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

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The language of blues music is extemporization, a conversation between the instruments, musicians’ and audience.  Adrian Keating performs electric violin with Geoff Achison on Classically Blue DVD.  Adrian’s day job is Principal Violin at...
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Research Notes 1- A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

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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 music communicates feelings of rejection on a deep emotional level...
Chain “… And The Night Man Walked On The Moon*” Part 3

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

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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 was the kind of place bikers used to hang out...
Chain “… And The Night Man Walked On The Moon*” Part 2 Of 3

CHAIN “… and the night man walked on the moon*” Part 2 of 3

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    CHAIN LIVE (c. 1969 from Chain Live back cover left to right:  Glyn Mason (guitar/vocals), Warren "Pig" Morgan (electric piano), Phil Manning (guitar/vocals), Barry Sullivan (Big Goose - bass), Barry Harvey (Little Goose - drums) A...
Chain “… And The Night Man Walked On The Moon*” Part 1 Of 3

CHAIN “… and the night man walked on the moon*” Part 1 of 3

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  The Long-Haired Cricket League (c. 1970 Cricket team photo courtesy of Roger Taylor:  left to right back row: Arthur, Barry ‘Big Goose’ Sullivan, next to him Barry ‘Little Goose’ Harvey, Phil Manning, Carson County roadie...
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BluesTone Part 1 of 2

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"Those Things We Value" The first time I met, filmed and heard Geoff Achison perform was at “The Bank" in Warragul in 2014. The pub is called The Bank because it was the bank in Warragul and...
journey into darkness: an antithesis between australian media and culture – part three of three

JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS: An Antithesis between Australian media and culture – Part Three of...

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If the issue of visibility is a critical factor in racial segregation as Byrne suggests, then, I suggest, by extension Australian television platforms are an example of an overwhelming Anglo Celtic Australian voice. A contemporary...