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Perth Australia

Welcome back to #TravelThursday. This month I’m virtually visiting 5 continents in 5 weeks. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Luxembourg in Europe. Last week it was Yunnan China in Asia. This week it’s down under to Perth Australia.

I’m a big fan of Australia and New Zealand from afar. I’ve never been to either. (I’ve never been south of the Equator.) During my upcoming retirement chapter of my life – I definitely wish to somehow someway visit either or both nations for an organized 2-to-3-week tour. I actually want to see and experience Australia and New Zealand over any other destination in the world.

Every time “House Hunters International” (on HGTV) does an episode from either nation I’m glued intently to it – especially the scenery in the background. I get ecstatic when the house hunters are in Perth Australia.

About 25 years ago when I was discovering the Wild Wild World Wide Web (after I weaned myself off of AOL) I used RealAudio (remember that ?) to listen to pop music radio stations from around the world. I ran a pop music web site at the time that was gaining in popularity in Europe (particularly Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany) and Australia and New Zealand. I couldn’t believe that I was creating an electronic product, placing it on the Internet at my very own web site with its own domain name, and people from thousands of miles away and on the other side of the world were interested in it.

One of the many radio stations that I used to listen to from Australia was 96fm out of Perth. It was fun to hear tomorrow’s zany morning show at night here on the U.S. East Coast. Back then (in the late-1990s) pop music in Australia was like a hybrid of both U.S. and U.K. pop music. I remember hearing Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” for many months, and thinking to myself that it should be played on the radio here stateside. Eventually it made it here, and it was a MASSIVESMASH. (That’s an ode to my old web site.)

I learned a lot about Perth listening to the radio, and I even catered my website somewhat to Perth and other cities in Australia and New Zealand, since my fanbase there outnumbered most everywhere else in the world.

Perth is located on the southwest coast of Australia near the 32ND parallel south. Summers are mostly sunny, warm, and dry. Winters are mostly cloudy, cool, and wet. Spring is on its way Perth, and so are many sunny days !

Perth’s skyline from the sea is beautiful. Its metro area is vast along the coast. Over 2 million residents call Perth home. It’s one of the most isolated major cities in the world !

#VisitPerth

From Australia to South America. Next #TravelThursday I’m visiting Santiago Chile. Let’s keep traveling together.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 277

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday June 05TH 2022 – the 277TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 17 Sunday Sermons
[2ND week @ # 1]
Anne Wilson
2 3 11 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
3 2 13 Egypt Cory Asbury
4 5 5 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
5 4 19 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
6 6 3 I Will Carry You Ellie Holcomb
7 8 19 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
8 10 2 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
9 9 4 For God Is With Us for King + Country
10 1 Hymn Of Heaven Phil Wickham

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” – TobyMac
2020 – “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters
2019 – “Born Again” – Austin French
2018 – “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett
2017 – “Live Like You’re Loved” – Hawk Nelson

MATTHEW WEST – My # 1 artist over the past 277 weeks (by far) continues his ascent up my chart with the brilliant “Me On Your Mind” – which he performed on the K-LOVE Fan Awards. It looked and sounded great on TV. I consider “Me On Your Mind” to be a return-to-form for Matthew. It’s a typical Matthew West track – perfect to singalong to on the radio. His previous track – “What If” – was a quite-a-bit-unique sound for him, but it definitely worked, as it was his 4TH # 1 smash on my chart (out of 6 singles).

K-LOVE FAN AWARDS – What a spectacular show it was. I live-tweeted during the 8 PM EDT premiere broadcast on TBN. I actually started tweeting an hour earlier at 7 PM, as the #RedCarpet show aired on the TBN app. I tweeted 39 times during the 3 hours, and I received nearly 3,000 organic impressions. You can catch all of these tweets at my Twitter account @ChrisMDay. It was good to see fellow K-LOVE fans also live-tweeting the show. I plan to do it again next June, but before then I am happy to announce that I’ll be live-tweeting the 53RD Annual GMA Dove Awards as it airs on TBN on Friday October 21ST 2022 at 8 PM EDT.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 5 new entries – known as #TravelThursday#RetroFriday#SundayScripture#Top10Monday, and a special Tuesday salute to our United States flag.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio Television

