Sunday, March 31, 2013

Take an old song and make it better

Great music here!

I'm told Steve Kilbey was on Rockwiz Fri but I missed it. Best was Ruthie Foster's soulful rendition of Ring of Fire. Shuggie Otis was fantastic, and Taj Mahal.

And then on Sat Sweet Honey in the Rock did Redemption song.

It is early in the morning and I woke up too soon. Bring me a slow ballad for an hour or two.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bluesfest 2013

Highlight last night - Rodriguez playing Dylan's Like a rolling stone, backed by members of Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes and Hunters and Collectors. Ben Harpers slide guitar was masterful. Today Shuggie Otis and Santana and more Ben!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How brightly they shine

This city is about to reach a major birthday, 100 years as the capital of Australia.  A political centre that has grown over time, drawing people to it from across the country and the globe, Canberra continues to build as a centre of creativity and thought.  Though many Australians would deny it, this city has a lot that captures the imagination.

Recently tagged the second most liveable city in Australia, and let down only by its extremes of weather, tonight it is pleasantly warm, and a great evening to explore Enlighten, now an annual festival that makes the most of the city's public buildings.   Colour, light, and movement - and everyone is out with their cameras and tripods, families and friends.  As enchanting as the pictures on the buildings, couples and families poise like statues, young and old, waiting for the pictures to change, and celebrating together the beauty of this event.  Enlighten is part of the Canberra Centenary festival, and will continue through to 9 March.