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  1. Listen To Older Voices: Di Buettel - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    This is the 2nd of a 3-part program on the Life & Times of 65-year-old Di Buettel. Having met Tony Buettel, a drummer in the shared
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  2. Cream of The Crate: Album # 190 - Madder Lake: Stillpoint

    "Stillpoint was recorded in 1973 in just six days and has a wonderful feel of immediacy. " (Classic Rock Music)
    "We listen back over 40 years later and applaud their desire to make a mark on Australian music that was different to what others around them were doing."(This review)



    This is album review number One Hundred and Ninety in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.

    The series is called Cream of The Crate and each review represents an album that I believe represents significant musical value, either because of its rarity, because it represents the best of a style or styles of ...
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  3. Stockley, See & Mason - They didn't turn back time, they ignored it!

    I was fortunate to be among an audience of well over 100 committed live music desperado's at the Crackerjack Club last Sunday the 12th June.

    The Crackerjack club is one of Melbourne's newest live music venues and is run out of the Melbourne Bowling Club, in Windsor. It only runs once a month at the moment, and that at this time is where you will find Sam See, and Glyn Mason, usually accompanied by Lindsay field, playing on that one day a month.

    However on this particular Sunday a wonderful reunion took place when Chris Stockley joined them for an extended reunion bracket as Stockley, See & Mason.

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  4. Listen To Older Voices: Di Buettel - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    This is part 1 of a 3-part program on Di Buettel. A Baby Boomer, Di was born in 1950 and is a great example of someone from this generation
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  5. Cream of The Crate: Album # 189 - Lonnie Mac: Memphis Wham

    "Lonnie Mack, the blues-rock pioneer who influenced an entire generation of guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards." (Rolling Stone April 2016)
    "Guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock's first true guitar heroes".
    ( Guitar World April 2016)
    "With his recent passing, we have lost not just a guitarist, but one of the pioneers".
    (This review)



    This is album review number One Hundred and Eighty Nine in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.

    The series is called Cream of The Crate and each review represents an album that ...
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  6. Listen To Older Voices: Clare Humphrys - Part 4

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    This is the 4th and final part of the Life & Times of Claire Humphrys. We have followed Claire and her life from her earliest memories
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  7. Introducing - Maureen Andrews: Arts Party Candidate For The Senate in Victoria

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ID:	29325 Maureen Andrews is one of three Arts Party Candidates standing in Victoria. The Arts Party is a new party dedicated to restoring Arts" as a cultural, social and educative backbone of our society.

    The Arts Party was founded to encourage the creative, cultural and educated life of every Australian.

    For more information on the Arts Party click the logo -



    Maureen is one of seventeen Arts Party candidates standing nationally.


    For a complete list of all Arts Party candidates click "Our Candidates"

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  8. Cream of The Crate: Album # 188 - Frank Frost: Jelly Roll King

    "Frost's voice can only be termed superbly classic." (Blues Access No.27 1996)
    "Played blues as intensely as you would ever witness."( Matt Marshall (M C Records) American Blues Scene Magazine March 14, 2007)
    "Frank Frost is a ripper - his voice, his harmonica playing and his vocal delivery is faultless." (This review)



    This is album review number One Hundred and Eighty Eight in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.

    The series is called Cream of The Crate and each review represents an album that I believe represents significant musical value, either because of its rarity, because ...
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  9. The Arts Party

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ID:	29281 At a time when the "Arts" as a cultural, social and educative backbone of our society is under its greatest attack ever from a Federal Government that appears to have littler real interest in fostering this mainstay of any civilised country - a new political force has risen.

    At the Toorak Times we believe in providing a platform for individuals and minor parties that in turn promote the well being of this country and its citizens. We certainly support the ideals and policies of this new emerging party.


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    he Arts Party was founded to encourage the creative, cultural and educated life of every Australian.

    The Federal Election is around the corner and we want to get A MILLION
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  10. Keep Community Radio

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    This Friday, 3 June, is a national day of action for the Keep The Community In Your Radio campaign – and we’d love you to get involved!

    The Keep The Community In Your Radio campaign was launched in May after the Federal Budget failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

    This decision puts the 37 existing digital services at risk, and excluding community stations from digital broadcasting threatens the whole sector’s key role in Australian free-to-air broadcasting.

    Would you be up for...

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  11. Cream of The Crate: Album # 187 - Ricky Nelson: All My Best

    "Rick Nelson was there at the beginning of the modern rock era." (Steve Horowitz -Popmatters - 2012)
    "Musicians as diverse as Eric Andersen and John Fogerty, and even some of his own heroes, including Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore, admired and respected Nelson." (The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll)
    "
    I remember him not just as a nostalgic rock singer but as a lively and talented artist who loved what he did and did what he loved."
    (This review)



    This is album review number One Hundred and Eighty Seven in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.

    The series is called Cream ...
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  12. Listen To Older Voices: Clare Humphrys - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    This is the second part of a 4-part program on Baby Boomer Claire Humphrys. Growing up through the 1960’s mean growing up through ...
  13. WARRIORS - Short Film Tackles Tall Subject

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ID:	28991 Australia is blessed with creative talent when it comes to film. Some of that talent ends up in Hollywood or other major production towns around the globe. Much of that talent commences with small independent productions and it seems as though we are constantly uncovering new talent, be that in writers, production and film crews or actors. here is a story on some of that new talent!

    This article presents to you the story behind a new and exciting short film called Warriors!


    The Warriors team is made up of Emma Monk, Shannon Walters and Lisa Morel who have written, produced, directed and starred in this independent production. With the added vision of a local up and coming cinematographer, ...
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  14. Cream of The Crate: Album # 186 - Stereo MC's: Connected

    "(The album) is a winner alright, paced and pitched for today."(Jim Carroll - New Music Express 1992)
    "They were definitely at the top of the chain when it came to purveyors of quality urbane pop of the time." (This review)

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    This is album review number One Hundred and Eighty Six in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl and CD albums from my collection.

    The series is called Cream of The Crate and each review represents an album that I believe represents significant musical value, either because of its rarity, because it represents the best of a style or styles of a music or because there is something unique about the music, the group or the particular production. The ...
  15. Listen To Older Voices: Clare Humphrys - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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