The Bodhran

I got myself a Walton’s bodharn a while back and Emma recently pained it. It’s going to form the basis of our new album cover.

Here’s some shots, gallery style.

In other news – giggled last night, went well.


Unbeknownst: Sinking in Quicksand

INTERESTING MUSIC (by Steve McKenzie and Lee Pfitzner):


Bring Out Your Dead

Down Below



Song From Years Ago

This is fine music, if I do say so. Punk and post-punk afficianodas might not like it as much as other stuff I do but as far as I’m concerned it’s the equal of all my other gear. It was made between 2006 and 2008 in Adelaide and Honiara. If I ever end up settling in one place, I might like to form a band doing this sort of thing. There’s more to follow in this vein, too.


Back about eighteen months ago I had the zany notion that it would be possible, somehow, to market and plug all my various different musical products under one name: Unbeknownst. (I chose the name partly because I liked the idea of forming a band by stealth over the internet). I made a website – now stangnant – called Unbeknownst Recordings where I intended to put up all my different styles of music. I got the domain name, bought a space upgrade so I could host mp3s, and I was cooking with professional-smelling gas. Temporarily…

Looking back, I now realise this was a bogus idea, borne in a tropical heat haze and fuelled by whiskey and soda. I record with Lee only very rarely and haven’t added anything new to that site in over six months…except that all the mp3s for this site have to be hosted over there. But this site is where the action is. So, it’s really starting to look like this has all ended up the wrong way round…

To cut to the chase, I’ve imported the old Unbeknownst mp3s post over here. That domain and upgrade will expire in May. All the old files will remain, but beyond that, I’ll do all my hosting over here…

Great Southern Steve.

Americkan Whack

In 2006 I made a compilation of American punk and skronk music which got sent out to a few folks sans cover – I just decided to make one and stick it online at the old Talking Boots blogger site. Anyway, when I switched over here it fell off in the transition to WordPress. I think this site is a better home for it now anyway, so I’m posting it again, in preparation for future mixtape swaps. I might make a podcast of it one day if I can ever be bothered working out how that is done…

By the way, I’ll be posting on Philidelphia’s The Stickmen soon – just in case you are starting to think I’m all about tortured 80’s angst merchants who didn’t get the recognition they deserved, I figured I’d put up something buy a band who doubtless did not give a rat’s arse.

Anyway here’s the art…