Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave US President Barack Obama an iPod full of Australian music. The full list is here, but before you go for a scan, know this : The Angels didn't make the cut, neither did Rose Tattoo, or the Radiators, no Nick Barker, no Saints, no Radio Birdman, no Choirboys, no Beasts Of Bourbon, no Screaming Jets, no Cosmic Psychos, no Baby Animals, no Scientists, no Tumbleweed. Outrageous!
But what will Michelle Obama think when she scans through the song titles on her husband's new iPod?
'To Sir With Love'Or maybe the iPod list is a new way for world leaders to send coded messages to each other?
'Your Love Is Like A Song'
'I've Got You On My Mind'
'Fall At Your Feet'
'Confide In Me'
'Throw Your Arms Around Me'
'Need U Tonight'
'Into My Arms'
'When You Come'
'Wash Me Clean'
'Never Tear Us Apart'
I've pieced together the following message from Gillard to Obama, using only song titles on Obama's new iPod :
We're Not Finished, Just Yet, but Little By Little, Now We're Getting Somewhere, we're Heading In The Right Direction.As Australia and the United States move into an even closer military relationship now China rises as the true world power of the 21st century, what exactly is Julia Gillard trying to say to Barack Obama?
These Days we wonder Which Way To Go, Tomorrow? To The Moon And Back? Will it be All Torn Down In The Midnight Hour?
On Days Like These When The River Runs Dry, we need a Big Jet Plane and A Bullet And A Target. A New Sensation. The Holy Grail.
It's a One Way Road, it's The Hard Road, to Better People in the Streets Of Your Town and The World Where You Live.
Remember, From Little Things Big Things Grow.
What does it all mean?
It means I just wasted another 20 minutes.