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Posts by Geoffrey Firmin

45 Grant and I, Inside and outside of the Go Betweens by Robert Foster For any one who had a misspent, (well spent) youth of sex and drugs and rock n roll this is the book for you more so if your a man of certain age and Australian. And or anyone who lived through the 1980's independent music scene anywhere to be honest. This is an entertaining, intriguing memoir of life trials and tribulations in one of Australia's best, in terms of artistic talent, rock bands. Its...
Or Furphy for an improbable story or rumour. The term originated/adopted at Gallipoli where troops would gather at the Furphy and Sons water tankers to exchange gossip.
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LM Fashion is a product with a commercial objective. Its not just about clothing it is applicable to language social trends, dogs and so forth. Fashion is all pervasive in its commercial application and is dependent upon individual lack and desire. Fashion in terms of clothing is based on trickle down ideas which originate in couture and the catwalks and are espoused by a interconnected network of commercial interests whose objective is to make as much money as they can...
Interesting series of posts that I feel deserves a well reasoned response. First off Art while it has been used as a propaganda tool is not essentially out to make you feel anything in particular. Both Stalin and Hitler sought to incubate a specific state sponsored art exemplifying the ideals of their dictatorship. Hitler failed, Stalin to a degree, through intimidation and threats to life succeeded in forcing artists to bend to his will and produce state specific art. As...
Indian one of the best I've tired in terms of vegetarian and Mrs GF was impressed with the lamb. Mind you have yet to find one that matches the highs of Oh Calcutta in the 90's.
I went to Babu Ji in St Kilda a couple of months ago and was impressed with the food.
Re Watches and other baubles. Its simply a matter of status or is it status anxiety. By your works ye shall know them and that is the bottom line. For some people its all about socially defining ones identity by the way one flaunts ones disposable income be it on art, watches, Grange, cars and I could go on. Or one could say status is all about Cultural Capital/Power. Eg I own a Picasso so therefore I am better that you because you own a Nolan. Or am I? Social cachet...
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Many years ago a friend of mine a Jazz saxophonist went to Europe for a couple of years and bought Porsche 911 Turbo. He could never afford to buy one here but was able to buy one in Europe and ship it back. He was honest from the start about buying it to pick up women. It worked. Style is the cultivation of taste and experience over time which produces an evolving personal aesthetic. Money can't buy that.
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