Category: music

Week 17/2024: Somatic stagecraft

Week of 22 April 2024 It was a quiet week. I had Monday off to recover from the holiday and Thursday was a public holiday. Somatic Stagecraft On Saturday I went to a workshop called Somatic Stagecraft with Jem Nicholas and Bec Tilley. Jem is an Alexander Technique teacher,...

Week 12/2024: Sea songs and chicken homes

Week of 18 March 2024 After a fabulous Tasmania Reads week, I got to exercise my democratic right to vote on Saturday. I’m leaving this election day outfit here. If you know, you know. Songs of the Sea I suppose you could say Friday night’s conversation about Tasmanian wild...

Week 5/2024: Dreamworld

Week of 29 January 2024 I had a couple of fun nights out this week. Here’s the story of one of them. Pet Shop Boys I have loved Pet Shop Boys since I first saw them on Countdown in 1986. (Might actually have been the original release of ‘Opportunities’...

Week 50/2023: Modernism and macros

Modernism and macros Week of 11 December 2023 Marvellous modernism This week I worked on blog posts about the modernism walking tour Lil Sis and I did with architect Bronwen Jones as part of Open House Hobart. There was so much material, I had to split it into two...

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...