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I WOKE. NOW, I MUST JUST BE.

A year ago, I was deep in sleep. To be more specific, I was in an Intensive Care Unit at Auckland Hospital, in the second of two induced comas. My wife, Yana, waiting anxious, helpless, and ever supportive by my side. Things had gone awry after my kidney transplant....

SUGAR COATED PILLS

  I do this often. I wrap a deliberately saccharine tune around a message that can be hard to swallow for some people. Damn the Dam, for instance, much loved now, was seen as a ‘protest song’ when released nearly 50 years ago. Because back then environmentalism —...

HIDDEN GENIUSES

While I’m often called a musician, the reality is that I‘m just a singer-songwriter plain and simple. I play guitar well enough to put on an acceptable acoustic concert, but no one is ever going to call me in to play on their recording. Truth is, I rarely play on my...