Day of Rest

You know how the weekend is supposed to be when you relax, and catch up, and get your life back in order after working hard all week? In theory at least you should feel refreshed. It’s now Sunday night and I’m bloody exhausted. This is despite the fact that I had an afternoon nap on …

Science, Fires and Merri-May

“Have you seen Merri-May perform before?”, I was asked by the woman sitting near me at tonight’s show. “Yes”, I told her… “Many times. I think I could be a groupie”. I have only a fairly vague memory of the first time I met Merri-May Gill, though I suspect it’s probably about 10 years ago. …

Thank God It’s Friday

The graffiti on the wall of the men’s toilets at Ching-a-ling’s is way cool. I don’t recall the graffiti from the last time we visited one of Sydney’s new “cool, small bars” which was maybe six months ago. That time, we entered from the back door on Little Oxford Street which, oddly enough was the …

Haircut Thursday

Even though Damo is now living in Cronulla he still comes back to Surry Hills to get his hair cut. It’s not such as strange thing, as I think many people who find a good hair dresser just keep going back time after time, as they know how to do it “just right” I also …

Wednesday Night

If you’re a regular reader to this blog it won’t surprise you to discover that I went to the pub tonight. It’s a Wednesday night tradition after all. Some weeks I don’t go, but most weeks I do, to catch up with friends for a chat over a few bevvies. But tonight it managed to …