About

me-2I’m a writer about music, society and culture, and sometimes sport amongst other stuff.

Late this year I began working on my first novel and on here, occasionally a short story will appear here there, as I storyboard characters and develop them.

Between 2014 and 2015, I wrote articles for sports website the Roar, and began constructing a music and culture site called the Crop Report with my mates Danson Benson, and Jeb Taylor from Music Farmers and the Farmer and the Owl.

My blog is here to be a writers block breaker and a chance for me to muse over issues and topics, while not foreign to me, I don’t usually cover.

Profile:

Status: Married to Tammy and have two daughters, Tullia and Sienna.

Hometown: Goulburn, NSW, Australia

Place of Residence: Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Favourite Band(s): Midnight Oil, R.E.M, Nirvana, Warpaint, Sleater-Kinney

Favourite Singer/Songwriter(s): PJ Harvey, Neil Young, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Holly Throsby

Favourite Album: In Utero – Nirvana

Top 10 All Time Favourite Songs:

1. Fall On Me – R.E.M

2. Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana

3. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles

4. Warakurna – Midnight Oil

5. You Said Something – PJ Harvey

6. Don’t Let it Bring You Down – Neil Young

7. Making a Fire – Holly Throsby

8. Ghost Town – Kurt Vile

9. Serpents – Sharon Van Etten

10. Africa – Toto

Childhood Heroes: Ace Frehley, Allan Border, Andrew Ettinghausen, Tony Lockett, Hayley Lewis

People I Admire: Peter Garrett, Adam Goodes

Favourite High School Novel: The Outsiders – S.E Hinton

Last Great Book I’ve Read: One Would Think the Deep – Claire Zorn

Favourite Sporting Teams: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (NRL), Sydney Swans (AFL), Melbourne Demons (Womens AFL Team), Toronto Blue-Jays (MLB), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Calgary Flames (NHL), Chicago Bears (NFL), Bournemouth AFC (English Premier League).

What interests me: Music, literature, film, theatre, pop culture, spirituality, environmentalism, community.