Jim Moginie is feeling fresh.
2 days ago
I've got a 5 track EP coming out on Thursday. My third EP in as many years, all material recorded in 2016 in my studio. I felt putting it out before (or even as) the Oils' hit the road was timely, if not just to park these 3 EPs as one body of work, but also anticipating another body of work yet to arrive, fingers crossed.
It's called 'Armies of The Heart'. The theme of the EP is love and loss and rebirth, universal themes to be sure, perhaps these tunes may resonate. In any case they all seemed to glom together into one solid group, even falling into some kind of natural order, rolling out a little like Elisabeth Kubler Ross and her Five Stages of Grieving manifest.
I wrote, sang, played all the instruments pretty much except the amazing Lozz Benson on drums on a couple of tracks and a co-write with Neil Murray. I hope you enjoy it, and receive it in the cheerful spirit in which it was made.
Will let you know more of the where to find it as the days progress, and hopefully see you out on the road somewhere between Wollongong, Canberra, Manchester and Birdsville. ... See MoreSee Less
Cool.. Got my signed copy if the colour wheel today.... Been listening to the digital copy for a while.. Love working while listening
Sweet can't wait
See you in London again Jim! Looking forward to the new tunes
Great News Jim! Looking forward to hearing it! (Even better, see you & the Boys in 3days time! And then in Canberra too! Can't wait!) 😆😉 🖑
Kubler Ross would have been proud, I'm sure
Looking forward to it, especially with the theme. And can't wait to see you in Canberra woohoo I'm excited lol
Great news. Oceanic for the win.
Well that is awesome news, catch you and the lads in Canberra, can't wait!
Ok... Did I miss something... Where can I buy this?
Thanks Jim. Hope it’s half as good as the new 12 track Oils album 🖐
How wonderful! I can’t wait to hear it x
Looking forward to your new music Jim. Enjoyed seeing you and The Family Dog late last year at The Espy. Will see you in Gelsenkirchen.
Can’t wait to hear it!
Well that sounds very good!! And I bet it does.
Barb Orford ... for Robbie - The Family Dog are performing at GOMA in Brisbane on 2 August xxx
"anticipating another body of work"? I sure hope that it's....
Ahhhhh, after a crappy weekend of bad news, heres some great news
Terrific Jim, can't wait.
Looking forward to this. Will you have them for sale at Anita’s on Thursday?
We’ll all be lining up for signed copy!
Looking forward to it. Will see all of them on CD?
Hey Jim! Laura and I will see you guys in Dublin and London. Tied in perfectly with our trip to London. We just added a two-day side trip to Dublin. Looking forward to seeing and hearing you.
Awesome Jim! Looking forward to my first listen. 👂 👂 👂
The ever rising anticipation of the Oils on the road and now new music from you to top it all off! It doesn’t get any better than this!! See you in Manchester-Dublin-London!!
So looking forward to it 🙂
Jim Moginie updated their cover photo.
2 days ago
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Men need there space right yjim"😆
Hmmm... maybe I SHOULD have taken that right turn at Albuquerque
3 days ago
Thanks for all the great birthday wishes. I’m humbled. Had a great day with family and love in the air. Despite a #cantalwaysgetwhatyouwant election result, and all the inevitable soul searching, #youjustmightfindyougetwhatyouneed. ... See MoreSee Less
A bit late to the party Jim, but happy birthday from Dublin!!!
Happy happy birthday, Jim!!!
Happy belated birthday from Portugal. Looking forward to see you in Mannheim. Pedro & Rute
A great attitude Jim. Happy Birthday.
Here’s hoping, Jim. Many happy returns
Happy belated birthday from the Netherlands sir.
Happy belated to you, Jim 👊🏻
All the best, Jim. Great pic, btw.
Happy belated birthday Jim! 🥂
Happy Birthday, Jim.
Happy birthday Jim. 🙂
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite songwriters!!!! Happy Birthday, Mr. Moginie!
Happy birthday Seamus!
Happy birthday to you!! 😎🖐🏻
Cheers Jim! Glad you had a great Birthday! 🎂🍷🍾
well i hope these newly elected extremist neo cons will inspire you for a massive new Oils album (Redneck Wonderland 2?) it will definitely inspire my punk band in Sydney. joyeux anniversaire Jim.
