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Category Archives: reviews
ed:..there is one big mystery for me re third degree.. ..who was it who told the co-comperes..that it was a good idea/look to affect the montgomery burns stoop/forward-lean..? ..i get so worried that gravity will prevail with one/either of them… … Continue reading
(ed:..today we get the bad news that judith durham is in hospital in australia sufferng from a brain-haemorrhage. ..we wish her well..and celebrate the fact she has one of the most beautiful voices of the last half-century.. ..here she is … Continue reading
“..The old Ripley’s Believe it or Not newspaper comic had a huge and lasting impact on me as a youngster. Neal Thompson has just published his new biography of Ripley – - titled “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant … Continue reading
“..Singers and songwriters from Robbie Williams to Suggs – - talk tell us the tunes that proved definitive for them. Brian Wilson “‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ from the Beatles’ album – to this day I am still very … Continue reading
“..From Malibu beach houses to New York City penthouses – - stars own some of the most beautiful pads in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 37 Celebrity Homes That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS).
“..Cut to Coachella and the pyramid. Now I was really pissed! All these people talking about Daft Punk online – and out in nightlife in New York City. I had danced to them DJing on dance floors in Miami at … Continue reading
“..On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth – let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man..”
“..Hitler’s favourite composer was a monster – - but he should still be celebrated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth, let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man – Comment – … Continue reading
“..Out of tune with the hustling digital world – - his singular – deeply personal books – - continue to inspire and intrigue..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WG Sebald’s quietly potent legacy | Books | guardian.co.uk.
“..Much about Google’s wearable computing project has come from people who haven’t used it. We spoke to one person who has – – and who wrote an app for taking pictures by winking..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Google Glass: what … Continue reading
(ed:..great lyrics/performance/song. ..and has some of the greatest musical lyrics ever.. ..”..well my friends have gone – and my hair is grey.. ..i ache in the places that i used to play..” (no flash video with this one..but the song … Continue reading
“..The oldest film on this list is from 1896 – - the newest is from last year..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema | Nerve.com.
“..The writer’s restless odyssey – and his new life “On the Road”..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kerouac: Angel-headed hipster – Salon.com.
“..but I guess I was just scarred for life that one time my grandmother criticized me for farting in public – when I was 6 years old. Even the bathroom hasn’t been a safe refuge ever since!..’ (cont..) go to … Continue reading
“..We attended the launch of the HTC One in Sydney – all the way back in February. The phone took much longer than expected to reach shelves- leaving it awkwardly peeking out from the Samsung Galaxy S4′s shadow. It’s unfortunate … Continue reading
(ed:..this is off the getting better/more significant with age graceland album.. ..a couple of weeks ago i listened to graceland after not hearing it for a long time.. ..and i was seriously impressed..there are few better produced albums around.. ..and … Continue reading
“..The last resting place of the ‘Great Gatsby’ author is a long way from the Jazz Age glamour of his novel..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> F Scott Fitzgerald’s novels are read by millions, but he was buried in near anonymity … Continue reading
“..They were the controversial literary and artistic set whose members were said to have ‘lived in squares and loved in triangles’. In a rare interview Olivier Bell talks about the discovery that throws new light on life at Charleston..” (cont..) … Continue reading
“..To some – Bono is the ultimate celebrity philanthropist – the leather-clad rocker who cajoles presidents into committing billions to help the world’s poorest. But according to a scathing new biography – - the U2 singer is an “ambassador for … Continue reading
“..Britain’s greatest living Australian – (pace any UK-resident Murdochs, of course) – is leading his band in a boiling – surging – argy-bargy-blues set. He sings “Honey Bee (Let’s Fly to Mars)” with a perma-frown – his equine nostrils aflare … Continue reading
q & a:..a mini-review…it’s a tory kinda morning..ryall..banks..and old-tory paul east..try to sell the unsellable..
today we have a twofer..as comperes..susan wood..and the person who should be given the job..corin dann.. ..dann interviews the ever-unctuous tony ryall.. ..dann asks ryall why no mum and dad investors in the end..(and lets ryall not answer the question..) … Continue reading
the nation:..a mini-review..tim groser confirms he is ‘just sticking to the script’..and makes his case for us to link up with the other american client-states in sth america..y’know..!..all those horrific rightwing dictatorships/narco-states..)
