G&K Hodgson wrote:
On Saturday, August 11, at 10:14 PM, TIM SHEAVES wrote:
JUST A QUICK THANK YOU FROM AN OLD FAN WHO YOU DONT KNOW BUT HAS FOUND YOUR MUSIC A NICE REMINDER OF A COUNTRY HE CAN WAIT TO GET BACK TO.
MY NAME IS TIM SHEAVES AND IM CURRENTLY SERVING IN EAST TIMOR WITH UNTAET TO TRY BRING BACK A NOTION OF PEACE TO A COUNTRY THAT DESERVES BETTER.
WE HAVE VERY FEW LUXURIES FROM HOME AND LIMITED CONTACT WITH WIVES AND CHILDREN AT HOME BUT YOUR MUSIC IS SOMETHING I CAN LAY IN MY MOZZY DOME AT NIGHT AND LISTEN TO AND REMEMBER HAPPIER TIMES IN HAPPIER PLACES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
I HAVE BEEN TO SE YOU PERFORM ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY ALL THE WAY BACK TO A LITTLE PUB IN MILSONS POINT MANY MANY YEARS AGO . ALL WERE GREAT GIGS , ALL BRING BACK MEMORIES OF DIFFERENT TIMES OF MY LIFE, MANY SONGS I CAN HONESTLY RELATE TO.
ANYWAY SORRY TO BABBLE ON BUT KNOW YOUR TALENTS ARE MAKING A DIGGER IN TIMOR FEEL LIKE HE HASNT LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND
On Monday, April 2, at 06:30 PM, CHRIS EDMONDSON wrote:
Subject: I wondered what happen to you !
I'm still Gigging, Thomas. but I did eventually sober up...sort of.
All The Best
I just discovered your editorial
page and read the Reconciliation one.
I want to know who the woman was, where she lived! I want to glorify her. Who was the man who brought his overseer to justice?
His name was William Hobbs and he was, in my humble opinion one of our greatest heroes. He was of course driven out of Australian Society and died in the U.K.
Life here in the USA is amazingly different in culture, response to the terrorism, etc etc. Scenery however is startling.
Did I ever thank you for introducing me to Jeanette Wormald?
She is a good good friend now and we've done a number of things
Sounds like you're doing alright.
I'm doing bits and pieces over here while Tanya studies.
maree-belinda grady <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject : Hi From Belinda
Hello Patrick ,
Have a great year,
Andrew White <email@example.com>
Subject: Recapture my youth
Wot ME! :):)
Subject: Living on The Gold Coast
Subject : National Folk Festival
The Cobb-Clark Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Enjoyed your concert at the National Folk Festival. Wanted
to meet you in
All the best,
Brett and Deborah Cobb-Clark
Subject: Well I guess they never got over cracker night...
Andrew N. Smith <email@example.com
Anyhow I would probably be OK with that now because I am hopping mad. The insurance company that covers the federation of Victorian bushwalking clubs has in its employ some pin headed, shiny arsed actuary that has decided that activities "above the snow line" cannot be covered, and all cross-country skiing, snowshoe "shuffles" and even walks where there might conceivably be some snowfall have been cancelled!
Time for some civil disobedience I think. Every day I edge closer to being called a "terrorist". (For the CIA: bomb, gun, president, jihad, airliner etc.G'day fella's!) So I would like to suggest a change for a while in the closing line of one of your famous songs "Working for the RTA":
Yea little boys that never grow up
They've edged out the accountants who are now third most
hateful below merchant bankers..... I'll have to go now cause
there's a nice man at the door with a cotton-wool lined straight-jacket.
Re: your music
Dear Mr Drummond,
My name is Cody Civic. I am 16 years old and have grown up listening to your music. although only one album "Tales from the Local Rag" I think I have worn it out about 10 times. I grew up in cowra and lived there most of my life, thats where dad bought the album when iIwas a baby or a bit older, I am not sure. Now Mum Dad and me live in Murwillumbah, in the Tweed shire. I just wanted to tell you how happy iIwas when I found where I can get your albums. I just wanted to say how much I love your music, and to say thanks for the songs.
