Archive for the ‘Through The Past Darkly’ Category

Wooden Shjips – Shrinking Moon for You

By • Nov 22nd, 2007

Artist: Wooden Shjips Website: www.myspace.com/woodenshjips Track Name: Shrinking Moon for You (edit) Playback: flash Download?: No Every so often you stumble across a piece of music or a band that remind you why you started playing guitar. Wooden Shjips is one of those bands. Now I won’t kid you, this isn’t nice safe indie pop […]



Ross Ryan and Spectrum at the Trades Hall Bar

By • Jun 24th, 2007

Ross Ryan AND Spectrum, that’s what the email read. CD Launch. OK? At a bar… where do I sign. Seriously though, how often do you get to spend an evening with two of your old favourite acts and a bunch of friends. I also finally picked up a small digital recorder that I had been […]



Johnny O’Keefe

By • Feb 14th, 2007

Artist: Johnny O’Keefe Track Name: Sing,sing,sing Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes Looking more like a jockey or a boxer than a pop star, Johnny O’Keefe was Australia’s first rock idol, an important part of the worldwide phenomenon sweeping the world in the mid 1950’s, rock’n’roll. Despite lacking the classic good looks of Elvis or Cliff Richard, […]



Richard Thompson – Vincent Black Lightning 1952

By • Feb 12th, 2007

Artist: Richard Thompson Website: www.richardthompson-music.com/ Track Name: Vincent Black Lightning 1952, Playback: mp3 Download?: Yes A long time ago in a reality far, far away, (I’m pretty sure it goes something like that…) there was a band called Fairport Convention, and somewhere in the early Seventies I heard their truly awesome album “Liege and Leif” […]



I Spit On Your Gravy

By • Jan 30th, 2007

Artist: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVY Track Name: FIRE St Kilda peaked as the centre of Melbourne’s music scene in the early to mid 1980’s, before insatiable developers, rising rents and changing tastes sent many of the more interesting venues and bands packing. “Immigrants” from the middle and outer suburbs flocked to St Kilda in […]