Happy birthday Jim. Great photo - rising from the ashes-esque
Happy birthday Jim, I'm greatful that I was there to celebrate it in Chicago in 2017. To hear 10 -1 in its entirety live made me feel like it was my birthday too.
Happy birthday Jim. Great stones quotes. 👌🏻
Great point Jim. And Happy Birthday! xo
Happy Birthday! See you in Dublin!
Happiest of Birthdays Jim.
All the very best wishes.
Happy Birthday Jim!
A Joyful, Blessed Birthday To You Mate!
Hope you have a great year Jim
1 week ago
Snapped in 1978 somewhere near Sydney’s Wynyard Station by snapper Phillip Morris. In rehearsal with these lads (Bones instead of Bear) getting ready for the tour so I thought it was quite timely. Oh and thanks for the photo Tones. #olderbutwiser ... See MoreSee Less
Love it Jim. Best wishes to all the guys and enjoy the next shows
Looks like it could be Australia Square
✌💜 and Andrew James.
Love all 3 Oil's bass players over the years...bug a have a special love for Andrew and the first 2 Albums.
I wish you all joy, health & happyness for the upcoming tour 😘
Looking forward to see you guys again 💖
Bear looks like his on his way to school
Be really interesting to hear where and how Jim and Martin learned guitar.
You guys were very young and already playing songs with some pretty complex chord progressions.
41years of Musical Joy for me Jim! Can't believe in 8days I'll be seeing you guys Live Again! Gotta say Thanks for the Music & the Memories! 🖑🎸🎹🎤🎼
i think peter is laughing and saying to Rob you know Rob that hand gesture just might work
Brilliant Jim. Thanks for the share.
Back in the good old days. You guys sure did rock back then. Grew up listening to Midnight Oil (self titled), Head Injuries, and Bird Noises.Jim you are and were such an inspiration for me to learn guitar. Those tunes still make me shiver today.
I also have this and others from that era it reads the following on the bottom "Midnight Oil Sep '78 Rob tries out if 'the hand' would look good on a shirt. Photo Jan Paul
average age i am guesing 17
Onya , Jim ..
From our mutual friend ,
Jan Paul ..
I was going to ask where it was taken .. .. It's a long way from Chatswood , I reckon .. 😎👌🏾
Thanks for sharing cobber
A rare shot with Andrew James...
I loved Bears playing. He was way cool.
Did your Ma knit that beanie?
Now that takes me back.
Wow! Love 💜
Were we ever that young?
Have a brilliant tour.
I just love you guys and grateful to be alive at the same time on this planet to know your music so well. I have enjoyed you guys so much and have seen you so many times, it still isn’t enough. Thank you for the magic.
You lot look as if you were wagging school ;-)
Would you like to swap my spare Canberra ticket for your Thirroul ticket Jim? Hahaha 😳 maybe not.
Thank goodness we’re all still standing Jim. Bring it on! 💝
2 weeks ago
Guilty pleasure? No, it’s bloody good #jefflynne ... See MoreSee Less
love this-still got the single. best guitar sound ever. Roy Wood my hero
Awesome. Do Ya Is one of my faves too.
There's a Paul Weller song sounds like that
Def on my bucket list! Music that moves you, love his underproduced/acoustic stuff. A giant for sure...
Yes! My man!
I remember the outcry in the 70s for ELO’s use of backing tapes for live performances ... just a sequencer by another name 😏
My favourite Elo tune ..Roy Wood was in the band at that time ..
My favourite ELO song.
too short !
Wow. Thanks! Great memories there.
Workspace relations #nerdalert #analogrecording ... See MoreSee Less
hey jim! can you give me an idea of some AC30 oils amp settings? can’t wait to see you guys in canberra
Clean up all those wires on the right
What's all this in aid of ..
Very awesome 👏
Does this all pack into Thunderbird 2?
At first glance I thought I saw a Korg MS 20.
Any Melbourne shows coming soon????
Nothing sounds quite like it.
Its 1979 in there"
Awesome.. Bet it's is warm sound.
miss that place ❤️ hope you’re well
Thunderbirds are go !!
