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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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The cool change on a lovely Saturday morning

By | November 2nd, 2019|weather|

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 started late last night. That is the beauty of [...]

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The Noble Experiment for wine and tunes

By | November 1st, 2019|bars and restaurants, music|

It is a new world. Always a new world! Not so much fun writing on my iPad, but maybe it slows things down...increases awareness. This is all for another post in a different universe. For now, I am...ahem, writing a review of an old favourite haunt in my neighbourhood. I think The Noble Experiment has [...]

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