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10 hours ago

Jim Moginie

Word.This is what's cooking for the National Indigenous Music Awards this Saturday August 8th- a special performance of the Warumpi Band classic " My Island Home" by a host of artists. ... See MoreSee Less

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If we're talking words.. Word is out a certain other band will be launching much anticipated new sound and vision!

Can't wait to tune in Mogenius Jim Seamus Moginie x

This song is a true Australian classic. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing this on Saturday night. Thanks so much.

10 hours ago

Jim Moginie

Following on from the last post, love a good bit of topiary. Speaking of animals, a few tickets left at the socially distanced reduced numbers Dog gig at The Landsdowne Saturday week August 15. Link in bio or m.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/jim-moginie-the-family-dog-the-housebroken-tour/121745 ... See MoreSee Less

Following on from the last post, love a good bit of topiary. Speaking of animals, a few tickets left at the socially distanced reduced numbers Dog gig at The Landsdowne Saturday week August 15. Link in bio or https://m.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/jim-moginie-the-family-dog-the-housebroken-tour/121745

 

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Wish I could come Jim but there’s a few tricky obstacles in the way for me. Not least travel issues because of Covid. But tbh I’d gladly spend 2 weeks in quarantine to see you guys live. Have a great night! 👍🖐⭐️

Its our flamin Coat of Arms mate !

So, a kangaroo and.....?

I wish I could be there 😭

An emu I think...

This is art 💚

Would love to be there!

Terry McGlinchey

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3 days ago

Jim Moginie

Today is #nationaltreeday. I’m next to a Moreton Bay Fig tree that was recently planted. I’ll never get to see it grow to maturity but that’s OK. It’s just good to know it’s there doing it’s thing. Shade, food and shelter for birds and insects, and looking good under all conditions. I grew up in Sydney with them all around and their majesty still never ceases to amaze me.
Especially the one on Razorback (which is no longer there) which bore the department store of Anthony Hordern’s ‘While I Live I’ll Grow’. Our family would drive all the way from town on a Sunday just to gaze upon it.
Botanical notes:
Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay Fig, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the Moraceae family that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia, from the Atherton Tableland in the north to the Illawarra and Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots. Ficus macrophylla is a “strangler fig”, it has an “obligate mutualism” with fig wasps and its roots are highly aggressive. Aborigines traditionally used the fibres for fishing nets. Nowadays, Ficus macrophylla is widely used as a feature tree in public parks and gardens in Australia and some other warmer climates such as California, Portugal, and Italy. Old specimens can reach notable size, over 30m tall or 40m in diameter, with rare individual trees reported to reach up to 60 m in height. @ Illawarra Grevillea Park
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I’m amongst many beautiful trees while I’m camping with my family in Pennsylvania, USA

Check out the 2010 Qld film “The Tree” if you haven’t already.. good film..

Living in Brisbane we have heaps up here - lovely big tree😍

They're a beautiful tree. There's a number of them around the grounds of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

Love the Anthony Horderns Tree at Shellharbour

There's some lovely Moreton Bay Figs in Palermo Sicily

Eagle St Brisbane

thing that gets me is how far the branches can reach out. The forces need to hold up the heavy branch are immense, real natural engineering feat thanks to Moreton

Jim, when Peter had his stint in politics we had him on the top of Razorback not far from the original Hordern tree which was the location of the King of the Mountain in the historic Goulburn to Sydney Bike race.

Razorback Catherine Jamieson. Do you remember this tree?

what a wonderful write-up Jim Moginie - my own memories of Moreton Bay fig trees goes back to my youth way back in the 1950's, growing up near Lyne Park at Rose Bay, where there was a great parkland surrounded by many of these magnificent beauties just adjacent to Sydney Harbour - oh and remembering the "while I live I'll grow" tree too ... 🌳

I love that place, what those volunteers do is inspiring. And it’s so beautiful there.

Awesome information! Doc James "Jim" Moginie! Jim, by the way... I would like to know the reason why Midnight Oil never get involved with the trilogy "Music For Our Mother Ocean"? And another question....Wouldn't it be the moment we are in, opportune for a new trilogy "Music For Our Mother Ocean, IV, V and VI"?

One of my favourite quotes, taken in one of my favourite gardens, the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Adding to your already considerable legacy ...

Where's Razorback, Jim Moginie? Near Camden?

Was it this kind of tree that was the inspiration for the cover of “the night garden”?

