Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Arts

MOFO 2017 (2) …

Glitter by Glitterus …

Duncan Giblin’s picture record …

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Miles of character …

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Faux mo rooftop …

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Faux Mo second floor …

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Faux Mo Sunday night …

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Festival curator Brian Ritchie listening to the New Zealand collaboration of Don McGlashan and Phil Dadson …

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Glitter by Glitterus …

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Gurge front man Quan …

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Happy camper …

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Happy local …

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Head down here … what could possibly go wrong …

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Heard it on the grapevine …

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Alim Qasimov Ensemble …

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Alim Qaximov …

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All the Weathers … well one of them anyway …

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Back again … Team Mullet had sharp moves on the lawn …

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Careful she might hear you … and she did … and played it back in a loop in a sea container …

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Cat Lady’s 5-star performance …

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Cat lady creepin’ …

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Chilled …

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Colourful pool palace is exactly what I imagine Reg Mobassa’s loo to be like …

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Crowd at DJ Z Trip …

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Daisies are for amateurs …

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Daisy …

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Danny Healy Turrell Stage smouldering sax …

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Day 1 …

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DJ Z Trip …

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Don McGlashan …

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Dry weekend but I still got tanked …

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Faux Mo face time …

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Faux Mo filling up …

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Faux Mo ground floor …

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Faux Mo level 3 …

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Faux Mo phone counselling …

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Robin Charles Halton

    January 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    While a few definitely have musical skills of some repute, many show themselves as unemployable dropouts who imagine themselves as some thing special in the illusive world of artistic creativity

    I would hope the State government is not pumping too much money towards supporting a modern hipster world of imaginative people who can find nothing better to do with their lives.

    Tasmania will need to mature and select the few worthy repeat performers, the rest destined as life’s failures, its embarrassing to have them around us wasting our time.

    The university of life is waiting for many who dont meet the standards of being worthy citizens to obtain a decent job and contribute to Australian society in a more direct way.

  2. Robin Charles Halton

    January 28, 2017 at 4:20 am

    A “glimmer” of hope may come in the form of a term of military service for those living on the margins when other employment options are not easily available.

    PM Turnbull cannot continue to lay back and allow the role of youth in our society to waste away as the new world order starting with the Trump leadership is focusing on protectionism for Western society.

    The wake up call for democratic life is coming!

  3. Robin Charles Halton

    February 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    The problem I have with the MOFO and all of its offshoots, Ten days and blah blah craze that is currently engulfing the State, the government is silly enough to throw $75M away on construction a Creative Industries and Performing Arts center opposite the struggling Royal Hobart Hospital rebuild in Campbell St.

    What an insult to the Doctors, nurses and staff who are struggling with their public medical duties because of infrastructural planning stupidity by egotistical government bureaucrats who imagine this sort of educational facility is for the betterment of education.

    So we have to suffer the absolute waste of taxpayer money on the fun and games education facility while essential educational services, whether it be university, TAFE or schools and infrastructural development takes second place.

    There is no doubt in my mind the clowns responsible all need a good kick in the butt.

  4. Robin Charles Halton

    February 2, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Ian M, the answer is straight foward as the rebuild of the old Royal into a modern state of the art Southern based Public hospital is already an impossible and ridiculously expensive task bcause of lack of space to shunt rebuilding with running a hospital at the same time.

    Fortunately the floors above the Wellington Centre beside the Argyle St carpark connected by a sky bridge to the Royal are functioning well as consulting rooms and so on.

    Given the continuing lack of space, ad hoc contingency arrangements that are occuring within the Hospital rebuild block, the new kindergarten for adults (Creative Arts centre), the space should have been available and connected above Campbell St for reasonable expansion of the hospital facility.

    Even as B block is being demolished and replaced with a “modern” building there arises the issue of space or lack of it that will eventually run out probably too soon!

    The current hospital rebuild is modeled on CBD renewal by business owners Labor State politics at the time and the Hobart City Council and has do with creating a modern and up to date space as a workable future public hospital facility.

  5. Robin Charles Halton

    February 4, 2017 at 2:30 am

    #4 Ian M, it was on the ABC News tonight!
    Patient care at RHH “severely ” impacts by redevelopment, nurses union says!:

    http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php?/pr-article/patient-care-at-royal-hobart-hospital-severely-impact/

    Ms Neroli Ellis says redevelopment is creating a bed block.
    This is exactly what was predicted that due to the rebuild and renovation the loss of beds is impacting on patient care.

    We havent heard the last of the flawed redevelopment as it will probably still be going on beyond my expected life span and only then the Government may then decide on a spacious greenfield site as the Greater Hobart and outskirts population grows to eventually create a Southern based public hospital

  6. Ian M

    February 4, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I agree the implementation of the hospital upgrade is shockingly flawed. My comment was regarding the intent: $300m + spent on trying to update health facilities vs $75m for the creative/performing arts hub. Health, quite rightly, is receiving a lot more money, although that money could probably have been used a bit more wisely.

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