First day at VAS

Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, and according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, recipe in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, and according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, recipe in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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A recent survey of 63, viagra 100mg 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, order while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, and according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, recipe in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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A recent survey of 63, viagra 100mg 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, order while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

A recent survey of 63, approved 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, and according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, recipe in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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A recent survey of 63, viagra 100mg 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, order while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

A recent survey of 63, approved 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, patient according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, more about in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, viagra 60mg or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

Posted via web from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

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All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, cardiologist so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, pharm less on the Supremes tribute, health and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, price so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, contagion less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, information pills so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, order less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ascariasis less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, pulmonologist the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, rheumatologist taking the country’s tally to 1, approved 043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

I still haven’t found an adequate explanation as to why this flu is any worse than the new strain that hits us all every year.
Still, obesity the hysteria surrounding it means it’s only a matter of time before I get affected in one way or another. I wonder if it will be a school closure at VAS? Perhaps I’ll need the hours right now in case I lose classes a little further down the track.

WHO tells Vietnamese public to keep track of swine flu situation | Look At Vietnam

The Ministry of Health on August 6 reported a further 39 cases, taking the country’s tally to 1,043 infections and one death.

The director of the District 10 Department of Preventive Health, Nguyen Van Tung, said an 11-year-old studying at the Asia Primary School tested positive for the virus. Health authorities have tracked down his 21 classmates to monitor them and disinfected the school.

The Tu Liem District Department of Health in Hanoi said a teacher at Lomonoxop High School has tested positive as has a second grader at Nam Thanh Cong Primary School in Dong Da District.

The city Department of Education and Training has ordered schools not to reopen for the new academic year, due in mid-August.

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, and according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, recipe in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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A recent survey of 63, viagra 100mg 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, order while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

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A recent survey of 63, approved 000 businesses nationwide showed that 43.3 percent of business managers do not have a high-school diploma, while only 2.99 percent have master’s degrees.

Ah, the ever popular “must have a university degree” mentality continues to run rampant. Wish I could figure out a way to teach the world about the importance of life skills and common sense – two things you don’t learn in University, but the two most important things you need to be successful in whatever business venture you choose.

I guess it’s not easy to determine if someone has those two “qualifications”, whilst a piece of paper can be placed on the table in front of a recruiter, government official, or potential business partner.

See the full post here – http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/43-percent-of-business-leaders-dont-have-high-school-diploma.html

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As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products.

“Who can tell me home-made products are better than imported ones?” said the 35-year-old housewife. “No one can deny it’s common sense to buy foreign products.”

As many as 77 per cent of Vietnamese people prefer imported consumer products, patient according to Deputy Chairwoman of the Viet Nam Retailer Association Dinh Thi My Loan.

Loan also cited a figure which said Viet Nam had to pay US$75 million to import fruits despite the fact that the country produced enough fruit throughout the year.

Vietnam is experiencing the same problem as Australia, more about in that consumers find it difficult to identify locally-made product, viagra 60mg or even find it on the supermarket shelves.

What is very interesting are the findings about imported fruit. I work in an area full of fruit vendors, all selling exotic and interesting fresh fruits. However most of those I buy have turned out to be imported from Australia or New Zealand. Examples are grapes, cherries and apples. I haven’t been able to determine the source of Pomelo and bananas, but one thing I have noticed is that bananas are scarce at the moment.
I imagine the Rambutan is local, as it seems to be sold on every street no matter where I am.

To be realistic, you need to think about what Vietnam industry is actually capable of supplying. The country does have a wide variation in climate and geography, so theoretically primary producers could successfully grow most products currently sourced from elsewhere. However, it is a small country with a large population, and there are many other factors limiting it’s capability to be much more self-sufficient. Then there’s the issue of quality control – something not yet at a mature stage in Vietnam.

View the entire post at http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/08/vn-products-losing-out-to-imports.html

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ReliefWeb » Document » Vietnam: Relief being delivered to flood victims and damage assessments underway

HANOI, check 14 August 2008 (IRIN) – Disaster assessment teams have headed into parts of northern Vietnam that were hard hit by tropical storm Kammuri, which caused flooding and landslides resulting in the deaths of at least 119 and the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people, according to government officials.
Kammuri battered the region on 8 and 9 August with high winds and heavy rains, causing rivers to burst their banks, washing away houses and roads, and bringing down walls of mud on homes.

