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NOBG ’23…HONORING HUMANITY, EMPATHY, COURAGE AND FRIENDSHIP

November 9 and 10, 2023 mark the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The Night of Broken Glass, when the Jeannie of poisonous religious and racial...

A Well-worn Hat, and Other Such Sentimentalities

Whether it be an intergenerational watch, or a piece of jewellery that has become a family heirloom. When you cast your mind to your...

Book Launch: the last hooray by Frank Howson

Book Launch: The Last Hurrah Thursday 1 Sep 2022 at 6:30pm Readings St Kilda — Boonwurrung Country, 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182 We are pleased...

Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door In the Eye of A Buddhist

I have been a staunch Buddhist since I was a child,which has made me unbearable to be hostile to other people from the bottom...

Ethereal, evocative, and inventive: why the music of Kate Bush spans generations

Image: Wikimedia Keen observers of popular culture will have become aware of the recent inclusion of Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill into...

Sunday essay: scary tales for scary times

Image: Edilson Borges/Unsplash Progress, the German philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote, is a storm. The winds that propel us forward also uproot and tear apart what we...

A new book argues Julian Assange is being tortured. Will our new PM do anything about it?

Image: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP It is easy to forget why Julian Assange has been on trial in England for, well, seemingly forever. Didn’t he allegedly sexually assault...

Tired of hearing men talk to men about music? This Woman’s Work changes the narrative brilliantly

Kim Gordon at Supersonic festival, 2012. Flickr Body / Head I wanted to start this piece with the Laurie Anderson quote, “Talking about music is like...

The first-ever First Nations anthology of speculative fiction is playful, bitter, loud and proud

Image: Shutterstock This is not “just” an anthology of First Nations speculative fiction, but also the first anthology of First Nations speculative fiction. And what an entry onto...

Sunday essay: grey-haired and radiant – reimagining ageing for women

Musician and poet Patti Smith: ‘always evolving’. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Ageist thought patterns and reactions are so embedded in Australian culture that even educated people, people who otherwise...
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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.