It was really nice to see you perform again after so long
last Sunday in Jamberoo.
We went to The Entrance around new Year, and as someone
who spent many holidays there as a kid i was pretty horrified
at the development there
(progress I guess). I breathed a sigh of relief to find the carnival
still there, but once closer I found a bloody great SOLD sign
in front of it.
becoming offices / units of course ! Anyway I got talking to
a'carny' who told me the merry-go-round is being moved onto the
plaza, and that MAYBE the organ might as well, but they weren't
sure yet. Apparently old Mr Brumer (I think tha's right) is 82
now and the only bugger who can fix it, and it was broken while
we were there unfortunately. ( The calliope
about which Alfred
Bremer's Organ was written.- Pat)
So Geral took a photo of hannah and I for nostalgia in
case it gets scrapped, and I've been meaning to send it to you
since then in case you don't have one - for nostalga or your
newsletter or whatever.Anyway, see you sometime in the Highlands.
Remember, the shop is opposite McDonalds.
"Pat Drummond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Congratulations on being elected on the CMAA board!
You may not have been nominated in the CMAA awards this year,
but if I was a judge, you would have won!!
Peter Yeager <email@example.com>
Peter Yeager wrote:
Hello. I've heard a rumour that you once wrote a song with Tommy
Tycho, that was recorded by Andy Williams. Is this true, and
where is it available? Also is it true that you were once in
a group with Iva Davies (from ICEHOUSE)?
Peter Yeager, Germany
From: Pat Drummond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Peter Yeager <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: enquiry
>Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 11:33:45 +1100
Yes to both questions;
The song was called "Reach for a Dream" and I wrote
it under the pseudonym "Oscar Schwartz" I was an 18
year old folkie who was bit embarrassed that Andy Williams was
singing my song. I never claimed any of the royalties. I was
in a band with Iva Called the Haymarket Players which was a band
which played in Catholic Churches in the 1970's. Iva was our
oboe player for about 2 years. I Hope that clears that up.....but
where did you get your information???!???
All The Best
Peter Yeager wrote:
Thanks for your reply, Pat.
As to where I got my information, I found an article in a Sydney
Newspaper (Daily Mirror I Think) from the early 70's that mentioned
about the Andy Williams song. The newspaper was doing a highly
effective impersonation of underlay for my grandmother's carpet
in Sydney. I didn't know if the "Pat Drummond" it referred
to was you or another PD who was active in the music business
at the time (from Ol'55). As for the second enquiry, this was
just a guess. I in fact had recollections of you performing with
a "skifflegroup" called Lucy Fields, that had Iva (then
Ivor) as a member. This was in
some Sydney folk joint around 1970. You were "guesting"
on comb-and-tissue, and performing a wonderful piece called "Faulty-Contraception
that song ever get recorded?
Well not officially...but there were a few bootlegs though to
tell the truth I don't have any...that I'd admit too ( between
1978-89 Mal shepherd and the crew bootlegged just about everything!!)
The Sao Song
Paul Fraser <PFraser@DSR.NSW.GOV.AU>
I've been a fan of your's for many years, but won't bore
you with that. I just thought you might like to know a few bits
of news. I work at a Sport
and Recreation Centre, and when we have campfires or other singalongs
one of my specialties is a rendition of the "Sao Song".
We recently had a camp with musicians from all over Australia
(winds and percussion) plus some visitors from the University
of Missouri, USA. The song got a pretty good hearing, and the
yanks especially liked it. (The Aussies had taught them the Vegemite
Song, and this was my contribution).
We recently received an Email from one of the Americans,
and I am includingan excerpt:
"We all remember the Sao song.
In fact we entertained quite a few Aussies in Sydney singing
it when we got back - on the bus,
on the train, anywhere it would strike us we sang it. That and
the Vegemite song."
I hope you don't mind my use of your
material. It brings a lot of joy to (mainly) kids around the
State. One time I was just getting started and a
group of kids sang along! They had seen you perform, and their
teacher had taught them the song.
Good luck with the career. I hope you get all the rewards
you deserve for your talent, or at least enough to keep you satisfied.
Gary Follett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Recently I bought a couple of your CD's, Through the Cracks,
and Live at The Rest. I enjoyed Through the Cracks, but Live
at the Rest bought
back such great memories.
One by one, the great institutions of my youth are disappearing
getting drunk, drunk driving, sleeping in (and around),
bikes, Peanuts, Dr. Redbirds, Hey Hey It's Saturday, and of course,
Pat Drummond at the Rest. All gone. Replaced by fond but distant
memories, all fading with the effects of some of the above.
Christmas & New Year
"Pat Drummond" <email@example.com>
I've been meaning to write this letter for a while now, to say
how fabulous "Through the Cracks" is. I love it! It
would have to be one of my
favourite albums this year! The CMAA have again shown their ignorance
this year, maybe next time Pat (hopefully!).
I can't tell you how great the album is, it's constantly on in
the car! Mum and Dad also love it.
