Goon Saloon

I’m sure that sociologists of the future (aka FC’s) will see this blog as covering a critical turning point in this city, where Perth started changing from widely regarded architectural, cultural,  journalistic, fashion and graffiti joke, to an actual mature city. It does seem to be changing despite the frequent backsliding. And despite it all, it wasn’t the politicians or the booms or even She-Ra Lisa Scaffidi, but it really was the small bars that did it. Alannah MacTiernan’s Mad Cuntz opening soon in Maylands sees the concept moving into the suburbs, and Jaidyn Jaxxon even found an example on the edge of Rurotardia in the hills near the Helena River – although its wine (goon) drinking aspirations are lagging behind the reality of the actual fluids served, perhaps not helped by a typical country duewburning sensibility. (Centrelink for out of towners is the unemployment office.) But baby steps no? Do you think we have turned some kind of corner, despite the counter examples easily found? 

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Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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46 Responses to Goon Saloon

  1. WAtching says:

    Do they serve the Tapas in a foot bath?

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  2. JaneZ says:

    I don’t think that says “goon”.
    As to the city – four years ago it was depressingly unchanged from when I’d left ten years earlier. It does seem different now, and better. It’s the density I guess. Some ok new buildings too.

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  3. orbea says:

    Helena River? JJ touring the dogging list? I lurve the mauve hue, tres pride

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  4. pete says:

    Having been moved on from many a renovated establishment, I can tell them it’s a pretty simple fix.

    I suggest they jack up the goon prices, for 12 months or so, to a level that no reasonable person would pay. That usually moves the riff raff on. $25 a cask, $35 an aerosole can should see them attract a richer, and therefore better, class of person.

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  5. shazza says:

    Yep our little town is growing up. I was there on the weekend soaking up the vibrancy, and even caught the Occupy Perth peeps as they did a mini march through Hay St mall.
    I have a pic if you think it’s Worst worthy.

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  6. The Legend 101 says:

    What the Hell!

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  7. RubyRuby says:

    Just dropping this Perthection Remix about the redevelopment of St George’s Terrace in for consideration…

    Not quite as Perthetic as I was hoping….

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  8. DudeCloverdale says:

    The blue and yellow rope is ex telstra cable pulling, you see it everywhere as it’s used once and discarded. Its quality rope.

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