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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Westgate Golf Club

westgate golf club
Recently killed some time playing 9 holes of golf under and around the Westgate Bridge. Car was being serviced nearby in Yarraville and day before it dawned on me this mysterious oddity of a golf course was not too far away. Having driven over...

Old Mill Estate Wines Vintage Touriga 2007 

old mill estate wines vintage touriga 2007 
  $27.00 2015 NYE This year I started 2015 off with a bottle of vintage port. Strange choice I hear you say, I have been drinking some very good wines in the lead up to Christmas, and wanted to drink something memorable for NYE and that I did. I...

Vale Martin Sharp! A Tribute written by David N. Pepperell

vale martin sharp! a tribute written by david n. pepperell
Terrible news comes from Sydney that my dear friend, and brilliant artist, Martin Sharp has passed away from the emphysema that has plagued him for many years. Thankfully I was able to visit him some months ago and spend three wonderful days in his delightful...


o as smart object topolinos
It has happened! Topolinos have gone and got themselves a website, you can cruise the menu, book online...AND now they will deliver as well!
I tend to like Italian styled food, not sure why but I love it!
I like both Topos and Leos, and think about it...how come Fitzroy Street has been able to have two such popular restaurants in the same strip? They are both grouse!
Topolinos reeks St Kilda, establishment family restaurant, priced to please and always at the top of the game with produce.
I was having this discussion with owner Chris, and I said you see these family owned restaurants on telly with rude British chefs telling them to change the decor, which quite honestly Topos has, a litany of their era which reflects Fitzroy Street's history, and Chris said to me, Mick, we're still doing well, would change nothing.
And he is right because they are still doing it their way, but moving with the times.
I suppose that is why Topos and Leos and Monroes just keep on keeping on...they just keep on doing it...well! 

QLD Flood Relief Concert Sorrento

qld flood relief concert sorrento
These girls are UNREAL!!!!
Mae Parker and her crew of able bodied Rock Chicks have turned their attentions to a number of causes over the last few years, and in the wake of the Queensland floods they have stepped out to do it again, and boy did they do it well!
Over the years they have been able to arrange these benefits using their amazing ability to just get bands and other performers to p0ut up their time for the cause and this often backed up by road crew and equipment suppliers.
Sadly the weather was unkind, but when the skies opened up the crew manhandled the necessary equipment inside the clubhouse and the concert continued. 
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Vale – Paul Williams

vale – paul williams
The founder of Crawdaddy magazine, the first Rock magazine, and founder of Rock Journalism itself, Paul Williams has passed away at the tender age of 65 (I'm astounded to find he was younger than me!). Crawdaddy, originally a mimeographed fanzine, was the first magazine to publish articles write...

Pope Benedict XVI and Father Bob Maguire

pope benedict xvi and father bob maguire
SEND THE POPE YOUR CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S WISHES His Holiness, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. He will listen, but will He act? His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City WRITE TO HIS HOLINESS AND EXPRESS YOUR WISHES It has come to this... the people of Melbourne cannot get...


is a state funeral justified?  
  GROUND BREAKER - NEWSMAKER  INSPIRATION When I heard that Lionel had died I thought, "A life lived, his way, because he could." Not many Koori men have that opportunity. Enough has been said by Gubbas I reckon. I found this in my singles collection, I must have bought it when...


bob katter has to be kidding!!! 
BOB KATTER'S AUSTRALIAN PARTY "Happy days are over my friend!" - Bob Katter 2/6/2011 I think the bastard has been reading my copy!!! I was only suggesting the Far Middle Party the other week! Katter reckons that the Independent "experiment" didn't work, Bob unfortunately that was...

Perth Music

My first week as a Board member of the Western Austalian Music Industry has been huge, with the annual WAM Festival, featuring music industry workshops and gigs every night. I look forward to the up coming year contributing to the music scene in Perth. Six bands from Perth were nominated in the top 20 APRA songs of the year. The future looks bright for music from Perth.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend