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Midweek Valentino 

Well what a month this has been! Apart from a sensational show with Suzette Herft and Pete Fidler at the Spotted Mallard last week (where we launched not one, but two CD's) it's been a crazy time of moving things…

Desert Island Discs - What's Yours?

A few years ago I was having dinner with my colleague and friend Rob Marsh (a true gentleman and a fine singer songwriter to boot, also a bottomless source of trivial information about just about anything) and he asked mt…

Look What I Found! A Song By William F Barrow

So here I am, right in the middle of a terrible song writing drought.
I've got bits and pieces of half started songs, ideas scribbled in note books, chord progressions, melodies, grooves..... All ready to go and absolutely nothing to…
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Welcome to Cozy Moments.....

Somewhere in the back of my mind the phrase "Cozy Moments cannot be muzzled!" keeps rattling around. I think it's from a P.G.Wodehouse book but I may be wrong. 
The main character inherited a magazine which catered for knitters of…

The Hard Life of a Much Traveled Guitar...

I've met a lot of guitars and guitar players in my life. In all sorts of places and situations but some really stand apart.
I first met Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz (I think for the first time anyway) in…

Live Songwriting Part 4 - Not Every Idea Is A Winner!

Okay, I admit it. Not every song idea is going to work. I walked past my bloke watching his wall earlier this week and felt like running up to him and yelling "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!!!!! IT"S JUST A BLOODY…

William F Barrow - Poet


I'd like to introduce you to William Frederic Barrow, Sergeant in the 7th Battalion RAA.
William (or Uncle Bill) as he was referred to by my family was a mining engineer from Ballarat, Victoria. He was my grandmother's (Lillian Barrow)…

Music & Friends - What A Combination!

There are times when I have to pinch myself to see if it's not all a dream!
The last month or so has been a blur of great gigs at wonderful venues with friends new and old. Music has been…
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Live Song Writing - Part Three - First Draft Lyrics

So this is where I'm up to with the wall song. I've got some lyrics but they're not working for me yet. I passed the guy again this morning and tried to say hello but he just looked at me…