“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin




18 January 2013


Friend of the DRINKSTER and McLaren Vale, the scary beanpole balladeer Heath Cullen, is back from LA where he recorded his second album with Jim Keltner, Mole Taylor, and Marc Ribot. Not bad going for the boy from Bega!  Click here  for a free download of the first single off the cool hot platter, which we can't wait to hear in its entirety ... photo of Heath at Lazy Ballerina winery a few weeks back by Philip White, who lusts after that short-neck twelve string! This album's gonna work its way into the Australian canon before the summer's gone. Just watch. Best listening drink? Blue Poles Margaret River Allouran 2008, (Merlot/Cabernet franc) after two hours in the jug. Or in you.



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