Monday, September 08, 2008

"GRAND FINAL" The Song for football released



Artist Darren McCrae's song "GRAND FINAL" will be sung by the artist at the SANFL Grand Final in 2008. Darren Mccrae, Born in Broken Hill has pursed his creative passions of singing, songwriting and visual arts throughout his career. Along the way he has been a professional football player, forward scout and coach with SANFL (West Adelaide, North Adelaide Woodville-West Torrens), AFL (North Melbourne, Carlton) and country football league clubs. Also completing his apprecticeship as a Painter and Decorator/Signwriting at the Zinc Corporation [Broken Hill Mining}

Based at Tanunda, in the Barrossa Valley South Australia where he operates McCrae Gallery. The Gallery dsplays his current visual artistic works on canvas and sculptures.

Musically Darren has been inspired all along the journey by his mother Claire McCrae, classical singer (Order Of Australia)

Acting and singing on stage as a child in regional repertory/philharmonic productions, including THE MIKADO, THE KING AND I and later as an adult in HELLO DOLLY, along with being the lead vocal in many regional cover bands. After 15 years of songwriting and receiving guitar lessons Darren has started to professionally record his music. After being introduced to Simon Marshall an accomplished musician and producer at the Barrossa music store, with Simon's advice and a great appreciation of each others talents, the pair decided to take the compositions to the recording studio.

Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff

AFL FINALS 2008 "Footyhead's" Post Game Comments WEEK 1

Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff

Video - Whale watching at Robe 6/9/2008

The giant mammals of the ocean have fascinated people for years and since the moratorium on hunting of whales has been in place these gentle giants are returning to the shores of Australia. Over the past 5 years whales have been passing accross the entrance of Guichen Bay and occaisionally making brief forays into the Bay. On Saturday the 6th of September 4 whales came into the bay and spent 8 hours slowly moving around the shore line before going out to the open ocean as the sun set.

I took the video camera out and caught some footage of them. Unfortunately the camera did not have the focussing range to get the whales very clearly. The end result is the whales are blurred, lol they could be the Lochness monster, a school of salmon, but they are whales.

Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff