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Lunch with Staffo

September 25, 2020 - 15:51 -- Admin

I started the day with a double migraine. First one just after midnight, and then a second barrel in the face just as I was rolling up to the gym. So it was never going to be a heavy writing day.

Highlight was definitely catching up with old mate Andrew Stafford for lunch at Fiddleleaf Cafe.


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Andrew’s recently joined the zipper club (he had poached eggs) and even more recently been allowed to drive for the first time in a couple of months so he popped over my side of the river for a quick feed.

I had a karaage chicken burger which was great - a very pleasant change from my usual lunch; 40 mins of weight training or heavy bag work followed by a protein shake.

After the sad news about Dean Jones the talk of two middle-aged white men naturally drifted to the cricketers of yesteryear and specifically the fast bowlers of our youth. He’d met Dennis Lillee. I once went to a coaching session with Jeff Thomson. (Me and about 600 other school boys in Ipswich).

Andrew, for those who don’t know him, is both a football writer (AFL) and a music journo and I was glad of a chance to thank him for putting me onto Emma Swift’s amazing indie album Blonde on the Tracks. A collection of Dylan covers so good that I insta-bought it.

He’s written about it, better than I ever could, over at his Patreon Page, and for free.

Go check it out.

@emmaswiftsings about her album Blonde On The Tracks, the lost art of the interpreter, and her strange near-snubbing by the Oz music industry. On Patreon, subscriptions from $1/month but free because everyone should know about her patreon.com/posts/revelati…","username":"staffo_sez","name":"Andrew Stafford","date":"Thu Sep 24 22:00:46 +0000 2020","photos":[],"quoted_tweet":{},"retweet_count":6,"like_count":12,"expanded_url":{}}">Andrew Stafford @staffo_sezWas a pleasure to talk to @emmaswiftsings about her album Blonde On The Tracks, the lost art of the interpreter, and her strange near-snubbing by the Oz music industry. On Patreon, subscriptions from $1/month but free because everyone should know about her patreon.com/posts/revelati…

September 24th 2020

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