culture, music, and identity politics musings from a 20-something Australian-Asian living in Washington D.C.

ITSLATEAGAIN Podcast: Australia Day 2007 Special Edition February 4, 2007

Filed under: Australians,Music,Podcasts,Tribute — itslateagain @ 12:05 am

Hello listeners,

After a lengthy absence, The ITSLATEAGAIN Podcast Series returns with a nationally theme bang in 2007!

Amy and Mark display their true colours

Welcome to the ITSLATEAGAIN: Australia Day 2007 Podcast, where the singalongs are always beer-tinged and the tunes are always hearty. On that fateful day–26 January–I had the pleasure of organizing a local Australian celebration in the DC area for all of the Aussie expats hidden in the woodworks around town, and much merriment ensued.

So banish your preconceived notions of Australian music as nothing but ACDC and Kylie Minogue as you travel across the continent, stopping only to sample the very finest in recent Australian music! The local scene is currently booming, and thanks to a rapidly growing Aussie music blogosphere and good old Triple J internet radio, I’m able to stay abreast of the scene, despite finding myself a good 20 hour plane-ride away in Washington.

Featuring Dapple Cities Fly, the Grates, Midnight Juggernauts, Hilltop Hoods, Gotye, Augie March, Little Birdy, and of course, this being an Aussie-expat podcast and all, a sprinkling of the Crowdies (Crowded House) to finish. Plus, my ever-wonky editing and a find INXS remix score by Streetlab!

If any Australians, Kiwis, or honorary expats are interested in joining our DC Aussies online group, send me an email and I’ll be happy to add you.

And naturally, if you like what you hear, I encourage you to support the artists (or at least visiting their web site).

Note: In the podcast, I said “Addle Brains” is from Augie March’s most recent album, “Moo, You Bloody Choir.” It is not. It is from “Strange Bird,” the album which preceded “Moo.”