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4 days ago

Jim Moginie

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Todayโ€™s office with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

 

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Hmmmmmmm!????? ๐Ÿค—

There’s a lot of strings to your bow, monsieur moginie๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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? ๐Ÿ–

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1 week ago

Jim Moginie

Tomorrow at 6pm Iโ€™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.
Itโ€™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 Iโ€™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.
Itโ€™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! ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jessica Morthorpe

Listening now..... this whole program has been very inspirational. Thanks. ๐ŸŒฟ

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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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Happy to announce that Reverberama has decided, in itโ€™s infinite wisdom, to release my first solo record from 2006 Alas Folkloric on 12โ€ vinyl. Thereโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

This is pretty wild. Iโ€™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 ๐ŸŒป

2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

A few pledges left for Alas Folkloric on luscious 33 rpm 12โ€ 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 ๐Ÿ’• 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 12โ€ 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 ๐Ÿ’• 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. ๐Ÿ’–

My 10 yo guitar playing son says this morn “so no more JM song of the day right?” Followed by โ˜น๏ธ. 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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2 weeks 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Great stuff. ๐Ÿ˜Žโค

What a beautiful song! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Very timely post for this one! โค๏ธ

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! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒธ

White cliffs of Wombarra

Great song! Sent you a PM Jim

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

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Thank you.

Goosebumps Mogenius!

Is it considered sacrilege for me to love this rendition more than the album track?

Jacinda would say chur bro

OMG Jim, you'e done it again - wonderfully dust off one of my all time fave Oils songs from off the beaten track (as many faves are). Can't remember if I shyly requested this or just thought it... I remember seeing you guys play this as - I think - part of the encore at the old CCAE in Canberra (I think my band was also on the bill, though that could be my memory playing up - we did play on a large bill with you at least once), with distended filthy outro. A great teenage memory!

Especially those last 70 seconds..... wow. Chickenskin, as we say here in the Netherlands (goosebumps).

shivers ...

OMG!

Simply put , one powerful brilliant piece of Oils magic. Thanks again Jim. Love that number!

Such a beautiful song! Your playing these songs over the past weeks and months has been greatly appreciated Jim! Looking forward to seeing you back in the saddle with the Oils hopefully later this year as well as playing your own music, bring that to Melbourne when you can! Thanks!

When the comfy couch talked with nick last month about red sails they did not talk about this song. I was very disappointed. So much so I actually emailed them. The ending of a masterpiece. Such an important song In my mind. It shows both the power and the passion embodied in one song. Profound for me. Thank you sir.

Love this song from long time ago...it brings me back to those days...brilliant. surprising tune.Awesome rythmic changes. Thanks a lot jim for your life writing and playing with the oils!!!

Brilliant , gave me goosebumps .

Thanks Jim

A real great song which I like very much. Thank you for this song and all the songs in the last week. I appreciate your work and efforts very much.

The construction of this song is amazing! It was always one of my favorite songs!

One of my favourite Oils songs, and the one my 9 year old asked for by name last month when we put together a playlist!

Encore!! Bravo ๐Ÿ‘

I’ve always felt a sense of drama ( is that the right word ) about this song. Beautifully raw and emotional.... thanks for the extra tune Jim!

I have such strong emotions about this song. “I can’t get lost” your inner compass guiding you through life? Laser focused on your life goals? But what did we miss? I am confused. I feel something is misplaced.

Thankyou Jim for the encore. ๐Ÿ‘

I love this song

rock on Jim great vocal tone

Was only listening to this last night, such a fabulous song and absolutely love your hauntingly beautiful version โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Great. Thank you!

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

On Jim's FB. CAN't figure out how to do it on Instagram but go to Jim's IGTV channel and dive in to all the videos and please donate to #supportact. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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And let’s all get behind Jim’s Kickstarter campaign if we’re able to during these tough times. Hanging out for this

Thank you ever so much Jim, it was definitely all our pleasure. A wonderful campaign, headed by a benevolent man. Smashing renditions all of them. Cheers mate.

Top job Jim. A great cause too mate.

Christabel, you rock ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽฅ

Thank you Jim for your ‘shakey & painfully honest” renditions. ๐Ÿฅฐ And to your personal ‘roadies’ Christabelle & Dan. It’s been a pleasure listening to these stripped back versions of MO & Alas tunes. ๐Ÿ’— And thank you to everyone who contributed to your Tip Jar campaign ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thanks Dan!!

Ive loved it Jim . I've been looking forward to the next song and playing them at work. Tough times but music pulls you through it. Cheers

Thank you Jim, Dan and Christabel. Its been fantastic each day to hear great, lovely renditions. Keep well. ๐Ÿ’š

What a gentleman.

Jim you are bringing positive attention to a wonderful cause and keeping your creative juices flowing for this we thank you.

A wide ranging choice of songs Jim and thoroughly enjoyable!

Brilliant Big Man.. "All men count with you but none too much" Kipling

Jim. What was you're favourite song you did for the tip jar

It’s been a part of my daily routine listening to you. I’m glad your ok and can’t wait for the world to get back to normal whatever that may be and listening to the new MO record and hopefully seeing you all live again and fingers crossed sneaking out the back of the Manchester Apollo ๐Ÿ˜Ž Take good care Jim.

