Monday, December 25, 2006

Rolf Harris

Six White Boomers


I hope that everyone celebrated and survived Festivus.

Rolf Harris is an Australian icon, the boy from Basso (Bassendean is one of the older suburbs of Perth, located along the Swan River) grew up about 5 minutes from where my house is in Perth.

Rolf has lived in the UK since 1952 in which time he has forged a very successful career for himself as a musician, entertainer and artist, most recently having painted a rather controversial portrait of the Queen.

But I have memories growing up as a kid in Perth at christmas hearing "Six White Boomers" as well Rolf's version of "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer".

I am aware of a cover version of "Six White Boomers" by the great Melbourne indie-pop outfit Bidston Moss on the 7" vinyl release 'A Very Steady Christmas', but I still haven't managed to track down a copy of this (a year later), so sadly I won't be posting something old and something new. If anyone has a copy of this track which they are happy to send my way, then I will be more than happy to include that cover version here also.

And if you are unable to move due to over indulgence, or fear of another stranger smiling inanely and shouting "merry christmas!" at you, but still want to find out what christmas carol you are, follow this link. I am "'Christmas Time is Here, by Golly!"

2 Comments:

Blogger dickvandyke said...

Merry Christmas MAB old boy. Have a great 2007.

Tue. Dec. 26, 08:05:00 am  
Blogger MAB said...

hey DVD

thanks very much

i hope your christmas was very enjoyable and that you have a fun and successful 2007


cheers

Michael

Thu. Dec. 28, 10:24:00 pm  

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