Squawkarama/Singalong !




....Where... in the end....

...ya just can't keep a Noisy Straaayan down..!!! 





Coming soon to a Straaayan pub, suburb, town square, CBD....

near youze.. !!!


  ....'Re-imagining Protest.'....




(Just when ya thought that Politics couldn't pooooossibly get any more insane...).


Academy CEO Cocky and Barely Coping Managing Director Beloved Dear Leader chew the fat....with Plebs assembling for Cockyz.z Peoplez.zz Parlourment Squawkoff...



AND !!!


Cocky'z..zz  People'z..zz  Parlourment !!! 


 Navigatin' The Middle Path..... through all the Endless, Polarized 'Effin' Noise And Social Media Crap passin' for 'Debate'...




Are we rooted??     Or not ??? "






Cocky’s Academy For Speaking Better ‘n’ Everythink !!!

Konnection !!Konnection !! Konnection !!

...and oh ? Did we mention.....

Konnection ???

How the 'effin hell has it all come to this ???






The Sir David Attenborough ...


The Very Best of Ol' Blighty !!!

You've earnt it, Big Fellas !!!






"Cocky’s Squawkarama !!.....and Mass Singalong !!....

for Climate Change/'Lifestyle Rekalibration' Tranzition Stratajeez!! ....

.....‘n’ Everythink !!! " 


 "The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step." (Pablo Casals)



 "What's wrong with leading the way? We've played that role before, after all. We gave the world the secret ballot...that did so much to raise the living standards and improve conditions for workers worldwide. We were a leader in extending to women the right to vote. We were barely a nation when we set the bar for for bravery and sacrifice by common soldiers in foreign wars. We grew up out of racism and misogyny and homophibia to become a mostly tolerant, successful multi-cultural society. We did these great things because we know we are in it together. It is our core value as Australians." (Geraldine Brooks. Boyer Lecture 2011)


ULURU Statement From The Heart



 Stan the Man...



Daughter of the Great Charlie...





Crisis ?? What Crisis ???





...to honour the frontline emergency workers...firies, ambos, police, nurses, doctors,wildlife rescue and all support workers..

...to give practical and specifically financially targeted  hope and long term mental health support to them and fire affected communities through the..



(see PTSD Button)





 Perspective...it's all about...perspective...


Time's up, "Los Chicago Boys".....and you know it !!!

...or at least some of your mates do...






...contesting ideas...like y'know....eg..thinking about  drinking your recycled pee to save water...for starters...

and isn't there some Straaayan start -up that can recycle landfill to re-pave the nation's roads..???

...and what's this about revisiting...nuclear ??

and on...


..or hey, how about an.. 'Environment Youth Corps/Type/Thingo'.. where ya take a Gap Year before Uni or whatever..

..to work in fire/drought ravaged/remote communities  ...for..say a year..??


H.J 2011... 


...across the Wide Brown Land..like.. carefully targeted mass planting  of trees on dead farmlands...??


Like Straaayan Miracle Man's Shinin' Example...




...or not...



ANd !!!!!!...eradication (and commercialization ?) of imported pests, working on renewables installation..etc..

(...or city/regional town based,  getting pensioners to medical appointments/unemployed youth/ the disabled to job interviews and the like...)

.....learning 'bushcraft' , and real employable, life useful, transferable skills and credits ..to (Non 'effing privatized )Further  Education

...or in the Army/Navy/ Airforce Reserve...

..(.an opportunity for 'em to really consider what they want to do in the future for their and Straaaya's benefit..)

...on a liveable 'Newstart' payment..??

which is then re-invested directly back into the communities they're serving...

Whaddya reckon ???


Here's a 'model' from Rwanda worth having a chew on....





 “Most of us don't realize the difference we could make. We love to shrug off our own responsibilities, to point fingers at others. "Surely," we say, "the pollution, waste, and other ills are not our fault. They are the fault of the industry, business, science. They are the fault of the politicians," This leads to a destructive and potentially deadly apathy.”
― DR. Jane Goodall, Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey




What ?? Me worry ???    (Alfred E. Nuemann) R.I.P.




Shake down that thunder from the Sky.

It’s . Bloody . Time.



 " Come gather round People wherever ya roam".....

(as said His Bobness near 60 years ago..)



....His Bruceness Honours His Bobness...



 Top of Rolling Stone's greatest songs of all time.. !!




' Rockwiz His Bobness Tragics Society '......Pay  Their Respects....






  (Howze  about Your Joint ????)

in regional Straaaya..???

(with the permission and participation of local First Nations  Elders)


Welcome to Melbourne. The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land,

the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. 




 - Mass Singalongs...

..to Music and Songs

(those healing forces !! get them good juices flowin'....!!!)


..... from The Heavens !!! .....

