Sunday, August 20, 2006

PYTHON LEE JACKSON 1967 I IDOLIZE YOU

Thursday, August 17, 2006

IVA DAVIES INDUCTED TO THE ARIA HALL OF FAME


IT WAS NICE TO SEE IVA DAVIES INDUCTED LAST NIGHT, HE AND ICEHOUSE WERE MAGNIFICENT CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC SCENE.
I HAVE A CONNECTION. IVA DAVIES VERY FIRST RECORDING WAS WITH MYSELF AND STEVE GARD. IN 1972 IVA WAS A STUDENT AT THE SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC. (STEVE AND MYSELF ALSO WENT THERE AT OTHER TIMES). STEVE WAS INVOLVED WITH THE NEW THEATRE AT THE TIME, WHERE HE MET CHRIS NOONAN, (THESE DAYS A HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR, [BABE, ETC] AND CHRIS ASKED STEVE TO SCORE MUSIC FOR A MOVIE CALLED "GARBO" HE WAS MAKING. STEVE WROTE THE THEME MUSIC AND WE RECORDED IT AT ATA STUDIOS IN GLEBE. IVA PLAYED OBOE AND TUBA, STEVE PLAYED GUITAR AND PIANO AND I PLAYED FLUTE. STEVE AND I STILL COLLABORATE, AND I THINK IVA (IVOR) HAS LONG FORGOTTEN.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

STEVE EDMONDS BAND

WENT TO THE LOCAL PUB ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND STEVE EDMONDS BAND WERE PERFORMING; OR SHOULD THAT BE WAS PERFORMING. DON'T GO TO MANY LIVE GIGS THESE DAYS, THEY WERE GREAT. PLAYED SOME BLUES, HENDRIX, ETC, VERY VERY GOOD!!
3 PIECE, WITH MICK O'SHEA ON DRUMS AND PAUL Mc SHANE ON BASS, SPOKE TO THEM ALL DURING BREAKS, NICE GUYS. CHECK THEM OUT, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

CHECK'M OUT AT www.steveedmondsband.com FOR DATES ETC

NEWS AT LAST, FOR FLAKE CD RELEASE


I HAVE MENTIONED IN PREVIOUS POSTS, THAT THE FLAKE ALBUM, "HOW'S YOUR MOTHER", IS BEING RE-RELEASED ON CD. THE PRODUCER, MARTIN ERDMAN, CONTACTED ME LAST NIGHT TO ADVISE THAT THE MASTERING WAS FINISHED, AND HE WAS TIDYING UP SOME DETAILS WITH THE GRAPHIC ARTIST AND A RELEASE IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH. THE ALBUM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH THIS SITE, I WILL ADVISE PRICE, DELIVERY, PAYMENT DETAILS SOON.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

TINKERBELL'S FAIRYDUST


IN MY PREVIOUS POST, I MENTIONED THAT STEVE MAHER WAS IN AN ENGLISH LATE 60'S PSYCHEDELIC BAND "TINKERBELL'S FAIRYDUST", THEY RECORDED ON DECCA, AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED. I THOUGHT MY OLD BANDS' RECORDS WERE EXPENSIVE!
FLAKE & GALADRIAL ALBUMS GOING FOR AROUND THE $400 MARK. A TINKERBELL'S FAIRYDUST ALBUM RECENTLY SOLD ON EBAY FOR 770 POUNDS!!!! THERE WOULDN'T BE MUCH CHANGE FROM $2000 AUST.
JEFF LYNNE, X ELO FRONT MAN, & TRAVELLING WILBURYS ,WAS IN THE GROUP.

STEVE MAHER'S HOME STUDIO












STEVE IS A NEIGHBOUR OF MINE, ORIGINALLY FROM LONDON WHERE HE PLAYED DURING THE 60-70'S. HIS BAND WAS CALLED "TINKERBELL'S FAIRYDUST"!! THE RECORDED ON DECCA, STEVE TELLS ME THEY HAD A #1 IN JAPAN OF ALL PLACES.
THESE DAYS, STEVE WRITES COMMERCIAL WORK AT HOME IN HIS VERY WELL APPOINTED STUDIO. WE ARE LOOKING AT A PROJECT TOGETHER.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK









