Radnor and Lee released from Chinese prison

By Allan Povah. There were outpourings of emotion around the world as musician Ben Lee and actor-musician Josh Radnor were this morning released from a Chinese prison in Kunming and flown aboard a Peoples Liberation Army Shaanxi Y-8 to Singapore. Chinese authorities have finally bowed to the strong opprobrium they have received from world leaders,Continue reading “Radnor and Lee released from Chinese prison”

Kunming Three remain in custody

By Allan Povah in Sanya. Since the arrest of Lee, Radnor and Shannon Noll by Chinese authorities, there has been an uproar among music lovers demanding an immediate release of some rocking jailhouse music from the Kunming Three, along the lines of Catch my diesease and What about me? The Spice Girls (above) have re-formedContinue reading “Kunming Three remain in custody”

Ben Lee rocks the Spratlys

By Allan Povah from aboard The Claire. A fleet of pleasure boats came into close contact with the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea yesterday resulting in the loss of one vessel, wrecked on the wretched reef of misplaced optimism. The flotilla was arranged by Ben Lee, Josh Radnor and Peter Andre as aContinue reading “Ben Lee rocks the Spratlys”

Ben Lee documents, in song, 1999 dinner with Chris Stein

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Ben Lee has released a new downloadable single called “Dinner with Chris Stein” on the ManicPixieDreamBoy label. The jaunty track recalls a evening in 1999 when a young, wide-eyed Ben shared a dinner with the visionary Blondie guitarist. Over the meal of peas, raspberries and a potato, Stein disabuses his youngerContinue reading “Ben Lee documents, in song, 1999 dinner with Chris Stein”

Ben Lee avoids the wacky stuff

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Ben Lee is cock-a-hoop over the release of his brand new album ‘Songs about Islam for the whole family’. The indie rocker has come a long way from his folk-rock roots, such as “We’re all in this together” and Claire Danes. Sir Ben, who was raised in the Jewish faith, wantedContinue reading “Ben Lee avoids the wacky stuff”

Ben Lee set to headline the CUF

By Heather Luck Speculation is rife that indie rocker and sometime philosopher, Sir Ben Lee, has been invited to headline this year’s Cairns Ukulele festival, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Lee burst onto the scene in 2005 and his ubiquitous anthem ‘Catch My Disease’ has captured the hearts of the tropicalContinue reading “Ben Lee set to headline the CUF”