Is Mr Brightside really “one of the most seminal pieces of music of this century"? Hugh Jones dares to dampen the Richmond premiership celebrations.
Here in my city I’m fretting after my father, lost in the aftermath of a stroke and the creeping invasion of inoperable cancer.
Hugh Jones Launceston, 1980 From about 10 houses down the street I heard Wrightee’s stereo doing overtime. The windows were wide open and tops were off the beer bottles. A voice with all the class of a freight train crossing points was screaming through the screen door.
Hugh Jones Concert venues in Melbourne 2007, 2009, 2013 Laura and Ellie emerge from the avalanche of bodies streaming down Spencer Street. They glow with self-satisfaction and the euphoria of having reached one of life’s key milestones.
Hugh Jones Bonaventure Hotel Loa Angeles, July 1982 “G’day Harry,” I began, “I’m from Tasmania …”
Hugh Jones Launceston 1982, Three a.m Sub-editors worked as a team and like other nocturnal wildlife we clung together for protection.
Hugh Jones Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, 1982 “I’m sure I could arrange it,” I said to Don McLean, without any idea where to find a horse, let alone ride one.