Dictionary Creator Gets Modern Rhymes / Music
Dr Samuel Johnson has been an active Twitterer for some time but recently he has published a new dictionary based on our modern world.
Of course, it’s a fake but as an extract from the Quietus shows, author phoney-Johnston Tom Morton has captured much of Dr Johnson’s humour especially when defining hip-hop right down to the characteristic spelling. Here’s the basic definition: “Hip-Hop is…
Music to Melbourne’s Ears / Music
Campaigning Premier John Brumby has announced that a $24.7 million headquarters for contemporary music will be established in Melbourne.
The organisation will host Australian Independent Records Labels Association and youth music organisations The Push and FreeZA. The Age reports that the new Australian Music HQ will be located in the city and feature live gigs. The proposed package also includes support for music venues…
Cockatoo Opera / Music
Promotional image from The Cockatoos
Victorian Opera is staging an uniquely Australian opera, The Cockatoos, based on a Patrick White short story.
Sung in English, the opera looks at a relationship in crisis as Olive and her husband Mick haven’t spoken for years communicating only by notes, until a stray cockatoo breaks their standoff. Librettist Sarah Carradine based her work on one of…