I guess that sort of puts turning 50 in the right perspective. Thanks mate.
All The Best
The Rhymer from Ryde <TheRhymerfromRyde@bigpond...
Re Alfred Bremer Gone at last...
steve pickering <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject : Living In The Territory
I always wonder where my songs in up. I guess there are a lot of albums out there now.
Two more in December/January.
That year in Nhulunbuy with Greame was the most beautiful experiences of my life. The area to the south in the Gulf has some and most pristine waterways on earth.
I will get back there one day.
I'm about to hit the road to not for The Gympie Muster and three weeks on the road to the Naked Poets in Southern Queensland so this the last emails for a while.
It's nice to hear that you took that song back home. Enjoy the trip. I'll see you when you get back.
Bring some slides
All the best
I was out last night with some friends i've known for a few years and it turned out that they, just like me and thousands of others had the pleasure of spending most friday evenings in the early 80's at THE REST HOTEL. (You might remember me, I was the drunk 17 year old)
We then sang the night away to "Northwood Hill", "forget it then and shithead doesn't play" (Who Owns The Ball -Ed), Astro Boy, etc. OH How I miss those nights...
I wish I could find that album you sold me outside that fine establishment.
Thanks for the memories
Yes I am still alive. (But I'm told that Astroboy was lost over the Gulf in the first assault some years back....) The closest I get to that stuff these days is the Naked Poets
which has been a big success in the comedy world. I still however do a lot of singalong stuff in with all the serious stuff . You should come along and catch up one night.
Put a group together and come along.
See Gig guide at http://www.patdrummond.net/Pat_Drummond_Gig_Guide.html
The master tapes to the album "What you see is what you get" were stolen in a robbery in 1985 and that album (in mint condition) is now selling at around the $250.00 mark. A friend recently did a great re-master onto CD from his copy. It sounded great but I won't be re releasing that CD I don't think . The full list of the currently available Cds (quite a few since then) is at
Thanks for the memories too. Hope to see you a a gig soon
All The Best
All Those songs are now out on The Chess Set Album
All The Best
I was just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the show at the Clarendon in Katoomba last night.
It again struck me how similar in phrasing and expression, not to mention purity, Karen Lynne's voice is to an early Joan Baez.
If she would take that as a compliment then please pass it on, otherwise just let her know that there's were some places where her voice sent a tingle down my spine. Your songs I enjoyed as ever. You did seem to be in a far more reflective, low key mood than the other times I've come to your shows.
Well, it was nice to work in such a gentle acoustic setting with Karen. I suppose some of the new crop of songs are failrly political and serious so if there was a more sombre mood abroad it was because we were previewing some of them before we go into the studio next month.
Thanks for being threre. It is always a great privilege to have Karen sing my songs. She has, by the way, just recorded another of my older unreleased tracks 'The Outbacks Been Gettin the Rain' on her new album to be released in October this year. Glenn A. Baker was quoted as saying of her recently "It was like hearing Emmy Lou Haris for the first time" I do believe she is the most underated voice in Austral;ian Country Music. Perhaps it's her gentle style. We think she's great anyway.
For those unfamiliar with Karen , Her Own site is at http:www.lisp.com.au/~karenlyn
All The Best
"The Woolleys" <email@example.com>
Just got on line and have enjoyed your home page immensely.
We last saw you in Mt Gambier last year and really enjoyed the
When I was growing up my Irish born father sang songs of
the Irish rebellion to me and in this way kept his culture alive
Also I must tell you about a wonderful moment I had as
a result of your
Hope to see you in SA again.
Kerrin & Peter Woolley
What a wonderful letter. You've absolutely made my day. I had almost forgotten about Justin and those CD's I had given him.
Karen and I hope to get back to Mt. Gambier in October.
All The Best