Monthly Archives: November 2010

Shine On, you crazy diamond

Where I live, in the state of Victoria, the weather is a fickle dominatrix – you know never when she’ll deliver the seductive stroke and when you’ll get the slap. Last Saturday’s weather for Leonard Cohen at Hanging Rock was a perfect 24 degrees. This weekend we got the slap – torrential rain – for the inaugural Shine On festival about two and half hours’ drive north-west of Melbourne. Guess which one I attended? I have a personality tic that I would gladly trade. It involves procrastinating about going to an event until the last-minute and then obsessively chasing tickets. Sold out? All the better. The more rational part of my character looks on, eyebrow cocked, arms crossed, knowing that facts hold no sway over this tic of mine, which is as persistent and crazy as a kelpie with a ball. Continue reading



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Please allow me to introduce myself…

I’m not a man and as for wealth and taste, well it’s all relative. I am a writer and editor living in Melbourne, Australia. I wanted to call my blog ‘Travel in mind’ as a play on that old blues song ‘Trouble in mind’ and as a pun on thinking about travel/just thinking. But it was taken, so I chose instead the less cool ‘Travels in my mind’ and to whoever got ‘Travel in mind’, I salute you.  The travel I’m writing about is mostly inside my head or within about six kilometres of my house, as I tend to keep my life local and there are plenty of gigs, exhibitions, films, theatre, and books around me to keep me thinking, wondering and questing for answers to questions like ‘Why do people still care about the British Royal Family?’.  Feel free to comment on my posts or to get in touch, particularly with jokes, stories or work proposals.

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