Special Edition: Ballarat Beat

A chance click a few weeks ago when looking at my favourite vintage and pin-up Facebook pages alerted me to the fact that the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival was coming up. I had it in my head that Ballarat Beat was a little closer to Easter. Given that Easter moves every year I don’t know why I had that thought in my head. Never the less, Ballarat Beat was this weekend and we cleared our schedules to go! We stayed with my oldest friend and her partner: Rach and I have been friends for 26 years, we went to kinder and primary school together, and we also worked together in our final year of high school. Spending the weekend with Rach and Andrew was wonderful, all four of us are so busy the last time we saw each other was August 2014. Rach works for Ballarat Regional Tourism, and Ballarat Beat is one of her babies.  Continue reading

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So long and farewell: The Beatles’ last performance

Forty six years ago, on 30 January 1969, the world of live music became a lesser place as The Beatles called it a day on public performances. Their final performance wasn’t just any performance either – it was a rooftop concert atop Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, the Beatles’ own multimedia company. Though the group went on to record their final album Abbey Road, released 26 September 1969, they never performed live again, and later unofficially disbanded in November 1969. Continue reading

Australia Day Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend here in Australia as we recognise the settlement of white man back in 1788. For some it is a day of celebration, and for our native people it is a day of mixed emotions, with a great deal of Aborigines using the day to voice their sadness and disappointment at the failure to recognise Aboriginal people as the first settlers of Australia. Continue reading

A League of Their Own: Happy Birthday, Geena Davis.

Last night, I wrote a post about my love for Geena Davis’ film, A League of Their Own. I was pretty happy with it too, and then this morning when I woke up to make sure it had posted as scheduled (I’m still trying to figure out the best time to schedule a post), it had completely vanished! Cue a frantic me trying to find it, trying to figure out why tomorrow’s post has a movie still from ALOTO in the back-end preview, but not in the post itself. In the end, I just gave up and started again. Continue reading