Remember the days when you'd have to video tape filmclips off the telly or tape record songs off the radio if you wanted to capture your favourite tunes? Today's kids don't know how good they've got it. Want a clip of pretty much anything -- TV show, song, promo et al -- these days and it'll be online somewhere.
I'm actually beginning to think You Tube is the best invention ever. I've certainly spent many hours trawling through music clips from my teenage years and thought I might present a regular series called Throwback Thursdays until I get sick of the exercise. Expect lots of new-wave/rock Australiana from now on.
So here's the first one. It's an oldie but a goodie, by a little known band called Flowers, which later went on to become Icehouse.
I was 11 when this song came out. I had a crush on Iva Davies, who looks like he's about 12 here but was actually 25 at the time. His claim to fame was that he was a classically trained musician who turned to pop. I suppose lots of people do that now, but back then it was kind of unique.
He does movie soundtracks these days (Master and Commander, for instance) and I believe is currently appearing on Australian TV as a judge on some kind of musical programme called Battle of the Choirs, which, quite frankly, sounds rather naff. Still, from the pictures I have seen of him, he's aged rather well...