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LAURA JEAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

LAURA JEAN November 29, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips “Music isn’t about achieving perfection. Well not for me anyway,” Laura Jean told me while sitting in an inner suburban Melbourne cafe.  “It’s about enjoyment and community and expressing joy.” It’s a refreshing and honest credo, which has stood Laura in good…

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JOEL SILBERSHER-By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

JOEL SILBERSHER November 29, 2008 | Author: The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard For the Summer 2008 issue of Australian Musician, we handed over editing duties to The Drones. Drones’ main man Gareth wanted to chat to Melbourne indie rock identity Joel Silbersher. I recall wanting to edit down Joel’s very long…

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ARIA HALL OF FAME-RUSSELL MORRIS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 28, 2008

ARIA HALL OF FAME-RUSSELL MORRIS October 28, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips “Are they doing this because I’m a dinosaur and they kind of pension you off and put you on a shelf,” was Russell Morris’s initial reaction to the call informing him that he’d be among this year’s crop…

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WAYNE KRANTZ, TAL WILKENFELD, KEITH CARLOCK TOUR CHAT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 28, 2008

WAYNE KRANTZ, TAL WILKENFELD, KEITH CARLOCK TOUR CHAT October 28, 2008 | Author:Greg Phillips When a player comes to our attention, not through radio, television nor even your regular music retail outlets, but through sheer reputation … you have to sit up and take notice. New York based guitarist Wayne…

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REMEMBERING BRUCE CLARKE

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 23, 2008

REMEMBERING BRUCE CLARKE September 23, 2008 | Author: Simon Patterson July 2008 saw the passing of a remarkable figure in both the guitar community and wider musical spheres of Australia. The name Bruce Clarke may not be familiar to some readers. Over roughly a sixty year period, Bruce made a…

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BAD CAT ‘THE LEASH’ ATTENUATOR

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - September 11, 2008

BAD CAT ‘THE LEASH’ ATTENUATOR September 11, 2008 |  Reviewer: Marcel Yammouni Distributor: EGM DISTRIBUTION (03) 9888 6687 or info@egm.net.au Armed with Bad Cat’s proprietary “Infinite Volume Control”, the Leash provides seamless volume selection across your amplifier’s power section. One knob simplicity takes you from growl to prowl … selectable for…

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Walden D2040 Acoustic guitar

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 11, 2008

WALDEN D2040 ACOUSTIC GUITAR September 11, 2008 | Reviewer: Reza Nasseri Distributor: MUSICAL MERCHANDISERS (02) 9905 0311 Not a lot is known about Walden guitars other than they’re designed in the United States and built in the small town of Lilan, China. The name Walden is also the title of the…

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RESPECT

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 11, 2008

RESPECT September 11, 2008 | Author: Jeff Jenkins Australian Musician collects Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Angie Hart, Lisa Miller, Spencer P Jones and sits them down with Jeff Jenkins to discuss the topic of RESPECT. The topic is respect and Lisa Miller tells her colleagues: “I really respect all you…

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CASIO CTK-5000 & CTK-3000 PORTABLE KEYBOARDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - September 11, 2008

CASIO CTK-5000 & CTK-3000 PORTABLE KEYBOARDS September 11, 2008 | Reviewer: Stu Hosking Distributor: CASIO SOUND TECHNOLOGY  www.soundtechnology.com.au Casio has been building the suspense on the pending release of their new CTK portable keyboard line up and now its time to see if they live up to the buzz. Before we…

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BAD CAT LYNX 50 AMPLIFIER

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - September 11, 2008

BAD CAT LYNX 50 AMPLIFIER September 11, 2008 | Reviewer: Marcel Yammouni Distributor: EGM DISTRIBUTION (03) 9888 6687 or info@egm.net.au The team at Bad Cat have been producing quality tube amplifiers out of their facility in Corona, California since 2000. They are primarily known for their class A designs in various…

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