No Good Can Come From This

December 23, 2020 0

When I was writing my 2019 novel River of Salt, I had a scene where main character Blake is playing his guitar in his club, rehearsing a song he has written while focussing on the […]

We Need A Little Faith Hope and Charity

November 6, 2020 0

2020 has been an awful year. While the shadow of Covid has covered the year in darkness it’s not been the only blight. I think of Sydney at the time of the 2000 Olympics and […]


September 26, 2020 3

I don’t generally like sticking reviews up on my site even though I am lucky they are normally good. But when a reader takes the trouble to write to me then I think it’s worth […]

My Brian Wilson Tribute

April 22, 2020 1

The early Beach Boys songs I heard I sort of liked and was irritated by at the same time. There was some “fun” in the likes of Fun Fun Fun and I Get Around but […]

Reflection on Andrew `Greedy’ Smith.

December 9, 2019 3

I first met Greedy in 1978 at the Civic Hotel. Mentals were supporting us and I was trying to get set-up but all this garrulous guy wanted to do was compare the size and capability […]


November 2, 2019 0

I love Christmas: Christmas songs, Christmas movies, Christmas decorations. And I’ve always loved a novelty song. Even in Pus days I’d slip into a little torch song now and again. Two years ago at Christmas […]

Books and Songs

October 27, 2019 1

Sometimes in my brain the link between a book I write and a piece of music is incredibly strong. The strongest was this year when I wrote the song No Good Can Come From This […]

Nothing To Lose

June 7, 2019 1

Geoff Buttsworth has asked me to include the lyrics of Nothing To Lose which I am happy to do. A big thanks to John without whom I wouldn’t have the attached photo. John knew I […]


May 15, 2019 1

A video of my library talk with @tonydurant is now available on my You Tube channel so if you couldn’t make it you can get to hear it anyway. The event includes readings, songs by […]

A Great Tour Ends

April 17, 2019 2

Yesterday at Woy Woy Library marked the end of a 16 date tour of author-talk blended with readings, poems and music. It was a fabulous success largely due to my “helpers” especially Tony Durant on […]

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