ADELAIDE | It was just another lacklustre campaign day in the Land of the Pencil – until someone dog-whistled.
Public servants lost their computers because they weren’t using them, voters at early voting centres sat in chairs as Electoral Commission staff rotated a hand-written numbering system, and an errant eraser saw $5 million disappear from a costings document.
All this, in a state that the Premier said is “on the cusp of something really exciting”.
To top it off, South Australia’s Electoral Commissioner Kay Mousley admitted the laws that govern the conduct of election campaigns are yet to catch up with that most modern piece of technology – the telephone.
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To be fair to Ms Mousley, th Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL REVEW | New York–centric composer/musician and genre-boundary destroyer John Zorn’s Australian premiere concerts are an epic inclusion in the Adelaide Festival this year.
For his 60th birthday, he was invited to play in Australia for the first time, exclusively in Adelaide, with 40 or so of his favourite musical pals from the downtown NY music scene in the most complete staging ever of his broad-ranging works.
It doesn’t rain, then there’s a deluge.
This four-hour concert incorporated 12 different projects, all featuring material from Zorn’s Masada Songbook, a series of around 500 melodies in the Jewish composition tradition. Among his guests were Trevor Dunn, from Mr Bungle (co-founded with Mike Patton of Faith No More / Fantomas); Ikue Mori from supreme New Yo Full Story »
Adelaide | Today in The Forager, new Italian style at the bottom of the “Black Stump”, an interview with Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab, Central Market worries and the full program for the Adelaide Food and Wine Festival.
The bottom of the “Black Stump” building in Grenfell Street has traditionally been the place for sandwich shops and delis.
That’s all changed in recent weeks with the opening of two more upmarket Italian-styled places.
Borsa Pasta Cucina, which includes two of the partners from Pirie Street’s excellent Pizza e Mozarella, is a licensed pasta bar producing fresh pasta every day, as well as specials gleaned from a weekly pig buy (yes, that’s right – a weekly pig).
It’s firmly focused Full Story »