Acrylic paint is a wonderful medium. I did a bunch of paintings in acrylics in the late-80s, and then switched to oils for 25 years or so to take advantage of the extended drying time and workability that are a feature of this traditional medium. Continue reading Revisiting acrylics
I built this DIY modular synth about twelve months ago.
Two Doepfer DIY-synth kits and a Synthrotek DS-M drum/noise module are included. The modules are housed in a 40-year old alu camera case with removable hinged lid. It has a 240V power supply (top right) and room for a few more modules when I feel like more soldering 😉 Continue reading DIY modular synth
I had been thinking about this for years, then one morning I grabbed the electric planer, clamped the Squier Tele to the work-bench, and got busy… may have lost a fraction of the tone but the comfort and playability is much improved! Continue reading Telecaster body contours
Murals… I’ve done a few…
Sadly, most of them are no more. Most paintings can be taken off the wall and moved around, put in storage, sold, loaned out, but murals can only be painted over. Continue reading Mount Byron mural
Previously, on “How I Broke My Neck”:
“It was a huge relief when the helicopter touched down in Brisbane. A team of medicos ran out with a trolley. As they wheeled me through the big glass doors I sucked some more oxygen through the mask and thought, maybe, I’m going to be OK…”
It was now five hours after I broke my neck in a slow, awkward, unspectacular fall off my bike in the forest near Byron Bay. Continue reading Emergency
In 2006 I was heavily into downhill racing on mountain bikes, stunt riding, and skimboarding in gnarly shorebreak. We had to wait for the right conditions to skim, but for the bikes we could take matters into our own hands.
Continue reading The Accident
Norval Watson talks about his spinal injury:
“On September 23, 2006 I suffered a devastating injury to my spinal cord.” Continue reading My spinal injury
After my spinal injury and subsequent hospitalisation in September 2006, a lot of people suggested that I write a book about my experiences, or perhaps undertake some public speaking engagements.
It may surprise those people to discover that what I actually decided, was to create an album of music based on my experiences. Continue reading The making of “Unwell”
“Unwell” – 13 songs about getting hurt, and getting better. An album of music inspired by my spinal injury in 2006.
Continue reading “Unwell” – my 2009 CD
I love you, yes I do
Continue reading Unwell – lyrics