Max Merrit and the Meteors played at an all-age show at theTrocadero in Sydney, Australia, in early 1965. That did it. I have since lived on a steady diet of live music (supplemented by vinyl albums, cassettes, CDs and audio files). Perhaps to compensate for a singular inability to sing or play, I write about music and takes pictures of musicians. All-time favourites include Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Iris DeMent, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Current favourites include Jason Isbell, Eilen Jewell, Tedeschi-Trucks, Rawlings and Welch, and Wilco. Bruce Springsteen played the best live show I have ever seen. I live in the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney.