This page will progressively be filled with an extensive list of people that have made my life worth living, in no particular order. It's pretty much a 'thank you list' for all the people who in some way have been nice to me, helped me out, or made me smile. Without trying to sound like an overly lovey-dovey hippie freak, all these people deserve credit for making me the chirpy and bouncy individual I am today. (If this was an American sit-com, now would be the perfect time for the audience to go "Aaaawwwww".) Some I've known for many years while others I've met relatively recently. A few I've never met in person. None the less, they have all contributed to making my existence pleasant. To each one of them, I extend a loving hug.
Please don't be offended if your name isn't listed here. I probably haven't gotten around to it yet.
Holly Sellers, Rohan Lynch, Stuart Lynch & Hitomi Tsusumi, Hadyn Lynch, Toby Thain, Finn Thain, Skye Thain, Malcolm Thain, Isabella Pallone (BEST HOUSEMATE EVER!!!), Alan, Tim Hemensley (R.I.P, a lovely and honest guy. I've known you for months but will miss you forever), Steph, Thomas Bollinger, Laura Jean, Paul & Sarah Narkiewicz, Davina Rimmer, Jade Myconos, Alexia Kozary, Kim and Damon and Scarlet, Chris, Cally and Nick, Brigitte Kelle, Iain King, Doran Moppert, Lenin Simos, Simon Reindl, Casey Rice, Jeff Evans, Justin Akkerman, Tony Romagnano, Tully Gray, Adam Fandert, Claudi, Jill, Cathy, The Symbiotic Crew plus related family n friends (Sky, Joe, Marcus, Beck, Trish, Bianca, Jerome, Karyn, Asher, Scott, Pete, Ady, and anyone else I have forgotten), Rosalyn Ferrari, Tim Lovell, Petri, Beau Banks, Ella Holcombe, Dave Lang, Desiree, George Elliot and Kathryn Swanson, Chris McLean, Robyn Spear, Dave, Rachel McKee, Ken Miller, Damo Suzuki,Stewart Taylor, Trent Ellwood, Zoe Lawrence, Paul & Susan (Antediluvian Rockinghorse), Oren Ambarchi, Ollie Olsen, Davey and Edmond from Augie March, Sean Whelan, Chris Chapple, Peter MacKinnon (miss you), Andrew Amor, Richard Amor, Chris Amor, little Maddy, Stacey Dransfield, Rig, Ashley Mortimer, the lovely girlies at Mary Martin's in Bourke Street (Dee, Olivia, Grace, Kim, and Kylie), Aaron Fenwick and his family, Gavin, Nick Read, Adam Ledden, Chrissy Ryan, Neil Sweeney, Matt Krusic-Golub, Scott Brewer, Ben Taylor, Emma Raphael, Andrew Watson, Dale, Regan, Wendy, Brooke, Mark Harwood, Tim & Sally Peach, Deb Mortimer, Norbert Simon, Chris Toronyi, Alicia C, Brent "Wooftie" Cook, Steve Clarke, Julian Anceschi, Luke Yeaman, Bill Fraser, Ben Webber, Sky, Agatha Yim, Carter Reed, Darren Grech, Shaun, Catherine, Ian Lushey, Peter the mad Greek security guard, Andy Shanahan, Ashley, Olga, Erin, Ryan Granger, Mel Sciarrone, Amy, Adelle Gregory, Michael Cawley, Eilidh Smith, Matt Rodd, my family, Sorcha Chisolm, Karine Lafleur, Zlat, Verity Charlton, Leanda Smith, Josh Cobb, Renee Moullet, Bill, Elliot Livingston, Louise Malloni, Dion Read, Adrian Akkerman, Mark Griffiths, James Lomas, Fiona Lee Maynard, Glenn Maynard, James Pere, Dave Thomas, Ago Soldati, Rob Genari, Ben Reijmer, Matt Bendall, Roy Bontay, Alicia Payne, Jarod Crook, James Ubergang, The Vocabs, Matt Eastwood, Julian & Jessie, Matt McGregor, Graham, Alexandra Coffey, Anthony Edward, Bruce Ray, Carl Friend, Leon Martin, Andy Stewart, Andrew and Hwai Frolley, Dave McNair, Ashish Gulati, Ray Whitehurst, Leon and Lyn, Simon Robinson, Ann Nguyen, Rosa, Hong San Lim, Graeme Bergin, James Veltmeyer, Michael Withy, Skrammy, Matt Scully, Darren, Belinda Piec, Shaun Curtis, Kim Ngo (to be continued...)
