Category Archives: australiana

Blogroll: Cheeseburger Gothic

I fell in love with John Birmingham way back in 1994, when John released a wee book that took me and my fellow GenX’ers by storm with its wit, despair and truth – “He died with a felafel in his … Continue reading

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the eternal question…

Which is the best band to come out of Australia? I came across this article the other day from a mate on Facebook who owns a recording studio.. Strangely enough, I agree with a lot of this list..  though I … Continue reading

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a litte australiana for ANZAC Day

Today, 25 April, is ANZAC Day.  the ANZAC Day centenary, in fact. On this day in 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps began a long and ultimately fruitless campaign in Turkey.  Gallipoli marked a turning point for Australia … Continue reading

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Captain Cook’s boomerang for sale in London

In 1770, Capt James Cook parked his boat in Kurnell, Botany Bay, Australia and met some local people – as you do.  These locals, as a gift of friendship after noticing Cook didn’t have any, gave him a boomerang and … Continue reading

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kulcha tursdy: The Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers are an duo from Aussie, who combine mime and sound effects with fantastic results.  They’ve been regulars on Aussie tele for a long while, and in honor of the Edinburgh Festival (which is currently going on), which … Continue reading

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caution: patriotism crossing

Anyone who’s been out of touch with the world for the last few days, I have news.  The Olympics have started. Yep, that ritual athletic testing that started in an ancient foreign land as a way of challenging soldiers has … Continue reading

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kulcha tursday: The Church

  One of my favourite ever Church tracks.  Enjoy. x

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