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Rob Greaves

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I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times

Listen To Older Voices: Ron Caddy – Part 2

listen to older voices: ron caddy – part 2
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This is the second and final part of the story of the Life and Times of Ron Caddy conducted in July 2007. Born in 1920, Ron’s story gives us a snapshot of life in another time. In this program Ron continues his story of his...

Cream Of The Crate Album Review # 202 : Otis Redding – Dictionary Of Soul

cream of the crate album review # 202 : otis redding – dictionary of soul
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      These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 202 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series...

Two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are Melbourne’s COVID-19 numbers so stubbornly high?

two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are melbourne’s covid-19 numbers so stubbornly high?
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James Ross/AAP Image Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews announced two days ago another grim milestone in Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections: 725 new cases, a record daily tally for any Australian state...

Listen To Older Voices: Ron Caddy – Part 1

listen to older voices: ron caddy – part 1
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This is part 1 of a 2-part repeat Golden moment program, from our Vault of Treasured Memories, featuring the story of the then 87-year old Ron Caddy. Ron takes us in a journey from his earliest memories through until the time of the interview in...

Cream Of the Crate Album Review # 201 : The Atlantics – Great Surfing Sounds of The Atlantics

cream of the crate review # 201 : the atlantics – great surfing sounds of the atlantics
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    These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.      This is album review number 201 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series...

Listen To Older Voices : Lily Miller – Part 3

listen to older voices : lily miller – part 2
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In this, the final story of the Life and Times of Lily Miller, we find her and husband Felix, in Australia living near the steel mills in Port Kembla. As part of coming to Australia post WWII, Felix had to work for a two-year...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 200 – Australian Compilation: The Complete Havoc Singles (1971 – 1973)

cream of the crate: album review # 200 – australian compilation: the complete havoc singles (1971 – 1973]
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    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Cream of The Crate: Album review # 199 – Lightning Hopkins: The Gold Star Series Vol 1

cream of the crate: album review # 199 – lightnin’ hopkins: the gold star series vol 1
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    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Cream of The Crate: Album # 198 – John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band

cream of the crate: album # 198 – john lennon: plastic ono band
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    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Listen To Older Voices : Lily Miller – Part 2

listen to older voices : lily miller – part 2
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This is the second part of the 3-part program on the Life and Times of Lily Miller. Having been born in 1925 to a German farther and a Russian mother, life before and during WWII was hard for Lily. Her father left the family home...