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Riverboats Music Festival 2020

By | February 16th, 2020|holidays, music, parks and gardens|

I think the thing that struck me about the Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca over the past weekend was how organised it was. There was ample shade from beautiful big gum trees and umbrellas as well as lots of seating that could be rearranged to suit guest's needs. Perhaps because guests were allowed to bring [...]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon – a story of friendship and compassion

By | February 8th, 2020|cinema|

The French sign-off 'tendrement' is the quality of my mood after seeing the most beautiful and amazing movie - The Peanut Butter Falcon, at Cinema Nova this afternoon. It was a little emotionally challenging at the beginning. I wasn't sure what kind of B-grade piece of daytime television it was going to be. But the [...]

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Triple J Hottest 100 – 2019

By | February 2nd, 2020|holidays, music, radio|

Improved musical literacy did provide something of an advantage come the Triple J Hottest 100 though. Voting was easier this year. It was easy to identify the songs that I loved from the list provided. I voted early and was gutted to find that Oscar Wilde by The Cat Empire was not on the list. [...]

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Spotify Wrapped 2019

By | December 5th, 2019|music|

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 literacy and they are a one way street to [...]

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Tuka at the Howler – Selling Me Out Tour

By | November 18th, 2019|music|

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 entrance opens up from a public car park into [...]

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Libertine and Co on a sunny Saturday

By | November 16th, 2019|bars and restaurants, holidays|

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 to spend it sitting in the sun at Libertine and [...]

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Forbidden – a world of the senses

By | November 15th, 2019|art|

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, it was an audio-visual performance in two parts. And I [...]

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Amber Mark – talent, heart, and soul

By | November 11th, 2019|music, weather|

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 more. The song that was on my saved songs list, [...]

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