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Friday, 15 December

13:07

Overland 227 & 228 Me fail? I fly!

Jacinda Woodhead (editor), Overland 227 (Winter 2017)
-, Overland 228 (Spring 2017)

overland227Its not that I read Overland out of obligation, but I do feel guilty if I leave an issue sitting on my to-be-read pile for too long because among other things Overland offers left perspectives that arent all that easy to come by elsewhere in the Australian media. So heres a slightly guilty blog post about the two most recent issues.

The star of the winter issue (No 227) is Evelyn Araluen. The journal kicks off with her article Resisting the Institution: On Colonial Appropriation, which takes recent activism around statues commemorating colonial heroes as a starting point, and develops into a (for me at least) powerful introduction to the field of decolonial theory (as opposed to postcolonial theory):

Decolonial theory provides the Indigenous subject with the tools to deconstruct and challenge colonial infiltrations into our worlds and minds, but decolonial practice within the academy is restrained to that which the institution regards as profitable. In other words, it is safely contained within the classroom, in the form of critical frameworks, unsettling questions...

12:52

Thank Folk Its Friday 15th December Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Victorian acoustic duo Slim Dime released their new video That Ole Train. Details here Americana duo Carpenter Caswell released their new video Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty. Details here Ruby Boots released her brand new single Dont Talk About []

12:20

ALBUM REVIEW: Gretta Ziller Queen Of Boomtown

Its been a long time coming but Melbournes Gretta Ziller has finally released her debut solo album, the followup to her Hells Half Acre EP from 2014. The good news is that it exceeds the expectations she set up with that fine EP, digging deeper and taking her songwriting and singing to some impressive and Continue reading

11:46

Drug Dealers Selling Berocca for $300 a tab SYDNEY SENTINEL

HangoverMan

Chemists are taking advantage of todays spike in Christmas-party hangovers by charging dull-eyed customers up to $300 for a single tablet of Berocca.

One office worker who has yet to go to bed after enjoying a few beers at his Christmas party, which began yesterday morning and continued on into the afternoon, evening and then morning again, said he was being exploited by his local pharmacy.

Theyre the worst type of drug dealers, the bloody-nosed man said. But with my only other option being cutting my head off to dull the pain, I had to pay up.

Another office workers who overdid things by a Penrith mile said he refused to pay his legal drug dealer for the mild relief.

Im just going to keep drinking and never stop, he said. That way Ill never have a hangover again.

Shares in Berocca tablets are set to rival the rise of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, according to early reports.


10:04

Watch the New Alison Ferrier Video Waiting For The Rain Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Alison Ferrier Singer-songwriter Alison Ferrier has just released her new single and video Waiting For The Rain. The track is taken from Ferriers upcoming album What She Knows, due on the 16th February, and features a really interesting country sound. Check out the video here:Filed under: News, Video News Tagged: alison ferrier, []

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Thursday, 14 December

18:00

Podcast :: Or It Didnt Happen FBi Radio

 

FICTION, IN SYDNEY

This season of Or It Didnt Happen is all about Sydneys live fiction scene. Sydney has a range of live nights for non-fiction narratives, a bunch of huge poetry scenes, and a small but vibrant scene in live fiction nights.

This season, were bringing you three of them: starting Saturday, December 16th.

LISTEN NOW: STUDIO STORIES | LITTLE FICTIONS | READ TO ME

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Listen 10:30am Saturdays in December, 94.5FM

Want to get in touch? Email zacha@fbiradio.com well pick up your message there.

Episode 1: Studio Stories

Studio Stories is a live story night in Parramatta, run by writer Felicity Castagna. It focuses on stories by western Sydney writers, including authors from Sweatshop, West Words and the Finishing School. In this episode, were going to be hearing from Studio Stories authors Tamar Chnorhokian, Chad Jared Modernel and Ben Muir.

Studio Stories is run every couple of months at Parramatta Artists Studios. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with their events in 2018.

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14:52

2RRR at Ryde Councils Carols on The Common: SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER 2017!!! "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

2RRR will be at RYDE COUNCILs CAROLS on THE COMMON SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER 2017  CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT FIREWORKS RIDES FOOD TRUCKS

FROM 5:30 PM 9:30 PM Join us for an authentic carols experience at Sydneys second largest Christmas carols in the heart of Ryde. Kicking off at 5:30pm and running through the night is the Carols on the Common performance, featuring all your favourite classic carols with the best performers from all over Sydney. To close out the night, the whole family will be treated to an awe-inspiring firework display.

Come in early to experience our amusement activities and keep the kids entertained with the giant slide, or dodgem cars and dozens of other rides. Food vendors and a sausage sizzle will be serving throughout the night. Limited parking is available on-site with a gold coin donation.

