It’s up to you patrons to instill a bit of kulture into the joint with your Favourite orchestral ditties
Be it from the London Philharmonic mob
Or these jokers from Vienna
OR even this rather unusual pairing
Now the penguins
I Think I may be going a little nuts
217 thoughts on “Philharmonic Friday with Penguins”
‘Ride to Agadir’ comes from Mike Batt’s album ‘Schizophonia’ which is a concept album telling the story of the crusades.
I recommend people doing a bit of a search on Mike Batt and see what a prolific musician, composer, arranger and artist he is. I think people would be surprised that while they have heard much of his music they have never heard of him.
I hope the Kiwi, and the NZ government sue the bejeesus out of Aust government for the treatment he’s received on Xmas Island.
Nepotism? Jobs for the rich girls? Helping the mates get to destroy Sydney while lining their own pockets? How about someone who is not a Turnbull? Or are Mal and Lucy planning on remaking the city to suit themselves, making it their own private fiefdom.
How about one of the real, qualified urban planners and environmental consulatants in the running is given this job? Doesn’t Lucy have enough to do, sitting on all those boards and being the wife of a prime minister?
Lucy Turnbull slated for Greater Sydney Commission planning role
There is one good thing Truffles has done. No wonder EricA was a bit grumpy 😆
In case this slipped past you, the Christmas Island Immigration Reception and Processing Centre, aka Detention Centre, purpose built by Howard to handle asylum seekers,is undergoing a big change..
In May this year the government announced that due to the need to save money it was no longer to be used for it’s original purpose. Tony had stopped the boats and there was no need for it. I would think it would have been preferable to move the poor souls trapped on Manus Island and Nauru there, to wait to be processed and resettled, and save billions by closing the hellholes, but I’m not the government. Instead asylum seekers in the detention centre began to be transferred to Nauru and Manus.
The official line was parts of the place would be closed with the most prison-like section to be used as a ‘contigency’ from next year.
It soon became clear that the facility was increasingly being used as a gaol, a modern-day prison hulk, holding people who had had their visas cancelled, people the government had decided to deport or detain as part of their new purge.
Christmas Island detention centre being used to hold bikies, murderers with cancelled visas
Naturally these prisoners, many of whom had been living in Australia for decades, were not happy about being incarcerated indefinitely on an island, away from their friends, families and lawyers. Some were pretty dodgy types anyway. Things became violent. This caused a lot of worry for asylum seekers still on the island. The government is is no hurry to move them all.
Asylum seekers say they are under attack as violence erupts in detention centres
Too many prisoners are New Zealanders.
Raised in Australia, he’s among a wave of Kiwis held on Christmas Island as visas revoked
The NZ government is very worried about all this. John Key has expressed his concerns to AllBull, who has done nothing. Our government doesn’t give a frack. Dutton, who must have got his jollies as a kid pulling wings off butterflies and torturing small animals, uses the place as his own private torture chamber while AllBull looks the other way.
One more thing – the place is run by Serco.
From David Rowe’s Twitter feed.
They probably rated him as suitable for Paris as well.
Erica shouldn’t be too upset. There’s still hope for a diplomatic post.
Yesterday, or maybe the day before, someone predicted AllBull would get rid of some of the loopiest right-wingers in his team by making some new diplomatic appointments. A gentle sort of purge that would solve some of his alleged problems in his alleged wish to move the government more to the centre. I can’t be bothered looking for the link, because the article was rubbish, one of the many ‘what Turnbull has to do now’ things that are all over everywhere, but it’s an interesting idea. The only problem is there aren’t enough diplomatic posts needing new appointments to take in all the far-right idiots on the government benches.
The Oz is saying Kyrgyzstan is on the list of places the government is considering for resettling refugees.
You will have to google this –
It’s worth a look because it is mostly about Richard Marles and his firm belief people will drown if Labor changes policy on asylum seekers. The man is a fool.
