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That'll be a great Show!👌🎼

Matt Stevens

Going 27th!! How long is your set, Jim? Long enough to at least include Outer Space, 0 to 110, All around the world, I'm Happy, Blind Devotion, Rock, Destination Afghanistan, Stand Your Ground, Bonfire and a sprinkling of Oils songs!!

4 days ago

Jim Moginie

Single pickup electric’s ROCK. Nerd alert: there’s not as much string interference and node creation with just one magnet 🧲... so they ring, are in phase and clear and nasty. This one’s also losing all of its paint in big CHUNKS. It’s transitioning perhaps. And it’s cheap. #whatsnottolike #gretschguitars #gretschcorvette ... See MoreSee Less

Single pickup electric’s ROCK. Nerd alert: there’s not as much string interference and node creation with just one magnet 🧲... so they ring, are in phase and clear and nasty. This one’s also losing all of its paint in big CHUNKS. It’s transitioning perhaps. And it’s cheap. #whatsnottolike #gretschguitars #gretschcorvette

 

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Mark Houlihan

"there’s not as much string interference and node creation with just one magnet 🧲... so they ring, are in phase and clear and nasty." Nice pickup line!

I love this Jim. Us GTR nerds would love to hear and see more of your “Herd” and stables.

Looking forward to hearing you make a racket with this gritty little guitar on the new Oils album.

What's not to love about a Gretsch?

Benjamin Black

Bloody guitar nerds!!

Yep. I have a Les Paul and Gretsch both singles and they are awesome

Good post!

I used to have the square head model! Wish I had never had to sell it!

Matt Swanson

Grant Davis

Not nerdy on this... but nice one .

Julien Chick Christopher Gates

" I used really nice-sounding, low-output pickups, because very old pickups have very weak magnets and very little pull on the strings, which creates a nice tone. A lot of guys like to use really high-output pickups, but that sucks the strings and kills your sustain because it stops the strings from vibrating. The new Carvin pickup that I helped to design for our new Allan Holdsworth Model uses that old enameled wire, and it has a lower magnetic pull so it doesn't suck on the strings."

Jim, you’re the reason I play a Gretsch.

John Morgan

Ethan Pastor

Love it. Presumably that logic would apply to an Esquire. (Plus more wooden body weight without the second pickup routing).

A friend has a 62 SG junior single P90, light as a feather and lovely tone.

Scott Wilson

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1 week ago

Jim Moginie

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Going to be a bonza weekend in Sydney with Spinifex Gum @ the Opera House Friday night, then Jim & Co Saturday night (maybe Sunday too, why not?)

Go for a drive Michael Mildren

1 week ago

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I always knew y’all were outstanding in your field.

2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Slide night alert! Another year over a new one just begun 🎵. 2018 was quite a busy one when seen like this. Some images: Western Desert, Dog gigs, Ireland, Tassie, Alice Springs. 2019. Bring on the change. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Happy new year Jim. Hope to catch up with you, somewhere, in the later half of 2019. Have fun & enjoy Europe.

Some spectacular shots there...!

Happy 2019 Jim!

Yeah...let’s bring on the change. Thanks heaps Jim

Some mutual memories! How much I loved seeing you play at the Gold Coast and Katoomba! Let’s rock in 2019!

Good on you Jim...keep making great music and best wishes for 2019.

Happy New Year Jim and family; near, far and wide ✌️

Noice collection.

Big year Jim

Happy New Year Jim! Thanks for all the great music in 2018. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!!

Well that’s pretty cool. Happy New Year ol matey

Kintorelakutu. Great to see Sammy Butcher knocking out some tunes. Western Desert spectacular country.

Happy New Year Jim! Great Pics! 😉🍻

Pretty good year. Music, travel and love. All the good things.

All good! Amazing year mate. ☮️🎶💜T

A great year for you Jim Moginie. All the best for 2019 🖐

Happy New Amazing Year! It just keeps getting better...

Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings. #newthings

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2 weeks ago

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Announcement re our upcoming SA and WA shows next weekend: Due to unforeseen circumstances Jim Moginie and The Family Dog will have to cancel these events. We hope to get back there soon. Love, Jim. ... See MoreSee Less

Announcement re our upcoming SA and WA shows next weekend: Due to unforeseen  circumstances Jim Moginie and The Family Dog will have to cancel these events. We hope to get back there soon. Love, Jim.

