Category Archives: Stories

I Think I Finally Get Grooming

For the first time in a long while, I have short hair and not much beard. While I have a vague notion that beards are ‘in’ at the moment, I have worn mine for far too long to even try … Continue reading

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A New Approach

I’ve always written songs, but I’ve always written stories too, and I’ve always been a performer. I love playing, but gigs are big things and kids ate hard to organize. I live writing but my stories work best when they’re … Continue reading

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Can You Kazoo?

Love the kazoo! The idea that it is a great instrument to build musical confidence is brilliantly true! Ballarat used to have a wonderful `Kazoo Orchestra’ (maybe they could re-form or you could form one in your home town). When … Continue reading

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Why the Doctor?

When I’ve a gig on but I know it’s going to be difficult, because I’m feeling too tired-physically or emotionally-to perform well, I suck it up and pretend to be the Doctor.Not pictured, a teacher trying to be a hipster. … Continue reading

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Exploring Ideas

It’s pretty common to hear writers and musicians say that a lot of ideas come to them, or that the ideas they have already get sorted out, when walking. I definitely find that that’s the case for me. Especially when … Continue reading

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The Sock Bag

Other than a few knock-around party/jamming high-school acts, I first started playing live music as part of the duo “Dave & Earl” (later renamed “The Butler Did It”). This is Dave. Davo & I started playing together at the Bridge … Continue reading

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Flutter Byes!

So, I know I’m not the only one who’s noticed the huge number of butterflies around this year. I’ve seen heaps of the orange ones within Ballarat and as far afield as Creswick, Millbrook and Rokewood in those directions. Although … Continue reading

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