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Travellers Rest Weekend
I have to confess that until 2 days ago, I had not heard of Pat
Drummond. That's not all that surprising as I have not been a
country music buff.
However, having met you, I have to say what a thoroughly delightful
and entertaining person you are.
As I mentioned to you, we decided to go to the Knight's
just to be somewhere different for New Years Eve. What a good
decision that was!
I will keep my eyes on your site and hope to see you on stage
some time in the not too distant future.
Cheers and best wishes in your travels.
It has been a long time.
"Peter Vincent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You will not remember I guess but we first met at Leura
(long before you moved up there) about twenty years ago when
you were visiting a friend that you and my sister (Christine)
went to Westmead Teachers College with.
I even have a cassette tape of you and someone named Brian
singing at the college that my sister gave me. Bit of history
I guess. I have many happy memories of seeing you at The Rest
Hotel on a friday night for many years and have followed your
career as best I could up till getting on the net.
I have copies of all your albums ( either records or CD
and sometimes both plus the one cassette that was purchased at
The Rest Hotel many years ago).
Keep up the good work and remember "If you can play
the game of life, then you'd better own the ball".
Peter Vincent-Springwood NSW
Message for Karen Lynne Frencham
"Kellie Lobb" <email@example.com>
"Pat /Drummond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You don't know me but you may remember me from the Mildura Country
MusicFestival. A friend and I came to see your show with Karen
Lynne at the pub on the Wednesday evening, then saw you both
again on the banks of the river the next day. We are the ladies
you were joking with about bootlegging a C.D we were buying.
We also bought one of Karen Lynne's.
I think she has such a lovely voice, and I have played
the album many many times
Bye for now Yours sincerely
"Kym Betts" <email@example.com>
Thanks again for the show here in Brisbane. The people
present were most impressed. We also enjoyed having you here.
Hope to do it again next year.
(maybe even get a better crowd)
See you soon
Yours in Christ
40 is the 'Age to Rage'! A good mate of mine in Sydney
turns 40 next month and is celebrating with a 60s & 70s TV
nostalgia theme party. As we both used to spend a fair proportion
of our Friday nights at the Rest Hotel during the mid 70s it
seems an appropriate occasion to attend and to don an Astro Boy
T-shirt. Problem is the last time I saw my Astro Boy T-shirt
was when I stripped off and gave it to an Irish girl on a Greek
Island in 1984!! She fancied the T-shirt and I fancied her -
never saw either of them again.
Do you have any old these collector items for sale? I'm
looking for 2 large if possible.
P.O. Box 717
Carrick TAS 7291
Not much call for the early Astroboy
stuff these days, Andrew, so there's nothing available from us.
However, there is a place on the site now for folks to buy swap
and sell memorabilia or to contact other old fans on the site
now at Fan_bulletin_board.html so I'll post
your enquiry to that board we might even find your Irish Girl
Oh, and for the Astrofreaks here are a few Astro 'things', courtesy of my brother Steve, to warm your
"Andrew Introna" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Pat and Carol Drummond" <email@example.com>
I recently recovered my copy of Trough The Cracks from
a friend and was once again impressed by the number of
great songs on it. Although I don't get
along to the shows nearly often enough I don't think I
have ever not enjoyed one in eleven years. On Anzac day
I dragged along a couple of overseas
friends who got a look at the true Australian spirit and
want to see more.
I particularly like The Road To Damascus, Teach Me The
Words, Somebody Else's Slides and was impressed to see
the Kelly Option on CD at last (I
have a single record with it on from years ago)
Well just a short note to say thanks
They have arrived
I just received your package of CDS. I am totally excited
(not to sound like a valley girl) and will start listening
Here's hoping that you and your wife make it to the States
sometime. Would love to meet you. Otherwise, I may have
to come to God's country and
be a groupie in Australia...
My best to you, and keep warm as I try to keep cool....
Re: Through the cracks
"Tony Murtagh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Finally got around to listening to your CD "Through
Great Album. Especially 'The
Road to Damascus', 'The
Kelly Option', 'Somebody
Spirit of the Southern Shore'. In your writing, you once
again have been able to
tap into those unique feelings and emotions. I look forward
to your next release.
Great job on the website.
"Kenny, Philip - SA STW Sydney" <Philip.Kenny@standards.com.au>
"'Pat Drummond'" <email@example.com>
We enjoyed seeing you in the big concert at the National
Folk Festival a little while back and took the opportunity to
pick up CD No.3 -
Local Rag. The concert spot was particularly good
as the music was crystal clear, not too loud, and we could hear
WORDS. Anyway, a belated "nice going" and thanks
for the experience.
just thought I'd let you know how much I enjoy the CD "Through
The Cracks", especially 'Somebody
Else's Slides' which I think is a great song. Also the rendition
of the 'Kelly
Option' which has always been one of my favourites.
It would be great to see you here in London sometime.
PS. I love the photo at the back of the CD of the 'I presume'
sunset and you. It is very peaceful and does make me feel a little
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