Now THIS was a vibrant city. Who could forget when David Measham would thrust us nurry deep into culture when The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra played “The Pops” and Perth Proms. Gag. One disk NOT Onkyo bound.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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55 Responses to Vibrantor

  1. Paracleet says:

    I like the evidence of what I assume was reclamation process in the foreground. Surely it was a fetid swap at the time. Now that is vibrancy.
    So what are we looking at here? Some time between 1979 to 1983?


  2. rolly says:

    Once they’d given up trying to fill in Perth Water with excavation waste and started erecting tall and tasteless monuments to human stupidity, the whole place started going to rack and roonie.


  3. And what’s that font? Softcock?


  4. Bento says:

    It’s Western Australia, not West Australia. That really shits me.


  5. ronggly says:

    A mate of mine, and a relative, play on that album. One of them pointed out to me how David, through his promming at that time, had significantly raised teh profile of teh WASO.


  6. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    “Over here honey; don’t mind the people behind us – they’ll be able to see; hear, anyway. What if I put the blanket down here? Anchor that corner with the wine cooler. Mind pouring me one? The 98 Pinot, the one from the Merchant, not the Shiraz. Nice here, isn’t it? Kings Park. Perfect weather. I wonder when Ben is coming on. Pass the tapanade, would you? I love how someone like Ben fits so well with an orchestra. I mean, it’s a mark of his talent, that his songs translate so well, with violins and everything. Back sore? Baby kicking again? Here, have a chinotto. Any more of those stuffed baby capsicums? Look, he’s coming on now”.


    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      Shit a brick, someone must have eavesdropped on me at the Ben Folds/WASO gig! I can appreciate his smartarsed bitterness; he was married to a Crow Eater (and lived in Adelaide for a time), but has since split and returned to USA, though he does come to Oz, for the benefit of his kids, who in turn sometimes stay over with him.


  7. rolly says:

    Naughty boy!
    Put the Red Castle picture back where you found it: the blog addicts will get most upset when they look up the reference and find it missing.


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