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2 days ago

Jim Moginie

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Great way to start the day, and a good morning to you ๐Ÿ˜Š

My soul feels like it just had a massage mate. ( : thank you

Just great, atmospheric ambience... beautiful.

Really interested in the origin of the artwork? It's distracted me (in a good way) during your performances.

Beautiful thanks Jim- eased the mighty heat

Beautiful playing Jim!

Superb

Beautiful - always such a treat to hear/see you play!

Thanks mate! Beautiful ๐Ÿ’œ

what is the model of this guitar?

Just beautiful- ๐Ÿค—

Loving your posts , its like being there with you . Please Kick-start a Murmurations vinyl album for us Jim .๐Ÿ‘โค๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŒ

Listen mate, I’m here in the Illawarra , Fairy Meadow, would love to jam with you . I play bass

Beautiful! I Especially Loved that different bit, at the 2.09 Mark! Almost Defiant? Thanks for doing these! ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ™

So soothing, and a little sorrowful as well that I love it

So much music just keep coming out of ya

Somehow life now seems a bit better. Thanks Jim โค

https://youtu.be/jHEfuVacAeU Hi Jim! Notice how the beginning of your music is similar to a part of the music of this Brazilian composer named Ivan Lins (1:11m to 1:21m) ๐Ÿ™‚.

Magic Jim. Beautiful playing. Beautiful sounds.

Love it.๐Ÿ’œโœŒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ

I've been looking forward to these

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3 days ago

Jim Moginie

35 years since the release of Species Deceases. How time slips away! Oh well. Ash Naylor of Even and #Rockwiz fame did a loving version of โ€˜Herculesโ€™ a while back at my studio in Sydney. All sales go to #supportact. Support it! ... See MoreSee Less

35 years since the release of Species Deceases. How time slips away! Oh well. Ash Naylor of Even and #Rockwiz fame did a loving version of โ€˜Herculesโ€™ a while back at my studio in Sydney. All sales go to #supportact. Support it!

 

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It’s my favourite ep of all time. It has an edge that is just sublime. I believe Hercules is Robs favourite track to play live!

Nice version. I’m really looking forward to Ash’s involvement in The Church when they eventually get the new band together to record. They’ve turned into something of a supergroup with Kilbey backed by members of Powderfinger, Even, Remy Zero and the Venetians.

Purchased and loving it. Ash is a brilliant guitarist and your work is cracking as ever Jim! Shell out some cash and support Support Act folks!

My favourite EP by anyone, one of my desert island discs for sure

Can still feel the floor rocking at those gigs ...

Where can you get it?

I was 15 yrs old and made it to three gigs on the species deceases tour. Kooyong tenis center , Philip Island and the excelsior hotel . Absolute time of my life !

Love this

One of the greatest ep’s ever recorded ๐Ÿ–

Jim, my Midnight Oil favorite song is Pictures... when people that don’t know all Midnight Oil works ask me ; “Which Album???”, I proudly show the Species Deceases CD inlay with Rob signature when you guys was here in 1997, took at extinct Radio Brasil 2000 FM 107.3 when he came for an interview. Two days later you guys played Pictures live, it was my Birthday, May 15th!!! I will never forget it! What gift!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Really love this. Great work gentlemen!

WHAT!!!!!! 35 yrs ๐Ÿ™„ get outta here. Played this on cassette until it was flogged. Still right up there for me in the OILS cat. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Don't talk yourself down, Jim! We know you contributed a small part on this ripper ๐Ÿ‘

Wow seems like yesterday, good times

Awesome 4 songs

EP’S don’t get any better than this. Matthew Yau, this has GOT TO BE the support act shirt next year!

Such energy and passion - superb rekid

Still have the board game. Could never figure out how to play it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Great EP

The EP that changed my life as a ten year old... #thanks

Great EP.

Pictures

He's now joined the Church.

Kooyong 1985

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3 days ago

Jim Moginie

It was a high honour last night to receive The Sydney Peace Prize for Human Rights. We are certainly in exalted company to be alongside the previous recipients. Here we are in conversation with Stan Grant. All of us are sorely missing our Kiwi brother. Photo: Christabel Blackman. ... See MoreSee Less

It was a high honour last night to receive The Sydney Peace Prize for Human Rights. We are certainly in exalted company to be alongside the previous recipients. Here we are in conversation with Stan Grant. All of us are sorely missing our Kiwi brother. Photo: Christabel Blackman.

 

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Congratulations Jim and Midnight Oil๐Ÿ‘RIP Bones ๐Ÿ™

Mitch

Congratulations Jim, it’s extremely well deserved. It’s sad that Bones missed this honour but his spirit will always be with you.

What an honour, be very proud. Well and truly deserved

Congratulation, Jim. Nice gesture to take the medal of Bones and put it on the guitar strap there the war medals of his father and grandfather are.

It was a brilliant night Jim and we were absolutely thrilled to be able to acknowledge the contribution to peace, justice and human rights that you and the rest of the band have made. With much respect!

Congratulations, Jim and all of you in receiving this special award in person and in spirit. It was an honour to share this moment with you! x Antonia

Grieving Bones dearly in Nashville!! Congratulations to you all for your well deserved honor!! I am sure Bones was there in spirit! <3

Congratulations Jim and band. Bloody excellent !

Congratulations and well earned Jim. Hope you are all doing ok. What a special award too.

True Respect. Congratulations! ... and unfortunately, so do we all Jim.

Through your music you’ve told stories that are part of our Australian history, made people aware of the challenges First Nation people have and still are struggling with and built bridges for all of us to cross. Not to mention the great sound you guys put out. Thank you. So well deserved. I’m sure Bones’s spirit is with you.

