Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 14th, 2015

Back at @bunjaree. I can hear dinosaurs being burned, so I pretty much don’t care any more.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus ‘Hands Off Glebe’ ūüėí [Good advice, you never know what you’ll contract in Glebe.]

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OK, that bore zero relationship to anything I’d call a red curry but that was really really nice.

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This is the palest barramundi in red curry I’ve ever seen. instagram.com/p/351L7zCFiD/

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@R_Chirgwin Oh. I’m about to order dinner. It might be worth quickly consulting certain people I’ll be around 90 minutes.

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One great thing about being a regular is that the Plumsoll line on the wine glass seems to be irrelevant.

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The chef has just popped out “to see what you fuckin’ pelicans are up to.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, the Grand View. The Grand is in Hunter Street, Sydney.

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Always agree with whatever the chef says. They’re moody fuckers and have sharp knives.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. My rule is to never have lunch and dinner at the same pub. It’s not a good look.

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@SnarkyPlatypus They are youngish, and not regulars. But they seem to be friends of the chef.

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OH: “In the 80s everybody was fucking everybody.”

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@mahootna2 Oh that takes us down a whole ‘nuther rabbit hole…

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@mahootna2 It’s not solely the age thing, though amusingly last week someone said they thought I was about 39. Mind you, they were drunk.

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KarlreMarks Do failed states have to repeat the year?

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I’ve just been asked if I have any grandchildren. I’m not sure how I should feel about that.

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@bernietb @GordyPls @SnarkyPlatypus It’s thinned out, because some people have a way to travel. I’ll read it next month.

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As promised, the MC has made us cry. And I never even knew the bloke. instagram.com/p/35k06nCFue/

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@johnb78 @bernietb Jesus Christ! I think I might need to work up to that.

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@bernietb @GordyPls @SnarkyPlatypus Well, it certainly fits the mood of the afternoon. And I’m not keen to leave just yet.

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@bernietb Oh dear. Given that we’re only up to intermission, I could add myself to the list

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“The next poet has asked me not to mention it’s his birthday.” I like this MC.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron It’s often an alignment problem with the card reader, or dust.

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Uh oh. The MC has spotted me.

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The next poet has been introduced as “The Love Child of Leonard Teal”.

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@GreenJ You’re a bad influence.

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The MC notes this delay, says there’s three more poets in the first half. “And then I’ll make you cry again,” she says, “and then we drink.”

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They’re running way behind schedule, because everyone wants to pay tribute to Milton. They normally end at 5pm. They’re not ever half way.

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davrosz Oh yuck, look … a wind turbine. pic.twitter.com/9bxV412lIc

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It’s always strange being at a wake for someone you’ve never known, but Milton Taylor was clearly much loved by this mob of poets.

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“They’re a blight on the landscape. They make so much noise. And that’s why the Coalition government must go.”(3/3)

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“Now I know this will be a controversial thing to say in front of such a lefty crowd. But I find them visually unattractive…” (2/3)

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That “angry” woman just delivered a delightfully funny poem about Tony Abbott versus the wind turbines. The MC responds… (1/3)

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Barry is a good name for an autopilot. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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I thought I’d lost the urge to write poetry, she says, “and then Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott opened their mouths.” Bug round of applause.

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Oh God, and now there’s a change of mood as a fire-up woman takes the stage…

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“Milton’s ashes will be scattered on the Thomson River at Longreach, on Saturday afternoon 1st August 2015.”

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Said “special friend” is Roelie Hartwig, who wrote that tribute I just linked to.

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Milton’s “special friend” is on stage right now. She can barely keep going through incipient tears.

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The bush poet who has passed is Milton Taylor. There’s a tribute at the bottom of this page. abpa.org.au

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 262: From a birthday to a wake” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/26‚Ķ pic.twitter.com/NA1B0GmuAR

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I will admit, a tear came to my eye as a chap read Henry Lawson’s “The Glass on the Bar”. poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-h‚Ķ

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“Anyone who doesn’t like the f-word, leave now. I got arrested for it years ago.”

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@scottcarson1957 You’re right, of course. Though this “contemporary bush poetry”, if that can be a thing, is… interesting.

