AFL UMPIRING MADE SIMPLE

June 15, 2013 17

Time I weighed into the ongoing debate about AFL umpiring and suggested a few simple principles by which most, not all I admit, umpiring decisions could be made. Here’s the basic principle: A free kick […]

COW PASTURES # 2

June 10, 2013 4

NEWS FROM COW CROSSIN #2   Dear Cousin,   Well have I got news for you! It’s been a remarkable week. Ced Lugan  bought an on-road vehicle, and now everybody is following suit. I think […]

CORRECT WEIGHT

June 10, 2013 7

I am in the process of putting my third album Correct Weight together with the fourth, This is my Planet. I’ll include bonus tracks and make the double album available for the price of one. […]

AFL CHEER SQUAD LEADERS

June 6, 2013 2

Surely I am not the only person who has noticed that the cheer squad leaders for the AFL teams are invariably John Candy lookalikes. And I’m including the women, though usually it is a male […]

BRIAN PEAKE CHAMPION

June 5, 2013 2

I’ve seen a lot of live football games in the fifty years I’ve been following Aussie Rules, probably north of 800.  Over those the best players I’ve seen ‘live” have been Barry Cable, Brian Peake […]

FUCHSIA GIG AND PREMONITION

May 4, 2013 3

Thursday night I had the privilege of seeing Tony Durant’s Fuchsia at the Greenroom in Newtown. Tony was in the original Suburbs and will be playing with me later this year (August) in Perth and […]

CHINA TOWN

May 2, 2013 3

CHINA TOWN   Here’s one of my favourite little songs I wrote in Brixton circa 1976 when I would dine at the Hot Pot restaurants.  We played this a lot on the early days and […]

TIME FOR STATE FOOTBALL TO RETURN

April 9, 2013 0

The most skilful, exciting game of football I’ve ever seen was an early 1980s State of Origin game between WA and Victoria at Subiaco Oval. The game was simply at another level to an ordinary […]

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON

February 2, 2013 1

I really don’t want to get up tomorrow. I might just lay there with the blankets pulled up over my head. I doubt I’ll cry but it’s not impossible. No, I’m not waiting for the […]

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