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DAAS CAPITAL SHOW
Decrepit old men wheel out comedy
Paul Livingston, Paul McDermott and Tim Ferguson.
Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS) are
returning to Canberra on Friday and
Saturday following their sell-out
national tour in 2014.
Acclaimed comedian Tim Ferguson
said Canberra had to share in the
blame for the DAAS revival with
fellow funny men Paul McDermott
and Paul Flacco' Livingston.
"The Canberra Comedy Festival in
2014 was the first time we thought
let's do a few proper shows and see if
this thing works'," he said.
"We will cover ghastly, terrifying
and daunting territory in the new show
and Canberra will have to take a lot of
the blame for what happens."
The shows offered Canberrans a
chance to break free from the shackles
of political correctness.
"Nobody likes political correctness
so it can't be that correct," he said.
"Maybe some people in Braddon
likeit. . .butnooneintherealwork
minds their Qs, their Ts or any of the
other letters of the alphabet."
With Richard Fidler unavailable,
Ferguson said Livingston was their
"Paul Livingston is the only person
that Paul McDermott and I are polite
to," he said.
"No, for a long time he's been a dear
friend and mentor. While we may have
lost many of our physical and mental
faculties we can still read each other's
From the start, the trio saw no point
in feigning to be "groovy young
comedians", Ferguson said.
"We are decrepit old men," he said.
"We cover the trials, tribulations and
surprising joys of disability, the
agonies of ageing, dealing with
infirmities, and of course gun
ownerships, which we are totally in
Tackling tough topics was far better
done sitting down, Ferguson joked.
"It's rather relaxing because I don't
have to stand up all night," he said.
"What with me being in a
wheelchair and everything, it gives me
free license to talk about disability in
ways no other comedian would be
brave enough to do."
Friday and Saturday from 8pm at
The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre
Centre. Tickets $62 plus booking
ALBUM: THE MAGIC WHIP/ARTIST: BLUR
Blur's first album in years truly a treasure to behold
It's hard to hold back the excitement.
After 16-odd years British band Blur
have released a new album.
The band has been disbanded for
quite a while and it would be easy to
forgive them if they sounded a tad out
of touch or rusty. But The Magic Whip
is a treasure to behold: the sound of an
alt Brit pop band at the height of its
powers with their experimental zeal
Produced by Stephen Street -- the
man who assisted them in their mid-
nineties pomp -- these songs borrow
from Albarn's experiences with world
music and Graham Coxon's forays
into psychedelic folk.
Some of the songs sound like
vintage Blur, especially Lonesome
Street, which sounds closer to
anything you'll find on their debut
album hatched two decades or so ago.
It has a certain cockney appeal and
a spring in its step that is very
Elsewhere on the album it's just
great to sit back and listen to Blur's
pure musicianship -- Coxon's guitar
wizardry and riffs, Albarn's world-
weary vocals that reach for the heart
and head and the group's abilities to
cross genres from Asian influenced
music to rock to soul to groove to
art to youths
Young people have a chance to create
with well-known graffiti artists, poets
and designers at weekend workshops
as part of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Messengers Manager, Mariane
Asch, said the Bringing the Streets to
Tuggeranong Arts Centre workshops
held on Saturdays in May and June
harnessed the creative talents of young
people through innovative programs.
"Bringing the Streets to
Tuggeranong Arts Centre is for people,
aged 13-18 years, who want to create
distinctive art in a contemporary urban
context," Ms Asch said.
During the free workshops,
participants can learn basic skills in
aerosol art, acquaint themselves with
performance poetry and screen-print
their own designs onto t-shirts.
Enrol by contacting messengers
CELEBRATION OF FOOD
FOR AINSLIE RESIDENTS
To pay tribute to the suburb's foodie
character, Ainslie's Parties at the
Shops event will celebrate with a local
Parties at the Shops began in 2013
as a Canberra Centenary initiative.
Each event is designed to connect
communities as they work together to
celebrate the unique personality of
their Canberra suburb and the
interesting characters who live there.
Saturday will be a day of music,
entertainment and a spit-roast lunch on
Edgar Street from 10am -4pm.
Residents are invited to show off
their baking skills and bring down a
treat to enter in the Ainslie's Best
Baker bake-off before noon.
For details visit
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