13 August 2007

The Tonegents World Tour: Australia

As this blog just hit a milestone 10,000 pageviews according to my Google Analytics report, it's time to completely steal an idea from another, far more impressive blog, namely Loronix. So, over the next two weeks, I'm going to go to the top 10 countries from where peepz visit Tonegents, and spotlight an artist I like from each nation. Blowin' your mind, huh?

So let's begin The Tonegents World Tour with #10:


Ah yes, the land down under, where women glow and men plunder. Sorry. Had to do it. Anyhoo, here's 5 random things I like about Australia...

1) Foster's TV Ads - Australian for savvy marketing!
2) The movie Chopper - 5 stars, and will even help you forgive Eric Bana for Hulk, which is no small feat.
3) Australian Rules Football - easily the manliest sport on the planet.
4) Koalas - who doesn't like koalas? The terrorists, that's who!
5) Lauren Jackson - 'nuff said.

And for our Aussie music selection, I'm going to go with the wacky yet not terribly prolific DJ crew, The Avalanches...

These guys dropped a sample-tastic bomb on the world in 2001 with their debut album Since I Left You, and we've been waiting ever since for a damn follow up. Seriously dudes, just back away from the barbie long enough to get some work done for once! Focus, people! But hey... there wouldn't be so much fuss if the first record wasn't so genius, though, would there, mate?

The Avalanches - Since I Left You

So get that new record done, or you'll get a bootin'!

Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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