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Are you hungry like the wolf? Or do you have to install microwave ovens or walk like an Egyptian despite your baggy trousers?

It's come to my attention that 80's Inc are playing at the Carine on Saturday 21st - that's this Saturday.  Earl of the golden voice and Louise of the magic flute and sax gave Swancon attendees an energetic show this year, now come and see the whole of this impressive 6 piece band strut their Best of British 80's stuff.

My mum was so impressed she's coming with us!

We've seen them play several times and they're terrific.

The 'best of the 80s
– UK' show will feature songs made famous by the likes of Simple Minds,
Queen, Dire Straits, Duran Duran, Rick Astley, the Eurythmics, Depeche
Mode, Bananarama, Madness, The Clash, Wham , Tears For Fears and David
Bowie. Many other well known artists will be covered.

You can buy a ticky ticket here https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?eventId=77080

Band's website here  - https://earlcolemusic.com/80s_inc/

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107887485468519838860/stream/d69cdeb4-cb1a-4572-b58c-9a9e22fe664c and scroll down for my reviews of 80's Inc shows from the past performances.




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[personal profile] rdm and I took some photos along the Tin Horse Highway on our way back from Kulin. There were a lot of tin horses and other critters.

More can be seen right here and many, many, many, many more can be seen along the highway itself - this was just a small sampling.


Fun sculptures on a long drive

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 Queen's birthday weekend here in W.A (That's Western Australia) - some friends married and invited us out to the celebrations quite a way East from the coast. Very much reminded me of some of the Heidelberg School paintings and had me thinking of some of the Arthur Upfield Bony books. Extraordinary views from the top of Jilakin Rock. The east most occurrence of the Jarrah tree is here, possibly once part of a superforest ranging right the way across the State. A long drive, made fun by the Tin Horse Highway and definitely worth the drive to my mind for the sheer presence of country.

Google Photos Autoawesome Video with sound
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Hi there,
 
We're putting the Antigua dataset on hold for the moment so that we can cover an urgent need from Rescue Global: basic information about building density in Puerto Rico. Even before post-Maria images come in, we can make maps of population density and expected damage for Rescue Global, but we need more accurate and up-to-date building information than we currently have available.

So this dataset is a bit different than the others: we are only using "Before" images, taken in the past few months, and we are only asking the first question we've been asking of the other datasets: how many buildings do you see?

We're hoping we can get through this quickly, so we're keeping the question to just basic categories of image counts instead of, for example, asking people to spend more time marking individual buildings.

With your help, we can use this information to make a map of expected damage, which will help Rescue Global decide where to focus their initial reconnaissance flights in the days immediately after Hurricane Maria, when power, phones and internet are expected to still be down throughout most of the large island of Puerto Rico.

Please continue to help at www.planetaryresponsenetwork.org.
 
Thank you,
 
Grant & The Zooniverse Team
 

Comic rec

Sep. 21st, 2017 01:10 pm
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I've been enjoying Power Ballad by Molly Brooks. Both the artwork and the story have been very appealing so far.
James Nicoll's review if you want to have a look jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/i-know-at-last-the-secret-of-it-all  but if you would like to wander into it with no pre-conceptions, go ahead, right here.


Arrrrr!

Sep. 19th, 2017 09:13 am
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What be your favourite pirate movie?

If ye can't be makin' up yer mind,  pick a couple.

I can't be decidin' between Captain Blood and  The Pirates band of misfits at this very moment. 
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Last week the postal survey for the Australian Marriage Law alteration yes/no arrived.
I opened it, ticked yes and took it to the mailbox that night.
I find it hard to understand why anyone wouldn't.
I'd be guessing most of my readers would be in favour of marriage equality.
Let's support this push for equality so that bigotry, hatred and oppression can take a back step for once.
Let's get in there and let people have the same legal rights.
Let's give the economy one heck of a shot in the arm.

Do this
!


(Edited for a momentary lack of yellow and phrased it betterer)
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We kept seeing women in long black velvet skirts here and there. I wondered who they were, so just now I did some research.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Kale - they're descended from Rom who fled England and they make a decision around 15-20 years of age whether to go for traditional dress for the rest of their lives or not.
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Did you ever wonder what it was like to be John Tracy in International Rescue? Do it for real. You'll be the eye in the sky. Look at photos and get the information to help the rescue teams on the ground. Don't worry, there's a short tutorial to help you!

