Category: music

Week 26/2021: soften

Week of 28 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I wanted to work on going to bed earlier, taking baby steps rather than trying to change everything all at once. So my new plan was to try and shut everything down by 9.45 on...

30 days of undone things

In December 2011, Amy wrote a blog post about making a 2011 mix tape of what she was listening to (right here). She said: In 2009 I made a Mix Tape (CD) of my favourite songs from that year. Not songs that were necessarily released that year, but my...

Death’s Dateless Night

St David’s Cathedral, on the corner of Murray and Macquarie Streets in Hobart, is a building I see almost every day and, consequently, have become immune to its presence. Originally it was a replacement for the wooden St David’s Church that was erected in St David’s Park over the...

Paul Kelly

I love Paul Kelly. He’s my favourite artist of forever. The last time I saw him (other than at Hobart airport when I had to move Kramstable, who was dancing round, totally oblivious to the fact that he was between most people and the bathrooms, out of Mr Kelly’s way...

The final countdown

For the past four years I’ve spent my Tuesday evenings tucked away in the studio of the Derwent Valley’s community radio station, TYGA FM, bringing back fabulous music from the 1980s that never really went away. I haven’t written much about my life in community radio, because there didn’t seem...

Book 23/24: Changeling

You’re probably sick of hearing me say, “I didn’t know much about [author of the book of the moment] until I read the book”, so I’ll simply say Mike Oldfield’s story was nothing like I’d expected. I remember when I was in Grade 7 one of the older kids...

Week in Review: 19-25 January 2014

Monday was the last day of our holiday. We took a short walk through the forest at the back of the hotel before we left. The rest of the day we spent driving home and feeling a bit frustrated that we were stuck in the car on the day...

A right royal day out

A right royal day out London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom ‘When’s the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace?’ asked Lil Sis on the day we arrived in London. It turns out this happens every second day during autumn and winter, and this matched up nicely with our...

Walk in Her Shoes – Challenge Week Update

It’s Thursday and I’ve passed the half way mark of the Care Australia Walk in Her Shoes Challenge. My personal challenge this week is to walk 20,000 steps each day, which is double my normal step goal. To do this, I’ve been walking as much as I can –...

they might be giants

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