Ever since Arthur Bayley and William Ford discovered gold near Coolgardie in 1892 Western Australians have had a love affair with rocks. But the love of rocks goes back way longer. Katter Kitch or Wave Rock near Hyden is significant to Noongar people as a dancing and camping ground.
A once in a century pandemic needs a hero. A Martin Luther King, a Don Bradman or even an unsung Brigadier Arnold Potts from Kojonup. Sadly world leaders have been lacking in any form of leadership and even Lassie or Captain Pugwash would have done a better job. Continue reading
When I was young, growing up in the suburbs of Perth, everyone kept chooks. Continue reading
Perth In the late 70s and early 80s was relaxed in its self proclaimed state of the excitement. That was until Sunday afternoons came around. Continue reading
2018 and the Rat walks into a 1-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo and orders the set menu. The chef asks would you like wine pairing or vinyl pairing? It is a no brainer. Continue reading
Sunday 18 March. Collected by Song List Rat.
The Song List Rat doesn’t back out of too many situations. In fact such is his hunger for lists that he risks a ban from many Perth venues. Continue reading
The annual Laneway music festival that tours all major Australian cities is a great way to catch up with some of the staunch old gentlemen of rock’n roll. This year promised a stellar lineup from go to whoa. Continue reading
As Perth sweltered in the after effects of tropical cyclone Kelvin on the sort of night made for serial killer Eric Edgar Cook a cannibal flew into town. Continue reading
When I was younger I spent a lot of time in my bedroom studying onanism. I still have an interest and sometimes wonder what young people do in their bedrooms these days. If you listen to bandcamp it would appear a lot of the youth of today spend many hours in their bedrooms… writing music? Recently I travelled to New York for the first time and had the opportunity to see some live music at the Bowery Ballroom in Delancey Street Lower Manhattan. Continue reading