The following list is of animals that have enriched my life such as my pets and those of friends. Some of them, unfortunately, are no longer living. Even though the title of this page uses the word "people", these animals are still worthy of a mention.
Soxy (1985-2003, may you forever rest in peace, my dearest and loyal companion), Jed, Spock, Mica, Mephistopheles, Cosmo, Nigel, Sambuca, Toby's unnamed surrogate cat, Sooty, Nipper, Razorback, Tiger, Speedy, John & Yoko, Rennie, Schlep, Zelda & Wanda.
The following is a list of bands, musicians, artists, engineers, etc that have either been an influence or inspiration to me, or has created something that I admire. I expect that this will be very long.
Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Robert Crumb, The Grateful Dead, Anne Briggs, Jethro Tull, Vashti Bunyan, Ivan Brunetti, Harvey Kurtzman, Miles Davis, Sir Lord Baltimore, Martin Carthy, Magma, Weather Report, Victor Moscoso, Maddy Prior, Will Elder, Shirley Collins, Rick Griffin, Kraftwerk, Man, Cain, Gilbert Shelton, Hatfield And The North, Wallace Wood, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Trees, Iron Maiden, Moby Grape, Steve Hillage, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, The Incredible String Band, Sweeneys Men, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Can, Amon Düül II, Judas Priest, Parliament/Funkadelic, Salvador Dali, Eskaton, Marcel Duchamp, Edson DeCastro, Steeleye Span, Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, The Groundhogs, Osage Tribe, Relatively Clean Rivers, Linus Torvalds, Caravan, Albert Camus, Ashley Hutchings, Faust, Robert Williams, Richard Stallman, Ron Asheton, Alexander 'Skip' Spence, Syd Barrett, Neil Young, Mainliner, Hatebeak, Anonymous, Orange Peel, The Stinking Badger Of Java, bZark, Bootsy Collins, Chester Gould, Guru Guru, Richard Thompson, Monty Python, Nico, Chuck Berry, Pentangle, George Martin, Pink Floyd, Bjork, Captain Beefheart, HG Wells, George Orwell, Jefferson Airplane, Testicle Candy, The Menstruation Sisters, Peaches, Fairport Convention, Doug Englebart, Spriguns Of Tolgus, Pink Fairies, Lee Van Cleef, The Velvet Underground, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Betty Davis, Yes, Gong, King Crimson, Bob Dylan, Focus, The Who, Hampton Grease Band, Tangerine Dream, Robert Moog, Joni Mitchell, Dando Shaft, Leon Theremin, Catapilla, Lee DeForest, Jimi Hendrix, Small Faces, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Mike Oldfield, Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Henry Cow, Lee Felenstein, Led Zeppelin, Spinal Tap, Adrian Edmonson, Nigel Planer, Rick Mayall, Ben Elton, Cream, Eddie Hazel, Pete Cosey, Neu, Robert Fripp, Soft Machine, Matching Mole, Jef Raskin, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Kawabata Makoto, Blind Faith, John Lennon, George Harrison, Andrew Tannenbaum, REM, The Ergot Derivative, Ub Iwerks, Deep Purple, Leo Fender, Les Paul, Devo, Magic Dirt, The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Bob Marley, John The Band, Grand Funk Railroad, TISM, Weird Al Yankovic, David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Janis Joplin, Kenny Everett, anyone that has contributed to BSD, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Bad News, Peter Jackson (before he went to Hollywood), Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, MC5, Walter/Wendy Carlos, Stanley Kubrick, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Robert Anton Wilson, Roy Litchenstein, Man Ray, Rene Magritte, Hawkwind, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, The Ramones, Billy Connolly, Leopold Stokowski, (possibly more to come)