Tuesday, September 15

the old Soak

Drive West Today has a brand spanking new gig
at the SOAK Bar in North Hobart
with the ethereal Biddy Connor
(Tim Finn, Grand Salvo, Kes Band, Jen Cloher, Laura Jean)


Sunday 4th of October, 7:30pm!!
(and $10 roasts)

some reviews -
"Composer-vocalist Biddy Connor gently inserted herself between the main works, presenting whimsical and yearning songs, self-accompanied on viola, which by means of simple technology turned into layered contrapuntal chants."
- The Age -

Kes Band review -
“Wordlessly stunning. Although the spectre of the Dirty Three hangs over the album (Biddy Connor’s violin is more elegant than ferocious), there is so much beauty on display, so much space and atmosphere, so much complexity and grace, that it is truly a record in its own class” - THE SUNDAY AGE **** four stars

Monday, September 14

A very succinct article about Australia's racist policies that I digged

Here's something that I reckon all you jokers should read and read-it-good!

Australia is a deceptive place, most Aussies are fooled by it.

Most of us reckon we're tolerant and kind blokes and sheilas with idiocyncracies to boot.

I'm not particularly into kicking Australia ... we've putting ourselves down for some time agreeing with ideas like "We ain't got no culture" or "We're just little England" and lots of other bits and bobs like the cultural cringe and things they write about a fair bit in Monthly magazine on a monthly basis.

But sometimes we just bloody ignore our past - not just our distant past, but even our recent past.

Did you know there is no Racial Vilification laws in the NT?