Nice old Neve Jim, is that your setup
Who's speakers are they?
Tinkers in full flight. Seamus, Mad Dog, Liam amd Evelyn. I think I’m singing The Whistling Gypsy. Photo Christabel Blackman #alanhealyartist #irishmusicaustralia ... See MoreSee Less
Jim Moginie updated their cover photo.
3 weeks ago
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gave that two spins last week driving up north. brings back memories . love it.
Jim Moginie is feeling excited.
3 weeks ago
We have 10 copies each of the Colour Wheel CD and 2LP signed by Jim at the Reverberama warehouse! Get in quick.
From the SMH's review by respected music critic John Shand "The transparent, heat-haze shimmering of White was a perfect evocation of the absence of colour. It was hard to imagine anything more intrinsically pastoral than Irish Green, and Orange with Flecks of Blue was suitably manic. While Purple was not especially redolent of that colour to these ears it was a particularly effective composition with its dramatic dynamic contrasts. Black was rendered by manipulating live, unplugged guitar leads to create suitably dark electronic and percussive effects, and the brightest music, appropriately, was Orange.
The other guitarists were Michael Trifunovic, Kent Steedman, Alex Young, and Tim Kevin, with bassist Matthew Steffen and percussionist Sam Moginie. The music was entirely scored, with imaginative use of space, sparsity, density and different “colours” from the five guitars."
'The Colour Wheel' signed by Jim Moginie, by Jim Moginie's Electric Guitar Orchestra
13 track album ... See MoreSee Less
I had a hard time getting into it, but I appreciate it for what it is. It successfully accomplishes it's goals.
Phenomenal piece of music. Don't hesitate to buy it.
This release should come with a supply of pencils & art paper. It's that good. 😊🎨
6 copies left
Slow reveal of “The Ghost Who Walks", "Guardian of the Eastern Dark" or "The Man Who Cannot Die" ... See MoreSee Less
A robotic looking Paul Bunyon, it looks like an axe painted on his side.
Looks very menacing...
Paul McRedmond ..I can’t believe that he’s as big a fan of the Ghost Who Walks ....as you were / are
He had a radio show on RRR for years.
Clive Evatt and Peter Kingston.
Thanks Russell Hunt!!
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Wonderful! Absolutely worth a ❤️
Lambertia formosa I think. Cheers from an Aussie ratbag in Munich.
Bushus Australis is making me laugh way more than it should
Love the Blueys!
Jumped up for some behatted mandolin shredding with the wonderful Shane Howard Trio last night up in the Blue Mountains. Their stock in trade: beautiful lilting tunes to lift the heart and mind. Thanks for the conversation all. #goannafella Photo: Christabel Blackman ... See MoreSee Less
Rob getting some ready and willing drum assistant action in Kintore, 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Jim Moginie is in Gallipoli, Turkey.
4 weeks ago
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Apologies for the length of this but Julian Grenfell’s poem, Into Battle is always on my mind on these days...
The naked earth is warm with spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s gaze glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze;
And life is colour and warmth and light,
And a striving evermore for these;
And he is dead who will not fight;
And who dies fighting has increase.
The fighting man shall from the sun
Take warmth, and life from the glowing earth;
Speed with the light-foot winds to run,
And with the trees to newer birth;
And find, when fighting shall be done,
Great rest and fullness after dearth.
All the bright company of Heaven
Hold him in their high comradeship,
The Dog-Star, and the Sisters Seven,
Orion’s Belt and sworded hip.
The woodland trees that stand together,
They stand to him each one a friend;
They gently speak in the windy weather;
They guide to valley and ridge’s end.
The kestrel hovering by day,
And the little owls that call by night,
Bid him be swift and keen as they,
As keen of ear, as swift of sight.
The blackbird sings to him, ‘Brother, brother,
If this be the last song you shall sing,
Sing well, for you may not sing another;
In dreary, doubtful, waiting hours,
Before the brazen frenzy starts,
The horses show him nobler powers;
O patient eyes, courageous hearts!
And when the burning moment breaks,
And all things else are out of mind,
And only Joy of Battle takes
Him by the throat, and makes him blind,
Through joy and blindness he shall know,
Not caring much to know, that still
Nor lead nor steel shall reach him, so
That it be not the Destined Will.
