January 31, 2013 2

A few¬†years ago I was invited to speak at the Elizabeth Jolley Forum at Curtin University in Perth on the above topic. Below is an edited version of my talk. Maybe it might stimulate a […]


January 30, 2013 1

So I’m walking down my suburb yesterday and it’s verge cleanup day. The title is different from state to state and country to country but it’s that time of the year where you put the […]

Dave gets social

January 13, 2013 0

NEWSFLASH: The Suburban Messiah has embraced social media, and joined Facebbok and Twitter. You can find the Facebook fan page here – – and follow Dave on Twitter here – Go forth and […]

London 1976

January 13, 2013 5

Aussie in London stuff. While flat-hunting we were living in a bed and breakfast hotel near Kings Cross. The IRA was conducting a violent bombing campaign and we passed underneath a tube station at the […]


January 10, 2013 0

BRIXTON – OCTOBER 1975 to JUNE 1976 So there’s Larry, Des and me. We’ve come from a great time in France with my old uni colleague, Peter Verreck who is staying at a little farmhouse […]


January 9, 2013 0

A number of years ago I had the idea of a regular newspaper piece ostensibly correspondence from a country cousin to his city cousin. I enjoyed the pieces as they gave me a chance of […]

thanks for 2012

January 9, 2013 5

To all those who attended my gigs at the Carnival of Suburbia in Melbourne, The Charles Hotel and Clancy’s Fish Pub in WA and The Bridge Hotel in Sydney I wanted to offer my gratitude. […]