Bob’s Bits #7

Is not the weather quite lovely at the moment? Don’t all nod your head at once, as that may cause it to get just a little bit windy. Anyway, the lovely weather goes a fair way in explaining the lateness of this column as, wishing to take full advantage of it, I ventured down to…

Bob’s Bits #6

I don’t hear it quite as much anymore due to the much more enlightened times in which we now reside, but I often used to hear (some) people bemoaning about there being not much going on around Adelaide. It would frustrate me as, being a very social kind of person, I knew that there is…

Bob’s Bits #5

I awoke to news this morning (26 Aug) that Jason Curley, bass player with Australian band Tumbleweed, had passed away suddenly at home the previous day. The tributes to Jay, as he was known, then starting pouring in on that Facebook thing which caused me to reflect on the much-loved band as I have had…

Bob’s Bits #4

The fact Russell Morris is heading to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel with his band to play on Friday 22 August has caused him to be in my thoughts as I am young enough to recall his big solo hit, The Real Thing, of 1969. In fact, I am also young enough to recall Russell’s first…

Bob’s Bits #3

I woke up last Saturday morning to the groundbreaking news that Elvis Presley had passed away 37 years ago on this day (“Turned blue in his bathroom,” as The Rolling Stones’ Keef Richards used to say) which caused me to try and remember where I was when I first heard the news of his death.…