Why So Serious?

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in The Obligatory Blog | No Comments
Why So Serious?

I got belted with a swinging arm to the jaw playing Tuesday night social basketball in Redfern – I wrote about it – it got published by The Roar. Click the link or read the unedited version below… SOCIAL SPORT – SERIOUS BUSINESS? I’ve always kept a pretty level head in the sporadic social sport […]

A League Of Our Own

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in The Obligatory Blog | No Comments
A League Of Our Own

When Melbourne’s long-running Reclink Community Cup game of Aussie Rules trekked north for the first time on Sunday March 18, 2012, I was fortunate enough to get a guernsey with the Sydney Sailors (repping music media) against the Western Walers (repping musicians) on the hallowed turf of Newtown’s Henson Park. I also wrote some typically […]

Late Night Swales 2

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 in The Obligatory Blog | No Comments
Late Night Swales 2

The mildly anticipated follow-up to the moderately acclaimed Late Night Swales mix, my tribute to the Late Night Tales compilation series. Where part one was drawn from music I’ve been listening to my whole life, the sequel you didn’t know we had to have is drawn mainly from 2010/11 with some other bits-and-pieces sprinkled through […]

Memory Man

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 in The Obligatory Blog | No Comments
Memory Man

If a progressive house producer dies in relative anonymity in Thailand and nobody hears, does it make a sound? The name Slacker was always more of a blip on my chinstroking radar than a focal point, but when I heard that Shem McCauley – the man behind the moniker – had passed away, the recall […]

The Key Master

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in The Obligatory Blog | 2 Comments
The Key Master

A sweeping saga of loss and the redemptive powers of the Universe set against the epic backdrop of the spiritual home of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. It was as significant as any eye contact I’ve made with a woman I loved. I was rounding the corner of Redfern Oval , a few hundred metres into […]

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