Category Archives: ONCE THERE WAS A MUSICIAN

AUGUST 2017 DOINGS

Well the balance of the MIXED BUSINESS CDs have gone South into Zarsoff care.

We took a visit out to the Spot in the Forest where Iz was found in 2014. Steve Batty had made a plaque for Izzy’s iron bark benches out there and Koala John had screwed it in and we went to take a look at how things were. Its dusty right now but the Uke and Buddha and Cross are all still surviving.

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BRANCO FROM WOLLONGONG

Last night a call came in. Pretty Late. The Transitional Branko was heading South from Brisbane to his hometown of Wollongong to begin the next chapter of his life – guitars in tow. He had crossed the Bellinger when he realised how close he was to Izzy’s abode so he made the call and was awarded the Van that the Flood went through for his accommodation instead of parking up against a wall in Kempsey as he had planned.

Late night talks and a good sleep and Branko is somewhere down that long and winding road. Listen out for his name and his music in the Gong.

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R.I.P. RORY ZARSOFF

Rory ( DANNY HAYNES )passed away this week. We will let you know more as we hear of it.

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Rory Zarsoff. Closest to camera playing the beaten up Fender Stratocaster.

Izzy Foreal on bass. Arfur Zarosff (Peter Northcott) and on drums, Lefty aka Daryl McKenzie.

After the last ‘classic’ line up of The Zarsoff Brothers splits up on September 30th 1984 when Bluey and Bernie leave, the three remaining members (Daryl McKenzie on drums, Danny Haynes on guitar and Izzy Foreal in white overalls), take one of the two Peter Northcotts on board on guitar and saxophone, as ‘Arfur Zarsoff’ (which makes no sense whatsoever in connection with the Zarsoff joke, but it was his idea …). Arfur’s stint starts on October 9th, 1984 (Bankstown RSL), and ends on February 27th, 1985 (Long Bay Gaol). In this stint, ‘Cranky Zarsoff’ (the late Peter Kekel) joins on keys (November 7th 1984 at Sweethearts) and leaves again some time before February 19th, 1985 (he doesn’t appear in the band’s live video at Hawkesbury Sports Club on that date). Things go decidedly haywire after this.

ZARSOFF BROS ON FACEBOOK

IZZY IN 2009

IZZY’S ADVENTURES IN 2009. IZZY FOREAL

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS NOBODY.

 
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NO MORE PASPALUM

DINING AL FRESCO IN BILAMBIL

LUXURY Accommodation FOR THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ CONVENTION IN LISMORE.

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LUFFLEY CAFE IN MURWILLUMBAH

MAKING PLANS FOR 2009

LOOKS LIKE A YEAR OF CHANGES COMING UP JAN 09

 
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DINING EN FAMILLE AT ILNAM ESTATE WINERY CAROOL

NO MORE LOLLING BY THE POOL.

TIME FOR THE HARD YARDS  
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BACK AT BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB WITH YESTERBEATS

A FORAY INTO SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH

WITH MARK QUINN OF ILNAM AND JOHNNY CARR OF GLENGARRY.

 
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ENGAGED IN ACADEMMIC PURSUITS AS HIS AKA PETER KNOX

IZZY CONTINUED HIS CAFE LIFE AND MUGOCCINO DRINKING. SEEN HERE IN MULLUMBIMBY

WITH SCRUBBY PETER HURCOMBE AT STOKERS SIDING HALL IN FEBRUARY 09

 
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SPOTTED AGAIN IN MULLUMBIMBY

AT ILNAM ESTATE WITH SCRUBBY PETE

IN MOOBALL WITH SLIM PICKINGS  
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UP IN THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND FOR BLUES STOMP AT BEECHMONT WITH SCRUBBY AND CO

AT ILNAM WITH JOHNNY CARR, GEORDIE LEACH AND PETER LAWSON

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APRIL 18 SAW IZZY FOREAL REACH 60 YEARS ON THIS EARTH.

SETTING UP AT ILNAM WITH BRONTE

MAKING THE MOVE FROM BILAMBIL TO ULMARRA IN MAY.

