RIP Paul Hester of Split Enz, Crowded House

... and the Wiggles, for those of you with rug-rats (or ankle-biters in Australian).

Very sad news. I always found Crowded House music so uplifting.
It's hard to imagine the demons that some people suffer. I saw Crowded House twice, and each time Paul Hester spent the entire concert playing like a madman and laughing...looking like he really was enjoying himself.
My wife and I are big fans of Crowded House and The Finn Brothers. Crowded House's album "Woodface" featured songs written by Neil and Tim Finn, it also included Paul Hester's own romantic song "Italian Plastic".


I bring you plates from Rome
You say they look fantastic
I say we're having fun
Nothing like that Italian plastic
I bring you rocks and flowers
You say they look pathetic
You pick me up at night
I don't feel pathetic

When you wake up with me
I'll be your glass of water
When you stick up for me
Then you're my Bella Bambina

I say we're on a trip
Looks like we're on vacation
I say we're having fun
In our little constellation

Then I'll be your Bella Bambino, your man on the moon,
I'll be your little boy running with that egg on his spoon,
I'll be your soul survivor, your worst wicked friend,
I'll be your piggy in the middle, stick with you till the end