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RESEARCH NOTES 5 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

    Building a “scene” involves lots of facets.  It involves recognising that a “scene” should exist when there is no real organisation.   Australian blues music...

Research Notes 4 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

"Scars Of The Soul"  During the 1960s and 1970s, the protest song focused mostly on Vietnam.  At the time there were other little known protest...

Research Notes 3 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

Further research is needed for this study on the roots of Australian folk music.  According to Keesing and Strathern (1998) in Cultural Anthropology: A...

Research Notes 2– A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

The language of blues music is extemporization, a conversation between the instruments, musicians’ and audience.  Adrian Keating performs electric violin with Geoff Achison on...

Research Notes 1- A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

American blues music in the beginning represented the oppression and suffering felt by freed slaves and African-American people.   Among other things, I suggest blues...

RESEARCH NOTES 8 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

“KEEP THE FAITH” Anon and Dutch Tilders What does it mean to “Keep The Faith”? My initial thoughts about the function of early blues music on the...

RESEARCH NOTES 7 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

Speaking In Tongues The Australian blues music community is a family.  I have been incredibly privileged to have interviewed some of Australia’s professional musicians.   The...

RESEARCH NOTES 6 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

Blues for Lost Souls* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCoEv9X2tU Downhome Duo - "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" Instrumental Gospel music represents “hope”.   Hope for a better life to come, hope...

Melbourne’s Blues music community “Playin’ For A Cause”

"There's no problems, only Solutions"   John Lennon "Watching The Wheels Go Round" On Saturday 3rd August, several blues bands have donated their time and will be...

Chain “… and the night man walked on the moon*” Part 3

CHAIN 1971 (Photo courtesy of Philip Morris) At age sixteen, Matt Taylor would frequent a fish shop near his house in Springhill, Brisbane. The fish shop...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.