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Song for Sunday – Teach your children by CSNY

With the start of semester on Monday, I looked for a song with some connection to study or uni. It was pretty hard. There are quite a few negative ones (e.g., Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”), inappropriate ones … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Child in Time

Child in Time (Deep Purple) Warning – graphic war images. I’m not sure how many people realise that “Child in Time” by Deep Purple is an anti-war song. The official music video doesn’t highlight the anti-war message , but this … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Imagine (by Playing for Change)

This performance of John Lennon’s Imagine by Playing For Change (a “multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music”) is a wonderful song to end the Anzac Day weekend. You may say I’m a … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

Today is Anzac Day, the centenary of Gallipoli. World War 1 was supposed to be the war to end all war, but we haven’t learnt the lessons of the past. This quote by Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us that peace does … Continue reading

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Anzac Day – Lest we forget the wrong things

I’ll be going to an Anzac day service for the first time this year. It’s not because it’s the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, nor have I suddenly discovered the true meaning of Australia’s “most sacred day”. It’s simply because Alexa … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

But the band played Waltzing Matilda, when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs, then we started all over again. And those that were left, well we tried to survive, in that mad … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – One

I admit it, I’m a Metallica fan. “One” is a  powerful song with an anti-war theme. The video for the song uses clips from the 1971 movie Johnny got his gun. It’s about a soldier being trapped in his body … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Nuclear

“Nuclear” by Mike Oldfield (from Man on the Rocks, 2014) was inspired by the experience of his grandfather in World War I and the impact the war had on his family. In an interview with the Telegraph, Oldfield said he … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – I was only 19

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? And night time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M.16? And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Foolish Notion

Why do we kill people who are killing people To show that killing people is wrong What a foolish notion That war is called devotion When the greatest warriors are the ones that stand for peace My start in working … Continue reading

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