From: "Grimmond, Richard W" <email@example.com>
Listening to Richard Glover this other afternoon on Sydney
ABC 702 radio he played 'if I die before Keith Richards' and
I almost had to pull off the road as I cried laughing. Is this
number on an album and if so maybe its under another name because
I looked on the web site and couldn't see it?
'If I die before Keith Richards' is on Naked Poets 3 It's all at The Website http://www.naked poets.com
All The Best
Subject: Re: Keith 'bloody' Richards
Talk about ghosts from my past,
The albums on Naked Poets 3 It's available at any ABC Shops & centres although they've been leaping off the shelves so check first . I think there's one in the Macquarie Centre near to you if you're in a hurry; but if you can wait a couple days I'm happy to send one out to him free giving the circumstances. Send me an Address.
All The Best
Pat Drummond (Irish/ French/ Scottish/ but mainly Australian Catholic prick)
From: Dean & Jeanette Wormald - Lindene Music <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dean & Jeanette Wormald - Lindene Music wrote:
Congratulations all round. I don't need to ring you anymore.
I know exactly what you are doing simply by reading Cap News!
It's been too long since we touched base. Yes, I suppose it has been an eventful year for us but it has been for you too. The new album and so on. I read your newsletters with interest but I seem to have so little free time to socialise these days. I will try to come and say hello if I get down to Mildura this year.
Love to Dean and the family
, Rob Spence wrote:
Yep, here are the piccys but I suspect there is a great deal of Truth in Jack Kellys expanation below
From: "Jack Kelly" <email@example.com>
Also a big, and well deserved, congratulations to Karen
Lynne on making the final 10 list for female country vocalist
this year. Shouldn't be too long
This "Hands of Renown" thing ... c'mon admit
it ... you were crawling home from another late night gig and
just happened to wander into the wet cement area didn't you ...
mmmmmmmm??? I can just picture the morning after, officials standing
around your prostrate form nodding their collective heads and
muttering "Who is this ungainly person?" then someone
recognised you as being a board member and they all probably
just decided it was easier to pencil in your name rather than
recast the cement. (That's gotta be right up there with professing
to be the "Karate Kid" on Toowoon Bay Beach New Years
From: Bob Kirchner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On behalf of the Australian Country Music Foundation, the
City of Tamworth and Australian country music, it gives me great
pleasure to invite you to be
The 2003 Hands of Fame Ceremony will be conducted at 9.15am,
Saturday, January 25, at Hands of Fame Park, corner of Bridge
Street and Kable Avenue,
During the ceremony you will be announced, our comperes
will tell a little of your story as your hands are easily prepared
for the imprinting. Hundreds
Purpose of the Hands of Fame is to recognise, and pay tribute
to, those people who have made a name for themselves in Australian
country music and
This year we are announcing the names of inductees at the
Roll of Renown Concert on Saturday night, January 18. If you
will be in town on the 18th
If you have any queries on any aspect of the Hands of Fame, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Please let us know if you if you are able to accept the invitation.
Lindy mitchell wrote:
Dear Pat, Feeling inspired this year to try
something new so I am signing up for the adult education course
"Free your natural voice and sing". The bloke running
it says anyone can sing if they can only loose their inhibitions!
I am going to test his theory but if I sing I would like to sing
your songs. Do you have the music and words available for purchase?
I am so excited by the possibilities!!!! I hopefully will discover
a voice of hither undiscovered ability, either that or my family
will hate me and order boxes of ear-plugs. Can't wait to let
rip with one of your classics....
Drown out the pokies, Lindy.
Leon Lester wrote:
I would just like to commend you on your fantastic performance at Wiseman's Ferry. I watched with my girlfriend and we were both impressed by your political songs and your general comic approach to general affairs and being you. You have a seat at the family table any day at our house of "ratbags", as you so neatly identified yourself. Yes, believe or not, there are other ratbags out there frothing at the mouth whilst fighting for truth, justice and the American way or I should say the anti-American way. I just wish I could delivery the message myself to the good folk in as pleasant a way as yourself. Keep up the good work with the knowledge that you are the youngest looking 50 yr old on the face of the planet (although I was sitting a few rows back).
Leon Lester of Kurrajong Heights, NSW (Ratbag #521)
Rest Hotel Flashback
Let me share with you events from New Years Eve of 2002. Lake Munmorah Memorial Club was the venue, Pat Drummond the booked entertainment.
Firstly what an excellent show, the added bonus of Karen Lynne and banjo playing hubby Marty, were just the icing on the cake, (Pat NOW realizes he does know how to play Duelling Banjos).
It was my out-laws ummm in-laws first Pat Drummond gig, they couldn't stop talking about it for days (and I believe will be at the Wyong gig on the 10th) suffice to say a 71 yr old man recovering from a very recent prostate operation was dancing round the house bellowing out "If I Die Before Keith Richards I'll Be Pissed Off To The Max" followed by a giggled "Keep it down, the neighbours will think you're mad"
To the night in question. Pat, being Pat, got the mostly ahhh mature audience participating right from the outset. They were hand clapping, arm waving and table thumping like veterans by the third song, extremely vocal by the fifth. A little over an hour into the gig, walking sticks and aluminium frames were being cast aside as people, who hadn't been this active since applying for the first wave of Viagra tests, got into the spirit of not only New Year Eve but the added natural high of a Pat gig.
Then things went a little off the rails, management asked Pat to either "turn in down or pack it up" because the Poker Machine players had complained about the noise. (Personally I have a theory here, I don't think it was the noise at all. I think with all Pats' "arm waving" participation stuff happening, the Pokey Players couldn't "push" buttons on the machines with their hands in the air management could see a drop in "donations" from all this audience participation, social mixing, entertainment nonsense and were quick to put an end to declining profits.)
Well, Pat complied with a couple of quieter ballads, all the while stewing at being told how he was to perform (BIG mistake). On return from a break the volume slowly increased, as did the parts of the totally entertained audience. Auld Lang Signe was sung, not only in the traditionally "garbled" Aussie way but in a dozen different broad Scottish dialects as well (funny how meaningless gibberish sounds very similar whether sang in English, Scottish or even Swahili?) Then with everyone from 18 to 91 (yes there was someone there celebrating her 91st birthday) up on the dance floor "getting' down" to a banjo payed version of Auld Lang Signe thanks to Marty, Pat had what can only be described as a "Rest Hotel Flashback" As a graduate of the original "Rest Hotel Remedial School of Background Vocals" or more commonly known as "The Norman Taber-Knackered Choir" I was taken back 2 (cough-cough)0 odd years (and believe me they don't come any odder) Pat "thumped" through all 6 grades of "Background Vocal" classes, threw in a few golden oldies for good measure and for over a solid hour (not giving anyone the chance, even if they dared ask him to tone down again) had poor Karen wondering just what the hell she'd gotten herself into with this madman.
If ever Rove McManus needs a face for his "What The..." segment, Karen's look said it all.
Pat it was 25 yrs ago I first saw you play and I don't get to see ya all that often these days this is one I'm glad I didn't miss.
Be looking for ya over the next 25 yrs
all the best Gaz
Thanks to all concerned for a wonderful Christmas harbour cruise. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
It was a privilege to share such a family day. Many things to remember but you singing "Till I Kissed You" to Lavinia, Josie doing "Shark in the Bath", Dad Trevor dancing to "Old Time Country Show" and your wonderful harmonies with Steve will take some beating.
Also doing "School Bullies" which will always be a favourite and one that does not get done enough in my opinion.
I am looking forward to the new CD's (Any chance they will be ready by January 12th as I will be coming through Leura on that day headed for Dubbo?)
gary davies wrote:
Pat and the rest of the crazy crew at Shoestring,
I have long been a fan (the Rest and maybe 20 or so obscure spots on the Central Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Sydney etc). I love your song "Living in the Territory", and we thought of it and played it as we drove into Nhulunbuy having come up through Arnhem land. We are currently staying with friends on Groote Eylandt who work with the aboriginal people in the two towns here, and often hear folk talk of 'mangrove jacks' and other stuff from your song.
Steve Pickering from Newcastle
I always wonder where my songs end up. I guess there are a lot of albums out there now.
Two more in 2003.
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 one day.
I'm about to hit the road for The Gympie Muster and three weeks on the road to the Naked Poets in Southern Queensland.
It's nice to hear that you took that song back home. Enjoy the trip. Perhaps I'll see you when you get back.
Bring some slides
all the best
Subject H.E.L.P. N.R.M.A. GUY FROM QUIRINDI
Loved the CD's especially the song called Working for the R.T.A. It's like that story 'The loaded Dog' in a way, but funnier.
And the Naked Poets ...what a crack up! I've never been to Tamworth for the country music week end but this year I think I might have to go and have a look.
It's funny you know I live 62km away and I never had a need to go up there.
NRMA Roadside Service
p.s. and make it through... no break down's
Mate you were exactly right !I got those main cables re-welded in Wagga a couple of days later so it's permanent now.
I don't kmow how you figured that out. You blokes are legends. That back road was pretty dark and cold and a long way from anywhere. I was very happy to see your yellow spinning lights.
Keep up the great work.
Mary Gow <mary.gow@CSO.BrokenBay.Catholic.EDU.AU>
Subject : Galston Festival
I really loved the Galston Festival it
Subject Galston CM Festival
Rhonda Astill <email@example.com>
Looking forward to The Weekend.
I wanted to congratulate you and thank you for such a good
day of country music last year.I know you had a few difficulties
with wind, but we were lucky it did not rain...
Rhonda and Greg from Cessnock
There were around 16,000 people there in 2001 and we are hoping for even more this year. Not bad for a festival in only it's 5th year. As Entertainment Director I don't include myself much these days; given that I did perform in the early years and with the growing profile of the Festival (It is now Sydney's Biggest Country Music event) we are trying to ensure that we represent all the major styles and performers.
So I won't be performing 'up front 'again for a few years, butb you might spot me in the band or throwing in the odd harmony every now and then. Check out the new Website at
All The Best
debbie meeuwsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject Thank You
This is the first time I have ever been prompted to reply
to an editorial but I felt this time I just had too.. Your
editorial on the death penalty was superb, and yes I admit
to having held quite a few of the preconceived notions you addressed..
A newly enlightened convert.. thanks for taking the time to do
your bit "for the greater good".
P.S. i started out tonight looking at country music pages.. and ended up here, ahh the education one gets without even trying
From: "Blue Mountains Energy Centre" <email@example.com>
To: "Catherine Dignam" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fw: Radio B92 - Interview with Chomsky
LOVED ALL THE NEW STUFF I'D NOT HEARD BEFORE. STILL TO GET TO SOME OF IT YET. IT WAS GREAT TO TALK AGAIN AND I HAVE ATTACHED THE INTERVIEW THAT I THINK SO ELOQUENTLY CAPTURED THE LINE OF COMMON SENSE AND COMPASSION EVEN THOUGH IT IS PROBABLY ALL NOW HISTORY. DON'T GIVE UP HOPE..WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU STILL TO POINT THE WAY.