The details or just go to http://www.planetaryresponsenetwork.org/ )
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Ada Palmer and Sassafras

Ice and Fire   https://sassafrass.bandcamp.com/track/ice-and-fire


Down, down, down, down, down into Ginnungagap 
Down, down, down, down, down into Ginnungagap
Down, down, down, down, down into Ginnungagap
Down, down, down, down, down into Ginnungagap



battling

Spray and Hyperbubble

We're at the very nerve centre of art video cliche
I think it's going to turn out alright
We're at the very nerve centre of art video cliche
We're going to take it right through the night

We'll be
synchronised
We'll be 
hypnotised
We'll be 
paralysed by the sight

of the imagery
of the irony
of the way we captured the light
CAPTURED the light!





Yum

Aug. 30th, 2017 12:01 pm
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I'm cooking a somewhat modified version of Alton Brown's Once and Future Beans and my goodness it smells really, really good. I'm using preserved Jalapenos, a little less salt, light brown sugar, a little less molasses and a lot more onion, and some of the Thermomix veggie stock with fresh water. I don't like the idea of using the soaking water for the beans, and the rest is stuff that I don't need to go out for. I also have no idea what a Great Northern Bean is or where to get them in Perth, and the Borlotti beans that were sitting in the cupboard will do just as fine as they did the last time I used them for this. 

It won't be ready for a good few hours yet but I bet the neighbours are cursing me. It smells *awesome*.

The only problem is now I've made my own baked beans I am not at all satisfied with the pitiful pale attempts that come out of a tin. So if I want my favourite comfort food I have to plan a day ahead for ingredients and soaking the beans.  But gods, it's worth it.
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 The first insights from the  Australian Genetics of Depression Study are in but there's still time to participate particularly if you're an Australian adult who has been clinically treated for depression. You don't have to have had depression to take the survey, but they'd really like it if you've had treatment for it.
 
 
In Australia call: 1800 257 179
 
Email: gendep@qimrberghofer.edu.au
 
or Write to:
Locked Bag 2000, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, QLD, 4029, AUSTRALIA
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The Jetty Fish and Chips is now doing a gluten free batter and is inviting opinions. Mines: It's crisp and light, and a nice change from "Well you can have it grilled" (which is okay but sometimes one does like to have batter) that you get at, oooh, anywhere but 3 places I've been within a couple oh hundred kilometres of Perth.

A nice train then shuttle bus or car ride down to Mandurah, a walk along the foreshore, to enjoy fish and chips at The Jetty, then a walk across  the bridge is such a pleasure anyway, and batter just adds icing on the cake. So to speak.

The Jetty has always had gluten free chips and very much taken care with their food prep, it's awesome of them to do this.
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Earlier this week we went to Wadjemup - on our way back we encountered a much bigger whale slapping its tail (although for a Humpback whale it was quite small) but this Mandurah trip I got the photo of its smaller cousin doing the same thing.

We were very surprised about the Mandurah bridge construction - for some reason it'd passed completely under our radar. We took the opportunity to walk over the old one before it's removed. Maybe for the last time! The lower fishing section is blocked off completely, I expect much to the ire of the local fisho's.



It's been a good couple of days nature wise, yesterday was Splendid Fairy Wrens and Tawny Frogmouth at Herdsman, today some great dolphin action and the great cream and yellow flowering of Djeran on the drive down to Mandurah.
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 Well Friday looks like it will be a clear day and not too cold or at all rainy for this graveside funeral.

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 We only have slight colds.

It's annoying though, we are still on holiday and meant to be having a good time.

Hopefully we will be better tomorrow. 

I got the news this morning that my Mum's cousin - we always called her Auntie - passed away last night. She was very full of life in her heyday, intelligent and always had an entertaining story to tell, usually one of her mishap filled "adventures".

Alas she did not deal with diabetes well. Might as well have been called denialbetes and in the past few years it all caught up with her severely. Look after yourself people. Some things really don't go away on their own.
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You know, after the 13 hour flight from Helsinki to Changi,  a brief 45 minute outside a plane in Changi, and then the 4 and a half hours flight from Changi to Perth and the drive home from the international airport, (thanks Ros!) it feels *really* good to have a hot shower!


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