Mamma Mia : Here We Go Again

Hardly a day goes by without a newspaper report about the forthcoming "ABBA reunion". There are two new songs to be released over the next year; there's a major TV special coming up around Christmas; there's a "virtual reality" tour on the way; and of course, there's the latest "Mamma Mia" movie, released this week, ...

The Sports Gene

As this is my second sports-related post in a row, you might be thinking "What's happening with James? Where are the show tunes and theatre reviews you've come to associate with me and this blog?" The truth is I don't really have much of a sports gene. As a child I was never naturally gifted ...

Sweden v England

About a decade ago, probably much longer, I remember a friend, Declan, declaring he was supporting England in the World Cup. He was a born and bred Irishman, who concluded that, since Ireland had been eliminated from the World Cup, he should probably support England instead. "Don't you remember what the English have done to ...

Shadows on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Black and White

I've been feeling slightly restless in the last few days, and so have been wandering a fair bit, taking a few photographs here and there, a few of which looked better in black and white than colour, so I thought I'd share them. Nothing special, all on my camera phone, with a black and white ...

My cousin recently celebrated her 45th wedding anniversary and sent me this shot, taken in Casino, NSW in 1973 featuring mum, dad, and an awesome seven year old hipster.

Camera Roll

Some recent photographs.

The view from the thirteenth floor of the ABC building in Ultimo, Sydney

Recent Views

Though it can sometimes be cold, wet and miserable in Sydney during winter, it can also be totally awesome. And yesterday, in the midst of our visit to the NAIDOC Week Arts Festival, I took a brief walk out in the sunshine. I sat down, I closed my eyes, and just enjoyed the awesomeness of ...

Weaving Circle at NAIDOC Arts Festival

Lots Of Art and Music

As we headed towards Sydney's Tom Mann Theatre on Friday night, we ran into a colleague of mine. "I need to warn you, there's no bar", he told us. And so with half-an-hour to go before the band was due to perform, we headed to the nearby Royal Exhibition Hotel. It seems as though a ...

Theatre Weekend

Though I've been an ardent theatre-goer since high school days, I haven't been going as much lately as in previous years. Working in the media, I have often received free review tickets for many, many productions, including quite a few memorable opening nights. But as my job has changed, they're less frequent, and I'm mostly ...

Mardi Gras Re-enactment

Heading home this afternoon, I faced a dilemma. With a fifteen minute wait for the bus I was planning to catch, I couldn't decide whether to stop in to a nearby pub for a quick beer, or wait in line. In the end, my choice was made for me, as I saw a group of ...