Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29 Celebrations!

The Feral Teen has been dragged kicking and screaming (metaphorically) back to the doom and gloom of school.
We're feeling it here, what with our happy, happy, joy, joy and unicorns pooping rainbow glitter all over the place.
And the drizzling, cool day certainly helps with the happy, too!

1877 - A Royal Commission was established in Victoria to "inquire into the present condition of the Aborigines of this colony and to advise as to the best means of caring for and dealing with them in the future"
Nope, haven't followed that little bit of paternalistic crap up, I've just had brekkie and don't feel the urge to purge.

1964 - The RAAF, like new fathers, took proud possession of their first Mirage fighter bombers.

1970 - The Fair Isle of Oz threw itself into the whole rock concert experience with enthusiasm when the Pilgrimage For Pop collected 11,000 stray music lovers to Ourinbah in NSW for the 27th-29th January event.
I think my heart just skipped a beat looking at the line-up - it was organised by the Nutwood Rug Band and featured Chain, The Aztecs, amongst others, and only 45 arrests were made over the 3 day event.
Lordy, they was well behaved then!

1973 - While many might have rocked up for the 2nd Sunbury Rock Festival (hosted by former Harbour Bridge painter Paul Hogan) thousands frocked up for the inaugural Australian Country Music Festival in Tamworth.

A lovely song about Mrs. Slim Dusty, Joy McKeon, a talented musician and singer in her own right who won the first ever Golden Guitar award at the inaugural Australian Country Music Festival.


  1. That's a nice little song about Joy. I remember Slim more than I do Joy, he was a favourite of my dad's, I used to have a whole Slim Dusty album, I must check and see if it is in that stack at my daughter's house. I could get it converted to cd or mp3.

    1. Keep the vinyl, River, it's back in fashion now the youngsters have rediscovered the sound of vinyl lol.

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    1. Yes, thank you, Vest, although the abusive comments aren't welcomed.