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Stephen Andrew is a psychotherapist, writer and musician. A former contributor to Rolling Stone Australia, Rhythms and Juke, he is also a multi-instrumentalist of The Stereo Stories Band. Guitar, bass, vocals, drums...

Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

Stephen Andrew A bedroom, Melbourne. Late autumn, 1981 I fell endlessly in love with a girl who had sultry brown eyes and a firecracker laugh. I’d try to impress her with my nascent knowledge of feminist philosophy while trying not to stare at her breasts.

By |2016-10-22T12:49:56+10:00May 7th, 2015|Prog rock|2 Comments

Lights On The Hill by Slim Dusty

Stephen Andrew Central New South Wales, circa 1987 By the time the bus hit the Queensland border, I was a changed man, hearing things in a new way. It was a conversion of sorts, or perhaps, a mini musical epiphany. From that day on, country music made sense to me.

By |2016-10-22T12:43:39+10:00January 14th, 2015|Country|3 Comments

BAD MEDICINE by BON JOVI Story by Stephen Andrew

As James and I quietly reflect on the day’s pedalling, we are interrupted by the sound of something akin to a squealing, stuttering dentist’s drill a few thin tent walls away from us. Before you can say, ‘Hand me my hair gel’, Jon Bon Jovi and his Jersey boys are bellowing the song’s chorus, sixteen seconds in, no beg pardons.

By |2018-11-27T13:07:07+10:00November 30th, 2014|Rock|1 Comment

Rocktober special: Riding High by Freeway

Stephen Andrew Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Rocktober, circa 1975 Sometime after that Rocktober gig I upgraded my tennis racquet guitar for a battered old five string acoustic guitar from a jumble sale. I picked out a few tunes, added the missing sixth string.

By |2016-10-22T12:47:49+10:00October 1st, 2014|Rock|1 Comment