Monthly Archives: February 2014

fence post

I returned home after a weekend away & walked past the side of my house, where a paling fence separated us from the neighbours. At first I saw what looked like a bunch of rags caught in the gap between … Continue reading

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Robbie Williams Could it be Magic NOW?

Take that! The best interview with Robbie Williams took place tonight on ABC conducted by Sarah Fergusen. He was in Sydney prepping for his new album & forthcoming tour in Sept. I haven’t really followed his career; it began on … Continue reading

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have u seen this photo before

If anyone knows the area of India [?], the rank of the individual sitting in front of the wrestlers [?]; the photo is redolent of ambiguity.

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Entertaining Mr Sloane

I saw the movie today of the play by Joe Orton; it surprised me by its ending where brother & sister decide to marry Mr Sloane. The incestuous connotations were already anticipated by their dad, “dadda”, who lived with his … Continue reading

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The Parliament has no legislation

This week, federal parliament went into scrum mode; Chris Pyne complained that the opposition were disruptive; perversely, he was described by commentators as the WORST serial offender in the history of federal govt, having been ejected 30 or 40 times. … Continue reading

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Remember the railway overpass at Eddy Avenue, Central Sydney in the early 1970’s. The USA & Australia were at war with the Viet Cong; the Soviets had just invaded Czechoslovakia, 1968; some wit conflated both events and graffitied the overpass: … Continue reading

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a la recherche du temps perdu

Proust’s famous novel title says it all about the importance of memory in the landscape of human activity. Last Feb I holidayed in Bangkok where late one Fri night after a sumptuously spicy meal I was woken by my travelling … Continue reading

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