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Comment I Made about 1 month ago

Not no more you ain't.


Generic Venue Closing thread

Comment I Made about 1 month ago

Wasn't sure whether to put this in one of the venue openings threads, but anyway. I found this story really interesting, about a research project that's using mapping to explore the changing live music scenes in Melbourne and Sydney.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-12/the-changing-face-of-melbourne-and-sydney-live-music-scenes/6072620?WT.ac=localnews_melbourne

There's more info on the researcher's blog, and some chats might be interested in participating in the study: https://fromstkildatokingscross.wordpress.com/


the general Australian politics thread

Comment I Made about 1 month ago

This is shallow sound-bite politics, but it's hard not to smirk when you read this Abbott quote, from 27/2/2012:

''Given that one third of her parliamentary colleagues and a quarter of her cabinet colleagues have expressed their lack of confidence in her today, how can she claim to have a mandate to continue as Prime Minister?''


Melbourne Restaurant Recommendations #2

Comment I Made about 1 month ago

It's not new, but we revisited Rumi for the first time in ages last night and I was reminded just how consistently great it is. $65 for enough (vego) food for two people.


Socceroos......fucked?

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

What about McKay at right back and Milligan in the middle still? I dunno, it does present a bit of a conundrum, Franjic has been a reliable outlet going forward and surprisingly steady in defence. Can Behich play right back?

I thought the midfield for the Kuwait game looked good - Troisi, Jedinak and Luongo - but you do worry that they might get overrun if the Koreans get on top. I wouldn't start Bresh - he looked shot against China.


Gary the flavoured milk

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

Gary is no longer a flavoured milk, he is now a high energy top 40 cover band.


Summer of cricket 2014-2015

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

What's happened to Bird? Has he been injured? I saw him bowl a couple of overs in one of the silly BBL games the other night and was reminded what an excellent bowler he is - he bowls a consistently good line and swings the new ball around a bit, surely a better option than Siddle or Starc at this point (having said that, Starc's got the tools to be a great bowler, but can't seem to put them together for more than a few balls at at time).


Books read 2014

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

I'm pretty pumped to try some Alan Moorehead now too - he sounds like a great find.


Books read 2014

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

Nah, just a fast reader with plenty of spare time who spends too much time reading book reviews online.


Books read 2014

Comment I Made about 2 months ago

I knocked off 119 books this year, which is my readingest ever year I think. Lots of brilliant local books especially, including:

Only the Animals - Ceridwen Dovey: a series of shorts with an odd conceit that had me deeply sceptical after the first and completely won over by the last.

When the Night Comes - Favel Parret: a strangely affecting novel with stunning descriptions of land- (and sea-) scapes and great characterisation. If you don't fall in love with the ship at the centre of the story then you've got no heart.

Where Song Began - Tim Low: a tour de force on birds and evolution, which has a much broader appeal than that summary would make you think.

Foreign Soil - Maxine Beneba Clarke: a great collection of shorts by a brilliant writer.

Plus heaps of others (Sonya Harnett, Tony Birch, Sophie Cunningham and on and on) - we really do produce some brilliant writers and it's been great to remind myself of that this year.


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