September 9, 2014
In this Issue:
Some things you just never get tired of – aged scotch, good food and wine, great sex (yes, I just said that), and there are just no substitutes for coffee, chocolate and smokes (I don’t anymore, but have).
A few years back I attended an Asha Bhosle concert at the Opera House. The minute that the legendary Indian songstress appeared on stage, the auditorium became a sea of raised hands, like submarine periscopes, all clutching phone cameras.
According to Chloë Grace Moretz’s brief bio on IMDb, her father was a plastic surgeon. It is alarming to think that a not-yet-mature actress might already have had her features ‘enhanced’ (her top lip suggests it’s so), but that’s showbiz, I guess.
Father’s day dawned grey and pale as Clive Palmer’s complexion, the sky a low-hanging sheet of lead leaking greasy drizzle like a dodgy head gasket, but the grass-stained gladiators of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series were desperate as Afghani refugees to get the first semi final under way after two weeks of weather delays.
From comedy to Crabbes Creek to ecstatic dance, there's a lot to keep you busy in our culture section this week
Recycling old farm outbuildings and permitting alternative housing development in the hinterland would provide a way out of Byron’s escalating affordability crisis argues Michael Murray.
Concerns over a lack of operating theatres in the planned Byron Hospital have been hosed down by NSW Health, but a community groups says there is still no guarantee a surgical facility will be built there.
NSW planning department staff are refusing to be transparent with the community after key information was omitted from a freedom of information request regarding the proposed West Byron Project.
This year The Timbers released their debut album Lawless and it’s been a wild ride ever since. They showcase a distinctive alternative folk flavour reminiscent of bands such as The Pogues and Mumford and Sons.
Katie Noonan is a 4-times ARIA Award winner, a musician with an impressive technical mastery and a voice so pure she has become one of Australian’s most versatile and beloved vocalists.