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I’m Counting On You

29 Jul

Johnny O’Keefe was one of Australias greatest rock and roll singers back in the 60’s if not the original rock and roll singer in Australia

He was known as the Wild One and to a certain degree as with Elvis his movements when singing drew attention at the time

My favourite song of his is She Wears My Ring , a song I have sung many times at karaokes

Hope you enjoy a look into the rock and roll era of Australia in the 60’s and this song which has a romantic tinge to it

Cheers Ian aka Emu

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41 responses to “I’m Counting On You

  1. giselzitrone

    August 22, 2011 at 07:00

    Beautiful best regards Gislinde

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    • aussieian2011

      August 23, 2011 at 07:00

      Thank you dear friend and wish you much love
      Aussie Ian

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  2. prenin

    August 22, 2011 at 07:00

    Hi Ian! 🙂

    Hope the move went well!!! 🙂

    Yes, Doug is a problem, from his drunken boasts (who can take pride in smashing a woman’s head through a window???) and boasts of his criminal connections to being a mouse when sober?

    Thanks God I don’t have to live like him! 😦

    He has a doctor’s appointment today, but it does depend on if the doctor turns up – he had a morning appointment at the doctors surgery, but forgot it…

    Like you said though: the DT’s ain’t funny – I just hope he dries out, but he can’t seem to let go of the bottle…

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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  3. fudelchen

    August 15, 2011 at 07:00

    Toll !!!

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    • aussieian2011

      August 19, 2011 at 07:00

      Greetings my friend and wishing you a beautiful weekend
      full of love and happiness
      Ian aka Emu

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  4. natswans

    August 13, 2011 at 07:00

    Love this song Ian although the video says this is private oh yay … Sheila

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  5. Monica

    August 9, 2011 at 07:00

    Ian, I love Johnny O’Keefe! How did I ever miss him? Also, your fans on WordPress would LOVE to see you singing karaoke. How about it, mate?

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    • aussieian2011

      August 10, 2011 at 07:00

      Hi Monica , thanks for your great comment , am going to try and produce a video on wordpress that I can share so that people will actually be able to see the Aussie Ian and the Emu behind the romantic words and writings , suggest you better ask Sue Mac what you will see hehe , Sue has seen me on com and maybe I wont be what you imagine behind the words , then again I think you will get a surprise hehe
      Cheers girl
      Ian aka Emu

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      • Monica

        August 21, 2011 at 07:00

        Ian, I’m REALLY looking forward to this! Surprise or not, you are an original!

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        • aussieian2011

          August 22, 2011 at 07:00

          Hi Monica , glad you enjoyed that old favourite of mine , hope all is well with you Princess and life is treating you well , wishing you a beaut week
          Cheers
          Ian aka Emu

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  6. Mystique sunshine

    August 8, 2011 at 07:00

    I like that song ‘She wears my ring’.. Thought it was Elvis s song.. Nice posting..

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    • aussieian2011

      August 10, 2011 at 07:00

      Hi Princess , this is an original song from one of Australias original rock and roll singers , my favourite I used to sing , pity the girl I sang it for didn’t listen to the words
      Ian

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  7. Lady Jude

    August 6, 2011 at 07:00

    Thanks for your help with my poem, I’ve used a few of your lines in the poem that could be used and I just need to come up with an ending now… I feel so uninspired to write lately, maybe a time for a break… Thanks a whole bunch….

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    • aussieian2011

      August 7, 2011 at 07:00

      Looking forward to reading the end result Jude , dont like my poetic writers getting writers block , its like something is missing from my friends space and nothing being posted from you causes alarm
      Have a beaut week Lady Jude and take a walk in the early morning and let nature , your dreams and hopes write whats in your heart and mind . remember girl , we dont write , our feelings and emotions write for us
      Ian

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  8. rannycalderon

    August 6, 2011 at 07:00

    My first time to listen to this song… I enjoyed it …xx~

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    • aussieian2011

      August 7, 2011 at 07:00

      Thanks Ranny , a beautiful romantic relaxing song
      Ian

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  9. Androgoth

    August 5, 2011 at 07:00

    Another excellent posting Ian, not my Goblet of Blood
    but certainly a worthy offering my wickedly fine friend

    Androgoth

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    • aussieian2010

      August 5, 2011 at 07:00

      Thanks mate , yes not everyones writings are to everyones liking but the beauty of wordpress is to see the diversity of peoples talents.
      Wishing you and Jen a great weekend Androgoth
      Aussie Ian

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  10. chicasl10

    August 4, 2011 at 07:00

    Such kind of songs they play a lot in the Pop corn cafeess I love the sound.
    tx Ian
    Back to the old day the good old days ( the music yes!!)

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    • aussieian2010

      August 5, 2011 at 07:00

      Hi Princess , glad you enjoyed that song , its an old one and was popular back in the early days of rock and roll, hope you are well girl and I wish you a great weekend full of love and happiness
      Aussie Ian

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  11. prenin

    August 4, 2011 at 07:00

    Hi Ian! 🙂

    Thanks for the best wishes Ian – God Bless you and Ana!!!