 

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Hope all is okay Jim, Was looking forward to the Adelaide show but thing happen. Will keep my eyes peeled for a future date. Keep well.

always welcome in Adelaide - hope all will be well

Oils have had to go into the studio.

I hope nothing seriously terrible has happened. I was looking forward to Jive show in Adelaide. I will still do the trip down from Cairns. I hope you are well. Cheers.

Not to worry Jim. Hopefully you get to do Adelaide at the same time of Womadelaide. I will be there at that time.

Hope everything is ok 💛

Hope all ok

Hope all is ok and we still get to see you sometime soon!

Hopefully nothing serious.

Bummer

was looking forward to seeing you guys in perth. Hope everything is ok and we hope to see you in the near future. Take care.

Pity you can’t make it over here in WA Love the album Jim All the best

Hope nothing too serious, Jim!

Me too.

Hope your all good uncle Jim

Sending Prayers & Love To You Jim. Thank You For Your Catalog Of Brilliant Songs & All The Awesome Live Performances With Midnight Oil!!!!!!!!!! A HUGE INSPIRATION to Me!!! 👍🏼❤️🙏🏻😎

Bummer.

Hopes alls well jim! Hope its not the hammy and just a cold xx

Sorry to hear that. They’re definitely going to miss out. Hope it’s nothing serious.

Damn.....

Fingers crossed for you.

Hope everyone is Ok mate. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. See you round soon enough. 🐾🖤🐾

Hope all is ok!

Just hope nothing Serious!

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2 weeks ago

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Floating on a reflection

2 weeks ago

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Reaching the glass ceiling #kilkennycastle

3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

🙏 to all that came to see The Dog on our East Coast part of the Summer Of The DOG tour. It was above and beyond and a special mention to the #Powderworkers for your support and making it happen. And for getting into our album Bark Overtures. Much bonhomie and joy coming in your direction. Even if you didn’t come, be at one, you missed the fun, now the year is run, but there’s heaps more to be done ✅ #bloodyawfulpoetry Clip is by Ange Leech #barkovertures #jimmoginieandthefamilydog #midnightoilband #celibaterifles ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks Jim for the time you dedicated to the fans pre and post gigs. On behalf of the Powderworkers, we loved the gigs, the album and the welcoming of us from you and the band during the tour. 🙏✌️

Thanks Jim for a great gig at the Marrickville Bowlo, the chat, the photo, the autograph and for opening with Zero to 110! Happy New Year.

I got to meet you in Ballarat. #bucketlistmoment You are one of the nicest musos I've met. Thank you so much Jim. Please keep making music you are so gifted. They call you Mr Mogenius because you truly are A GENIUS x 😍😍😍

It was an absolute pleasure Jim! Thank you and the band for some awesome rock and grooves. 👌🏼👍🏼

Loved the show at the Espey thanks for the meet and greet and signing the album which is fantastic , I must apologize, I had one to many pints and thought I was 18 again which turned out to be fatal mistake. Crazy day Thank God I survived it.🎸😊

Fantastic show at Anita’s in Thirroul! Love the album Thanks for playing live👍🏼

See ya at Jive Jim!!!!

As this version of 0-110 is a different cut to the original shouldn't it be called 0-111? Turn those amps up! 😆

Thanks Jim enjoyed

We loved the gig at old bar... took some friends who had no idea what to expect and they were all blown away, cheers 👍🏼 Hope to hear more in the new year!

It was a pleasure meeting you in Maroochydore. Thank you for letting us watch your sound check at the Solbar. It was great. I will treasure that memory forever. 😀❤

Jim, thanks for the chat and for signing my copy of ‘Bark’ after the Newcastle gig. Great show😊

Thanks Jim. Was at the Northcote show. Enjoyed the night immensely. Happy new year to you.

Loved it Jim Fantastic show in Newcastle 👍👍😄😄 And yes , aweful poetry 😂😂😂 Happy new year!

Was an awesome gig at The Espy Jim and a pleasure to meet you and the Dog afterwards. Look forward to seeing you next time your in Melbourne. Keep on rocking!

