Friday, April 11, 2008

Goat Friday

Thursday, April 10, 2008

‘Unlistenable nightmares’ procured

Here’s some ‘amazing’ news which seems to have passed under the radar of major MSM outlets:

A British widow has given 4,000 vinyl records spanning every classical genre to her local Oxfam shop, the largest music donation in the charity’s history.

Apparently it’s all there, from A to Z — well er, at least, from B to S...

The collection, worth an estimated 25,000 pounds, ranges from Bach and Haydn to Stravinsky and Stockhausen and will keep the shop stocked for three years.

“It is amazing. I can’t think of a classical genre that is missing,” said Oxfam volunteer Terry Hyde. “It is all there, all your big figures from the 18th and 19th century, your 20th century unlistenable nightmares by Stockhausen, avant garde, opera, unaccompanied violin. Virtually every genre is covered.”

Shop manager Jacky Theobald said the collection was too big to go on sale at the same time. “We will do a Chopin week, a Mozart week, that sort of thing.”

Music connoisseurs will not want to miss Unlistenable Nightmares Week.


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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trouble brewing

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The Mouth of the Powlett River — the site of the evil, yucky proposed desalination plant, regarding which Gaia has been unhappy — against the backdrop of Wonthaggi Wind Farm.

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Looking west, Gaia presents an angry countenance in Her sky, due to naughty humans burning-off all the bits of trees She’d discarded during last week’s temper tantrum.

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