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Some new snapshots

Some new snapshots

0I am finally uploading some new pics from my travels overseas, which I have uploaded to my flickr account. The featured image with this post is a photo of myself and Mark Murphy, taken outside the Iridium Jazz Club in NY after a blistering set by one of the true legends of jazz singing. I...
A write of supranational proportions

A write of supranational proportions

0As I’ve been putting in a few grant applications lately, I had to do some searching for reviews etc, and I stumbled across this; an absolute classic! This is priceless free promo from someone known as “Free Arts In The Canada” for my debut solo album “I Believe”; it totally cracked me up! “I Accept...
Five Of The Best

Five Of The Best

0I’ve been asked, for a forthcoming book, to give my thoughts on five great Australian pop/rock stars. So without further ado, here they are: 1 Neil Finn I was so glad to hear Neil could be considered an honorary Australian for the purposes of this poll, as I believe he is the most gifted pop/rock...
Back In Brisvegas!

Back In Brisvegas!

0A huge swirl of emotions and memories has been washing over me since relocating back to my home town of Brisbane. Partly, it’s the end of a five-year journey ¬†promoting my music overseas which has been an incredible experience, both personally and professionally. During that time I have had the great fortune of working with...
Everything's okay (I think)!

Everything’s okay (I think)!

0Was passed on this interesting info graphic recently. It certainly presents a positive spin on the state of the music industry. I guess the only potential dampener is that the population and record-buying public was much smaller in the 60s (i.e. during the Beatles reign) than now. But it’s certainly food for thought!
What's in a Nickname?

What’s in a Nickname?

0According to the “god of all things”, wikipedia (LOL), “A nickname is sometimes considered desirable, symbolising a form of acceptance, but can often be a form of ridicule.” Well I know some of what I’m about to display may fit into the latter category, but regardless I’ve decided to start a list of all the...
Astoria Music!

Astoria Music!

0So today I had a fantastic experience at my local “small block” music store, one of the last to hold out against behemoths like Guitar Center; Astoria Music. I was having an issue with the pick-up in my acoustic guitar and the owner/manager ¬†George immediately put it up on the board and sorted the problem...
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness! A.Ginsberg

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness! A.Ginsberg

0I took the time to watch “Howl” recently, featuring James Franco as beat poet Alan Ginsberg. Okay so it’s repetitious in parts, but it really helped remind me of why I’m here in this city and why I’m an artist, and I loved the surreal urban dreamscape imagery. I still believe in the power of...
Why I love my hood, Astoria

Why I love my hood, Astoria

0When I first moved to the US in late 2009 – settling on New York rather than Nashville or LA – I decided, like many other muso (musician)/arty types, to live in Brooklyn. I landed in a place not even a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Bedford and 7th Ave subway stop, right...
Recent snapshots

Recent snapshots

0Here’s some recent New York snaps. The weather here has been crazy; like we’re back in winter! Everyone’s saying What the? last weekend it was t-shirt weather; the weekend just gone? damn freezing, with snow in between…..
All You Need Is Beatles Charity Event @ The Zoo

All You Need Is Beatles Charity Event @ The Zoo

0(Feb 5, 2011) It was a hot and steamy summer’s evening as I made my way into legendary Brisbane (Australia) venue The Zoo for what promised to be a fantastic night’s entertainment. My dear friend and mentor Ritchie Yorke had been asked to be involved as MC in this charity event, an annual fundraiser put...