American Nostalgia: What it’s like being a ’90s legacy act (double j / triple J)


I spoke to Veruca Salt, Everclear and Sugar Ray about nostalgia and staying creative when your career is playing songs you wrote in your early 20s… when you’re now in your 40s.

It was fun. Read it here.

Sub Pop – Music’s Ultimate Survivor

Sub Pop helped formed my basic appreciation of music… so why not write at length about  them for triple/double j?

Read my chat with Sub Pop co-founder/president Jonathan Poneman, head of A&R Tony Kiewel, and kickass bands Clipping and King Tuff right here.

Can Comedy Change The World?

An idea that stemmed from the litany of ‘what can you say on stage/should you be offended by comedy’ pieces from the beginning of 2013 concept, I tried to get this piece to tap more into societal issues across the board. I approached four young Australian comedians — Nina Oyama, Aamer Rahman, Matthew Kenneally, and Khaled Khalafalla — and got them to talk about racism, sexuality, politics, gender, disability and other elements of culture and society that have seen marked changes in relation to our attitudes towards them.  It ran in the April/May issue of triple j magazine.  And it’s pretty damn good.

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10 Signs That You Should Escape Social Media For A While

Or, as I like to call it, ‘an article where I try to be funny’. This ran in the October 2012 issue of triple j magazine – and remains one of my favourite spur of the moment tongue-firmly-in-cheek features.