We were in Sydney just recently, a wee family holiday before the start of school again. The aim was to catch up with family and friends – Katy was there for work too. That was the catalyst. And then I ended up doing a few work-related things. I saw the Foo Fighters and Weezer. I […]
TEX Tex Perkins (w/ Stuart Coupe) Macmllan Australia Tex Perkins’ version of hard work involves a hell of a lot of partying and good times. And his memoir, scratched into place in perfectly digestible bite-sized pieces, has a hell of a lot of great stories.
I’m mid-way through Tex Perkins’ Autobiography – a terrific read so far. Lots of fun, great yarns, and some reminders of brilliant music – not just the music Tex has been part of under various band guises either. The music fan comes through page after page. And a quick skip to the final pages shows […]
Dirt Music is a two-hour radio show on Sydney’s 2ser, every Saturday afternoon (1-3pm), hosted by Stuart Coupe. He’s a critic, author, broadcaster and Australian music legend – you can read more about his background and the show here. He was also one of the first guests on Sweetman Podcast.
We fly through the night – which works pretty good, just the one movie, a couple pages of my book and then sleep, mostly sleep. Osc is out for most of the flight, which is great. I could have probably tried a bit harder to read more – isn’t that always the way – but […]
Welcome to the fifth episode of Sweetman Podcast. This one is a chat with Stuart Coupe, an Australian music writer. His most recent book is Gudinski – The Godfather of Australian Rock’n’Roll (it’s a fantastic read). Coupe has written reviews, features and PR, he’s been an artist manager (Paul Kelly) and worked with record labels. He […]
Gudinski – The Godfather of Australian Rock’n’ Roll Stuart Coupe Hachette Michael Gudinski looms large over Australian music. As tour promoter, record label owner, artist manager, publishing guy…which means he looms large over New Zealand too, as creator of Mushroom Music and Frontier Touring. He’s gone on to have film successes (Chopper, Wolf Creek) but […]