David Douglas Stuart

About

David Douglas Stuart

About

The ‘Air Guitar Guy’

Yesterday I was walking through Brisbane when something caught my attention from corner of my eye. I saw a man with a sign that read, "I'm NOT HOMELESS I'M Lookin' for SEXY SEXY GIRL Yusuki (Osaka)" complete with a smiley face and Japanese flag. Anybody that knows me will appreciate…

About a bridge

[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="954"] The drawing of the New Forth Road Bridge that was given to me.[/caption] I've never been strong with dates. But, I think it was fifteen years ago that I received an old drawing of a bridge. The lady who gave it to me made me promise…

Outlanders – Brief encounter

[caption id="attachment_130" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Outlanders take a stroll through the streets of Osaka after a recording session. (L-R Phil, Craig, Adam, Kevin and Mike)[/caption] About five years ago when I was living in Osaka some of my workmates were in a band and recording a few original songs. I think…

Parko returns to much fanfare

World champion surfer Joel "Parko" Parkinson gave me a chance to return to my old stomping grounds - Coolangatta - on Wednesday. After winning the ASP title he was returning to his hometown and his main sponsor, Billabong, was encouraging anyone and everyone to welcome him home. He certainly returned…

Schoolies

For those of you from overseas, every year when Australian final-year high school students graduate they descend on the Gold Coast - namely Surfers Paradise - to participate in an event called Schoolies. They usually spend a week with friends getting drunk and enjoying their first taste of freedom in…

Listen closely

I'd been eagerly awaiting the second series of Lowdown - the sitcom based around the misadventures tabloid journalist Alex Burchill - ever since the first series aired a couple of years back. Sure, there's a journalistic link, but the unique brand of humour also appeals to me. So when the…