Tag: tim draxl

  • Breakfast Thoughts

    Breakfast Thoughts

    “There are too many awful people, who I don’t care about”, I thought to myself as I scrolled through today’s paper. I got to about page fifteen or thereabouts, and decided I really didn’t want read any more. So I pulled out my laptop, and went looking for some more interesting reads.… Read the rest “Breakfast Thoughts”

  • Then & Now

    Then & Now

    By the time I got home on Friday night, I was absolutely exhausted. The last week has been crazy busy. At work, I have an important role to play in co-ordinating part of ABC Radio’s response to breaking news events. Last week’s “leadership spill” had me working long-hours throughout the entire week, with a high level of concentration and attention to detail also needed.… Read the rest “Then & Now”

  • Two Terrific Plays

    Two Terrific Plays

    In high school, in 1982 or 1983 (I can’t remember), we studied the play “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf”. As we read the play in class, my teacher chose me to play the role of George. Typecast? My friend Sue played Martha. Anthony played Nick. Louise played Honey. We all loved our roles, and continue to love the play.… Read the rest “Two Terrific Plays”

  • Mothers and Sons

    Mothers and Sons

    My initial attraction to “Mothers and Sons” was Tim Draxl. I’ve followed his career since the 90s, and fondly remember interviewing him as a nineteen or twenty year old singer “on the way up”. Since then, I’ve seen him perform a number of times, and I’ve seen him in a number of movies.… Read the rest “Mothers and Sons”

  • Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker

    Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker

    As soon as I saw it advertised, I booked tickets straight away. It was an evening at one of my favourite cabaret bars in Sydney – Bar Me – featuring one of my favourite cabaret singers – Tim Draxl – doing the works of one of my favourite jazz musicians – Chet Baker – so how could I go wrong?… Read the rest “Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker”

  • What will Tim Draxl do next?

    What will Tim Draxl do next?

    About half way through tonight’s show by Tim Draxl at The Civic I found my mind wandering. “What’s he going to do next?”, I thought to myself, adding “He’s done music, cabaret, films. Where’s his headspace at?”. Minutes later he articulated my very thoughts. “A lot of people have wondered what am I going to do next?… Read the rest “What will Tim Draxl do next?”

  • Tim Draxl

    Tim Draxl

    “Thanks for coming out tonight when you could have gone to the Bledisloe Cup” Tim Draxl declared at the opening of his show tonight, adding, “I don’t even know what the Bledisloe Cup is”. There was only one bloke in the room who looked remotely interested in the rugby, and he was there with his girlfriend, and was possibly a relative, I thought.… Read the rest “Tim Draxl”

  • Still Summer

    Still Summer

    It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s another glorious day in Sydney. In fact it’s been glorious all week. Winter is really holding out this year. It’s the first of May and I’m sitting here in just shorts. And this time last year, I can remember being in Melbourne and almost being frozen to death.… Read the rest “Still Summer”

  • Tim Draxl

    Tim Draxl

    I’d first heard of Tim Draxl about four or five years ago when, under the tutelage of Les Solomon, he was proclaimed as “the next big thing” following in the footsteps of David Campbell.

    I actually interviewed him at the time. We spoke in particular about his interesting upbringing as one of four sons of Austrian-Australian ski instructors and of his career ambitions in music, but more significantly in acting.… Read the rest “Tim Draxl”