Controversial cole

Congratulations to Beccy Cole:

Her controversial song Poster Girl, which promotes pride in Australian troops, was named the Single of the Year and the APRA Song of the Year.

Cole wrote it in response to a fan’s letter of criticism for the artist performing for Australian soldiers serving in Iraq.

“I’m absolutely thrilled, thrilled beyond belief,” she told the audience.

“I don’t want this to be my moment, I want it to be a moment when we think about the diggers past and present who do such a great job for our country. They’re incredible people.”

Controversial? I prefer this description, from AAP:

The 34-year-old’s patriotic single Poster Girl was also named APRA Song Of The Year and Single Of The Year.

Via Adrian the CabbieWally Anglesea forwards video.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/28/2007 at 01:44 AM
    1. Good on her, she visited the troops in Iraq in July this year.

      Posted by Crusader_ on 2007 01 28 at 02:30 AM • permalink


    1. The very same song has never been played on our local tax sponge AB stinking C, but every morning we are served, without fail, the Dixie Chicks! Don’t tell me bias is not ingrained in that disgraceful organisation from the top to the bottom. A bloody disgrace!

      Posted by Gravelly on 2007 01 28 at 02:35 AM • permalink


    1. It’s nice to see a patriot so honored.  I wish we could say the same about the few patriot-entertainers here in the states.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 01 28 at 02:36 AM • permalink


    1. Oops! Forgot to add: Onya Beccy!

      Posted by Gravelly on 2007 01 28 at 02:36 AM • permalink


    1. GO BECCY!

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 01 28 at 02:38 AM • permalink


    1. Never been played on the ABC?  Oh My God!!

      To whom do I address a “please explain”?

      Posted by Steve at the pub on 2007 01 28 at 02:41 AM • permalink


    1. Trust the ABC to call that song controversial because it honours our diggers in Iraq.

      Absolutely stoked to hear that Beccy won both Best Female Artist and Best Single awards.
      Real people vote these awards, not some effete beret wearing taxpayer funded metrosexual “critic”.

      Stick that up your date, you lefty fucktards at the ABC/SBS etc.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 01 28 at 02:45 AM • permalink


    1. She is published by the ABC, so how stuffed is that.  You can buy Poster Girl from the ABC here, but I haven’t been able to find a copy of the album with it on yet.

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2007 01 28 at 02:56 AM • permalink


    1. Outstanding!  Good for Beccy!  I purchased my copy of that excellent CD soon after it came out.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 01 28 at 03:24 AM • permalink


    1. It has been on the ABC, I can’t remember exactly when though.

      Posted by Matthew Lawrence on 2007 01 28 at 03:35 AM • permalink


    1. Ms Cole was vilified for identifying with the troops. It is great to see her win through.
      A commenter at Belmont Club:
      (sorry for the long paste, but it’s hard to link to directly)
      1. The American media has framed this war in the favor of the ‘insurgents.’ So much so, that they are now defending Saddam in the way he was hanged, building his martyr status and generally making the case that this is not 1938, but a fascist grab for oil.
      2. The American media orchestrated and framed the last election in an effort to turn the Democratic tide in an aggressive manner never before seen in the history of politics; from the framing of non-stories like Valerie Plame, to slanted releases of classified programs, to well timed releases of stories like the Floridian congressman’s dirty gay emails. Perhaps as a reaction to the burgeoning blogosphere, the media has reacted and taken off their gloves and openly declared themselves for the left, if not the far left. If 2004 was the first real fight, the MSM has clearly won the second round in 2006.
      3. American soldiers in the Second World War were fighting in the Asian theater with skulls tied to their belts. We were a fearsome bunch. And after defeat, we occupied Japan and Germany and controlled their economies and reconstruction. We didn’t hope they elected anybody. We guaranteed it.
      4. Our cultural milieu today does not allow us to fight a war with our gloves off.
      5. It is perhaps irrelevant how many hundreds of thousands will die in Europe in bombings. They are tired of war.

