1. What’s the room and who uses it?
It’s my music room and mainly I’m the one using it.
2. What do you do for a crust?
For the past 17+ years I’ve worked with freight trains in West Melbourne.
3. What goes on in the room?
I write, record, rehearse, read and basically listen to music, lots of organising and goofing about. It’s taken me over a year to get here and be satisfied with how it’s set out.
4. Favourite piece in the room and why?
There are a few faves but it would have to be my Gretsch 6120 Japanese built Chet Atkins named Bruce, after my father.
5. Anything on your wish list that you would love to add to the space?
Your taste is constantly evolving – more guitars would be the first thing that comes to mind, though my wife would beg to differ!
6. Describe the
room in three words.
Most people are blown away by the amount of things I’ve managed to cram in here, I’ve had to make some sacrifices along the way but I’m pretty content with how it’s worked out. For years I’ve had a lot packed away and not how I’ve wanted it, so my three words would have to be “long time coming”.
7. Why do you love this room?
It’s me and everything I’ve accumulated since being a teenager, finally all in the one space. It’s accessible at any time I like, instead of being packed away having to hunt for it through boxes/storage.
8. What’s one lovely memory you have whilst being in the room?
Playing records for the first time on my new Yamaha Musiccast Hi-Fi system.
It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a brand new system. I’ve always had a soft spot for second-hand stuff no matter what it is, it’s great to be able to get something at a great price that’s been looked after, especially guitars and effect pedals. There’s so much out there on offer you’d be mad to buy brand new, but my wife insisted on the new Hi-Fi.