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Saturday, 11 November

22:54

NESTING MOORHEN 2 Melbourne Fresh Daily

A few weeks ago I posted some photos of nesting moorhens. This week, I revisited the same nest and was happy to see that fledglings have been leaving the nest and under the supervision of the moorhen nannies they can swim in the pond, and then make their own way back to the nest. I counted five moorhens sharing mothering duties in the same nest. As you can see, they must have all laid eggs in the same nest as some eggs are still unhatched and are being incubated, while there are also nestlings and fledglings.

As I said before, during breeding season, the Dusky Moorhen forms breeding groups of two to seven birds, with all members defending territory, building nests and looking after young. The shallow platform nests are made of reeds and other water plants over water, among reeds or on floating platforms in open water. Two or more females will lay their eggs in the same nest and all members of the group help to incubate the eggs and feed the young.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the I'd Rather Be Birdin' meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


22:00

An overcast day, storm clouds at dusk, and A.K. A weekend away... matthew schiavello: photos and words







An overcast day, storm clouds at dusk, and A.K.

A weekend away at a friends property in country Victoria

27/11/16

11:01

Ned Kelly: The Rebel and Nolans Muse "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Ned Kelly one day before the execution. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

On the 11th of November 1880, Ned Kelly, an Australian bushranger, was hanged in Melbourne. At the time of his death he was only 25 and already a legend. By some perceived as a criminal and villain, by others as a rebel or even an Australian equivalent of Robin Hood, Kelly was anstill is one of the most controversial figures in the history of Australia.

He was sentenced to death for the murder of three policemen, numerous bank robberies and the murder of his estranged gang member, Aaron Sherritt. The list of his crimes was much longer, but he denied some of them and claimed to be the victim of false accusations. Always on a run with his fellow gang members, Kelly was  captured eventually after the Glenrowan shootout on the 27th of June 1880. Prior to this event, the Kelly gang had equipped themselves in characteristic iron armour that repelled bullets; yet, it did not protect their legs. This turned out to be fatal in consequences, as Kelly was shot in the left foot, left leg, right hand, left arm and twice in the region of the groin (The Argus, 29 June 1880). His fellow gang members did not survive the shootout.

Ah, well, I suppose it has come to this (The Argus, 12 November 1880), were Kellys last words, with the rope already around his neck. But the words Kelly is best remembered for are included in his famous Jerilderie Letter, written to the police to clarify and justify various incidents leading him to becoming an outlaw. The letter made of him an illiterate (he dictated the letter to his friend) literary phenomenon. The language in the letter has got an unavoidable roughness to it, yet it is colourful and full of metaphors, testifying Kellys eloquence and intelligence.

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10:07

Counihan Politics and Protest Black Mark

Thursday evening as I am going to the Counihan Gallery on the tram along Sydney Road. I am thinking about the theme of the exhibition: people politics protest and Noel Counihan in a cage demonstrating the lack of free speech in 1933. Thinking that if I dont see the police, or ultra-conservative demonstrators then the art isnt great protest art and then I saw the sandbag barricade out the front of the Brunswick town hall. Have the battle lines been drawn? Has Moreland seceded from Australia?

Rushdi Anwar

Rushdi Anwar, Art Like Morality, Consists of Drawing a Line Somewhere is it?

Too good to hope for; the barricade were just an art installation. It wasnt even part of the inaugural Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award. It was Kurdish Australian artist Rushdi Anwars Art Like Morality, Consists of Drawing a Line Somewhere is it? and it was part of Morearts 2017, the annual temporary art exhibition. It made me consider the possibility that the best art about people, politics or protest in Moreland was possibly not in the Counihan Gallerys Moreland Summer Show.

Perhaps, the most best protest art this year in this local came, not from artists but from the Moreland City Council. This year has been a turning point in Australia as sections of society, represented...

08:42

STINKY PICNIC AT MAKE IT UP CLUB! Experimental Melbourne






On Tuesday, everyone's favourite father and daughter experimental outsider-pop duo STINKY PICNIC will be bringing their loop-layered pop-noise extravaganza to the MIUC stage for the very first time!  So, in preparation, here are a bunch of songs they made up a few days ago. 

STEP ONE: One of the would come up with an adjective, the other a noun, and a song title was born. 
STEP TWO: Play that song.
STEP THREE: WOOHOO!

Hear the magic here!

MAKE IT UP E.P.

And see the magic next Tuesday... although it will be completely different magic, of course.

