Category Archives: Thoughts

A film and music for Advent


A few months ago I saw the Australian western Sweet Country, and it’s been echoing around my mind since. In the outback, a preacher is pressed upon by an embittered and racist neighbour to lend his aboriginal labourer for a few days. His initial reluctance is overcome by an appeal to his Christian charity: “Isn’t… Read More

Yet more post-stressful-Pucket-match music


Laurisden’s O Magnum Mysterium. The antidote to cheesey Christmas music. If it doesn’t move you you’re not human. O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!

More music to recover to after a stressful Pucket game


Justin Kauflin’s latest album Dedication is a collection of tracks each written for and dedicated to people who are special to him. The final piece is my favourite, entitled “Thank You Lord”. This chap is only 29 years old, and lost his sight aged 11. Respect! See his tour list here: http://www.justinkauflin.com/#!tour-dates/c12rj