“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)





24 December 2015


We dragged Mick Wordley out of the studio for an afternoon of veranda music yesterday. Mick's been trapped in there for a very busy year. Folks love recording at Mixmasters. Joe Manning came down off his riverboat and we got the corkscrew cracklin' and some serious old timber hummin ,,.  photo Philip White

this photo by GiGi

I'm lucky to have been absorbed by the Wordley family since my own tribe has died or dispersed across this big old country..

This is a favourite image of my adoptive mob: three of the four siblings: Milton, Dixie and Mick. At T-Chow, of course ... photo Philip White

And here's Mick rockin' his goldie with the Large Number Twelves and Charlie Owen ... in his living room.

this photo by Leo Davis; these below below by Philip White

Mick with Australia's rockinest r&b trio: The Donkeys, who manage to reform whenever Karski's coming through town: Jeff Algra drums, Les Karski guitar 


Anonymous said...

a guitar-rich environment whitey ... get your shit together

Anonymous said...

Mick ROX