Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WIN a double pass to Weddings, Parties, Anything grand final eve show

How would you like to win a double pass to see Weddings, Parties, Anything play at the Palace Theatre, Bourke st, Melbourne on Friday 28th September.
Weddings, Parties, Anything play their annual show with a fantastic line up including The Livingstone Daisies, Even and MC for the night Brian Nankervis from RockWiz.

Here's what you have to do to win a double pass valued at $121.74

Step 1: Follow this blog

Step 2: Make a copy of the Wedding's Parties Anything poster below by right clicking and save to your computer.

Step 3: Post the photo of the poster to your facebook wall and set the viewing on the photo to public. 
(You can do this in the edit section when you view your uploaded photo, select edit, then custom, then public, then finish editing)

OR Attach it to a Tweet with the words 'Weddings Parties Anything play the Palace Melb grand final eve Fri 28th Sept'.

Step 4: email Lorinda at with a copy of a link to the photo you have uploaded or tweeted, include your name and type WPA in the subject line.

winner will be notified by email by noon Friday 28th.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Weddings, Parties, Anything reunite for their annual gig, Grand Final Eve at the Palace Melbourne.

Australian folk rock band, Weddings Parties Anything formed in 1984 in Melbourne.  
Their name comes from The Clash song ("Revolution Rock").

In 1987 Weddings Parties Anything released its first album, Scorn of the Women. They recorded it as an independent release, but due to their ever growing live following, they were offered a recording contract and the album was released by Warners.
Weddings, Parties, Anything is led by Mick Thomas and remains to be the only continual member throughout the groups history. Mick started out playing in bush bands when he was 16, and was a solo folk artist in his mid-teens in Geelong.

Weddings, Parties, Anything spent fifteen years tearing up and down the highways of Australia, North America and Europe. They won  Aria awards, sold some records and played a stack of great shows. When they finished in 1998 it was just a matter of time before the itch needed scratching and the fact they could hold off for ten years might have been admirable but ultimately fooled no-one.

The 2008 reunion tour was a triumph and led the band to thinking it was worth at least a regular yearly hit out and a consideration of anything special that might come along. The 2012 Bluesfest line up falls very much into that category, for a band that built their ethos on simply playing great shows, the decision was an easy one.

These days, Weddings, Parties, Anything are taking it one year at a time. The tradition continues for the fourth year running as the Weddings hit the Palace for their Grand Final Eve spectacular.

This year features a stellar home town line up with The Livingstone Daisies (Van Walker, Liz Stringer, Michael Barclay) opening the show. Next  up Even take the stage in an all too rare appearance and television's own  Brian Nankervis will be MC for the evening.

WPA play their annual Grand Final Eve show at the Palace Theatre Friday 28th Sept. Tix on sale now.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Things about Christopher Rimmer

What do you do for a living?  Duration?
I'm a photographer. 30 years

What made you choose this role?
A strong desire to articulate what I see in the world through visual language and an ability to do the same.

Do you have a website? If so supply link

Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?

This photograph was taken just as the sun was rising over Etosha Pan in Namibia, casting the most wonderful light over the surreal landscape. I like it because it shows me as I am, a loner, and a traveller in a place for which I have a very deep love - Africa

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I was born in Liverpool in England and went to live in Africa when I was a little boy.  Half of my family were wiped out within the first 4 years of being there. I was conscripted into the South African Army in 1981 and came to live in Australia which is where I learnt the formal art of photography at Rusden College.

Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
I'm passionate about saving what remains of the wildlife in Africa. I'm driven to create the kind of photography that stimulates a similar drive in the mind of the viewer.

What kind of student were you at school?
A very good one.

If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
To knit myself a cardigan.

What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
Booze and talk rubbish, associate with the wrong crowd.

What is your favourite food?
Anything cooked by Iain Hewitson.

What makes you laugh?
Listening to my two children Lily 8 and Harry 6, explain their view of the world.

What makes you cry?
Electrodes to the testicles.

What pisses you off?
Getting stuck taking to boring people.

If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
To cure Africa's broken heart.

What chore do you hate doing?
Buying petrol. Making small talk.

If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
I wouldn't wish to swap with anyone.

What would you like people to remember about you?
Couldn't care less.

What do you find attractive about a person?
I like quirky, artistic types with self destructive personalities.

What is your best feature?
My eyes.

What’s on your bucket list?
I think the bucket list to be a media driven concept which encourages going somewhere over experiencing going somewhere. I don't have one.

What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
Win a Pulizer Prize for photo-journalism.

If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
With my family in the Namib Desert because the world has already ended there.

What’s your favourite possession?
My Nikkormat EL camera and my 50mm f1.4 lens

Who is Lorinda Jane?
A blonde blur on my visual periphery - for now at least.

Thank you Christoper for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer 25 questions, LJ x.
Please people, check out Christopher's website and have a look at his absolutely stunning photographs, they are beautiful.