Thanks Jim ๐Ÿ‘ has been great for ones mental health ๐Ÿ’–

Thanks Jim!

From the audience perspective, it has been inspiring to watch and read the details of how your songs came to mind and started from the ground up. I guess that's were all good things stem from. Thoughts, dreams, collaboration with like minded people, and a vision for the betterment. Well done to you Jim and support act. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽผ

Good stuff Jim

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

At last we come to the closing song of the TipJar series, #68, 'The Parting Glass'. Robert Burns referred to the air in 1786 as "Good night, and joy be wi' ye a'." when using it to accompany his Masonic lyric "The Farewell. To the brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tarbolton". Sung to the fiddle tune called "The Peacock", it is performed at the end of an evening in a Irish or Scottish pub (or anywhere) to bid travellers good night and safe travels on their way. 'The Parting Glass' was re-introduced to mid-20th century audiences by the recordings and performances of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Their rendition featured a solo vocal by youngest brother Liam and first appeared on their 1959 Tradition Records LP Come Fill Your Glass with Us as well as on a number of subsequent recordings. This has been described as "by all accounts the... the most influential" of the many recorded versions. Many have been done, one of the latest by Ed Sheeran.
This version was written in Roscarberry, Co. Cork in 2008. We were staying in a cottage for a week which had a piano and the music and lyrics of the song were in a tune book amongst many in the piano stool. I was sadly unaware of the song's origins and significance and ignoring the music I wrote new chords and melody to the words (much like Paul McCartney did with 'Golden Slumbers'). My version appeared on 'No Vans Mary' and "Ballroom Of Romance' by Shameless Seamus and The Tullamore Dews. It goes well I think, and people in Ireland have sung along to it, showing the durability of songs, which can be constantly modernised and refurbed.
Hope you liked these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
Thanks to Dan Hackett for the sound and the wonderful Christabel Blackman for all the filming, watching me get my shit together over 68 songs (actually more as some are on the cutting room floor). Also for your all support and kind comments, it's been amazing on so many levels, we'll do a watch party of a few of them on my Facebook page tomorrow around the same time and a few related posts.
Love and gratitude and slainthe.
Jim.
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Mammoth effort Jim, been wonderful. Much appreciated!

What a treasure trove of greatness this time has been. Thank you Jim and Christabel for sharing your time, talent and effort. I know there are tons of people who will remember this series with great fondness for many many years to come. Looking forward to the watch party! โค๏ธ

Ohhhh! "Goodnight, & Joy Be With You All" What great Lyrics, & Perfect to Finish this Magnificent Series of Songs you've been kind enough to do for us Jim! (And Christabel) Sending you much Thanks & Gratitude! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™

Great work Jim. Can’t wait to see ye back in Ireland when this pandemic is over. Mary

What a perfect song to end this space and time we have all shared. Thank you so much for sharing your time and your incredible talent with us, and thank you for giving us something to look forward to and think about everyday. With much love and gratitude, D

Thank you so much for going out of your way for the Tip Jar series! You’ve brought a lot of joy to a lot of people in some very dark times. I think we’ve all loved reading about the history of each song as well as hearing your versions. You’re a selfless wonderful human and a treasure to the world. โค๏ธ from Texas. ๐Ÿ–

As a proud Irishman, I love your version of this great tune. Go n-êirí an bóthar leat (may the road rise to meet you!)๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Excellent finish. Tarbolton’s literally just along the road from me ๐Ÿค— Slàinte mhath Jim ๐Ÿฅƒ you’ve really kept the spirits up on some dark days. Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

This is minted

A more fitting song there could not be to end the series. Despite being an Irish song, I have 6 separate Antipodean versions of this song. Shameless Seamus, Mark Seymour, Crowded House, Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, The Finn Brothers and of course The Tullamore Dews,

Thank you so so much for just making my day just a bit brighter. I have so loved waking up to see what song you have chosen. So - thanks, all the best & see you on tour soon ๐Ÿคž

Thank you Jim, it's been a wonderful journey. Joy and peace.

Will miss seeing and hearing your gems every morning Jim! We have been spoilt with these masterpieces to start our days! Thank you and most importantly, well done on the Tip Jar’s contents going to Support Act!

Thank you for all of these. I'm unlikely to ever get to one of your amazing pub gigs, so this series has been a real gift. I'm hoping for Poets and Slaves in the watch party, if you're taking requests โค

Most fitting to complete this amazing series with this song. Thanks again SO MUCH for sharing your talents for a great cause, Jim. It's been a daily pleasure to see what you've created. ๐Ÿค—โœŒ๏ธ

Thank you for sharing these beautiful tunes with us Jim. So enjoyable to hear songs that I know done differently and songs that I haven’t heard before. I’m so glad I could contribute in such a small way to Support Act. They are needed more than ever right now. I’m sure that you’re itching to get back out on the road. I know a lot of us are excited to share that with you when the time comes. God Bless.

Thanks Jim... what a brilliant way it has been to start the day over the last few months. I’m sure the beneficiaries of the great work ‘Support Act’ do appreciate your kindness while entertaining all of us.

What a great song to close with Jim. Thank you very much for your songs which have been my daily highlights during lockdown. May the tip jar runneth over ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–

Perfect ending to what has been a fantastic series. Appreciate your time and efforts Jim, dont underestimate how good this was for so many of us. Cheers

Thankyou for giving us a life times worth music in a time of restrictions and lockdowns. It was fantastic. Long live the Oils.

