Exploring the Back Catalogue: Self-Titled, Lost, Labyrinth & Identity Crisis

January 26, 2021 OPENING TRACK I think this is a terrific album opener – heart on the sleeve, in your face, setting the tone and preparing you for what is to come. When I first started listening to this song, while doing stuff in the garden (i.e. not analytically, just in the background), every time …

Exploring the Back Catalogue: Self-Titled, The Promise, Pain, Grief, Faith & Other Personal Crises

January 23, 2021 ALL MANNER OF GRIEF THE PROMISE How time will healMake me forgetYou promised meTime will healMake me forgetYou promised meLove will save us all and time will healYou promised me… How love will saveMake me forgetYou promised meLove will saveMake me forgetYou promised meTime will heal us all and love will saveYou …

Exploring the Back Catalogue: Wish, Toxic Families & Mass Communication Bards

December 5, 2020 LOVE GONE WRONG, LET ME COUNT THE WAYS (continued) End was one of our personal favourites on Show, which we had for yonks before Wish.  I guess we’re not particularly into shiny music most of the time, so a song like this appeals to us way more than Friday I’m In Love, …

Exploring the Back Catalogue: Wish, Triggers & Ye Olde Venerated Man-Baby Philosophers

November 24, 2020 I’m really enjoying our new acquisition Wish, on multiple levels – musically there’s so much on there that’s lovely, and even the stuff that’s not I think is the way it is to reinforce the story told by the lyrics – e.g. Wendy Time isn’t exactly a beautiful song, but the quacking …

Open Letter To The “Different”

The right-wing Australian federal government and their fundamentalist PM are currently trying to pass legislation which would make it legal for religious people to spout hate speech against LGBTIQ and to discriminate against them, including specifically the expelling of transsexual children from private schools. This has led to impassioned discussion on The Guardian. Amongst the …