Love the massive ones on Moore Park golf course

So many wonderful memories of growing up under these magnificent trees Jim. I had the pleasure of playing in Southport’s most famous one when I was at Kindy. Thankfully we still have many of them around. 💚💚

I was part of a small group that planted 1000 rainforest trees yesterday .. a perfect day to be outside and helping restore the Big Scrub in Northern NSW..let's hear it for the trees

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4 days ago

Jim Moginie

New noise ‘Freak Out’ by me and The Dog is out today through the usual digital outlets. Deftly written by the late and great Spencer P. Jones and James Baker. Download, stream and support Aussie music during Covid here and elsewhere whilst gigs are thin on the ground. Oh, and did I say we’re doing a little gig in a fortnight at The Landsdowne? Of course I did. Link in bio .........PS Love this track and we’ll debut/launch it there. X Jim ... See MoreSee Less

New noise ‘Freak Out’ by me and The Dog is out today through the usual digital outlets.  Deftly written by the late and great Spencer P. Jones and James Baker. Download, stream and support Aussie music during Covid here and elsewhere whilst gigs are thin on the ground. Oh, and did I say we’re doing a little gig in a fortnight at The Landsdowne? Of course I did. Link in bio .........PS Love this track and we’ll debut/launch it there. X Jim

 

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It’s time to Freak Out! Adrian Adrianna Cook 🐕

So much for playing in Vic this month 😂😂😂😂

Hi Jim. Is the cover art by Christabel?

1 week ago

Jim Moginie

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Very very frightening (Galileo)

Where are you in this picture? Looks like you're in a particle accelerator LMAO

You should try it with a fkn big aluminum mast next to you.lol

That is pretty out there

Can't get no sound on that Jim

Behold! He has arrived with thunder and lightning and words indistinguishable :-o

New Oils clip perhaps Seamus ? 🤔

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Art class.

 

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It has some strange beauty about it :-)

Music, physics, art... Is there anything you can't do? LOL

Love your style

can of Jameson with whiskey tumbler

2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

A new single from #jimmoginieandthefamilydog being ‘dropped’ late August. ... See MoreSee Less

A new single from #jimmoginieandthefamilydog being ‘dropped’ late August.

 

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I don't like to sound impatient, but I am dying for new music from you and the rest of the Oils...... glad for this, all the same.......

Love that venue !!! Ha Ha ! The Dog ... Great Band !!!

Me waiting for the new Oils album

And a tour, Jim. But wait until I can cross the border!

Ooooo... then a Nth Coast tour late 2020 😉

Woohooo

Come on Spring !!

Can't wait. You guys rip.

Best news in ages Jim! 🐾💙

Fantastic!!!

You beauty!!!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

Ooh. I’ll look forward to that. Thanks Jim, Kent, Paul and Tim.

Yes!

Awesome Jim! 👍🏼

Bring it On Jim! I'm "Breathing" but, Excited! So need something to Look Forward To! Cheers! 😉🎼🤘🎼

Great news guys. Tanks in Cairns please :-)

Super news!! 👍🎸🎵 🥁 🎶 🎤

👏

Adrian Adrianna Cook 🐕

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

My other gig: studio. I love the excitement of getting into there in the morning with nothing and leaving at day’s end with something. Here’s a link to Andrew Ford talking to Midnight Oil alumni Murray Cook on an amazing project that I helped mix and tweak: Songbirds 2, songs written and recorded in NSW prisons. Not the first time I’ve helped on one of these projects. I believe in the power of music to heal and create an outlet for expressing, processing and even resolving complex emotions. Check it out!
Photo Sarah Lorien.
www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/songbirds-ballads-behind-bars-and-hamed-sadeghi-i...
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My other gig: studio. I love the excitement of getting into there in the morning with nothing and leaving at day’s end with something. Here’s a link to Andrew Ford talking to Midnight Oil alumni Murray Cook on an amazing project that I helped mix and tweak: Songbirds 2, songs written and recorded in NSW prisons. Not the first time I’ve helped on one of these projects. I believe in the power of music to heal and create an outlet for expressing, processing and even resolving complex emotions. Check it out!
Photo Sarah Lorien.
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/songbirds-ballads-behind-bars-and-hamed-sadeghi-iranian-tar/12458148

 

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It was so great working with you on this

I believe the same thing!

You’re a good man Jim

That last statement is beautifully true Jim.

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! API!!! Oh, you were saying?? #gearfreak

' music to heal and create an outlet for expressing, processing and even resolving complex emotions' preach it brother!

