Amrap’s AirIt is community radio’s Australian music catalogue and distribution service.
Any Australian community radio program maker and station library coordinator can apply for a free
They login to order customized CDs containing the music they want to broadcast at no cost to them
or instantly download the music.
Anyone else can browse the catalogue to see artist information, links to buy music and official
artist videos — but only authorised radio users can login to access and order the music.
Colin Hay - While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted.
GATHERING MERCURY is a portrait of Colin Hay the performer, songwriter, and recording artist and—perhaps most importantly—the man behind the persona. The lyrics reveal the emotional peaks and valleys of the past year during which time Hay lost his father, but Hay stands the test of a true artist and demonstrates his ability to marry immediacy and depth without being maudlin or sacrificing the pop accessibility for which he is known.
About this track...
“Send Somebody,” a hypnotic pop melody, was inspired by a late night phone conversation. “You call tech support one night around midnight and actually get a human being on the line,” Hay explains. “The unexpected connection with a stranger is often easier to make than one with people you know.”