Friday, January 09, 2009

A most interesting day
... today I drove to the divide between the road to Port Macquarie and the road to Wauchope. it was unusually cool...has been stinking hot...so today I turned towards Wauchope...when I arrived I went to the park just to sit...and there was a country and western band setup. The weekend coming up is a celebration of Aussie and C&W music...

I sat down and the very first song they belted out was Slim Dusty's "Gday G'day". Don and Alison used to sing this song to each other when they were on the phone and it near broke my heart because I could hear them singing against each other...like it was yesterday.

There is lot of city/urban prejudice about country and western music... and a couple of years back I was the same... but realised I was wrong...its all music, all a part of the human experience...and now I like it as much as I like the good and bad of all other forms..it was freaky to just turn up somewhere and fond that they were singing the very same song Don used to belt out over the phone...




2 comments:

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

All music is an expression. It's too bad C&W gets such a bad rap, because ALL types of music gets played really badly as well, not just C&W!

Middle Child said...

Mal - that makes sense. i hate music and art snobbery...any snobbery...did you see that Foxymornon actually knows someone who sang the vegemite samich song?