Nice to see you.
I grew up rural working class. Much of my work is raw and from experience.
Many stories and poems published worldwide.
2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)
''They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.''
Drop City - Fools Rush In
Drop City were a Sydney outfit that existed from 1993 until 2000.
In 1996, Fools Rush In was released as a single from their forthcoming album, This Heavenly Machine. They didnt have a filmclip for it, so I recorded them playing at a Festival in Glebe and shot extra footage and made this clip. I gave it to them and they liked it and it became the video. It played extensively on ABC's RAGE and Foxtel's Channel V (Known as RED at the time). Though I never got to meet the band or get a signed cd etc, I'm still glad I did it.
If you look closely, I managed to sneak in a couple of shots of myself and yes, I was going through my grunge/hippy phase.
It was a shame to see them split up. Like many Australian bands, had they been American or European, they would have had a lot more success than they had. *Our population is just too small, and the opportunities few.) The album before this one, Magic Transitor Radio was one of my favourite albums of the 1990's.
Years later I came across lead singer Matthew Tow who has a new band, The Lovetones, working in a Sydney record store. He served me but I didn't have the heart to tell him that we had a connection.
July is Novel month.
A synopsis and first page from each of my six completed novels.
(In reverse order).
Hope to see you then.