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The life-affirming joy of Gang of Youths might just change the world

It was an ‘I was there’ moment. For those there to see Gang of Youths in concert at Festival Hall in Melbourne on 6th Sept, they witnessed something truly special – a fully-formed rock band having their breakout gig. Advertisements

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The best albums of 2016

My ten favourite albums of 2016.

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The best songs of 2016

My ten favourite songs of 2016.

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Finding solace in art – the best of 2016

It seems few will mourn 2016. I among them won’t miss it terribly. Personally, I had a terrible start to the year, with an anxiety setback leaving me afraid of anything that went bump (in the day or night). Then, … Continue reading

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A Melburnian Sufjan fan in Sydney

Prior to the 24th of May, I had been near Sydney three times. Twice as a part of a flight stopover en route to somewhere else and once I stayed at the Rydges Hotel at the airport. As a card-carrying, … Continue reading

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A bloody tonne of laughs

It was April 19, around 6:30pm, that I discovered I had an addiction to live comedy. After 26 consecutive nights of getting a sore arse watching show after show, I collapsed on my shitty couch in front of the TV. … Continue reading

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DJP’s Best Songs of 2014

Another year down, another 12 months of awesome music. It would be pretty easy to say that 2014 was the year of Darude – Sandstorm (and hasn’t its revival given us a great deal of joy) but once again there … Continue reading

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