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“There’s Warra da Gamba, Vasco da Gamba and Viola Da Gamba. Now Vasco da Gama he circumcised the world.”

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They’re currently reading “Concreto” from the poet’s original manuscript. Everyone in the room knows it by heart. katoombawaltz.com.au/poetry/denis-k‚Ķ

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@glengyron This is also someone’s wake today. Respect should be shown.

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@glengyron If I’m going to lives stream something like this, I’ll do it properly.

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The first poem she did was her “Lovely Lies” robynsykes.com/poems/lovely-l‚Ķ The second poem is not on her website.

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Ah. “Robyn Sykes, the current Australian Women’s Bush Poetry Performance Champion.” That’d explain it. robynsykes.com

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Robyn Sykes, her name is.

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Only in Australia can you rhyme “Blundies” with “undies”. Or can a sheep dip be your sanctuary.

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She now lives on a sheep farm 3 or 4 hours away. Her second poem is about a rainwater tank and her jiggly breasts. Hard to explain.

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I am too polite to try and guess her age, but I will say that she’s certainly lived some life.

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It’s rather good, and she’s a fun performer. “I hope you didn’t tell her about the orgies and the pot!”

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The woman on stage now is telling her own poem about her Methodist Sunday School eduction and “always” telling the truth.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s a strange vibe today. One of their number has died, and tributes are being paid.

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@michaelneale @SnarkyPlatypus Yes, that 4km gap, with the valley, is a chasm of cultural division.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The main problem (I was here last month) is that too many of them have a sing-song delivery style.

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@SnarkyPlatypus We’re in the Family Hotel in Katoomba, not a cafe in Leura.

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@SnarkyPlatypus They’re really part of the folk festival circuit

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@SnarkyPlatypus Rural boomers and ancient bush poets. I’d actually like to do a program about them.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m not part of the group as such, but I’m the youngest by a good 10 years. Maybe more.

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MC introducing Poetry in the Pub: “Everyone is fantastic, but if they’re not they’re not on stage for long.”

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@kcarruthers Yeah, I’m looking at the words on the screen now, and thinking I might as well suggest your dogs work towards a Nobel Prize.

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Or, even better, the ALP could work towards looking like a potential government for a modern Western democracy. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Speaking of @workingdogprod, I wonder what this could mean? pic.twitter.com/WTg2yMIqZA

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I would like to thank @workingdogprod for making it impossible for me to see @AlboMP say without laughing.

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surlyZ You hippies remember this the next time you cynically ask what freedoms we’re fighting for overseas. pic.twitter.com/6O9lWSzJGX

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“The question the Treasurer needs to ask himself is: how many more cats must die?” asks @samanthamaiden.

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But CAN Eleventy even “slap down a handful of 30-something journalists in the Canberra press gallery with a coherent economic narrative”?

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“Treasurer Joe Hockey’s dead cat versus reverse ferret conundrum”, writes @samanthamaiden dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/s‚Ķ

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In between this tweet and the immediately previous, there’s been an unexpected nap and an expected brief . I await roast beef.

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Only in the sense that it’s a failed penguin, or a failed four-door family sedan. twitter.com/msgbi/status/6‚Ķ

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“The Servitude Bubble”, by @umairh, being a critique of the so-called “sharing” economy etc. medium.com/bad-words/the-‚Ķ

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“What it’s really like to work for a tech giant”, writes @cakesthebrain, accurately. medium.com/@tommycm/what-‚Ķ HT @davispg

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quinsjim This turd is teaching the other turds about internet safety. Please RT to show how far a turd can travel. pic.twitter.com/Xx8qPyIudn

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Enjoying the rissoles.

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Sun plan, draft: Rissoles; transcribe interviews; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; location recording; plan the week ahead; Weekly Wrap.

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nihilist_arbys Why not wash down that regrettable semen-of-the-coke-dealer taste in your mouth with a little Arbys? Arbys: no one here cares what you do.

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@jeamland Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat!

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In this tweet from last night, I used the word “Killakanoon”. It is meant to be “Kilikanoon” as any fule know. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s‚Ķ

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Angry that the Lizard People have suppressed @zackwhittaker’s expos√© of Jade Helm.

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Sunday. They have weighed up the options, and have decided that you will be permitted to live another day. Your current score is 53. Sunday.

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