Day 133: The most Australian-sounding song you like (one that reminds you of down under).

“Great Southern Land” – Icehouse

Great Southern LandFor today’s post I quickly ruled out “Down Under” by Men At Work. Too predictable. I also ruled out “Waltzing Matilda.” Too old-fashioned. (And incidentally not Australia’s National Anthem.)

In terms of “Australian-sounding,” I originally thought about using Midnight Oil’s “Bullroarer,” which starts—get this—with the sound of a bullroarer. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a piece of oblong wood attached to a string. When you whip the string around, the wood spins not only in the plane of the string, but twists in the wind as well, resulting in a humming sound. Continue Reading