      Before the war, when Bush started talking about Saddam, I was confused. Weren’t we after the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center? Why get side tracked by Iraq?

      It was my wife who helped me understand the strategy. You see, she’s from Moldova, a long lost part of the once great Romanian empire but now a cruelly used Russian satellite that perhaps will never find its way. She told me, “Behind the fallen Iron Curtain Bush is a hero. He does not think like a child, like most western people. He is the only western leader that understands how these jerks think. In most of the world the word respect equals fear. Saddam plays his deadly games until someone kicks his ass. It’s that simple. Bush gives hope to all people everywhere. The USA is the only hope for most people around the world who know the corruption and despotism in their countries will never stop unless the Americans will come and bring the wrath of ugliness on them. And that’s what they deserve.”

      We came to Iraq not for WMD. We came to Iraq because a bully defied us 16 times and 9/11 finally gave us some backbone to say, “Enough is enough.” We came to Iraq because Muslim extremism is a cancer in the Middle East exemplified in Bin Laden, not defined by him only. It was time to get ugly and put our foot on their neck and demand some respect. It was a time to inject some rationality in a Middle East full of 7th century fervor. It never bothered me that we didn’t find WMD in Iraq; that’s not why I thought we were there. I was surprised that that MSM lob stuck. I thought everyone understood the deeper purpose.

      After the war started it came as a great disappointment to me when I learned that we were not occupying captured ground in Iraq; we were going back to the green zone at night and venturing out each day. This is not occupation or war, it is a police action. If this is the war we were going to fight, we should not have gone to Iraq.

      We have Senators who liken comparative children’s games in Abu Ghraib to Nazi killing grounds. In another era we would have killed them all, and good riddance. After all, its war; get in line, or die.

      So given the present culture and education and media, we’re back to the basic question that was looming when Jimmy Carter allowed Ahmadinejad and others to kidnap our sovereign soil for 411 days, without declaring war, and proved to the world we were a spineless and therefore decadent nation unworthy of respect (fear): “How many 9/11’s will we endure until we’re ready to go to war?” And I mean with occupation and following the supply lines back into any country they lead, and with skulls on our belts? When we’re ready to do that, I’ll show you how to win a war in 2 years or less.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 01 28 at 03:46 AM • permalink


    1. Blogstrop: Hear Hear!!

      Posted by Steve at the pub on 2007 01 28 at 04:21 AM • permalink


    1. actually blogstrop, the question to ask is “how long will it be before the wests leaders learn that the media won’t let them fight a long war?”.

      Because there is only one way to guarantee a short war and that is absolute devestation. ie go nuclear on day one.

      BTW I bought Beccys CD, well done Bec.

      Posted by Harry Buttle on 2007 01 28 at 04:41 AM • permalink


    1. I was able to get a copy of the audio CD at on this side of the pond.

      Does anyone know if a video version is available?

      Posted by Michael Sheehan on 2007 01 28 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. Watched Channel Nine’s report tonight. Mike Munroe incorrectly identified the song as “Wrong Side Of The World”.

      Could have been an innocent mistake, but more likely a moonbat writer’s idea of what it should have been called.

      Posted by Maulman on 2007 01 28 at 05:17 AM • permalink


    1. Bloody great news! Congrats to our poster girl. I have the CD, have seen it on the CMC once and never heard it on the radio. Hope it raises the profile of the single even further.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 01 28 at 05:26 AM • permalink


    1. I’m off to Amazon or ebay to buy it.

      I’ve never heard it, but it’s the principle.

      Onya Becs

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 05:49 AM • permalink


    1. #8 SezaGeoff
      I bought my copy of feel this free (#5101137272) at a Sanity store some months ago. (I had to wait a week while the store restocked).
      Make sure you get the CD marked ‘Bonus Edition” which features Poster Girl (Wrong Side of the World)’ as track 14.
      That’s the song our puerile ABC finds ‘controversial’.
      Do they ever wonder why their audience is made up of such a tiny minority of the people paying paying their salaries?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 28 at 05:56 AM • permalink


    1. #15 Maulman
      Wrong Side of the World is given on the CD as a secondary title in brackets. See #18.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 28 at 06:00 AM • permalink


    1. #19 Skeeter

      Please refer to original post #15.

