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  • Ash Armstrong
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    Working this morning, 09.00-12.00, my first University Open Day. Went well I thought. I was only supposed to be 'shadowing' the others, to get a feel for open days and how they go, but I ended up talking to quite a few parents and prospective students about psychology degree stuff and the miriad charms of life in Leicester. I surprised myself at not getting flustered, and actually talking (I thought) coherently.
    Into town afterwards for some household shopping, disappointed to find the Sainsbury's on Humberstone Gate has closed, but got everything I needed anyway, walked home (2.5m), showered, cheese on toast, coffee, football (Brentford beat Man City!)

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  • Susanne
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    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
    Olias has wonderful moments of him multi-trackin' his own voice. But you knew that. From memory Angel's Embrace had moments. The more new age stuff he did. Plus try the Invention of Knowlede. Open. The more recent stuff.


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    Yes - Olias is one of my absolute favourite albums! (I have the first three, the songs I liked best from 1000 hands, the albums with Vangelis, and Invention of Knowledge. But apart from that, for some reason I only own a splattering of other tracks.) I will definitely investigate your other suggestions. Thank you!

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Olias has wonderful moments of him multi-trackin' his own voice. But you knew that. From memory Angel's Embrace had moments. The more new age stuff he did. Plus try the Invention of Knowledge. Open. The more recent stuff.


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  • Susanne
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    Listening to WE HAVE HEAVEN over and over, alone in a little grotto, looking out over a lake. I love JA'a vocals all over himself, over and over. I also enjoyed the squirrels.

    (Can anyone point me towards anything similar in JA's solo works? I would love to find more like this!)

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  • luvyesmusic
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    A "little" bass in action.

    https://youtu.be/n75DAmwInhE

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    NO SOUP THROWN ON WARHOL'S SOUP CANS IN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY


    Yep. So obvious. Why didn't they do it??? A missed goal from our JUST STOP OIL friends. Surely.




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    Protesters vandalise Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans at National Gallery of Australia

    By Georgia Roberts
    • Activist group Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies has taken responsibility for the vandalism
    • The bottom row of the artwork has been removed from display at the National Gallery of Australia
    • The vandalism is the latest in a string of incidents where environmental groups target well-known works of art

    The gallery confirmed a protest had taken place this morning and that the protesters were removed from the famous work.

    The bottom row of the artwork was also removed.

    "A protest has taken place at the National Gallery of Australia following similar incidents here and overseas," the NGA said in a statement.

    "In cooperation with the Australian Federal Police, we are assessing the incident and will release a statement in due course."




    Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans are on display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.(Facebook: National Gallery of Australia)
    Environment activist group, Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies has taken responsibility for the vandalism.

    A spokesperson for ACT police said officers had responded to reports of an incident involving two people at the NGA this morning.

    The spokesman said at this time no arrests had been made but encouraged anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Parliamentary Triangle to contact ACT Policing.

    The vandalism of Warhol's work comes after a recent string of activists defacing well-known artworks.

    In May this year, a man was arrested and placed in psychiatric care after he smeared the Mona Lisa with cake at The Louvre in Paris.

    In October, two protesters were arrested in Melbourne, after gluing themselves to a framed Picasso print at the National Gallery of Victoria.

    Later that same month, Just Stop Oil protesters threw tomato soup at Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting at the National Gallery in London.


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    C'mon. Guys. It was right there!!!


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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Just checked his twitter. OK. Albo was in Marrickville to do some PR. Probably also do stuff in his old parliamentary office. That is the chemist we visit as well. Shame there are no pix of him in the bettin' agency havin'a cheeky punt !!! Or in the 2 dollar shoppe lookin' for Xmas presents...


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  • Gilly Goodness
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    TACO,TEAKBOIS,MELBOURNE CUP TUESDAY


    Yep. The stars have aligned. The first Tuesday in November is the runnin' of the great race. Over 2 miles. For a squillion dollars. Attracts the best stayers in the world. Some Irish. I backed one but I'm gettin' ahead of myself.

