For Australians, ANZAC Day is widely seen as a time for remembrance, solemn appreciation and chewing down a delicious six-pack of Brumby’s ANZAC biscuits.
But most importantly it is a time to honour the memory of those who have fought to preserve our nation in endless conflicts, and those who fought to preserve the sacred tradition of absolute bangers. Today, a brave bugle player has honoured the DJ, Avicii, who was sent off to create electronic music at the tender age of only 16, who passed recently in the war-torn country of Oman. And O man, was it a fitting tribute.
William Jones, 63, a bugle player for the Royal Brunswick Hotel marching band, decided to forgo the Last Post and perform a bugle rendition of Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' to remember the young lad who was lost in the trenches of the DJ booth.
"It was hard to play," said a respectful Jones, "mainly because you can't really do most of the notes playing a bugle.”
“But at least I got the vibe right".
Continuing on with a tear in his eye, Jones said "We chucked in a minute of silence just after the second chorus to keep the old punters happy. After that the riflemen let out a volley of shots in the beat of the last riff, you know, the famous 'du, du, du duh dada, dada da da, duh dah do dah day dah'."
What an incredibly poignant moment. The ceremony was concluded with a reading from Gen3ral Grant, a local DJ for the hotel.
"When I'm wiser and I'm older... All this time I was finding myself, and I... Didn't know I was lost."
No more to come.