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THIS IS, THIS IS NEW YORK

When it comes to technology, I am incompetent. This was never better demonstrated than my interview with Karyn Hay on Radio National this morning. I’d expected to have one song off my new album NAKED TRUTHS played on this show and was delighted to hear that they would...

THE REASON FOR MY MADNESS

It has been nearly fifty years since I released my first album FLOATING. In terms of sales, it pretty much bombed. Were it not for the unshakable faith of the record company head, Tim Murdoch, my career would have ended there and then. Thankfully, Tim persisted and...

A STRANGER SAVED MY LIFE

I have a hereditary kidney disease: Polycystic Kidney Disease. I’ve long known that renal failure and dialysis were inevitable. The decline began in my early sixties and by my late 60s I was on dialysis, which I’ve been doing for the last four years. All the while I...

THE CALM BEFORE …

  So how are you feeling? Are you breathing a little easier now that Biden is President? Or do you, like me, have a niggling doubt about his age and worry what might happen if he were to suddenly fall off the twig? How will 73 million Trump supporters feel if...

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. HERE’S YOUR GIFT.

I’ve always tried to adapt to change. I’d see new waves forming and, whenever possible, endeavour to ride them with something approaching aplomb. Change is inevitable, I’d tell myself, adapt or get left behind. It was an approach that served me well for many years...

Be.

I recently wrote a song entitled ‘Be’. (Also known as Tommy’s Song for reasons I won’t go into here). The message of the song is that we should all try to live in the moment. To just … Be. I try to do that I really do. I try to accept change, go with the flow, take...

MUSIC WITH PICTURES

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQy18I-8fNwizh8w5JKMlg Yesterday when I was young and my music was regularly riding the airwaves, one thing was missing — pictures. Even as the world was moving into the MTV age no cameras were ever pointed my way. While it’s...

HUMANKIND

Buy me a ticket to the moon  So I can stand in awe looking down  On this Big Beautiful Blue Green Ball Hanging there In the middle of nowhere Dazzling With its mountains and miracles And ever-present Menace of Mankind From apes to humans these contrary...