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Centenary program (Part 1) [Would you have preferred The Rolling Stones poll?]

By johnboy 4 September 2012 39

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The meeja reptiles are being entertained as I write in The Playhouse for the launch of the Centenary Program (Part 1), and tonight the Great and The Good will assemble for a gala event.

But here we’re more interested in the substance and so here’s the program (Part 1).

Anything leaping out at you there dear reader?

Apparently we could have had The Rolling Stones for one big night, or this program. Which would you have preferred? (Remember there’s a Part 2 still to be unveiled)

Which would you prefer for the Centenary?

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rosscoact 10:36 am 06 Sep 12

Lynyrd Skynyrd would be my preference

Thumper 9:46 am 06 Sep 12

Can we have the Rolling Stones playing at The Front?

Personally I would go for some real talent like the Small Faces except that Stevie Marriot and Ronnie Lane are both dead.

Which presents a small problem.

rosscoact 7:25 am 06 Sep 12

Endrey said :

Trade in a year of genuine ACT cultural programs for one night of the re-animated tattooed corpses of poms who did their best work decades before I was alive. I’d rather shit myself to death.

Oh come on, the geriatrics would get a kick out of watching other geriatrics on the Steel Wheelchairs Tour. The Stones are not only for the old but also the old-at-heart

Endrey 11:59 pm 05 Sep 12

Trade in a year of genuine ACT cultural programs for one night of the re-animated tattooed corpses of poms who did their best work decades before I was alive. I’d rather shit myself to death.

Overheard 3:49 pm 05 Sep 12

Masquara said :

Wouldn’t you know it? The pdf has not been made accessible.
Hypocritical bastards! No access for the disabled – and released by the ACT Government in the middle of the Paralympics ….

They might get a light tap on the buttocks from AGIMO about accessibility. Or not. There’s a rolling schedule for compliance with this stuff, but I haven’t been on top of it since two contracts ago. Hopefully it will improve with a little light caterwauling in their direction. Wow, I nailed caterwauling without Mr Spell Cheque. Oarsome.

Overheard 3:10 pm 05 Sep 12

* there aren’t

Thanks, b2 for that link. On topic, I note the Diaspora program: http://canberra100.com.au/programs/canberra-diaspora/

Might provide some insights…

Masquara 3:08 pm 05 Sep 12

Wouldn’t you know it? The pdf has not been made accessible.
Hypocritical bastards! No access for the disabled – and released by the ACT Government in the middle of the Paralympics ….

Overheard 2:57 pm 05 Sep 12

b2 said :

You do realise that everything in the printed program is available on the website

Now I do. Thanks for the link.

Overheard 2:56 pm 05 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Truthiness said :

Every year Canberra suffers a mass exodus of artists, it would have been nice to bring them back, if only for one year.

I know so many ‘artists’ who’ve buggered off to Melbourne under the delusion that it will make them better, more cultured individuals. Good riddance to the pretentious dickheads, I say, Canberra has a thriving (if small) local arts community, anyone who wants to find them knows where to look.

Yes and no. A bit like the IT and research and so many other industries, I think many find that they hit the top of their game and then their just aren’t the gigs or the audiences to sustain or progress them. Melbourne is a sane move for many, a not so great experience for others.

I don’t know that wanting to excel in your field or topping your industry makes you a pretentious dickhead. Otherwise Robert de Castella would just have been running around the lake with his mates and then retiring with the ACT Vets every Sunday, to draw but one of several thousand analogies.

Truthiness 2:19 pm 05 Sep 12

OK, so here is the tl;dr

The vast majority of “events” are just showcases of our institutions, everything gets a mention, galleries, museums, the zoo, stromlo, historic places and popular businesses. This list extends right down to the Potter’s workshop and the m16 art space. There will be a day of celebration and lots of hoopla all year.

There are a huge number of little arty things, a highschool battle of the bands, exhibitions, live musicians and performances all spread through a multitude of locations. They say all music genres are represented “except for anything that requires loud amplification” which presumably excludes most modern music.

Other than that it mostly seems to be retrospective things, there will be a glossy book, a centenary phone app, web app and event map along with various biographical thingies like “diaspora” which is crowd sourced biographies of people who have left Canberra.

There seem to be so many things going on in obscure places, I’ll be amazed if anyone sees more than a fraction of it all.

DrKoresh 2:09 pm 05 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

Every year Canberra suffers a mass exodus of artists, it would have been nice to bring them back, if only for one year.

I know so many ‘artists’ who’ve buggered off to Melbourne under the delusion that it will make them better, more cultured individuals. Good riddance to the pretentious dickheads, I say, Canberra has a thriving (if small) local arts community, anyone who wants to find them knows where to look.

astrojax 2:03 pm 05 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

Every year Canberra suffers a mass exodus of artists, it would have been nice to bring them back, if only for one year.

is mike nock on the program?

Truthiness 1:58 pm 05 Sep 12

Every year Canberra suffers a mass exodus of artists, it would have been nice to bring them back, if only for one year.

b2 1:32 pm 05 Sep 12

You do realise that everything in the printed program is available on the website

Overheard 11:47 am 05 Sep 12

As for The Rolling Stones, well, each to their own, but even if you put them in the big top for $25 a head, and then gave me comp tickets so good that I’d have to be ducking my head every time the lipp-ed one thrust his pelvis to the front…..

Yeah, I’d probably choose to be down at THE Front (Cafe, Lyneham).

Personal choice.

Overheard 11:46 am 05 Sep 12

I’m really interested in the content and 64MB holds no fear for my download limit or processor, but….

Sorry, we are unable to scan this file for viruses.
The file exceeds the maximum size that we scan. Download anyway?

Yeah, no. Having spent the last six weeks working with cybercops, no, just no.

Sounds like a job for the Centenary’s web monkeys to concoct a more accessible, and byte-sized version.

Thumper 9:25 am 05 Sep 12

poetix said :

When I’m driving in my car
and Robyn comes on the radio
saying how great things will be
for this Centenary
and sounds celebratory
I can’t get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that’s what I say

Yeah, but she doesn’t smoke the same cigarettes as me.
No no no.

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