Congratulations Jim. Much deserved.

Massive congratulations!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Rock on Peace on.

Well done, Jim. Wonderful to see.

Congratulations Jim and band. Sad to hear recently about Bones.

Congratulations Jim and to you all,well deserved and such a honour ,and yes we all are missing the Jester ๐Ÿ™

Was a great presentation, just wish Rob had fired up earlier not left till it was all wrapping up. Congratulations

Congratulations and condolences

Congratulations!! What an awesome achievement ๐Ÿงก

Well done Jim. You must be proud โค๏ธ

What an amazing accomplishment Jim. So proud of you all. Missing that crazy Kiwi as well.

Top job Jim. Really well deserved mate.

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5 days ago

Jim Moginie

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Lovely!

Lovely, and I love the little smile at the end. Thank you ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Beautiful, effortless, sending a big hug your way Jim, thank you ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜

Next Break album I reckon.

So lovely to wake up to Jim. While my guitar gently weeps. ๐ŸŽธโค๏ธ

“[birds]... fly together and swirl in a repeating, coordinated ever-changing pattern..” - as individual I move as a neighbor moves - what a great visual ... love the musical scribble!

Thanks Jim. Loving the relaxing tunes and also the artwork behind you๐Ÿ‘

It’s raining here, so perfect for the mood! ๐Ÿ’œ

beautiful

Background bliss.

This song reminds Paco di Lucia and Raphael Rabello. Excellent song Jim!!!

Twanging round walking along in the wild flowers of summer.. Was listening to Deadman soundtrack by NY lastnight the outro toggles like a six string shooting...

could listen to you play all day. just a pleasure. how good is that neck pickup

New guitar Jim

Great sound Jim. Love your playing.

Really, really nice sound Jim. A hint of things to come?

Excellent, As Always Jim! Thankyou! ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ™

Xxxxxx

Just beautiful jimmy โค๏ธโค๏ธ

play Wedding Cake!

Thanks Jim, your murmurations make me think of the ebb and tide between peace and annoyances, the lost and found, A lot like 2020 will be remembered for...... ๐Ÿ–

Lovely start to the morning. Thanks Jim

I could listen to a whole album of these

All class

Lovely sound

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6 days ago

Jim Moginie

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All the feels Jim, a bit melancholy, a bit reflective, a bit hopeful; not sure if that’s what you intended. ๐Ÿ™‚ As a new fan who has found you through MO I love hearing you play solo like this, it’s just magic! Thank you โ˜บ๏ธ

Just got to listen to these. Thank you x

Beautifully set up bigsby mate

Nice one Jim.

P90โค๏ธ

Bob Lloyd

Thanks Jim, beautiful. 2020, a very tough year summed up in a reflective, moving tune. ๐Ÿ’•

Onya M8y.,good to see you. Keep up the wonderful work that you do......cheers, T.

Perfect wind down after a stressful day. Thank you, Jim! Sending love from Boston.

technicolor day dreams

Lovely

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Thanks for sharing Jim. I've just lost a friend in a car accident.. losing someone is terrible regardless but she was so young and she'd had a rough year to begin with. This sounds like my current mood, sombre and contemplative.

Could listen to music like this all day. Thanks Jim

Oh, that’s just lovely. So peaceful.

Even my wife commented “that’s lovely music”. Thanks Jim. Keep em coming.

Perfect for my afternoon at home doing some work on my "day off." Thank you

Very nice, reflective even.

Very relaxing

Beautiful, as always. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks for this! Just right as I decompress between the visitation sessions for my Dad's passing.

Fantastic to see and hear your murmurs.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸฆŽ

Would love to hear an album of Rotsey and Moginie noodling. Something like this by Jim Orourke and Loren Mazzacane Conners. https://www.allmusic.com/album/in-bern-mw0000529458

those P90’s sound divine. beautifully played Jim ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Beautiful Jim! Thankyou! (Bring on the 18/12! Sooooo looking forward to this Show! Loved the TipJar Series!) ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿค˜

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1 week ago

Jim Moginie

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Me and The Rifles. Circa 2001 BC.

 

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I loved hearing Damian Lovelocks insights on Beatbox on a Saturday morning interspersed with amazing Australian music not least of which came from the rifles First time I heard Brave Faces too. Maybe Capitol Theatre shows.

Great band Jim ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Love Kent Steedman’s new stuff

Damian was not your everyday Yoga teacher. Haha. Sure knew his stuff though.

Francois Frenchdude

BC! HaHa! Never lose your Sense of Humour! Great Pic! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‘Œ

I see some Dogs three.

Damo always smiling

Great pic

Bunch of legends, all of you.

Are you meeting the Queen?

Handsome man there in the white shirt!

