16MM LAUNCH WRAP AND GIG Saturday 4 November

Yo Music Lovers:

Here’s a message from 16 Millimetre:

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the EP launch. It was bigger, louder and more ravishing than anyone could have imagined. Special thanks to; Jess The East’s in-house engineer who took the brakes off and let the band explore the full intensity of 16mm’s sound, Xavier 16mm’s lighting tech inspired an outbreak of seizures and Ben the miscellaneous merch boy who recalled Tom’s past excursions in This Machine.

Oh yeah… and thanks to the anonymous person who grabbed the official band-cam for filming the night. Anyone with a fetish for Cara’s ankles and her delicate pedal action can get 20 minutes of uncensored footage. It’s a little disturbing. If your memory of the night is a little shady, virtual memories are now up at http://www.myspace.com/sixteenmillimetre.

This Saturday 4th November, 16 Millimetre is giving you the chance to prove that Australians are not disengaged from the Real Issues and that political fights are not solely reserved to men in flannies who like sausage sizzles. It’s time to ..Rock For Your Rights At Work.. with fellow belligerents David Bridie, D.Rogers, The Disappointments, Sime Nugent, Monique Brumby & Bom. Nov 4 at the Grand Central in Melbourne town. 16mm are on early 8.15pm.

So this Saturday rally your support, throw your fist up in the sky and bring a long neck. If fact if anyone who comes actually brings an empty Melbourne Bitter long neck they will get a 16mm badge and the first one through the door will get a drink on the band.

Pari & 16mm ***http://www.myspace.com/sixteenmillimetre



Dear Cool watchers,

Thanks for the phone calls and the SMS messages. I heard Triple J’s Daddy Cool Big Day Out rumour, too – but have no idea whether or not it is true!

Friday at the Deni Ute Muster headlining gig the fans were frenzied & ecstatic – there was crowd surfing and everything – a first for the band, at least in this century! The most amazing thing was the kids – they were totally into it!

Just goes to show that good music is timeless – just like Daddy Cool!

The band will be touching down in Melbourne any minute now after their Deni/Narooma gigs this weekend and I shall investigate Big Day Out rumours…Who knows? Maybe they’ll do an all ages gig! Stay tuned and watch Ross Wilson’s website too at www.rosswilson.com.au & www.myspace.com/daddycooltheband!




My dear entertainment afficianados,

The exceptional and extremely entertaining Mr Glenn Tilbrook will be making an excursion to Australia early in 2007, excavating some great songs from his days with Squeeze and also playing his exemplary new material. Look out everywhere for touring dates and news…

Everybody in?

Yeah, I thought so!

Cheers, then!




First Female Private Space Explorer & Space Ambassador Anousheh Ansari, has been officially part of to the Soyuz TMA-9 primary crew. The first female spaceflight participant launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 18, 2006 and is now aboard the International Space Station (ISS) along with the Expedition 14 crew members: NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin.

..By reaching this dream I’ve had since childhood, I hope to tangibly demonstrate to young people all over the world that there is no limit to what they can accomplish, said Anousheh Ansari, chairman and co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Dear Space Cadets,

Anousheh Ansari is really something. She has written a piece Time-Life would kill for while still up in space!

Go here to be inspired: http://www.anoushehansari.com/ Worth visiting if only for the YouTube video links to be found therein, but I love the poetry myself.

If you’ve got any interest in space travel at all, it’s worth the time to read it.

BTW, it took them 2 days(!) to reach the station, and 3.5 hours to return to earth.

An absolute inspiration for us earthlings!

See you on the moon!



Get the new Daddy Cool cd before it hits the stores at the only two festival gigs in 2006!

Gentle Readers,

Here’s the latest:

You can get your copy of “The New Cool” before it hits the stores at these two rockin’ gigs:

29 September 2006

The Deniliquin Ute Muster
Deniliquin NSW

Yep, Daddy does Deni. Daddy Cool’s 1st official show since last year’s DC DVD launch. 25000 peeps, 6000+ utes, & Daddy Cool!

1 October 2006

Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival
Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1

Smyth Oval
Narooma NSW
(02) 4476 2550

Daddy Cool on the oyster coast – best little fest on the eastern seaboard. The festival runs from 29 Sept to Oct 1. DC play Oct 1.

So there you have it – HOT INFO!

Get ya Daddy Cool “The New Cool” CD before anyone else does and get it autographed, too.

