Fancy a threesome this Friday night (17 October)? [At the Merry Muse]

Overheard 16 October 2008 41

Friday October 17: Shiny Bums Singers, Canberra Union Voices and Ecopella

Shiny Bums Singers are a vocally inspiring and visually entertaining group of mostly public servants who sing their own wicked parodies about the working life of the Australian Public Service. They routinely stray into political satire but never sedition. Based in Canberra, the Australian bush capital, they have performed to packed houses at the Australian National Folk Festival for most of the last 9 years, including this year.

No subject in the workplace is safe from the finely honed fingers of the group’s talented writers, no song immune to their unique style of parody

Canberra Union Voices is a community choir who this year celebrated their 15th birthday. They sing a wide and varied repertoire of songs – songs of solidarity, songs of struggle and songs of survival; songs about women, politics, corporatisation and bastardisation. They sing songs from Australia, Africa, Italy, Spain, East Timor and the Pacific Islands. And they sing because they love to!!

Ecopella is an environmental choir that sings about the beauty of our world and the struggle to protect it from exploitation and destruction. We serve the environment movement by providing activists and audiences with the opportunity of enjoying a high standard of a cappella singing.

Members of the Canberra branch will be joined by choir director Miguel Heatwole and a few interstate Ecopellans.

Merry Muse at the Australian Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner (a five-iron from ABN).
$15/$12 members and concessions. All starts about 7.30pm.

Overheard
Your MC for the evening (and tenor for Canberra Union Voices and Ecopella)

http://www.merrymuse.org.au/


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Granny Granny 9:51 pm 21 Oct 08

You’re terrible, Danman!

: )

Danman Danman 9:43 pm 21 Oct 08

What about the hair dye thing Granny 😛

Granny Granny 6:52 pm 21 Oct 08

*chuckle*

I’ll let you know how I get on!

Overheard Overheard 6:48 pm 21 Oct 08

Granny said :

Well, I was just saying that the purple rinse thing would be a challenge but I reckon if I had to I could make it work. It may be possible. But I was thinking more of a dye than a rinse at this stage.

If anyone can pull it off, you can, Granny!

Granny Granny 6:06 pm 21 Oct 08

Well, I was just saying that the purple rinse thing would be a challenge but I reckon if I had to I could make it work. It may be possible. But I was thinking more of a dye than a rinse at this stage.

Overheard Overheard 6:00 pm 21 Oct 08

Yes/no but mostly no. Actually very much no.

In my case it’s not degenerative, not illegal, immoral or fattening.

And I choose those words because it’s a fave saying of my mum’s who has been a full-blown epileptic for 26 years and requires 24 hour care. She blamed herself for the genes that saw me develop myoclonus and my brother…. well, I’ve spoken about him elsewhere here.

Neither is/was valid. All three conditions are not related.

It just means that sometimes it looks like someone just walked over my grave and other times if I’m holding something, it ends up on the other side of the room.

Same build up of tension and release (of electrical energy in the case of myoclonus) as a sneeze or an orgasm. (No happy ending with myoclonus before you ask!)

But enough about me, let’s talk about you. Quick. Now!

Granny Granny 5:54 pm 21 Oct 08

Just finished googling the myoclonus thing … so is that kind of like epilepsy?

Granny Granny 5:30 pm 21 Oct 08

When I was in Scientology many years ago in my misspent youth, Overheard, I got sent home to change because my shorts were too short. Unbelievable! “It won’t do them any good,” I told my Estates Project Force In Charge. “I could look good in a garbage bag.”

*chortle*

Rather brave of me, I thought! I don’t think I even said, “Sir” … *heh heh heh*

Overheard Overheard 5:23 pm 21 Oct 08

Don’t mention the war, Granny! The guy two seats up from you was NOT impressed with my little left-field stretch. (You might have picked that up from the way he stormed off when I asked the first Pink Floyd question!)

I just had two little wake-ups. One was standing/sitting waiting for a script at the discount pharmacy in inner Belco — man, when did Canberra get so sick? ‘This is quiet for us at this time of day!’ Keeee-riiiist!

But one of the conditions I suffer from is myoclonus — not severely, but enough to be annoying, frustrating and occasionally embarrassing and requiring a ‘please explain, Overheard, what the hell was that you just did?!’

