Hey gang, I'm sitting with Lisa Dempster and Caroline Hamilton (and right near lovely, cool zinesters panda and the fetus) at the zine fair on the final day of Adelaide's rad Format Festival. I don't even want to look up at all the tables as I spent far too much on second-hand books yesterday in … Continue reading Liveblogging from the zine fair: reader remnants; Adelaide; Format Fest
I arrived home from Adelaide to find Lord Mayor of Melbourne had been quoted as saying Adelaide should be 'shut down'. The feeling of oddness was still with me from traipsing up and down Hindley Street all weekend - sex shops and tittie bars (and cyber sex cafes - the point?); R&B-type slick and shiny … Continue reading Adelaide Should Not Be Shut Down
As many of you know, I'm off to participate in the Academy of DIY as part of the Format Festival in Adelaide this weekend. I'm flying off after work today, and I may not get a chance to blog (not back until Sunday night and I don't have a laptop, how old-school!). Also, my phone … Continue reading Off to Adelaide
I'm spending my Saturday making bookmarks for the blog to give out at the Format Festival next month (as it's a DIY festival, I thought crafty-collage-style bookmarks would be apt). They'll be on different colour cardboards with words, little images I like, and gel-pen artwork! It's so much fun - I haven't done craft for … Continue reading I've Joined the Twits, the Dead (or Undead) and More Festivals!
Let me start out by saying I have a terrible headache, but I blog because I love you. Happy Valentines Day, readers. I hope you didn't get too commercial. I hope you wrote a heartfelt poem or song, no matter how shoddy. I spent the day with Charles Darwin, but more on that later in … Continue reading I Do it For Love
Ah, to write. To do it for the joy alone. I am addicted to creating and recording. I am also addicted to discovery. How does that writer do it? How did they come up with that? How did they capture just how that feels, or what it would feel like, or how it would feel to be … Continue reading Smells, Snugglepot, Springsteen Vibes, Sleepers and Stuff