THE CLONING

June 28, 2013 5

I am proud to be the first to be able to break the news of the wonderful breakthrough made here by our scientists at  S.A.B.L.E. ( Smart  Asses for Better Living and Entertainment), but equally, […]

CORRECT WEIGHT #3

June 25, 2013 8

… And saving the best til last: John Arlott. What a raconteur, what a brilliant man. He possessed like no other sporting commentator the ability to take us into his intimate circle as if we […]

CORRECT WEIGHT #2

June 19, 2013 1

END OF THE DECADE   It’s one minute to midnight The shutters fracture the light She sleeps while he gazes on changing times All he gave her was his emptiness Flowed into her from his […]

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 3

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 […]

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