I have decided to donate $50 to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Well actually, to the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition to be exact. APRA AMCOS, of which I'm a proud member, tell us this is the world's most prestigious songwriting competition; 'It aims to support talented songwriters while raising much-needed funds for not-for-profit organisation [...]
Here comes another day, and it’s hauntingly familiar. She left without a word, there's not much one can say.
Since its release in February 2017, many responses I have received from happy readers of The Tramp have been encouraging, flattering — even inspirational (ego-busting, my wife suggests). From the music's perspective, listeners have commented that the thirteen songs on the CD take on a completely different meaning once one has read the story — [...]
I recall a chapter from my early teens, when I first discovered a Cat Stevens' song on the radio. There was something about his voice and acoustic guitar that held my attention over most pop songs presented in those informative years. It was not just his vocal / guitar combination that resonated in me; I [...]
Continuing my recognition of the guests who helped with the recording of The Tramp: The Music of Robert Aitken. John Owens Bass guitar on Sing the Night Away. Bass / percussion on Real Life Passion Play, and general bounce-off guy. My old mate John from South Australia has been a part of the music scenes of [...]