Jonathan Livingston Budgerigar…?

You thought you’d heard it all. However, you’ve been living in a cultural vacuum if you haven’t been introduced to this little Aussie icon… Jonathan Livingston Budgerigar.

After reading my previous post about my efforts to photograph Jonathan Livingston Seagull down at the beach, a friend put me onto Bob Hudson‘s Jonathan Livingston Budgerigar. The outcome for JLB is truly Australian, but I’m no spoiler. You’ll need to watch it for yourselves. I guarantee you’ll never see anything else like it!!

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While you’re onto a good thing, you might also want to listen to Bob Hudson’s  The Newcastle Song. It’s a little bit rough, but funny as. Back in March 1975 when I was six, it topped the Kent Music Report singles chart.

Paul Hogan Show

By the way, this was the era when Paul Hogan had hit the big time with the Paul Hogan Show and The Newcastle Song album fitted in well.

I’ve been left absolutely speechless, but suspect my cred with the kids has suffered a beating, but it’s been worth it. I love a good belly laugh.

Do you have any funny posts you’d like to share? I’d love to check them out.

Best wishes,

Rowena

 

8 thoughts on “Jonathan Livingston Budgerigar…?

  1. Rowena Post author

    They are lovely. I had a pet budgie as a kid and my best friend has had a few. My great great aunt taught her budgie Romeo to recite about 800 words including Shakespeare. She could also get a kookaburra to laugh on command, which is apparently difficult. Just think what we’d all be able to do if we didn’t have TV or the Internet.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

  2. Rowena Post author

    Yeah. That’s the only way an Australian take on the story could end. No rosy-coloured lenses over here.

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