FLIP SIMMONS: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

INDUSTRY, December 5

Re-booted and better than ever - Catch Flip, with Sexy Sunday Jam, closing the event.


Hi guys, Just letting you know I am now on Tumblr.

I will still blog here from time-to-time, but mostly things that relate my performing and what goes on behind the scenes, or the causes I believe in. 

All other random posts about, life, music, movies etc will be flipped over to my Tumblr page. So those with Tumblr can reblog, heart & follow things that I like or see on there.

I've also allowed the "ask me anything" page on there, where I promise to try to be more interactive, rather than with the questions that you've sent me through the contact page, here on my website.

Anyway, I am just getting the hang of it all and I'm slowly working the world - that is Tumblr - all out.

Looking forward to sharing some fun and interesting things, with you, on there.

 ❤   FL!P ♓ 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adam Katz - Piano Room


Flip will be playing the role of "VoiceLive"
backing superstar in the making Adam Katz at
Piano Room, Saturday 26 November:


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Patron saint of music

Today is the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music.

A saint, so often glorified in the fine arts and poetry.
Forced to marry a pagan, her heart sung only for God.
She survived several execution attempts before being beheaded by the Romans.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Like a prayer

FNK - Having a bit of a sing:

Knocked up this arrangement in a couple of minutes and then recorded it.
Been a while since we've had a sing sing... Enjoy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

We will remember them 11-11-11 at 11

O D E   O F   R E M E M B R A N C E

The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's poem 
"For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times in September 1914.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,

Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun

And in the morning we will remember them.


At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns
 in Europe fell silent and The Great War was over.
On the first anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919, Britain and the Commonwealth 
observed a two-minute silence in honour of those who had given their lives.
In November 1997, the Governor-General, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November Remembrance Day and urging all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Miss Earth 2011 - Beauty for a cause

             Flip will be appearing as a guest performer at the 
2011 MISS EARTH Australia Beauty Pageant
Friday, 4th of November.

Miss Earth, is an annual international beauty pageant 
promoting environmental awareness.

Along with Miss Universe and Miss World, it is one 
of the three largest beauty pageants in the world. 

The winner of Miss Earth Australia, will go on to 
represent Australia in December, at the international 
pageant in Manila, Philippines.

The winner of Miss Earth will serve as the Ambassador to 
environmental protection campaigns worldwide.

Now in it's 11th year, Miss Earth continues to build its reputation as 
the most relevant and worthwhile beauty event in the world, setting a 
legacy of beauty and responsibility.


Two nights ago, two of my dear friends got married.
Two people - Two humans - celebrating their love & eternal dedication to each other.
And, even though it was not acknowledged, by the Australian government, we celebrated.
We celebrated love. We celebrated a wedding! And boy, what a wedding it was - 
One of the most beautiful I ever had the privilege of being a part of.

How is it possible that I live in a country where a person can marry a relative (of the opposite sex), yet same-sex marriage is still not possible under the law. 

Also, I find it abominable that same-sex marriages entered into under the laws of another county are also not recognised in Australia. Yet, I can go overseas and marry the first girl I see and, well, that's that! 

It's a fundamental principle of right and wrong. This is plain and simple WRONG. 

EQUAL RIGHTS - by law.