Great series Jim, thanks ๐Ÿ™Œ

Thanks for a wonderful set of songs Jim. I’ve looked forward to listening in each morning๐Ÿ‘

What a great tune to finish on - I don’t even feel the need for an encore. Thanks Jim, and hope to see you all as soon as “this” is all over.

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Today's TipJar song is from Midnight Oil's 'Diesel And Dust'. I'm very proud of this one, it encapsulated the whole desert experience for me. Hard to put into words that epic landscape, tradition, law, humour and the sense of the struggle of aboriginal people against white apathy, bureaucracy and systematic media bullshit and land grabbing. The land is their law, their link to the stars, the universe, their tjukurpa. Is, and always will be.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
Love and gratitude
Jim.
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I can fully appreciate why you're proud of Warakurna and the other songs on the album..'Diesel And Dust' is a classic..great start to the weekend..thanks Jim ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

This song is one the reasons why I live in the Centre! So good.

One of the best in your series Jim, bloody fantastic!

Ah! Nice. STRICT RULES - WARAKURNA. So said Andrew McMillan and the poster that came with the D&D release. This is one I’ve been waiting for. This just captures the breadth and depth of Australia. The beauty and the tragedy and the challenges. And the song and music just carries me the outback red centre dead heart. Every time I hear this song I certainly can breathe the diesel and dust! Loved hearing this many times of the GCT 2017. Thank you ๐Ÿ™!

Beautiful as always Jim. ๐Ÿ’ We reckon you go alright. Love from Tamborine. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Such a wonderful distinctly Australian song. Have always loved the guitar sound in this tune, sounds even better stripped back! Brilliant.

Brilliant! Cheers from NJ. Thanks Jim!

OMG I was hoping you'd cover this one... thank you - your honest, raw renditions are always so beautiful - this one is stellarโญ๏ธ

Absolutely sublime, one of my favourite Oils songs. That version was magical Jim, thanks so much for brightening my day โค๏ธ

Wow a 24 hour segue that was worth waiting for. A great song this one, the best MO song you have written IMHO. The song which mentions the albums name, the song which encapsulates life in the Western Desert, a song which takes pride and place on the number 1 Australian rock album of all time. Thanks.

Absolute best. Played this driving into Warakurna back in 2015. So significant.

Fark Me.... I'm going to have to start listening to LP's which came out after 1981.... This song is good, very good in fact. Thanks.

Thanks for the ear worm... This will stay in my head for hours! Love it!

And so you should be proud of this one Jim...for me this song is the shining star on top of the Midnight Oil tree, my all time favourite piece of music and words. Listening to you strip this back has given me goosebumps. I would be very interested to hear how the lyrics came about and who of the four of you listed in the credits was responsible for what pieces of this absolutely killer anthem. Once again...thank you, thank you, thank you. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค

You should be proud of that one, it’s a masterpiece.

Stunning - one of my favourites too. Go raibh maith agat, Seamus

You just know Warakurna had to follow Arctic World. Now the universe is complete. Thank you Jim.

WOW!!!! That was freaking awesome! It's like others have said, you guys in your music is timeless. I'm just going to drive up and down the highway with my radio as high as it can go and sing along again. Thanks for everything Jim and Christabel and whoever else is there we are so grateful ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Beautiful Jim. Love this song, I rate Diesel and Dust in my top 10 albums of all time. (10 is a slightly arbitrary and shifting number ๐Ÿ˜‰) Of course I'm not the first Aussie to drive around central Australia blasting Diesel and Dust but what a great soundtrack when experiencing the very places you've written about. Awesomeness.

If those opening chords don’t get your hairs standing on end, then you need a check-up. Truly one for the archives.

Fabulous ๐Ÿ’– Every single time I return to Australia, this is the song I have playing in my headphones as the plane lands ๐Ÿ’–

Gold! and so you should be proud of such an important song; not to mention such a great song too. Thanks Jim.

Love that song Jim...what a lovely acoustic version...thanks a million for your music and your tip jar series

Brilliant! Takes me right back to when I first heard D&D way back in ‘88 in my early forestry days ๐Ÿ‘

Fantastic. Transitioned seamlessly from yesterday. D&D what a gift! Highlight was seeing the whole album played live on reconciliation day in Canberra last year. Mind you, I always wonder why it's not just simply conciliation we're striving for. Thanks Jim!

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2 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

This song is from Midnight Oil's 'Diesel And Dust'. I wrote it quickly and it was in circulation, but wasn't confident it would make it onto the record because it was slow. Warne Livesey our producer liked it however, and suggested we put a string arrangement onto it. Warne and I wrote an arrangement and went into EMI Studio A in Castlereagh Street to record it with Martin Benge engineering. Martin as a young man was an assistant on many sessions by The Beatles and was highly respected by the string players and now was the manager of the studio. And the fact he had worked with The Fab Four went down well with me as well. One of the fiddle players was Wayne Goodwin, who had played with Emmylou Harris and Crosby Stills and Nash, and we became friends after that: he played on 'In The Valley' from Earth And Sun And Moon and 'Pastoral Scene' from Alas Folkloric. One thing leads to the other.
Anyway I digress, Warne's arrangement was superb and as it went down it sounded so good through the huge studio speakers, so exotic, like smoke and mist writhing around a Himalayan mountain.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
Love and gratitude
Jim.
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Thank you ever so much, the pleasure has been all ours! To you Jim Moginie. A life time of thanks , literally. Cheers mate!

