Today in Rock History

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1940, Clint Warwick (Albert Eccles) original bassist with The Moody Blues.

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Things that Make Me go Hmm


Go Fund Me has banned a fundraising page for rugby superstar, Israel Folau, sacked by Rugby Australia for quoting the Bible’s teaching on gays.
Go Fund Me says “we do not tolerate the promotion of discrimination or exclusion”, yet it discriminates against and excludes this Christian and all the Australians who donated $700,000 for his legal expenses.

More hypocrisy: Go Fund Me meanwhile allows fundraising for a Perth Islamic Centre. Has it seen Islam’s preaching on gays?

The Hadith [sacred texts recording the sayings of the Prophet] do unequivocally condemn male homosexual acts.

[…] Yet, the Prophet is supposed to have declared that both the active and the passive partner should be subject to the same penalty as for zina (illicit heterosexual sex, usually adultery), namely execution by stoning.

What’s more Go Fund Me has been used by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to raise money for her own legal expenses as she sued Senator David Leyonhjelm.


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Tweet of the Day

Disney learns the Hard Way that You can Never be Woke enough

As corporations rush to virtue-signal their “woke-ness” by plastering their brands with rainbows and denying their services to anyone guilty of WrongThink, some are finding, too late, that you can never be woke enough for the inquisitors of “social justice”.

Mega-corporation Disney has bent over backwards to signal its social justice credentials. From “gay days” at Disneyland to clumsily shoe-horned “lgbt” characters, there is nothing Disney won’t do to pander to the “progressive” mob, no matter that old Uncle Walt would be spinning in his cryo-vat.

But even Disney are finding that you can never be “progressive” enough for the offenderati.

What happens when you take a classic story created by a Syrian writer, modernized with a multi-ethnic, multi-national cast, that tops the box office from the United States to the Middle East?

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The ABC Skilfully Avoids Saying the S-word

Everyone watching the classic Seinfeld episode “The Contest” knows exactly what the subject of the titular contest is, without the word ever actually being said. In fact, the verbal evasions of the cast are half the joke. The ABC is the biggest, costliest, blackest joke of the Australian media, especially as it manages to do an entire report on the collapse of Venezuela without ever once mentioning the s-word.

In a lengthy online report complementing her television and radio reporting for the ABC from Venezuela this month, Zoe Daniel failed to mention socialism or socialist policies. In fact, she referred to Chavez not as a socialist leader but as a “charismatic, populist President”.

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Meme Competition


A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Don’t Sell Your Beachfront Property Yet

In spite of all the alarm being forced upon those living near the coast as a result of Local Authorities drawing scary lines on their LIM reports, it seems that doomsday is a little way off yet.

We can postpone the coastal climate emergency for a week or two.

A diligent researcher has pulled the data from the most reliable tide gauges around the world and found 76 that have a data record longer than 100 years and no quality issues. He even found one in Dunedin.

His conclusion: “All the long-term-trend (LTT) tide gauges of the world consistently show a negligible acceleration since the time they started recording in the late 1800s/early 1900s” and there is “no sign of climate models predicted sharply warming and accelerating sea level rise“.

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Map of the Day: Zealandia

Earth actually has a lost eighth continent, known as Zealandia. Most of this continent is submerged beneath the sea, while a tiny sliver, including New Zealand, is above the water. (Source: