YACHT - Ring The Bell (Instrumental)
Of late, I’ve been going through posts that I’ve bookmarked (or “starred”) in Google Reader ahead of its demise at the end of June. I finally managed to go all the way back to January 2009 (when I first started using it), and along the way, I had apparently “starred” a post from some music blog which linked to this. And man, did it bring back memories, ‘cause as I (re)discovered going through the myriad of posts I’d saved, late ‘09/early ‘10 was some potent shit, yo.
Icehouse - Love in Motion (Masterfile version with vocals by Chrissy Amphlett)
The lead singer of Divinyls and one of the great vocalists in Aussie rock music lost her battle with cancer today, age 53. Vale.
No, seriously. From all reports this is the real deal.
With a reputation as innovators, Daft Punk have never really played by the rules. Even still, reports that the French duo are set to unveil their much-hyped forthcoming album Random Access Memories in a town with a population of 1,600 has come as a particular shock. According to the Herald Sun and triple j, Daft Punk are set to host their “global album launch party” in the Australian town of Wee Waa, situated in the North West of regional New South Wales.
Sound like a joke? The Wee Waa council thought so, too. Speaking to the Narabi Courier (the original source of the story), Shire Mayor Conrad Bolton told that he though a “mate was pulling my leg” when he got the call that Sony wanted to bring arguably the most famous dance act in the world to the small town. “We think Wee Waa is so uniquely Australian, so the folks at Sony Music along with Daft Punk thought it fitted the bill perfectly,” Bolton explained. “Daft Punk is known for breaking down barriers and coming up with new creative, innovative ideas to launch their albums.” [In The Mix]
It gets better:
It’s said Sony Music approached the Daft Punk camp with the idea, followed of course by good people of Wee Waa. The duo were apparently stoked on “the CSIRO Australia Telescope and its array of satellite dishes”, and were totally down.
Furthermore, the community feel of the new album, Random Access Memories, which features an array of guest artists, inspired confidence in the selected location.
There is talk of a purpose-build stage happening and the event will be a weekend-long experience.
If you’re into cotton, Wee Waa is where it’s at. The cotton capital of Australia is home to around 2,100 people living about 8 hours out of Sydney. The town doesn’t sound like the typical location to be associated with mysterious French pair, but as the story goes, they’re all about exploring new boundaries.
It’s all said to be going down on Friday, 17th May…(and) representatives from Narrabri Shire Council have confirmed that this is ACTUALLY HAPPENING. What in the world is going on. Is Wee Waa gonna be able to contain this many sweat-thirsty discoheads come May? This is incredibly exciting news. [Music Feeds]
A huge hoax or a major coup for Wee Waa? I guess we’ll see in a few weeks!