DVD Review: Fiona O’Loughlin’s Greatest Hits

May 13, 2015

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Endorphins are one of those curious things where the right thing or combination of things sees the body release a rush of endorphins into our system  which makes us feel good. Without the hangovers. And two things in particular seem to always give me the happy hormone hit. One is a good feed of a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Life and Laughing; My Story by Michael McIntyre

May 5, 2015

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Life and Laughing; My Story Michael McIntyre Penguin 2010 978-0141045672     So who is Michael McIntyre? That was my thought when Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow started appearing on Australian television. For sure, he was clearly a bloody good stand up and my comedy journal has a more than few notes for my benefit on […]

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REVIEW: Kitty Flanagan DVD Twin Pack

April 16, 2015

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It has been bloody ages since I reviewed a DVD so here’s one at last. And not just a single DVD but a mega-double-disc set, selling both of Kitty Flanagan’s two current DVDs in the one package at much the same price as the cost of either one by itself. Being a battling author and […]

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Australia Day or Shame Day?

January 26, 2015

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Today is Australia Day, a national holiday marking the arrival of The First Fleet to establish a penal colony on Terra Australis in on January 26, 1788. There is plenty to celebrate in this nation with an overall standard of living ahead of most of the world. But there is also a darker side to […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Overdrive by Shonen Knife

January 19, 2015

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      Overdrive   I do not normally review music but sometimes I come across something that I think worth mentioning. And so I turn to the sounds of Shonen Knife. Shonen Knife is a Japanese female pop-punk band that has achieved cult status. They were first formed as a three-piece in 1981 and […]

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REVIEW: Emergence by John Birmingham

January 16, 2015

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Emergence Dave Hooper 1 John Birmingham Macmillan Australia 2015 9781742614045  This was first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey. Ordinary man unexpectedly clashes with the fantastic. Ordinary man mysteriously acquires fantastic abilities. Ordinary man has become a super hero. It all sounds a bit like an old DC Comics tired theme. But John […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Official Book Club Selection

January 16, 2015

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Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin Random House Publishing Group 2010 ISBN 9780345518569   Some of my catch up reading over the holiday period included Official Book Club Selection; Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. And I am glad I finally got to it. Kathy Griffin is one of those […]

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