Thursday, 8 September 2016

1976 - 40 Years of CSC


http://www.rockmusictimeline.com/1976.html

Our college started in 1976. We present the  hits  of  the year  as  the students  may  have  heard them on the radio. Hope  you enjoy a few of them.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

100 year commemoration FROMELLES - A song from THE FRONT



This week marks 100 years since the World War I battles
of Fromelles and Pozieres — two of the deadliest and most gruesome in
Australia's military history.
In an attempt to feint and distract German forces who were battling the French and British on the Somme in the south, Australian forces were sent into Fromelles, about 100 kilometres north, at 6:00pm on July 19, 1916.

It
was Australia's introduction to the Western Front — the main theatre of
the war — after spending months fighting in Gallipoli, and the results
were disastrous.

Fromelles: 'Don't forget me, cobber'

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Emotional Rescue

This week you will hear the song Emotional Rescue. The album cover for Emotional Rescue had concept origination, art direction and design by Peter Corriston with thermographic photos taken by British-born, Paris-based artist Roy Adzak using a thermo camera, a device that measures heat emissions. Ask your Science teacher about thermographic technology.

Bastille Day

We celebrated French history with music from France this week. Ms. Sherlock  made the request and  provided the junior staff with some  French food  to  note the historic day.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Gemma Ann Rourke - Let It Go Cover

One  of  our  own  home  grown talented  ex-students. A beautiful rendition.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Prince Tribue this week - Purple Rain

Typical of its prodigiously gifted composer, a multi-instrumentalist
with a ferocious work ethic, the 1984 album Purple Rain, and
accompanying semi-autobiographical hit movie of the same name, launched Prince,
who has died aged 57, on to the global stage. It put him on track to
become one of the greatest superstars of that decade and beyond.



His ability to synthesise an intoxicating mix of musical styles, from
funk, soul, gospel and rock to jazz, hip-hop and psychedelia, made him
unique in rock music history, helped by his mastery of studio and audio
technology. In addition, he presented his music and his persona with
dazzling visual flair, and was always an enthralling live performer even
when his record sales were not at their peak. After playing hours-long
headlining concerts, he would often perform late-night shows with his
band at local clubs; these became almost more sought after than the
“official” performances.


Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis. His father, John
Nelson, was leader of the Prince Rogers jazz trio, and met his
wife-to-be, Mattie Shaw, when playing at community dances on
Minneapolis’s North Side. Mattie joined the Prince Rogers trio as
vocalist, but dropped out of the group after she married. The couple
named their son after John’s stage name, though the boy was nicknamed
“Skipper” when he was growing up. His parents’ musical leanings rubbed
off on him, and at the age of seven he wrote his first song, Funk
Machine, on his father’s piano.



...none had as much influence or creativity as he, none broke as many
rules as he, nor did so with such effortlessness and such showmanship.