In the spirit of dubbing certain days, weeks and even weekends as ‘awareness days’, I propose that Friday the 14th of November be called “World Drummers Day”. On this day, last Friday, the usual, scene-stealing guitar front instead gave way to the unsung and unsinging drummers in all their thumping glory at Planet. First up, … Continue reading “Flashing Tablet; Panelbeater, Planet, November 24, 1995”
What do people within the catchment actually think of the basin plan after Four Corners’ revelations?
With a blow of the whistles at 7:30am on July 1, 1916, tens of thousands of British troops went over the top and advanced on German lines in positions abutting the River Somme in France.
MELBOURNE–I can’t put my finger on how, but I was researching the usual international warfare stuff I do every day when I stumbled across what could be my finest music writing.
On March 13 last year, the most powerful cyclone to ever hit the Pacific smashed into the islands of Vanuatu, leaving 75,000 people homeless. At least 15 people were killed in the storm. One year on, the nation still faces many challenges.
WAROONA–Bush babies, bush fires and wedding bashes. Down south in West Australia.
It is the final week of typically boisterous campaigning leading to Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, where the embattled ruling Kuomintang is expected to be defeated in both, sparking its third democratic handover of power.
Vanuatu’s opposition leader has requested urgent clarification from the prime minister about why payments of 1 million vatu ($12,100) were distributed to the personal accounts of every opposition MP with the line item “TC Pam refund” this week.
One year on from the pro-democracy protests that brought Hong Kong to a standstill, organisers admit that China’s Communist leadership shows no sign of budging on reform, but a spark could reignite the movement.
El Nino-driven drought and frosts in the normally tropical highlands in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has brought Tasmania-like weather to the region, a regional administrator said.