Monthly Archives: September 2010

Catching Up With Old Friends

Recently I caught up with an old friend of mine Jeff Smith whom I had lost contact with for about 8 years. When we finally caught up it was lovely to discover that there was none of the awkwardness or guilt that sometimes comes with a reconnection with a good friend after a long time [...]

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CD Project Update #10 – Sailing Into The Great Unknown

I know it’s been just over a week since my last post and with recording on hold because of Anthony being on tour for a couple of weeks (lucky bugger) I thought I’d take the opportunity to outline what’s been happening. Last Wednesday’s recording session saw electric guitar overdubs completed on “Half Hearted Man” and [...]

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SongDare #3 – Exit Music (For A Film) (Radiohead)

This song was requested by BT Cassidy who is is by far the biggest Radiohead fan that I know Enjoy… This song presented some challenges for me, especially trying to decipher the timing in the “Breathe, keep breathing” part of the song. I think I nailed it pretty well though however, I do love the darkness [...]

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My First Concert – Sting, Memorial Drive 1985

Image via Wikipedia I remember the Dream Of The Blue Turtles concert as it was yesterday. A group of about 5 of us stayed over a friends place who lived close to the venue the night before to ensure that we got a good position in the lineup. As it turned out, at 8am the [...]

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My First Record – Jeff Wayne’s “War Of The Worlds”

I don’t watch that much television but one of my favourite TV programs going around at the moment is RockWiz on SBS. On the show, every participant on the program is asked one of two questions as part of their introduction. 1. What was the first record you ever bought (or was bought for you)? 2. What [...]

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SongDare #2 – Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)

This song was requested by Stewart Cook who is one half of an enterprising duo along with John McCall that run the Live ‘n’ Local Open Mic at The Metropolitan Hotel every Tuesday night so if you’re in Adelaide you should check it out. It’s Awesome! Anyway, here’s the video. This is for you Stewy! [...]

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CD Project Update #9 – Mixing The SCALA Exclusive Song “Billboard Angel”

I just wanted to thank all of you who passed on feedback regarding which song should become the “SCALA Exclusive” release. I’ve now finally decided and the winner is Billboard Angel. As Darren wasn’t able to make it to the studio to do his guitar parts yesterday I took the opportunity to finish off the [...]

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Guy Carrying Guitar Case On Elevator Envied By Everyone On Elevator, Imagines Guy

This is so funny and at the same time so very true. I’m sure there’s been a time in every (male) musos life where a similar situation like the one in the article below has occurred. Personally I know a few musos like this. Do you? Guy Carrying Guitar Case On Elevator Envied By Everyone [...]

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SongDare And Other Video Projects

Ever since I wrote Pomplamoose & The Covers VS Originals Argument in late July I’ve been mucking around around with my Canon video camera, working out how to use it and, at the same time, trying to work out what my promotions and marketing angle for me using video would be. Obviously my first step [...]

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