26 June, 2009

What happened with ma.gnolia

Raises some interesting questions on how well the sites we love are backed-up.

Citizen Garden Episode 11: Whither Ma.gnolia? from Larry Halff on Vimeo.

25 June, 2009

The September Issue


Reading is how we learn. How we explore ideas.
And sometimes its just because we like to look at pretty pictures.

23 June, 2009

Harry James Angus played at Bennett's Lane

These are non-sensical notes i made at some point either during or after the gig. hope you find something informative about the below. If not, dont stress just get this bit; go see Harry James Angus at some point in your life.

great storyteller

makes you laugh at the ordinary things of life. those songs that aren't blatantly funny have a warming sensation like warm comforting hug from a lover or good friend; secure and true.

conjures feelings of a personal interaction

his music is funny and witty. music for the more intellectual of gig goers.

there is a older audience, mostly ppl over 30 and with a large portion seeming over 50. perhaps this is partly due to his gig being part of the Melb International Jazz Festival. Whatever the reason the gig is sold out and a waiting list started.

When the band joins Harry for the second set we are told they had only rehearsed that afternoon for the gig. As they jam and feel the music. As they feel the road with their instruments in what has become a pure jamming section and Harry even forgets what verse of the song they are meant to be up to you can't help but not care if the song isn't finished the way it may be intended. At this stage you are simply happy to have been given this opportunity to a glimpse into Harry's mind and world.

05 June, 2009

Psalm 13

How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.