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1 week ago

Jim Moginie

Posted @withregram โ€ข @midnightoilband Maybe Bruce Springsteen says it best.
โ€˜...On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks Always movin' ahead and never lookin' back....
But the stars are burnin' bright like some mystery uncovered
I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother.โ€™
Hours become days, days years, and years decades. What can you say about a man that you have spent more time with than your own partner, parents or siblings? Someone who you knew even better than yourself. What do you call them? Blood brother, thatโ€™s what.
To be in a band you rely on others, it doesnโ€™t work unless youโ€™re all present and accounted for. Thereโ€™s so much love, co-dependency, brotherly friction, shared knowledge, so many storms weathered.
Terror Australia was written by Pete and Bones a long time ago. Pete remembered it and exhumed it from a cassette from the Capricornia era because it fitted the Makarrata theme perfectly.
We demoed it last year in the studio, and there were all sorts of instruments on it, none of which were helping. When I played the changes on the piano, a good way of getting to the heart of a song by clearing the air, Bones quietly said โ€˜thatโ€™s the way it should be, just the voice and the piano.โ€™ I knew in an instant he was right, he said the same thing about โ€˜In the Valleyโ€™ years ago too. It didnโ€™t need the cavalry charging in on it either.
When Alice Skye sang it, there wasnโ€™t a dry eye in the control room. She gave it the necessary gravitas, and it sounded haunted and beautiful. Now you knew exactly what the song was all about, sung by someone who knew just what it meant.
Bones wouldnโ€™t want anyone to be sad, but the tears flow regardless, despite his best intentions. I always suspected, though he didnโ€™t wear robes (apart from hotel bathrobes) he was very Zen, living for the moment, for the wisecrack, the perfect note hit, for the smile that went on forever. Or nearly forever.
Rest In Power: Bones Hillman
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Big Love to all of the Oils and Bones' fam.....Bones' harmonies were sung at many a family party when we all sat around and played your beautiful music. Feel thankful for his gift but also really sad that I won't get to see him again. I think you all made the perfect song for these feelings "In the valley I walk - I cried yes I cried I was down then I crawled Mercy's arms all around me when I was down there In the valley I walk - do you read me they can hear me in the valley"

Beautiful words about a beautiful man Jim and what a voice he had

This song (even written years ago) sounds like a goodbye song (the melody). It is a stunning piece of work, yet very simple, and that's the beauty of it. Very powerful with only a voice and a piano.... magic

This is a beautiful piece of music ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’— Bones’ smile will last forever in your heart and memories ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

Now ... I Loved this Song from the First time I Heard it... Now After Reading this, I'm in Tears AS Well... Thanks Jim Moginie Thanks Bones, Thanks Midnight Oil for 40 Years of brilliant music...

So so sorry for your loss Jim. What a song he’s left is with!

Such a beautiful song. I have it on at least 10’times a day.

Beautiful. Thank you Jim.

Beautiful words Jim. โค๏ธ

Thanks Jim. Top song. Will miss Bones. Danny.

The moment, the changes ,the magic ,,,, when you know , you know

Marvellous eulogy- thanks for the glimpse from afar of the depth and breadth of blood brotherhood

Still aching for you all. Much love.

Thanks Jim. โค๏ธ

"everything you do continues long after you've gone" Neil Finn / Jim Moginie

Beautiful Jim

Thank you.

Beautiful Jim. Just beautiful.

Well done finding words in that moment Jim, to express where you were at... what a song and story, what a great bloke, Bones Hillman!!

A perfect tribute to our wonderful Bones. May you be laying down a few riffs in the heavens above. I wished they had let us have you a bit longer.

Terror Australia is my favourite track from the album. It's an absolute standout.๐Ÿงก

This song does just get to me - its just so beautiful just like what u just wrote. Big hugs Jim. xxxx

He couldn't have asked for a better eulogy.

This is just beautiful Jim. What lovely, lovely words. And Terror Australia stops me in my tracks every time I hear it. Easily my favourite, most powerful song on the album. This month, anyway. I can't imagine what you all are going through now. All I can think is that you seem to be doing a terrific job of honouring a fine man, very close to perfectly. And grieving the loss of the potential to be close to him, again, so truly. Thanks again for expressing your thoughts like this for us.

Love it mate. Hang in there.

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

First show sold out. Second show added @ 6pm x link as before and in bio ... See MoreSee Less

First show sold out. Second show added @ 6pm x link as before and in bio

 

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Love to be able to attend but no single tickets hope it is a wonderful time for all

Ok, Nanna is going to the matinee show cos she was too slow to get tix to the late show! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ (This is assuming I’m not down in Melbs helping mum recover after surgery) Who else is coming to the early show? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Going! Looking forward to it. Thanks Jim. Well played at Narrabeen RSL too!!

Enjoy - very jealous

This will be great, Jim. Looking forward to it.

Can’t wait to be there. So looking forward to this night. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Geez awesome Jim

I Can't Wait for this Show!!!! I Absolutely Loved the Whole TipJar Series! Can't wait to see The Setlist Either? Bring it On! ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™

Would be awesome if you could play some gig's in Melbourne

So the first show is now the second show. Got it! ๐Ÿค˜

Have fun everybody!!!!

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Doing a one off solo show! Early in 2020 when covid-19 hit, I recorded nearly 70 videos of songs solo, on piano or guitar called the TipJar songs. Some were written by me, others were covers, written with Midnight Oil and other people. They all had meaning and significance to me.

Iโ€™m happy to announce a one-off solo show at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown on December 18 following along the same lines, to celebrate the end of a tough year for everyone.
Link in bio or venue505.com/gigs/jim-moginie-alas-tip-jar-1605057379.html
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Doing a one off solo show! Early in 2020 when covid-19 hit, I recorded nearly 70 videos of songs solo, on piano or guitar called the TipJar songs. Some were written by me, others were covers, written with Midnight Oil and other people. They all had meaning and significance to me.  Iโ€™m happy to announce a one-off solo show at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown on December 18 following along the same lines, to celebrate the end of a tough year for everyone. 
Link in bio or http://venue505.com/gigs/jim-moginie-alas-tip-jar-1605057379.html

 

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I can't tell you how disappointed i am that i will not be able to get there . I know it will be a spectacular performance .

got our tix! this will be awesome! Thanks Jim. The tip jar series was brilliant - the whole family would sit around the computer each morning and watch the "song of the day" before school/work.

I wish I could be there ๐ŸคฉThank you for this project, Jim. It broughtt light to many of my darkest days thia year <3

Wish I could make it, hope it's a great night. And thanks for the tip jar, Support Act need everything they can get this year.

