:: Monday, November 08, 2004 ::

Pop and Politics

Time and Tide (RM clip)

As something of a connoisseur of quality Australian music I was interested to see the above clip. It features a senator with the Australian Democrats backed up by a group of Oz musicians at an anti-war benefit. In the band are Lindy Morrison and Amanda Brown, both formerly of the Go-Betweens. Also members of the Hoodoo Gurus and others. Lindy also stood as a candidate for the Democrats in the recent Australian elections, gaining 477 votes. Not exactly the party I would have given my x to, but fair play to Lindy.

The song 'time and tide' by 'Those Bloody McKennas' commemorates the sinking of an Indonesian fishing boat full of refugees, and the loss of 350 lives in questionable circumstances.

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