Category Archives: Art, music, letters

I’m sure they’re not laughing now

In writing the book, obviously I had to recall what happened that morning at the desk, the words that were exchanged. And I wasn’t in a position to ring Channel 9 and ask for a copy of my final show, … Continue reading

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David Gulpilil, c. 1953 – 29 November 2021

As a boy, I was mesmerised by him in the sublime classic, Storm Boy, and remember thinking how lucky the eponymous lad was to have such a friend. Pretty much from then on, he was my favourite Australian actor. If … Continue reading

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She wasn’t consulted

Claudia Lennear, inspiration behind ‘Brown Sugar,’ regrets song leaving Rolling Stones’ live set. It’s just a great riff. It’s a great hook. Keith Richards plays those first two notes, everyone is on their feet, everybody’s clapping, dancing, singing. When I … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

Bryan Adams Test Positive for Covid for Second Time This Month.

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Tiananmen. Always.

Spectacularly vindicated: The Age cartoonist Michael Leunig axed after anti-Dan Andrews cartoon. Gay feels this type of cartoon is not in line with public sentiment, and The Age’s readership, who it does seem are largely in favour of the Andrews … Continue reading

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If we come together as a nation, we can get through this too

Daniel Johns says Silverchair won’t reform — and he will never play live again. As Matthew Walther points out, rock ‘n roll died years ago anyway: Fast forward to 2021 and it is difficult to escape the conclusion that rock … Continue reading

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Tim Blair, scourge of plastic turkeys, bags another one

AN astounding claim by Malcolm Turnbull in his newspaper – the Guardian – about the January 6 Capitol ‘riot’ caught Blair’s attention. How could it not? Here’s what Malcolm Ex wrote: They assembled in their thousands. Trump wound them up … Continue reading

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Don’t tell Twitter about their rude tribute to Kristina Keneally

TO be honest, I’d often wondered how Stones bassist Darryl Jones and long-term back-up singers Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler felt about performing a song referencing the whipping and raping of slave girls. But they’re not children and don’t need … Continue reading

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High Dungeon

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Charlie’s Good Tonight

CELEBRITY demises don’t move me for an obvious reason: I didn’t know the celebrities. Naturally, I emphathise with the bereaved but, alas, lack Bill Clinton’s gift of feeling their pain. The sad news of Rolling Stone Charlie Watts’ death in … Continue reading

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