Money raised on the night goes to worthy causes such as ROMAC an organisation bringing sick and ill children from nations all over the world for life changing surgery in Australia. With your help we can raise over $10 000 this year for ROMAC alone.

VENUE: NORTH RYDE COMMONS, CNR WICKS & TWIN ROAD, NORTH RYDE

14:28

National Folk Festival Adds Even More Artists for 2018 Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Elephant Sessions The next round of artists for the 2018 National Folk Festival were announced this morning featuring a bunch of internationals, returning favourites and local gems. The announcement is led by Scottish trad-quintet Elephant Sessions (above) who will be in the country for the festival season. Joining them are the likes []

14:24

Gallery: FBi Radio Presents Noname at The Metro Theatre FBi Radio

 

Laying down a soulful blend of hip-hop and spoken word poetry, Noname kept it intimate infront of a sold out crowd at The Metro. Armed with a wide smile and plenty of tracks from her A+ debut mixtape Telefone, the Chicago rapper had the crowd eating from the palm of her hand.

 

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13:50

Nervous Start to Christmas Party as Colleagues Wonder who has Cocaine SYDNEY SENTINEL

WhiteXmas

Its been a nerve-shattering start to an office Christmas party today as colleagues begin guessing and probing each other to discover who has a bag of white Christmas.

One staffer said he was living on an edge harder than anything Aerosmith ever sang about.

I had to have about 70 or so schoons of port before the event even started to sand down the corners a bit, he said. I started with joking-yet-deadly-serious quips about whose nose was thirsty, but I ended up just straight out asking do you have some cocaine for me to smell with my nose?.

Staffers who came packing bagged heat said the tension was even worse for them.

About 12 people followed every time I went to the bathroom attempting to get a nose bite, one man said. It was like when the fish are on, and you have to hide behind a rock to bait your hook.

Management of the company said it would try to avoid the tension next year by bumping the Kris Kringle limit to $300 and hoping everyone gets the idea of what to buy each other.


13:49

A Very Surry Hills Christmas 89.7 Eastside FM

Join us in celebrating a very Surry Hills Christmas!

The City of Sydney is organising an eventful day for all residents and people in the area. The Shannon Reserve is being taken over on Thursday 14th of December to initiate an outdoor Christmassy pop-up. Shannon Reserve is located in Crown Street, Surry Hills, between Foveaux and Collins Street. This iconic reserve dates back to 1793, when Joseph Foveaux of the NSW Corps named this land grant Surry Hills Farm.

 

This special day offers the opportunity for people to both have a fantastic Christmas celebration day-out with the family and a wide source of history. The City of Sydney has taken part in having workshops for everyone to use, to make their own very special personalised Christmas decorations to either give or show in their own home.

Another exciting tale is the chance to come down and bring your kids for a photo with Surry Hills Santa. You will also receive a complimentary gift wrapping for purchases made in the Surry Hills Village area on the day between 9am and 5pm. Last but not least, The City of Sydney Council has live entertainment and artwork from Jeff McCann.

This is a day that cannot be missed, for all family and friends. Hope to see you there!

For further information please visit sydneychristmas.com.au

What: Xmas in Surry Hills

When: Saturday 16 December from 9am to 5pm

Where: Shannon Reserve Crown St Surry Hill

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13:41

A History of Tom Smith 89.7 Eastside FM

Pop! Bang! A novelty hat and something quirky and gimmicky. Its Xmas again and the joy of pulling on a cracker is upon us. But where did the Xmas cracker first begin? And by whom?

It was on a trip to Paris, in 1840 that an adventurous and forward thinking Tom Smith discovered the bon bon sugared almond, wrapped in a twist of tissue paper. Seven years later this simple idea evolved into the Christmas Cracker. 

By placing a small love motto in the tissue paper he created enormous interest in this product, especially at Christmas and it was during a search for inspiration to achieve even greater sales that he casually threw a log on the fire. The crackle sound, made by the burning log, gave him the idea that would eventually lead to the crackers we know and love today. After a great idea of hard work and experimentation he came up with a cracking mechanism that created a pop as the bon bon wrapping was broken. This eventually became the snap and the cracker was born.

Over the next few years his idea evolved and grew and he moved from his original premises in Clerkenwell, East London, to Finsbury Square, in the City. His sons, Tom, Walter and Henry took over the business when he died and later a drinking fountain was erected in Finsbury Square, by Walter, in memory of his mother and to commemorate the life of the man who invented the Christmas Cracker.

It was Walter who introduced the paper hats and he toured the world to find new and unusual ideas for the gifts.

