I shall return! Just snowed under with life at the moment, big changes afoot and lots to sort. Will return to regular blogging shortly
12 October 2014
So it seems that Perth is an apocalyptic zombie wasteland at 7am on a Sunday morning
|I mean all it needs is Rick from The Walking Dead riding his horse down this street, amiright?|
|Not a single person walking the streets with me|
|Ok so maybe no actual zombies but I did see these zombie crows eating polystyrene|
... ok just normal crows, but they were angry
08 October 2014
For the past few days and for the next few weeks I'm working in the city. This means I get to walk to work. I'm really enjoying it, so much better than crawling in traffic there and back. But you do get to see some cool and some odd things along the way...
|Cool: Inflatable igloo for the Awesome Festival|
|Cool: This adverticing is the best, usually it's rolled up when the shop opens so you can only see it really early of really late in the day|
|Odd: Another door okay? I'm not going to say which one, you figure it out (I counted 3 in that direction, your chances are fair to good)|
04 October 2014
The Ballad of the Skeletons
Stormie Mills has added to his piece titled The Passing of Freedom with a new sections titles The Ballad of the Skeletons. From Stormie's Facebook page:
The title of the work is a reference to the poem of the same name by the late Allen Ginsberg who became an unlikely MTV star when he collaborated with Paul McCartney and Philip Glass on the musical adaption of the poem. Ginsberg was keenly aware of the power of music and film in conveying his messages of social and political change with the video directed by Gus Van Sant.
If you're in the mood for a bit more Stormie action then click here for posts that go back to 2006,
01 October 2014
Just got in from a most awesome Bill Bailey gig. He mentioned this Ronan Keating cover of Fairytale of New York and his fav comment from the stream of abuse posted under it on YouTube (being the title of this post). Dear god, my ears, I'm retching here listening to this...
My sincerest apologies if you listened to that in its entirety. If you did do that (seriously don't do that, no I mean it, stop after the first 2 lines... STOP!) then there is of course only one cure
30 September 2014
29 September 2014
It's the kid in me that draws me to the Royal Show every few years. The nostalgia is very strong with me. Sadly most of the old school pavilions and cattle yards and the like are long gone, yet it still has its own charm. Had an awesome 6 hours there yesterday...
|jumped on the chair lift, which is not a great idea for someone like me who doesn't really enjoy heights|
|just a boy ridin along with a rasta banana|
|end of the ride|
27 September 2014
Time to expand a little on this earlier Old Perth post. Going to focus on the building that used to stand at the Wellington St end of the Horseshoe Bridge. The old Railway Offices. Photos taken circa 1923.
|The movies being advertised at The Majestic Theatre are "Fools of Fortune" (1922) and "The Buster" (1923), starring Dustin Farnum. Note the Boans building in the background|
|The reverse angel with the roof of the Old Perth Markets behind the advertising signs in the background|
As cool as these photos are, I think the most striking thing to note is that those bloody roadworks in Wellington St started back in 1923 and god knows when they'll finish em.