ed:..nick smith is up first..on housing..trying to sell this dodgy/affordable-housing-free plan dreamed up by him and len brown.. ..(a plan that includes what brown promised not to do…to increase sprawl (by creating a big payday for the elites who also … Continue reading
“..new designs and models – - all inspired by the cheap consumer guitars of the 50s and 60s – - from Danelectro and Harmony – to Supro and Silvertone.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Oral surgeon’s quest to reimagine the garage-band … Continue reading
“..Oh great: Yet another dumbed-down MSM rumination on snark – - that mix of sarcasm and reductive wit that’s come to dominate modern online discourse. Like all snark attacks this one quickly traces its history from Mark Twain’s caustic dis-missives … Continue reading
“..Anyone that bikes dreams of riding a Tron Light Cycle. Revolights – a set of wheel-mounted LEDs – now makes that dream a little closer to reality – - and a new built-in version is helping that system become even … Continue reading
“..Electric vehicle prices are coming down – - but the cost of chargers has always hovered in the $1,000-$2,000 range. That’s changing with the introduction of a residential charger for a scant $450..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> At Long Last, … Continue reading
“..usually my dinner parties are miserable failures – - in which people start ordering sushi in front of me – - like I’m not even there..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet – The Cut.
“..The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne on the heartbreak and mid-life crisis that inspired new album The Terror..”
“..I have never talked about my love life in an interview before. But Wayne Coyne – frontman of the Flaming Lips – has a way of getting things out of you. And he has a knack of taking you spectacularly … Continue reading
“..Who else stood the test of Fergie time? – From Thatcher to Jagger – meet the people who stayed at the top of their game for a generation..”
“..Sir Alex Ferguson’s longevity is almost unique – but not quite. So – whether they’re politicians or cooks – what do the titans who define a generation have in common? Our writers surveyed the field..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Who … Continue reading
“..The Great Gatsby review: Long – gaudy – and flawed – but there is much to admire in Baz Luhrmann’s stonking lack of subtlety..”
“..Leonardo DiCaprio segues with utter conviction in the title role – - from the suave – semi-mythical party host – - to his neurotic – lovelorn – alter ego – - and back again..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Great … Continue reading
“..They make music that is unashamedly intellectual and melancholic – yet the National are one of those rare bands revered by critics and fans alike. And their sixth album may well be their best yet..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The … Continue reading
“..Its state TV headquarters has been called the big underpants. Now China’s official newspaper has a phallic tower to match..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Does Beijing’s new People’s Daily building remind you of anything? | Art and design | guardian.co.uk.
“..Rotten banks – dodgy cops – MPs on the fiddle. A conference on public life has evidence to topple long-held assumptions..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scandal: Just how corrupt is Britain? – Crime – UK – The Independent.
“..This is what happens when you give the Wolfsburg brain trust an unlimited budget and tell them to build a concept car for a tuner show: Utter. Madness..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Volkswagen Makes a Bonkers Supercar Out of a … Continue reading
“..The 2013 Locus Awards final ballot has been announced – - and as ever – it is a fabulous guide signposting some of the very best published science fiction and fantasy in the past year – - a perfect place … Continue reading
“..He co-wrote the Beach Boys’ Smile – - and now works with everyone from Rufus Wainwright to Skrillex..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Van Dyke Parks: ‘I was victimised by Brian Wilson’s buffoonery’ | Music | The Guardian.
“..The first major study of tiger moms is out. The kids have worse grades – - and they are more depressed and more alienated from their parents..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> “Tiger Mom” study shows the parenting method doesn’t work. … Continue reading
“..the glossary of Surrealist concepts..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dictionary of Surrealism and the Graphic Image – Boing Boing.
“..There is no question that Bowie changed the way many people looked in the 1970s – 1980s – even 1990s. He set styles. Fashion designers—Alexander McQueen – Yamamoto Kansai – Dries van Noten – Jean Paul Gaultier – et al. … Continue reading
“..The latest stage of David Bowie’s remarkable comeback is a video for his song “The Next Day”. And he has chosen to mine the rich seam of Christian imagery – following a path set by a number of modern videos. … Continue reading
“..Urgent Architecture – by Bridgette Meinhold – looks at sustainable solutions ranging from basic shelters to ecohomes. Some are prototypes – others are being tested – and some are common in disaster areas..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Humanitarian intent: Urgent … Continue reading