On Being Here Blog
Here are some articles by t.here.
The original “IT” contained some of Stephen King’s best writing about the bond that can be made by friendship amongst children. When King is in his stride writing about kids he’s hard to touch. “IT” also had possibly the worst ending ever imagined by King, or pretty...read more
I started out not being drawn into this book, I expected not to finish it, which led me to “skipping”, something I very rarely do. But it really grew on me. Eventually, I found myself re-reading whole chunks, when I stopped “skipping”. Highly criticised (apparently)...read more
2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: “Monster Theatres”, 29 Feb – 8 Jun 2020. Art Gallery of South Australia, Free entry.
Patricia Piccinini would seem to be a notable, and very obvious, omission from the list of artists* recently announced for the Biennial of 2020: “Monster Theatres” curated by Leigh Robb. Whilst I don’t much like Piccinni’s work it does seem to fit the model, and as a...read more
I’m doing some research for a friend (it’s taking up rather more of my time than I had expected) which, of course, led me to the Mortlock and thereafter (at their suggestion) to the NAA. What treasures: excellent service and help. What a gem! I’m yet to come to grips...read more
In the brief time I was on Magnetic Island I didn’t: come across one retro barber shop which asked to be respected as a men’s only space find any micro breweries “discover” a crafted gin flavoured with local aromatics see a coffee roaster. My shot at a tourism slogan...read more
The blurb on the cover compares Gautreaux to Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, I’ve not read enough of either to know. These are short stories from the south of the USA, around Highway 51, which joins Mississippi to Illinois, and Louisiana. They are mainly sad,...read more
Brian Eno was once, and only for a brief period, a member of Roxy Music, arguably at the time when they were at their creative peak (“Roxy Music” and “For your pleasure”). He has been influential ever since, not only in music but in the wider creative environment and...read more
The Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery closed at 2:00PM so lunch before heading over to Magnetic Island by ferry*. “The Rambutan” has an outdoor cafe / bar on the third floor, with a pool and view over the river. On a warm afternoon, eating on their balcony seemed...read more
On the second night the ridge overlooking Nelly Bay was clearly aflame. And for quite some distance. The next day, the fire was still smouldering below the top of the ridge, on “my” side. I sought out a local: Me: That fire on the ridge, should I be worried? Local:...read more
There’s a natural habitat rehabilitation project underway in the area around the refurbished (but closed) Horseshoe Bay State Primary School. If you are headed towards Horseshoe Bay, turn right into Heath St, just after Bungalow Bay Wildlife Park and The SmokeHouse...read more