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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tanderrum

tanderrum
Over the past four years, to mark the commencement of Melbourne Festival the five clans of the Kulin Nation: Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung n welcome us to country in Tanderrum, a ceremony that up until recently had not been performed here in Melbourne since 1835. These are the first words spoken before the 18 days of stories and sensations that...

It’s Only The End Of The World – film review

it’s only the end of the world – film review
Oh lord this was tough to get through. Directed by French Canadian Xavier Dolan, who is only 27, this adaptation of a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce has already kicked a few goals for the boy genius who was once a child actor. His movies ‘Mommy’ and ‘I Killed My Mother’ (which premiered at Cannes in 2009 and received an eight minute...

Merciless Gods

merciless gods
It's so refreshing to see some great theatre being produced, though calling Little Ones stage adaption of the work by Christos Tsiolkas "great" seems almost reductive. It's impossible not to be simultaneously blown away yet also drawn inwardly into this performance. Each of the spiralling narratives builds to an unsettling end, as all of the sexual tension explodes and...

Cream Of The Crate Review #208: Bo Diddley – The Singles Collection

cream of the crate review #208: bo diddley – the singles collection
    These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.      This is album review number 208 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection...

The Moors

latest enews: “a visual, sensual and theatrical masterpiece” the moors beckon you
There is something masterful at play here, a beautiful gothic splendour lurking just under the surface of this dark brooding almost hyper-feminist tale, set among the eery gloom of a manor house on the moors. Never one to take itself to seriously, The Moors also offers moments of brilliantly timed humour of the darkest and most wicked kind. A work that...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 196 – Ma Rainey: Ma Rainey

cream of the crate: album review # 196 – ma rainey: ma rainey
  This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This is album retro-review number 196 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 176 – B. B. King: The Best Of

cream of the crate: album review # 176 – b. b. king: the best of
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This is album retro-review number 176 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Model Citizens

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model citizens
This is where circus rediscovers it’s rhythm, Model Citizens is a triumphant exercise into art and the way in which it so perfectly can capture the very essence of a country’s  identity. To say this is strictly circus would be doing it an injustice, for there are some damn fine moments of choreography, and as a whole, the performance...

Cream Of The Crate Review #210: The Animals – The Complete Animals

cream of the crate review #210: the animals – the complete animals
     These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 210 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection that...

Bob Bright – INTRO_SPECTION : A Review

Bob Bright - INTRO_SPECTION : A Review
"Brilliant and full of surprises!" When an artist makes a transition in their music it is often difficult for their followers to accept.  Sometimes, it creates a furore! Bob Dylan moved from acoustic to electric based music in 1965 it was a transition that caused an uproar! Bob Bright, also known as Bobby Bright, cut his teeth on Rock 'n' Roll music...