was born in a postwar suburb of Philadelphia, where all the streets were named
after generals. I was on Patton Road.
Fremantle's just the best place. It's the well-kept secret. I mean, it has
the village atmosphere. You go have a coffee, and there's the most creative
people, the best thinkers. And I find it absolutely stimulating to have that,
and have it not really in an urban atmosphere - it's a village atmosphere.
I always lived in cities that were just big enough that you could play music
in, but not so big that they overwhelmed and impinged on your personal space. I
feel more Australian than American now. It's just something about...the
attitude, which is a more cooperative attitude. It's a dull word...but it's the
fair go, it's the mateship - which is being eroded, but it's still there.