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Day 475: Reckless, Australian Crawl

Staying with Aussie bands this week here is another hit from the band Australian Crawl. The line I really like in this song is about the Manly ferry making its way to Circular Key. For anyone who grew up on... View Article

Day 415: Our House, Madness

Time for another Madness classic: Our House. Madness always wrote about very pedestrian subjects and yet lyrically this song is still interesting. The other great thing about Madness classics was the brass section.

Day 402: Time after Time, Cyndi Lauper

So this is the second song from Cyndi Lauper to be cited on Covid Island Discs. This song brings back lots of memories of being a young teenager in year 11 high school. Cyndi Lauper’s album “She’s so unusual” really... View Article

Day 355: A new England, Kirsty Macoll

A pretty song by a UK artist who lost her life in 2000 in terrible circumstances. Kirsty MacColl was holidaying in Mexico when she and her sons went diving in the Chankanaab reef. Not sure if this is correct, but... View Article

Day 332: I was only 19, Redgum

Yesterday I shared the song Heaven by Bryan Adams which I first heard at the tender age of 19. As I mused over the memories of that song, the fact I was 19 reminded me of another great song by... View Article

Day 312: Paranoid Eyes, Pink Floyd

So yesterday, I posted a song by Panic at the Disco called High Hopes. Both the video and the lyrics of this song suggest a positive story of a young man who has high hopes for his life and indeed... View Article

Day 281: Cold as Christmas, Elton John

Back to rock star Christmas theme songs which I think deserve to be in Covid Island Discs. This song brings back some good memories for me as I went to see Elton John in concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre... View Article