December 2019

I spent 160,226 minutes listening to music on Spotify last year (down from 205K minutes in 2015), and what the heck do I have to show for it? People think that playlists are cool. Playlists are good background music, but they do nothing to improve musical...

What a beautiful soul. Of course, I am talking about Tuka, a Sydney based hip-hop producer and rapper, who played a concert at the Howler in Brunswick, Melbourne on Saturday night. It was amazing. Howler is a really amazing venue in Dawson Street in Brunswick. The...

What are your favourite things to do on a Saturday morning? Top of my list is creative writing and brunch. I should be at the gym, but that is for another story another time. It is essentially my first weekend of holidays and I want...

In an ideal world, I did find, breathing within a warehouse in Abbotsford, an exhibition that explored the rich world of our human senses. I wanted to be made more aware of all the ways that we engage with the world sensually. As it was,...

I am not sure I have really nailed it, to be honest. And right now, my mind feels like it has been grinding through concrete. Maybe it is the music! There is a mindfulness to artmaking, or at least a patience and perseverance. This work took quite a long...

I am not sure when exactly the music of Amber Mark crossed my radar. As it can be with Spotify, it can be like listening to a jungle of tunes sometimes, and it can take some time to identify one particular artist or to explore...

I have had this niggling desire to get messy most of the day. It must be the trashiest public holiday in the Melbourne calendar, and I went to a crazy house party last night, where everyone was doing shots and smoking herb. I didn't partake...

Melbourne weather is something else. Yesterday evening, the heat was so incredibly oppressive. It was only 35 degrees I think, but walking home after dinner, it felt like a late summer February evening not an early November evening. I was half awake when the cool change...