Queue-Ba

No amount of research or advice from fellow travellers, not any of the multitude of documentaries or published texts available in any library can prepare you for Cuba. This is one country, and I have visited several in my existence where prior research to visitation is essential, but still does not prepare you for whatContinue reading “Queue-Ba”

Slice Of Heaven

If there ever was a song best paired with a dessert there’s only one that can be attributed to this little concoction – that very memorable and unforgettable instantly up-lifting little 80’s ditty by Dave Dobbyn. No doubt some people would find the song irritating but the same cannot be said about this divine combinationContinue reading “Slice Of Heaven”

Orange Is The New Soup Ingredient – Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup

Surprisingly several songs exist with ‘Orange’ in the title like Orange Crush by REM, Clockwork Orange by Kraftwerk, Bruised Orange by John Prine, Orange Wedge by the Chemical Brothers and Orange Blossom Special of course. My favourite is ‘Orange Juice Blues’ by Bob Dylan & The Band. Not so surprisingly the term ‘Orange’ in theseContinue reading “Orange Is The New Soup Ingredient – Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup”

Everything in Moderation and the Paleo Effect

There can’t be too many of us who haven’t ever subjected our bodies to some kind of ‘diet’ at some point in our lives. And for what ever reason it may have been for, undoubtedly would have been to lose weight. I’ve tried a few in my time – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, The LiverContinue reading “Everything in Moderation and the Paleo Effect”

The Wrap Artist

‘Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams’, ‘Wrapped Up In You’. Anything that comes in wrapped form usually means there is a hidden treasure inside just waiting to be revealed. Brown paper packages wrapped (yes I realise it’s actually ‘tied’ in the lyrics) up in string must be favourite things for all of us. ‘Wrap it up’Continue reading “The Wrap Artist”

Tamworth and the Mid-Festival Meltdown Salad Fix

Hitting the New-England Highway each year as I drive away from Tamworth back to Sydney, my mind is undoubtedly swimming with many vast and varied wonderful musical moments and memories.  Mixed feelings of relief and exhaustion follow due to having survived it all once again because if there is one time of the year whenContinue reading “Tamworth and the Mid-Festival Meltdown Salad Fix”

All-Green Broad Bean Salad; Pre-Xmas Detox

December is absolutely upon us, the finale to a lightning-speed elapsed year of 2013 and all of the celebratory carry-on and over-indulgence that will accompany the season right up to the New Year and beyond. There’s no easy escape for anyone, best just to go with it. Musicians particularly will most likely be following aContinue reading “All-Green Broad Bean Salad; Pre-Xmas Detox”

Baking Bad Scrambled Eggplant

Sometimes you need to look outside the proverbial circle to source food and recipe inspiration, or maybe it just occurs naturally if you trust your instincts in certain situations. Usually I find green-grocery shopping nothing short of a rejuvenating sensory experience with display after display of fresh, multi-coloured fruit and vegetables beautifully presented like paint onContinue reading “Baking Bad Scrambled Eggplant”

The Loveless Cafe, Music City Roots and the Missing Biscuit Recipe

There’s only one way to describe the final Bushwackers show in Nashville and that is simply Going Out With A Bang (and a broken Lagerphone). Staged live at the Loveless Barn behind the famous Loveless Cafe we performed a set of tunes on the weekly two-hour Music City Roots radio show hosted by Jim Lauderdale.Continue reading “The Loveless Cafe, Music City Roots and the Missing Biscuit Recipe”

Peanuts in Coke Bottles and The Time Jumpers

To say that Nashville has opened my eyes, ears and taste buds to new heights is an understatement. The level of musicianship is sky-scraperingly good. The food options vary from organic, wholesome, tasty goodness to off the Richter-Scale sugar and cholesterol levels. And sights like the monstrous Opryland atrium spanning nine acres of lush indoorContinue reading “Peanuts in Coke Bottles and The Time Jumpers”