Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Bodgie get's nostalgic

The past is another country.
We can choose to live there, visit there or just completely ignore it.
I'm gonna go visiting.

Once upon a time, I grew up listening to the current music of the day. But on Saturday nights the radio station 6PR (bless whoever invented the wireless, Marconi or the other contenders) used to play an "oldies" section with some of the hits of the fifties. Why don't they make records like those now, I used to ask my mates.
They all thought I was barmy.
But some of my mates parents had Elvis & Buddy Holly records hidden at the back of their collections.
Why were my parents never that cool?
I used to go around and listen to my mate's parents records.

The seeds were born.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

What Is Rockabilly?

I hear a lot about rockabilly and while I don’t really care much about labels, I’m gonna share some of my thoughts on what it means to me.
It seems to have become synonymous with retro.
Rockabilly is NOT burlesque.
Rockabilly is music that combined the dirt poor sounds of hillbilly with rhythm ‘n’ blues (also known as rock ‘n’ roll) hence the name Rock-Billy.
As a music form it was marginalised and was able to explore themes that could not be expressed in the radio friendly pop market.
Because rockabilly was rarely popular, it did not need to worry about conforming to trends and so was able to continue in it’s underground form. Therefore, there was no rockabilly revival, as it never really died.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Long Time Gone

Well ... Its been a while between posts. I guess I sorta lost impetus in recording shows to mp3's. More will come in the future. But I figure its time to break out and blog about a few other rockin' things.

Ok so here's a found pic off the web from Rocker's Reunion 2011. Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers are on stage, and in the foreground, my hand is punching the sky. :)
 I recognise my hand by the leather jacket.
Maybe someday, I should post the story of my leather jacket, my pride & joy and my closest companion for about 30 years.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Eddys

The Eddys were a Sydney based rockin' combo in the 80's.

They visited Perth for a show called "One For The Money" at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco.

This interview was conducted in their hotel as I recall. You can hear their cassette player in the background which meant I couldn't edit the interview, so it was played as recorded.

This would have been around 1986.

Some of the Eddys music is available on a compliation from the great Canetoad Records.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Rockin' Secondlife

Secondlife is all about sex if you believe the British press.

Well, if that's not enough to interest you in it you can also find some pretty cool rockin' places on Secondlife.

Let me tell you about Bop Street.
Bop Street is a rockin' area within Secondlife with virtual joints like the TON UP Cafe and Bleeker's Cafe.

Regular live DJ's spin rockin' tunes (including me).

They also have a 24 / 7 rockin' music stream which you can listen to from any computer, you don't have to be logged in to Secondlife.
You can find at - just follow the link to radio and click play now to listen to great rockin' tunes all day every day.

A great way to hang out and enjoy cool music and chat about rockin' stuff.

I recommend checking it out.

Thursday, 18 February 2010