Music writer/critic, lecturer Sydney University, “cloth-eared poltroon”@ SMH/Guardian/Rhythms & http://bernardzuel.net. Media trainer/playlist maker, brown type
Eight guitars, a hundred ideas, a lifetime’s experience - a few of the things involved in Amanda Brown’s “debut”. A composer & collaborator goes solo. And goes really well.
Public abusers in plain sight across two programs, two countries, similar blindness. Cosby Kitagawa
This week's playlist brought to you by Brigitte Bardot, @BeeGees , Bobby Byrd, & @babithamusic ; @thecure , @ElvisCostello , Catherine McQuade & @CarolineRoseFM , & people not starting with B or C, like @GordiMusic , XTC @depechemode , Art Pepper & Folly Group.
Farewell the season in company of @jencloher , Peggy Lee & Alan Jackson, @thechicks & LaVern Baker, @julesmusicxo & Emitt Rhodes, @raechelwhit & The Saints, @CharleyCrockett & Pylon, @enattendantana & Hoodoo Gurus, @roisinmurphy & Kay Johnson.+15 more gems
And I dare call myself a Druid? Why did I not wear my flower crown to @florencemachine tonight? What WAS I thinking? #fashionfauxpas
No doubt the media going hard at a horrendous clubs/gaming lobby for its social destruction & political corruption will take aim at the racing/gambling industry for the same. What’s that? One advertises heavily, one doesn’t? That wouldn’t matter with a moral issue right? Hahahaha
Harry who? #morningpop #wednesdayvinyl #tomjones #18goldengreats
Listening to Tom Jones & thinking that I can accept that “god didn’t make little green apples” & that “there’s no such thing as … Mother Goose” but while I’m no meteorologist, i query that “it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time”. #truthinsong
While marking the 40th anniversary of Blue Monday, WindBackWednesday expands the remit to a @SydOperaHouse Vivid show (sans Hooky, sans orchestra) for @neworder where business wasn't work at all for an evening of "sunshine melancholy".
Netball Australia should say thank you, again, continually, to the national team. Some stains you wouldn't be able to wash away.
Reading Katharine Murphy, Julia Baird, Laura Tingle, Samantha Maiden & Jacqueline Maley is a reminder every week that the likes of Chris Uhlmann, Phil Coorey, Paul Kelly et al are not just yesterday's men but today's embarrassment.
When is the first flight to Biloela? Asking for quite a few million Australians.
A morning where it's good to be reminded that Laura Tingle is one of a handful of actual grownups in the Canberra gallery.
Is the rest of the media embarrassed by its efforts in comparison with the work @SquigglyRick has/still is doing on Robodebt & the RC, or is professional pride & shame so five minutes ago?