Covid Island Discs
Day 207: Everything’s turning to white, Paul Kelly
Given yesterday’s post, I thought it was time for another song by the great Australian wordsmith Paul Kelly. This is a spooky song which captures a rather bizarre story which was also the subject of an Australian film called Jindabyne.
The story is about a group of men who go out on a fishing trip and when they arrive at their camping spot they discover the body of a woman who had been murdered. However, rather than spoil their fishing trip they instead wedge the body against a rock in the river to stop it from being washed away and then after their fishing trip they report the murder to the police. In this song, Paul Kelly imagines being the wife of one of the fisherman and how his callous actions means that she is now left cold “with nothing working inside” every time he touches her.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 30 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!