Today is Australia Day, dear readers, in case you didn't know. Yep, a whole damn day dedicated to celebrating all things Down Under. Go figure.
(Also: It's the Chinese New Year, if my Replacements calendar is to be trusted.)
To honor this day, you should probably go ahead and read Darryl Smyers' review of Friday night's AC/DC show at the AAC
, a show that inspired a whole page
of coverage in last week's print edition--including this piece from Cole Haddon on the ten greatest Aussie songs of all time
, which we ran both because of the AC/DC show and because of this special day today.
But because that list was just one man's opinion, and, well, because I can
, I'm using this day and that list as an excuse to post the above video for a favorite (or perhaps "favourite"?) song of my own: Augie March
's "One Crowded Hour". The Melbourne group is a longtime fave in its native country, but remains painfully under-known elsewhere despite the fact that its 2006 record, Moo, You Bloody Choir
, from which the above song is culled, is downright gorgeous.
In my book, "One Crowded Hour" is among the top pop songs of the decade. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen/watch.