Tag: Arts

  • Lismore Flood Stories

    Lismore Flood Stories

    Every year in my hometown (Lismore) there are at least one or two occasions when the Wilson’s River floods.

    The earliest “big flood” I recall was in March 1974 (when I was aged eight).… Read the rest

  • Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday

    I went searching on Spotify and Youtube Music yesterday for a comprehensive album or playlist of the works of Billie Holiday. Though it’s been at least 35 years since I bought her recordings on vinyl, and a few years later on CD, I was keen to find a good digital collection.… Read the rest

  • My Ancestors Raised Pigs

    My Ancestors Raised Pigs

    I remember reading somewhere – maybe in a history of the Bega Show – that one of my ancestors was a champion pig breeder.

    I have no idea what that means.… Read the rest

  • Binge Drinking

    Binge Drinking

    “Has Mikkelsen ever been so good?” was the headline in the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet this week. Mads Mikkelsen (who is also featured in the film currently screening, “Chaos Walking) is the main actor in the film, “Another Round”.… Read the rest

  • Supernova + Stop Girl

    Supernova + Stop Girl

    “It’s was really weird in some ways, as I’ve known Sally for about thirty years”, I said to my friend as talked about the play “Stop Girl” at Belvoir Street Theatre.… Read the rest

  • Hamilton + Durian

    Hamilton + Durian

    I’ve only ever eaten durian in one of those sweet pancakes you will often find in an Asian bakery. I can vaguely remember the first time I tried it, thinking it was going to be one of those foods which smelled terrible, but tasted wonderful.… Read the rest