My Top 10 Hits – Week 276

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday May 29TH 2022 – the 276TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 2 16 Sunday Sermons
[1ST week @ # 1]
Anne Wilson
2 1 12 Egypt Cory Asbury
3 3 10 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
4 4 18 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
5 7 4 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
6 10 2 I Will Carry You Ellie Holcomb
7 6 4 Honey In The Rock Brooke Ligertwood Ft. Brandon Lake
8 8 18 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
9 9 3 For God Is With Us for King + Country
10 1 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” – TobyMac
2020 – “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters
2019 – “Born Again” – Austin French
2018 – “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett
2017 – “Live Like You’re Loved” – Hawk Nelson

ANNE WILSON – 20-year-old Anne Wilson makes history on my chart this week, as “Sunday Sermons” ascends to # 1 in its 16TH week. The track debuted during the 2ND week of February, and it got off to a slow start. Its first 10 weeks were below my Top 5. Anne Wilson becomes the first female solo artist to hit # 1 on my chart since right before my salvation started nearly 16 years ago. (The last female solo artist to do so – Christina Aguilera.)

K-LOVE FAN AWARDS – The 3-day fan awards weekend and all of the shows, events, and festivities that go along with it are now complete in Nashville, and it’s my dream to one year be a part of it all. I’m ready to see the 2-hour culmination – the fan awards that occurred on Sunday night. The 2-hour broadcast airs this Friday on TBN. It’ll air twice in a row at 8 PM with an encore at 10 PM EDT. During the 8 PM broadcast I’ll be live-tweeting at my Twitter account @ChrisMDay. I’ll use the hashtag #KLOVEFanAwards so that you can follow along via your favorite Twitter app. You can also follow along at the bottom of this blog, and just keep refreshing every minute or so to see the latest tweets.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday#RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio Television

My Top 10 Hits – Week 275

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday May 22ND 2022 – the 275TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 11 Egypt
[2ND week @ # 1]
Cory Asbury
2 4 15 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
3 5 9 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
4 3 17 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
5 2 9 Wonder Working All Creatures
6 6 3 Honey In The Rock Brooke Ligertwood Ft. Brandon Lake
7 7 3 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
8 8 17 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
9 9 2 For God Is With Us for King + Country
10 1 I Will Carry You Ellie Holcomb

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” – TobyMac
2020 – “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters
2019 – “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave
2018 – “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett
2017 – “Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns

MATTHEW WEST – My favorite singer over the past 275 weeks is on my chart with his 7TH single – “Me On Your Mind”. It’s a non-album single that may be on Matthew’s next album. (His previous album – “Brand New” – yielded 3 hit singles – “The God Who Stays” (# 1), “Truth Be Told” (# 2 for 5 weeks), and “What If” (# 1).

K-LOVE FAN AWARDS – I’ve voted, and I’m ready for another fun awards show from my favorite radio station on my favorite cable network. It occurs during this Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville – hosted by Matthew West. You can watch the 2-hour broadcast the following weekend on TBN. It’ll air twice in a row at 8 PM and 10 PM EDT on Friday June 03RD 2022. During the 8 PM broadcast I’ll be live-tweeting at my Twitter account @ChrisMDay. I’ll use the hashtag #KLOVEFanAwards so that you can follow along via your favorite Twitter app. You can also follow along at the bottom of this blog, and just keep refreshing every minute or so to see the latest tweets.

SUMMER OF 2022 – Summer begins with next weekend’s chart, and it continues for the next 14 weeks after that. On Tuesday September 06TH I’ll present a special chart featuring my Top 10 hits of the Summer (from U.S. Memorial Day Weekend to U.S. Labor Day Weekend). Maybe my # 1 song of the Summer is on this week’s chart ?

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 5 new entries – known as #TravelThursday#RetroFriday#SundayScripture, a special #MemorialDay, and #Top10Monday on Tuesday May 31ST.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp