UWA Booksale 2011

August 23, 2011

Yes, I waited in line, and yes it was worth it.

For this year’s Save the Children booksale at UWA I rocked up just after 12.30pm to stake a place in line. I was 6th at this point and with only one extra person joining someone in front of me I got to be 7th inside the sale and certainly I was first to the boxes of records. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brenda, Anita and Merry

October 22, 2010

It’s Friday and time for a song.

I have been reading in the paper this week about Keith Richards’ autobiography. Filling up the columns of various newspapers has been how Keith, or Keef if you prefer, refers to Mick as Brenda. Furthermore, amongst the two, there has been a bit of partner swapping back and forth, with both Keith and Mick having slept with Marianne Faithfull, and later Mick, seducing Anita Pallenberg away from Keith, who had earlier stolen her away from Brian Jones. Keith reports that while waiting for Anita to come home, which she didn’t, he wrote Gimme Shelter, easily one of the best Rolling Stones songs ever. Read the rest of this entry »


Tumbling Dice Leads To Sticky Fingers

May 11, 2010

Okay, really, this has gone too far.

Enough with all the different Monopoly themes. We have had, just from the top of my head, Simpsons, Star Wars, Narnia, Peanuts, Wizard of Oz and now The Rolling Stones? Read the rest of this entry »


Lip Sync Service

May 4, 2010

At last, the vinyl display. As I said yesterday, I had to go home and take a photo of one of these slabs of vinyl because I couldn’t find an image of it online. Still, at last it is here. Read the rest of this entry »