    So went down to Marrickville high street with the good wife. Went into the bettin' agency and perused the field. Race 7. 3pm. Found 3 likely winners. One Irish. Another with an Irish name. Tralee Rose. I'm a sucker like that. So a horse for each of us. But. Lo and behold standin' next to me was the old Greek guy who always stands in line 1/2 an hour early to be first into the bank. He gave me a couple of hot tips as though he'd heard from Zeus himself. Totally convinced. So in the end jumped on 5 horses. All to win. Obviously hope a roughie gets up. Later noticed one of the wet run specials he gave me was ranked to come dead motherless last in the newspaper.

    So Mrs G and myself did our business/shoppin' etc....and were walkin' up to the bank when crossin' the road I saw a tall suited and booted dude stridin' towards me. Local cop shop is nearby so my first thought was he was a plain clothed policeman. Discreet cop badge was buckled at his belt. All this in a flash went through my mind. A phalanx of six or so suited men, stridin' purposefully. All tall and fit. Then I saw him.

    In the midst of this phalanx was the Right Honourable Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Truly gobsmacked to suddenly be 3 feet away as he walked past. My brain froze and I couldn't even get out a quick"Good onya Albo!"

    I know he has a house in the suburb and an old parliamentary office on the high street ( which attracts the odd traffic stoppin' protest). But he lives now in Canberra at The Lodge by Lake Burley Griffen. It was not a shmoozy PR walk through the busy high street. His bodyguards were definately ex SAS men. You could tell as they strode past. All in plainclothes but with square jaws and no compunction to not draw their guns. It was surprisin' and intimidatin' all in one.

    All had game faces on. They were marchin' to somewhere. Maybe to a press event but I had seen no TV crews set up. Maybe to go to a GP. But doubt that. Not a coffee run. I'm honestly lost as to why he was there. Like I said Parliament is in Canberra. Went on the net, even his official page but found no info.

    So a busy and buzzy mornin'. Everyone talks about the race. Everyone becomes an instant expert. Gotta say as they turn the last corner, havin' your nag streak to the front can't be beaten for the rush. In 60 years that's happened to me maybe 2 or 3 times.

    Go you (5) good things!!!
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  • Ash Armstrong
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    I saw a chap with a briefcase and umbrella on his way to work this morning wearing a skeleton outfit.

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  • pianozach
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    The high school choir teacher I work with came in today dressed like Obi-Wan, complete with working light sabre. Spoke with a British accent the entire class.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Originally posted by pianozach View Post

    Maybe some Jackson Pollack?
    Also thought that. Back in 1973 the socialist democratic party of PM Gough Whitlam in Canberra paid $AU3,000,000 for Pollock's Blue Poles. Which there was much pearl clutchin' at the time.

    To stand in front of it and just be blasted by the pure energy of it has been one of the artistic highlights of my life. There is no way you can prepare yourself for the experience.

    It is now conservatively estimated to be worth 100 times that price.

    BUT. If you threw food or faeces over it, would you really notice? Amirite???


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  • pianozach
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    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
    WHO IS NEXT? CEZANNE?


    Still horrified that the majestic Sunflowers got tomato souped recently. Saw it in Canberra a few years ago. Quite small actually but radioactively bright!!! Now I see two young frauleins threw mashed potatoes over Monet's haystacks. Mein Got!!!




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    So. Volks. Which famous paintin' should be next?

    I feel if the young activists throw food at paintin's they should throw it at food pictures. Cezanne's still lives fit the bill. Sacre Blue!!! Apples, oranges, bread, fish, wine. Bring it on. Perhaps a fish curry with an apple terrine to follow.

    Which paintin' should be next???
    Maybe some Jackson Pollack?

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Red Towers finally opened in Sydney. After 7 years of construction.



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  • Gtkgasman
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    Someone has made my most recent yes merch their own…..🥰

    Have to defuzz it each day to wear it 😁

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  • alex peters
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    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
    Made me smile.


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    What a story. Thanks for sharing. Made me smile!

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