Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg
I’m Rob Greaves and it has been my pleasure to host LTOV for an 18-year period, and now as the program comes to an end, I thought I’d share some of my story.
There is some of my “dark years” in this program as I talk about how my friend David introduced me to a friend of his, Charles, who on learning I had been an industrial chemist took an interest in me for the possibility of some quite illegal activities.
I share the story of being a taxi driver and then on buying a van, how I became a taxi-truck driver. This leads me into a story of how this led to heading up north to the small Qld town of Cooroy, where I lived in a house in the middle of a state forest with no power or running water.
My story then moves to how my friends and myself were set up by a notorious local Queensland detective, who some would claim was corrupt, and how we fronted a kangaroo court and ended up being run out of the state. But the story doesn’t end there when I was visited in Melbourne by some detectives – you see someone set a bomb in a cupboard for that detective to find, but sadly it ended up killing a child.
My story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning June, the wonderful woman I married in 1977, and to whom i am still married today.
Music plays a large part of my life and in this part of my story and I share many stories of the ‘Lectric Loo recording studio my music partner, David, set up in Sydney. I talk about our first vinyl Lp release and how one of the tracks on it won a prize in an International Electronic music competition.
Then I speak of meeting and joining forces with the late and great Aussie magician – Geoff Crozier and of the show we formed together in the early 1980’s.
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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]