Galah Occasion is Jim’s first album of new musical material since 2004. Songs include typical Haynesian observations of Aussie life like... Colonoscopy, El Dubbo and Losin’ It, a song about memory and domestic blindness. Auntie Dorrie’s Garage Sale tells of a garage sale that becomes permanent, and the title tracktakes a satirical look at the modern obsession with fame and celebrity.
There are bush ballads such as Joy McKean’s Casey’s Luck,and some stirring Aussie originals likeThe Banjo and The Breaker and Henry Lawson,anda patriotic tribute simply titled … Australia.
Jim teams up with Wayne Horsburgh for Home Among the Gumtrees meets Don’t Fence Me In, and Melanie Dyer joins Jim to sing the tongue-in-cheek duet We Don’t see Eye To Eye.
Auntie Dorrie's Garage Sale
Crazy For You
Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
El Dubbo (El Paso)
Don't Fence Me In - Home Among the Gumtrees (With Wayne Horsburgh)