On 13 August, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) reported 119 deaths, 40 missing and 86 injured. Some 798 houses have been destroyed and 17,888 damaged, while 14,088 hectares of rice and other crops were spoilt.

As of 12 August, troops had evacuated 1,824 families from flood areas in Lao Cai province, the worst hit in terms of human losses, according to the CCFSC.

A national newspaper, the Vietnam News, said rains, while weakening, have continued to cause floods and landslides in Bac Kan province, adding that most communes in the province’s Pac Nam district remained isolated.

The newspaper said 300 tourists stranded in the hill resort of Sapa arrived back in Hanoi after the train service between the capital and Lao Cai resumed on 14 August.

Wow! I had no idea this had happened. I was in Sapa in late July 2008, literally days before this storm. In fact, I was lucky to be able to get there at all due to recent landslides that had blocked the train line. As it was, the train stopped a few stations before Lao Cai where we were all ferried to Sapa via car.  That 5am road trip was through very slippery mud roads full of huge puddles. The two days I spent in Sapa were gorgeous – scenery, people and weather – so perhaps I should have stayed much longer to stave off the massive storm that devastated the area afterward.

I’ve selected some images of Sapa for this post, inspired by my thoughts of where the flooding must have hit hardest.
You can view my entire Sapa photo collection at Flickr.

Sapa Collection – Day 1
Sapa Collection – Day 2

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, illness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, website like this less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.
Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out the recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, sickness so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

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Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, this web so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, ampoule less on the Supremes tribute, rubella and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2003.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

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Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star

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Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, pfizer so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, health less on the Supremes tribute, breast and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, breast so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, less on the Supremes tribute, and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, dosage so most of the bands are ones I’ve seen and some I’ve played on the same bill with. Particularly cool was seeing Dark Room and Thunderstruck and my personal preference would be that more focus was given to them, medicine less on the Supremes tribute, side effects and absolutely no time whatsoever on Kisstroyer (completely over-rated, and musically under-par). Now Dynissty – there’s a Kiss tribute band of worth.

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Dynissty rocks Barwon Heads

Sixty Minutes – The Great Pretenders – Watch the Video

Friday July 31, 2009

I had to laugh when I heard Andrew (Ace) from Kisstroyer say that once the band donned the costumes they also gained the Kiss arrogance. I can tell you from much personal experience that a couple of members of that band don’t need costumes to exhibit that particular trait.  Anyway, moving right along…

Bjorn Again used to be a stellar tribute to ABBA, but from the few examples I’ve heard since they created the franchise, I believe musically they have dropped a few rungs. In fact, BABBA seems to be Australia’s best exponent of the ABBA show now.  But miles ahead of everyone on the circuit is the Australian Pink Floyd Show. They don’t skimp when it comes to production quality, and in my opinion they really are the closest thing to the real deal of any tribute band on the planet.  As far as the Beatnix go, yeah they are exceptionally good, but come on – if you’re going to do The Beatles, pick an era after George Martin figured out where the “gain” control was on their amps.

Unfortunately, my old mates War Pigs have done very little since I left the band, and as a result missed out on being a significant part of this story.

Mark from War Pigs

Mark from War Pigs

I have very fond memories of gigs large and small, played to both adoring and morose crowds, alongside many other awesome tribute bands.  It also got me wishing I’d done more to digitise our gig video and make them available to our adoring masses. I found only two tracks on Youtube, both really poor quality in production and performance (alcohol is not always a good thing, mmmmkay?), and my six or so full gig video recordings are languishing in a drawer somewhere back in Australia.  However, just for fun I’ve thrown in one of my favourite live audio recordings from a show in Richmond in 2004.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

All of this rock chat reminds me that I must get onto that RAW project I promised myself while over here.  For those not in the know, Rock Awesomeness Worldwide will be the greatest touring rock show on the planet, with the core of the band being some of the most talented Asian rock gods you’ve never seen. I’m off to Rock City Patong again next month to start my recruiting drive, with the Hard Rock Cafe Manila next on the agenda, and Harajuku Tokyo rounding off my work.

Rock City-FZ181000977

Rock City Patong

Tokyo-Harajuku-FZ181040660

Harajuku Rock Star


Thanks to Sherrene for pointing out a recent tribute band feature on Sixty Minutes.  The story was Melbourne-based, mind so most of the bands a