I don’t remember much about my brief stint delivering pizzas for Eagle Boys’ Toowoomba CBD franchise in the winter of 1996, but I do remember this: the franchisee was the brother of Canberra Raiders cult figure Jason Death, and my car stereo was mostly pumping out a sitar and tabla recital on a cassette that […]
The original Star Wars was unleashed upon the world exactly one week before I was. Some of my earliest memories revolve around multiple re-watchings of an Empire video hired from the backwaters of Woodridge, watching a pirated copy of Jedi at my uncle and aunt’s place (possibly) before it had dropped in Aussie cinemas, and […]
1. If you ask people in Chennai to generate paperwork confirming you work in Delhi, don’t be surprised if they send it to Hyderabad.
An unsuccessful McSweeney’s List submission from August 2013, but probably worthy of a post now that the force has, umm, awakened…
Many moons ago, as a (very) wide-eyed teenager, I wandered into my house in an LSD-addled state one morning to be confronted with possibly the most mesmerising image I’ve ever seen on my television screen courtesy of Rage – a wide angle shot of what looked like volcanoes from another planet, which opened the music […]
The sequel to The Key Master blog that I posted at the start of the year, in which I speculate on the future prospects of the eight-year-old kid who stole my backpack. It was published in the Review supplement of The Weekend Australian on August 4, 2012. THIS (PERSPECTIVE-LADEN) LIFEKRIS SWALES There’s nothing quite like […]