (Hi, Frank!) recently asked for more of this band on the blog. I’m happy to oblige:

A band – “Claude Monet” (2004)


Song of the day: A band – "Mousetrap Heart"

June 20, 2010

Here’s a band with their latest single, “Mousetrap Heart“, which is getting a fair bit of airplay at the moment here in the land of Australians:

Update: Unfortunately, someone somewhere wasn’t especially keen on his particular song appearing here, so it’s been removed. Sorry about that, folks.

Mighty good. (Well, it was mighty good until someone somewhere wanted it removed.)