Nothing to Undo – Nothing’s As It Seems – 048

Nothing to Undo – Nothing’s As It Seems – 048

I’ve worked with Claire recently as we’ve tried to collaborate on a song of mine and we come from completely opposite perspectives. She has a lot of musical knowledge as a classically trained piano player and so approaches the musical side with a chord structure and...
Childhood – Tristan Dick Dandy Newsome – 046

Childhood – Tristan Dick Dandy Newsome – 046

According to his Facebook status, Tristan ‘Dick Dandy’ Newsome has quite the reputation as “an award-winning, earnest & endearing singer/songwriter and a captivating, performer/entertainer and enigmatic but engaging front man all in the one...
Gin – Mary Webb – 045

Gin – Mary Webb – 045

I came across this track on a SCALA CD from 2013 and really enjoyed it’s simplicity in musical structure, lilting melody and the way she’s used colourful metaphors in her lyrics to describe a fairly emotive situation. Mary has recorded a five-track demo in...
Josephine – The Bearded Gypsy Band – 044

Josephine – The Bearded Gypsy Band – 044

Anyone who I’ve seen recently knows I’m a huge fan of these guys. I saw them at Bennetts Lane in Melbourne and can’t get enough. A while ago I played their song “Hungarian Holiday” and was so caught up in it that I didn’t even...
Maggies – PlanB – 043

Maggies – PlanB – 043

The Musical Pilgrimage for Episode #43 of the podcast brought us a band who was originally around Adelaide in the 80’s, reforming in 2009 and have since been touring the world. PlanB are touring China again this year and so I thought it was apt to include a song...

Only You – The Shambolics – 042

Most of the Shambolics song are carousing, tub thumping, singalongs; they do that style very well. I love to highlight when bands step out of their comfort zone and so I’ve brought in a slower one of theirs tonight, for episode 42. When I asked Jimmy from the...
I got a man – Courtney Robb – 041

I got a man – Courtney Robb – 041

I watch very little telly usually, however I have been watching The Voice and have noticed that the judges often mention the depth of talent in Australia. It’s easy to be cynical and assume they’re just paying lip service to the audience, but the talent we...

Ghost of Adelaide – Jimmy Meegan – 040

This song was particularly relevant for this episode of the podcast as it relates to the murder of Dr George Duncan in 1972, an event which eventually led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in South Australia. Musically it’s a great forceful acoustic song...
Hungarian Holiday – The Bearded Gypsy Band – 039

Hungarian Holiday – The Bearded Gypsy Band – 039

I want to turn 50 now so I can have a party with these guys playing, before they get too expensive. I’ve been trying to catch them in Adelaide for a while, but as it turned out they were playing at Bennett’s Lane in Melbourne (one of my favourite ever...
Target’s Air Conditioner – Baterz – 037

Target’s Air Conditioner – Baterz – 037

Target’s Airconditioner is a good example of Baterz’ observational style of comedic songwriting. Apart from the ability of the lyrics to immediately transport you to a hot and sweaty bus ride, the whole thought process around writing a song about doing...
Always With You – Heather Frahn – 036

Always With You – Heather Frahn – 036

Tonight’s song was a thoughtful one from the wonderful Heather Frahn. There’s not much more I can say that Heather hasn’t already described on her site… I wrote a song for my sister Dianne, who passed away in 2002. It’s her birthday today, Dec 4th, along with...
House Rabbit Blues – Ben Searcy – 035

House Rabbit Blues – Ben Searcy – 035

Last year we had Ben Searcy’s song “Wangary” on the show which really blew me away with the depth of meaning. Well, this week I brought another one of Ben’s in but this time just because it’s just damn funny and really tickled my slightly...