World Service #8, RESPECT, 18 September 2021

In this episode: *The Staple Sisters, ‘Respect Yourself’, 1972. https:youtu.be/10Rw7tf3QzM *Brene Brown, Top Ten Tips for Self-Love https://youtu.be/s5d2yQK5P_E *Film Chat with Steve Parker – ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T.’, MGM Official Trailer https://youtu.be/qTtxoz3OIlU *Aretha Franklin, ‘A Natural Woman’, Live at Kennedy Centre Honours, December 31, 2015. https://youtu.be/qz2efshhuq To view World Service 8 video, copy and paste the following url …

World Service #7, ‘TOGETHER’, 20 August 2021

In this episode: Nick Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) leads the Couch Choir in ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’. Smelling Rose’s Roses – images and poetry. Geoff’s Radical Musings – everything is connected; Thich Nhat Hanh – the cloud in my tea. Overcoats sing a COVID Medley – ‘Used to be Scared of the Dark’ and …

World Service #6, 2021. Facing Our Dragons

In this episode: Film Chat with Steve Parker – ‘Rosa’s Wedding’ Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, ‘Dragons’ – Late Show Stephen Colbert #PLAYATHOME How To Build UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE & Start Fixing Your LIFE – Jordan Peterson ‘Seeds of Freedom’, Manu Chao, Playing for Change’ In Australia, COVID is striking back again. We are facing invisible …

A New Book is Brewing

This may be biting off more than I can chew, and few may be willing to swallow! But quite a few thoughts have been circulating in my mind since I resigned my chaplaincy at Flinders University a few years ago. And it is time to put them into order.I have chosen to direct my attention …

World Service #5, 2021. Sponsoring Happiness

Playing for Change is a global network of professional musicians who collaborate to raise money to set up music – art – dance schools around the world for disadvantaged children and youth.In this episode we see some of the students themselves in action with their sponsoring musical heroes; as usual, singing about a vision for …

World Service #4, 2021: Human Touch

In this episode: Song: ‘United’, Playing for Change Geoff’s Radical Musings: Belonging Smelling Roses’ Roses Film Chat with Steve Parker, ‘Land’ Song: ‘A Human Touch’, Leslie Mendelson and Jackson Browne This episode took shape after Steve Parker decided to review the film ‘Land’ – a story about attempting to recover from grief by isolation. At …

Manifesto for Survival

Pay attention to Indigenous cultures – they’ve known how to survive much longer than us Be frugal with food and electricity – we can still eat fresh and healthy and we don’t need lights or TV’s on if no-one is in the room Don’t pay attention and be attracted to the lifestyles of the wealthy …

World Service #3, 2021. Special Places

In this edition: The Beach Boys classic, ‘In My Room’ by the Spooky Men’s Chorale Kids playing basketball on the street get a real surprise. One of my favourite places. Film Chat with Steve Parker reviews Oscar contender ‘The Father’. The Playing for Change band honours their inspiration, street musician Roger Ridley and performs ‘Stand By Me’ to a …

World Service – Episode 2, 2021: Inspirational Resistance to Oppression

In this episode: An old lady taking on a dictator in Belarus (ABC Foreign Correspondent, Eric Campbell) Playing for Change, ‘Biko‘ (Peter Gabriel) Film Chat: Nomadland, Golden Globe Best Film, Best Director Acts of Kindness: Malena the Stork is rescued in Croatia Playing for Change, ‘Chan Chan’ (Buena Vista Social Club). International Women’s Day on March …

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