His sweet memoir, ‘You’re Not Rob Snarski – Crumbs from the Cake’.
So it makes perfect sense ‘Sparrow & Swan’ (his 2nd solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes. There are stories from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki …and the weather. There’s always the weather, the extremities – the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice. And birds, what’s with the birds?
The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki. Think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.