 
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HIS MUSICAL CAREER WAS INTERRUPTED BY FLOODS IN MAY ALL GIGS CANCELLED. GETTING THE KNACK OF UTES  
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Iz takes the decision to let his hair grow into its natural colour.

MOVING TO CLARENCE MEANS A NEW WORLD ORDER IN THE LIFE OF I.F.

IZZY WITH PETER FREEMAN OF THE SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM

 
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THERE SEEMS TO BE PLENTY OF MUSIC ON THE CLARENCE

WIDE RIVER BEFORE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE ULMARRA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE. IZZY MEETS UP WITH ANDREW HEGEDUS AT WIDE RIVER  
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VENTURING INTO THE BELLINGEN SCENE 2009 SAW IZZY ESTABLISHING FOREAL ENTERPRISES IN FOREALTY TOWERS, ULMARRA.

IZZY ASSUMES THE MC JOB AT THE SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM MUSIC CAFES.  JOHN SPENCER ON SOUND.

 
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THE LIBRARY AT FOREALTY TOWERS IS ESTABLISHED. OFFICE SPACE IS CLAIMED. ULMARRA BOOKS OPENED IN THE VILLAGE.  
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WITH YOUNG MAGICIAN SAM KING AT THE EMPORIUM FOREAL ENTERPRISES IS READY TO GO ! Rehearsing in the Music Room at the Towers with Karl Mullan.  
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SLUGGO’S ANTIQUES IN ULMARRA LIFE ON COLDSTREAM STREET WIDE RIVER DREAMING  
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INSTALLING THE NEW SECURITY SYSTEM AT THE TOWERS. BELL FROM JACK-A-DANDY IN ULMARRA VILLAGE.

BEAUTIFYING THE GROUNDS OF THE TOWERS IN PREPARATION FOR BUSINESS.

UPGRADING THE TECHNOLOGY AT THE TOWERS. WE ARE ONLINE !!!!!  
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IZZY BEGINS TO LOCATE THE HIDDEN MUSIC OF THE CLARENCE VALLEY.

ONE LAST GIG AT ILNAM IN CAROOL. THIS TIME WITH KSM FROM BUSBY FLAT.

A LOT OF TRAVELLING AND A LOT OF PETROL. NORTH COAST MUSIC UP AND DOWN THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY.

 
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EMPORIUM MUSIC CAFE IN JULY

IZZY HAS ALWAYS CALLED A SHOVEL A SPADE AND A ZARSOFF A ………………..

CHARLIE THE DOG AND IZZY FORMED A CLOSE BOND DURING 2009  
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SEVERAL NEW CAREER OPTIONS OPENED TO IZZY IN 2009.

SNEZ AND STEWART AT THE TOWERS. COFFS MUSIC  
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GRAFTON AIPORT – PORTAL TO  DISTANT GIGS.

TALKING MUSIC ON THE STREETS OF GRAFTON

WITH GEOFF WELHAM ON HARP  

DAVE CAVANAGH

FOLLOW THIS LINK : http://www.myspace.com/cavaraj

A few months back, Izzy did some recording over at Geordie Leach’s PADDED CELL recording studio on the heights at Bilambil. He was playing bass on DAVE CAVANAGH’s new CD. Dave has uploaded a fistful of his songs on his MYSPACE. For a listen follow the link . Gig dates included.

Sounds Good Dave !

http://www.myspace.com/cavaraj

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Dave with Izzy Foreal and Geordie Leach. Iz and Dave C at BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB
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NEW SITE FOR DR CLAY DJUBAL’S ALTER EGO – HAVE GRAVITY WILL THREATEN

http://havegravity.com/

About HGWT

Originally founded in Armidale (NSW) as S.T.D. Music, Hire and Promotion (1983) by Clay Djubal, Have Gravity Will Threaten (HGWT) is an independent specialist publisher of music, plays, poetry and images from writers, musicians, composers, bands and photographers who emerged out of the New England region of New South Wales during the ‘pub rock’ era of the 1970s and 1980s. After being based in Sydney during the mid- late 1980s HGWT was re-established in Stafford Heights (Brisbane) in 1993.

 

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