Simpleton Podcasts is on Patreon

As some of you may be aware, I have a little podcast network over at simpletonpodcasts.com. It’s just a little comedy network meant to be fun and give people some entertainment as they go about their daily lives. 

We want to take it to the next level, so to help us do that, we’ve set up a Patreon account patreon.com/simpletonpodcasts. Go and have a look. There are a number of options you can select to make a small financial contribution to help us mainain the website, upgrade our equipment and to buy us some more time to produce more content more often. 

We really enjoy doing it and we get great feedback from our small but ever increasing audience. Any support you can provide would be greatly appreciated my friends. 

DJ 

Finally

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Finally I'm in pre-production for the recording of my new album. I have a bagful of songs, ideas and lived experience to put into this next effort. It's going to be a cathartic, exhilarating and at times emotional but aren't those the main elements that anyone should have in their life for it to be full and rich.

I will most likely keep a recording diary or some such and in the coming weeks I hope to start performing at some open mic nights to hone my performance and craft my songs. 

 

Ten Blues Songs You Must Listen To

Ten Blues Songs You Must Listen To

I’ve listened to this powerful genre since my teen years and seeing a legendary exponent of this somewhat mystical art has given me pause to reflect on why I’m so attached to the blues. What better way to reflect than to share with you my favourite blues songs! It is by no means a definitive list and I realise that there are probably readers out there who have more knowledge in there little toe than I do in my entire body, however I know what I like and this is them.

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Chicken and Chips and Multiculturalism

Chicken and Chips and Multiculturalism

I live a pretty exotic life. Over the years I have refined my tastes and have educated myself in the ways of art, music, cinema, literature and of course world cuisine. So the other day when I was in Red Rooster having just ordered a classic quarter with a rooster roll on the side I was contemplating the fact that the city I live in has made it so much easier for one to gain such knowledge when residing in a truly multicultural society. As a Melbournian I think it’s reasonable to say that I do indeed live in a resoundingly successful multicultural metropolis, a point that was just about to be reiterated as I dined on what I believed to be some sort of bird, most likely chicken with some chips that were almost undeniably made with real potato extract.

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Bob Dylan at 70

Bob Dylan at 70

For over fifty years Bob Dylan has been honing his craft, not afraid to turn his back on his audience physically and metaphorically to follow the path and to remain inspired.  He has sat at the knee of folk and blues giants to give voice to the human condition in a way few others have, in fact too few to mention over such a sustained period of time.

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Jeff Beck Review – Palais Theatre – March 26, 2010

Jeff Beck Review – Palais Theatre – March 26, 2010

Jeff Beck returned to Melbourne last night just over 12 months after his previous appearance in this city and fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental for his moving version of the Beatles classic  A Day in the LifeThe Palais Theatre was the perfect venue to see Beck and his band of funky virtuosos entertain a packed house of mainly youthful baby boomers. Beck has a reputation for pushing the envelope in his live performances sometimes with mixed results, this was not one of those nights.

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Burke and Wills and Statues

Burke and Wills and Statues

Been reading some Australian history recently and it’s really quite interesting. I mean, when I say interesting, I don’t mean good or enjoyable. The basic two tenets of European/Australian history seem to be racism and incompetence. Racism intended, incompetence unintended and then denied. There is no more prime example than the story of Burke and Wills. For those of you who are fortunate enough to reside in Melbourne, you can see a giant erection of the two pricks at the corner of Swanston and Collins.

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Daniel James, why I must eliminate him

Daniel James, why I must eliminate him

Ever since I was a young boy I’ve been known as Daniel James. In fact to this very day I go by the same name, like many others, it was decided that I shall have two first names. It’s a not so exclusive club however I am among the likes of Daniel Craig, Steve Martin, Cliff Richard and Alexander Bunyip. I don’t have a problem with having two first names or anyone that is in the same club, except for one person – Daniel James!

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