The company was very aware of current affairs and crackers were created for the Suffragettes, War Heroes, Charlie Chaplin, The Coronation and many other great occasions. Exclusive crackers were also made for the Royal Family and still are to this day. 

The post A History of Tom Smith appeared first on 89.7 Eastside FM.

11:05

40 FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2017

Here they are, the 40 albums that I personally felt were the most important, fascinating and listenable in 2017. It was a near impossible process to collate them on a spreadsheet and make decisions and adjustments as to the creative worth of one over another. Id highly recommend all the albums on this list and Continue reading

10:14

Jen Cloher is heading out on an Australian tour in 2018 "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

In conjunction with the legendary Australian songwriters jaunt at Golden Plains festival, Jen Cloher will be gracing the stages of venues around the country with a string of headline shows.

The tour is in support of Jens sublime self-titled album released this year, the won the coveted crown of The Brags album of the year.  Cloher announced that These will be some of my only band shows in 2018 so make snapping up tickets and heading out a priority to witness the masterful songcraft and somber lyricism in the flesh.

Check out the ticketing and dates below.

Friday, 16th March
Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 17th March
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 22nd March
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 23rd March
Anglesea Memorial Hall, Anglesea
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 24th March
The Croxton, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 29th March
The Lansdowne, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

09:05

Listen to the New Sufjan Stevens Single Tonya Harding Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Sufjan Stevens Sujan Stevens has surprised everyone with the release of Tonya Harding, a tribute to the former US figure skater. To accompany the release Stevens penned a small piece detailing why he wrote the song: Ive been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I first saw her skate at []

Wednesday, 13 December

13:57

The First History Of Australian Pop: An Outsiders Guide is live "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

THE JOHN PAUL YOUNG RETROPOPIC INTERVIEW marks the first piece in THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN POP: AN OUTSIDERS GUIDE and is available to listen to on MIXCLOUD:
https://www.mixcloud.com/FrenchSpurs1/retropopic-33-john-paul-young-his-musical-journey-with-vanda-young/

Exclusive interview with Australian legend John Paul Young to coincide with his November 2017 NSW tour. John talks openly about his time growing up in Scotland, early days In Australia, how he became a singer, the sixties, his important meeting with Simon Napier Bell, Countdown, Molly Meldrum and of course his relationship with the songwriting team Vanda & Young. Songwriting details on his hit Pasadena and, the most played Australian pop song internationally, Love Is In The Air, are included. Stream into RETROPOPIC at 2100 (Sydney time) every Friday evening for great pop and artist interviews.

08:00

December 13 On This Day in Australian History "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

First Day of Hanukkah in Australia 2017

Many Jewish Australians start observing Hanukkah on the evening before on the first day of Hanukkah, as many Jewish observances begin at sunset on the day before.Also known as Chanukah or Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.

1802 - Charles Robbins successfully dissuaded the French from making a claim on Van Diemen's land (now Tasmania). 
He told them about the Drop Bears.
Although hoisting the British flag near Nicholas Baudin's tents on King Island and firing a volley over the heads of the French expedition members couldn't have hurt...

1805 - The first land grants were made in Van Diemen's Land. They included 10 acres to Rev. Robert Knopwood.

1808 - Anthony Fenn Kemp resiged as Judge-Advocate of NSW; Foveaux reinstated Atkins.

1819 - Henry Rice lead an expedition from the Coal River settlement (Richmond, Tas) to St Patrick's Head and thence to Port Dalrymple.

1834 - The final issue of the Peoples Horn Boy newspaper (Hobart, Tas) was published.

1848 - The first 240 Government assisted immigrants rocked up at Moreton Bay, Qld, on the Artemisia.

1849 - The Adelaide was the second last ship to bring "exiles" to Australia. It arrived at Port Phillipwith 281 exiles on board, but was refused entry by the door bitch and sailed on to Port Jackson.

1850 - Cleveland in southeast Queensland was proclaimed a township.

1858 - The first balloon flight in Sydney, Australia, took to the skies with Capt William Dean at the helm.

1858 Mark this down in your diaries as a Red Letter Day!
The Carlton Brewery was birthed in Melbourne.

1870 - The Murray River ran a bit of a banker in South Oz...
After an extremely wet winter the river continued to rise until all the flat country along its banks was flooded drowning thousands of sheep and cattle. The Moorundie Police Station was destroyed and in Mannum rowboats could be taken in and out of the windows of the Bogan Hotel (now Mannum) and it was possible to step from the deck of the steamer Ariel on to the balcony of the hotel. The peak marked on a door at Walkers Mill showed the waters to be roughly fifteen feet above norma...

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