Greg Appel :: Confessions of a Lighthouse Keeper (book)
by Greg Appel
A 236-page full-colour 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 and Perth—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 and reigning King of Pop; 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 by Tanya Plibersek, Australian Labor Party, Member of Parliament.