Beautiful Jim! Thank you once again. Did anyone else automatically start singing ‘There is enough...๐ŸŽถ There is enough...๐ŸŽถ’ in their heads at the end or was that just me with Diesel & Dust encrypted in my brain forever?

Beautiful haunting version! Thank you Jim.

We’re all going to miss these morning sessions, Jim. This song is still so relevant today just like the Oils.

Genius song Jim. Was pleased to hear it in the flesh in Canberra on reconciliation day last year for the first time in a million years during the Diesel end to end part of the Setlist. Now, talking of which, you boys have done Diesel track by track and 10-1 in the same vein at Fremantle, and almost all of HI at Selinas. You know what’s missing don’t you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ–

was lucky enough to record with Wayne-maximum respect for the musician and the man

“Like smoke and mist”.... This is so gorgeous and hit me in the heart! You speak so poetically Jim.... I’m going to miss these tunes and your generosity!

A fabulous rendition, once again...I was subconsciously waiting for the gorgeous segue into Warakurna ๐Ÿ˜. Always great hearing some of the back story, too. As an aside, I vaguely remember an interview you did on Triple J waaaay back when, on the release of the Fuzzface EP. You mentioned that you didn't have much confidence in your voice (I think 'fragile' was the adjective you used). I'm sure you don't feel the same way about it these days! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I remember this being played at the Canberra stadium on the Diesel & Dust tour way back in the lat 80's. A shimmering red/orange light at the base of centre stage created a campfire atmosphere, it was truly delightful.

Brilliant

Loving these but please reduce all the effects on your vocals

Beautiful thank you Jim ๐Ÿ’–

Like smoke and mist writhing around a Himalayan mountain, I'll never get that out of my mind, that's beautiful. I love this song..

Whoah! (See what I did there!). Beautiful song. How apt is the lyric “I want to meet the President of a country without sense”!!

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A great version thanks Jim. I too was imagining the seague into the next song Warakurna, which I humbly consider to be one of the best MO songs you have ever written.

D&D was ground breaking, one of the greatest albums of all time. Artic World, I think is the perfect song before Warakurna. Jim, you have taken us on a beautiful journey with this rendition, something I'm sincerely greatful for. And I agreed with everyone, there already has been much superlatives as to the merit of your efforts these last number of weeks. Keep well. ๐Ÿ’š

I’ve got chills This is such an emotive song. Thanks again Jim

Yes, the strings add a lot to the album version, but still loving these stripped down songs! Thank!

Beautiful, elegant and full of meaning. Thank you Jim.

One of the best. Love that descending major scale line. Also, this song has that major 3 chord just before the chorus that also appears in Blue Sky Mine. I'd be hard pressed to think of any other songs that use that

Jim, you are great composer... a reference! Hugs from Brazil!

oh wow this gave me chills - closed my eyes & I swear it was Lennon...(he totally would've wanted to sing this). What a gift this song is...thank you xx

Oh yes ๐Ÿ˜ was singing this in the car today lol

Thank you, Mr. Moginie. You’ve influenced my own writing so much more than I can write here. We adore you!

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Today's TipJar song is "The Carnival Is Over", originally a Russian folk song ะ˜ะท-ะทะฐ ะพัั‚ั€ะพะฒะฐ ะฝะฐ ัั‚ั€ะตะถะตะฝัŒ about the Cossack Stenka Razin. It was first published circa 1883, and here adapted with English-language lyrics written by Tom Springfield (after he went to Brazil and saw the Rio Carnival) for Australian band The Seekers in 1965. The song became The Seekers' signature recording, and the band have customarily closed their concerts with it ever since its success in late 1965. The track spent three weeks at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in November and December 1965. The song also topped the Australian charts (for six weeks, from 4 December 1965) and reached No.1 in the Irish Charts for two weeks. It has been covered by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Boney M, and used in the TV series The Twilight Zone.
I have always loved this song and heard The Seekers play it in Hobart on their 50th anniversary tour a few years ago. It's the perfect concert closer. This is the music of my childhood essentially, and means much more than just tapping your foot: it's embedded like a tick in the underbelly of the brain. People talk about Midnight Oil's music in the same way sometimes which is lovely, but the time and the place, the state of mind and what it means to you and the people you were with when you first heard something inveigles it in the core. Songs are deeply mysterious, and cool things.
For this I used my Crockenbacker electric 12 string.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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Hey there Jimmy boy, singing down the street so fancy free......

Ohhhh! What a Classic, & Surprise Jim! This Song holds some very Special Memories for me! Thankyou! ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽช

Love this, Seamus. What an outro! We may have to borrow that for a future version when we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2022. Keep having fun. Donated.

Pure Class

Hope not Mr M x

Great little tune, well done again Mr Moginie ๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful

Our collective hope is that the Jim Moginie carnival is in fact not over just yet. You have now taken things to another level with this one and I for one look forward to any other "deeply mysterious and cool things" that you have to offer us all. โค๏ธ

My parents used to play the Seekers a lot when I was a kid. A touch of melancholy and wanting more isn't a bad way to end a night for a band I guess!

