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Growin’ Up

Growin’ Up

It is a cold autumnal night when I wake to the sounds of my uncle Keith’s laughter. He is up from Sydney on business. I place a grey poncho over my tiny body and walk into the lounge room. The men sit around a brown teak dining table with beer and peanuts, cards and coins. … Continue reading

Tokyo Pop

Tokyo Pop

I have never heard of this term before, I think it is called “hump day” which apparently means over the mid-week hump. Have you ever heard of it? Why would anyone use this term? And then there’s casual Friday. My idea of casual Friday is that a really badly dressed person convinced somebody somewhere to … Continue reading

High Maintenance

High Maintenance

Before the final Valyrian sword was beamed into the savvy streamers laptops, I had finished three seasons of High Maintenance, a new seven to 12 minute micro-drama web series based around a nameless weed dealing Brooklyn dude.     The unnamed protagonist looks like a cross between a young John Malkovich and every middle-class Quinoa eating, … Continue reading

We Kiss in a Shadow

We Kiss in a Shadow

It is a mild autumnal day in Brisbane as I accidentally interrupt an impromptu cooking session of Shu- Cheen Yu where she is just about to star as Lady Thiang beside the golden girl of Australian television Lisa McCune. I was nervous at first because Shu- Cheen’s angelic yet fragile vocal chords should really be … Continue reading

Winter in New York

Winter in New York

I think it will end with Don Draper lacing up a pair of ice skates in Manhattan’s Central Park. He will of course be smoking a cigarette. He will be reading a first edition of Antonio Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. It will be snowing. I imagine the last episode will conclude on the weekend of July 1977; the historical … Continue reading