Juke Box

Welcome to the Music Room at Ozboy’s Bar and Grill!

Here is where you can swap YouTube clips at will, without worrying about the current LibertyGibbert thread page growing too long. I’ll clear this page out every week or so to keep the length manageable. Stay and chat as long as you like; we’re open 24/7/365. And the Jukebox is free!

To embed a YouTube clip, click on the juke box above, navigate to the clip you want, copy the URL (web address in your browser), and paste in the “Leave a Reply” box below in the following format:

(youtube=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaOVeKvrEX4”)

Use square brackets [] not parentheses () as I did above (note in particular, no spaces). It will look like this:

Do pop back into the front bar every now and then to refresh your drink, and let us know that you’re here; you never know who else is about!

Cheers,

Ozboy.

6 Responses to Juke Box

  1. Ozboy says:

    Now why can’t they make songs like this anymore?

  2. Ozboy says:

    …or for that matter, this?

  3. Ozboy says:

    I think I can answer my own question: the first was based on one of the foremost French symphonies of the 19th century Romantic period; and the second, on one of the great English Victorian works of literature – possibly the greatest of that era by a woman.

    #$%#@$% philistines – bah. I’m getting out a bottle of fine red and disappearing below. Back in half an hour…

  4. Ozboy says:

    And after that lot, I feel like a bit of prog rock.

  5. Ozboy says:

    Boney was a TV series made in the early 70s, surrounding the adventures of an Aboriginal police detective solving crime in the outback. The show caused a storm of race-based controversy, even before its premiere screening. Having undertaken an unsuccessful, nation-wide search for a suitable indigenous actor to play the lead rôle, they settled on white New Zealander James Laurenson, made up in blackface. To make matters worse, Boney’s detective sidekick was an attractive young white woman (played by Kate Fitzpatrick).

    Apart from the casting issue, the series was notable for the soaring soundtrack, composed and conducted by Sven Libaek, who emigrated to Australia as a young man fifteen years earlier, and who I feature regularly here at the Music Room. His orchestra’s unmistakeable trademark is a cool jazz-infused mixture featuring harmonica, flute and vibraphone. Here are a couple of samples:

  6. Ozboy says:

    While I’m on the subject of great Australian soundtrack music, here’s the opening and closing credits from Adventures of the Seaspray, another TV series from my childhood. The composer is another European migrant to Australia, Eric Gross:

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