NAME: Paul Vincent Buckberry (but you can call me Buck). DATE OF BIRTH: 25/6/69. EMPLOYMENT: I have worked dozens of jobs since I was 14, the most enduring of all was driving semi-trailers. I have sung for my supper on and off since first picking up a guitar in 1986. My latest stint began in July 2006 and is ongoing. EDUCATION: Not enough. Stay at school children. Learn your A B C. SPORTS/HOBBIES: In High School I was opening bowler for the A team (I did all right), and during winter I played Aussie rules (first ruck). Since words & music took a hold of me I don't play or even watch sport. So far as hobbies go, I love collecting 50s music on CD: From Little Richard to Fabian, Buddy Holly to Lesley Gore. I like reading Henry Miller, too. And trying to make kites fly on still days. FAMILY: I'm not married. I have one daughter born in 1995, Jessie-Mae. I had the best dog in the world, a Jack Russell named Jane Russell, but she doesn't live with me anymore. My Dad is in his 80s and I see him at Christmas; Mum died in September 2003. I have one older sister named Samantha who never visits me. WHO ARE YOUR HEROES AND WHY: Obvious names like Elvis, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones, Hendrix, The Ramones, Ryan Adams...people that affect public perception or at least have fun trying. I gotta lotta writer heroes too, Beat writers and Henry Miller. DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC: Strange, jarring, story telling. It doesn't always make sense. Amusing and/or interesting rather than entertaining. WHAT IS YOUR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE: When I first picked up the guitar my first goal was to learn 12 songs. Once I knew those 12 songs I immediately went busking. From that moment on I learnt mainly from other buskers, other pickers and players that I'd meet while travelling around. In the early 90s I spent 8 months at The Sydney Guitar Institute studying classical guitar mainly for the discipline. It didn't work. I still have none. DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY: No. HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED MUSIC FESTIVALS? IF SO, WHEN AND IN WHAT CAPACITY: Many festivals, every state. At Tamworth I scalped tickets to a Rebecca Lee-Nye concert. Emptied the bins at Golburn blues festival and operated the ferris wheel at Byron Bay. DESCRIBE YOUR LAST TIME ON STAGE: It was all good. I was the opening act, got there a little early to assist the guys in getting the camera lighting and sound just right. No nerves, I was ready, quietly confident...just went on and sang my songs then went and opened the doors and let the crowds in. It was five minutes of my life that I'll always remember fondly. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS: To die in my sleep after intercourse.