This is an old-fashioned outlet for opinions. The inspiration was Sydney’s version of Speaker’s Corner (in London) in the Domain. That location near the Art Gallery is nowhere near as interesting now as it was back in the days of left-wing unions and Catholic-Protestant sectarianism, but perhaps we are a less-committed generation. Shame. Opinions should be voiced, even if mildly offensive to some, because free speech guarantees at least a minimum level of democracy. It’s what the internet is made for.







Books: Apart from The Lord of the Rings, of course: Bleak House, Sense and Sensibility, The Civil War (Shelby Foote), The Official History of Australia in WW1Vol 1-6 (CEW Beane)

Poets: Yeats, Donne, Wordsworth, Dylan Thomas

Composers: Bach (especially the cantatas), Mozart (operas!), Vaughan Williams, Byrd, Britten

Bands: Eagles, Midnight Oil, Beatles, Steely Dan, Something for Kate

Singers: Jeff Buckley, Sting, Vince Jones, Wendy Matthews, Billy Joel, Sarah McLachlan

QuoteThe meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. —Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist (1875 – 1961)

Food: Seafood! Italian

Wine: Hunter Semillons, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Hunter Shiraz, Clare Rieslings

Beer: Stella Artois, Coopers, Bluetongue

Places: NSW South Coast, Mudgee, Italy, Paris!

One Response to “About”

  1. bandido Says:

    in the spirit of the domain…and just for fun.
    – Poets: Edgar Alan Poe and Sam Coleridge
    – Fav Authors: Bill Bryson and Peter Carey
    – Composers, Bands and Singers: you’re a long time dead so literally all them!
    – Quote: ‘Eschew obfuscation’ – anon Sydney Uni student 1981.
    – Wine: Oyster Bay Pinot
    – Beer: Sam Adams, James Squire Pilsner, Coopers Red
    – Food: Impossible! Last meal baked dinner with all the trimmings
    – Places: Top of the Swiss Alps on a fine day with skis on at 9am

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