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Released right around the time of the Brisbane floods, this silly litle track reminds me of home and all that's good about Queensland (and makes me happy that other people my age remember the Fitzgerald Enquiry and Brisbane's somewhat chequered past).

By Evil Eddie, formerly of Butterfingers, the guys responsible for oh-so-classy tracks like this one.

<3 Queensland.
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Good friends, Brisbane

...back in Hobart, and on a mega Brisbane come-down.




Jan. 11th, 2011 10:23 pm
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My home city, the lovely Brisbane, is going through severe flooding, with an extreme flood event hitting over the next couple of days.

For now my friends and family are all safe, but the next few days will be nerve-wracking as we all wait to see how high the water goes and hope that Wivenhoe Dam holds out against the flood surge it was built to hold back (a capacity that's not been tested before). Too many lives have already been lost in the upper catchment and in freak flash flooding in Toowoomba (who knew that the top of a mountain range could flood catastrophically?). What's more, the floods in South-East Queensland are only the most recent in a month-long saga that has seen two-thirds of Queensland inundated and declared disaster zones.

Some of my friends are stranded far away from home. Some of my friends are evacuating. Some of my friends are volunteering to fill sandbags. Some of my friends are taking people in and giving them shelter. But all of my friends and family are currently safe

I'm hoping with all my heart that they'll stay safe, that the dam will hold, that the floods won't be as bad as predicted, and that life will go back to normal as soon as possilble.

My friends are amazing and I love them.

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Hi folks,

Consider this my last LJ entry for a while - I'm about to pull the plug and pack the computer..

In a couple of hours' time the packing will be finished and we'll start dissembling furniture. The removalist turns up tomorrow morning and everything gets shoved into a shipping container then we wave goodbye.

Sunday night we'll stay in Goondiwindi, then it's on to Dubbo and Western Plains Zoo, then on down to the Riverina via a detour to see the Dish. Once we cross the once-mighty Murray it's straight down the highway to Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Thursday and Friday are our Melbourne days - dinner & drinks Thursday night with major thanks to the wonderful Amanda for organising. At some point I want to try to buy a suit and a satchel.

Then Friday afternoon we head to the port and make our way aboard the Spirit of Tasmania. Friday night will pass us by as we slip over the Bass Straight to Davenport. We'll be in Hobart by lunch time on Saturday. A day to find our feet, then I start the new job Monday morning.

This is it. Goodbye Brisbane! xoxo
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When the street blossoms

Summer in the city, I'm so lonely lonely lonely;
I've been hallucinating you, babe, on the backs of other women.
And I tap on their shoulder and they turn around smiling
But there's no recognition in their eyes.

Oh summer in the city means cleavage, cleavage, cleavage,
And don't get me wrong, dear, in general I'm doing quite fine.
It's just when it's summer in the city, and you're so long gone from the city
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes.

When it's summer in the city,
And you're so long gone from the city,
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes.

Urban Blooms

This is Dickson Street, Auchenflower. For three years I walked down this street at least once a week and never took a photo.

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