Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dads Motorbikes

A few years back i went up to Brisbane to help my parents pack for there move to Taurango (N.Z). I was up there for 7 days and every one of those days was 10 hours plus, under the house with Dad … Continue reading

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Frank Ockenfels

Frank Ockenfels on Photography   His comments towards the end on the Importance of Failure struck a chord with me; failed projects being something i know well :-(. “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 6

I think i ended the last missive with a cheery “see ya tomorrow” (trying to catch up as I’m a week behind schedule). Well it’s obviously not tomorrow. Not even the same month! Though in my defence it is the shortest month … Continue reading

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Shinya Kimura

This clip from YouTube has had a zillion hits and been re-posted the length and breadth of Internet-land. However Goodbye Albatross is as much a repository for myself as a public platform so here it is again, nice and handy for me … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 5

I really like this album, it just hangs together beautifully. A cohesive collection of songs that are nicely sequenced into a great play-list. Apparently most of them were written with his big band  (PowderFinger) in mind but I think he’s … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 4

A lot of my musical favorites have been found by following the trail of crumbs…David Bowie -Iggy Pop – Lou reed – Velvet Underground – John Cale etc…This weeks offering from Augie March is a similar Hansel & Gretel story. Glen Richards is … Continue reading

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