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More Bubbles Please!

March 29th, 2007

I’m so thrilled that my little granddaughter, Eloise, loves music as I do. She loves The Wiggles and Dan Zanes. As a result the two of us are collaborating on some children’s songs of our own.


Here’s an example. On a couple of visits to the Blue Mountains Eloise has had some fun times blowing soap bubbles.

MORE BUBBLES PLEASE

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More bubbles, please
Blow them, blow
Did you see that one?
Look at it go.

I’ll try to catch it
Blow, blow again
Small ones and big ones
Falling like rain.

Some float away
Others disappear
Some land on my head
Or pop in my ear.

More bubbles please
Just one more time
I’ll catch a tiny one
And make it mine.

© E. Durrant and J. Low – March 2007

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Happy Birthday Podcast

February 25th, 2007

This year marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In this episode I reminisce on some 50th anniversary celebrations and discuss Dr Frank Cash, who took thousands of photographs during the Bridge’s construction. I consider the changes to North Sydney resulting from the building of the Bridge and later the Warringah Expressway. North Sydney was the suburb where I lived as a child. Two songs, one a birthday song, are included in this episode. You can see more images here.

In Search of Mr Murphy Podcast

November 16th, 2006

In this podcast I introduce you to the enigmatic William Murphy, through oral history recordings, photographs, an old newspaper cutting, a death certificate and a song. Early last century, the elderly Mr Murphy decided to live in a beautiful, yet isolated part of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.? [ … more ]