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 […]

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

February 1, 2013 2

Around 1987 Martin Cilia and I started working on a number of country style songs as I loved the then “modern” country of Garth Brooks et al.  I think we came up with a number of […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL IN LITERATURE

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 […]

HOARDER OR TOSSER?

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 – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Warner/370719336278939 – and follow Dave on Twitter here – https://twitter.com/SuburbanWarner 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 […]

BARCELONA

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 […]

COW PASTURES

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 […]

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