Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

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Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Living the dreama[euro][TM] the Real Rhyme and Reason; Two Musicians, but One Vision A[euro]" dona[euro][TM]t Let Life Pass You by. Peter Foley Meets an Inspiring Pair

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LIVING the dream. Itas a common sarcastic answer these days to the work colleagueas habitual question: aHow are you going?a

For Darren Yarrow and Greg Stephenson, the realisation they werenat living their dream was the catalyst for life-changing decisions.

Separately but somehow together, Darren and Greg decided to try as hard as they could to live their dreams of being musicians.

For Darren, a Peak Crossing cattle farmer and electrician, the trigger for change was talking to an 86-year-old man in a nursing home who broke down saying, aIave done nothing in my life.a

aIt made me think, lifeas not a rehearsal for something else. Youave got to start living your dreams and doing what you want to do; otherwise, like this 86-year-old, life will pass you by,a Darren said.

aI always wanted to see Mt Everest so I got into training and trekked up to base camp at Mt Everest and the next year I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, then did Kokoda and trekked through Nepal and did a lot of other treks.

aThe last 10 years weave both been travelling. Iave been to every continent bar Antarctica at this stage.

aI just wanted to see how other people live and what other people do and I came to the conclusion everyoneas the same; we want the same things.

aWe might just look a bit different or sound a bit different.a

While Darren was on his voyage of discovery, Greg a a builder a was pondering his own journey, travelling around Australia.

aI worked as a tradesman for 10 years and used to sit there at smoko listening to all these stories about travelling Australia and I thought that would be really good but the reality was I had a job and a wife and house payments,a he said.

aMy family would say, a[approximately]Youare doing really well Greg,a but I wasnat happy.

aSo I went home one night and we sold the house, bought a campervan and my wife and I drove around Australia for five years a playing, writing and recording music along the way. …

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