Last night as we drove home from the semi-ritual of “Thursday night dinner out somewhere in Richmond”, the Saints, an old favourite band, were playing on the radio. RRR’s “The Australian Mood” always seems to be music I like — two weeks ago it took me back to 1980-82 and my almost-underage ventures into the Civic hotel and bands like Tactics and others whose names I’ve forgotton. Enough rambling, the Saints’ Walk Away was playing, for once it wasn’t just the opening few bars being used as an introduction or station promo. This afternoon I decided to listen to the song again while flicking (flickring?) through the Melbourne photo pool on Flickr. There in front of me is a photo titled Down The Drain — another Saints song from the same album.
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Off to Scienceworks this afternoon to see the “Vanishing Skills” exhibition before it closes. Horologist, Milliner, Cooper, Wheelwright… Strange to be writing about such old crafts in such a new medium as this. I was quite impressed by the display detailing the manufacture of glass eyes. In an attempt to somehow maintain a semblance of cycle fitness for Jo, the trip to Scienceworks was made by bike. A pleasant enough ride — and it would have been quite quick — but for the decision to ride through Southbank and past the ca$ino so that we could drop in on the CityLink office and replace an e-Tag... [cont.]