06:00

The Mozart family's music - Leopold, Maria Anna and Wolfgang Amadeus ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly

On 11th of October each year, the United Nations celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, emphasising the needs and challenges that girls face. So this year I was interested in looking over my own posts on Fanny Hensel (180547), Felix Mendelssohns sister, composer and under-valued musical advisor. Unfortunately I didnt find very much.

However it did get me onto a totally different search: for Maria Anna Mozart (17511829) aka Nannerl, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)s older sister. They were the children of musician and composer Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl of Salzburg.

Maria Anna was taught harpsichord by her father Leopold. So they enjoyed a great childhood, indulging their musical creativity and creating their own musical world. In fact Leopold took the two children to tour the most cultural cities across Europe, performing together as child prodigies. According to all reports, the youngsters impressed both audiences and critics.

But it was possible that the Mozart girl was really the better musician. Leopold Mozart confirmed it in writing, saying My little girl plays the most difficult works which we have with incredible precision and so excellently. What it all amounts to is this, that my little girl, although she is only 12 years old, is one of the most skilful players in Europe.

Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart
by Eusebius Johann Alphen
portrait miniature on ivory, c1765

Birthplace Museum, Salzburg

As Nannerl and Wolfgangs musical talents developed, her adoring younger brother loved her work. At a concert, when Wolfgang announced that the piece he has just played was written by his sister, Leopold was furious. He ordered Nannerl to never compose music again!

Clearly Nannerl must have composed. Note in 1762 when the two children played for aristocrats in Munich, Count Karl von Zinzendorf wrote: The little child from Salzburg and his sister played the harpsichord. The poor little fellow plays marvellously. He is a child of spirit, lively, charming. His sisters playing is...

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Friday, 10 November

22:24

SUMMER SUN Melbourne Fresh Daily

The temperature are beginning to climb in Melbourne as Summer draws nearer. We shall have a very warm, fine weekend and next week summery weather again. We were rather displeased with the cool weather and grey days of Spring, but now as the mercury begins to rise, we shall start complaining about the heat...

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Photo Journal meme

and also part of the Weekend Green meme.

22:00

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Tuesday, 05 September

17:31

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #558 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #558 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #558 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 5th September 2017 to Monday 11th September 2017 Montsalvat Arts Festival Live Music | Artists Open Studios | Tours of Montsalvat | Childrens Art Workshops | Art Demonstrations | Specialty Food Stalls & more... Sunday 10 September 2017 | Montsalvat Arts Festival National Superhero Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Be a superhero for Muscular Dystrophy as part of National Superhero Week 2017, running from Monday September 4 to Sunday September 10. National Superhero Week Women's Health Week .nobrtable br { display: none } 4-8 September 2017 - Women's Health Week 2017 is a time to invest in ourselves and make our own good health a priority. Family & Lifestyle Fair .nobrtable br { display: none } Fashion, baby goods, interiors, stationery, photographers, health, arts & crafts and much more. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 One Fine Baby 2017 | Royal Exhibition Building Australian Creedence Show .nobrtable br { display: none } Creedence Clearwater Revival hit songs have been born again in the body and soul of Melbourne five-piece band, Ramble Tamble. Saturday 9th September - Wheelers Hill Ramble Tamble - The Australian Creedence Show | Book Online Here Timber & Working With Wood Show .nobrtable br { display: none } 8 - 10 September 2017 | Have fun trying new techniques and experience some of the world's finest timbers, all at the one location! Timber & Working With Wood Show 2017 | Caulfield Racecourse The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture .nobrtable br { display: none } 27 August 2017 - 7 November 2017 A sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture | NGV International The Bodyguard | The Musical .nobrtable br { display: none } You know the story, you love the songs, now experience THE BODYGUARD live on stage! The Bodyguard | The Musical | Regent Theatre Play On .nobrtable br { display: none } Play On returns taking over the Collingwood Arts Precinct with its signature classical meets electronic nights for the first three Fridays in September. Play On | Collingwood Arts Precinct Flour Market .nobrtable br { display: none } Sunday, 10th September | join some of your favourite bakers and cake-makers for a morning of sugary celebration and sweet indulgence. Flour Market Spring Fling | Collingwood Town Hall On This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } A Taste Of India 2017, Ariana Grande, Crate Digger Record Fair Preston, Cruden Farm Family Fun Day 2017, Geelong Cats v Richmond, Healthy Body & Soul Festival, Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival 2017, Melbourne Fashion Week 2017, Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels,...

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Thursday, 31 August

14:20

Smart Arts - 31 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This week on Smart Arts, Richard sits down with Director Gary Abrahams and cast member Grant Cartwright to chat about their adaptation of this two part production Angels in America: a gay fantasia on national themes, CEO of Melbourne Fringe festival Simon Abrahams and writer/director Francis Lee to chat about film God's own Country, now showing at selected cinemas. 

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Tuesday, 29 August

16:08

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #557 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #557 | Whats On this Week Welcome to Newsletter | #557 Whats On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 29th August 2017 to Monday 5th September 2017 Melbourne Day Wednesday 30th August 2017 Fathers Day - Sunday 3rd September 2017 Fathers Day is all about reminding dad why you love him so much. Our Fathers Day 2017 Guide EJ Whitten Legends Game .nobrtable br { display: none } Friday September 1st 2017 - football greats, celebrities and media personalities supporting prostate cancer for mens health. EJ Whitten Legends Game 2017 | Etihad Stadium | ticketmaster.com.au MS Readathon 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } August 1 - 31 | Read, raise funds and start making a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. MS Readathon 2017 | msreadathon.org.au GAME ON at Federation Square .nobrtable br { display: none } PAX Aus, Australias largest gaming festival, teases the main show with a pop-up at Federation Square on 1-2 September 2017. PAX AUS @ Fed Square Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } Festival of One Act Plays Antique and Vintage Fair ferret racing buskers Wine and Food Festival performances and literary events August 31 to September 10 | Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival 2017 Australian Creedence Show | September Shows .nobrtable br { display: none } Creedence Clearwater Revival hit songs have been born again in the body and soul of Melbourne five-piece band, Ramble Tamble. Fri 1st Sept - Cranbourne + Sat 9th Sept - Wheelers Hill Ramble Tamble - The Australian Creedence Show | Book Online Here Womens Health Week .nobrtable br { display: none } 4-8 September 2017 - Womens Health Week 2017 is a time to invest in ourselves and make our own good health a priority. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes .nobrtable br { display: none } Friday 1st September 2017 | Funds raised go to White Ribbons Breaking the Silence program on the issue of domestic violence. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes 2017 | Queensbridge Square On This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } Artists on Were Street, Craft Cubed Festival, Fathers Day Alfred Appeal, Footy Colours Day, Harry Potter Day, Shred It In A Dress, Sneaker Con, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, YMCA Fathers Day Fun Run View Event Details Markets This Weekend .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Yarraville Baked Goods Only Market, Balnarring Wellbeing Market, St Marks Mini Market, Whats In The Box Market, Yarra Glen Racec...

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Thursday, 24 August

14:08

Smart Arts Podcast 24 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This week, Richard Watts sprukes the Australian Ballet's "Symphony in C" playing at ACM's State Theatre with dancers and choreographers Alice Topp and Richard House, Rollercoaster Theatre company's Artistic director Sarah Sutherland and David Baker chat about their debut musical 'Fish' on at Melba Spiegeltent and Curator Juliette Hanson about "Borderlines", a gallery celebrating the Indigenous Australian artwork focusing on Central Australia, now showing at Domain house in South Yarra.

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Tuesday, 22 August

16:30

OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #556 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online What's On this Week | 22 - 28 August 2017Welcome to Newsletter | #556 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 22nd August 2017 to Monday 28th August 2017 Melbourne Day Family Festival Melbourne Day invites all Melburnians to celebrate 182 marvellous years on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in the lead up to the citys official birthday on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Melbourne Day Family Festival & Concert | Melbourne Day Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } A fabulous festival of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free. Hurstbridge Wattle Festival | Night Market | Steam Train European Night Market .nobrtable br { display: none } Every Friday night (4-10.30pm) in August transforms into a wonderland of European fare quirky stalls and entertainment. European Night Market | Madame Brussels Lane Forever Crazy by Crazy Horse .nobrtable br { display: none } Celebrating 65 years of Parisian Glamour and inspired by the endless theme of femininity and sophistication. Forever Crazy | The Palms at Crown St Kilda Winter Music Festival .nobrtable br { display: none } A week of FREE Live Music returns to the streets of the City of Port Phillip. Saturday 19 to Saturday 26 August 2017 Live N Local 2017 Model Train Exhibition 2017 .nobrtable br { display: none } 26-27 Aug | Australian Model Railway association presents Victoria's premier model train exhibition. Model Train Exhibition | Caulfield Racecourse Paperific Craft Expo .nobrtable br { display: none } Friday 25 August - Sunday 27 August | Heaven on Earth for Papercraft Lovers! Paperific Craft Expo 2017 | Melbourne Showgrounds Australian Professional Photography Awards .nobrtable br { display: none } Melbournes Largest Photography Awards & Trade Show is free 25-27 Aug at the Melbourne Olympic Park Function Centre Australian Professional Photography Awards 2017 More On This Week .nobrtable br { display: none } A Walk In The Park for Parkinsons Victoria, Artists on Were Street, Bendigo on the Hop, Craft Cubed Festival, FRAMED Photography Exhibition, German Auto Show for Deaf Children Australia, Hearing Awareness Week, I Do I Do Wedding Expo, Indian Film Festival, National Op Shop Week, Top Dog Film Festival, Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest View Event Details Markets This Weekend .nobrtable br { display: none } Check Out these markets Really Really Free Market Preston, Re New U Healing Market, Market on Manuka, WAM Pop Up Makers Market Thornbury, A Plus Market Coburg, Hurstbridge Night Market, Melbourne Mamma's Market, Nic Nac Paddy Whack Market Berwick, Taralye Market Day, The Creators Market Prahran, Batman Night Market, Sisters' Market @ Brunswick, Somers Winter Market, Docklands Sunday Market, Flemington Racecourse Craft Market, Computer Markets This Weekend + More......

