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To be a man

I’m angry today. Part of it is because of this story that I’ve become aware of this morning about the story of the woman who was stabbed to death in broad daylight by her estranged partner in front of her teenage son Part of it is because I became aware …

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Music

Spiritual Man

I wrote these lyrics a long time ago.  I had this cool harmonic riff which is still waiting to find a home and I built a song around it.  Unfortunately it was way too clunky So the lyrics have sat unnoticed for a long time.    I came across them …

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Fragments of my life
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Postcards from Hell

When is the right time to change? I nearly left it too late. This was kind of confronting to write.  Its not easy to fess up to being  as low and as reprehensible as I was. These are the snapshots I remember.  This is for the people mentioned in the …

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Fragments of my life

When Winning Isn’t Everything

I wrote this when I was President of Grampians Hockey back in 2005.  I read it out at the presentation night and then filed it away somewhere.  Grampians Hockey has been an integral part of my family’s life for  close to fifteen years.  Grampians were seen as the weakest country …

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Fragments of my life

Collateral Damage

This was hard to write.  But I feel better for having done it.   This is for hundreds of people but in particular the following -Ralph Steiner who knew there was something very wrong and tried to save me.  Sorry Ralph I’d pulled up the drawbridge.   For Danny Connolley …

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Fragments of my life
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Regrets

This story is not a work of fiction – its what I remember to be true.  It first appeared in a charming little magazine called Morbid Curiosity under the title Visitor.  The original version used a fictional character to tie everything together.  I removed her and stated the whole truth. …

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Music

Song In the Face Of Love

Another song from those sessions in 2003. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=332203 I’m a little disappointed with this.  The mix doesn’t capture what is going on with the rhythm guitar and the solo was an off the top of my head take  to show this is where we’ll put the guitar solo. But I’m …

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ohn Howard a pious pollitician
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Pious politicians make me puke

Piousness is a party political free zone.  I guess from what I’ve observed of the USA and the UK it also appears to know no borders. Do politicians actually believe in the religions that they so wholeheartedly embrace before the television cameras? Maybe I read the wrong bits of the …

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media is dying
Music

Song – Nonsense Jig

Written in 2003 after several jam sessions with Darren Sherwell, Nonsense Jig is a simple enough tune with a cool little riff that sounds better with a little more distortion. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=500782 I like the words I think their sentiments are clear enough V1 Nonsense is as nonsense does, Mum’s the …

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