My sister owned the LP! Wow what memories you've surfaced x

Love that guitar outro , A new carnival is coming . POSITIVITY !

Thank you for this beautiful song.

Songs are indeed deeply mysterious, and cool things. Thank you Jim.

Great song but I don’t feel the carnival is over - hope to c u touring soon

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Love The Seekers and this is a cracking tune. Reminds me of being a kid sitting in the back seat of an old cortina with Mum & Dad playing The Seekers on the cassette deck, we were all bound for morning town, many miles away. Thanks Jim

Thanks Jim Moginie - a memory from my childhood. Donated direct to Support Act

The Seekers were my first great music- love. Never saw them perform but I did stand outside the Scots Church in Russell St when Judith Durham got married! And I never knew the origins of that song- which is one of my favourites. Thanks so much Jim.

Beautiful song! ๐Ÿ‘

Love a bit of Seekers Seamus. Personally I’m seeking those 2 new Oils albums but that’s another story ๐Ÿ–

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

From the 'Alas Folkloric' era, this was an extra track that appeared in odd places on the internet. It was written around about the time my father died. The time has passed to settle old scores, right the wrongs, fix the fences. Too late, the moment has passed. But hopefully, it's not too serious.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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Coffee in hand listening to u sing - great start to the day๐Ÿ˜

Good stuff Jim ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Another Ripper! Especially liked the end bit, &, the Photography! (I don't want to do a Countdown to the end of these! Will miss your Posts so much!) Thankyou Jim! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘‚

Another corker. ๐Ÿ˜Š

O to pick up a guitar and belt out a tune! Joy!

Such gusto You can see the love of your trade pumping through you Man what I ride it’s been

The sneaky mirror Wonder how many other songs we've missed it on ?

The end of the song and the photography at the end of the song, fabulous!!!

This song is going to be on my mind for a very long time. It's definitely a thought-provoking song. I could go on and on but I will just say thank you. One down and four to go ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

This would make a great addition to the vinyl ๐Ÿ˜‡

Nice one .Get on to it while you can . I wrote a song yesterday about the soul . JM style ( speed writing ) ur influence totally gave me the confidence to complete it . My Dad called , I read it to him . He was wrapped .Thank you Jim.

Love this....

Love this one!

Amazing!!

Brilliant. Again.

I really like how you tackle the big topics. I 'went' to an online farewell today, very appropriate. Another appropriate ending to the song :-)

I've heard this one live before, but didn't appreciate what it was really about. Another nice rocker. What's left for the final 4?? Can't wait for the return of the "Walking the Dog" tour - I've got the poster ready!

Mmmm a video with mirror techniques...Just need the smoke now....

Wonderful. Love the acoustic guitar. Thanks Jim

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Donโ€™t be sad ๐Ÿ˜ž Only 5 more TipJar songs to go! Tune in each day around 7am EST (Sydney time) for the final instalments! On Sunday weโ€™ll have a watch party if you have any spare coins to chuck/donate to #supportact ... See MoreSee Less

Donโ€™t be sad ๐Ÿ˜ž Only 5 more TipJar songs to go! Tune in each day around 7am EST (Sydney time) for the final instalments! On Sunday weโ€™ll have a watch party if you have any spare coins to chuck/donate to #supportact

 

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Jim, thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us and your generosity towards support act. It's been a great daily reminder that especially now during these difficult times, how much we need to help each other and care for each other. Thank you so much โค๏ธ

Thanks Jim. You’re a legend. Basement Flat would confirm you’re god like status. And the trilogy. And Written In The Heart. There’s 5.

We've been spoilt. Thanks JM!!

I can only echo the multiple statements already made here. So many fabulous songs, so many heartfelt performances...and all for the right reasons. I'm trying NOT to be sad, and will relish the last handful. Thanks so much once again for sharing your many talents with we - in the immortal words of John Cleese in Monty Python's 'The Architects' sketch - "non-creative garbage". ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๏ธ

Thank you Jim.

These have been such a joy each and every day. Thank you Jim for all your wonderful efforts. Has truly been a highlight to look forward to during these difficult times. โค๏ธ

Thank u again - has been so enjoyable & cant wait for the watch party

This had been super Jim. Every morning I sit down with the family (wife and 3 young kids) and we listen to the JM song of the day. My kids love Oils music and the solo stuff so they’re familiar with a lot of the tunes. It’s been fun for all of us hearing the stripped back versions. And gives me licence to say “when i saw the Oils play the enmore/Cronulla leagues/Caringbah inn/hordern/Ent cent/SCG/Filmore/Webster hall etc etc” and reminisce about all those dynamite shows. Or have my daughter talk about “seeing Jimbo genie at the surf club” (ie Bombie bar). You’ve brought something really special to these challenging times. Thank you Jim!

It has been a fantastic journey! Thanks for your kindness and generosity Jim. Can't wait to listen to the Makarrata songs!

Thankyou for This! Think you know how much I've Appreciated & Loved These Posts! Watch Party will be Fantastic! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘‚

I'll miss waking up with your songs! Thank you for doing this all this time!

You did a wonderful job in encouraging us to donate for support act. Thanks a lot for those precious moments listening you.

It’s been a fun ride! And I’ve been happy to donate a few times.

Five more? What about the encore?? lol

Bugger ! I’ve become used to my daily Jim & breaky combo. You’ve definitely improved the starts to my day. Thanks Jim

Nice job Jim.๐Ÿ’š Well done on pushing hard for the musicians out there, they are so important to the community. And 7am each morning has certainly been a highlight of my day. ๐Ÿ’š Keep well.

Whhhhaaaaaat? It’s been wonderful Jim. Thank you so much

This was great, i really Love this series. And Matty ist right: there should be an Encore... ;)

Thank you Jim. You have made a fantastic contribution to many during these strange times

Loved every bit of this Jim, thank you so much for sharing

It’s been a blessing to get these Jim. I hope they find their way on to a recording we can buy through BandCamp. I really want the lot in one collection! Please?

Ditto

Attention: Deslea Edwards! Here it is! Says 7am Sunday Morning! WooHoo! The Anticipation! I'll be up Early! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘

Thanks Jim- a privileged journey

Thanks Jim. Wish it could go forever.... So many good songs There is a couple of albums which we would gladly buy

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

TipJar song #63 is from Midnight Oil's 'Breathe.' It's an environmental song and still very au courante. I had the sketch of it and Pete added lots of lyrics and sang them beautifully. From memory, this was the first song that got recorded at the album sessions in Darling Harbour Studios, Ultimo, Sydney. It was essentially just a big rehearsal room, not a 'real' studio at all, and we brought some recording equipment in to get the ideas down. Malcolm Burn the producer suggested the key change in the chorus and played guitar as well: it all went down live off the floor. I added the spacey theremin guitar in New Orleans where we finished and mixed the record. I'm sure Malcolm mixed in some traffic noise by putting a microphone outside the window as we recorded it, as if the world itself was doing backing vocals. This is a very halting and shakey version, apologies, but I loved singing this one, it's a warts and all tribute.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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Such great Lyrics! Your Posts have definitely "Saved" me Jim! Thankyou! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒ

I was SO thrilled when you and the other Oils played this one in Boston 3 years ago.

A lot of love for Breathe outside of Australia. One of the better songs off that album Jim, although there is a recording around, on the tank, where the Oils are smashing this out at Penrith Leagues and it sounds grouse

No one, no one is like our rolling stone, Dear Mr. Moginie!

More Jim Mogine followers would be a good start at saving the the planet !

PLEASE SAVE ME! Great song, thanks guys ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถโœŒ๏ธ Still looking for a place in the country.

Awesome, keep them coming ๐Ÿ‘ Can I just say a massive thank you for all the enjoyment your music has given me over the years, through the good and the bad times the Oils have always been there for me, thanks again ๐Ÿ‘

I'd love to see you do Comfortable Place on the Couch. An underrated, underplayed gem bringing different colours.

Love it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Brilliant version. My favorite song off Breathe

Such an underrated album. Great stuff, Lovin it. ๐Ÿ’š Interested in how the song title came about? Was it simple association to the 'environment'... Curious. Keep well Jim

One of my favourite songs by Midnight Oil. Still hoping to hear it live some time

Great version Jim - my fav from Breathe ๐Ÿ‘

I have always thought the triplet/trilogy of Bring on the Change, Home and E-beat on Breathe worked so well together - despite their inherent differences. Breathe will always have a special place in my world. Another example of musical brilliance and the craft of songwriting. These vignettes are enlightening, informative and quite moving in a way. Thanks Jim Moginie

Jim, these are all great to hear! Thanks so much!

Love this song, Jim! Great version, thanks man!!!

Awesome version of one of my faves from Breathe. Now I have to study E beat tomorrow to listen for the traffic noise. Thanks for the homework Jim! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Interesting to know this was the first that was recorded. When I bought the album it was an immediate favourite. Thanks for this rendition!

Great song! Love these lyrics, so much poetry in your songs.

My favourite song off the album

Wow! I'm a little behind due to FB absence. One of my favorite songs. I'm listening to these at night before going to bed...makes me smile and relax for sleep. Thank you so much for all of these beautiful songs, beautiful shakey and painfully honest live renditions, and trying to contribute fundraising for Support Act. Heart of Gold.

One of my faves from Breathe - you've captured its essence, despite the very much stripped-down arrangement. A splendid job, yet again. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Quite the vocal range!

Juste un grand bravo pour ton talent

Love this song Jim, love this version โค๏ธ

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

TipJar song #62, on electric Sunday, is a single from 'Alas Folkloric' my first solo record. Written as an answer to the eternal question 'wherever you go, there you are' it deals with the issue of running away believing you can get rid of all your problems by just LEAVING. So the astronaut in the song (yes there is one) is in a state of denial. The clip we made for this was rather good, with a modest budget backed by the wonderful John O'Donnell at EMI/Virgin as it was called then. To make it I flew to Melbourne in the morning at 6 am returning to Sydney the same day. It was a couple of young film makers with a green screen, an old piano and a camera. I had a compulsory manicure to be acceptable to the makeup person. Unlike some clips, their vision suited the song, with loads of space shots, people being shot out of cannons and machines going wrong. And I wore a space suit, which we used again with The Break's 'Space Farm' a few years later. As someone with a science degree, this could be a blocked unconscious wish, maybe I missed my calling.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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Ripper of a song!

