Word-whore. I write 'em. I talk 'em. Information, politics, media, and the cybers. I drink. I use bad words. All publication is a political act. All communication is propaganda. All art is pornography. All business is personal. All hail Eris! Vive les poissons rouges sauvages!
In the first Pubic House Forum episode of the The 9pm Edict since 2018, I was joined by Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Cathy Wilcox and satirist Mark Humphries at Sydney’s Royal Exhibition Hotel in Surry Hills with an enthusiastic live audience.
My week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2023 was dominated by the Public House Forum podcast recording. Running both audio and video livestreams while hosting and producing the show was a significant workload, and quite a bit of time was soaked up with the logistics and testing of a new and more complex rig. But I’m happy.
The demonstration launch of SpaceX’s Dragon Heavy launch vehicle was for me the highlight of the week. It got some attention elsewhere too, and not just from space geeks.
By complete coincidence, I’d been booked for ABC Melbourne’s regular Wednesday night “Please Explain” spot, with the task of explaining Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX. Here’s the full conversation with Lindy Burns and Declan Fay.