NAPLAN. What happens when simplistic pollies on the make use education to score political points.
Depressed and lost at 18, and reacting a little to having woken up to what the world is really about - coming off the back of 2 years at an exclusive boarding school into which I fitted like a royalist at an IRA convention - this music told me I was not alone and allowed me to vent. And, as the blues, Mahler or Ornette Coleman can also demonstrate, sometimes that sadness or darkness can lift you up. Whereas, if it all seems like shite, some happy chirpy false pretentious halfwit popping out sugar coated lyrics can make you want to reach for the medicine cabinet.
RIP Jeff. You were something real in a world of fake, I respected that and I still do."
Trying this again, see if I can embed youtube properly. One of the greatest metal or rock riffs of all time, offered in memory of Jeff Hanneman, guitarist from Slayer, RIP.
THIS is a riff. RIP Jeff Hanneman, and a nod to Slayer, a great among truly heavy bands of the 80s and 90s, a band who walked high with their dignity and credibility intact, unlike certain other very famous thrash bands…
Pile up all the presents you want, but if you growl at him through the day your grandson will still conclude that Christmas was poo poo.
At the very end, the airport, my mother starts saying to the kids how much she enjoyed their visit and would they please come again? “Daddy” Boi said, “Can we come back, Grandma wants us back!”
It broke my heart.
— A longer post on my personal blog… http://armagnacd.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/the-guilty-christmas-and-bitter.html
— Ross Gittens, writing about all those handout bludgers who just need to get their acts together : http://www.theage.com.au/comment/another-day-poorer-deeper-in-debt-20130430-2ir5t.html
Do these people stand any chance of GETTING IT?
Damn, jammed with her at a party even once, should have started a band back before she hit the Teev, Go Louise!!!!
Dig this out every time the Liberal Party plays on heel-snapping jingoisim. Raise flags, whitewash history, pose for photos with soldiers, just don’t let decorated ex-servicepeople play an important role in the dawn service.
The Australian federal election is still months away, and among other things, it is in danger of
getting as ugly asgoing on as long as those ones they have over in America.
PM Julia Gillard sits about where President Barack Obama sat at this point in the US 2012 presidential election. There are just plain haters out there who have never liked Gillard and will vote for someone else in spite of their best interests simply because the other candidate is not her.
It was the same for Barack Obama, but in the end he prevailed, on the backs of Big Bird, binders and the US cavalry.
Maybe this tweet will be Gillard’s “Big Bird moment”? While thoughtful press is out there (“A Fair Go for Prime Minister Julia Gillard”), if social media savvy plays as big a role in Australian politics as it does in America, Gillard’s got a shoe up.
hmm considering changing my address on the electoral roll seeing as i live in a seat that’s been liberal since the 1950s
RIP Geff Hanneman.
the gods of metal are taking their angels home.
I know that I have some avid Slayer fans who follow me, so I just want to express my sympathies about Jeff Hanneman. For us metal heads, our music...
I let 4yo watch Dumbo before bed. Half way through she came into my room crying. She had just watched the sad mama scene and wanted me to hold her....
i’m going to change my parenting style.
i hate being so comfortable with my 2 year old that i forget how little she really is. i get so mad at her...