Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:11 p.m.
Prior to Laibach's incarnation on terra australis, which saw them performing their idiosyncratic take on The Sound of Music, we had the chance to catch ... read more
Posted July 2, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
In its seventh year, it should by now be firmly established that the annual Dark Mofo Festival is hard to rival when it comes to ... read more
Posted May 26, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Hmmm, anti-authoritarian views and addressing social concerns and issues related to the government and public affairs? Tick! DIY ethic? Tick! Attire that deliberately deviates from ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make speakers. They also ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow of time keeping everything from happening at ... read more
Posted May 29, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
Alright. Full disclosure: While the moniker Iron & Wine blipped here and there on my radar and your humble narrator thinking that it would not ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
19-21 January 2018 Hobart, Tasmania – Australia Nine is fabled to be the number of completion and fulfillment. After nine incarnations in Hobart and not ... read more
Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of ... read more
Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It fits your music collection into ... read more
Posted July 4, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Hobart, Tasmania June, 2017 MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, does not do advertising. If you have visited, you will know that it ... read more
Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene Point Blank focus), but also a ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Hobart, Tasmania January, 18-22, 2017 We no longer engage, sing nor dance. We do not know how to anymore. Instead, we watch other glorified people ... read more
Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time ... read more
Posted April 3, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that in Beijing, where in 2009 the ... read more
Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
13 Jan – 18 Jan, 2016 MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia In 2011, I visited Tasmania for the first time. In many ways it was still ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
INNER SANCTUM. line has been drawn / headed for the big death / your everywhere is my nowhere / some things are better left broken ... read more
Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
Chaos, contradictions, and confrontations are a rite of passage. Charles Dickens said that we begin to forgive a place as soon as it is left ... read more
Posted May 11, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded. People drink chrysanthemum ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society. A country ruled by meticulous ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 2:47 a.m.
escape the confines of your fate / don't be a prisoner in someone else's scheme / leave behind and bury what is dead / relief ... read more
Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:27 p.m.
before we talk of any repentance / I would do it all again / lose my way and fall again / they will never get ... read more
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