Happiness as Anarchy #347: Micro TV series

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I must confess I’m watching more these days. It’s just nice to see some faces, hear some voices. I find Australian shows particularly comforting, probably because it feels like seeing ordinary people from my ordinary world. I watched Love in Lockdown yesterday. It’s a tiny tv series… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #347: Micro TV series

Happiness as Anarchy #295: Melbourne Ukulele Festival

It is always a pleasure to play the Melbourne Ukulele Festival. I wondered as I headed down to the city on Friday whether it was a good idea or not, given there’s a nasty little virus high-speed globetrotting right now. I guess I’ll never know the answer to that question, but I am awfully glad… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #295: Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Happiness as Anarchy #37: Little gigs in little bars in little towns

I love doing gigs in my little home town, playing for the people who make up my community. Friday night I played at a new bar – Pearl & Rose – that opened just for the evening. My friend Chantel owns the bar, her kids are friends of my kids, half the people there I… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #37: Little gigs in little bars in little towns

Happiness as Anarchy #21: Realising I Know A Few Songs

Once upon a time I found it very difficult to remember chord changes for songs. I just wrote a set list for tomorrow morning’s gig at Clunes Market – tunes I know from memory and can play on uke. When I started, there was a little nagging question floating around the back of my head:… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #21: Realising I Know A Few Songs

Happiness as Anarchy #19: My Audience

My audience brings me joy every single time I get on stage. I don’t know if they realise how special they are and how much I love them. I do a little gig once a month at Craig’s Hotel in Ballarat, down in the cellar, and every month I go home with a smile on… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #19: My Audience