Things I like: Here

I feel a great sense of gratitude that the great conspiracy that is life and the universe unfolded in a way this week that I was able to see David Byrne perform in concert in Sydney. I saw Talking Heads perform at Narara ’84 as part of the Stop Making Sense tour, and it was […]

Fish nightmare

Easy to lament now that I never became a cryptozoologist, but they weren’t offering degree courses in pseudoscience when I left school. I love cryptozoology and forteana, but the thing I love most is enthusiasm in others. My interests dip and wane and run all over the place. I admire single minded people whose love […]

Happy Poeday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR ALLAN POE!! Even though you are dead, you are still keeping up the good work, I see. (Everything here blatantly stolen from somebody else, but that’s what good artists do.)   Oh … and this (late entry)

And they said you’d never make it …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANE MACGOWAN! “I believe in miracles,” Shane MacGowan said recently in response to a question about his religious beliefs … . “I’ve seen miracles happen in my life. It’s a miracle every morning when you wake up.” “I’m concentrating on my health at the minute,” … and to this end he has given up […]

Paper Lace, 1974

I. Billy Be a hero The rest of us will creep out the back Our wives were happy Our kids were happy They didn’t care about Billy After all, their Dads came back.   II. The night Chicago died There was nothing good on TV I went to bed early and missed it all. Dammit!