Yorke Talk

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3463" img_size="medium" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] We awake this morning to a fierce westerly wind belting out of the desert sands.  It followed on the previous day's high pressure storm swell which tore into Moreton Bay over the weekend, depositing some 200 mms of rain on neighboring...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3438" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Our warmest congratulations to Sir Van Morrison on his Knighthood! How appropriate!   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Having had the pleasure of knowing Mr Morrison since the early ‘70s, I couldn’t be happier to acknowledge this development. I’ve followed Mr Morrison over several continents, and accompanied him on several significant journeys,...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3430" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="10" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Ourimbah 1970 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] THE FIRST LEG (PACIFIC) enabled me to return to my homeland for the first time since departing in April 1966. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Apart from appearing on John and Yoko’s behalf at the kickoff of Australia’s first outdoor rock festival at Ourimbah, on...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3403" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] The universe has seen the passing this week of a man who has had more influence on the history of rock `n’ roll music than any other single individual. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Known for his contributions to music industry projects and concepts, Mr Stigwood will likely...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="2114" img_size="medium"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Imagine you are a visitor from outer space. A planet where music has not evolved to its present Earth state of screeching guitars, throbbing drums, arid ultrasonic amplification. A planet where followers of modern music have not suffered damage to their ear drums. On arrival in Toronto from Planet X, you switch on a...

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LOS ANGELES – Hot sounds are thundering out of the two monstrous studio monitor speakers.  We’re in Studio C at the world-famous Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, the same studio where Stevie Wonder worked on “Songs in the Key of Life” and the Eagles painted their “Hotel California” audio scenario.  Making history is a habit in these hallowed and...