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petrie46 - 5-2-2009 @ 02:06 AM

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Jackson Browne - Time the Conqueror
Time the Conqueror is the first new studio album in 6 years from the iconic American singer-songwriter known as both a hugely popular entertainer (his Running On Empty album is 7-times Platinum) and a masterful artist whose work is both timeless and always timely in the issues it addresses.

Time the Conqueror is everything Jackson fans could want - melodic and musical, organic and outspoken. The overall sound is timeless, and instantly recognisable as Jackson Browne. While the likes of Off Of Wonderland is simply delightful, songs such as The Drums of War and Far From the Arms of Hunger are as powerful as they are beautiful.

The ten tracks include Time The Conqueror, Off Of Wonderland, The Drums Of War, The Arms Of Night, Where Were You, Going Down To Cuba, Giving That Heaven Away, Live Nude Cabaret, and Just Say Yeah, and Far From the Arms of Hunger.

you can listen to Jackson Brown sing the title track Time the Conqueror on the Blarney Podcast

Jackson Browne is now 60 years old, but the years of singing and touring and making political noise have taken no toll on his vocal chords - Jackson Browne sounds just as he did when he recorded Take It Easy all those years ago. And you can check that claim out yourself when Jackson tours DownUnder in February. His Australian tour details are:

Feb 27: Riverstage Brisbane QLD
Feb 28: Tempus Two Winery Hunter Valley NSW
Mar 2: Harbour Theatre Sydney Entertainment Centre NSW
Mar 5: Palais Theatre Melbourne VIC
Mar 7: Sutton Grange Winery Sutton Grange SA
Mar 10: Townsville Entertainment Centre QLD
Mar 11: Cairns Convention Centre QLD
Mar 14: Kings Park & Botanic Gardens Perth WA
Mar 15: Adelaide Festival Theatre SA
WIN: the Blarney Bulletin has a copy of Jackson Browne’s new CD Time the Conqueror to give away. To enter the draw, simply email your contact details (name, address & telephone number) to


Vince Brophy - Brophy's Road
Vince Brophy: Brophy’s Road begins the journey of a self confessed songwriter. These songs have been waiting along time to be recorded and for some it’s been years since they were first written.

Like an old friend the Rocky Road to Dublin is a song I grew up with in my Irish family in England. The familiarity of that story still resonates with me today in my Australian home.

I have travelled many miles listened to many stories, seen the world changing that forced my pen to write and my music to play. It’s all about the journey we take and the moves we make and the recognition that this in not a practice, but the reality.

I’d like to say I thought about the title of this CD very carefully. But the reality is, I casually looked at a road sign that said another name and turning to my wife and saying Brophy’s Road, what do you think? And she saying brilliant! Was there some sort of intuitive contact with the universe about this decision? So I’m pleased to announce this CD to the world.

you can listen to Vince Brophy sing Billy Moran (The Man From Galway) on the Blarney Podcast

From the Emerald Isle to Australia, this collection of songs documents Vincent Brophy’s personal journey. A delightful and evocative mix of traditional and original songs of dislocation, love, loss, family and migration. The track list includes The Rocky Road to Dublin, Christening Gown, Famine Ireland, The Water is Wide, Spancil Hill, Caledonia, Do You Think That I Do Not Know, Billy Moran, City Block, Were You There, Always Always, Mr Music, Between the Moon and the Sun, Brindabella Moon, plus a bonus track. At the heart of Brophy’s Road is the love of Vince’s Irish roots, the values, work ethic, romance and rituals which easily find fertile soil in the Australian landscape and culture.
WIN: the Blarney Bulletin has a copy of Vince Brophy’s new CD Brophy’s Road to give away. To enter the draw, simply email your contact details (name, address & telephone number) to


This month’s joke - the Wayward Ringer - comes from A.L. Moe, who will receive a complimentary bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey for this little gem:

A successful pastoralist died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and was determined to keep the property, but knew very little about cattle, so she decided to place an ad in the local newspaper for a ringer.

Two ringers applied for the job - one was gay and the other was a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied for the position, she decided to hire the gay fella, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about running a cattle station. For weeks, the two of them worked hard, and the station was doing very well. One day the widow said to the ringer: “You have done a really good job, and the property looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels.”

The ringer readily agreed and went off into town the next Saturday night. One o’clock came, however, and he didn’t return. Two o’clock and still no ringer. Finally he returned around two-thirty AM, and upon entering the room, he found the widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her. “Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she whispered.

Trembling, he did as she directed.

“Now take off my boots.”

He did as she asked, ever so slowly.

“Now take off my socks.”

He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.

“Now take off my skirt.”

He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the firelight.

“Now take off my bra.”

Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

Then she looked at him and said: “If you EVER wear my clothes into town again, you’re FIRED!”

If you have a good joke and want to be a contender for a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, simply email your joke and contact details (name, address & telephone number) to: The jokes can be in text form, photos, graphics or video (but not powerpoint presentations), or you can record your joke and send in an audio CD.

Jameson, of course, is Australia’s finest Irish Whiskey - and that’s no joke!


And Mossie Scanlon has just released a new single on CD - The Bells of Ireland - based on a 1843 love letter from James Walsh in Ireland to his wife Mary, a convict transported to Tasmania. The words were penned by Irish songwriter Pete St John and put to the music of an Irish love song, Bruach Na Carraige Báine, by Mossie Scanlon.

you can listen to a sample of Mossie singing The Bells of Ireland on the Blarney Podcast - you can purchase your own copy of the song from

WIN: the Blarney Bulletin has a copy of Mossie Scanlon’s new single CD The Bells of Ireland to give away. To enter the draw, simply email your contact details (name, address & telephone number) to

mkelly3238 - 5-2-2009 @ 03:25 AM

thanks for the post Petrie. Wow you must have a life membership with lotto. lol :D

petrie46 - 5-2-2009 @ 06:44 AM

no not really

humpoo - 26-2-2009 @ 02:53 AM