A Song-Writer’s Lament

“Have you written anything new lately?” is a question occasionally asked of a songwriter.   The answers could range from heaps to none or I can’t get started, the dreaded Writer’s block but in reality is totally individual.   The wonderful teacher…

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Vancouver – The Land of Loonies & Toonies

After nearly 4 weeks of West Coast USA getting the head around travelling, our jaunt continued across the border into Vancouver BC Canada, & one of Melbourne’s regular rivals for the most liveable in the world.  Our anticipated spectacular train…

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Il Dolce far Niente

After regaling you with the story of Two Brothers last week and briefly touching down in Siena I feel a compulsion for my blog to stay in Italy and re-experience “Il dolce far niente” or “The sweetness of doing nothing”…

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Across the Frisco Bay we found (Part 2)

Hey folks,

Long time no speak but the world at large can be a little overwhelmingly demanding & can lead to bad habits & evil ways.  But enough of my good qualities back to the story.  I have now been…

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First review "Songs from the Edge of Middle Road"

Many musicians weave a large chunk of themselves into their work, and Neil Wise is no exception.  Only two of the tracks on Songs From the Edge of Middle Road were co-written with the help of friend and co-lyricist Dean…

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Across the Frisco Bay we found…… (Part 1)

San Francisco was always going to be great stay & it was an absolute highlight already, even though I was dreading the drive into San Francisco Airport Car Rental but TT (Tom Tom GPS) was spot on right to the…

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