Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

30 October 2010

Corey Stewart "(When You Gonna) Stop Tearing Me Apart"

Another of my videos from SCALA at Higher Ground last Thursday, 28th October. 
This one is a Corey Stewart and Adrian Miller songwriting collaboration.

Lonely little petunia ...

This really is a lonely little petunia in an onion patch
(October 2010)

29 October 2010

Chive flowers!

Chives in flower (October 2010)

Georges Brassens - Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète

Georges Brassens died a week after turning 60 on 29 October 1981.  He's buried in Sète (where he was born) but in the cemetery, not on the beach at Sète as this humorous song requests.  An English translation can be found at Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète.

22 October 2010

Georges Brassens Le Gorille (with English Subtitles)

Georges Brassens (b 22 October 1921; d 29 October 1981)
Le Gorille is one of Brassens' early songs which caused a stir when first released in post-WWII France.

Today is also Dory Previn's birthday and Ewan MacColl (father of Kirsty; composer of Dirty Old Town and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - amongst many others) died on this date in 1989.

20 October 2010

Cymbidium flowers

Cymbidium orchid flowers (October 2010)

Kelly Menhennett "World Of Mine"

Kelly Menhennett recorded at Higher Ground Art Cafe, Adelaide, South Australia on 14 October 2010 as part of SCALA's Original Music Showcase ( "World Of Mine" was one of the winning songs in the Live Section of SCALA's FOOM Song Competition 2010 (

18 October 2010

SCALA Original Music: Next SCALA Workshop

Robert Childs

Next Workshop

  • Where?: Higher Ground, 9 Light Square, City - in the cafe area.
  • Date?: Tuesday, 19th October 2010
  • Time?: 7.30 pm sharp (ie 7.30 means 7.30 not 7.45 or 8.00!)
  • How Much?: A gold coin 
  • Who?: Special Guest: Robert Childs discussing Whose Turn Is It Now?

Mick Kidd "It's All Worth It"

I videoed this last Thursday (14th October 2010) at SCALA's venue.

Robe ragged rocks

Some ragged rocks off Robe (South Australia), July 2008
(click the picture to see it full size)

12 October 2010

Clivia flowers

Clivia flowers October 2010 
Some people pronounce "Clivia" as if it had a short "i" but it was named in honour of  Lady Charlotte Clive, Duchess of Northumberland, so it's more correctly pronounced with a long "i" as "Clive-ia". 

10 October 2010