14:42

Uncommon Sense - 22 August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

This week on Uncommon Sense with Amy Mullins, New Matilda politics correspondent Ben Eltham came in to talk federal politics, and Dr Ben White from The University of Glasgow discussed the history of humanitarian evacuations and the lessons for us now. Dr Jordy Silverstein and Dr Mary Tomsic from The University of Melbourne were on the program to discuss their latest article in Overland, Marriage Stinks, which explores the history of marriage and the potentially harmful effects of the debates on both sides regarding the marriage-equality postal survey. Curator Rebecca Najdowski and US-based artist Eric William Caroll chatted about their exhibition A Field Guide to The Stars at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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Saturday, 13 May

06:00

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks in Melbourne on 12/05/17 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

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Thursday, 11 May

04:00

Kulin Tide Strings in South Melbourne on 10/05/17 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

  • Artist: Kulin Tide Strings
  • Date: Wednesday, May 10th 2017
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • City: South Melbourne, Victoria
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Address: 31 Sturt Street
  • Country: Australia
  • Admission: Free
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
  • Notes: Special guest vocalists Emma Donovan and John Wayne Parsons will be joining James Henry and SiloSQ for this special performance.
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Monday, 08 May

00:00

Mission Song Project in Melbourne on 07/05/17 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

  • Artist: Mission Song Project
  • Date: Sunday, May 7th 2017
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • City: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
  • Address: 90-130 Swanston Street
  • Country: Australia
  • Admission: free (booking required)
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
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  • Notes: Featured Artists Joe Geia (Gugu Yimithirr/Kaurareg) Jessie Lloyd (Gugu Yimithirr/Kaurareg) Emma Donovan (Gumbainggir/Danggali & Naaguji/Yamitji) Deline Briscoe (Gugu Yalanji) Jessica Hitchcock (Saibai) Clint Bracknell (Noongar)
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Monday, 30 January

16:42

Wombats Bush Band "The Bush Dance Album" 1988 Cassette "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Again, we owe a vote of thanks to the Victorian Bush Folkie for this rip. This cassette tape was obviously in very good condition and my contribution was to simply remove tape and equipment noise and to encode the tracks.

There are about 48 separate dance tunes in this album in 11 tracks with each track representing a particular dance style. Many of the tracks also include vocal renditions. The tunes are mainly a mix of British and Australian standards e.g. Waves of Tory, Maire's Wedding, Starry Night for a Ramble, Back again to Yarrawonga. I have included details of the tunes for each track in the "comment" tag and they are also listed in the included graphics.

I have no idea who the performers were and, if you know, please let us know. The quality of the music is very good. It is a well produced album.

Tracklist (medleys)
1. Oxo Reel
2. Pride of Erin
3. Seige of Ennis
4. Evening Three Step
5. Heel and Toe Polka
6. Barn Dance
7. Wombat Polka
8. Irish Trot
9. Waltz Country Dance
10. Gay Gordons
11. Gallopede

Downloads are compressed files including the cassette graphics.
Click here to download MP3 224-256VBR version  64MB
Click here to download FLAC (lossless) version  309MB
Either file needs to be decompressed before playing.
Link no longer available? Then tell mr.stockman@gmail.com and I will re-up the file.

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