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—————————- Original Message —————————-
Subject: Thank you
From: “Michael Dawson”
Date: Mon, January 30, 2006 1:04 pm
To: [email protected]

Dear Dave

Thank you for your prompt dispatch of the CDs we ordered and also the bonus books. Listening to the CDs particularly the Seventies one brings back many memories of nights spent at the Shents, the Subi and other pubs that either no longer exist or have changed out of recognition. It seems so strange to remember those days as my children now start to embark on the “endless procession of Friday Nights at the pubs.”

Hearing once again “This is My Planet” reminds me of the Christmas Night when several of us gathered after spending the day with our various parents to reverently listen to this new offering. We found to our horror that when we took out the LP the record store had put in the sleeve….. “Tainted Love” by mistake! You can imagine our reaction. Times move on and now our children (to my amazement) love your music. As I write this my 16 year old son is in the process of transferring one of the albums to his iPod. I probably feel much the same as my parents would have if they had heard me listening to “Half Time at the Football”.

Thank you again for sending these and indeed having them available, my tapes and vinyl versions have been nicked over time or have worn out and we had given up hope of finding them in record stores. Thank you for the wonderful memories.


Michael Dawson


Big thanks to Paul Craven ( Tempe, NSW), Andy Latta (Wheeler Heights, NSW), Alan Marks (ACT), Geoff Elliot (North Balgowlah, NSW), Rolf Guetlich (Youngs Siding, WA) and Colin Johnson (Randwick, NSW) for their orders.


—– Original Message —–
From: David Hamilton
To: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 7:11 PM

I have been living in Zurich for more than ten years now, but still reach for your music to keep in touch with the Australian way of life. It was wonderfully ironic to be listening to “Half Time At The Football” earlier in the week, trying to solve the question of the “Mysterious Merger” and hearing John Elliott mentioned along with Rene Rivkin and Christopher Skase.

Keep up the good work and hump for Australia

David Hamilton


—– Original Message —–
From: “Andrew Ryan”
To: “Dave Warner”
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 5:53 PM
Subject: Big Bad Blood

Hi Dave,
Just a quick note to let you know I’ve just finished reading Big Bad Blood. I loved it… But now I blame you for keeping me up until midnight three nights in a row. ๐Ÿ™‚
Congratulations on a ripping yarn. So many balls in the air, and still it kept me guessing until the end. I was very impressed, deeply envious and heartily entertained.
Best wishes,

—– Original Message —–
From: Ishita Akhter
To: [email protected]
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 6:41 AM
Subject: Permission needed!

Dear Mr. Warner,

I’ve just visited your website and came across your brilliant article on Aussie cricketer Justin Langer. I found it very thoughtful and well-prepared, and I’d really love it if you can give me the permission to link to it with my website, I think you’ve already understood by the link’s
name that this site is based on none other than Justin himself. I’ve been running this site since 2002 and received good responses from the visitors so far!

As for me, my name’s Ishita, I’m from Bangladesh. I’ve become Justin’s fan since 1998 when I was 13. His return in test cricket with the tour of Pakistan that year impressed me so much that I eventually became his ardent fan! I certainly agree 100% with your article that Justin had always been denied of the admiration and praises that he deserved truly. It was extremely disappointing that such a good article was rejected by the newspapers! Anyways, I hope that someday you’ll also receive the
respect and attention by the so-called experts who are ignoring you today!

I hope that you’d consider my request of linking the article with your name mentioned there in my site. I’d be extremely glad! Take care and all the best!

Yours truly

—– Original Message —–
From: Peter
To: Dave Warner
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 3:43 PM
Subject: RE: I’ve just been to your website …

Received your CD today. Thanks for the prompt delivery and the autograph. I have been a fan since the 70s when I saw you perform at the Queens Hotel in Brisbane. You were “apparently” the support act to Cold Chisel who you outplayed and outperformed on the night. “Mugs Game” became our anthem from that night.

Thanks again

—– Original Message —–
From: S/M/C/L Atkins
To: [email protected]
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 1:13 PM
Subject: A Gushing Tribute

G’day Dave,
This is the second thing I have sent to anyone with my brand new computer. Never been on the Net from home before. Like a kid with a brand new fire engine I am. I wouldn’t fret that you are only second though. You are in good company. The first was to a Gordon Lightfoot fan site re his best songs.

When I was in my early 20s I used to follow you around the southern suburbs of Sydney when I could, and flog my copies of your albums mercilessly. I think I have 5! There are a heap of scratches now on the most played tracks and it leaves me a little sad that I can’t show my teenage son some Warner wisdom. He is just of an age where a lesson about “learning to play the game” (as per “Mug’s Game”) would do him some real good.

Anyway the bottom line. I believe your lyrics from much of your work were among the best of any Aus. artist. On a personal level “Mugs Game” contributed significantly to me coming to terms with the fact that not being one of the cool ones โ€“ being too short and not much to look at like was OK and the truth of youth and the effect superficiality has on them. Bizarrely/ironically once I gained that knowledge, the confidence it gave me led me to start pulling some pretty good sorts!

I was such a fan I gave serious consideration to sending you a wedding invitation back in late ‘ 85. We are still happily married some 19 years later& 2 teenagers in tow. You would have enjoyed it too โ€“ a harbour cruise reception, but would have been embarrassed by the doting attention of the aged 20-something mates of mine who were also big fans (and still are).

Dave, I reckon with a heart like yours the boy from Bicton would still give the hood from Brooklyn a helluva, helluva fight.

Cheers, always a fan.

Steve Atkins
Berowra Hts NSW

Received November 18 2004::
Dear Dave,
My name is Leah and a couple of years ago I got your book Murder in the Frame for a Xmas present and I have to say it was the best gift I have ever recieved. Ever since then I have been a huge fan and I have all your books, I just haven’t had the time to read them all though.

All I wanted to say was thank you so very much for inspiring me to get back into reading again. I hope you never stop writing because you have an amazing talent for it and I would be lost without your books.
Thanks again.
Leah Millar

PS: Ever since reading your books, I always try to get other people on to them, and so far no-one has complained about them. So there you go! You’re a big hit among all my friends and family.


—– Original Message —–
From: “martin curtis”
To: “dave warner”
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 3:53 PM
Subject: sunday at the leopold

Hi Dave, thanks for a great gig at the Leopold last night.
For as long as I’ve still got a memory that works, I’ll be hanging on to that one.

Midget and the boys were tremendous too. I also appreciate that you took some time out, without any airs and graces,
to talk to an ordinary suburban bloke from Cloverdale (via England). After years overseas, I’d almost become apologetic about my early days in Perth but listening to your music and watching you play it again shows me that it’s a world that I can be proud of.

Best wishes