Showing posts from April, 2015

Wet Blankets - New Band from Geelong at Record Paradise Anzac Day 2015

And a Sausage Sizzle to help raise some of the $1500 need for Warrick's Wheelchair Always great day at Record Paradise and this time promoting a great cause for a relative of ours. A bit of a surprise as only two bands promoted but all the members of Wet Blankets were there so why not play, and play they did......Just before they head offshore for a 7 week tour....Good Luck!  Wet Blankets rock between two positions on “Slag”, like a guy crouched in a corner suffering from withdrawals. There’s either guttural hollers accompanied by spasming guitars, or there’s torpedoing, destructive guitar that razes anything within earshot. Band: Wet Blankets. Members: Zane Gardner (guitar/vocals), Mitch Campleman (drums), Billy Gardner (bass). Summary: Geelong garage band fronted by 15-year-old Zane Gardner and backed by two members ofThe Living Eyes as well as an alternating second guitarist in Zak Olsen and Jake Robertson (both of The Frowning Clouds and Hierophants).  Played first gig last Au

Thai Saffron Brighton. Elegant Surroundings Great Value!

Th e surroundings are elegant and refined yet the prices are very reasonable, and the food is tasty and hot. It's always bustling with customers at Thai Saffron who are impressed with the modern bistro-style decor and the aromatic dishes. The restaurant makes its own curry pastes, which makes all the difference.  The food is absolutely spectacular and the presentation is beautiful. The people are friendly and the service is lovely. You are left feeling satisfied. I love the fish cakes,Vegetarian spring rolls the Pad Thai and the yellow curry with chicken (which I believe they are famous for). Order all that for two and you will be full. On this occasion we opted for the above but substituted the Yellow Curry for an excellent Beef Massaman at the waitresses recommendation -   It did not disappoint gorgeous rich peanut  sauce, fall apart beef and perfect potatoes. Yum! Definitely will be back again. From the warm welcoming smiles when we arrived, the comfortable atmosphere and great 

Classic Australian Radiogram circa 1940's

Classic Australian Radiogram circa 1940's Name: Classic Radio Pty Ltd; Malvern (Victoria)    (AUSTRALIA) Abbreviation : classic Products : Model types see below Summary: Classic Radio Pty Ltd was at 10 Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Victoria. They had a branch at 245 Parramatta Rd. Haberfield in Sydney. Production: 1941 - 1981 (approx) History : During the late 1940's and 1950's Classic radio specialised in large radiograms often with cocktail bars incorporated. They also sold chassis, speakers and turntables so that purchasers could incorporate them into their own cabinets. In the late fifties they produced televisions for a short time. By the 1960's they were producing kits and fully assembled Hi-Fi equipment based on designs published by "Radio, Television & Hobbies" and "Electronics Australia" magazine. They advertised in "Electronics Australia" until at least 1981. But after a bit of digging I found an extensive website by Tasmanian