I will be there with (Christmas) bells on!

Wow 69 songs....my favourite number. Should take about 5 hours to get through all of those. Gunna be an epic night. Nice one Jim....๐Ÿ˜Ž

Watching Sound Relief 2009 was a great gig you guys did and love your hair Jim

We are so close to being able to announce your show with us Jim. We can feel it.

You can’t imagine how much I regret being in the US now.

So sad can’t get a single ticket

It looks like allocation is exhausted for this show. Can't wait to hear some of the TipJar songs live! ๐Ÿ‘

OMG! I so want to go to this! NSW need to Open the Border to Victorians! Please! I Absolutely Loved the TipJar Series! ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽผ

None done it tougher than Melb. Would love to see your show down here ๐Ÿ–

Oh hooray ๐Ÿฅณโค๏ธ

You’re a gem.

OMG that would be brilliant!!!

Thank you, Jim.

Any chance it could be recorded or streamed for us overseas?

Heather Jordan

Jim Moginie,I wish i could travel and come . Will there be maybe a « tip jar song « best of CD . This was a fantastic moment for us durind this difficult time ( back again in Europe ) . Thank you ๐Ÿ™โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Sounds wonderful Jim, is there a chance it can be streamed live and we can donate to watch it? Living in the UK we miss your shows. I am sure many others around the world would like to see it too and maybe a way to raise some cash for support act? Thanks, Matty

I’d love to be there Jim, these vids really helped me through dark days in the NH. Chances of getting there from Scotland are helluva slim, but all the best anyway ๐Ÿ‘

I'll be there. God be with you tonight, as you send Bones to a better place

Would love to be there!

I wish I could attend

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3 weeks ago

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This Saturday night itโ€™s Narrabeen RSL with The Family Dog. This wonโ€™t be the set, but it could have some of these in it. Itโ€™s a tribute. Link in bio or tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/93e7fea3-6d52-4416-af31-0c3a56e512bf?utm_source=Oztix&utm_mediu... #lifegoeson ... See MoreSee Less

This Saturday night itโ€™s Narrabeen RSL with The Family Dog. This wonโ€™t be the set, but it could have some of these in it. Itโ€™s a tribute. Link in bio or https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/93e7fea3-6d52-4416-af31-0c3a56e512bf?utm_source=Oztix&utm_medium=Website&utm_content=EventGuide #lifegoeson

 

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Narrabeen has never seemed so far away before... All the best for Saturday, Jim ๐Ÿค—

If anyone has a ticket they are unable to use, please get in touch, we know a good home for it to go to! Tim Stannard Unlikely I know, but worth an ask ๐Ÿ™‚

I would fly to Australia if I could, I have to settle for sending love and wishing you strength.

Hello Jim.Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.Hopefully the set ,will reflect your great friendship with Bones.โค๏ธ

Jim, you can book Memo Hall in St Kilda anytime from now. The VIC/NSW borders is reopening and live music is starting again in Melbourne.

Wish i could go, sadly the other end of the world. Enjoy as much as you can Jim, will be thinking of you. Is there a way we can share in this via zoom or Facebook live? X

Much gratitude! "Short Me" is one of my most favouritest songs in the music universe but I don't recall "Arse".

Sorry I can’t be there. Us Mexicans still can’t leave the village. Love and strength for the days ahead Jim. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Wow how awesome....seeing The Family Dog at the rissole โค๏ธ

Looking forward to it Jim. Would love to hear Wind in my Head too. Going to be a special night with lots of love in the room.

Jim, be strong through these difficult times, and make a tribute to Bones tonight. Greetings from Slovakia.

A great show, with a beautiful tribute Jim Moginie

Let’s hope u can come back to bne - have a great nite

We Will Not Fade Away has always been a favorite of mine from your solo stuff. I love Destination Afghanistan too.

Know it will be a great night out - lucky Narrabeen โค๏ธ

I want to come again, being at the Family Dog on Sunday...... I hear Bones sweet voice in my head, like many of us, constantly

Can you do a late show, early is sold out!

Be good champions!

Redneck ...... the bass ..... Bones

I'm coming !

Andrew Prentice, you should take your buddy Mark along!

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Matt Stevens

Marty Lawson

Sending thoughts your way Jim. Take care there. Look forward to your the next gig I can get to. Cheers

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Recording Makaratta and next Oilsโ€™ album last year with dear Bones at #oceanicstudiobrookvale, this photo taken by #warneliveseyproducer (who Iโ€™m not giving the finger to but showing the band aid I had on it at the time.) I hope you donโ€™t mind if I put up the odd picture of our beautiful friend, just to celebrate the fact he was here and always made everything better. Plus it just helps. Thanks for all of your condolences - Bonesโ€™ life and light really struck a chord with everyone. โ€˜The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you.โ€™ Photo: Warne Livesey. ... See MoreSee Less

Recording Makaratta and next Oilsโ€™ album last year with dear Bones at #oceanicstudiobrookvale, this photo taken by #warneliveseyproducer (who Iโ€™m not giving the finger to but showing the band aid I had on it at the time.) I hope you donโ€™t mind if I put up the odd picture of our beautiful friend, just to celebrate the fact he was here and always made everything better. Plus it just helps. Thanks for all of your condolences - Bonesโ€™ life and light really struck a chord with everyone.                                โ€˜The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you.โ€™ Photo: Warne Livesey.

