Planetary line-up with Moon

Tomorrow morning the Moon will lead a line-up of planets

I anticipate it'll be cloudy, as it often seems to be cloudy when there's an astronomical feature to see. 


When I went the uni for the first time, they still had a Classics department

These days it seems as though many people who majored in Classics are now reworking the old stories from new directions.

Anyway, seems someone doesn't know the story of Pandora's box! 

Advance Australia unfairly

A recent Disquiet Junto project gave me an idea to use the cut-up technique on the national anthem

My oldest, Oscar, sings in the choir at school, so I knew he'd provide the raw material for this edit.

My partner Jo joked that I might get arrested for butchering the national anthem and it's a contentious song for me anyway, since the second verse is at odds with Australia's offshore detention policies.

I think it was William S. Burroughs who thought the Cut-up technique revealed hidden meanings in text, and it seems to me the Australian national anthem has language which seems to 'dog-whistle' the white Australia policies of earlier eras.

Anyway, my result is unmusical and I tried singing the new arrangement to the existing melody, which improved it but seemed at odds with the Junto directions.


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