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  • Joan As Police Woman – arrest me now

    14 May 2019
     BY CHRIS JOHNSONHer funky gold violin was nowhere to be seen or heard all night, but Joan As Police Woman with pink Telecaster in hand captivated the audience all the same....

  • Perfect setting, perfect festival

    03 May 2019
    By CHRIS JOHNSONMorning yoga. Ocean views. Live classical music.That’s not a bad way to start any day, let alone Easter Sunday as part of the Four Winds music festival in Bermagui...


    03 May 2019
    Living & CaringBy Ann Andrews and Jennifer Dann New Holland Publishers RRP: $32.99This release from New Holland is the final book in a trilogy about Parkinson’s disease. Ann...

  • 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...