 

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We miss him in Nashville. He was a bright light with his infectious banter and fun spirit. Not to mention the incredible talent, he played with with so many different bands in town .He had a regular gig on Fridays at happy hour, At "The 5 Spot", it was the very best day of the week. He was so humble and kind! I didn't know anyone who didn't love him. Dogs and children adored him, as he did them. I am still in denial. been crying for 2 days. The first day didn't sink in .His humor was so healing for me personally. that is how I will always remember him. The laughter! <3 Peace to you and your mates! I am going to share a few photos from the night I first met him October 19, 2013 at a bar they played on Long Island ,New York. I hadn't laughed that hard in my life!! :D

Hi Jim! You knew him well better than me, but I share with you how good man he was (the best). I played bass in a Hungarian Midnight Oil tribute band (Blue Sky Miners). When the band decided to play Sometimes, I couldn't make out the bass line for the verse part, so I wrote to Bones an e-mail to help me out. And next day he sent me this video with the notes on that part. I was thrilled and it's a great memory for me up to this day (I have 5 copies not to lose it!!!). His contribution to the band way fantastic I will miss him so much. May his soul rest in peace under the Stars of Warburton. Bye Jim, I wish you all the best for the future! Gab

You couldn’t not like Bones. Having a studio opposite Jim’s it was an obvious draw when he’d come over during a break in recording for a ciggie, a cuppa and a chat. I had a lot of good times and value that. He’d do the rounds of other factory units too. Chatting in detail to the motor bike guys or the furniture restoration people...everyone dug him.

That look, captures Bones through and throughโค๏ธ

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...I'm really very sad and sorry for your loss. Losing band members to death from such insidious things as cancer (who has no friends) is as bad and sad as losing a member of the family, in some situations, I would consider band members more than family...my heartfelt condolences...hope to catch up with you next time you are in Wollombi...Pam and Les...x

Photos help celebrate his life. Please share, and hope you stay strong at this time Jim Moginie. Feeling sad, yet enjoying listening to some of his back catalogue.

Received a phone call 1am Sunday night/Monday morning from a friend. Needed someone to talk to...it really has affected a lot of us. I'm in an Oil's tribute show. The boy's in the band and i just can't believe it ๐Ÿ˜” Seriously Jim, i can't imagine how much ur hurting...

Such a huge loss. Bones brought such great harmonies to the Oils. Condolences to his family and everyone involved with the band.

All of us are sending you and the band healing. We have adored Bones’ voice, playing, and stage presence through all of these years. We send all our love and support. What a wonderful friendship you have all shared. He will be so missed. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” Keep posting photos. You’re helping us heal too.

We will always be blessed to hear his bass lines and voice through the Oils music and what that means to us โค๏ธ๐ŸŽธ

Thanks for sharing Jim. What a wonderful life that Bones had. I hope you are going okay.

I always loved him singing in "One Country"...๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

I live in the US (saw you at First Ave in Minneapolis in 2017). Listening to Midnight Oil has been a huge part of mentally enduring the past four years. My Country has been on repeat for a long while. On Saturday we were pretty ecstatic about election results and then the news hit about Bones. Your band gave me so much comfort, reassurance, and hope recently, so Bones' passing hit hard. I'm sorry for your loss and thankful for all you've done. You guys mean a lot to me.

Filling the shoes of Giffo must’ve been a daunting job. Not only did he do that, but he also added that amazing voice . Well played Bones!

Sorry for your loss, Jim.

Jim, I’m still in shock & feeling low...cannot imagine how his family and band mates (his second family) feel! Thinking of you all at this most sorrowful of times ๐Ÿ˜ข

Thank you for posting this. He was a gem.

What an awesome legacy to have been involved in the Makaratta project as his final work with the band. RIP Bones.

As many as you want Jim .. it’s an honour to be let into a little of his light

Keep them coming Jim, it's good celebrate the good; good for us all.

What a wonderful photo.

Thanks for sharing Jim, and please yes, keep them coming. Hope you and all the boys are going ok.

No Words! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ–

Sending condolences. Midnight Oil was such a huge part of my teens and 20’s. Went to every show you ever had in Los Angeles. Can’t believe dear Bones has passed. Kia kaha. โค๏ธ

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Recording Makaratta and next Oilsโ€™ album last year with dear Bones at #oceanicstudiobrookvale, this photo taken by #warneliveseyproducer (who Iโ€™m not giving the finger to but showing the band aid I had on it at the time.) I hope you donโ€™t mind if I put up the odd picture of our beautiful friend, just to celebrate the fact he was here and always made everything better. Plus it just helps. Thanks for all of your condolences - Bonesโ€™ life and light really struck a chord with everyone. โ€˜The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you.โ€™ Photo: Warne Livesey. ... See MoreSee Less

Recording Makaratta and next Oilsโ€™ album last year with dear Bones at #oceanicstudiobrookvale, this photo taken by #warneliveseyproducer (who Iโ€™m not giving the finger to but showing the band aid I had on it at the time.) I hope you donโ€™t mind if I put up the odd picture of our beautiful friend, just to celebrate the fact he was here and always made everything better. Plus it just helps. Thanks for all of your condolences - Bonesโ€™ life and light really struck a chord with everyone.                                โ€˜The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you.โ€™ Photo: Warne Livesey.

 

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Jim. Great photos. So sad for your loss. It was great to hear radio stations playing oils tunes in tribute to Bones. Deepest sympathies to you all. Take care.