How’s things going? Hope the shoulder is mending well. I see you’ve been practicing with your left hand, soon you’ll be ambidextrous and there’ll be no stopping you.
It’s not just Marles who is a fool, but also the ones who advise him. Surely, it must come from the top – Shorten.
I’ve been a bit naughty and my right hand seems to snake out of the sling when in proximity to a laptop keyboard.
I’m sure it is.
Gigilene has her lovely site up with some very beguiling stories…
I hope she doesn’t mind me posting it…between her and janice, there are some beautiful moments of escape delight…
Uncle Jack Charles considering legal action after another Melbourne cab refuses fare
BK – Good to hear you’re well on the way to being mended.
Serco probably has a contract that provides for a minimum incarceration rate. When asylum seekers run low fill up with bikies
I was going to wait until the comment box is fixed …. Anyway feel free anyone to have a look at my new site. Hope you enjoy it. It is escapism as jaycee said.
From Douglas and Milko
Nice one from Moir:
I love Cathy Wilcox today!
Both Abbott and Shorten have been cast aside by the electorate:
Leunig: I can think of quite a few situations this could apply to.
Golding thinks Abbott is out of control?
The Rugby World Cup final must be coming up:
Mark Knight on the big game – look at the comment from the little guy, people from NZ have long memories:
The Tea Tin… what happened after page 6 ???
The Tea Tin only has 4 pages … The story ends with “broken souvenir.”
I wondered if that was the case, the author sometimes has to challenge the readers not just spoon feed us.
Ooops, but please don’t be too norty and cause a delay in your recovery. Grandson got 6 runs last night much to his elder brothers disgust who was bowled out for one run. They begged us to go watch, we did, won’t do it again, unless they hit the finals.
Exactly. In the case of the old lady, we only know that she’s in hospital after the assault. What happened to her afterwards, we can only speculate. Thanks for reading it.
Buying silence? Immigration asked charities for multimillion-dollar bond
Gigi’..I liked the almost dream-like quality of the characters lives and then the sudden entrance of (in the old lady’s case) stark reality..the reader has to draw a quick breath…nice impressionist pieces..full of colour and movement.
What makes the ideal man? This comes close –
Just finished the annual Cup week coin count. It is amazing how much spare change adds up too over a year . Sadly oh was in on the final tally and has demanded half which I objected to . IT was MY spare change!! I defiantly stated. Now it seems I will be lucky to get a quarter. Bloody wimmen
True. There is a mixture of gentleness followed or mixed with, at times, violent moments.
Gigilene, I’ve just explored your site, and agree with Jaycee.
It is beautiful to the eye – I love the uncluttered style, which complements your writing so well, and the delightful and appropriate pictures you choose.
I think there is harmony in your layout, images and words . It seems odd to say it, but I will anyway – exploring your site and reading your tales has left me with an overall feeling of peace and satisfaction.
I enjoy and admire your (cliche alert x2) beautifully crafted “slice of life” tales and will follow your site eagerly.
You bring tears to my eyes … I could not possibly describe my own style the way you do. It charms me. Tales have been part of my upbringing: Lots of La Fontaine and Daudet … I’m certainly glad that they – my tales – inspire “peace and satisfaction”.
I will post some more in a couple of weeks. Thank you.
I must have missed your post. Could you put the link up again please.
Exquisite. Thank you.
Here is the link to Gigilene’s lovely stories:
Thank you for your interest:
However the comment box has a bug. OH is trying to fix it.
Well … fiona … thanks for that lovely illustration and your comments. I was going to send you my site personally, but I wanted to make sure there weren’t any bugs. And there is still one.
I am sure your wonderful OH will sort it out.
A letter from The Age today
Thanks, will get stuck into reading it on this humid day.
I will read your site tonight, when I can relax. Well done!
Your site is beautiful. I’ve bookmarked it and will visit often.
A flying dragon.
For the military history buffs – today is the 98th anniversary of the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba.
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