Recent Posts - page 50

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Friday Hoyden: Tina Harrod

    Close up of face of Tina Harrod wearing peacock feather earring.

    One of the great modern voices of Soul can be found in Sydney, if you keep your ear to the ground. Having the privilege of hearing Tina Harrod perform live is to be immersed in a wave of sound. Technical… Read More ›

  • Signal Boost: Global Rhythms World Music Festival

    The Eastern suburbs’ community radio station, Eastside Radio, which also happens to be a great jazz-specialist station, will soon be hosting their own World Music Festival right near Central Station. Saturday 19 October, 1-8pm, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, FREE.

  • And the gold goes to….

    TW: Discussions of rape culture and child sexual abuse The 21st annual Ernie awards were held at NSW Parliament House last night, and for the first time I was there for the … festivities? It’s a fun night, but also… Read More ›

  • Media Circus: grovelling to the royals edition

    Photo of Australian Parliament House (APH) in Canberra

    Ugh. It’s been so appalling that it’s taken me days to process it sufficiently to write even these few sentences.

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • Sunday Song: Heart pay tribute to Led Zeppelin

    Many of you may have already seen this, it’s nearly a year old, but I’ve only just caught up with it myself. Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart pay tribute to Led Zeppelin at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors with a kickarse performance of Stairway To Heaven. Robert Plant teared up a little bit towards the end.

  • The 65th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up!

    In blue on a white background, the DUFC logo: in a square with rounded corners, there is the female/feminine symbol; with the Southern Cross inside, above which it says 'Down Under' and below 'Feminists Carnival'.

    All the details on the latest edition and how to submit to the next one!

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Maybe if we all went barefoot?

    Are your shoes stopping you from buying a house?

  • Channeling Inigo Montoya: “Enormity”

    Sure, language moves on, yada yada, and usage shifts to what people most like the sound of, and “enormity” in particular somehow sounds more erudite than “enormousness”, so many people think it must be a more correct word for something that is huge or immense. Yeah, no.