Thursday, November 27th, 2014

On music

That’s what I love about music.
One of the most banal scenes is suddenly invested with so much meaning.
All these banalities – they’re suddenly turned into these …
these beautiful, effervescent …

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The end of an era

I grew up with cassettes and I remember switching over to CDs when I came to Adelaide the first time in the early 1990’s. I remember buying discounted cassettes from …

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Papa’s old cardigan

Although the days are slowly lengthening again, having passed the Winters Solstice last week, winter still has a tight grip over Adelaide. While the sun is keeping the day warm …

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Before the Throne of God Above

Words by Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863  | Music by William B. Bradbury, 1861

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great High Priest whose …

Monday, April 25th, 2011

There’s no other place like Strathalbyn

Rather than spending the Easter Monday holiday holed up at home, Yani and I decided to drive to Strathalbyn – a town located around 60kms from Adelaide. It’s a town …

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Autumn makes me stop and reminisce

I wanted to play a CD to accompany me as I did my work on the laptop and I chose an old Celtic CD that I bought around fifteen years …

Monday, March 14th, 2011

A day to breathe

Whitney Houston – 1985
It’s Adelaide Cup day holiday here in SA and I am loving it – although technically I can work from home during normal weekdays or take an …

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum

There’s a postcard that I picked up in Austria that I pasted on my loo door that says, “Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum” – a quote by Friedrich …

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The joy of blogging

If you were a bit concerned that my blog was down again yesterday – well, it was because the wonderful support team from the hosting company turned off the PHP …

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Remembering Friendship

The local Borders store are selling out their CD stocks and amongst the CDs that I bought last week, was Blackbox Hits and Mixes. They were my favourite band in …