Wednesday, 18 February 2009

INTERNATIONAL SING WHEREVER YOU GO DAY, THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY
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RED CROSS VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE APPEAL
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The CANBERRA 5M2M BUSHFIRE RESPONSE CHOIR

An Overheard Productions initiative in conjunction with Red Cross (ACT), Canberra Musicians Club and many, many others
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I’m doing some stuff with Red Cross (ACT) to help promote their Victorian Bushfire Appeal but also to raise awareness of the years of recovery and work that will be needed to move on from here.

To help the victims.

To help the helpers.

And to help the people who are helping the helpers.

In conjunction with International Sing Wherever You Go Day: www.singwhereveryougoday.blogspot.com
You may have seen the article in the paper in The Canberra Times on Sunday:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/canberra-helps-relieve-victims/1433957.aspx or

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2009/02/13/2490616.htm?site=canberra&rotator=true

That was a choir I assembled at very short notice and we sang a beautiful song ‘Time is a Tempest’ I had re-written (with the author’s/authors’ blessings).

We are taking that song and others to make next Thursday something huge in terms of singing and awareness and fun and remembering what’s still going on for the Victorians.

And Red Cross.

And other relief agencies.

Bands and venues are coming on board even as we speak, including the Hippo Bar and PJ O’Reilly’s in the city – see links for more.

Check out the links and give me a yodel if you’d like a chat.

Cheers


Bill Quinn
Overheard Productions
* Master of Ceremonies * Trivia Quiz Host *
Radio presenter (Artsound FM) * Writer (Trad and Now magazine) *

Member of: * Folk Alliance Australia * Canberra Musicians Club * Monaro Folk Society * Illawarra Folk Club * Artsound FM (Canberra’s Arts and Music) * Braidwood Folk Club * Trad and Now (dot com) stringers * plus far too many more to catalogue here…

ABN 62758776735

PO Box 1041
Civic Square ACT 2608

Ph: +61-413-000-086 (m)
www.myspace.com/overheardproductions

For enquiries about my involvement with Red Cross, please contact Belinda Barnier, Marketing & Communications Manager, Red Cross House, +61-2-6234-7614

Friday, 6 February 2009

Jack's first video

Well here it is. I found a karaoke version of the song online to use as my backing track, then I recorded it at home, then sang it all over Austin. Had to mime it much of the time otherwise I would never have been heard (the scene at the Austin capitol building there was a preacher with a megaphone, so I could barely hear myself think, let alone sing...

I wanted to get a shot of myself on a bus, but chickened out.

ISWYG Day starts to go viral in Australia

It's been a slow but determined start for International Sing Wherever You Go Day in Australia.

With a handful of members, the event rated a small mention in the nation's capital's daily broadsheet newspaper, The Canberra Times, on Thursday 5 February 2009:

http://picasaweb.google.com/OverheardProductions/ISWYGDay#5299265525935517538

Groan! There was a better version in my Picasa site but it looks like there's been some corruption there and a couple of my albums have been cross-polinating. Sigh!

Anyhoo, the Canberra Musicians Club are now planning an event on the actual day to coincide with our weekly performance night at the Hippo Bar in Canberra City. Check out the events listing for details. I'm not expecting everyone to jump on planes and head over here, but I'm sure you'll be with us in spirit, especially since some of you will only be starting your tuneful days as we're crooning our way towards a singalong-a-lot end.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=49716443187


Radio interviews coming in the next week or so and hopefully some more media attention around Australia.

'Lift up your voices!'

Cheers

Bill Quinn
Supreme Commander, Southern Hemisphere
Canberra, Australia

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

SCRUBS - My Musical

Great episode of SCRUBS: this was just one song in a classic, brilliant episode...

555 members so far

Well we're starting day six with 555 members!

Many more members in Australia!

Yay for the Aussies!

Saturday, 31 January 2009

103 members at the end of Day 2

We have over 100 members of the group at the end of DAY 2

We have 29 days until The Big Day.

Two and a half million hits on YouTube!

She can do it - so can we!

You don't have to be happy to sing...

Join the FACEBOOK group!

Remember to join the FACEBOOK GROUP HERE!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK GROUP!

Remember it's all happening on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26th 2009

In every job that must be done there is an element of fun...

..you find the fun and SNAP! - the job's a game:

And it doesn't matter how good you are...



...just as long as you do it.

Of course, if you believe in something, you can sing, too...

Friday, 30 January 2009

Wanna sing about someone?

Like what Freddie did?



Corny, I know...everyone's done it.

If you're in AMERICA, there's this one...

One voice

Yes, and it's Barry Manilow's...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Join us on FACEBOOK

Remember to join us on Facebook, and tell your friends...

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK GROUP

You can sing on the beach...

Like this lady:

If you need a reason, other than just for the hell of it:

Some inspiration: Pavarotti's last performance

First (blurry) video

A song suggestion, for the first song of the day!

THE Coke ad, 1971

Facebook

Don't forget to check us out on FACEBOOK!

Singin in the Rain

This has to be one of the best, and most famous, of course...

What we're doing!

Welcome to SING WHEREVER YOU GO DAY.

Inspired by someone called Jemima, who sings wherever she goes, this is an opportunity for you to be just like the people in the old musicals, who suddenly burst into song in the street, on buses, or just because they felt like it.

Whether you can actually make songs up on the spur of the moment (ideal) or just sing songs you know, do take part on the day, and - if you can - keep it up throughout the day.

Pass the message on, too: if we can get a million people singing on THURSDAY MARCH 26th, then we will have proved something about us all!

Join the Facebook group HERE