Can’t thank you enough Jim. The gigs were fantastic. 💙

Thank you J & FD. Great show. Love your style.

Loved the Noise Mr Mogenious. Brisbane in the Valley no less and got to meet the rifles (bought the mexicans)

Thanks Jim. Loved the 'more riffs' comment from a punter at Old Bar after 110. Your reply 'more riffs??? THAN THAT???'. Classic

Thanks for the chat pre and post gig at Marrackville Bowlo. Looking forward to Jive in Adelaide on 11th Jan. Love your work Jim and the Family Dog

Riff!!

Thanks for the Newie gig, Jim. All the best to you, the dog, and the other Oils for 2019!

No... thank you Jim! Only got to one gig but loved it! 🐶

Thanks back atcha. I'm thoroughly enjoying Bark Overtures (except that I'm Happy is running on a loop in my head). Just sorry I couldn't get back to Australia for the tour, because people are raving about it. I will see you next summer, though.

The show at Newy was impressively cool. Thanks big Dave Manuel for inviting me. Man, didn't that disco crowd move in quick after the gig! What a contrast.

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3 weeks ago

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Teaser for a Virtual Reality piece by #darylbrogers for the Tarkine wilderness, with JM Electric Guitar Orchestra as VR soundtrack @monafoma2019 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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Pt 2 of 2.
Sung in multiple Western Australian Indigenous languages including Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi (all dialects of the Western Desert Languages), the group’s homelands spread across the central to south-eastern region of Western Australia.

The songs echo sorrow and regret about being a prisoner and missing family. Others celebrate the love of ones’ own country.

One musician uses his lyrics to paint the stark reality of an institutionalised man who was taken from his mother as a baby. Following this his tale moves from station to station, prison to prison, collecting every Indigenous word for ‘white fella’ along the way.

The album cover was painted by an award winning artist, and it symbolically represents a white and black man sitting around a fire.
Artist: “They’re singing together and telling a story about their-self, where they’re from. He’s learning for his language and he’s learning for his language as well. The emu foot represents them, a white one and a black one.”
The album was mixed and mastered by song writer and guitarist Jim Moginie, from the iconic Australian rock band Midnight Oil. Moginie’s previous collaborations with Indigenous musicians from across the country brought an experienced ear to the unique desert styles and rhythms.
Jim Moginie: “The music brought me in and I loved what I heard. There’s a truth and authenticy here that is missing from all modern music, like the original blues artists. It comes from the gut. When they say they want to get out of prison, and see family again, they really mean it.”
The CD will be available for purchase from the Fremantle Prison Gift Shop or by contacting the Arts Coordinator, Stuart Peel, on 6250 9211 or Stuart.Peel@justice.wa.gov.au.
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Pt 2 of 2. 
Sung in multiple Western Australian Indigenous languages including Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi (all dialects of the Western Desert Languages), the group’s homelands spread across the central to south-eastern region of Western Australia.  The songs echo sorrow and regret about being a prisoner and missing family.  Others celebrate the love of ones’ own country.  One musician uses his lyrics to paint the stark reality of an institutionalised man who was taken from his mother as a baby.  Following this his tale moves from station to station, prison to prison, collecting every Indigenous word for ‘white fella’ along the way.  The album cover was painted by an award winning artist, and it symbolically represents a white and black man sitting around a fire.
Artist: “They’re singing together and telling a story about their-self, where they’re from.  He’s learning for his language and he’s learning for his language as well.  The emu foot represents them, a white one and a black one.” 
The album was mixed and mastered by song writer and guitarist Jim Moginie, from the iconic Australian rock band Midnight Oil.  Moginie’s previous collaborations with Indigenous musicians from across the country brought an experienced ear to the unique desert styles and rhythms. 
Jim Moginie: “The music brought me in and I loved what I heard.  There’s a truth and authenticy here that is missing from all modern music, like the original blues artists.  It comes from the gut.  When they say they want to get out of prison, and see family again, they really mean it.”
The CD will be available for purchase from the Fremantle Prison Gift Shop or by contacting the Arts Coordinator, Stuart Peel, on 6250 9211 or Stuart.Peel@justice.wa.gov.au.

