Bruce Odland's Song of Survival

Song of Survival from Bruce Odland on Vimeo.

Bruce Odland's visit to a nearby part of the Riverina was a highlight of 2011 for me.

Aside from demonstrating the many interesting instruments he built as part of his residency at The CAD Factory outside Narrandera, he also performed a few tunes he'd written like this one.

At the time I didn't really understand the Occupy theme in it and thought he was riffing on the harshness of the landscape and the fascination people have with the name Wagga Wagga, but now I can see the way it reflects his journey from occupying Wall Street to the residence he had in the old Birrego schoolhouse.

The blog he wrote of his visit is a good read too.