Monthly Archives: January 2012

52 albums – week 48

I was up at Parramatta recently doing my usual trawl through the Pawnbroker shops looking for unloved guitars. Unfortunately It’s slim pickings these days with eBay such an entrenched part of the landscape. But while I had no luck with … Continue reading

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Hayden Calnin

Man this is good! Short of sitting in Hayden Calnin’s living room as he writes, this is as close to the start as you can get. If there had been an l.p or an e.p out than it would have … Continue reading

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BMW R68

My buddy Richard printed me off a copy of this yesterday. It’s pinned on the garage cork-board right next to the B+W photo of Gary Nixon beating Kenny Roberts across the line at (?) Daytona. That one I bought from … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 47

I’m not too sure where this weeks post sprung from as Elton John and Leon Russell aren’t two artists that would normally have been on my radar. I suspect the story behind it’s unlikely recording is what piqued my interest. … Continue reading

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52 albums – week 46

I really wanted to send up the new P J. Harvey album this week, Let England Shake but despite trying my hardest I just couldn’t get inside it. I was so sure I was going to like it. Not just … Continue reading

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IF

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and … Continue reading

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Credentials

Through the long telescope of thirty years I see a stoneware bowl, perched on a table. I had glanced up from reading, saw this crater balanced on one foot, a flower of clay brimful of light. A few days later … Continue reading

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