Have you ever wondered what kind of music wallabies are into? Me either – it’s easy to forget they even exist when they’re only on one continent and that continent is half a world away. I don’t even really know anything about the creatures, other than the fact that they’re related to kangaroos, and kangaroos hate dogs.
Well one thing I learned from this video is that wallabies appreciate an acoustic guitar in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it. Here’s Nashville-based Australian musician Joe Robinson playing a version of his song Uli’s Jump for Wendy The Wallaby.
I can’t help but wonder if the marsupial would have stuck around if Robinson had launched into a cover of Wonderwall like you might hear done by a college student who’s still learning how to form all the chords in the song, or if it was his masterful musicianship that kept the creature nearby.
Fortunately, Robinson has quite a catalog of original music to pull from, so I’d be surprised to see him pull out such a cover.
Here’s the original version of Uli’s Jump:
Oh man, I could sit and listen to stuff like this all day. Robinson actually reminds me quite a bit of one of my favourite guitarists of all time – and a fellow Australian – Tommy Emmanuel.
So maybe the next time a kangaroo’s got ahold of your dog, bust out your guitar rather than your fist!