Was such a shock. Us fans are trying to help each other out with the grieving but can’t imagine how tough it is for you guys. Saw an amazing quality bit of footage of Bones singing his Luritja Way bit earlier, so moving and so beautifully sung live. We all know about his bass playing and singing but there’s been loads of people sharing their experiences of meeting him and saying what a wonderful person he was but you don’t need me to tell you that! So glad that you were able to make more music together. TMP is special for obvious reasons but the next album has such significance now. Bloody loved the guy, what a total legend, take care of yourself Jim

Beautiful words Jim. I’m sure I speak for many when I say, I don’t mind you sharing pics and in fact love that you can share images of such a great person and friend, to you,as well as many others. Deepest condolences to you and his extended family.RIP Bones ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Great picture. He looks happy doing what he loved to do and was incredible at it. He will be missed by everyone who heard his music or.meet him.

"I hope you don't mind......" Bring them on Jim, we love seeing these photographs and we love hearing your story behind them. Thanks for sharing, it does help.

Jim, just seen your tribute from your gig last night. What a heartbreaking week it’s been, sending much love from halfway round the worldโค๏ธ

Thank you for sharing Jim. you guys in the Oils are great men. beautiful people. thats why your music is the best, we mourn Bones, life is unfair. see you soon around in Sydney Jim. merci. julien

Please feel free to share all photos and memories! I never had the chance to meet Bones, but I am loving all of the stories being shared about him. What a guy!

Years ago the local Big Issue seller and I would chat regularly. One day, with winter approaching I admired his new coat. He pulled me in a little closer and told me that Bones Hillman from Midnight Oil had bought for him. He was so happy ... and warm. I thought of both of them when I heard the news about Bones. Condolences to his family and friends and to his brothers in the Oils. Vale.

Sorry for your loss Jim. Please keep sharing the memories. Having lost close musical comrades myself i can fully understand how you can still hear Bones when you make music. Music is magic, and he has become part of that universal magic. He will always be with you.

Beautiful photo, captures so much life and joy. Thinking of you and yours during this time and the rest of us who followed Bones' journey with you all as a group.

thanks for sharing Jim - hugs to you. too soon.โ˜ฎ๏ธ i remember back as far and across the sea as Reptiles gigs too- hard to grapple with- peace to you all TBx

Not just great musicians, you guys are great human beings and were way ahead of your time. RIP Bones.

Thank you so much for this. You knew him in a way that none of us did, and we cherish those memories.

I can still hear Bones beautiful voice harmonizing on "Now Or Neverland" during the acoustic set on the 2002 tour.

We are so sad to hear about Bones but thank you for sharing this photo and memories. All the best Jim.

Post away Jim Moginie we are all sad about losing 'Bones' and as others have and will write, all our best wishes to family, the band and all who knew this splendid bloke!!! What we do in life echoes in eternity and those laughs and bass tones live on...

Wow... beautiful photos Jim!!! ... the new album should be a tribute to Bones.

Great photo! โคโคโค

On behalf of all the Powderworkers - from the Admins, Mods to the loyal and passionate supporters of the band - we're sorry to hear of Bones' passing. Many are still feeling it at this time.

Love this, Jim. It's just beautiful. Sunday, my heart broke. Bones was an inspiration for me as a bass player and he meant so much to me as a player and a musician. Saw my first Oils show at Anita's last year near my hometown, hung around afterwards and hoped to meet you guys. Fortunately, you were all more than accomodating. Bones was the last one out and I waited quite a while to go say hello and told him how much he inspired me as a bassist, he laughed and said don't say that, there's better people to be inspired by" then he laughed again. I only met him that once, but it felt like I knew him for years. I know I'll never get to see him again, but it won't stop me learning his awesome bass lines in his memory and honour and trying to sing like him somehow. Condolences to Denise, his family, yourself, the rest of the Oils and your families.

Thanks for sharing Jim!

The soundtrack to my life. Such a talent, taken too soon. Rip Bones, never forgotten and immortalised in the works he and the boys have given for us to enjoy for years to come โค๏ธ

Please keep sharing these photos of Bones as often as you like Jim. You're right.. sharing memories with pics does help. My heart's been heavy the past couple of days. I can only imagine what yours must be like. Take care mate.

If I may quote your lyric Jim as it is so appropriate bones sang them 'oh shining light you will shine on me, you will shine on me in eternity , Rip Bones gone too early but never be forgotten

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I had to do a gig today knowing that Bones had left us. Probably the hardest thing Iโ€™ve ever had to do. Thank you to Kent, Paul and Tim for helping me play him out. He was singing with us. I could hear his sweet voice, his gentle jibes and him not wanting to bum anyone out about his battle.
His lightness and grace were always there right til his last breath. The man never had a bad word to say about anyone. I loved him as a brother, fellow foot soldier, and saw him at his best, and there was no worst. Jester, your jesting was sorely needed. Musician, you never let us down. Friend....The best. He wasnโ€™t here a long time, but a good time, sorry for the clichรฉ. Trying to send happy thoughts his way so theyโ€™ll reach him. All your thoughts and messages are so appreciated. Hug someone you love tonight. X
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We are all stunned and deeply saddened with the loss, but it must be extra difficult for those of you close to him. Our heart felt thoughts are with you, his family and the rest of the Oils.

Jim I'm shattered. I hope you are ok. Best wishes to you guys. We all loved Bones. Heart broken. Best wishes to his family. Lost for words. Love to all from the Iwanow's. Danny.

Sending you, the guys and your families lots of love. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us xxx I planted a nice Hakea Laurina in memory of Bones.

There is no brotherhood better than creating and performing music together. It is such pure joy when it is right. And good. I ache for your loss tonight all over again because I know how hard it is to find it. I send you strength and hugs to get through these tough coming days. Bless you, from the bottom of my heart.

Geez mate. I lie in bed reading this, crying again. And I never actually had the privilege of meeting Bones, but feel like I knew him from many, many great shows since 1990. Your words are beautiful and I commend you for playing tonight. We all feel your loss.

Condolences to you Jim and the whole Midnight Oil family. Bones was a loveable character, one of a kind. He will be sorely missed....♥๏ธ

Lovely memorial, Jim. I thought about how hard it must have been for you and the other Oils to live with this news while doing promos for TMP. We missed him then and will forevermore. I ran into him at a festival in Massachusetts in 2012 when he was playing with Elizabeth Cook, and he was so gracious about my “Are the Oils going to get back together?queries. My condolences. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข

Lovely words Jim. The Midnight Oil family is grieving together and sends its love ๐Ÿ’”

I know how we feel, gutted, I can't imagine how you guys feel and I feel so sad for his family, what a huge loss. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I woke up hoping it wasn't true ๐Ÿ’”

Jim, the way that the five of you wrote, played and sang together gave us all a window into who you are as people, so even though I haven’t met any of you, I feel Like I know you all a little Bit. Please know that there are so many of us who feel so deeply for his family, friends and his four special ‘brothers’, and what you must all be going through. Such a good decent man was Bones, a rare And special thing in this world. You did good Jim.

I'm keeping you close in my heart, Jim. I'm amazed at your strength, doing that gig. I love your words above about Bones. I think spirits fly around to say some goodbyes, and thus I'm sure he was singing with you, and your happy thoughts reached him!โค๏ธ

So very sorry to hear this news. You guys created such powerful music together and no doubt forged the deepest of friendships and memories. All the best of wishes for a loss that has been felt very deeply by very many people.

That must of been hard Jim. I never met Bones in person but I’ve always held him and the Oils as Australia’s finest and the soundtrack to my life here in Oz. Thanks to you and Rob Hirst for being so cool when we met and caught up a few times and had some music biz to do in my role managing Dan Sultan and Scott Wilson. This news has hit people big. I’m sure our mates Mark Fagan and Howlin Wind are reflecting tonight too down in SW Victoria.

Rest in peace Bones Hillman and thank you for all the great music that meant and means so much to many people.

Sorry for your loss Jim. Hugs from Ange and Bird

Much love to you Jim, I can only imagine what a profound loss this is for you โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

My condolences Jim.

The show must go on, as Bones would of wanted it to Jim. So much respect for you and the ๐Ÿพ boys, on what must of been an impossible day. Sending massive hugs your way & my deepest condolences to you, Christabel , the Oil’s & Bones family & friends. There’s something very special about these Oil’s Bass players. ๐Ÿ’”

Sorry, Jim for the loss. Sorry I couldn't be there Saturday night. Geez. They're really good words you've written there.

I am still shocked. My thoughts are with you and the guys , and his family and friends.

Mate. ๐Ÿ’” So glad you were with good mates, playing music. He loved that. ๐Ÿ’” Wishing you all Peace brother.

Dear Jim, Just read about your loss. Knowing how close the Oils are this must be very hard for all of you. Hug a friend, you said. Hugging you right now Jim. Love, Ellen. โค๏ธ

I'm so sorry Jim. We loved him too. You are all in our thoughts tonight. Together the five of you created something so special and beautiful that touched hearts and minds around the world. He will never be forgotten. Vale Bones. X

So saddened, a lovely man, always fun, always kind, wonderful to record. For a time we were neighbours. My thoughts to his partner, Jim, Rob, Pete, and Martin. Vale Bones โค๏ธ

So sorry for your loss Jim, much love and hugs. Kristin xxx

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I remember Bones’ kindness when we toured with you at “The One For The Homelessness Tour” and the ongoing task he set me (a 12 year old kid hanging out in the Salvos band green room) to find out his real name by the end of the tour. It kept us occupied as we asked EVERYONE to be met with “It’s Bones”... until the final night of the tour when we were posing for photos and I was begging him to tell me... when I came to say goodbye and thank you to you and Rob you finally caved and told me his name... which was met with excited squeals as I went back to him and told him... he laughed and gave me a high five and left me with the most wonderful final memory of that trip. I had the best stories at school to tell when I got back from that trip, but mostly my stories were of these amazing men who didn’t see a 12 year old kid and her 9 year old sister as annoying, but treated us with kindness and made us laugh a lot. Feeling this loss today and thankful for Bones and for you ... will be thinking of you all in the coming days x

Big Red Bash July 2019 and possibly last time the band played on stage. Thinking of you all as you struggle to come to terms with the loss of your dear mate

Such sad news. Sincere condolences to you Jim, and also to the band, friends and family. His invaluable contribution as a member of the Oils will be forever missed.

Prayers for comfort and peace during this time of tragic loss, Jim. Looking forward to new music with Bones on it in the future. His legacy shall endure and grow.

My heart is breaking, so I can't even imagine how you feel. May his memory be a blessing.

So much gratitude for all Bones was and did. Peace to him and comfort to all those mourning his loss.

I'm shocked, I'm a big Bones fan, coz he went from swingers, almost wound up in crowded house, and became such an important member of the oils right from the Blue Sky album RIP

Condolences to the entire Midnight Oil family, Jim.

Vale Bones, such tragic news. Sincere condolences to all his friends, family and the band.

Such terrible news ๐Ÿ˜ข condolences to all of his family ๐Ÿ’–

Vale Bones Hillman He was such a joy to watch on stage, a character, a somewhat mischievous larrikin, and a foil for the sometimes deep and troubling topics covered in the lyrics at the heart of Midnight Oil. An overall kind human who understood what it was like to be a music fan; who loved to play music and to use his incredible voice to reach the heavens. Farewell Bonesy, you will be remembered with love โค.

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss Jim, Christabel and the entire band. He was such a joy to talk to. He smiled and joked in every photo and video. May God Bless him.

