"Do you think he's actually written the book himself?", a colleague asked me the other day when I told her I'd been reading the Matthew Mitcham autobiography, "Twists & Turns". "Oh yeah, absolutely", I said. In some ways, reading the story of Matthew Mitcham was like reading a fairly lengthy blogpost. As well as the … Continue reading Matthew Mitcham
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
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
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?
"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