John Encarnacao

John Encarnacao

lectures in music at Western Sydney University.


About John Encarnacao

John Encarnacao lectures in music at Western Sydney University. His book Punk Aesthetics and New Folk: Way Down The Old Plank Road is published by Ashgate. As a recording artist, his last two releases are with the song-oriented The Nature Strip and the free improvising Espadrille.


Articles about John Encarnacao

Articles by John Encarnacao

Grant and I by Robert Foster cover

One Tank Of Gas: Grant & I
by Robert Forster

'There’s the power of glam and androgyny to Forster’s generation, and with it the influence it had on punk and post-punk. There’s the sensuality of experience that lies at the heart of many of Forster’s tales in the book. There’s the setting of the 1970s as a formative period, where music is glimpsed fleetingly on the radio and the ghosts of pre-war life in Brisbane are hovering. And perhaps most tellingly there’s the drama of Forster’s persona, developed over decades of song- and prose writing.'