The thundering line of battle stands,
And in the air Death moan and sings;
But Day shall clasp him with strong hands,
And Night shall fold him in soft wings.
Bravest of the brave.
Remembering their sacrifice from here in the US
Say a prayer of thanks for me.
More 1984. Pictured: George Orwell and filmmaker Ray Argall. #1984themovie #midnightoilband ... See MoreSee Less
Great doco. Congrats to all involved!
Hey Dom Lavers how was the movie?
Lol. Mr. Orwell could never play guitar like that!
He's a lovely fella.
This was a fantastic evening. Great to see 1984 on the big screen again and a really informative Q&A afterwords. Nice to have a quiet chat with Jim as well. Terrific bloke. Went with my 18 yo daughter who's as big an oils fan as I am. We saw them 6 times in 2017. Well worth the drive from Albury. 🎸🎸🎸
Great to see you in Canberra the other week, Jim!
Love your work Mr. Orwell!
Ministry of Art
In The End by Jim and The Family Dog. Video made up of footage taken on a road trip to Central Australia last year. There wasn’t a video budget as such, so we just went and made it ourselves! ❤️
'In The End' Jim Moginie & The Family Dog. From the album 'Bark Overtures'. http://radi.al/BarkOvertures
Directed by Jim Moginie and Christabel Blackman. ... See MoreSee Less
Great track Jim👍🏻 Beatles vibe too
Plus a little bit of candid old footage? Love it!
Fantastic v.Strayan clip and awesome guitars!
Mon tres cher Jim, tu es le son de Midnight Oil. je t'aime. a bientot sur scene!!! 🙏🏼
Love your no budget videos Mogenius and a top song too Jim Moginie x
I like everything
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An Irish music setlist. #diddlyaye #kezfiddle ... See MoreSee Less
'Harmonium' as in, 'Music For A Found...'? TUNE!!
Ashokan Farewell? Lovely tune...
So enjoyed this set with you and Doc Watson.
Keeping it Reel.
Diddy die diddy
Come to the National Folk Festival, more diddleaye than you can poke a bodhran at
I sent you a message further to our discussion in December. Any chance you could have a look?
Tonight talking 1984 with Ray Argall at the NFSA Canberra. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Jim Moginie, thanks for the Q&A tonight after the showing of 1984. It was great having the chance to hear you speak of the Oils and that time period. Cheers
See you there 😁
That would be amazing , jim ..
I zipped through Canberra the Wednesday the week before , ended up doing a trip from Eden all the way to Syd , via the coast ..
There are so many amazing spots along there , huh ?
I really enjoyed the film , 1984 ?!?
Well done ..
Time capsule ?? 😎
A typist, a stenographer and a secretary walk into a bar...(that’s if they were even allowed into the bar for a drink!). Sorry to have missed the screening Jim Moginie, has to give my tickets to a mate. Hope it went well
A few vinyl copies left of Bark Overtures in the Reverberama warehouse! Get yours before they disappear at jimmoginie.bandcamp.com/Meanwhile, in the real world, an explanation of the magical manufacturing process follows for we nerds. A record press is a machine for manufacturing vinyl records. It is essentially a hydraulic press fitted with thin nickel stampers which are negative impressions of a master disc. Labels and a pre-heated vinyl patty (or "biscuit") are placed in a heated mold cavity. Two stampers are used, one for each of side of the disc. The record press closes under a pressure of about 150 tons. The process of compression molding forces the hot vinyl to fill the grooves in the stampers, and take the form of the finished record.
In the mid-1960s, Emory Cook developed a system of record forming wherein the mold pressure was replaced by a vacuum. In this technique, the mold cavity was evacuated and vinyl was introduced in micro-particle form. The particles were then flash-fused instantaneously at a high temperature forming a coherent solid. Cook called this disc manufacturing technology "microfusion". A small pressing plant in Hollywood also employed a similar system which they maintained fused the particles more evenly throughout the disc thickness calling their product "polymax". Both claimed the resultant disc grooves exhibited less surface noise and greater resistance to deformation from stylus tip inertia than convention pressure molded vinyl discs. #nerdalert ... See MoreSee Less