Rolling, rolling, rolling, keep those blogs a rolling...
First up is television is furniture, a rough-house, shit-stirring blog -- mostly theatre, mostly reviews -- by Danny Episode (a pseudonym for one of Melbourne’s most notorious fringe playwrights and directors). Sometimes Danny’s punctuation and spelling get lost in the bovver boy spewing of molten ideas, but he is an essential voice in a city where anything ‘off-boredway’ is, increasingly, dismissed by the broadsheets.
The two other new blogs I’d like to draw your attention to are by dancers: one a pro dancer with Bangarra Dance Theatre -- he’s currently swing in the touring production Clan -- the other a wannabe dancer who abandoned a Law degree at the start of the year to give a pro career her best shot. Both are natural writers, engaging, honest, fun and not at all precious. They’re also very smart, very articulate, very thoughtful.
Jhuny-Boy Borja, creator of Jhuny The Boy, is also a damn fine photographer who posts MP3 mixes. (The quality of which I can’t comment on, as yet... my computer keeps crashing before a download is done!)
As for Mistress Mess, author of The Dancer Diaries of Mistress Mess, you’re more likely to find her moshing than mixing her own.
Part Carrie Bradshaw, part the chick from Flashdance...
Mistress Mess preserves the secret of her true identity.
That’s pretty much all for now... except to say god bless Ben Ellis... the archest-enemy of windbaggery and hypocrisy.