Into the maw of River Rooster

You’re a ghost on Bumpkin Highway
you’re like River Rooster and meaningless
I hate you, but I love you
I’ll carry that to the end

If I ever lie with you again, I pray I do not sleep
If I ever closed my eyes again, I’d realize what you are to me.
you are simply a bumpkin,
a Busselton who bluffs and steals
until you become
a bigger regional City’s meal,

You’re a ghost on Bunbury highway
your trash and meaningless
I hate you, but I love you
I’ll carry that to the end    The Gun Club

Someone (G’Day) FINALLY got a shot of the highway sculpture on the new Bumpkin Highway. It looks familar. Isn’t there something similar somewhere in the city? I suppose it’s not sooooo bad. The moat is a nice touch. And what excellent photographs from G’day. A shame to crush them down. Clarity, ooshta, composition, fluffly clouds as icecream, resolution. It’s all there. Very tasty. Very Ansel Adams, except he would have had to dodge the clouds out.And the wonderful Gun Club to play you down that tarmac into the very maw of River Rooster.

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46 Responses to Into the maw of River Rooster

  1. gobeirne says:

    We’ve got something very similar in Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Was it the same guy (Neil Dawson)? Or a rip off?


  2. monkeypants says:

    i saw them a few weeks ago and i couldn’t figure out what they are meant to be. Or, are they just meant to be with no specific purpose? sometimes things confuse me.


  3. David Cohen says:

    When we zipped down to Margs a few weeks ago we gaped at these as we looked for the hastily-erected portaloos.

    We found the portaloos and had a wee, an instant coffee and packaged biscuits.

    Having to drive 30 minutes without seeing three service stations is clearly an outrage.


  4. skink says:

    it’s the dead tree that gives it all a certain ‘je m’en fiche’


  5. rolly says:


    Got a big head?

    Need something more substantial than an alfoil beanie to keep out mind manipulating thought waves from extraterrestrials?

    Busselton – Bunbury highway has it all!

    If the cap fits, wear it.

    The blue is left-over food colour on giant alien icy-pole sticks.


  6. Bento says:

    Can we come up with anything catchier than Bumpkin Highway?

    What about Bumpkobahn? Backwoods Boulevard?


  7. some1 says:

    I believe that masterpiece is called “desk pens and shuttlecocks a la moat”


  8. Paracleet says:

    What is it with the moat? Were they concerned the position wasn’t sufficiently defensible? They’re never going to keep bypassing punters with an urgent need from relieving themselves on said artwork without the addition of a mott and bailey at the least.


  9. Cimbali says:

    are they solar panels in the background? Does that mean they can be powered up? Maybe they are Mandurah’s very own version of the square kilometer array


  10. Snuff says:

    Party cones surrounded by bong water with segments of the neighbour’s hose cunningly painted blue. A masterpiece.


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  14. The Legend 101 says:

    Some of the streets in the city arnt to wonderful.


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