I’m on tour with the big Paul Kelly/ Neil Finn adventure.

So far so good. Neil’s playing a lot of piano and organ, so i get to do a bunch of classic Neil Finn/Crowded House/Split Enz stuff on guitar.

I’ve had worse jobs. I’m using a lot of vibrato to get a kind of eighties new wave sound

This pedal contains the sexiest vibrato ever. You can sound like the Cure or The Edge or The XX or Steve Malkmus even

this is like internet porn for guitar players

anyway we are doing a bunch of mega shows to thousands of people. It takes a while for me to adjust to this kind of thing because i usually talk my way into a good show, not just stand there and play. But obviously it’s not my gig so i just hide behind my hair. There’s a fine line between being unassuming hair guy and looking like you’re posing. So i try and smile to no one in particular and do the odd uncoordinated move so people find me heart warming rather than fucked. I tripped over my wah pedal and almost fell over in front of Neil’s piano during a ballad last week. The sort of move that endears you to the haterz.

This is me working on my self effacing look today after i woke up in my insane hotel room deep inside the Toaster at Circular Quay

trying to look indie

Today i’m at a winery in Armidale. We have seven hours to kill before the show and the hills look like they are full of magic mushrooms. I’ve got PK to lock me in an empty band room until the gig starts.

Just to be safe. Otherwise i get experimental on mushrooms and sometimes retain fluid, giving me a puffy semi gothic vibe

Here’s a shot from the Palais last week after a fungal mishap

this was during 'Better be Home Soon'

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oh my god. how do I start. Such a crazy freakity groovy time. oh wow. wait. i mean..oh man

5 thoughts on “STUFF


  1. mjd 5 years ago

    rofl. Love these updates.

  2. Bonnie 5 years ago

    Fungal mishap haha. I saw you lot in armidale last night and was absolutely convinced of your cool, Dan. Great show.

  3. C. 5 years ago

    Looking forward to your antics on Thursday in Kings Park. Those wah pedals have minds of their own Dan. I caught mine doing something unsanitary behind my amp just the other night.
    We know what really killed Jimi!

  4. Crazyhorse 5 years ago

    Just watched it streamed via the Utube – what a great gig and what marvellous hair you are sporting – great geetar playing Dan and cannot wait for your new album. – i just know it will be rad, like my tagging skills.

  5. Mandy 5 years ago

    Dan, you’re a crack up, love your updates. Can’t wait to see you live again xox