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31 Jul 2005, Comments (0)

Reasons to be cheerful

Author: Helen


Despite “We’re all f###ed” #1 and 2, obviously the first of a series, sometimes a ray, or a glimmer (rummaging in cliche repository) of good news or bloggity coolness will penetrate my Seasonal Living-Under-a-Liberal-Government Affective Disorder.

There’s the kids being let out of detention news, , although I’m not sure if the ones in our excised migration zones have been let out, such is the cuteness of our pea-and-thimble masters. And there’s the possibility that Temporary Protection Visas may be for the chop, without which being let out of a detention centre is merely a minor upgrading of hell.

Not that that means we can be relaxed and comfortable about our detention system, not nohow.

And there’s the IRA laying down arms business.. well, for a while anyway, perhaps. (Could some of the people ranting on RWDB threads about muslims in London please pause and have a think about the overwhelming whiteness and racial homogeneity of Ireland? Please?)

And there’s the Western Bulldogs… OK, I know, like I could give a rat’s about anything to do with football. But still, awwwwww…

There’s the most fun you can have sitting down at The Poor Man, where you can piss your pants at the Parchment Paladins. This is one of the coolest things I’ve come across in a long time. You Photoshop gurus can have a go yourselves using the Historic Tale Construction Kit.

Last week’s gig at the Cornish Arms was fun, and there’s another one to come next month at the Empress. Details later.

And saving the best till last– Gummo’s blogging again. I’m not putting you back on the blogroll, Gummo, you were never off it.


OK, that’s enough sweetness and light for now on the Cast Iron Balcony.

21 Jul 2005, Comments (0)

Another gig

Author: Helen


With Mrs Wainwright. (Check out their Quad-A-side-single* Dead Man’s Pocket.)

If this keeps up my identity as an ex-drummer is definitely down the tubes.

Details, details,

Cornish Arms
Sydney Road, Brunswick
Sat 23 July
Supporting Joseph Parsons (US)
+ Tim Ireland

(Blurb from Cornish Arms gig guide): Joseph Parsons is back in Australia after an extensive tour last year with Carus Thompson & The True Believers. full details on the way.

*They didn’t have those when I was a gel young feller. We only had shellac discs with a needle fashioned out of a wild boar tooth and you had to drill your own hole in the middle.

Trish Anderson from Git is a prolific songwriter who needs another outlet for her talent (she’s responsible for that snappy title, not me.) Her “other” band is Mrs Wainwright. Mrs Wainwright is also Pete McKenna. Both play guitars, write and sing. The usual drummer is Anthony “Shorty” Shortte of Collard Greens and Gravy, with me on the interchange bench.

I’ll be playing with them on the 20th of March at the Vic in Brunswick, then at the Cornish Arms on April 2. At the Cornish we’re supporting Matt Walker and Ashley Davies, and Luke Doucet , all the way from Canada.

Mrs W’s single and video, Dead Man’s Pocket, will be released on the first of April. (Unless she’s just jokin’ ya.)