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LOCKED UP IN LOCKDOWN.

There is no doubt that the police enforced lockdown may’ve had a positive effect on our physical health but has, in turn, had a negative one on the mental health of many others. And so it was for me for … Continue reading

REVIEW OF “WHERE’S MY MONEY”

After this long, enforced lockdown, I jumped at the invitation by the Toorak Times to review the new Cracked Actors Theatre presentation, of the...

HERE’S TO THE WOMEN

Here’s to the women  Who gave me nothin’ A peck on the cheek  And a lifeless hug Sayin’ “We must do this again” Like I’m some brainless mug Out on a limb They know I can’t swim And so I … Continue reading

INFECTED

I’ve been poisoned  By too many poisonous demons Posing as friends Posing as human beings Lying about their past and their future intentions  Stealing everything of mine They thought I cared about Money, trophies, and work That I had paid … Continue reading

I DREAMED

I dreamed I was a general With an army ready to serve I dreamed I was a hero  Till I’d wake and lose my nerve  I dreamed I was a good man And always knew what to do But one … Continue reading

3am

Love requires patience  Life takes time But how long must I wait Until the Gods make you mine? Nothing makes sense Until you don’t need it to anymore  We miss our golden chances We take the wrong door  Wish I … Continue reading

I SAW A FUTURE

I saw a future. Or perhaps just a dream. A city where rats the size of dogs scurried along streets, growing stronger feeding on toxic waste. Crowded sidewalks filled with beggars begging beggars for a crumb. Or some leftover soup. … Continue reading

THERE’S A TRAIN A’COMIN’.

I think I was wounded a while ago. Around that time you said goodbye. I remember it rained as if on cue. But you hanged me on every word. I guess I had it comin’. You see, I believed in … Continue reading

HOW THE BIRD SINGS

I remember a place Not far from here In a small town I held someone dear In a strange time My favourite year Now I can’t think of it Without shedding...

I LOOKED AT THE SKY

Today I looked at the sky And wondered why Nothing makes sense down here We judge people on shades And not substance We fall over ourselves To worship...
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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.