...Down the Ages..!!!


 like.....y'know....THESE !!!!!

 (with full respect, acknowledgement of copyright and hopefully permission by artists and/or their reps....)


Straaaya ! Straaaya ! Straaaya !

Oh Jeez, what you could be !!!!


Cellarbration of a Nation !!!!!! 


Singalong List...


Official Straaayan Bogan Song 1978..





ARIA 2012 Awards and Original Version..

 TREATY (with warning )



Van The Man






The Other His Bobness...



Love indeed....



The veeery best of Straaaya !!!


Paul, Kev, Missy and Mob...

Grace Land...



uummm...That guy....



 The Irreplaceable Norman..


and ooooh..The Other Guy..?



Hey Jude...whoever she was..


This Gal.....



Eric from ....Peebles (fer chrissakes !!) in Scoooootland....



..or from ....'The Other Place'...




and back again with a tribute to George...


Best Cover...


Soooo  missed...


OOOh Jimmy..Thanks Glasgow !!!


And oh...the joys of being on SOcial MediA (Thanks, Aldous H.)




Itchykoo Park ...WTF dat about ????..




Oh  crikey....

those two.....Jimi someone from Glasgow and ooohh..whatsername ???


Yes indeed !..'..seen all good people.."


Joni...siiiigh...Thanks Kanuks !!!





Buffy Saint Marie

'Now that the buffalo's gone...'



“When all the trees have been cut down,

when all the animals have been hunted,

when all the waters are polluted,

when all the air is unsafe to breathe,

only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”

(Cree prophecy)




 Simon and Garfunkel..

'El Condor Pasa....'





Ooh Gawd !!!...them pesky Kiwis wanted to get in early...AS USUAL !!!.. with their two bob's worth..




 The Johnster...

..and Melb. Symphony Orchestra....



 Passion. Eloquence.Panache.

And then some...


For  Joyce ..who loved 'Sadie'.. (W.A.A.F. 1940-45 )

....with a big wink and nod to......Glasgow.....:)


Goanna...(Cocky's Ol' Mate,,,)



Hunters and Collectors...



 And oooohh...whatsernames ...???








...George..and Eric...



Direct Fom The Music Gods..


 From The Heart........


...That other classic....


R.I.P Bewdiful Roy, George, and Tom..

(two tracks )..



Her Arethaness honours Her Carolness..

amongst a coupla notable others...siiigh..



R.I.P Ginger Baker...siiiigh...





(Millenial suggestions Most Welcome....)



Interspersed with


- 3 Minute Squawks from those...In The Know !!!…. about Moving Forward ‘n’ stuff.. Everyday. In every little way. 

Passion. Eloquence. Panache. And then some.

Imagination. Articulation. Creation.

You know it makes sense.


Courtesy of The Commos at Q and A.....Golden Squawk from Uncle Bruce..



 a pesky young 'un puts in her two bob's worth...





All proceeds/donations  to support  an army of Mental Health  workers in the huge task ahead..

for all Frontline Emergency Workers and their families..

And for traumatized fire affected communities...





Through pre-approved . accountable and transparent agencies....Salvos, Red Cross, Smith Family to get kids back to school, Vinnies,  drastically underfunded Country Womens Associations etc.

.....those who  know best how to work with their people...

BirdLife Australia, RSPCA, Wildlife Rescue....more to come..



Cocky says...."best way to support the regional communities and businesses is to visit for a few days and bypass 'effing online megabooking Corporations who pay no Straaayan tax..

and book negotiable accommodation directly with the owners...!!!

or book trips like this one or suitably budgeted..



( Dr. Jane Goodall )

 Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.

The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.
I think the best evenings are when we have messages, things that make us think, but we can also laugh and enjoy each other's company.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change. (

 From a South Coast Firie....



 'And so castles made of sand..

melt into the sea..


Jimi Hendrix (1967)








 "...and the sun is goin' down

on the Sacred Cow....."

( Ooooohhh ....His Bobness again !!! from Oh Mercy. the bewdiful.... 'Ring them bells')


Joan B. and Mary B do it beautiful justice..





Thanks to the little white bird. (J.M. Barrie(Angus, Scoooootland !!)





Any friend of the Earth......is a friend of mine.   (Spike Milligan )


To Latin America..


Dedicated to all the tens of thousands of ' disappeared "  ( ' Los deparicidos ' )

the young and very best ...

victims of the juntas of Chile, Argentina,  Brazil  Uruguay in the 1970s -1980s

and their long suffering families and their unimagineable pain to this day...






 In Loving Memory of Joyce, (WAAF 1940-45) Bill, AIF 1940-45) Hannah, Nellie, Kate, Pat, Janny Joy, Vanda, Virg, Crill, Rory, Tib, Doug S...

....(raving loonies all ) xxx