Speaking of Oil Alumni, I’m here camping (glam-ping) in Idyllwild with Oils photog Andy, trading Oil’s stories last two days. He’s a great human being and we got introduced out in Joshua Tree by the inimitable Nick Launay..who, btw is so disgusted with America he just announced his retirement and is moving home to Spain soon. Stay safe Jim and keep songs coming! Big Sonic Love from Mtn Top in PineCove🌲🌲🌲Andy sends his best too

Jim + Studio = Magic

Cool. Many years ago I tried doing volunteer work at one of the prisons and they wouldn’t allow me to bring a guitar because they said the strings were a potential weapon

great work fellas - just listening on the ABC podcast now - healing for many I'm sure!

Music=Medicine! Has got me through so many Really Tough Times, right up until today! Fantastic Jim! 🤘🎼💖

Be careful with that button you don’t know what it’s connected to...

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Photo: Sarah Lorien. #oceanicstudiobrookvale ... See MoreSee Less

Photo: Sarah Lorien. #oceanicstudiobrookvale

 

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Wonderful, Black and White! In the one head.

Great shot Sarah. Beautifully lit.

Love it Jim! Powerful! 👀👌(Love Black & White Pics!)🙃

f oath m8 :)

What a fantastic shot!!

New profile pic 😍

Great photo.

Beautiful ❤️

What a fantastic shot! Really captures strength of character and spirit.

This is beautiful

Beautiful photo! Recording with Sarah &Michael? Love their music!

Iconic!

Perfect.

Great character shot

Love it xx

Fabulous, great shot!

What a character shot!

Sarah Lorien

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

TipJar times. Photo Christabel Blackman @oceanicstudiobrookvale ... See MoreSee Less

TipJar times. Photo Christabel Blackman @oceanicstudiobrookvale

 

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oh to be a fly on the wall haha .

Back in lockdown in Melbourne , but i picked up this awesome vinyl first to help me get through ! ❤❤❤❤❤

Great shot. And a great “series” too - thanks Jim.

That was a great way to start 68 consecutive days! Thanks Jim!

Good times 🎶

That was an enormously good project.

Love this Pic! Miss the Daily Dose! 😉🎼

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4 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Our government. In our name.Credits Produced and mixed by Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) Vocals - Moz (Mostafa Azimitabar) Music & Lyrics - Moz Backing Vocals - Maryanne Slavich Mastering -... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Jim and Moz!

A couple of my mates are in that one.

1 month ago

Jim Moginie

Wowwee! We reached our target on the kickstarter campaign (see video) and now we're taking preorders for the 12" LP of 2006's 'Alas Folkloric'. It's a limited edition of just 100 and it's expected around October this year. Click on jimmoginie.bandcamp.com/album/alas-folkloric-12-vinyl-lp
or go to link in bio. Glad we got this one out of the archives. Thanks to The Powderworkers past and present for their help getting this shiny luscious vinyl offering out of the archives and over the line.
Love, Jim
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I think you meant only 100 copies left?

SO happy this is going ahead. Can hardly wait for mine!

Jim is my favorite musician. 😎👉

So glad we got this over the line through Kickstarter. I know it’s been on your to-do list for ages. Can’t wait for it - and the guitar pick!!

1 month ago

Jim Moginie

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Today’s office with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

 

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Hmmmmmmm!????? 🤗

There’s a lot of strings to your bow, monsieur moginie🤓👏👏👏

Maaate

This is the first time I regretted being locked down in TAS.

I didn't know you were a cellist

Daniel wants a gig, trainee sessin guitarist

Classic..al!

What's happening here, Jim?

as you do...lol

That’s very exciting

Praying it’s the orchestral version of nothing lost, nothing gained...or shakers and movers maybe?... x

Wow.

Is this your studio Jim?

Nice :-)

Andrew Kennedy

Strings for the new Midnight Oil album? 🖐

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1 month ago

Jim Moginie

Tomorrow at 6pm I’m joining a panel with some Australian dead set legends: Bob Brown, Adalita, Shane Howard and Neil Murray to talk about the power of song to change things. And maybe play a few tunes.
It’s a zoom event and you have to register in link in bio or at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SpTxXYzMRp-1fbs417FkcA @ The Tarkine Wilderness
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Tomorrow at 6pm I’m joining a panel with some Australian dead set legends: Bob Brown, Adalita, Shane Howard and Neil Murray to talk about the power of song to change things. And maybe play a few tunes.
It’s a zoom event and you have to register in link in bio or at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SpTxXYzMRp-1fbs417FkcA @ The Tarkine WildernessImage attachment

 

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This should have started at 1am in Los Angeles, but nothing is happening. I'm not sure that Zoom can deal with the International Date Line.

Attention: Jim! I think this is today? The Registration I got through definitely says 6pm Friday 26/6??

Registered & really looking forward to this Jim! Music Is My Medicine! (Deslea Edwards, Jen Mazza Maverick, Peter Ardron, Lachlan Kirk, Denise M Salvato, have you seen this?)

