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Posts tagged ‘Works’

advice to the school leaver

The chance of attaining a paying career that provides a lifetime of intellectual challenge or the opportunity to get amongst the BIG money early; the expensive drugs, the attractive companions, the foreign cars with faux-walnut dashboard fascias. Ivy Bar membership and quality sexual encounters in public places.

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corso nights

A young girl comatose from drink is dragged away from the gutter where she sleeps by three men who tell the watchers that they are all old friends, they disappear with her into a darkened laneway.

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hell on earth

Andy Smythe lives in The Catoundra Boulevard in Cessnock and he would like it to be known that in a few short days he will be opening and closing his own doors.

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the holy rolling righteousness of haste

Haleish is much bigger, a solid lad with his twin black rat tails tied together by a black silk ribbon. The underground concourse and its labyrinth of runways is their yard. They know its inches.

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bob evans and his bronte surf movies

Grunts and gasps, howls and sighs, laughter and heavy breathing. Ecstatic groaning. Roaring approval. Surf movies, or porn? ..

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billy cobham on drums

We remembered the late Frank Zappa and his astonishing admonition of another Sydney Audience ' Don't come stoned ! '

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the woollahra hotel

The man with his throat cut

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synoptic charts

Reading or downloading synoptic charts should be made a criminal offense.

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the gift

I watched Geoff coming back through the tables one night with the door takings. He stopped to listen to a group of young drunks threatening each other and when he decided who to hit it was like watching ballet.

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never look back

Well I walked up the beach and past the pandanus cove and stopped a while by a surf school proned out on the sand as their coach pimped his authority over them and played for passing trade amongst the thronging idlers who wandered their aimless path with me.

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early is the hour

Carnal misfits and darker waters.

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surfers who work ~ what to wear?

The temptation to rip a piece of metal from the unresisting flesh of an apprentice may well be impossible to resist - kindly take this as a warning.

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melbourne and its attractions

Stayed in a Lygon Street hotel (bookshops, Italian touts outside all the dud restaurants) and all about 20 walking minutes from city centre . Lovely pub, not too pricey, and lots of very friendly young men hanging around the lobby - wanting to see my room. So many interior decorators down there.

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surfers who work ~ ambience in the workplace

Neighbours to the site should also be expected to have towels, wetsuits and surfboards draped hung and lent on their fences and shrubs. They should expect that their water supply be made available, their daughters admired, their cars ridiculed, their driveway rights ignored, and their hearing diminished.

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pan-fried crumbed snapper with anchovies.

- and there .. ! The distant white trail of a surfer gliding down the black face of the fourth wave. The biggest of the set.

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the kimono girl ~ china stories 2

Everyone is drunk. Young Chinese men roam around the room with their bottles, demanding a fair sharing of the rotgut - they jam their bottle necks into the white faces demanding a toast.

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the stomp, the dance of demolition.

The Stomp was never a dance; it was a stamping grinding deafening assault on the integrity of whatever building was unwisely hosting the event. It was a wrecking ball, a demolition dance, a brutal thing

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the bondi astra, barry, and the death cut

There was so much sand on the floor of the public bar at closing time that the tiles were covered, and after twenty years all the colours had been rubbed away, sandpapered off by the bare feet of a generation of shoeless drinkers.

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never marry the bass player

How quickly a fragrant aftershave sours to funk when the stranger's breath down the back of your neck is misinterpreted. They started twitching after fifteen minutes, chucking little girly stares over their shoulders at me, getting all agitated.

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billie holiday – nina simone ~ strange fruit

When Holiday performed the song in her nightclub acts she always closed with it, the waiters stopped serving and all the lights were turned off bar the one pin spotlight onto her face

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west of byron bay

Al is a Dylan man, lifelong, plus he has no nighttime eyesight – and his emphysema betrays a swamped puddle of rotted lungs – yet he smokes and smokes.

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make them all look the same. revisited

jargon and splice

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it helps to be a right bastard sometimes

surfers ..! bastards to a man.

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bloodlines

A city of prayer for the young dead, fathers and sons. A home of mourning and sorrow, where victory wept hardest.

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absolutely bloody warranted homophobia

- about halfway through this punishing dune routine to the Joey and back the other day our suffering solitary stalwart surfer almost trips over a chap lying in the bloody NUDE on the track.

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