This is a better note to potentially end this blog's year. I've said it before and I'll say it again, best video ever!
With thanks to Animals Australia and Bonnie Thompson. (Vid via:Bonnie Thomson - youtube)
'They had no conceit of themselves in a little, vain way, but they reckoned themselves the only fighting-men, simply, and without boasting. I liked the look of them, dusty up to the eyes in summer, muddy up to their eyes in winter—these gipsy fellows, scornful of discipline for discipline's sake, but desperate fighters, looking at life with frank, curious eyes, and a kind of humorous contempt for death and disease, and 'the whole damned show', as they called it.' - Philip Gibbs
It's been five years Florstar. Where have the years gone my old friend? Somewhere you might know? I don’t doubt. Something you are privy to now but can't shout through the curtain can't make down the line. No sight, no reception just memories and the eternal eddy of dust that curls upon itself where you last trod and the dread waves that smashed upon that same floor and rolled out the door and in ever widening circles, till everyone knew...and diminishing returns. But enough of this writer feeling sorry for himself and say something in celebration Den. Well...Maxie's team got smashed last night and he had a reasonable shocker, as did his young colleague Dane. Typical Max, annoyed at being dead I suppose. Although I'm sure he'd be bigger than that now and admonish me for such small thinking, whilst patting me on the back for burning him for a joke and year of years of personal script, secret hidden meanings and private jokes that he tried to take mainstream, but never could wax the rubicon...you just weren’t meant for these times old son and yet you made them better and more fun whilst you were.
Photo Copyright 2014 R.Denham Carr
"42.8C" Was a spontaneous idea I had whilst living in Brunswick during the first and most intense heat wave of Melbourne's 2013-2014 Summer. I thought I'd go for a 30 minute walk around Brunswick, near Sydney road, and photo anything I saw that might feed into my visual essay of the heatwave. It was 42.8 degrees circa 6pm on 14-1-14. The order the photos appear is the order that I came across them whilst walking,(Except the two photo/images that I added from the newspapers of course). 42.8C is 109.04F for my American peoples.