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INSTAGRAM March 09, 2016 at 01:12PM

Feeling something significant for ANZAC 2016. Stumbled upon this today. The Price of War From Gallipoli to Afghanistan and Beyond On this ANZAC dawn after the bugle sing Heads are bowed as the sacred silence begins Sweethearts fondly recall the final embrace Grieving mothers stare at an empty space Many still see a young familiar smiling face Innocent and eager in pursuit of life's race Suddenly swept away by Mars' feverish race The sweet calming silence has now come to pass Our proud banner is slowly raised full mast The busy pulse of our Nation returns with a blast Politicians leave false promises in forgotten parcels Before returning to their rich secure brick castles Our soldiers slowly depart but who knows where Cursed with repetitive nightmares and a distant stare The parks are empty now and wreaths wither in the sun With notes of love to Australia's fallen daughters/sons Who as infants played there until the day was done Flesh and blood that mothers gave, some more than one But look, children arrive, run, skip, laugh, and play Above them, dark evil clouds are rumbling this very day Oh, what a terrible price in war our young Nation does pay Brigadier George Mansford AM Anzac Day 2015 Placed by the Hall Trustees on behalf of the Springbrook and Mudgreeba communities

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INSTAGRAM February 27, 2016 at 10:40AM

Here's a fun one I did a few weeks ago for the giveaway @smallhd is doing. My "lite/travel" #gear essentials. My Blueridge BR40ce (signed by Tommy Emmanuel for those who know the greatest CGP) is front and center.Β  @nikonaustralia D7000Β  Koboron 28mm 2.8f old school glass. Only MF which is perfect for smooth focus for video. Nikkor 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.8 DX kit lens Nikon Lens Series E 50mm 1.8 (Also only MF) @canonusa S110 Black (Attached Gorillapod small) Canon S110 White NB-5L Canon batteries x5 (plus charger) Three HDV-Z96 96 LED Light Kits @sonyprousa NP-F550 Batteries for LED Lights x2 (plus charger) Two swivel mounts with hot shoe mount and tripod mount (For lights, or troubleshooters!) Zoom H4n Zoom Microphone clip adapterΒ  Deadcat for Zoom (Lots of outdoor recordings) Sony CycleEnergy four AA rechargeable batteries MXL 770 Condenser microphone (Mostly for vocals) @rodemic NT5 Condenser microphone w/ clip and windscreen (Mostly acoustic guitars, sounds GREAT! Had it for more than 10 years.) @sennheiser HD380 pro headphones (SO GOOD) @shureinc SE215 Sound isolating earphones. Great for location recordings to really know whats going on, and airports :) JVC 1/8" headphone splitter (when you need to share tunes!) 1/8" to annoying airplane double prong adapter (I'll use my own headphones while I travel thanks. Also hiding in the case are earplugs) Two 5' 1/8" extender cables (must have!) Big @jobyinc Gorilla pod Small Gorillapod Two XLR cables Two 1/4" guitar cables Family Guy mint tin filled with guitar picks and paperclips (to keep the song sheets in order) Four sets of @elixir_strings Light 80/20 bronze Nanoweb strings for acoustic guitar Songwriting tools! - Always a legal pad on hand. Fresh lyrics today. Three Sharpies Three @pilotpenusa Frixion Ball pens with various colours (erasable ink! Use these for almost everything.) Eight portable harddrives....because you gotta have backups...should try and downsize with some bigger drives (mostly 500GB) That's it! Believe it or not, this is travelling light! Thanks for looking/reading.Β  Cheers, Jon

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INSTAGRAM February 17, 2016 at 09:42AM

Loving doing these blackout poetry exercises every morning. There's something so satisfying about creating something new and beautiful from someone else's words. Especially when you're blacking out words like murder, rape, and war. Redeeming the words. πŸ˜‡ Posting them over on a different insta account @goatpoems πŸπŸ“πŸ–Š 2016・2月17ζ—₯・Push: Over on the limits of the Sun there is one of the clearest and attractive homes of time.

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INSTAGRAM February 15, 2016 at 03:21PM

My flight from Melbourne to The Gold Coast to start a new chapter. Had some good company as I read @judahsmith (where he mentions flying a few times ✈️) and listening to @jonforeman πŸŽ™ Got my newspaper blackout poem done for the day and siting on my tray table, and on the opposite side is a page (an empty page!!) that I had to rip out for some inspired thoughts and plans. Notebooks had to get checked and fly below along with the guitar πŸ˜‘πŸŽΈ Good to be setting up my new chapter βœˆοΈπŸ‘πŸš€

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