Well hey there, gang! I hope you’re all enjoying yourselves on this fine, wintery week – I’ve just emerged from what I can only describe as a whirlwind of illness, exam study and sleep deprivation, capped off with a casual 14 hour crash day in which I spent 95% of the day in bed. It’s a tough life, being a student, I tells ya.
Well it damn well snowed up here a couple of weeks ago. Even my little hometown of Meredith had some of the fluffy white stuff falling from the sky. So as you could imagine, the great outdoors are not really being embraced at the moment…. other than the odd group of mad cyclists whizzing by wearing more thermal than lycra.
Surf films have been an important part for surf culture for over 60 years. Every summer it was a tradition amongst surfers to head down to their local hall, surf club or pub to watch the world’s best surfers on the big screen while the film maker sat up the back making sure everything stayed in focus.
Musicians have always had a strange fascination with surfing. Surf culture exploded into the mainstream in the late fifties after the publication of the book GIDGET and subsequent movie featuring Sandra Dee in the main role. GIDGET was based on the real life experiences of Kathy Kohner and her surfing friends on the beach in Malibu.
Hey there gang! Another week, another issue of Forte, and as usual, another Pulp for you all to get stuck into. It’s been a busy few weeks for me; courtesy of the wonders of tertiary education I’ve been sequestered away in my study frantically revising for exams. At the time of writing I’m about halfway through, so I’m definitely looking forward to the break so I can actually read some damn comics. Speaking of comics, let’s get stuck in – I’ve picked out a doozy for you to check out.
Election time is generally seen as a boom period for Australian comedy, and who can blame them? Politics is one of the few areas of Australian life where comedy still has a toehold – the days of anyone making jokes about sport more sophisticated than the ones of The Footy Show seem long gone – and an election means that for once the general public is supposedly as interested in politics as people in the media are.
Legends of Australian rock and roll come to the Rat frequently and there are few bigger than Diesel – who played two sold out shows at Suttons House of Music recently and rocked the socks of those who were lucky enough to get tickets.