Rap News Episode 11: Australia Day. It's a day of high jinx, high revelry and high people in Australia; a day when a large and vocal majority come together to "celebrate what's great" about this country. But what is the meaning of all this fanfare? What is the true origin of this passionately marked day of facepaint and binge drinking? Is everyone in Australia so keen on this particular anniversary? To get to bottom of these questions, and more, join your amiable host Robert Foster as he conducts a high-octane, high-frequency satellite link-up with a representative of the Mainstream Australian media: multi-Logie award-winning broadcaster, entertainer, emu-wrangler and true blue Aussie, Kenneth Oathcarn. WARNING: contains adult Australian vernacular - viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Written, produced and performed by
Hugo Farrant (Robert Foster) & Giordano Nanni (Ken Oathcarn).
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We've been meaning to make this episode for a long time.... here we go. Thanks go out to Zoe Tame (http://visualtonic.com.au) for all the artwork; Mantra for giving permission to use his awesome Vegas produced beat, 'Self Destruct'; Jonathan Dreyfus for recreating the "Straya Day" anthem in all its glory; Jez Giddings and Craig Harnath for kick-ass mastering. Gavin, David, Lauren, Zoe, Simon and Jodie for being true blue whitefella barbie revellers; Lucy and Martin for awesome shoot assistance; Robbie, Jadene, Snake and Jason @ MAYSAR for blackfella participation; and to Australians for being good sports. Thanks to Gary Foley for so many insights into Australian history - the proposal of May 27 as a better choice for Australia Day comes from him. Thanks to Adso for valuable ozzie feedback. We pay our respects to the original people of this land, Australia, home of ~TheJuiceMedia: Rap News.
-- Main beat: "Self-Destruct" from Mantra's album "Speaking Volumes", produced by Vegas. Uploaded with permission. Available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/speaking-volumes/id459015864
-- "Straya Day (Yeah Cunt!)" performed/arranged by Jonathan Dreyfus and ACunt/DCunt; lyrics by Rap News; mixed and engineered by Jez Giddings and Craig Harnath at Hothouse Audio St. Kilda. Produced by Jonathan Dreyfus and Jez Giddings.
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