Category Archives: Art, music, letters

I Did But See Him Farsing By…

Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to make application: Australia’s first official poet laureate to be appointed. There’s a man of letters named Albo, Who waves off what’s hard with a “hell-no.” When he aped a forte once Ming’s The question was … Continue reading

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Would we even know how?

MAKE ARCHITECTURE ART AGAIN. Patience: Duomo di Firenze – designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 and consecrated in 1436

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What sort of man accompanies his fiancée to a tiara fitting?

She even invited us to Buckingham Palace to try them on.” – Harold Markle

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History or Harrying?

Benedict XVI is dead. His right-hand man is about to come out swinging. (Thanks to Buccaneer).

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Breakfast Is Served

He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on … Continue reading

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Not Recommended For Children

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

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Judith Durham

More than Melba and cuter than Kylie, her song is as Aussie as a maggie’s in the morning. Vale.

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Bin Laden

■ 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.

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How good are doggos?

Simpatico: Working dog whistling demonstration stuns crowd at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show.

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An Enormous Amount of Artists

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

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‘Hello Americans. We want to thank you for all your sanctions.’

You’ll have to concentrate on what Natasha from #Russia is saying – which isn’t easy to do. 🙂

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Don Squixote

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Wanted: Female Plonkers and Brown Mediocrities

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

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When Halls of Fame Run Out of Fame

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

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$100,000 culturally appropriated

Let me guess; it’s searing: A memoir of abuse and racism wins Australia’s richest writing prize.

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A song more 1970s than the Leyland P76

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

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On Australia’s Pseudo-Herodotus

An excellent book review by historian’s historian, Ross Fitzgerald: The Eclipse of Manning Clark.

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Needle And The Damage Done

Neil Young demands his music be removed from Spotify over “fake information about vaccines”.

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