Our favourite cafe in the grungy Centre Place in town always serves coffee with souvenier (happy bloody Australia Day when spell checker tells me my spelling of souvenier is wrong when I know it is right) holiday teaspoons. How appropriate that on the eve of Australia Day my coffee was accompanied by a teaspoon with a sculpture of what I consider an iconic Australian statue, the dog on the tuckerbox at Gundagai. Tucker means food, for you foreign types. Hoe into your tucker, you ho.
Where is your friend? Mamasan asked. I am all alone, I replied (it was Mother Day for R), and worse for you, I am only having coffee, no menu required. Perhaps she thought I was feeling sad, so she subsequently sent out her cutest waiter out to serve me.
I could have posted a Youtube clip of the Road to Gundagai but instead here is one I've used before on Australia Day, Sounds of Then by GANGgajang. But this is a different clip. BE WARNED THERE ARE SNAKES AND SPIDERS IN THIS CLIP.
Ok, you talked me into it. Let's have a bit of rollicking American Australian Country and Western. I am not normally keen on country and not so keen on western either. The Road to Gundagai by the late and wonderful Slim Dusty. Note, the track is short and ends long before the clip ends.