 

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Alice

Nice

Joukje Siebenga

If anyone is on Perth there is an exhibition at Freemantle Prison: "Insider Art: Summer 2018 will also showcase ‘Wangka Kutjarra: Two Languages’, songs written, played and recorded by prisoners at the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison. Featuring songs in both English and local Indigenous languages, the 10 track CD will be available for purchase during the exhibition period. Participants in the project said, ‘Our songs are to send messages to our children’s children teaching our language and culture for future generations’."

3 weeks ago

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Wangka Kutjarra: Two Languages pt 1 of 2.
Musicians’ Statement
“Turlku nganyala inkarra wangka kutjarra kulintjaku mularrpa tjilkulu tjamulu kaparilu kurrilu kulira nyinanytjaku. Turlku Walykumunu ngurra kutjupanguru kulintjaku”
English Translation:
“Our songs we sing in two languages, telling true stories in language for people to listen to, our Children, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Grand Children, and married Couples. Our songs are to be heard and shared, for home and different places.
Early in 2018, twelve musicians from Western Australia produced a completely original rock, rap, folk and desert reggae album. It is called Wangka Kutjarra: Two Languages.
Each of the musicians share their own unique story about love, loneliness, freedom, homeland, stolen generation and family.
What makes this album unique is it was all written, sung, played and recorded inside the walls of the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia.
For two months the songwriters took part in the VET (Vocational Education & Training) Adults Education program that enables students to learn the skills to produce and record their own original music. This program aims to strengthen their education and rehabilitation experience prior to release as well as prepare them with the skills to pursue a career in music on the outside.
Student 1 Statement: “It’s important for people to listen to from the outside. Because we made these songs inside the prison and we are sharing with the outside. Music takes away the stress from the inside.”
Student 2 Statement: “It is important to be part of band to keep you busy, sharing stories, learning through the hurt and pain we have been through, sending a message, voice to family, partners, and loved ones in Australia and overseas. Music is healing the spirit, singing for health, songs about stopping drinking, changing life, sharing language and keeping culture strong.”
The musicians come from remote communities, from KiwirrKurra to Warakurna back down through Laverton to Esperance. They play together and support each other to record their songs.
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Wangka Kutjarra: Two Languages pt 1 of 2.
Musicians’ Statement
“Turlku nganyala inkarra wangka kutjarra kulintjaku mularrpa tjilkulu tjamulu kaparilu kurrilu kulira nyinanytjaku.  Turlku Walykumunu ngurra kutjupanguru kulintjaku”
English Translation:
“Our songs we sing in two languages, telling true stories in language for people to listen to, our Children, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Grand Children, and married Couples.  Our songs are to be heard and shared, for home and different places.
Early in 2018, twelve musicians from Western Australia produced a completely original rock, rap, folk and desert reggae album.  It is called Wangka Kutjarra:  Two Languages. 
Each of the musicians share their own unique story about love, loneliness, freedom, homeland, stolen generation and family. 
What makes this album unique is it was all written, sung, played and recorded inside the walls of the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia.
For two months the songwriters took part in the VET (Vocational Education & Training) Adults Education program that enables students to learn the skills to produce and record their own original music.  This program aims to strengthen their education and rehabilitation experience prior to release as well as prepare them with the skills to pursue a career in music on the outside. 
Student 1 Statement: “It’s important for people to listen to from the outside.  Because we made these songs inside the prison and we are sharing with the outside.  Music takes away the stress from the inside.”
Student 2 Statement: “It is important to be part of band to keep you busy, sharing stories, learning through the hurt and pain we have been through, sending a message, voice to family, partners, and loved ones in Australia and overseas.  Music is healing the spirit, singing for health, songs about stopping drinking, changing life, sharing language and keeping culture strong.”
The musicians come from remote communities, from KiwirrKurra to Warakurna back down through Laverton to Esperance.  They play together and support each other to record their songs.

 

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Wow, interesting project - thanks for sharing

Awesome

Sign me up Jim. This sounds WONDERFUL.

3 weeks ago

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Lights!

 

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.. and there were lights!

Cool Gretsch guitar Jim is playing.

