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I have been hearing DDIO now for the last 14-15 years just about everywhere. Universe speaking with a message??? acknowlegde and carry on.
My husband has been in my world for the last 9 years and is also hearing it too.
We went to Maui this past summer for our anniversary and while driving along the coast listening to Hawaiian tunes and what comes on???... the Hawaiian version of DDIO.. We just looked at each other and had a good laugh. We are starting to get the meaning.... thank you universe and CH...
Zoe Ball once name-checked Neil Finn on XFM(London's "Alternative" station), at my instigation. She was after listener suggestions for supergroups & the Seven Worlds Collide DVD had just been released. I suggested she play "There is a Light", as a group with Johnny Marr/Ed O Brien/Phil Selway in their ranks might arouse listener curiosity and warrant a play, even if that Mr Finn might not sit within the XFM "alternative" demographic!

Unfortunately for her and XFM listeners, she dismissed my suggestion on air very quickly Frowner
Personally the most unexpected place I've ever heard crowded house song was when I was working in Ghana about ten years ago. Weather with you was being used in a TV advert for air conditioning units (seriously) and it seemed to be quiet popular as several times when I was travelling around I'd hear it blaring out of speakers in, well, very african settings, usually involving goats and chickens. I even remember overhearing one guy singing a very approximated version of it to himself when I was staying in a isolated rural village. Pretty cool.
Was in New York a few weeks ago for a break after losing my Nan and needing something for the soul, and I heard one CH track - Weather with You whilst munching on a peanut butter wholemeal bagel in my hostel - both were heavenly!

Also heard There is a Light from Seven Worlds whilst eating a pizza in a restaurant in East Village - a surprise - nearly choked on my pizza!

Food and CH - a winning combination!
Ok, so this isn't hearing Crowded House in an unexpected place as such... more from an unexpected person...

I was walking through the local shopping center last Saturday.... so there was parents and their young kids EVERYWHERE... and I nearly tripped over a little boy (roughly 4-5) singing "everywhere you go take the weather"
he just sang that line over and over and over lol!!
his mum looked at him and just laughed... I thought it was gorgeous!
when I got off the train in Cork, Ireland a few weeks ago it was raining, as I got on the bus to take me to my accom it cleared up and It's Only Natural came on the radio. When I walked into my accom to sign-in and register, the first thing the lady at the desk said to me was "oh, you've brought the weather with you".

btw, may avatar profile pic was taken in Cork!
At the weekend I went to an African themed "Rhythm and Reds" event at a winery owned by a South African couple in Stanthorpe (3hrs out of Brisbane). It was a fundraiser for an orphanage in Africa.
There were two African groups which played over the course of the afternoon/evening. However, in the middle (over dinner) were this rather non-African duo who did a variety of covers. Including Weather With You. Not what I was expecting to hear at an African event. Wink
They weren't that good, sadly! I'd rather hear Neil do it any day.
Ah well, a week and a half till Sydney...
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I was walking through the local shopping center last Saturday.... so there was parents and their young kids EVERYWHERE... and I nearly tripped over a little boy (roughly 4-5) singing "everywhere you go take the weather"
he just sang that line over and over and over lol!!
his mum looked at him and just laughed... I thought it was gorgeous!


Hey - Paige - which Shopping Centre??? I have a strange suspicion it could actually have been MY son - lol! (not sure about the date??? - shopping centre location would confirm it!!!) HA!
I read somewhere that there's a bit of psychology involved when music is chosen for supermarkets. Apparently happy/uplifting songs are played as they influence the way in which the shopper walks/shops.

Fast songs tend to make one walk faster, therefore spending less time there. Roll Eyes

They make shopping a 'happy' experience I suppose.
Don't know if there's any truth in this, but I do know that when I hear CH or other music I've grown up with when shopping, I instantly feel relaxed and happy Smiler
This morning, we visited our local library, in the Essex village of Earls Colne. Tiny library - just the BART family of 4, 2 librarians and a guy at the PC......trying to print the chords to WWY off a website! Anyway, this guy, a young librarian and myself get into conversation about how NF always writes in minor keys and consequently how much more complicated the written version of a CH song invariably is....compared to having learnt the song by ear.

Then it was off to the butchers!
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Originally posted by Kelly Timtam:
Young busker playing Distant Sun just as we were walking through from Central
Station to Anzac Square. He was very good.

I would love to have heard that. I think I've yet to hear a cover of that song that I didn't like. I'd have thrown him a couple of bucks. Smiler

Not CH but I heard Liam's "Second Chance" at the grocery store today. Really surprised me because he receives very little radio play over here in the States and then to hear him in the grocery store???

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