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Making gravy

What a concert. It kicked off at 5pm. You know how at some concerts the support acts are a bit half-rate, fledgling bands still finding their feet? Not a bit of it here. All superb. Marlon Williams. Kate Miller-Heidke. Courtney Barnett. And then headliner, Paul Kelly. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl was packed, and no wonder -- this gig had sold out months ago. I don't think I

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Sights of Old Melbourne Town – as seen in music videos

Dragon: Are You Old Enough (1978) -- around Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, including the now-gone behaviour of riding the running board on a tram, and a Silvertop taxi back when they really did have a silver top. John Paul Young: Yesterday's Hero (1975) -- around Swanston Street Paul Kelly: Leaps and Bounds -- mostly the Nylex sign, of course Everyone knows this one... AC/DC: It's A Lon

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What ever happened to…?

Last night's talk between Paul Kelly and Robert Forster appeared to be a sell-out. (Marita managed to get last minute tickets.) They chatted for quite a while about Paul's new book, he sang a couple of songs (Sweet Guy, and You Broke A Beautiful Thing), and answered questions. The best question: What ever happened to the characters in To Her Door? Paul came up with an eloquent, almost poe