Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Great Gig Posters

In today’s edition of AHH, we look at a forgotten art form – the gig poster. I should warn you though. In true self-indulgent fashion, we’re only looking at posters for my own bands’ gigs. Still, recruiting great artists to create these posters … Continue reading

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The Philosophical Teachings of Winnie the Pooh: The Great Honey Pot Robbery

Because I have a pointless, self-enforced quota of at least one post per month, and because I have to go to a thing soon or Wife will gouge out my eyes – I now have half an hour to explain … Continue reading

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Daily Painting No.83 – Spiderman is Having Dinner Tonight

Originally posted on mauGRYPH:
For Andytallman101. Andy asked me to draw Spiderman with silverware in hand ready to pounce on Robert Smith. The lyrics in Lullaby inspired him. I heard of The Cure but never really paid much attention to…

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My 5 Greatest Video Game Achievements

Video games get a bad rap but I reckon they’re pretty awesome. They can be a great way to pass the time, they can allow people to live out their violent fantasies without actually harming anyone, and they are constantly … Continue reading

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Perth Street Art

What cities come to mind when you think of amazing street art? London? New York? Melbourne? LA? Paris? Well, that’s fair enough. But I suggest that we’re missing an important one – and it’s a city that you won’t find … Continue reading

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My Coffee Art

I recently stumbled across the blog of Ken Summers, who makes some pretty fantastic coffee art … Inspired, I quizzed Ken about his techniques. I’d always thought that this kind of art was the domain of the barista (the person … Continue reading

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I <3 ‘Please Like Me’

I’ve avoided talking about TV series on this blog so far, but I had to mention how much I enjoyed the debut season of Please Like Me. It was only 6 episodes but I’m going to go ahead and say it … Continue reading

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Perth and Fringe Festivals 2013

My hometown of Perth is often accused of being boring. But the older I get the more I realise that reputation is unfair. Honestly there’s always a heap to do here and that’s never more true than when the Perth … Continue reading

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My First Blogging Birthday!

It’s been one year since I started this blog. Let us celebrate with cake! But alas, there’s no such thing as a free dessert – not even a virtual one – so like the annoying boss that has to ruin … Continue reading

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Run for a Reason 2012

Things got a bit dark last week so how about a good news story this week? … In early 2010 I was involved in an industrial accident. I was sprayed with concentrated acid and received bad burns to my legs. One … Continue reading

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Moo Lives!

Wife and I have two pet rats. The white one is Susu (“milk” in Malay/Indonesian) and the black/white one is Moo-Moo (named for her Friesian-cow-like markings). They’re great pets, even though it has become obvious that I’m badly allergic to … Continue reading

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Book List – Part 2

5. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (1951) What struck me first about Catcher is how funny it is, and how fresh it feels. Sure it’s not offensive by today’s standards despite the fact it enjoys a controversial reputation (as … Continue reading

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Book List – Part 1

  I’ve made many lists of things. Favourite albums. Favourite songs. Favourite David Lynch films starting with “E” (that one was very short) … but I’ve never made a list of my favourite books. My rate of book consumption is much slower … Continue reading

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Marriage: What is it Good For?

Last week marked the first time I missed the once-a-week rule I’d set for myself with this blog. Sorry about that. But more importantly, last week marked the day I got married to my incredible, long-term (long-suffering?) partner! It’s been … Continue reading

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If You’re Sitting Comfortably, We Can Begin …

Where to start? “How about the blog title?” you might be asking. “A bit morbid, isn’t it?” Well, yes and no. Allow me to explain. I kind of like writing. Sometimes I think I’m pretty decent at it. On a … Continue reading

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