The Axeman’s Benefit in Sydney
It was an honour to be involved. Died Pretty and The Johnnys dead-heated for gold, Jim Moginie and The Family Dog was the surprise packet with a set of Lobby Loyde and the Colored Balls-styled guitar rock. Spencer P Jones almost made it up to hius own show but fate intervened. Evan Dando was also on the cards to show up. Pity Steve Kilbey was, umm, too busy...

"Hi Fab!" - Little Murders
Power-pop doesn’t get any better. Dead-pan melodies and masterful playing. Rob Griffiths is right up there with Oxley and Mariani as a songwriter.

The Mummies in Sydney
Big fun. The Mummies are a force of nature and actually very skilful as self dimissive purveyors of Budget Rock trash. The Psychotic Turnbuckles were a perfect foil and big props to some special members on the night.

"Blue & Lonesome" - Rolling Stones
Not a seismic career revival so much as a bunch of old guys having a great time. Warm and authentic without being overly reverential.