March Madness, Adelaide Style

It’s almost over for me, the March madness. And it’s both a relief and a cause of sadness.  Relief because I need my beauty rest and sadness because the end of the festival season means the long summer evenings are soon to be gone. The Adelaide Fringe and Womadelaide are events I participate in each…

Twittering, catching up on US politics and just reflecting

I am a twitterer and am probably more suited to the short format.  Whether it’s finding time for a concentrated bout of writing, short attention span or just my nature, I am not sure.  Most of my work day I spend at a screen and keyboard so I am probably a bit averse to logging…

The year that was – 2009

Well, 2009 went off without too many personal dramas.  I was fortunate  enough to go with Andrew to South America for 5 and a half weeks. From Late march till the end of May.  We were blessed with great weather everywhere we went which made trekking around very comfortable. I reunited with a travel companion…

Melbourne was Fab

Our 24 hours in Melbourne were heaps fun.  We did the very early flight over which gave us time to drop off bags at hotel in CBD, cruise the shops and lanes of Melbourne, grab a quick lunch and head off to the National Gallery of Victoria for the Salvador Dali exhibition before heading to…

Hot, Hot, Hot!

That’s what my weekend is gonna be! Not just the searing Adelaide Summer heat — it’ll be in the mid to high 30s Celsius all weekend and through next week — but Womad is on and the music promises to be so cool it will be hot. Looking forward to seeing Cesaria Evora, the barefoot diva from Cape Verde as well…

Zappa did Zappa

Wow! On 2 Dec 07 at Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide we saw Dweezil Zappa and band performing the music of Frank Zappa. This was not a tribute band. This was just a bunch of fabulous musos interpreting the music of the great man. Dweezil was cheerful and smiling contentedly throughout. His guitar playing seemed effortless.A great…

A baby boomer’s rock and roll moment

You know how when you start to get a bit older and you think you are still pretty cool, but you can’t read the menu any more, or see the controls on the stove or the TV remote? Well if you don’t know, you are younger than me by a bit. On Sunday night we…

Trinity Sessions: Paul Kelly Tribute

A musical gem in the heart of, well, um, actually, Clarence Park, just south of Goodwood, just out of Adelaide. The Trinity Sessions is a series of concerts organised by a very energetic and enthusiastic fellow called Roger Freeman. The Venue is the Trinity Uniting Church. The latest Trinity Session offering on 18 Nov 07…