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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obligations As Performers

What Obligations Do We Have As Performers?

  1. Take advantage of rehearsals - Know your songs really well, then turn up for rehearsals as many times as possible prior to your performance. Then turn up some more.
  2. Be ready to perform - Be prepared by having your music ready, and your vocals warmed up.
  3. Exercise - You'll be a better singer if you exercise regularly. Exercise every day.
  4. The Band - Give the band every opportunity to learn your music, so that they can do their best on performance day. Have your music ready, in the right key and written out clearly with no errors.
  5. Our Audience - Entertain the audience. Introduce your song, say a few words, sing your tune, and perform with passion.
  6. The Songwriter - Think about the songwriter, the lyrics and their meaning and the meaning (story) of the song. You'll give a better performance for doing so.
  7. Ourselves - Enjoy your performance. Enjoy every minute of it!

source - Leonie Alaimo (Club Member)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

To Be Australian

You know you're Australian if ...

  1. You know the meaning of 'girt'
  2. You know that stubbies can either be worn or drunk
  3. You think that it is normal to have a Prime Minister called Kevin
  4. You waddle when you walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in your wallet or purse
  5. You've made a bong out of your garden hose, rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden
  6. When you hear that an American 'roots for his team', you wonder how often and with whom
  7. You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds
  8. You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'
  9. You pronounce Penrith as 'Pen-riff'
  10. You believe that the 'L' in the word 'Australia' is optional
  11. You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas'
  12. You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep
  13. You call your best friend 'a total bastard', but someone you really, really despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'
  14. You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfect reasonable name for a place
  15. You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin
  16. You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga', but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'
  17. You believe that cooked-down axelgrease makes a good breakfast spread
  18. You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up .. at which point they again become Kiwis
  19. You know, whatever all the tourist books say, no one ever says 'cobber'
  20. You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of The Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'
  21. You believe, as an act of faith, that the confectionary known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year
  22. You still don't get why the 'Labor' in 'Australian Labor Party' is not spelt with a 'u'
  23. You wear ugg boots outside the house
  24. You believe that the more you shorten someone's name, the more you like them
  25. Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language
  26. You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, while 'scuse me' is always polite
  27. You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose
  28. You understand that 'you' has a plural, and that it's 'youse'
  29. You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle
  30. Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules of beach cricket
  31. You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'
  32. You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'
  33. When returning home from overseas, you expect to be brutally strip-searched by Customs - just in case you're trying to sneak in fruit
  34. You believe the phrase 'smart casual' refers to a pair of black tracky-daks, suitably laundered
  35. You understand that all train and doctor timetables are works of fiction
  36. When working at a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer
  37. You get choked up with emotion by the first verse of the national anthem, and then have trouble remembering the second
  38. You find yourself ignorant of nearly all the facts deemed essential in the government's new test for migrants

Friday, November 21, 2008

All Photos Now Posted - 2008 NOVEMBER 16 SOCIAL

Hi, everyone!

Our latest monthly social was held last Sunday, NOVEMBER 16. A very hot day (35C temperature was recorded inside our clubhouse at 1:00pm), then a huge electrical storm to cool things off. Fortunately, we missed the damaging hail this time. Several power outages also during the storm caused us to delay performances on the stage for about an hour or so for safety reasons. A good sized crowd filled our club house yet again.

All the photos (59 posted) taken during the afternoon are now available for viewing 24/7 by clicking on the following link to go directly to the photo album http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/guanabacountrymusic/2008NOVEMBER16GuanabaMonthlySocial#

Also, a date to earmark in your diary for next year is 30 AUGUST 2009 for our ANNUAL CHARITY DAY. More details will be posted as they come to hand. All dates for all of our socials, meetings, special events etc. can be found 24/7 by clicking on the following link http://www.google.com/calendar/htmlembed?src=admin%40guanabacountrymusic.com&ctz=Australia/Brisbane&mode=AGENDA to our Guanaba Google Events Calendar.

NEXT GUANABA SOCIAL - DECEMBER 21 - Everyone is encouraged to wear their favourite Christmas attire for our 2008 CHRISTMAS SOCIAL!


The Queensland Government's Gambling Community
Fund provided funding to Guanaba Country Music Club
in January 2010 for the purchase and upgrading of
musical equipment at this club.

Guanaba Country Music Club sincerely thanks
the Queensland Government Gambling Community Fund.