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Birmingham: Razor Blades and Bull Rings

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Birmingham: Razor Blades and Bull Rings

Following on from yesterdays post about Sharna, I thought I'd move onto my own background. I was born in Birmingham, England and grew up there at a time when it was still the center of the Car Manufacturing Industry. In essence, Birmingham is the Detroit of England. I've been to Detroit and was shocked to […]

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Sharna: Today is a very special day

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Sharna: Today is a very special day

My daughter, Sharna (aka Sshh) was born on this day. She grew up in Australia and now lives in London with her boyfriend Zak; making music, creating art and writing a book. She is an extraordinarily talented individual and I watch her progress through life with great interest and pride in her achievements. Not pride […]

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Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett: From Pop Charts to Politics

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett: From Pop Charts to Politics

Peter Garrett was the singer with Midnight Oil from 1973 to 2002, when he informed the band that he was leaving to join the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and go into politics full time. It was a controversial decision as for many years he had been aligned with the Green movement and many people felt […]

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Bob Marley’s Hidden Legacy: Ky-Mani Marley writes a book

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Bob Marley’s Hidden Legacy: Ky-Mani Marley writes a book

Last night I met Bob Marley's son. Well, I should actually say I met one of Bob Marley's sons. In fact, his tenth son. I wonder if there is some kind of mythology surrounding the tenth son in the way that the seventh child is supposed to have some kind mystical power. Anyway, I digress. […]

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Jeff Fenech: World Boxing Champion in 3 Divisions

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Jeff Fenech: World Boxing Champion in 3 Divisions

Jeff Fenech, known as the 'Marrickville Mauler', is a retired Australian boxer and three time World Champion who is now a boxing trainer in Sydney. He represented Australia at the 1984 Olympics, was IBF Bantamweight Champion from 1985 to 1987, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion from 1987 to 1988 and WBC Super Bantamweight Champion from 1988 […]

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Mosh Pit Memories Pt 2: Grinspoon & The Wheelchair Surfer at Homebake

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Mosh Pit Memories Pt 2: Grinspoon & The Wheelchair Surfer at Homebake

As mentioned yesterday, being a photographer at a show can definitely have its benefits. For me, seeing this guy surfing the crowd in his wheelchair ranks as one of the great moments in music. This picture was taken at Homebake in Sydney, a music festival which only allows Australian artists to play (or Kiwis, aka […]

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Limp Bizkit: Losers In Mosh Pit Memories

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Limp Bizkit: Losers In Mosh Pit Memories

Having worked as a music photographer for over 20 years, I have been in more than a few mosh pits. Or rather, I should say, I have been in front of a few mosh pits. Photographers are regarded as lucky because they get to be down the front in the narrow area between stage and […]

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Bentley Rhythm Ace (aka BRA): Babes On Bondi Beach

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Bentley Rhythm Ace (aka BRA): Babes On Bondi Beach

Mike Stokes and Richard March (who used to play with Pop Will Eat Itself), both come from Birmingham (my home town) and formed BRA in 1995. Part of the Big Beat movement along with Chemical Brothers and Fat Boy Slim, their first album was released in 1997 and did extremely well all over the world. […]

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Stand Fast: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Carl Charlson & Ron Brawer Gimme Some Truth

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Stand Fast: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Carl Charlson & Ron Brawer Gimme Some Truth

Carl Charlson has been making movies and documentaries since the 1960's. I met him last night at the after party for 'Stand Fast', a very cool play written by a friend of mine, Ron Brawer. 'Stand Fast' is a political satire currently showing in the New York International Fringe Festival and highlights the dangers when […]

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Pre-Show Shoot – Never Again….

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Pre-Show Shoot – Never Again….

Fun Lovin' Criminals released their first album, 'Come Find Yourself' in 1995 and their latest, 'Classic Fantastic', a few months ago. In between they changed drummers several times, developed alternative careers (Huey is now a regular on radio and TV in the UK) and had their greatest success in the UK and northern Europe. Even […]

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