Wherever you go, you do indeed take yourself with you. Nice work!

Great jim

Bloody oath. I always loved that song Jim. Now it’s etched into my personal music vault with no chance of escape. Talk about kicking kangaroos. Thank you mate. Magnificent!!

Some songs you need to stand for...... This is one of them!

You absolutely did not miss your calling!

Gotta love the roaring guitar on this one! Looking forward to hearing it on the LP later this year.

Another great version of an older song. You certainly didn't miss your calling, as you take a somewhat scientific approach to music. 'wherever you go, there you are' oh, yeah for sure. Whether we like or not :-)

Electric Sundays ROCK ๐Ÿค˜

Great song, I have to say, I love electric Sunday!!!

Awesome as always, cheers Jim, hope all the Oils are ok ๐Ÿ‘

Really looking forward to have the compilation of the Alas Folkloric songs as part of your current Kickstarter campaign. They all sound amazing.

Jim , I feel we all have at sometime in our lives just thought about hoping in the car & just driving - leaving - that life has to be better by getting away. Oh - great song

Have always enjoyed this song and love this version. Also highlights the elite guitar playing of Jim - great stuff.

Great job! Thank you Jim!

"Ground Control to Major Jim" Thoroughly Enjoyed This, & the Story about the Space Suit! (I'll Never forget the first time I saw "The Break" in them! So unexpected & Unique." ) Thankyou, as always, for a great start to Sunday! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

Another GREAT song from this album. ๐Ÿฅฐ Looking forward to getting this on vinyl ๐Ÿ’—

1st time heard, very cool. Thank you Jim ๐Ÿ’š

What a glorious racket to start the day! ๐Ÿ˜

That song is way cool...โญ๏ธ

I know it’s a new song and all, but is there any chance of a Jim version of Tarkine on the piano / guitar?

This song always seemed like a great companion to the title track of Earth and Sun and Moon: "In the morning we will wake up and take to the air / Look back at the planet - I'm glued to my chair". Love this rendition. With just electric guitar and vocals, it's reminding me of Neil Young's "Le Noise".

"Organised despair". What a great way to describe aspects of our day, life and the world. But still seems to have a sense of optimism to it, at least to me! This could have been on one of several Oils albums I think. It rocks! And love the space suit - and the fact it resurfaced for The Break's Spacefarm! Just too cool! thanks

Huge song , great sound, fellow spaceman .

Quality!

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Todays TipJar song #61 is from Midnight Oil's 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. This is presented the way it was written, on the piano. Synth pulses, string machines, exploding drums and guitars and Pete's wonderful vocal are sadly absent, but if you were an archaeologist this would be at the lowest level, the genesis of it. It was fun recording it at The Townhouse in London with Nick Launay, no idea was disallowed and everything up for grabs. I think it came together pretty fast.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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OMG! I've got Goosebumps! Absolutely Magnificent Version Jim! Atmospheric Plus! Thankyou for a great start to Saturday! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

Always loved these behind the curtain tracks on the LPs. Songs like this and scream in blue, tin legs and tin mines, etc. The songwriting prowess and craft impressed more each time I hear them especially stripped down like this. Donated and thank you

They say that sounds, along with smells, are the greatest trigger of long-buried memories. As soon as I heard those opening notes, I was taken back to that faraway time when I first heard 10-1. Hairs immediately stand on end, eyes close, and smiles starts to appear. You have absolutely made my day with this one!! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

What a great song, I was just leaving my old campground after a really nice visit with an old friend, rolled down my windows, turned up the volume and had a great sing along. Thank you so much ๐ŸŽถ

A little world weary, a little more to fear. Well-played Jim. Ranked #2 of 61, only behind Is It Now.

Nice Jim! Have you done a film score or soundtrack. Your compositions are ideal for an indie film or Hollywood feature I think. Thanks for sharing your songs with us๐Ÿ‘

Brilliant! One of my favourite Oils album opening tracks. It's the most synth music the band has recorded, along with "Harrisburg".

Okay, sorted - first song on the setlist on the JM solo tour around the country once we’re out of lockdown.

Just brilliant, everyone chip in a couple a bucks to help out... thank you

I recently met an ecologist trying to preserve the Mopoke ( Tawny frogmouth owl ) in Victoria - There is much to be learnt from your lyrics , Thank you .

it sounds even more eerie when it is done like this...thanks Jim.

Wow Jim- Pete better watch it - this was just as good as he sings it.

Wow ... that's a wonderful archeological find, loved it. But I couldn't help myself, I still had to do Rob's drumming! ๐Ÿฅ Always loved the instrumental version of this as well, a fantastic slice of music, packed with interesting layers.

Was the perfect opener at Selina's 13.04.17. Set the mood for an epic night and the knowledge that only Strong could follow!

Brilliant Jim! I remember hearing this for the first time. Thank you. Donation made. ๐Ÿ™

I’ve always found this a really haunting tune... it gives so much more depth to the lyrics because of that. You play so beautifully Jim... We have a number of arts friends who have been deeply affected by the lack of financial support during this crisis. I despair at how we will pick up the pieces of a decimated industry. Your daily offering is so generous and has now become part of my morning ritual. Many thanks ๐Ÿ™

Entrancing! Thank you!

