The Sea

The Sea

September 12, 2019

The Sea Yesterday, I swam With the sea And it took me While the beach was empty That is what comes When you’re told The singing in your heart Can go no further And there will always be someone better And here the wave comes Yesterday, I swam with the sea And it took me … Read More

Some One

Some One

September 11, 2019

Some One I miss the cigarette skating About the corner of his mouth He was the one I least expected To offer me flowers When I was young And underweight That was how My humour was made I assumed to never need the frames All the while reviewing the words Which are now obscure in … Read More

Barn Owls

Barn Owls

August 31, 2019

Barn Owls White clouds shuffling The pointed branches of the snow gums outreaching Like bony, arthritic fingers Knuckles hollow and swollen Kneading at the copper sky In the grimace of twilight The thought started like a fire fly Lighting up the dark Sticking the glint right to my eyes Departing whites of my knuckles I … Read More

Applewood

Applewood

August 30, 2019

I look back from the gate A crow steals my breath I stare at the beauty For as long as I can take it This is the day Meant for goodbyes Goodbye to our dreams In the house that we shared For all Every wall of tongue and groove Every corner Every flower Every bird … Read More

Diver Down

Diver Down

August 29, 2019

Some look astonished While some may give way They sink to the sea bed And leave the lungfish drift away The light of the world is shrinking in this aquatic holocaust Faces like fish, in the depths of the ocean Eyes immersed into white, saturated flesh Isn’t it quiet? Isn’t it clear? A shield from … Read More

Gotta Pull Down

Gotta Pull Down

August 27, 2019

Gotta Pull Down My favourite place to be Was at the wheel of a rock and roll van Rolling the country with blue skies and semis Driving to a different band Then the car pool stopped And your luck ran out Were you a woman or a man? You gotta pull down The frequencies found … Read More

Shadow of the Fire

Shadow of the Fire

August 6, 2019

Separately I held you near And I stored you Like a cigarette behind my ear I wanted you All to myself Unassisted Like a hand that offers no help And the fire’s gone With the croakin’ of the timber The sounds of a stranger Reproach disintegrating cinders For some warmth For some light I’m alone … Read More

Book Lungs

Book Lungs

July 29, 2019

Book Lungs I miss the smell of split hardwood And the weight of carrying something good Finding and offloading firewood That used to be me. The thought appends to me Like a spider’s web to a bloody finger The acting and accounting For entanglement. Breathe like a spider The book lungs of a spider The … Read More

Post Note

Post Note

April 16, 2019

Hey Folks, Last year, I experienced my last nervous performance in Melbourne at the Old Bar. Thanks to the team and friends who were there to witness my unplanned goodbye. Officially, this is an official big thanks to everyone who has supported my 25-year performing history in Brisbane, starting in the Valley in 1993 and … Read More

Album Digital Release tomorrow

Album Digital Release tomorrow

August 14, 2017

Tomorrow marks the official release of my first album in 12 years, so I thought I would give you a brief introduction to the title track of the record,  The Lake of Sand and Stone and write openly about it’s meaning. The Lake of Sand and Stone is literally about sinking into a low state … Read More

Album Launch Friday, September 15 @ the Old Museum

Album Launch Friday, September 15 @ the Old Museum

August 10, 2017

Album Launch presented by Electric Moon with Almaryse and Mark Tropicana Plus special guests: Jamie Trevaskis, Mia Goodwin, Dan McNaulty, Janey Mac, Chris Dale, Mardi Lumsden   Poster Photo Art by John Feely Make up by Emma Louise Graphic Art by Brett Harris  

Dark River New Video

Dark River New Video

June 20, 2017

Today, I am launching a video for Dark River, and I would like to introduce you to Almaryse – the artist behind the video’s creation. Over the years, Almaryse has been part of many colourful and unique ventures, but as part of this blog, I wanted to talk to her about her work as a … Read More