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RESEARCH NOTES 5 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

    Building a “scene” involves lots of facets.  It involves recognising that a “scene” should exist when there is no real organisation.   Australian blues music...

Research Notes 4 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

"Scars Of The Soul"  During the 1960s and 1970s, the protest song focused mostly on Vietnam.  At the time there were other little known protest...

Research Notes 3 – A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

Further research is needed for this study on the roots of Australian folk music.  According to Keesing and Strathern (1998) in Cultural Anthropology: A...

Research Notes 2– A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

The language of blues music is extemporization, a conversation between the instruments, musicians’ and audience.  Adrian Keating performs electric violin with Geoff Achison on...

Research Notes 1- A Conversation About Australian Blues Music: Life Beyond The Mainstream

American blues music in the beginning represented the oppression and suffering felt by freed slaves and African-American people.   Among other things, I suggest blues...

Rupert Murdoch’s Idiot Box

Rupert Murdoch is an American Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Rupert Murdoch or his media organisations but I despise that he treats his...

RESEARCH NOTES 8 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

“KEEP THE FAITH” Anon and Dutch Tilders What does it mean to “Keep The Faith”? My initial thoughts about the function of early blues music on the...

RESEARCH NOTES 7 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

Speaking In Tongues The Australian blues music community is a family.  I have been incredibly privileged to have interviewed some of Australia’s professional musicians.   The...

RESEARCH NOTES 6 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC: LIFE BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM

Blues for Lost Souls* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCoEv9X2tU Downhome Duo - "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" Instrumental Gospel music represents “hope”.   Hope for a better life to come, hope...

Melbourne’s Blues music community “Playin’ For A Cause”

"There's no problems, only Solutions"   John Lennon "Watching The Wheels Go Round" On Saturday 3rd August, several blues bands have donated their time and will be...

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ASCOTT AND SG ENABLE SIGN PARTNERSHIP TO ELEVATE DISABILITY INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Carole at the wheelchair-accessible reception counter. Partnership will lead to Singapore’s industry-first comprehensive playbook with SG Enable to advance Ascott’s disability inclusion efforts across its global portfolio The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment (CLI), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SG Enable, the focal agency for […]

NSW first trial uses insects to transform food waste

Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore AO and Goterra CEO Olympia Yarger. Credit: Nick Langley/City of Sydney City of Sydney In a first for New South Wales, maggots will consume food scraps collected from residents as the City of Sydney investigates more sustainable solutions to process waste. The trial with circular economy solutions company Goterra […]

SCG Introduces 3 Innovations Making Low-Carbon Society “Possible”

Media OutReach Newswire  – As the world is shifting from the global warming phenomenon to “global boiling” which aggravates the severity of the environmental problem, the effort to create “low-carbon society” has become an urgent priority. However, it is a challenging task to encourage business organizations, consumers and all sectors in the society to go […]

BioPak and Rainforest Rescue launch new leaf cup series ahead of World Rainforest Day

Two decades on, the Leaf BioCup, originally launched by BioPak in 2006, now has a new look with the launch of a new leaf cup Nature Series in partnership with Rainforest Rescue Global sustainable packaging enterprise, BioPak, has today unveiled an exciting new leaf Nature Series in partnership with Rainforest Rescue to celebrate some of Australia’s most unique and diverse […]

EVS SET TO HIT 2.5 MILLION GOAL BY 2030 – BUT IS AUSTRALIA READY?

As electric vehicles (EVs) surge in popularity worldwide, a critical challenge has emerged locally – the required infrastructure to support this growth needs to catch up to where it needs to be. According to a recent report, 71 per cent of Australians consider EV charging infrastructure inadequate in their local area, backed up by the […]

Global Green Earth Economy Foundation (GGEEF) Empowers Businesses for a Thriving Green Economy with P5 Sustainability Framework

Global Green Earth Economy Foundation (GGEEF), a leading advocate for sustainable business practices, today highlighted its commitment to empowering businesses and driving regional progress towards a thriving green economy. GGEEF champions sustainability through its innovative P5 Sustainability Framework of GPM Global (USA), which equips businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve success […]

CplusC Architects + Builders transforms regenerative home builds with Autodesk

Holocene House in Manly demonstrates eco-friendly impact of digital design collaboration on residential property CplusC Architects + Builders (‘CplusC’) has transformed the design and delivery of unique and regenerative premium homes with the help of Autodesk. The Australian firm is using Autodesk’s Design & Make platform to optimise design practices with 3D modelling and enable […]

Toorak’s Maribel: from Colombia to the Ison Road Overpass

Women in Engineering Day - 23 June Maribel Gomez perfectly reflects the diversity of the talented team delivering the Ison Road Overpass. As woman in engineering with South American heritage, she typifies the vibrant mix of people and backgrounds working to help provide Wyndham West with a vital link...

Community-led disaster resilience model benefiting those that need it most

Monash University A new report from Monash University’s Fire to Flourish program has identified how a community-led approach to disaster resilience is delivering positive impacts for affected communities. As climate disasters become more frequent and severe, it is crucial now more than ever to support local communities and individuals in enhancing their preparedness, response and […]

Climate change accelerates emergence of insects in Alpine region

La Trobe University Researchers at La Trobe University’s Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems have exposed the hidden consequences of climate change on Alpine stream ecosystems, which could see an earlier emergence of insects. The study, led by Senior Lecturer in Environment and Genetics Dr Michael Shackleton, focused on streams around Falls Creek and projected significant alterations in water temperatures […]

Urban rewilding startup wins $50,000 Taronga Hatch Accelerator grant

The Groundswell Collective’s co-founders Anna Noon and Mark Colquhoun (middle) win the Taronga Hatch $50, 000 grant  Credit: Guy Dixon  The Groundswell Collective has been announced as this year’s winner of the $50,000 Hatch: Taronga Accelerator Program (Hatch) grant. On Wednesday 19 June, 13 founders of six start-ups went head-to-head for the chance to win […]

Football spectators giving free kick to racist bigots

Most football fans who have witnessed racism among fellow spectators at sporting matches in recent years have failed to report it, a new University of South Australia study has found. Australia's first large-scale study of its kind has examined the extent of racist behaviour and language among spectators of...