Category Archive: Music

State Of Play – SA Live Music Documentary

In response to Adelaide’s live thinker in residence Martin Elbourne’s recently released Reverb Live Music Report, film-maker Jethro Heller from YouView TV Australia created a documentary on the live music scene in Adelaide called “State Of Play” Personally, I’ve only seen the first 10 minutes of this almost 50 minute video so I can’t comment [...]

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“What Is Music?” According To Tony Levin

Now that Mad March and of course Easter are out of the way, I can get back to doing what I love… Songwriting and Blogging. I just love this video of my favourite bass player Tony Levin explaining in his own way, what music is and what it means to him. He mentions that music [...]

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Will We Ever Run Out Of New Music?

According to this video from the popular science YouTube channel Vsauce the answer is “not very likely” which is a good thing I suppose otherwise I would be out of a job. It seems that if you quantified all of the possible notes and rhythm combinations you get an amazingly huge but finite number however, [...]

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CS Gigs: W/E Sunday August 28th, 2011

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday August 28th, 2011. Make sure you mark these off in your diary with a BOLD RED PEN. Wed 24 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am) Thu 25 – SCALA @ Higher Ground (8pm – 11pm) Fri 26 – Hotel Royal [...]

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The Second Time Around – Song Video

As promised here is the video presentation used at the CD launch of “The Second Time Around” a song written by myself, Heather Frahn and members of the Community Re-Entry Program at Flinders University as outlined in a previous post. Here it is for you to enjoy. Here is some more information about the Musical [...]

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CD Project Update #15 – Swedish Keyboards

I’m pleased to report a couple of exciting new developments on the CD recording front for this week. After a bit of a stop-start beginning to this year I’m going back into the studio tomorrow for the first recording session for 2011. I hope to finish off all of the main vocal parts. The exciting [...]

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The SongCatcher Interview In Full

Last night I was interviewed on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM by the team at SongCatcher, a radio show which focusses on songwriters, their inspirations and general songwriting news. I had the pleasure of playing two of my songs live, the first being “Back Of My Mind” with the second song being “Seeing Stars.” To hear the [...]

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Radio: SongCatcher On Radio Adelaide (101.5FM) Tonight

I’ll be appearing tonight on the SongCatcher songwriting program on Radio Adelaide (101.5 on the FM dial) with Clayton Werner and Claire Thackeray. Wooo Hooo! I’ll be playing a couple of tunes live, talking about my song “Billboard Angel” which appears on the latest SCALA CD “A Guided Tour” plus, the SongCatcher crew will be [...]

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Video: Night Voices – December 7th, 2010

Late last year I had the pleasure of being the featured act for the Night Voices Open Mic which is held at The Garage Bar on Waymouth Street in Adelaide. The video below (taken by my good mate BT Cassidy) are the edited highlights from my performance. In this video you’ll hear three songs, two [...]

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Alan Watts – Life And Music

According to Zen Buddhist and interpreter of Chinese and Indian philosophies to the West, Alan Watts (1915-1973), the correlation between life and music is a closely knit and intertwining one. Through his lectures and his vast audio archive, he was known for his ability to unravel the complexities of life for the layperson through his [...]

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