If the rumour mill is right, it looks like a dark curtain is about to fall heavily on another well respected entertainer's career.
Without putting a name to that entertainer, let's just say if these two clips below added up to an answer, you might be able to put two and two together for yourself, especially if you have seen the movie Donnie Darko and know how it turns out for the character played by Patrick Swayze.
I know that's not a kangaroo in the images above, but as you are about to find out in the media soon, things are never quite how you thought they were. If this news is right it will rock the foundations of the entertainment world in Australia and Britain.
You'll wonder just who you can trust in this world.
I had a fairly good Friday at Bluesfest apart from a few minor things that put a damper on my day.
For one thing, I got caught in stop/go traffic which took me 45 mins to get through at the Gold Coast part of the freeway, so it took me over two hours to get down to Byron Bay, a trip that usually takes about an hour and a bit under normal circumstances.
So I missed Hat Fitz and Cara,who I was looking forward to seeing, so the above song of theirs was really appropriate after that debacle, which was my own fault in some ways for not being as organized as I should have been.
Pirate popcorn sailing the stormy seas on Good Friday
I love that guy's psychedelic pineapple shirt
My life at the Crossroads;-)
I just got in the gate toBluesfest took these photos and then the heavens opened up and I had to run for cover.
My UK friend King Ute would have loved this session.
Ben Harper playing at the Crossroads tent
Then I checked my program and thought I had better head over to the Crossroads tent to catch Ben Harper, as I had been playing his CD in my car all the way down to Byron on loop.
I got there 15 minutes early by my watch and he was already on.
Not only that, he seemed to be nearly finished.
I thought that there must have been something wrong with my watch. And there was. It was daylight savings time in New South Wales, and in Queensland where I live, we don't have daylight savings, so my watch was an hour behind Bluesfesttime. Doh! I forgot about that. And since I couldn't get anywhere near the tent, I just had to walk away, get a drink and get my bearings right for the next shows.
Joan Armatrading at Bluesfest Good Friday 2013
Joan Armatrading. I need a better camera than my 2 meg cell phone:-(
I saw Joan Armatrading play and she was good. I tried to get a photo of her butterfly shirt with my crappy cell phone camera, but none of them really shows the butterflies on her shirt well enough.
She had butterflies on her t-shirt, but that's the best shot I got of them
It was probably the shirt in the above photo, I think. Anyway it was a bit of a synchronicity to see that my friend Trish had written this post at her blog, which I read when I got home from Bluesfest - DOMA
Lotus Palace, the new stage at Bluesfest this year
It's like being in a spaceship:-)
I checked out the new Lotus Palace stage, which is more like a small theatre, or bar than a stage, but it was a little stuffy in there and I had to get out and back into some cool fresh air.
This woman was getting her boobs signed by this band
After Rodríguez finished his set I headed for the signing table at the merchandising tent, but so did everybody else by the looks of the ridiculous line-up to get things signed :-(
Crazy line up forRodríguez signings in the pouring rain
I decided to wait inside the tent and just snap a photo of Rodríguez, rather than get anything signed, as I wasn't going to get soaked waiting. After waiting at the CD table (above) pretending to be deciding which CD to purchase, so that I had a good spot in the tent to get a photo of Rodriguez when he finally turned up, news came through that he wasn't coming over to sign anything, which made the soaked line up really happy, and I was glad that I had decided not to line up:-) While I was at the CD table there was a band called The Snowdropperssigning stuff and one lady (a few actually) got one guy to sign her breasts ... talk about being in the right place, at the right time ;-)
Red Dog StarKoko Dies Now I know what they sing, but I didn't yesterday. Yet another band I missed because of Rodriguez. Doh!
Brazilian president at the BRICS summit on March 27, 2013
Everything is connected?
" While Europe remains in turmoil some of the world's emerging economies are pushing for a larger role in managing global debt.
their fifth annual summit, held in Durban, South Africa, the leaders of
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known collectively as
the BRICSnations, have agreed to set up a $50 billion development bank. It will be the first institution established by the informal grouping, and is a direct snub to the World Bank. The
leaders began holding forums at the start of the global financial
crisis in an effort to set an economic path that was not dominated by
the West. Emerging economies plan World Bank rival International affairs analyst Brooks Spector says it's not likely to be an easy task.
"It is not just the devil was in the detail, the actual working of it is
in the detail, and for that they haven't really got clarity yet on what
it'll be," Mr Spector said."
" Together, the BRICSeconomies account for 25 per cent of global
output and 40 per cent of the world's population, and their leaders are
not shy about talking up their contribution to the global economy. Brazilian
president Dilma Rousseff told the summit that last year, BRICS
countries received $263 billion in investment flows, the equivalent of
20 per cent of worldwide foreign direct investment. Russian president Vladimir Putin insists the countries should carry more influence. "Our countries have 40 per cent of the planet's population," Mr Putin said. "BRICS nations have large natural resources, have a well-prepared industrial basis and well-trained staff." While
most of the rest of the world's economy has been in a long-term slump,
it has been left to the BRICS economies to drive growth, but they
believe they have not received enough respect and influence in existing
forums. The director of the Institute of Global Finance at the
University of New South Wales, Fariborz Moshirian, says nations such as
China believe a BRICS development bank will help them target key nations
with which they have direct bilateral relationships. "We know that for instance China has got great interests in Africa," Dr Moshirian said. "They
have been very active in tapping into mining resources, in turning
African communities into more cohesive economies where they could
basically buy and sell from China and to China." "
" Pope Francis will wash the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre near Rome on Maundy Thursday.
Thousands of pilgrims and tourists are arriving in Rome to attend ceremonies during the holy week ahead of Easter. The washing of feet on the Thursday before Easter is a Christian tradition commemorating Christ's Last Supper. It is part of a papal calendar of events running up to
Easter, the most important festival in the calendar of the Catholic
Church. On Easter Sunday morning, the new Pope will deliver his first "Urbi et Orbi" message to the city of Rome and to the world."
Brick(BRICS?) wall collapses killing pedestrians in Melbourne
" Two people have been killed as a wall collapsed on Swanston Street in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. One man and one woman are dead, while another woman has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition. Police say all three were pedestrians. A large number of passers-by rushed to clear debris from the scene between Queensberry and Victoria streets." Two dead after Melbourne wall collapse
UPDATE:1st April (and not a joke BTW). Tragic story indeed.
and Alexander Jones
" Services are being arranged to remember the lives of a
brother and sister who died after a wall collapsed onto them in
Melbourne's inner north last week. Eighteen-year-old Bridget Jones died in hospital yesterday from head injuries she suffered when a
brick wall crushed her and her brother Alexander on Swanston Street on
Thursday. Alexander died at the scene, along with a 30-year-old woman from Mount Waverley. The 19-year-old, also known as 'Zander', was trying to shelter his sister from the collapse." Memorial to be held for wall collapse victims