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Delayed

My delayed Valentine’s Day present arrived last night, in the form of tickets to the Paul Kelly concert at the newly re-named Hamer Hall (aka the Concert Hall at the Victorian Arts Centre). A more mixed crowd than your average standing-up gig. A worrying number of oldies. I suppose what you lose on the enthusiasm  ... [More]

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Home life music

Quick update

Tickets for The Who went on sale last Sunday. At $99 to $199. Yikes. I considered booking, depending on whether or not good but cheap seats could be had. But then I found the damn Ticketek web site demanding some long-forgotten username and password (with no hints on the e-mail they had sent me), so  ... [More]

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music

Who’s nostalgic?

Back in my childhood years, there was only one band I really loved: The Beatles. Somehow I found them fascinating through the 70s and 80s, to the point where my mother got sick of hearing my almost-worn-out Sgt Pepper cassette. Then in my late teens, a friend brought over a music video to try and  ... [More]

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Film Food'n'drink Home life music

The weekend defined

Tardy: The arrival of dishes on the table in the Thai restaurant on Friday night. Superb when they arrived, but boy, you know something’s gone wrong when the entree is the last thing that turns up. Sharp: Maisie The Dog’s claws, in her enthusiasm to greet me when visiting, which went into my wrist and  ... [More]

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Home life music

5am rain

It was about 5am when the noise of pouring rain woke me this morning.

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Clothes music

Mirage?

It must be the heat, but I thought as I walked home this morning that I saw a bloke wearing a Barry Manilow t-shirt. Nah, can’t have been.

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Film music

Loud

Top CDs/songs to play really loudly when you realise you no longer have neighbours to annoy, and even if you did annoy someone you can’t be evicted because you’re moving next week anyway: Hoodoo Gurus: 1000 Miles Away Paul Kelly: Deeper Water the Edge Of Darkness soundtrack Most of Who’s Next, obviously and Led Zeppelin  ... [More]

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music

Awful, awful, awful

I used to love newsagents. I could go into a newsagent and potter around among the stationery, look to see what books they had, glance at the newspaper headlines, and delve through the computer and other geeky magazines before (maybe) making a purchase. I can’t do that any more. I can’t stay a second longer  ... [More]

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music

A quiet Monday night’s mosh

Last night I found myself with a couple of mates enjoying a concert at the Central Club in Richmond. It started with the support to the support: a band I’d never heard of and have now forgotten the name of. John and I were listening to each song, trying to decide which other act they  ... [More]

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Melbourne music

Sing along with 75,000

On Saturday night the MCG was the place to be. It was the venue for the day/night Mushroom 25th birthday charity concert, a concert with most of the biggest names in the Australian music industry – Baaaaaarnsey!, Mossey, and umm… Molly, Kelly, Dannii and Kylie. Not to mention an reformation by those members of INXS  ... [More]