Love the mu­sic not the gain

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

SINCE I was a child I have been fas­ci­nated and fully ab­sorbed in mu­sic.

Buy­ing records from a young age, it was like this mag­i­cal world that went on for­ever.

In 1982 I was lucky enough to join a band in Bris­bane and from that point started do­ing live shows, writ­ing and record­ing.

It didn’t stop and I made some records I am proud to have my name on and still sing to this day.

It’s a strange thing to wit­ness peo­ple who have never played at all and had lit­tle in­ter­est in do­ing so, to sud­denly de­cide they are go­ing to pick up an in­stru­ment way down the track and ex­pect to be on par with oth­ers who have been learn­ing their craft for years.

I have noth­ing against any­one want­ing to play or sing at any point in their lives but mu­sic isn’t there to be used like a re­al­ity TV show.

I’ve al­ways loved mu­sic in many forms over the years and been in­volved with bands from Bris­bane to Syd­ney to Melbourne and here.

I al­ways fully re­spected my peers and peo­ple that had been around a lot longer than me.

I think what I’m try­ing to say is, love mu­sic for what it is, not what it can do for you.

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