whatsgoingon wrote:Maat wrote:I have to top off the Aussie music fest with my personal anthem from Men At Work
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeG-hNXXy6I
This was also played as the theme song on Aussie TV in 1983 when they televised the Royal Perth Yacht Club's Australia II racing New York Yacht Club's Liberty to win the coveted America's Cup — the first successful challenge for the Cup in 132 years.
I was watching the celebration on TV when our PM Bob Hawke said in an interview, "Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum". That's how sports mad Aussies are, especially when they beat Yanks at anything
I respect that you kicked our butts and the fact that you all love sports. My neighbor was from Australia. I remember him talking to his dad on the phone and the long delay. In any case, I mowed his lawn so he could watch Australian football and rugby etc. more or less. He loved his sports. He introduced me to the Kiwi in 1983. He gave me a nice big olive drab bush hat. I still have it. Good for keeping the sun off your face. You can clip up the sides. Believe it or not there was no such thing in Ohio as a kiwi. Great fun he was.
Well I've never been into sports myself, just enjoyed the Olympics (and the full coverage we got of it down under that I was disappointed to find Americans don't get), so you lost me on "the Kiwi" Only 'kiwis" I know are New Zealanders, the bird & the fruit
hoi.polloi wrote:Are Men At Work at all connected to those Midnight Oil blokes who seem quick to praise military action, in song form?
Nope, Men At Work have no connection to Midnight Oil that I've ever heard of. Actually, Men At Work were never activist or militant about anything at all — I'm sure I would have noticed if they were
But it would be ironic if the Oils came across as pro-military since they were supposedly so militantly anti American military bases etc. — but that's the effect that angry, shouting pseudo activists have isn't it, they just sound war-like themselves