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August 12, 2015

Issue 30.09

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In this Issue:

What’s in Storer

With seven golden guitars and four boys younger than six under her belt, Sara Storer is living the dream. Sure she’s slowed down a little, but the music, just keeps coming ‘Since the family came along the actual performing part has...


Making records on the Heartworn Highway

Heartworn Highway love listening to old vinyl – and it wasn’t just the old songs, it was how they were recorded. The band set out on a retro adventure, recording everything live to tape and pressing onto vinyl to achieve...


Hot mess of Moses

After establishing themselves in the Brisbane music scene, Moses Gunn Collective gained national and international exposure with their recent EP Morning Shakes and the singles Shalala and Mary, scoring rotation on Triple J and community stations.


Cinema review: Last Cab to Darwin

Euthanasia is a difficult subject, but it is dealt with openly and without moralistic brow-beating in this light-hearted but certainly not frivolous movie.


Cinema review: Trainwreck

Ridiculous to say, but I was blinking back the tears at one point before laughing like a drain at the rollicking set-piece that delivers the happy ending which is demanded of the genre but too often arrived at with dollops of treacle.


Giants and Devils bring down curtain in rousing style

All good things come to an end – just ask Michael Clarke.


Culture Roundup 12 August, 2015

A musical inspired by the life of Jimmy Little Lismore; some comedy coming on to the front Berner in Ballina; and Screenworks seeks more innovative online video content in Byron.


Finding Keyes

Taking his stories of growing up in inner-city working-class Sydney to the stage, Perry Keyes is a Redfern boy from the time before it was trendy. His evocative songwriting captures time and place as effortlessly as a smooth-cornered orange-toned Kodak...


Struggling with the growth dream

This waterway on Tallow Beach is still open to the sea. Nearly in tears, I stare at the pelican strutting in the cross currents. The lump of knowledge chokes in my throat and I am lost for words. The camera with its telephoto lens holds the image better than memory.


Byron council risked injunction over EDO rock wall letter

Byron Shire Council’s startling revelations over planning objections and implementation of their Belongil Rock Wall resolution raise fresh concerns over the council’s processes.


West Byron consultation a token gesture: residents

Byron Residents’ Group has described Byron Shire Council’s community consultation for the West Byron Development Control Plan a ‘token gesture’. The group is calling for 'ra real say in the design of the biggest single development in Byron’s history’.


Music Roundup – 12 August, 2015

Return of The Waifs The Waifs return to the Bangalow A&I Hall on Wednesday 21 October. They’ll be playing songs from their new album Beautiful You, to be released next week on 14 August. The wonderful Mia Dyson will be...


Same, different, equal

Not the same but equal is the tagline for the new film Unity by Shaun Monson (Earthlings). Unity takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human, to be mortal, and to be incarnate in this...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Never can say goodbye

How do you finish an email without sounding like a nong? For years I have been ending my emails with ‘cheers, Mandy’. I don’t necessarily like it. I just can’t think of anything better. It’s not like I’d run...


Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...


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Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...