      Posted by Maulman on 2007 01 28 at 06:07 AM • permalink


    1. #20 Maulman
      was referring to your post #15 where you wrote,
      Mike Munroe incorrectly identified the song as “Wrong Side Of The World”.
      My comment at #19 was an attempt to clarify the naming of the song.
      It could be argued that Mike Munroe was not totally ‘incorrect’, although it would seem that he chose the secondary title for reasons known only to himself.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 28 at 06:22 AM • permalink


    1. Sanity breaks out. Congrats, Beccs.

      Posted by Spectre765 on 2007 01 28 at 06:26 AM • permalink


    1. Somebody please specify exactly what CD I sould buy to make sure that the controversial single is included

      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 06:33 AM • permalink


    1. .. should…


      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 06:35 AM • permalink



      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 28 at 06:36 AM • permalink


    1. Bold jar tipped up, this signifies the end of the thread for mac users.

      Thanks for the quote from the Belmont Club, blogstrop.

      Couldn’t agree more.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 01 28 at 06:49 AM • permalink


    1. #23, it’s also available on iTunes.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 28 at 07:05 AM • permalink


    1. Yep, only country song I have ever purchased on itunes.

      Its currently number four on the country chart, but seeing as it is behind the dixie chicks (not ready to make nice) at one, Bloody John Williamson (True Blue) at two and Kenny Rogers (the gambler) at number three it probably doesn’t say much for C&W demand on itunes.

      Go and ‘click to buy’ aussie supporters!  Get her to number one by monday lunchtime!

      Posted by entropy on 2007 01 28 at 07:23 AM • permalink


    1. The word “controversial” vanished in the subbing at my regional newspaper on Friday.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 01 28 at 07:52 AM • permalink


    1. italics off

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 28 at 08:02 AM • permalink


    1. shit!

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 01 28 at 08:03 AM • permalink


    1. #23
      This is exactly the disc you should buy. It has the lovely Beccy on the cover. CD title is Feel This Free (Bonus Edition).
      Scroll down to track #14 to see the controversial single, Poster Girl (Wrong Side of the World) in the list of tracks on the disc.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 28 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. Gawd, El Cid. Your profligate use of italics has completely wrecked my formatting in #32.
      So here it again with quotes and bolding in the hope that it makes sense for Jack.

      This is exactly the disc you should buy. It has the lovely Beccy on the cover. CD title is ‘Feel This Free (Bonus Edition)’.
      Scroll down to track #14 to see the controversial single, ‘Poster Girl (Wrong Side of the World)’ in the list of tracks on the disc.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 01 28 at 08:27 AM • permalink


    1. I fixed the italics. I’ve asked you before not to try it yourself. It doesn’t always work. Drop me an email——it you come across one of these problems. I will get to it generally within a few hours, if not immediately.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 01 28 at 09:37 AM • permalink


    1. Warning!  Andrea has the paddle out!  Andrea has the paddle out!  Flee for your lives!

      (gee whiz, I walk in and what you I find?  Andrea the Warrior Princess holding Big Bertha with both hands.  That’s not a good way to begin a day.)

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 01 28 at 09:49 AM • permalink


    1. Congratulations to Beccy Cole!  I heard the song, and she’s a terrific singer too, so she deserves the award for her singing as much as for her song.  Besides, I like her name.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 28 at 11:07 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea has the Proofreader Activisation Club Ordnance out? I’ll be good—I promise.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 01 28 at 12:52 PM • permalink


    1. That song made me a bit weepy, I’m proud to say…

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 01 28 at 09:26 PM • permalink


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