Shamrock Drop

Shamrock Drop

SHAMROCK DROP by Jim Moginie The Stick – Episode 5 Jim Moginie is a founding member, and the leading songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist for Midnight Oil. But that didn’t count for much when he exposed himself in Ireland. Jim has created a Spotify playlist to...
The Big Issue cover story November 2017

The Big Issue cover story November 2017

NAVIGATING THE GREAT CIRCLE By Jim Moginie – Song Writer, Guitarist; Keyboardist with Midnight Oil All the rehearsal in the world couldn’t prepare us for this. The primal scream of Midnight Oil, with onstage vocals inaudible above it. Like riding the locomotive...
The Complete Cold Chisel

The Complete Cold Chisel

The Complete Cold Chisel Liner notes written for ‘The Complete Cold Chisel’. Released the year of their reunion tour, 2011. Jimmy Barnes is screaming in my ear. It’s 3 am one winter’s night in 1980 in the Byron bay hinterland. Midnight Oil is recording...
Darwin NT written the day of his passing

Darwin NT written the day of his passing

  Darwin N.T. written the day of his passing. Mr. Yunipingu. June 2 2013. Only a dull sadness right now. Our surf band The Break played in Darwin last Sunday night, coincidentally the night of his passing. We met with AJ who is Yothu Yindi’s manager, and we were...
Notes on Songwriting Summit

Notes on Songwriting Summit

Notes on Songwriting Summit Campbelltown Art Centre, 20 September, 2014. (Disclaimer: This is a simple guide for or those that want to navigate the complicated issue of copyright and collection agencies in the music industry. It is specific to Australia but equivalent...
Warumpi Band 4 Ever

Warumpi Band 4 Ever

Warumpi Band 4 Ever Liner notes for ‘Warumpi Band 4 Ever’ complilation. ‘Jailanguru Pakarnu’ blasted out on the airwaves in 1983. Here was a new voice seldom heard: an Aboriginal voice. (Clinton Walker’s learned book ‘Buried Country’ dealt with those, but...