June 30th 2018

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COVER STORY NSW electricity grid now at 'crisis point'

EDITORIAL China's pivotal role in Trump-Kim summit

CANBERRA OBSERVED Throwing our 8ยข in the ring over sale of ABC

OPINION Why populism has become popular among the populace

MEDIA Ramsay Centre gets all that' left from ABC's Drum

ENERGY Solar panels leave hidden carbon footprint

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson conviction conundrum

ENERGY Don't let our waste go to waste: energise it

OPINION We've moved from low standards to no standards

LITERATURE AND CULTURE Christian humour through the ages: Dante, Chaucer and Cervantes

ECONOMICS Trump, China, the WTO and world trade

WHY BREXIT? A tight little island


MUSIC Contrary emotions: Following and leading the beat

CINEMA Incredibles 2: Just the average family of superheroes

BOOK REVIEW The main driver of our foreign policy

BOOK REVIEW Commitment at risk of obliteration



EDITORIAL By-elections a trial run for next federal election

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News Weekly, June 30, 2018


by Skidmore Furrow Quartet

Harrow and Churl Modern Jazz CD HC4412-16
Price: $28 and a leek (digital download $25, no leek)

Reviewed by Sebastian Gunlighter

This, the latest offering from Mia Throat’s three-man septet, is the most ambitious project yet undertaken by the former Bacchus Marsh featherweight champion and butchery apprentice.

The educated ear will descry influences as diverse and irrelevant as the Marquis de Sade, Felonius “Chip” Munk and the Duke of Wellington.

Amidst the nearly 20 hours of challenging compositional “entities”, as Throat terms the 100s of pieces, Gomez Ansell’s solos on chainsaw stand out as discrete diaphanous droplets against Throat’s sturdy vocalese yodelling and Grindell-Phase Hollenwurst Krumperstein’s machine-gun-like 32nd notes on electric artillery.

This 16-CD set will not be to everybody’s liking; but, for those who can stay with it through to the end, the novelty of the experience is undoubtedly worth the irreparable damage to your hearing.

Salvation Navy xylophonist Dave Brucker said of this work: “Absolutely unprecedented. I will be speaking with my solicitor.”

 Five earplugs and another leek

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