But the guy who was sitting next to me has it 50-100 times worse to the point where it was obviously a key part of his constitution, appearance, his day. There’s no medication you can really take for it; you just should cut down on stress, alcohol, caffeine, fatigue, sleeplessness — HA! (No chance here!)

The second wake-up call is all about you, Granny. I saw a woman in a shop this afternoon who is 65 in the shade and has a horrendous purple rinse/wash/colour/something. There was more purple than whatever else she has.

Suddenly the concepts ‘purple hair’ and ‘foxy’ seem very, very, v e r y, v e r y, far apart!

Granny Granny 2:57 pm 21 Oct 08

Overheard said :

(Next week’s trivia quiz, by the way: special subject is astronomy.)

Isn’t that what you said last week, when the questions ended up being about Pink Floyd because of Astronomy Domine?

*chuckle*

Overheard Overheard 2:48 pm 21 Oct 08

One foot out the door, but just wanted to respond to peterh.

No, I seriously would give myself an uppercut if I were still doing what I was doing and where and for who I was doing it in North Sydney. One of the big mistakes of my life — made in haste and paid for at leisure for years and years and years to come.

(Although it wasn’t in pure IT. It was in HR/Payroll systems and the elements of change management, business process re-engineering, comms, etc. really do fire up my hard drive in a work-work sense, so I could have kept doing it and I might own 2/5ths of a condo in Rose Bay by now etc. etc.)

I love my life right now when I can keep a handle on it. I pour my energy into what I do in the glass and steel cage four days a week and then I punch all the other buttons with MC-ing music gigs/festivals, MC-ing weddings, running trivia, singing, writing, running workshops (relatively new into that — poetry and singing), doing radio, bucket loads of charity work, etc.

Unfortunately (as I may have said elsewhere) many people have inferred that to mean I think I’m God’s gift to humanity. NOTHING, and I mean, NOTHING could be further from the truth. It’s so far from the truth it needs its own solar system. (Next week’s trivia quiz, by the way: special subject is astronomy.)

My #1 motto (and I have 27,000): It’s all about them (punters, audience, listeners, readers, talent, whoever); it’s NOT about me.

Gotta go.

Danman Danman 2:33 pm 21 Oct 08

I know stuff – but intake of beer is a logarithamic rate at which I fail to retain ifnormation (sic) in my grey matter

peterh peterh 2:22 pm 21 Oct 08

Overheard said :

peterh said :

Overheard said :

peterh said :

can’t remember where they are, either.

Where what are?!

sorry, do i know you?

About 2.15pm.

in all seriousness, overheard, would you have liked to stay in the rat race in sydney (shudder) in a 3-piece bag of fruit, laptop and consulting work? if you really wanted to do that, now, you could advise ICT companies on what to do when the gershon review starts to bite….

my old man is a consultant. not IT literate though. (he works in the IT industry, advises on technology and doesn’t understand it. hmmm.) Just bought an iphone and called me to ask how it works. good luck to him, i don’t have one yet.

he is up to his armpits in work, flat out like a lizard drinking, and was telling me that there will be sooo much work once this review’s recommendations are implemented.

sounds like you are really good at what you do now. why change, or dream of what once was?

Overheard Overheard 2:15 pm 21 Oct 08

peterh said :

Overheard said :

peterh said :

can’t remember where they are, either.

Where what are?!

sorry, do i know you?

About 2.15pm.

peterh peterh 2:11 pm 21 Oct 08

Overheard said :

peterh said :

can’t remember where they are, either.

Where what are?!

sorry, do i know you?

Granny Granny 2:10 pm 21 Oct 08

Hehehe

Overheard Overheard 2:09 pm 21 Oct 08

peterh said :

can’t remember where they are, either.

Where what are?!

peterh peterh 2:06 pm 21 Oct 08

Overheard said :

peterh said :

Granny said :

Thirty is the new twenty, Danman!

: )

bugger. missed that too. can’t remember 20 for the life of me…

It’s why I take pictures, Peter.

can’t remember where they are, either.

Overheard Overheard 1:40 pm 21 Oct 08

peterh said :

Granny said :

Thirty is the new twenty, Danman!

: )

bugger. missed that too. can’t remember 20 for the life of me…

It’s why I take pictures, Peter.

peterh peterh 1:32 pm 21 Oct 08

Granny said :

Thirty is the new twenty, Danman!

: )

bugger. missed that too. can’t remember 20 for the life of me…

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