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It Sucks To Get Old….or Does It?

 Every day, somewhere, at some time, I hear someone make a remark about being old or getting old. The thing is, we all know we can’t turn back the clock, ok we get that, but there’s no reason we have to have this ‘I’m Too Old’ or ‘I’m Not As Young As I Used To […]

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Then There was Mud,Mud, and…More Mud

Last Saturday night I did a gig about two hours inland from the Gold Coast. I conned my wife (that’s her feet standing in the mud in the picture) into coming with me as, unlike band gigs, doing my Mick Jagger Tribute solo gigs can be a bit lonely, especially the long drive and hanging around […]

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Billy Joel and Me

Before I start this short story I must make it clear that I’ve never met Billy Joel in person, he doesn’t know I exist. Maybe you’re thinking “So, why should I read this stuff then?” Who is this John van whoever, and what’s all this going to do for me? What I’m about to tell you […]

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