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CASIO CDP-200R PORTABLE KEYBOARD

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

CASIO CDP-200R PORTABLE KEYBOARD November 29, 2008 | Reviewer: Stu Hosking Distributor: CASIO SOUND TECHNOLOGY  www.soundtechnology.com.au For the manufacturers of portable digital pianos,  it can be a bit of a balancing act … keeping the keyboard light enough to be moved around while still performing the duties of a piano authentically….

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COLE CLARK UL3A UKELADY UKULELE

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

COLE CLARK UL3A UKELADY UKULELE November 29, 2008 | Guest Reviewer: Amanda Roff of The Ukeladies Distributor: COLE CLARK GUITARS (03) 9720 1696 As some readers of Australian Musician will know, carrying a guitar around in public is similar to having a dog. Complete strangers will approach you, with the total…

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LARRIVEE D05E ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

LARRIVEE D05E ACOUSTIC GUITAR November 29, 2008 | Reviewer: Reza Nasseri Distributor: PRO MUSIC AUSTRALIA (07) 3375 6400 Jean Larrivée started out as a serious classical guitarist without any formal musical training, practicing five hours a night solely out of passion for his instrument. At the age of 24, his interest…

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St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster Guitar

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 29, 2008

ST BLUES MISSISSIPPI BLUEMASTER GUITAR November 29, 2008 | Reviewer: Shannon Bourne Distributor: KURT JACOB & CO (02) 0636 7111 I first stumbled across the St. Blues guitars whilst walking the aisles at this year’s Australian Music Association Convention in Melbourne. I was immediately struck by the classic but original body…

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CW Stoneking

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

CW Stoneking November 29, 2008: Peter Dogherty In preparation for this interview I got hold of ‘King Hokum’, CW Stoneking’s 2005 album. I listened in awe but had no idea of where he came from; how old he was or where the music came from. The sound suggested an American recording…

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DAVE GRANEY-By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard

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

DAVE GRANEY – By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard November 29, 2008 | Author: Gareth Liddiard GARETH: I’m talking shop with Dave Graney, or David to his mum. Dave leaves the tags on his guitars after he’s bought them and somehow everything makes sense. If you don’t know about Dave, then you’re…

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JOEL SILBERSHER-By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard

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

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

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KIM SALMON-By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard

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

KIM SALMON – By The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard November 29, 2008 | Author: Gareth Liddiard GARETH: I was asked an interesting question the other day about whether what The Drones do is always too dark or negative. The guy asked me to identify some light in what we do. I…

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LAURA JEAN

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

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

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LENNY KAYE

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

LENNY KAYE November 29, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Lenny Kaye was in particularly good spirits when I contacted him at his home in Pennsylvania, one Sunday morning (Lenny time) in late November. He’d just come off a successful world tour, his country was experiencing a rare moment of euphoria thanks…

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