The Arcade Fire, Transgender, Privilege and Voice

arcade-fireThe new Arcade Fire video, for the song We Exist, features Andrew Garfield as a trans woman (or a man who likes cross-dressing). I hadn’t seen it until a Facebook friend posted a link to an article by Tom Hawking on culture website Flavorwire, Arcade Fire Have Nothing to Say About the Transgender ExperienceAccompanying the link on my friend’s Facebook feed was “Thoughts?” Continue reading The Arcade Fire, Transgender, Privilege and Voice

Big Day Out 2014 – Arcade Fire FTW

4SYD-BDO-Sitemaps-2On Sunday 26 January I attended my first Big Day Out music festival in close to twenty years. The impetus originally had been to see Arcade Fire and Blur, then, with Blur pulling out, to see Arcade Fire and have a good time.

And I did.

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Music to write a heritage-related submission to

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Today at work I was writing a submission which I’d been avoiding doing for a couple of weeks. The subject matter is reasonably dry – the remaking of a Heritage Regulation, because the previous one is about to expire.

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