Today’s Subjects theme is … Music! Runner-up: Post your own favourite Musical Cheez week here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear. Please post a link to a FULL webpage, rather than a direct link to an… Read More ›
I grew up as a folkie. Lots of people in our bushwalking club were also folkies, so we had serious singing around the campfire as well as going along to many ceilidhs and festivals. The voice of Mary Travers was one of our icons.
Stuff I’m reading [click through to the links for context]: I’m reading girlejones at mynxii’s place: The arts are the mechanism through which individuals of society express themselves, commentate and protest. It’s what gives individuals a voice and it’s a… Read More ›
I’ve finished transcribing Triple J’s Hack programme on the “Hottest 100 of All Time”. For the background on this, see these previous posts: “Was the Hottest 100 Of All Time sexist? asks Triple J’s Hack” “Alternative Youth Music Station Thinks… Read More ›
A couple of weeks ago, guest Hoyden Orlando asked why Triple J’s first draft of a “potted history of music” failed to showcase significant numbers of women. (The history has since been edited.) The “Hottest 100 Of All Time” has… Read More ›
Today’s Guest Hoyden is regular commentor orlando, who returned to Sydney last year after a time living in the UK. Over at Triple J right now it’s “Male Week”. The ABC’s Australia-wide, government funded youth music radio station has dedicated… Read More ›
Wow, I look away from Twitbin for an hour and it explodes: Michael Jackson taken to hospital after being found not breathing, then announced as in a coma and then pronounced dead.
One of my kids’ schools desperately needs new/better sound amplification equipment in their auditorium. What they currently have is not only inadequate even if it was working properly (need at least another pair of speakers to fill the space acoustically),… Read More ›