Category: Australia

Sydney – ‘Goodnight & Goodbye’

I finished my business meeting in the city centre a little early and so decided to have a cold beer in one of my favourite spots, not too far from my flat, Darling Harbour.  I quite enjoy a beer on my own, it’s a time for reflection; you can have a chat with yourself inside…



Sydney – ‘John Lewis Advert is half the world away!’

So it’s that time of the year again when John Lewis release their annual Christmas advert, aimed to pull on your heart strings and create emotion from within.  If you didn’t realise that it has been released, then where the hell have you been?  You must be living on the moon or something (and without…



Sydney – ‘This is Sydney…’

I’ve never been what you’d call a ‘city person’.  Cities seem to attract an abundance of people who define themselves through their job as oppose to their character.  But worse than that, there seems to be this epidemic virus that spreads amongst all those who choose to live there; it’s called ‘busy’.  Busy at work,…



Sydney- ‘Corbyn & My Generation’

For my generation the subject of politics has always been seen as rather taboo.  We “didn’t do” politics or “couldn’t care” about politics.  This is bullshit.  In reality, of course we did politics, for politics is woven into the fabric of society.  If you “didn’t do” politics then you must be living on the moon…



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Sydney – ‘Humanity Drowns’

The image of Aylan Kurdi, a drowned three year old Syrian boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach has sent terrifying shockwaves around the world.  Just a glance at the image will literally make you feel sick, inject a feeling of guilt and morally, it represents everything that is wrong with humanity. We carry a…



Sydney – ‘Corporate Offender’

A wise philosopher once stated that you can judge who controls a society by studying the biggest buildings within the city.  Wandering through Sydney glassy eyed on a Sunday I cannot help but notice the buildings towering over me.  I notice them because they prevent the sun from hitting my face, keeping the streets in…



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Kuala Lumpur/Sydney – ‘Just a Kid & a Guitar’

I just sat there and watched the majority of people leave their seats and form one big queue to show their tickets before boarding the flight.  Have you ever noticed this while you’re waiting in departures?  As soon as they announce that the flight is ready to board, most people surge and form a huge…



Katoomba – ‘The Toomba Trio’

“Listen James, if you’re coming up here, then you’re coming up here to work, the John Lennon days are over!” They were the last words my best mate Matthew said to me on the telephone before I left Sydney to go and work in the Blue Mountains.  That was about fourteen weeks ago.  It’s been…



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Blue Mountains – ‘If You Listen, The Mountains Talk’

They are brown blended with orange in colour, they stand out from the dominant green backdrop yet they still fit in and every time you look at them you seem to notice something different. Today, the sun is strong and the texture of the rock evident. I can see faces within them, in the same…



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Byron Bay – ‘Bluesfest….Festival Life Rocks!’

Nutuni singing Iron Sky, David Gray blasting Babylon, Xavier Rudd playing Spirit Bird, Train with Drops of Jupiter, The Gypsy Kings bringing that Latino vibe with Bamboleo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela with the most impressive live guitar show that I’ve ever witnessed, Hozier, The Counting Crows…Bluesfest provided an endless continuation of highlights. The music being played…