Have you met the boys?

I know that I mentioned the notion of my ‘boys’ around Joe Strummer’s birthday last year. At the time I said they were a post for another day. Well, as another of Strummer’s birthdays has come and gone, it’s probably time to introduce them. First let me say that I am somewhat of a music…

Classic Strummer

About a boy

I’m going to be a little self-indulgent here because one of my ‘boys’ has a birthday today. Friends will know of my ‘boys’ – a small group of musicians that I so adore, and have adored for so long, that I’ve taken them on as part of me. But I’ll talk about these lovely lads…

Kicking against the pricks*

The past few months have not been the most uplifting for many Queenslanders. Writers have seen the Premier’s Literary Awards scrapped, public servants watch and wait to see where the axe will fall, and the LGBT community has been on the receiving end of an almost weekly ’f**k you!’ from the State Government. What has…