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Keith Moon- A Short Tribute

I am certain that if Keith Moon were alive today he would be the subject of intense interest for psychologists. I don’t know whether the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from the 60’s and 70’s included provision for … Continue reading

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Made Me Smile #1

I. A beautiful image yesterday: an elderly man walking his granddaughter home from primary school. He was carrying her bag and had made her fairy bread as an after school treat. She was singing a made-up melody with the abandon … Continue reading

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Worship Music and the Jesus Fetish

‘I wanna sit at your feet. Drink from the cup in your hand. Lay back against you and breathe, here your heart beat This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand. I melt in your peace, it’s … Continue reading

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And the Sax Played On… (Or, why it’s not always a good idea to invite friends to Church)

The pressure to invite my high school friends to Church events wasn’t oppressive, but it was subtly consistent. This pressure- perhaps expectation is a better word- manifested itself through casual remarks made by my Parents or youth leaders, to the … Continue reading

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My Horror Gig Story #3: Neo Nazis ‘ave a Go

The skinhead git approached me with a look of menace and faint amusement. ‘Where were you born mate?’ I sharply responded, ‘I was born in Adelaide, Australia.’ Skinhead mulled this over for a second. ‘Australia eh? That’s interesting, because me … Continue reading

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My Horror Gig Story #2- Janitorial Jazz Odyssey

As a musician, it’s easy to think that the worst live experiences are those in which there is little or no audience to perform to. You go to the trouble of getting your ass to a gig only to find … Continue reading

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Mr M- The Bass Playing I.T Teacher from the North

It was nearing the end of a Monday lunchtime at my high school when I spotted my IT teacher frantically running down the hallway, breathless and with glistening streams of sweat dripping down his red face. As soon as he … Continue reading

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