Captain Matchbox And Beyond

Author: Catherine Fleming
ISBN: 9781922129758
Size: 18,37 MB
Format: PDF
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This book uncovers the zany world of Captain Matchbox, but goes far beyond by following the extraordinary careers of Mic and Jim Conway. After Matchbox finally struck out, the brothers were intimately involved with the Pram Factory and Circus Oz. Jim Conway eventually broke free of 'novelty' to become one of Australia's premier blues musicians, while the name Mic Conway has become synonymous with 'new vaudeville' in Australia. But beware, if you choose to climb aboard the Conway roller-coaster you will encounter gratuitous nudity, free love, tumultuous relationships, unashamed namedropping, tragic vehicle crashes, circus acts, an incurable debilitating disease, political satire, ungodly language, and a barrage of puns and bad gags. This book, possibly more than any other, captures the spirit of the Australian 'counterculture' from the 1970s through to today.


Author: Craig Horne
Editor: Melbourne Books
ISBN: 192555693X
Size: 17,60 MB
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A Melbourne sound that is at once both rakish and debonair. So what specifically is it about Melbourne that, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, it’s able to support around 465 live music venues as compared to 453 in New York, 385 in Tokyo and 245 in London despite its population being a fraction of those major world cities? Despite the flaky weather, the footy and Netflix, Melbournians are committed to going out at night and in great numbers in heat or hail to listen to live music and to find those bands and singers they’ve heard on Spotify or discovered on Soundcloud.

Nine Parts Water One Part Sand

Author: Douglas Galbraith
Editor: Melbourne Books
ISBN: 1925556913
Size: 10,61 MB
Format: PDF
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This book follows Australian musician Kim Salmon, from bands The Scientists, Surrealists and Beasts of Bourbon, from childhood in Perth through his many bands, albums, tours, family upheavals, triumphs and disappointments and examines the characters of the music business he collaborates with along the way.

Beyond The Blockades

Author: Chaplin Chang
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426976135
Size: 19,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although only 10 stories here yet they interestingly revealed how the writer at his teens, handicapped with limited education and funds, was forced to cheat his way into Chinese and British Navy to become a sailor and later worked as chief officer on freighters running through the blockades; how he dealt in Communist China when confronted with Communist's irrational teenage cadres and what happened when Nationalist's special-agent wanted him to hyjack the ship to Taiwan. Then what did he do when seeing a lady jumping overboard which also brought out another story about a man stopped at the brink of jumping down the tallest building in Canton and started a new life in Macao. The writer also recorded his long, unfulfilled secret love affair that spilled out the thousand-year-old inhuman tradition in China; the effect on a man when nepotism and the closely-circled territory before and during early nineteen forties in the old Chinese Navy; how a British sailor sacrificed his opportunity to join his ship in order to help an unknown Chinese sailor in England; then in Hong Kong, the power-struggling for the control of a ship and her 'human-cargo' (soldiers) during the civil war in China. Fascinating and informative stories.


Author: David Nichols
Editor: Verse Chorus Press
ISBN: 1891241613
Size: 17,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 – formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a strong sense of its own identity and continues to deliver new stars – and cult heroes – to a worldwide audience. Dig is a unique achievement. The few general histories to date have been highlight reels, heavy on illustration and short on detail. And while there have been many excellent books on individual artists, scenes and periods, and a couple of first-rate encylopedias, there’s never been a book that told the whole story of the irresistible growth and sweep of a national music culture. Until now . . .

Beyond The Blue Horizon

Author: Alexander Frater
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Pram Factory

Author: Tim Robertson
Editor: Melbourne University
ISBN: 9780522849837
Size: 16,77 MB
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The Australian Performing Group was a democratic theatrical collective operating out of a former pram factory. Its prodigious output of original work, produced amid the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll of Carlton in the 1970s, revived and inspired Australian theatre. The collective created a theatre in opposition to the script-based, director-dominated conservative norm. It was up-close, non-naturalistic and centred on the presence and skill of the performer. The shows were raw, rough, vernacular, iconoclastic, experimental, tendentious, comical, musical and, from time to time, magical.

Annual Index To Popular Music Record Reviews 1974

Author: Andrew D. Armitage
Size: 20,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Music At The Borders

Author: Philip Hayward
Editor: Indiana University Press
Size: 16,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Not Drowning, Waving formed in Melbourne in 1983. Over the next decade they became one of Australia's most original rock bands, recording a series of inventive albums and attracting critical acclaim. Music At The Borders provides a detailed history of one remarkable facet of their career, their long-term engagement with the music - and musicians - of Papua New Guinea. Individual chapters analyse the Melbourne music culture from which the band emerged, the musical style they developed; their work with musicians associated with PNG's Pacific Gold Studios; and the band's re-union for the 1996 Sing Sing tour.

The Complete Stories Of The North

Author: Jack London
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844668
Size: 14,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The complete Stories of the North” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow’s End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. - Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day’s Lodging, The White Man’s Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. - Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O’Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. - Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. - + 19 Uncollected Stories: The Devil’s Dice Box, The Test: A Clondyke Wooing, Even Unto Death, The King of Mazy May, Pluck and Pertinacity, A Northland Miracle, Thanksgiving on Slav Creek, The “Fuzziness” of Hoockla-Heen, The League of Old Men, To Build a Fire, Up the Slide, Chased by the Trail, A Flutter in Eggs, The Hanging of Cultus George, The Little Man, The Mistake of Creation, The Town-Site of Tra-Lee, Wonder of Woman, A Klondike Christmas.