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  • Mary Poppins and soot

    11 Apr 2019
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIn 1964, Walt Disney created a magical movie about a London governess named Mary Poppins.I was six years old when I first saw the movie and immediately fell into...

  • Joan As Police Woman on the beat in Australia

    29 Mar 2019
    One would think that if a rock chick named herself and her band after 1970s movie star Angie Dickinson she would be somewhat cool.And one would be right in that thought if we are...

  • Discovering the real Bali on bike

    08 Mar 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Traipsing through someone’s house as an itinerary stop on a day tour is a little disconcerting. It is especially so when you are enthusiastically encouraged...

  • Reefer Madness?

    08 Mar 2019
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIt’s been two years since the prescribing of medicinal Cannabis became legal in my home state of Queensland.Undoubtedly the legislation and its implementation...

  • Beethoven meets the bush at Easter

    08 Mar 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONWith Easter fast approaching, some turn their minds to holiday destinations where live music can be enjoyed. And the Easter long weekend provides a number of music...

  • So many contenders for Queen of Rock

    18 Feb 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Is it even worth trying to name the definitive Queen of Rock?So many amazing female rockers have stood the test of time and could quite comfortable lay claim...

  • I need a boost!

    18 Feb 2019
    BY DR CLIVE FRASER Medical students are taught to take a good history before laying a hand on a patient. We’re told that if you listen to your patient, they will tell...

  • Bali bands have got it covered

    21 Jan 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Looking for live music while on holiday in Bali? No problem. The locals have found a formula that works for tourists.On any given night, Bali hotspots are...

  • Mentally healthy travels

    21 Jan 2019
    BY SIMON TATZTravelling overseas as a tourist has been completely transformed by the advent of smart phones and mobile devices.When I first ventured outside Australia on my own,...

  • Get your Christmas music cheer on

    06 Dec 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONIt’s time to pull out those old Christmas albums – on CD, vinyl or cassette – or rush into any department store and find a few Christmas CDs in the sale bins.Or...