I can’t believe it.....I had to re-read it 3 times as I am shocked..... very upset and so sorry for your (and our) loss...... my deepest sympathy for you, the Oils, family, and friends.......โ˜น๏ธ

Very sad day , he will be greatly missed by all involved with the Oils , fans and members . Condolences to his family and loved ones. Thank you Bones ever so much.

A terrific photo and a tragic loss . RIP Bones

So sorry Jim. Sending love to you and the boys. Just can’t believe it. One of my favourite pics I took of him in Germany.

I am utterly devastated. What a tremendous void he leaves. It hurts so much. I can only imagine your pain, you who knew him so well. I am so sorry.

Such sad news. Awesome musician, what a solid bass player. You left your mark Bones and it will be shared forever. Love to you and all the Oils family. ๐Ÿ˜”โค

I’m really quite numb. I can’t believe it as I’m sure you and the band and crew can’t. He will be missed by all.

So sorry for your loss Jim. Bones was a terrific bass player on top of a nice guy. He was one of the main reason I started playing bass 30 years ago. We’ll miss him deeply.

Vale Bones. may he rest in peace, love and understanding. very sorry for your loss JIm

This is such devastating news. Stay strong Jim and heartfelt best wishes to the extended Oils family. The fans are grieving deeply today. Only the Strong!

Condolences to you Jim, Pete, Martin, Rob and the whole Oil's family on the passing of Bones. May he rest in peace.

Farewell Bones... Jim, I wish you, the band and family, lots of love and strength.

I drove home from Old Bar on a high from your show last night. When I arrived home and checked my phone I saw the terrible news. Condolences to you, the Oils and Bone's family. RIP Bones.

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Last chance to dance! Be quick. Sunday from 12 as well. Link in bio.

 

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Now the borders will be open soon between Melbourne and Sydney, come down this way. Memo Music Hall has your name all over it.

bark bark. woof woof woof. ....... meowww we'll have none of that meowww stuff around here.

Or last chance to not dance ๐Ÿ˜

Jim Moginie,Can we break the lockdown to come and dance , mental helth justification ?? !!

http://www.flowbar.com.au/music-events/2020/11/8/great-southern-nights-jim-moginie-and-the-family-dog

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I don't know of anything l can access that will play as loud as l need to drown out the horror of how many votes he is getting ..

They don’t do democracy so well. .....But they do make great amps!

I’m so worried for our US friends Jim. The country doesn’t deserve another four years of that subhuman.

Jim I’ll play The Trilogy. Hopefully the Oils will too one day just saying ๐Ÿ˜Š

Shipyards of New Zealand please!

‘Read about it’ seems apt!

I bet that is irresponsibility loud

Just breathe and hope they don't stop counting.

Yes Jim ๐Ÿ‘ i play theme "Wind In My Head" ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–

Wow, have not seen one of those for ever......

As ZZ Top once said , "I've got the keys , now give me your mind" ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Up there, up There, up There on the platform He is speaking to the people...

Chicken soup and Princess Bride, always comforting LOL

Is that Nancy Pelosi?

POWDERWORKS !!!!!

I don't need a reason to play the Oil's nice and loud...it's just how u listen to them...all the time

or play an Ampeg

Yes! Really loud!! "Knife's Edge" for instance... ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป I wish all the best to our friends in the US ... ๐Ÿ™„

The legendary Super Six...with an ironic handle on top for lifting? ๐Ÿค”

How do we sleep while the US are burning.....(hopefully not).

I played Hocus Pocus by Focus really loud. It helped for a while. But I think I’ll need something more tomorrow

Only if you crank it up to 11

They’re a beautiful loud beast! It’s time!

Theremin allowed?

Wish I could get to Narabeen risole mate .. Queensland premier Mrs chook likes walls too

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This weekend! 2 Dog shows at Old Bar, north of Newcastle NSW as part of the Great Sourthern Nights initiative to save live music. A few tickets left -selling fast! Link in the bio. Or www.flowbar.com.au/music-events/2020/11/8/great-southern-nights-jim-moginie-and-the-family-dog See you there. Woof. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend! 2 Dog shows at Old Bar, north of Newcastle NSW as part of the Great Sourthern Nights initiative to save live music. A few tickets left -selling fast! Link in the bio. Or http://www.flowbar.com.au/music-events/2020/11/8/great-southern-nights-jim-moginie-and-the-family-dog See you there. Woof.

 

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Stay safe ๐Ÿ’—

Love JMATFD. Highly recommend!

Used to love Old Bar & surfing Saltwater reef ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ˜

Old Bar??? Wow Jim! I know that area well

Dan Gain go and see this

Thanks for a fun night Jim and the Dog. Mrs Balkin didn't know what to expect but she enjoyed the show as well. Hopefully one day soon we will be able to get up and dance. And how good is the food at the Flow Bar ๐Ÿ‘

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At first look, I thought you took this pic in Germany ๐Ÿ˜‰

Symbol for mental health awareness. Able to withstand extreme conditions , as like Australians . Nice one Jim.

Beautiful!!! And Daisy like ๐Ÿ’•

Are these all symbolic of new beginnings?

When are midnight oil doing mambo number 5 since gudinski called it the macerena today on tv

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Smell the roses !

Beautiful

Lovely.

Irish Rose....Great song Jim :-)

so beautifully delicate they are Jim Moginie .. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ

This isn't music...

Jim, I even managed to grow some in the desert this year ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค

& that’s just the tip of the Iceberg ๐Ÿ˜‚

The color reminds me of the book the Thornbirds, would this be “ashes of roses”?

And not the stone variety

Same here

Lovely!

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