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February 28, another long overdue update

Oh, dear internet,

I’m sorry. I’ve been neglectful. It’s been a while. Too long, really.

The Arrested Development trivia thing went really well, thanks, I reviewed a tonne of stuff for Sydney Festival, reviewed a bunch of films for the Sunday Telegraph, and did other stuff, probably. To be honest, January was kind of a blur.

Everything will so much easier once I have this going on.
Everything will so much easier once I have this going on.

February too, actually. Why? Funny you should ask.

Writing, mainly.

The regular 10 Things stuff’s been turning up at the Vine every Mon-Thurs morning at some ungodly hour – most recent bunch are below – and I was off in Adelaide doing some travel story research and then in Perth covering Perth Festival for the Guardian, which was great fun – saw one great show, one good show and one kinda lousy one, did interviews with Kate Stelmanis from Austra, Will Sheff from Okkervil River, Colin and Graham from Wire and Flavour Flav from Public Enemy, and knocked out a Perth Music in 10 Songs thing which left out a load of amazing music.

For the Guardian I also interviewed Neil Finn, and wrote about the awesomeness of the Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody classic ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’.

Actually, all my Guardian stuff is easily found right here, should you fancy reading it. 

Also, iI did a load of stuff for Time Out, most of which is in the current issue which is on newstands right now (including a bar review of the revamped Argyle Hotel in the Rocks, which has a great dumpling bar these days: an idea I would like all things to now incorporate, including but not limited to bars). One thing was a very fun Iron & Wine interview.

And I did my snarky Word on the P Street weekly columns for Time Out, which featured my worst song of all time countdown: the publicly voted Nottest 100 (and the results are here).  Also which played-out Australian dining trend are youyour Australian government rating-busting television events of 2014Sydney or Melbourne: which city will kill you first?, and… actually, let’s make this easy: all the Word on the P Street columns are here. Go read the hell out of ’em.

Elsewhere, I bitched about the INXS telemovie for Fasterlouder, and also did a thing on the Morning Show about INXS videos. So you can see and hear me LIKE I’M RIGHT THERE. Yes, you’re right: I’m much better looking in print.

I also did a thing on being friends with someone you find attractive for Daily Life, because I move in incredibly good-lookin’ circles.

And I did some radio for the ABC, and a lot of print writing which hasn’t come out yet – but it will, I’m reliably assured.

And here’s the most recent 10 Things below, if you want to feel angry and ashamed about being Australian at the moment. You’re welcome!

You going to Golden Plains? I’ll see you there, then.

Yours ever,

APS

10 Things - So, who beat Reza Berati to death? 10 Things – So, who beat Reza Berati to death?

10 Things: Environment minister sick of dumb 'environment' stuff 10 Things: Environment minister sick of dumb ‘environment’ stuff

10 Things - Fred Nile expresses disapproval of choices made by dead woman 10 Things – Fred Nile expresses disapproval of choices made by dead woman

10 Things - Holiday in Cambodia! 10 Things – Holiday in Cambodia!

10 Things - Schapelle 2: Electric Boogaloo begins production 10 Things – Schapelle 2: Electric Boogaloo begins production

10 Things - Why you should be ashamed to be Australian right now 10 Things – Why you should be ashamed to be Australian right now

10 Things - Today in Chris Brown hits people news 10 Things – Today in Chris Brown hits people news

10 Things - Patience is a virtue 10 Things – Patience is a virtue

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