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Alleged terror suspects face allegations of terror

August 5, 2009

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And I witnessed with my own eyes, from my working perch at a cafe in the legal district of Melbourne, the gathering of many police types, media types and not much else, for around a couple of hours, until at last, a van left the custody centre. And that’s it. But the way the nightly […]

Nostalgic flash reviews – Tori Amos, Boys For Pele

August 3, 2009

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Tori Amos looking suitably arty, for the cover of 1996’s Boys for Pele Sweet and acerbic, poetic, beautiful, confronting, mostly driven by keys, piano and harpsichord, occasional contributions from drums and bass, synths, samples. A unique record, it displays power and majesty balanced with quietness – it is balance itself. Discordant, but forgiveably so. Easily. […]