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Category Archives: Art, music, letters
THE historical reasons are flimsy but St Mary of the Cross (Mackillop) is patroness of the Brisbane archdiocese. And this is how she’s honoured in St Stephen’s Chapel in the city’s cathedral precinct. Conventional post-conciliar neo-iconoclasm, the work is already … Continue reading
More than Melba and cuter than Kylie, her song is as Aussie as a maggie’s in the morning. Vale.
■ Lisa Wilkinson’s tell-all memoir hits the Kmart bargain bins with prices drastically slashed. ■ Doctor Dud: Jill Biden Biography Sells Just 250 Copies in First Week.
Simpatico: Working dog whistling demonstration stuns crowd at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show.
Who won’t finance a bid: Hill End artist cottages out to tender, prompting panic in art community. Mr Sciberras says he has fielded “hundreds of desperate comments” in response to the news. “There is an enormous amount of artists of … Continue reading
You’ll have to concentrate on what Natasha from #Russia is saying – which isn’t easy to do. 🙂
Today, if you are a white male artist, you are not so interesting. It doesn’t mean to say you’re not a great artist – I think it’s more that this isn’t what is relevant for people now. You have to … Continue reading
The first thing to say about The Complete List of 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees is that at least a third of them are not rock & rollers. Dolly Parton? Dionne Warwick? Lionel Richie? One other name … Continue reading
Let me guess; it’s searing: A memoir of abuse and racism wins Australia’s richest writing prize.
IN 1974 she became the first Australian recording artist to sell more than one million singles in the US market. (A million and a half, actually). South Australian Sister of Mercy, Sr Janet Mead, made “The Lord’s Prayer” a rock … Continue reading
An excellent book review by historian’s historian, Ross Fitzgerald: The Eclipse of Manning Clark.
Neil Young demands his music be removed from Spotify over “fake information about vaccines”.
Michael Avenatti says guards only let him read Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ in Manhattan federal jail.
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Inflation Hit 7 per cent in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982. The Billboard Hot 100 for 1982 is rich pickings. What a rocking year for music. I’ve chosen the Go-Gos’ smash hit because it evokes wonderfully … Continue reading
I remember seeing Linda Ronstadt for the first time on an album cover when I was a teenager and thinking, wow, she’s cuter than any button could hope to be. (Recollection told virtuously). I wasn’t aware then that not only … Continue reading