Looking back



My last album of music was put together in 2014 and I've produced so much more material since then in differing directions.

One of the approaches that worked when putting together those tracks was overlaying material to find fresh sounds. In the video above I've gone through material from 2016 to explore possibilities.

It shows how much landscape plays a role in my music, which has been an influence since 2003 when I moved out of the suburbs.

There's still so much to consider though. I didn't use any toasted sandwich videos, for example.

And each week there are usually a couple more tracks joining the pile.

Toasted potato sandwich



Back with another remarkable sandwich! This time made with leftovers.

Toward the end I issue a challenge for people to try adding a couple of ingredients. Think I'm going to explore this next.

Kangaroos don't want your stuff

My friend Hugh shared this photo on Facebook and it led to discussion about what it is that people aren't meant to share with a kangaroo.

Obviously it wouldn't be good for native fauna to develop a taste for fast food but I like to think that kangaroos don't want your flowers on Valentines Day either.

OVARIES for 106

Got my letters out in Scrabble over two double word scores

Jailbait clickbait

No thanks, Youtube

Putin and Trump

My friend Foong-Ee shared this photo of street art in Brunswick, Victoria.

The speed bump sign really makes it for me.

St James Church



John Robinson is a volunteer at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and attended St James Church when it was in Hanwood.

Built in 1906, it's the oldest church in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and has been a part of Pioneer Park since 1971.

Anyhow

Had to get a new windscreen for my car and was entertained by this sign.

Back when they could advertise cigarettes in Australia, you'd see this Winfield slogan unadulterated.

Heatwave

"Welcome to 'hell on earth'" reads the headline on the local news websites, keeping me "up to date with news as temperature scorch the region."

It seems obvious but it's not the temperatures that are scorching the region -- it's the combination of hot sun and winds blowing from the north.

Yesterday, as I affixed a blanket to the windscreen of my car parked outside the library, a bloke leaned over the fence from the bowling club and told me not to worry "about rugging her up, it'll be warm enough today."

I admire the dedication this bloke shows to his sport, as he was drinking beer around 10am and the temperature was already in the upper 30s.

Looks like it'll be cooler tomorrow but the maximum of 46.1 on "Fried day" was a significant increase on my previous record of 45.2 during 2004.