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May 7, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Humans suck

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Valley landholders

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

George Washingmachine is easily agitated. This is why he plays music. To sooth his savage beast.

A longtime member of the Bonza Vista Social Club, George Washingmachine’s seductively smoochy vocals have made him one of Sydney’s most sought-after jazz entertainers.

Jazz violin is his speciality but putting singing and fiddling aside, George is a multi-instrumentalist who is proficient on double bass, guitar or anything with strings.

In his spare time, George the MC has hosted Jazz in the Domain several times, as well as the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. He has also presented concerts at the Thredbo Jazz Festival and the Taronga Park Zoo New Year’s Eve Party.

With his work in TV and radio the list of his talents goes on and – you may have heard – George as the voice behind the recent Banana Boat campaign, or his fiddle playing and scatting on the Uncle Toby’s campaign. George is also a composer in his own right.

He recently composed the music for a Qantas commercial and has written everything from rock-and-roll nursery rhymes for Mr Squiggle to music for the Bell Shakespeare Company. Many moons ago, George even took over the role of Jake Blues from Russell Crowe in the official tribute to the Blues Brothers, produced by Paul Dainty.

You can see George on Friday at the Condong Bowling Club, 8pm for the Tweed Valley Jazz Club.

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