A memoir that's more than an insider's account of a mid-eighties Australian independent band. Confessions of a Lighthouse Keeper provides multiple insights into the broader music and entertainment world-in a country that has mixed feelings about the arts. It's atmospheric, light and full of musings from others who have travelled this road over the last fifty years. The Lighthouse Keepers are sentimental favourites among the generation who came of age in the inner cities of Sydney, Melbourne-and even Canberra-during the 1980s.
Featuring personal interviews, diary entries, and writing contributions from other witnesses-interviews include: Lindy Morrison, the Go-Betweens; James Cruickshank, Widdershins, Cruel Sea; Rob McComb, the Triffids; Murray Cook, the Wiggles; John Paul Young, legendary Australian popstar; Steve Kilbey, the Church; Ken Gormly, Cruel Sea; Clinton Walker, writer/academic; David Nichols, writer/academic; Juliet Ward, the Lighthouse Keepers; Sarah Macdonald, journalist/broadcaster… with a foreword byTanya Plibersek, Australian Labor Party, Member of Parliament.
Greg Appel-a key member of the Lighthouse Keepers-brings to this tale a unique perspective on the raucous world of the music business, public broadcasting and creative program-making.