Love this Jim. Every time I hear this I remember my first playing of 10-1, the tensions of the time & the numerous cassettes I wore out listening to this album!

One of the things I love about Jim doing these songs is that on a lot of them when you peel back the instruments the song takes on a more powerful meaning! This one is great!

My favorite album by FAR!!

Stripped down to just the basics, gives me goosebumps. ( In a good way of course).

That piano sounds amazing

Thanks Jim... such an awesome album opener. The calm before we get smashed with Strong ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–

My goodness, that was beautiful. Thank you. Memories flooding back of Kooyong back in the day.

๐Ÿ˜ Thanks Jim. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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3 weeks ago

Jim Moginie

Tip Jar song #59 was a co-write with Neil Finn, this song is the title of his first solo album after the split up of Crowded House. We did a few other collaborations on the album, and it was a rare pleasure to work with him. I don't have much recollection of how this particular one came together but it started with the little riff (played on the piano here) and went from there. We recorded it in NZ with me playing acoustic, omnichord, a horn sample and a fuzz guitar and Neil on piano and us both on 'footstep percussion.' Then I went off to tour with Midnight Oil and make 'Breathe' while Neil carried on with it, adding Pete Thomas from The Attractions on drums and Sebastian Steinberg on bass. I have a very soft soft spot for this, which is why it popped into my head, and this is a tribute.
Hope you like these shakey and painfully honest live renditions of whatever tunes popped into my mind at the time. If you do, PLEASE go the tip jar or the BUTTON and donate to #supportact, who do great work for the well being of artists and crew people in their darkest hour, in their time of greatest need. Even if you don't like the song, you can donate! Thereโ€™s never been a better time. Link in bio or supportact.org.au/donate-now/
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Good job mate.

Jim Moginie I had no idea you had written that with Neil. I always suspected the line “he said come here as he pushed me down, impossible to do, in high heels” was a reference to the late great Paul Hester after an incident when Hessie was “inebriated” and gave Neil a shove while saying “come here” before a concert. Love this album, fantastic songs all the way.

Stunning Jim! Always thought this track and the whole album had a sadness running through it. On the plus side met you last year on more or less the exact same spot I met Neil and Johnny Marr in around 2002 so that’s nice. Must be on a ley line ๐Ÿ˜€

Great rendition of a fabulous song. Ripper of an album, too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you Jim, welcome back โœŒ๏ธ

I’ve always loved this song, so beautiful, so haunting. Thanks for creating it. Such a lovely rendition & thanks for the back story.

Would love to hear you have a go at Loose Tongue :)

This album of Neil’s is one of my all time favourites. Thank you for sharing Jim! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ

Neil Finn, Don Walker, Jim Moginie - some of Oz's (and the world's) best songwriters. And some magic collaborations between them all! Beautiful song and wonderful version.I recall seeing Neil Finn headline a free gig at the Domain during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It was a magic day - topped off with a stellar performance. The "backing band" was phenomenal - with Mr Moginie on guitar and Wendy & Lisa of Prince fame being multi-instrumentalists.

Wow!!

An amazing song and a really lovely take on it. Thank you for sharing Jim.

Beautiful! Great album that was!

It’s an awesome song Jim from a top album.

Love this one!

So beautiful, welcome back.

Welcome back. What a great song!

Love that album, some great songs, lyrics & tones

I’ve always loved that song! Thanks for a great version!

I adore that you collaborated with Neil on Try Whistling This. And this song, one of my sweet treasures!

Had something of a ‘message to my girl’ feel. Thanks Jim ๐Ÿ™

Welcome Back Jim and thank you

Hey Jim Moginie I introduced myself to you after Neil Finn's solo and acoustic show at the Seymour Centre (Sydney Uni) in 2010! Excited when I watched Neil play songs live on the night. My excitement doubled after I met you! You're both prolific songwriters. Hope you and Neil will co-write again in the future. Donated - payday today ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful, as Always Jim, & the Back Story is Amazing too! So glad you're back! Thankyou! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘

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4 weeks ago

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The microphone and everything that goes with it. Alas no song today due to internet woes: uploading large video files are an issue tho photographs like this are not. We are up to 58 TipJar songs and going strong. More to come.. but go to my igtv to see the previous TipJar tunes ...and the point is ...head to the link in the bio and donate whatever you can to #supportact or SUPPORTACT.org.au who do wonderful work for artists and crew in their time of need x Jim ... See MoreSee Less

The microphone and everything that goes with it. Alas no song today due to internet woes: uploading large video files are an issue tho photographs like this are not. We are up to 58 TipJar songs and going strong. More to come.. but go to my igtv to see the previous TipJar tunes ...and the point is ...head to the link in the bio and donate whatever you can to #supportact or SUPPORTACT.org.au who do wonderful work for artists and crew in their time of need x Jim

 

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Those pics are great. We’ll just have to survive on the one year Memories of Manchester for today. Somebody get a service truck out to the Moginie household stat! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Well hopefully it will get fixed soon in the meantime we are all here, and we are all enjoying memories from last year for sure!

Great pic!

What beautiful handicraft! I have piano envy.๐Ÿ˜†

Thank you for all the hard work. Enjoy this very much.

Very nice. U87

No doubt it will be worth the wait, thank you for all the stories and song so far.

Nevertheless: Thank You for a great series of Tunes so far...

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