Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker publicity shot

Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker

As soon as I saw it advertised, I booked tickets straight away. It was an evening at one of my favourite cabaret bars in Sydney - Bar Me - featuring one of my favourite cabaret singers - Tim Draxl - doing the works of one of my favourite jazz musicians - Chet Baker - so … Continue reading Tim Draxl sings Chet Baker

Looks like the work of Luke Temby on the walls of Surry Hills

Sat On My Lap

As Kate and I walked around the streets of Chippendale, we noticed posters featuring artwork by Luke Temby. I noticed another one tonight as I came home from dinner at Emad's on Cleveland Street. The art group I belong to has bought a couple of works by Temby, and he has created this crazy kind … Continue reading Sat On My Lap

Grant and Tim

What will Tim Draxl do next?

About half way through tonight's show by Tim Draxl at The Civic I found my mind wandering. "What's he going to do next?", I thought to myself, adding "He's done music, cabaret, films. Where's his headspace at?". Minutes later he articulated my very thoughts. "A lot of people have wondered what am I going to … Continue reading What will Tim Draxl do next?

Science, Fires and Merri-May

"Have you seen Merri-May perform before?", I was asked by the woman sitting near me at tonight's show. "Yes", I told her... "Many times. I think I could be a groupie". I have only a fairly vague memory of the first time I met Merri-May Gill, though I suspect it's probably about 10 years ago. … Continue reading Science, Fires and Merri-May

Michael Tyack and Tim Draxl at Supper Club

Tim Draxl

"Thanks for coming out tonight when you could have gone to the Bledisloe Cup" Tim Draxl declared at the opening of his show tonight, adding, "I don't even know what the Bledisloe Cup is". There was only one bloke in the room who looked remotely interested in the rugby, and he was there with his … Continue reading Tim Draxl

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cumming at the Opera House

Every time I go to the Opera House I take a photograph of either the Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Deep down, I know it's provincial and parochial to photograph some so-called "world icons", somehow holding on to a notion that Sydney is a "global city" whereas the other state capitals are "colonial … Continue reading Cumming at the Opera House