Shapes!

great picture

OK guitar aficionados, what makes a Gretch different to a Gibson etc, and for use in certain songs????? During Armistice Day Jim changes to the White Gretch. HELP PLEASE..... Jim Moginie?

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I spot a shoegazer ;-)

3 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas from this Nativity scene which was where we played at Old Bar on Saturday. (It was a Hawaiian theme really.) Love to those you have different religions, those that are alone and without family, those who this time brings up bad stuff: you are not alone. Thanks also for all the support for Bark Overtures and The Dog, it’s been a great ride with a smattering of shows in January. Love, Jim ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas from this Nativity scene which was where we played at Old Bar on Saturday. (It was a Hawaiian theme really.) Love to those you have different religions, those that are alone and without family, those who this time brings up bad stuff: you are not alone. Thanks also for all the support for Bark Overtures and The Dog, it’s been a great ride with a smattering of shows in January. Love, Jim

 

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Merry Christmas to you and yours Jim. Thank you for all the wonderful music you gave us in 2018 and can’t wait to see you in 2019.

Ah, Merry Christmas, Jim. Hope you have a calorific chocolate dusted rum-soaked time. Looking forward to seeing you again in June. Xxx

Merry Christmas Jim and thank you for a great night on Saturday,well worth the three hour drive

Merry Christmas Jim. Best wishes for the times ahead.

Merry Christmas Jim, Christabelle and your families, including the Dogs 😉. Thanks for bringing so much joy to many people around the country this year. xx

All the best wishes to you & yours for Christmas Jim. Thanks for the gift of music! Love from steamy Port Douglas! 🎄🥂💚

Merry Christmas Jim, Christabelle, and all the families, both by name and music. Thanks for this year. See you soon. Xxx

Merry Christmas Jim and the dog

Merry Christmas Jim from the US.

That would've been SO coo! Merry Christmas ⭐

Merry Christmas Jim That photo is definitely one for the pool room Enjoy today and all the best in 2019 Love Mark and Leann.🎄🏏🎸🏖

Love ya yjim play taree next time or i will bring you,blind devotion!😂come on down

Happy Christmas, Jim! Wishing you a Joyous New Year! 💖

Merry Christmas Jim, from Montréal... Oh well not really!! My train is almost in Casselman, Ontario!!!!! It is still Monday pm here...

Merry Christmas Jim to you and your loved ones and a healthy and happy New Year!

That was one great night Jim thanks for signing my album, it’s been getting a whirl. I really enjoyed hearing some Bark Overtures live. Have a great Christmas and hopefully catch you again in 2019

Merry Christmas Jim. ✝️🌲🎁 Thank you for all the great music. You are truly a genius and we are better for the gift of your music. 🎤🎸🎹

Best wishes to you & the family 🥂

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, the band and all your loved ones.

Sorry I missed you in Melbourne, but I did get the tee shirt in the mail. Thanks mate, happy holidays.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, your family and the guys as well. 🎄⛄❄️🐪

Have an amazing Christmas Jim and the bands! See you in Brixton with the Oils in june! X

Thanks for the kind wishes Jim and thanks for acknowledging that Christmas is not a great time for everyone.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Merry Christmas, Jim and the whole family on stage and off. Thanks to you for the many musical gifts you have shared with us. Jim to the world!

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4 weeks ago

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Western Desert 🐪 in October

 

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Lives and breathes at 45 degrees

Great gig tonight Jim,lovely to have a chat with you after the show,sorry about all the stuff you had to sign,you are a true gentleman al the best,see you in2019

....leaves and breaths in 45 degrees!?!?

Lives and breathes

Love the 🐫 Hoping to get Down Under after nursing school in 2020.

That is beautiful!

so a tiny shy of 45 c

You're channeling Albert Namatjira with that shot...

Interesting version of standing on the outside today...on da radio😎👍🏁

I was out north of Barcaldine same time - it was over 45C for a week running but dry as and much easier to take

Amazing country

Majestic and ancient

MacDonnell ranges?

Two days before Christmas. Wish I was there right now.

See you in the Simpson Desert 2019 :)

Western desert lives and breather ,in 45 degrees

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4 weeks ago

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Thanks again Jim, that gig rocked! You guys were amazing.

Love that guitar!!

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