The Beat Goes On

by lechblaine

You can read my new piece about Robert Forster from the Go Betweens at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Robert Forster is one of Australia’s finest songwriters, and the co-founder of Brisbane’s greatest musical export The Go-Betweens. The piece explores the occupational hazards of rock and roll. I interviewed doyens of the music industry such as Lindy Morrison, Paul Kelly and Steve Kilbey.

But at the heart of the narrative is the platonic love between two men, the romantic love between a man and a woman, and the salvation of creativity in the face of a cancer diagnosis.