Sunday, July 18, 2010

#TuesdayTune -Summer Days in Wintry Australia.

Hello friends! Welcome to NatashaInOz.com, my little blog about life in my little corner of the world!

This week has been a busy one in our household. The kids are back at school and I am also working part-time this term. We have all been busy settling into new routines, doing homework and waking up early. These busy days have also meant that I have had less time to blog and I am really missing it! I did find some time over the weekend to download my holiday photos that I took when we were at the beach so I hope you don't mind if I share a few with you now?

We were only at the beach for a week but we had a lot of fun.

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri.

Even though it is winter here in Australia it was still beautiful down at Mooloolaba beach.

Just looking at these pictures has put me in a very relaxed and summery mood.

Whenever I think of summer I think of Jack Johnson.

Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter, surfer and musician. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He has since released four more albums, a number of EPs and surfing movies/soundtracks. He was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of well-known surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in the sport from a young age - he began surfing at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu's north shore. One week later, however, his stint as a professional surfer suddenly ended when he suffered a surfing accident that put over 150 stitches in his forehead and knocked some of his teeth out. Instead of becoming despondent, however, Johnson just concentrated more on his film and music career.

Jack Johnson’s music is inspired by the ocean, but more by his own experiences than artists like the Beach Boys! At 31, he is a millionaire many times over but he seems to be shyly embarassed by his fame. He spends as much time in Hawaii as possible, still sitting on his back porch, in tune with the ocean. In December of 2005, Brushfire Records donated $250,000 to the North Shore Land Trust in their effort to preserve the Pupukea/Paumalu plateau that overlooks the North Shore. In April of 2006, Johnson was a headliner along with Ben Harper and Willie Nelson at the Kokua Festival, raising money for a non-profit foundation that supports environemtnal programs in Hawaii. He is quoted as saying, The ocean has taught me to have respect for everything non- human, not man-made, and to be able to feel the power of it. It makes you feel how insignificant you really are. It’s not a negative thing. It's a very humbling thing, and it's a good thing to feel like that. Dec 19 2006. ESPN.com

I hope you enjoy listening to this week's #TuesdayTune, Jack Johnson's Upside Down from his album Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George.

Have you ever posted songs on your blog? If so, then I would love it if you could link up with me each Tuesday for #TuesdayTune! You can link with an older post too! I love listening to all kinds of music and I love listening to the music that my blogging friends from all over the world share each Tuesday.

Thank you for linking up today-I can't wait to come and visit you during the week to hear your song! Thank you also to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday and to Hey Harriet for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday.

I am also linking here

Finally, thank you for visiting me today. I love it when my sweet blogging friends come to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under.

Best wishes for a beautiful week,
Natasha In Oz 

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