Bliss is an under-appreciated and seminal work in Australian literature. It’s a perfect book for anyone grappling with a funk and looking for a way to laugh about it all. … More Bliss
It’s easy to over-do-it in January. With all the excitement of the New Year and those funny little resolutions. … More Gut Gemacht oder Viel Gluck?
It was just a matter of riding each solo, each melody and just letting the music carry you. Even if you got dumped by a wave every now and then. … More Scattered and Swinging
‘Sinatra-Bassie: an historical musical first’ breaks so much ground without necessarily realising its convention shattering approach. It’s a joy to listen to and captures so much of what makes swing fun: its playful pleasure. … More Blue Eyes and The Count
If the aim of the performance was to create a space for the listener to create their own images against a wistful musical backdrop – then this was achieved brilliantly. … More Lieder, Bilder, Reflexionen
As an outsider in Germany, my poor German feels like I’m chopping wood badly and with blisters. Big swings and a lot of exertion just to make a small point. … More Lost in translation
Emptiness and edginess. A torn past and liberal contemporaries. It’s completely mystifying and it’s very challenging to sum up. … More Berlin
At a basic level the story is a journey on life’s motivations and whether it’s all worth it. … More What days are for
My legs are sore today. It’s a good kind of sore. For the last two weeks, my new friend Pegasus has been taking me to different parts of Freiburg. He’s a sturdy thing – with suspension, enough gears and he thinks it’s ridiculous if you get up too much speed.
… More Riding with Pegasus
‘OK – hands-up, who here can’t speak German?’
Mine was the only one that went up at Thursday night’s swing dancing class. It was a great class, an interesting one – and it forced me to pay a lot more attention to what the teachers were ‘doing’. … More Ich spreche Musik