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The Final Quarter (preview)

September 9, 2018

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It’s been a while since I’ve written for The Big Issue Australia. The Final Quarter is another footy story but it quotes Leonard Cohen at the start: “I ache in the places where I used to play”. Find your local vendor and ask for the latest edition, # 570. Cheers   Advertisements

Ward Music

July 3, 2014

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This story was first published in The Big Issue (461, 20 June – 3 July 2014) You can grow cynical about some old songs. Call them too sentimental. If you’ve heard them once you’ve heard them a thousand times. Ho-hum. And then you’re in a visiting room of a palliative care hospital built in the […]

Ward Music (preview)

June 20, 2014

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‘Delighted to be between the covers of The Big Issue once again. Ward Music begins: You can grow cynical about some old songs. Call them too sentimental. If you’ve heard them once you’ve heard them a thousand times. And then you’re in a visiting room of a palliative care hospital built in the 1960s. Following […]

One Song at a Time – Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

August 16, 2012

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Café, La Trobe St, Melbourne. Lunchtime June 2010 AT first I thought the voice was coming through the speakers of the large, neat café, trying to be heard above the burble of lunch orders and the boiling, bubbling and steaming of the baristas at work. Then I wondered if a busker, carried away mid-song, had […]

Record store pilgrim

May 11, 2011

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Eureka Street has just published Record store pilgrim. Here’s an excerpt: All of us are revealing a little of our non-work selves, latching onto something invisible — a riff, a chord, a chorus; holding onto something intangible — a melody, a key change, a lyric. And here’s the full story: Eureka Street, 10 May 2011

The flat white chord

December 13, 2010

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The Flat White Chord is a story about hearing a favourite song one too many times. Here’s an excerpt: Some songs need fresh air. They need to be able to breathe again. They need to be able to float away into space and not come into our orbit for a good while. And when they […]