Stinky fridges, human robots and a warning about putting fingers in the butter don't seem like the obvious choices for song content, but the topics do resonate with Lucky Jim's fans.
The Canberra musician and teacher is just over a week away from launching his first children's album, There's Something Stinky in the Fridge and Other Family Favourites. Aimed at primary school-aged children, the album intends to fill a gap the performer saw in the market.
"Primary school kids aren't really getting things that they need in terms of live music and also original music," Lucky Jim, also known as Jim Sharrock, says.
"There's a lot of music in early childhood, with things like The Wiggles and bands like that. And then there was pop music that was catered for teenagers and a lot of it was inappropriate for primary school students."
So the performer set out on releasing an album, which he road-tested while working as a relief teacher at Canberra schools.
"Children are very honest and they are happy to give feedback on the songs that would work," he says.
"But it's a family album ... so I tried to make it something that parents could relate to as well, and other families. There's meant to be a commonality there so they can talk about the song together."
Lucky Jim will release the album at Corroboree Park Hall on November 17, from 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are $10 each, or $25 for a family from Eventbrite.
Canberran impresses at Derby Day
Canberra's Richard Luton has wowed fashion lovers at Melbourne's Derby Day Fashions on the Field.
The Canberra real estate agent impressed judges with his black and white suit - the two colours being the traditional dress code for the race day.
Luton joined Melburnians Tom Rich and Brandon Kostas as finalists in the fashion event, and as such, has been invited to compete in the Men's Racewear final at Tuesday's Melbourne Cup. There they will compete against the three finalists from the Melbourne Cup Day heat.
Men's racewear became a Fashions on the Field category in 2001 and has continued to grow in popularity, with Sunday's Derby Day no exception.
The event was judged by Myer ambassadors Kris Smith, Elyse Knowles, Rachael Finch and Sarsha Chisholm, former foreign minister Julie Bishop and former Bachelor star Anna Heinrich.
Not all heroes wear capes
Canberra-based game developers Anna Tito and Ben Roach will discuss their careers and latest works at the National Film and Sound Archive's Local Heroes of Gaming event on November 22.
Games music composer Mick Gordon will also chat with composer Kenneth Lampl from the ANU School of Music.
There will also be a screening of Game Loading: Rise of the Indies, an Australian-directed documentary, looks at indie developers and how they have changed gaming culture.
The event starts at 6.30pm and is $25. For more information or tickets go to nfsa.gov.au.