You go man and shout it to the masses. It’s Our invisible magic medicine. It was always helpful when working in mental health

There is no doubt about it Jim! Midnight Oil and other bands had influenced thousands!

Thanks Jim, have registered and very much looking forward to this.

Good one Jim. See you then

How good was That! Loved It! "Tarkine" was Amazing! Thankyou! 🏞💖🙏👏

What is 6pm in cet?

Lovely words and music from all tonight. I especially loved hearing Tarkine again. I also loved the line "Music is the Trojan Horse for the message!" - Jim Mogenius 😉

Jessica Morthorpe

Listening now..... this whole program has been very inspirational. Thanks. 🌿

That was great , I loved it , learnt a lot . Song writing comes through you, from things you learn from people and places around you , associate and collaborate with Dynamic people ! Dynamite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks jim .

It was very interesting, thanks for sharing the information about the zoom event!

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1 month ago

Jim Moginie

Happy to announce that Reverberama has decided, in it’s infinite wisdom, to release my first solo record from 2006 Alas Folkloric on 12” vinyl. There’s a few pledges left, 8 days to go and some special goodies that go with it!
Go to
www.kickstarter.com/projects/alasfolkloriclp/alas-folkloric-lp-on-12-vinyl

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Done , backed !

Perhaps a CD reissue?

Pledged 🙂

1 month ago

Jim Moginie

This is pretty wild. I’m in there. I love these musicians and this particular Summer Of Love song. Also a treat to play with Slava, even if only digitally. #midnightoilband #australianchamberorchestra #slavagrigoryan

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Tonight we premiere a new recording of Richard Tognetti's original composition, 'The Other Way', featuring Satu Vänskä on vocals, Richard Tognetti on electric violin and Slava Grigoryan and Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie on guitar. We're celebrating Richard's 30th anniversary as our Artistic Director with a massive week of new recordings, interviews, archival concerts and much more. Browse the schedule: bit.ly/3eDPcCq Please consider supporting the ACO and our free digital season, ACO HomeCasts, with a tax-deductible donation: http://aco.com.au/donate
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Even to play digitally with Slava is a feather in the cap , seeing him and Leonard play together once has stayed with me for years .

farout and sublime. thank you

What a beautiful song 🌻

1 month ago

Jim Moginie

A few pledges left for Alas Folkloric on luscious 33 rpm 12” vinyl! Go to the link in the bio or
www.kickstarter.com/projects/alasfolkloriclp/alas-folkloric-lp-on-12-vinyl
Bonus goodies like guitar picks 💕 and a live digital version of the same album done in true solo TipJar style. PS Love you lots for all your #supportact support. Still buzzing from it all.
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A few pledges left for Alas Folkloric on luscious 33 rpm 12” vinyl! Go to the link in the bio or 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alasfolkloriclp/alas-folkloric-lp-on-12-vinyl 
Bonus goodies like guitar picks 💕 and a live digital version of the same album done in true solo TipJar style. PS Love you lots for all your #supportact support. Still buzzing from it all.

 

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I would love to get the CD of your album. But I cannot find it anywhere. Would you know where I can find it ? Thanks in advance.

Good deeds and kind words should always be supported. 💖

My 10 yo guitar playing son says this morn “so no more JM song of the day right?” Followed by ☹️. Thanks Jim.

Glad to see you’re buzzing from it Jim, a classic case of ‘helps me helps you’ I’d say. They were excellent

Gday Jim, Just wondering if I’m too late to order a vinyl copy of Alas Folkloric.

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1 month ago

Jim Moginie

Vera Lynn died the other day at age 103. Thought I'd sneak this one in haha x Jim ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well played Jim! A sneaky treat, a tribute to a giant figure of last century, whose impact on the war was by all reports immeasurable

She was a lovely woman for sure, thank you for sneaking this one in LOL

Banjo too?! Is there no end to your talent? And a sweet tip of the hat for a songbird of another era.

Was wondering if you were going to do this for one last Tip Jar tune 😉

Great stuff. 😎❤

What a beautiful song! 🙂🙂

Very timely post for this one! ❤️

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that We would meet again Some sunny day?

End of an era. Thanks for sneaking this one in :-)

A bloody beautiful tribute, Jim! My dad was a war veteran and big fan of Vera, so i knew all her songs as a kid. He'd love this song too. Very moving.

Brilliant.

Awesome. Great song. Great hooks to )

That’s beautiful Jim! 👌🏽🌸

White cliffs of Wombarra

Great song! Sent you a PM Jim

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