We saw Lior play with strings attached tonight at the Powerhouse in New Farm, Brisbane. The strings were the Tailem string quartet from Melbourne. Brisbane based Georgia Potter did a few songs as a warm up performing both solo and with two guys. Lior sounded great and told lots of funny stories in between playing songs. The surprise of the night was when Katie Noonan appeared on stage to sing I’ll Forget You with Lior. Amazing.
We saw Wil Anderson at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night. It was a good show though a lot darker than we’d seen him previously, but great nonetheless. Most of his show was about splitting up with his long term g/f, his three cats and eating icing sugar on the couch.
The message I got from the show is that it’s actually good to change your mind; it’s healthy to change your opinion on something. It’s just that in this day and age it’s so easy for someone else to find your old, contradictory thoughts.
I was disappointed that we didn’t have enough time in Sydney last weekend to visit the World Press Photo 08 collection at the State Library of NSW. I was really excited then yesterday, when flipping through the Brisbane Powerhouse booklet, to see that it’s on display here next month.
If you haven’t seen a World Press Photo collection before you really should this year. There’s no excuse not to, it’s on from 12-30 June 2008 and it’s free.
You can get a taste of things to come at the World Press Photo site, but I must warn you that viewing the site’s tiny images on a potentially uncalibrated, slightly dirty computer screen is nothing like seeing them in real life.
We went to see ‘Wil of God’ at the Brisbane Powerhouse last Thursday night.
Wil Anderson, or Ando the Comedy Commando as he calls himself, was in true form. Whilst most of the show was lite, it finished on a more meaningful tone.
I love live comedy. It reminds me that life can be so serious sometimes when it is actually not.
Today is Blog Action Day so I plan on providing some of the small things that contribute to reducing my impact on the environment.
I try to do as much of my fresh food shopping as I can at my local farmer’s market. These are held at the Powerhouse in New Farm on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
The reasons I do all my fresh food shopping at the local farmers markets are:
- The supply chain is shortened. If food travels a shorter distance, less carbon dioxide is created during its transportation.
- The food I buy does not use fancy plastic packaging (I use green bags), nor does it require long term retail refrigeration.
- The food I buy is so fresh that it lasts a full two weeks in my fridge. This means less food is wasted.
- Because the food lasts two weeks, I only need to do my shopping once every two weeks. This means I travel less frequently to the shops.
- Most of the market vendors I shop at do not have plastic bags so this encourages people to use environmental bags.
- The food tastes more intense and is better for my body.
Take the example of garlic:
- Grown in bulk in China.
- Unknown growing conditions.
- Has traveled 8000+ kilometers before it hits your belly.
- No idea how long it has been in transportation.
- White in colour, artificial tasting.
- Costs $0.99
- Locally grown in Australia by an Australian farmer.
- Organically grown, no chemicals.
- Has traveled less than 100 kilometers for you to eat it.
- Beautiful purple in colour, fresh and flavoursome.
- Costs $3