    Huge hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • aussieian2010

      August 5, 2011 at 07:00

      G’day mate , have been off the com for a while and need to catch up , all quiet in wordpress lately I notice , hope you are doing okay , let us know when you crack that big lottery mate , could do with a couple of bucks here , haha
      Cheers Ian and have a great weekend
      Aussie Ian

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  12. Raven

    August 3, 2011 at 07:00

    I never heard of him but what a lovely song…amazing! Thanks for sharing AussieIan.
    smiles,
    Raven

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    • aussieian2010

      August 3, 2011 at 07:00

      Glad you enjoyed tha song , was a great Aussie singer back in the early days of rock and roll in Australia
      Ian

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  13. Lady Jude

    August 2, 2011 at 07:00

    I liked that song he done she wears my ring

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    • aussieian2010

      August 3, 2011 at 07:00

      This has always been a favourite of mine Jude that I used to sing at pub karaokes
      Loved all JOK songs
      Ian

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  14. michiko san

    July 31, 2011 at 07:00

    I came to Australia in 1970 🙂 to be honest that not ring me back.
    but his song is nice.
    Thank you for visit and leaving kind comments.
    Enjoy your day.
    Michiko

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    • aussieian2010

      July 31, 2011 at 07:00

      You missed many great rock and roll legends that originated out of Australia in the 60s and 70s Michiko
      Well you enjoyed this song and there are many from those days that I am sure you would like
      Cheers girl and have a great week
      Ian

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  15. jennygoth

    July 31, 2011 at 07:00

    sorry aussie never heard of him id be a cat howling at a kareoke lol mybe a few drinks first would oil my throat lol xxjen but i like watching others

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    • aussieian2010

      July 31, 2011 at 07:00

      Bloody hell girl you were still wetting your diapers when all the greats of rock and roll and anti establishment movement songs were taking over the world
      Great songs and great lyrics for the time , you were never destined to be a hippie , just a Goth , hehe
      Cheers
      Ian

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  16. prenin

    July 31, 2011 at 07:00

    Hi Ian! 🙂

    Yeah it’s a lot better than it could have been, but they are talking of him being out of action for six months, so it looks like he won’t be competing until 2016 which is a long time in athletics…

    What troubles me is that his diving partner had exactly the same injury, so it looks like something is seriously wrong – either that or it was just coincidence and bad luck…

    Either way I’m glad they were able to treat him.

    God Bless my friend!

    Prenin.

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    • aussieian2010

      July 31, 2011 at 07:00

      Good to know that its not as bad as first seems but again any time out of action for an athletic is a long time
      Seems to me mate that for that sort of accident or injury that its one hell of a coincidence and maybe nothing more
      Time will pass and he will be back in action
      Cheers mate
      Ian

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  17. prenin

    July 30, 2011 at 07:00

    Hi Ian! 🙂

    It’s a bad break so they’re talking pins, plates and screws – and he’s a young kid so he’ll need further treatment as he gets older.

    What is worrying is that his partner also broke his arm in exactly the same way – as the saying goes, something stinks…

    I’ll phone mum tonight and see if there’s more news – they were supposed to operate on his yesterday – but medicine has come a long way from when I looked after one of our local kids who busted her arm in a fall about fifteen years ago…

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    • aussieian2010

      July 30, 2011 at 07:00

      Hope it all works out okay Ian and the young guy is not as badly damaged as it appears , keep us informed
      Ian

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  18. prenin

    July 30, 2011 at 07:00

    Nice ballad dude! 🙂

    Never heard it before, but it kind of grows on ya!!!

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    • aussieian2010

      July 30, 2011 at 07:00

      Like the old irish ballads mate and the music is always hauntingly beautiful
      Cheers
      Ian

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  19. Sue Dreamwalker

    July 29, 2011 at 07:00

    A knew one on me this Ian, and just trying to imagine you with mike in your hand Singing in Karaokes! A pass time Ive only agreed to do when under the influence of a Spirit not of the other World but one which like the Gene came in a bottle usual the colour of Red….. 🙂 … LOL..
    Enjoy your Weekend Ian.. 🙂

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    • aussieian2010

      July 29, 2011 at 07:00

      Not more than a few years back Sue I was karaoking life away and won a few prizes , still got the voice and the style but need a few beers under the belt these days , have a great weekend girl
      Catch ya aroind tha traps
      Ian

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  20. suemacarthur

    July 29, 2011 at 07:00

    He was one of the best to come out of Aussie
    love this song
    take care
    Sue

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    • aussieian2010

      July 29, 2011 at 07:00

      Always did love Johnny OKeefe Sue , a few years back I used to sing She Wears My Ring at Karaokes , one a prize once , still do a good rendition of his songs , didn’t know till I checked it out that Larry Emder from Deal or No Deal is a nephew of Johnny O keefe
      Cheers
      Ian

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