See you there,

Karen & Daddy Cool


The Age EG is celebrating its 21st birthday by launching its own music awards!

The EG 21st Birthday Bash – Starring the EG Allstars with guests including Spiderbait’s Kram, Dallas Crane with Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Stephen Cummings, Kim Salmon, Ron Peno, Dan Kelly, Angie Hart, 67 Special’s Ash Santilla, Mia Dyson and Rebecca Barnard singing classic Australian songs. Hosted by MC Dave Graney, the night will also include a surprise international guest, as well as the inaugural EG Music Awards.

WHERE: The Prince Bandroom

WHEN: Friday, October 27. Doors open from 8pm

TICKETS: $25 plus booking fee – through Missing Link 03 9670 8208; Polyester Records 03 9419 5137; Greville Records 03 9510 3012; POW public bar 03 9536 1174; or online at: www.princebandroom.com.au and phone bookings 03 9536 1168

Readers can vote for their favourite artists and music from the last 21 years, and go into the running to win one of 100 double passes to the concert by going online at www.theage.com.au and follow the prompts on the entertainment site. Categories include: best album; best song; best band; best male artist; best female artist; best venue; best festival; best tour of this century; and best newcomer for 2006.

The inaugural EG Music Awards: Celebrating the best music of the last 21 years!

Vote now to get in on THE HOT TICKET EVENT OF THE YEAR!


The Official Daddy Cool MySpace!

Hey Friends of the Cool Ones:

The Official Daddy Cool MySpace…is up & running, a work in progress, still rudimentary but watch it grow!

Here’s the URL http://www.myspace.com/daddycooltheband

Spread this important news to your friends too.

There are other fan-run DC MySpace pages which have been keeping the faith but this one belongs to Ross, Hanna, Gary & Wayne and has teaser trax from the nearly here album ‘The New Cool’ & info about what’s going on NOW!

Go on…check it out!

Stay Cool,




Bridget a’Beckett review – Drum magazine Sydney

Hey Popsters,

Bridget a’Beckett has just returned from an awesome mini tour of

The Bridget a’Beckett EP

The silky voice of this girl from Tumbarumba is as lush as her single’s
production. Her songwriting has a certainty and sophistication that
belies her bacdkground: there’s no country in this articulate selection
of classic piano based singer/songrwriter indie pop. A’Beckett is a
natural storyteller and she delivers those stories with an ease and
delicacy without ever slipping into the colloquial style of Missy
Higgins or the saccharine of Delta Goodrum, both of whom to which she
has been compared (although she shares a producer with the latter.)
Three’s a subtle earthiness that grounds it all and makes this EP a
real treat to the ears.

by Michael Smith

Bomba vs Laroz – 1st cd review in Sunday Herald Sun

Yo Groovers,

Check out todays Sunday Herald Sun in Melbourne for the very first review of the brand new (yet to be released) Bomba vs Laroz cd:


In short: Aussie reggae great skillfully remixed.

Fronted by Nicky Bomba, who has collaborated with such leading artists as Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano and the John Butler Trio, this is an outfit that holds the title of Australia’s No.1 exponent of good-time reggae.

With ‘Bomba vs Laroz’ the band presents 10 choice cuts from last year’s brilliant ‘Learn To Breathe’ album as reworked by mixmaster Laroz. The recording also features two exciting new songs.

This is an upbeat recording that highlights Bomba’s smooth reggae stylings and presents the band in a way that is fresh and accessible to those with tastes that lean more towards funk, hip-hop and soul than reggae.

However, Laroz’s greatest mixing achievements on this album are its old-school dub reggae-styled tracks, such as ‘Black Cat’ and ‘One Fine Day.’

For a dance-oriented audience, the cool funk of ‘Kiss Your Fate’ and ‘Essence Changed’ deserve honourable mentions.

written by David Flaherty

Thanks, David!

Happy Fathers Day from Daddy Cool & Channel 9

Greetings to all you daddies around the world from four of the coolest daddies in Oz!

We hope those of you down under saw the fantastic fathers day edition of ‘Sunday’ which aired this morning around Australia at 9am – while you were served a well deserved breakfast in bed by your adoring kids and the missus!

If you missed the broadcast you can go to www.sunday.ninemsn.com.au and find a great interview with the band.

And look out for a new Daddy Cool website coming soon.