Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My littlest one has gone from this...

to this...

in the blink of an eye.

Today he took this to school to share with his class, after opening all his lovely gifts...

Thanks to all our family and friends who remembered him today.

Happy Birthday sweet pea!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My two-cents-worth...

I'm not about to go on about politics.

I don't think it's a great topic for general converstion. Who you vote for is your own business, arrived at through your own decision-making process and based on your own beliefs. No-one is able to make that decision for you, 'cause it comes down to you alone in that booth on Saturday.

I just wanted to share a great ad, made for ABC's "Gruen Nation" pitch segment. An advertising firm had to come up with an ad for The Australian Greens Party, and I think it's great. It sums up why I've been voting Green since they became a national party in 1992.

Watch if you want, or don't. That's the beauty of a democracy!

And that's my two cents spent.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Darren Hanlon Rocks My World....

As a middle-aged mum from the suburbs, I don't get out to see live music very often (Ha! Ya think...) but I did make an exception on Friday night to see one of my favourite singer/songwriters ever - Darren Hanlon.

A true modern poet in the indie spirit of Billy Bragg and looking like a young Russell Crowe, he gave a lovely intimate performance in a historical theatre on the Sunshine Coast (the Majestic). I am smitten all over again (the first time was on hearing his first EP 'Early Days' back in 2000, specifically my all-time favourite song 'Falling Aeroplanes'), though possibly not as badly as the older lady full of Dutch courage professing her love and devotion for Darren from the middle of the theatre - "Darren, you rock my world" (amongst other sentiments) was heard several slurred times! It did make him smirk in a cute way though - *tee hee*.

He performed a real mix of old and new stuff and introduced the audience to his newest collaborator Shelley Short  from Oregon, who sings with him on his new album. She was also fantastic and I will be searching out some of her music asap. Anyway, I have been listening contantly to Darren's amazing lyrics since Friday and thought I would share his latest release with you for musical education purposes. Enjoy!!


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