No doubt you’ll reckon the first 30 seconds from The Hollowmen. It wasn’t until listening to it twice that my internal memory drive kicked in that I actually recall hearing North by North on community FM back in the 80′s. Which goes to show if you cram your head with too much shit, the good stuff gets buried and partially forgotten.
Love one of the comments left on YouTube:
Been dating this tune intensely enough to marry it.
Marcel liked bicycles so much he decided to create this DIY truing stand, much to the admiration of his fellow Dadaists who really liked bikes too.
Like a true Dadaist, Marcel built up this wheel with 2-cross on one side and 3-cross on the other.
Pablo loved bicycles, so he made this bronze cast of a early bullhorn prototype and matched it with a lovely Brookes saddle imitation, thus creating a precursor to Sheldon Browns “Hardman Saddle” by several decades.
Yeah I’m rather busy elsewhere and not really focussed on this blogging stuff. Although I strongly suggest having a good, long read of what is detailed on the YCAT site, if you give more than a flying proverbial about sustainable transport, your local community or even state government transparency. I think the entire East-West Needs Assessment palavar is going to bring out unpleasant home truths. In 1977 people actually built barricades down on Alexandra Parade against the encroaching F19. With that in mind, it’s going to be intriguing to observe where peoples priorities are situated on the proposed road tunnel, as it shapes up to be the one of the biggest infrastructure developments ever proposed in Australia’s history.
Who’s more concerned in keeping their future job prospects over voicing serious environmental concerns? Who are more concerned with maintaining the party status quo over fighting against factional bullshit? Who is more concerned with pretending the massive road tunnel proposal doesn’t exist in their reality and will only kick up a tokenistic protest attempt like a pissy bicycle ride when the massive tunneling roadshow rolls into Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton, Kensington & Sunshine? Sadly time will tell when it comes to sorting out those who honestly give a shit vs. camp followers.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel: John Quinton
No dam and no going back
Old passions are stirring and divisions re-emerging as environmentalists celebrate victory all over again, 25 years after the demise of the Gordon-below-Franklin dam.
The High Court ruling on July 1, 1983 not only stopped hydro-electric development on the lower Gordon and Franklin rivers, it was the climax of a great national drama, ending years of politicking and protest which changed the country forever.
The issue destroyed the governments of two Tasmanian premiers, Doug Lowe and Harry Holgate, and loosened Labor’s grip on the state, establishing the Liberals as a significant player for the first time in decades, under the tough-talking, pro-development leadership of premier Robin Gray.
25 years ago today I was too scared to catch the school bus home in fear of another fight. Instead I walked home, relieved that the High Court had made the correct decision but terrified of the social implications to come. Social implications are pretty harsh when you’re a teenager. Peer groups and so-called grown ups can be very cruel when you’re too young to face up to a fight or know how to win. Just don’t even consider thinking about trying to intimidate me now. You know who you are.