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By Guest Hoyden on July 24, 2014
Guest Hoyden Bio: Our Guest Hoyden today is Adelaide writer, critic and editor Kerryn Goldsworthy, reproduced with permission from a post she made on Facebook.
By tigtog on July 14, 2014
… From Every Arnold Movie. I found this mashup weirdly cheering somehow.
By tigtog on June 27, 2014
One of BB King’s signature tunes is How Blue Can You Get, a perfect showcase for his lyrical soloes on “Lucille”, the famous Gibson guitar. In this 6-ish minute version from his appearance at Farm Aid 1985, the opening solo goes for over 3 minutes …
By tigtog on June 25, 2014
So how’d that “edgy” millennial social media strategy work out for you there?
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
By tigtog on June 6, 2014
I see an old post of mine about the Angels and their lead singer Doc Neeson and a certain song is getting some traffic over the last few days since his death. Looking at pictures, I can still feel that amazing energy he put into his performance.
By Orlando on May 30, 2014
Maya Angelou is one of the great figures of literature, and of humanity, of the modern age. Her death on Wednesday will be a sorrow to many, but also a prompt to stop and think about her outsized contribution to the total of both the justice and the beauty that exists in our world.
By Mindy on May 28, 2014
Do you ever wonder if you are living in a novel?
By Mary on May 25, 2014
Australian speculative fiction podcast Galactic Suburbia has just celebrated their 100th episode. I… found a picture of a cake! On the Internet!
By Orlando on May 21, 2014
This Sunday in Centennial Park, Sydney, is the Eastside Ride. From 9am to 3pm, Loch Avenue South area. Free music, yoga, Try2Wheels and general outdoorsy happy vibe. Tina Harrod will be playing at 2pm. This is a family event, with a bit of something for everyone. In support of green living and community togetherness.
By blue milk on May 7, 2014
The documentary film, Lost in Living from film-maker, Mary Trunk follows four women artists over seven years as they combine motherhood with their art careers and it will be streaming for free over this Mother’s Day weekend (9-11 May). No password will be required at this link. Enjoy! Motherhood is an endurance test that never […]
By tigtog on May 7, 2014
It’s so much bloody fun.
By Orlando on April 23, 2014
It’s Shakespeare! Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Probably. Nominally. Well, we know he was baptised on the 26th, and it was usual for that to happen about three days after the birth. Also he died on April 23rd, 52 years later, so it appeals to our sense of symmetry.
By tigtog on April 18, 2014
Quite a few people I know are fans of Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, centred upon a scapegrace Scots nobleman navigating the intrigues of the Tudor/Stewart/Suleiman era whose talents and flaws (and associated collateral damage body count) exceed those of Sherlock Holmes, Batman and Iron Man put together.
By Orlando on April 18, 2014
I’m feeling a bit Life, the Universe and Everything this week, so our Friday Hoyden is the space-hopping astrophysicist heroine of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Trisha McMillan, aka Trillian.