Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday night sounds

Care of the best the best person I know from Dubbo.

King Creosote Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123

Mt Gibraltar

Rock the Kasbah

Hey, so plans to visit the Middle East have changed into something else... but turns out on Saturday night I could have been in a restaurant in Beirut or Amman and not a little flat in Kingston.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chit chat

It went from Bluebird (one word) to Blue Ivy, to the science of magpies. Did you know they prefer to swoop redheads and people riding bikes? Then to Doodlemans (or is that Doodlemen?), Panda-anus and possums on poles. Mix in some analysis of BeyoncĂ© and her relationship with Jay Z, throw in a potential conspiracy theory and there you have tonights dinner party conversation. 

Oh. And the Spice Girls documentary is great - not just interesting, but educational too.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Blood orange season

Sure, blood orange season is longer than it used to be with imported oranges and all that - but true blood orange season just lasts a few weeks. That magical time where blood oranges are everywhere! And they are cheap, and fresh and full of dark, ruby red juice.

What better way to celebrate than a negroni with a hint of fresh blood orange? (apparently this way ...but let's just move on to 2014's better way, though probably sub par because that beautiful dog is missing)

Equal parts campari, gin and vermouth - stir over ice, add juice of half a blood orange. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Remedy - Lonsdale Street Roasters takes Belcompton

Unbelievable. Brod dogs was one thing, but Lonsdale Street Roasters in Belcompton? The world as we know it is a - changin'.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tumbleweed - vale Jay Curley

I was sad to read that Jay Curley from Tumbleweed had passed away suddenly. A lot of misspent youth was spent seeing Tumbleweed play in the fantastic array of venues that used to be in Sydney town. Tumbleweed were one of the category of bands that I would make the trip to Waterfront records especially to pick up a limited edition EP with bonus tshirt. I'd wear what was usually an oversized tshirt, with cut off denim shorts and opaque tights. Alternating between converse allstars and doc martins... 

My dress sense hasn't really changed that much when you think about it, and while my music taste has a little, I still have a soft spot for Tumbleweed. So tonight I'm listening to this song and remembering times gone by and thinking good thought for Jay's family and friends tonight.

Tumbleweed  - Stoned