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Last night our newest addition, THE EMBER LOUNGE opened its doors for the first time and was a great success. The vibe in the room was simply sublime especially with the dim lighting, cruisey live music and friendly bar...
If you live in a place where the weather moves west to east, then an old proverb could help you predict the weather.  TimOve/flickr “A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning...
Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’ “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page...
Underpants have a long history and, it seems, a bold future. shutterstock Underpants. We tend not to talk about them but they are a fact of life (unless you go commando). Briefs have a fascinating history and are now being...
An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales. Wikimedia Commons The mind needs monsters, as David Gilmore tells us in his classic 2003 text on the subject. But I’m not sure that I really needed...

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LISTEN TO OLDER VOICES

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Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To...

Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

Cream Of The Crate: Johnny O’Keefe – 20th Anniversary Album

 “You can boo me and you can make fun of me, but you all paid your money to see me because you love me”...
Let's Rock With Col Joye - LP Cover

Cream of The Crate : Col Joye – Let’s Rock with Col Joye

"Col Joye and the Joy Boys stood along Johnny O'Keefe as the first stars of Australian rock. It took the Beatles to end their...

Cream Of The Crate: Billy Thorpe – Time Traveller

 "Pick Me Up, and Play Me Loud"  Cream of The Crate Collection – This review originally appeared in the Toorak Times in a series called Cream...

Cream of The Crate: Spectrum/Murtceps – Red*Orange*Yellow*Green*Blue*Indigo*Violet [ROYGBIV]

 This was the first Australian album I reviewed in a series called Cream Of The Crate. The albums examined in this on-going series of retro-reviews...

Cream of The Crate: Lynne Randell – Ciao Baby

"I guess I’m just about one of the luckiest girls in the whole world. You see, I am only 17, I’ve had a hit...

KUTCHA’S HALL OF BLUES, LIVE’N LOCAL, BLACKFIRE + MORE!

Last night our newest addition, THE EMBER LOUNGE opened its doors for the first time and was...

This Wednesday!!! The Ember Lounge @ MEMO Opens with Dion Hirini

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MEMO's EMBER LOUNGE  OPENS WEDNESDAY WITH DION HIRINI GROOVIN' WITH LIAM GERNER WEDS 18 JULY MEMO's newest addition 'The Ember Lounge' will now be opening...

Childish Gambino Releases A Summer Pack of New Music

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'SUMMERTIME MAGIC' AND 'FEELS LIKE SUMMER' Today, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning recording artist, actor and producer...

THE OFFTOPICS SINGLE LAUNCH ON FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018

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  THE OFFTOPICS WORK THEIR BASSES OFF TO LAUNCH THE THIRD PART OF THEIR COLLECTIBLE VINYL SINGLES – A...

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

Why plastic bag bans triggered such a huge reaction

There was an implicit financial exchange between parties.AAP Woolworths’ and Coles’ bans on plastic bags have been applauded by environmental groups, but were reportedly met with abuse and assault and claims...

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green...

Is it really that hard to switch to paper   or cloth bags? Guus Baggermans | Unsplash Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is...

Doomsaying about new technology helps make it better

The doomsayer is just as vital as the visionary.  That new technologies could actually be bad for us, by sapping our attention or ruining...

Fear not, shoppers: Amazon’s Australian geoblock won’t cramp your style

Will there be fewer of these on Australian doorsteps?  Ink Drop/Shutterstock.com Online retail giant Amazon’s decision to block Australian shoppers from its US website has...

Five ways the Treasurer could boost the budget bottom line

The government should remove age based tax breaks to boost budget revenue. GLENN HUNT/AAP Treasurer Scott Morrison faces a difficult balancing act in the federal...

Seven and Foxtel snag cricket rights, meaning more content but maybe not for free

A new A$1.182 billion dollar cricket broadcast rights deal will be split between Seven and Foxtel. Joel Carrett/AAP Under a new broadcast rights deal Cricket...

Australia is one of the world’s best places to retire, or is it?

Happiness in retirement isn’t the same for everyone. Tom Carmony/Flickr Australia is ranked in the top third of countries in almost all indices measuring the...

LATEST PUBLICITY

Symmetry’s Shadows Exhibition launch 21 – 24 Sept hosted by St Kilda Art Crawl

Poster design by Christine Ritter (Westside Circus / Theatreworks) "We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to...

Meet the Artists – St Kilda Art Crawl launch 21 – 24 Sept

Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition Location: Christ Church St Kilda (Anglican), 14 Acland st. St Kilda Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy. Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self,...

CDB RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ [Warner Music]

CDB - 90s MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN R&B - SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM: ‘TAILORED FOR NOW’ ELEVEN R&B SUPER JAMS TITLE: TAILORED FOR NOW ARTIST: CDB LABEL:...
Butterfly Club 2 Guys One Comedy

The Butterfly Club Presents Lawson Reeves and Josh Staley

2 Guys, 1 Magic Show, No Idea  Butterfly Club presents Big Brothers Lawson Reeves teams up for unconventional magic show. Lawson and Josh are more...
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TEXAS announce new album ‘Jump On Board’

TEXAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM JUMP ON BOARD OUT FRIDAY 21 APRIL  NEW SINGLE 'LET'S WORK IT OUT' OUT NOW  Texas are back with Jump On Board, a glorious...
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DASH BERLIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Having been in various Top 10 DJ Lists, touring consistently around the world & releasing some of dance music’s hottest tracks, Dash Berlin is...

Book now 4DVERSE creative space For your Xmas Party

  Creative Xmas Party Venue for Hire Celebrate the end of your work year together at 4Dverse Hub in St Kilda. Above Vegilicious Restaurant on Carlisle Street.  DEALS...

NATIONAL NEWS

INTERVIEWS

KUTCHA’S HALL OF BLUES, LIVE’N LOCAL, BLACKFIRE + MORE!

Last night our newest addition, THE EMBER LOUNGE opened its doors for the first time and was a great success. The vibe in the room was simply sublime especially with the dim lighting, cruisey live music and friendly bar service. Thanks to all that...

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight: the science of beautiful sunsets

If you live in a place where the weather moves west to east, then an old proverb could help you predict the weather.  TimOve/flickr “A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning.” Perhaps this...

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication

Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’ “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page of his 1968 best-seller, “The...

A brief history of briefs – and how technology is transforming underpants

Underpants have a long history and, it seems, a bold future. shutterstock Underpants. We tend not to talk about them but they are a fact of life (unless you go commando). Briefs have a fascinating history and are now being transformed by technology, with high-performance...

From dragons to dreaming serpents: tracing the cultural history of the monstrous Lambton Worm

An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales. Wikimedia Commons The mind needs monsters, as David Gilmore tells us in his classic 2003 text on the subject. But I’m not sure that I really needed mine. What is there to...

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