High Sierra Music Festival

I know where I’ll be July 5-8th. Yes! High Sierra Music Festival! As sure as my name is on this poster I’ll be trampling through the daisies with a guitar in hand howling songs of reckless joy to the grinning revelers bouncing in the grass. Lazy dragonflies will dive bomb from the heavens and the clouds will puff into cumulus shapes reminiscent of Bigfoot sitting at a desk solving quantum physics mysteries while the ghost of Stephen Hawking recites the poems of Walt Whitman in a computer voice replete with robotic harmonies. It’s going to be so perfect. So beautiful. I can’t contain myself. I love you. Xx

More info here and get your discounted tickets here before prices go up on Tuesday, 3/27!

Rolling along!

Photo by @radie8 ! Now headed over yonder to here

Wed 21 Mar Lizotte’s – Newcastle ‬

‪Lambton, NSW, Australia‬

‪Thurs 22 Mar Camelot Lounge ‬

‪Sydney, NSW, Australia‬

‪Fri 23 Mar The Bunker, Coogee Diggers ‬

‪Coogee, NSW, Australia‬

‪Sat 24 Mar Leadbelly ‬

‪Newtown, NSW, Australia‬

‪Sunday 25 Mar Brass Monkey ‬

‪Cronulla, NSW, Australia‬

‪Wed 28 Mar 2018 Nowra Golf Club ‬

‪Nowra, NSW, Australia‬

The Brass Monkey Cronulla Lizzotes Leadbelly Newtown Camelot Lounge Marrickville

It’s a big stage

Whenever I play a show on a big stage I think of Country Dick Montana of The Beat Farmers.

Many moons ago at 4am in Kelly’s Pub in San Diego they let us (the Rugburns) stay in the bar after hours. Never a good idea. Or maybe it was. Anyhow, Country Dick showed up and put his arm around me and and said “It’s a big stage scumbag, use it all!”

I say that phrase to myself a lot. And then I smile and walk out and play my gig.

Cool Photo by David Harris

Upcoming New South Wales Shows!

Tues 20 Mar The Acoustic Picnic

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wed 21 Mar Lizotte’s – Newcastle

Thurs 22 Mar Camelot Lounge

Sydney – Marrickville , NSW,

Fri 23 Mar The Bunker, Coogee Diggers -Coogee NSW

Sat 24 Mar Leadbelly

Newtown, NSW

Sunday 25 Mar Brass Monkey

Cronulla, NSW,

Wed 28 Mar 2018 Nowra Golf Club

Nowra, NSW

Stephen Hawking

I took this photo of Stephen Hawking back in 1988. I was with Jim Wiggins and we were in Barcelona just off of The Ramblas. His book A Brief History Of Time was just released. We waved to him and took his photo. He acknowledged us and we were excited. Then we pulled out my guitar and went back to busking to earn some cash for a place to sleep. We were backpacking and had just returned from Morocco. A few weeks later we got the film developed and voila.

I was reading about Mr Hawking this morning and I guess this quote really moves me. I like the sentiment.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

Lonely Desks I’ve Photographed

This is a photo from my forthcoming book- Lonely Desks I’ve Photographed From My Travels On The Road. This is page 43. It was going to be page 44 but then I thought it looked better on page 43. For a second I actually thought it would be better to put it on page 44 after I already changed my mind and put it on page 43 but the book was already at the printing press in the Aleutian Islands. Now I’m happy with my choice and I truly believe that page 43 is the optimum choice. But- last night I woke up in a cold sweat and had a nightmare that it was put on page 44. So I called The Aleutian Islands and everyone was asleep except for Mike. But Mike is only on vacation and didn’t know what I was talking about. In the end it’s all been worked out and it WILL be on page 43. So please don’t worry about it anymore. It’s all good. Kind of.

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