The List: January

As promised, to celebrate my 50th year I’ll be posting (per month) some (anything and anyone I can remember) of the cultural shenanigans I’ve been fortunate to see, hear and visit (and those I want to visit) as well as national days. Keep up to date with The List on my new site┬áKULTURE KIOSK.  

Aussie Music Month / Triple M Top 10 (with extra bits!)

In Australia the radio station Triple M conduct a top 10 of Aussie Songs as selected by members of key Aussie bands, so I thought I’d have a go. In addition it’s Aus Music Month in November and the Michael Hutchence movie Mystify is about to hit the UK. It could be said that Australian […]

Music: Keep Brand and Carry On

Recently events on opposite sides of the world have engulfed Facebook. Not a terrorist offence or a natural disaster but the old problems of the shock of the new, the band wreckers, and band brand. In short should bands continue under the same name with new singers? In Australia Boom Crash Opera have announced they […]

Australia Day

Earlier this month I wrote about Back to the Future and that seems relevant to this post too. The choices that our parents make can affect us for life. I fancied Australia but my father opted for its neighbour. A decision I am still paying for in that, at the time of writing, a Kiwi […]

An Eighties Kids’ Dream Team Drummers

Why Drummers? Well, it’s the instrument most connected to me I suppose. Here are ten who were important to me growing up. Whilst dreaming of being a musician, I never made it (see the blog about my books below). For whatever reason circumstance did not align. For this piece I wanted to keep things simple. […]