Category Archives: Music

Infrequent commentary and reviews of musical events and guitars etc.

Austerity hacks into our cultural heritage

As I noted last Friday, the Australian government has announced it will be cutting a massive part of the budgets of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), both publicly-owned national media organisations as part of … Read the rest of this entry »

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Pressure Drop releases new CD

We interrupt this blog for an advertisement – one of the bands I play with – Pressure Drop – which is based in Melbourne has just released a new CD.

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We need more fermenting … much more

Its that time of the year …

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LP gone but plays on all over the place

Les Paul died yesterday at the age of 94. He was one of the biggest innovators in modern music having invented one of the two great guitar designs in the 1950s that have not been bettered since. So many people … Read the rest of this entry »

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Peter Green playing again

Peter Green was the best electric guitar player of all time (that’s my view anyway) and I loved his sound and phrasing. His Gibson Les Paul (1959 model) was accidentally modified (he put the magnets back in upside down) and … Read the rest of this entry »

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Two masters in one week …

On Monday I saw Jeff Beck at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne.  Here is what I thought. Last night (Saturday, January 31) I saw Leonard Cohen at an open air concert in a Hunter Valley vineyard. It is not often … Read the rest of this entry »

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Guitar mastery

On Monday I was doing some work in Melbourne and took advantage of the location to see Jeff Beck at the old Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Monday night. I love the Palais and have seen some great things … Read the rest of this entry »

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