ROLAND KIRK WAS BORN 08.08.36 AND DIED IN 1977, A COPY OF HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE, ABOVE, SHOWS HE WAS BORN RONALD THEODORE KIRK, IN COLUMBUS OHIO. ROLAND IS AN ANOGRAM OF RONALD. HE ADOPTED THE NAME RAHSAAN IN 1970, FOLLOWING A DREAM. THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW ME, WILL KNOW THAT ROLAND KIRK HAS BEEN A BIG INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE SINCE I FIRST HEARD HIM IN 1966. I THINK MYSELF LUCKY TO HAVE SEEN HIM WHEN HE CAME TO AUSTRALIA IN 1974. IN SYDNEY, HE PLAYED AT THE SYDNEY TOWN HALL AND DID THREE SHOWS. I WAS AT ALL OF THEM, SITTING UP THE FRONT. I MET HIM PRIOR TO A SHOW, HAVING DINNER AT THE BALKAN RESTAURANT IN DARLINGHURST. IF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OR SEEN ROLAND KIRK, CHECK MY POSTS IN JUNE, (I THINK) FOR SOME VIDEO CLIPS.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

cablesong

A NEW CLIP FROM STEPHEN GARD, SOME COOL IDEAS.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

JOHN RUSSELL, GUITARIST EXTRORDINAIRE



THERE ARE ALREADY PLENTY OF PICS OF JOHN RUSSELL ON THIS, AND THE ACCOMPANYING "FLAKE" BLOG LINKED TO THIS SITE, BUT I HAVENT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT HIM TO DATE. JOHN AND I BOTH WENT TO CANTERBURY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL, AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, BUT WE DID'NT REALLY KNOW EACH OTHER AT SCHOOL, IT WASN'T UNTIL WE BOTH JOINED "FLAKE" IN 1969 THAT WE MET PROPERLY. JOHN HAS ALWAYS BEEN SCHITZOPHRENIC WHEN IT COMES TO GUITAR AND MUSIC. HE SPENT SO MANY YEARS WITH FLAKE, GOING THROUGH THE FULL SPECTRUM OF BLUES, POP, ROCK, SOUL/R&B AND ANYTHING ELSE THE BAND PLAYED, ALWAYS SLIPPING IN THE OCCASIONAL SLIDE GUITAR NUMBER. IN RECENT YEARS, HOWEVER, HE PLAYED WITH "THE BELLHOPS" A GREAT BLUES BAND, WITH A BIT OF A SAX/BRASS SECTION. AND NOW, BACK WITH WAYNE & BILLY FROM FLAKE, PLAYING WITH "THE BLUESBUSTERS BAND". JOHN IS A TRUELY GREAT BLUES/SLIDE GUITARIST.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

GREAT SCOTT!


SCOTT HERBERT, ALIAS RUDI, OF " the HEAD", AND MEMBER OF "MERLE MORRIS", HAS POPPED THE QUESTION, WITH AN ANSWER IN THE AFFIRMATIVE.
CONGRATULATIONS, SCOTT AND AMELIA!!

ROCKNROLL-SCARS (YAHOO! GROUPS)


I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE FORGOTTEN FOR SO LONG TO DO A POST ON THE YAHOO! GROUPS SITE, "ROCKNROLL-SCARS". THIS IS A DISCUSSION GROUP ON AUSSIE AND NZ ROCK/POP GROUPS/CULTURE, GENERALLY DURING THE 1964-1975 PERIOD, GIVE OR TAKE A BIT. I'VE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A WHILE , YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WISH, BUT IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS PERIOD OF MUSIC, IT IS A MUST. I'M SURE THAT EVERY SERIOUS FAN SHOULD BE IN THIS; THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO PLAYED IN GROUPS IN THIS ERA, AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK, NO MATTER HOW OBSCURE, SOMEONE WILL KNOW THE ANSWER.
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog - 1969

A REAL CLASSIC!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

POP ARCHIVES & WHAT'S ON THE CENTRAL COAST

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT SITES LISTED ON MY LINKS, THEY ARE CRAMMED FULL OF MUSIC INFO, AND POP ARCHIVES ALSO HAS A VERY COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF INTERESTING LINKS. www.poparchives.com.au
and http://whatsoncentralcoast.com.au

Friday, August 04, 2006

EVERYONE LIKES GREAT SAX



LINDSAY ASKEW IS GETTING A LOT OF PUBLICITY HERE, BUT HE DOES DO SOME RECORDINGS WITH GEOFF OAKES, A GREAT TENOR SAX PLAYER. THIS IS A SMALL WORLD; LINDSAY IS TELLING ME ABOUT THEIR RECORDINGS, I SAID DID HE PLAY IN BANGKOK IN 1993, LINZ SAYS YEH, I MET GEOFF THERE, THIS SMALL WORLD GETS SMALLER. GEOFF AND I WERE BOTH LIVING IN SINGAPORE AND WORKING AROUND ASIA AT THE TIME.
HERE ARE SOME VERY RECENT PICS OF GEOFF WITH RENEE GEYER AT THE BASEMENT.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

CLUB DRED, LINDSAY ASKEW'S HOME STUDIO



WHAT A GREAT AND PRACTICAL STUDIO SPACE! LINDSAY SAYS THIS HAS BEEN EVOLVING FOR 15 YEARS, AND THEY TURN OUT SOME GREAT SOUNDS.