Beautiful Waste

Poems by David McComb


Author: David McComb,Chris Coughran,Niall Lucy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921361708

Category: Poetry

Page: 111

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When David McComb died in 1999 at the age of 36, he left behind an extraordinary body of work, notably the songs and albums he recorded with Australian post-punk group The Triffids. The fact that McComb also wrote poetry from an early age - much of it collected here for the first time - will come as no surprise to admirers of the songwriter's powerfully evocative lyrics Introduced by fellow Western Australian writer John Kinsella, the poems in this book will delight fans of popular music and contemporary poetry alike. Beautiful Waste illuminates a hitherto neglected aspect of McComb's brilliance.

Vagabond Holes

David McComb and the Triffids


Author: Chris Coughran,Niall Lucy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921361623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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ART DOESN'T EXPRESS. IT INVENTS Whereas fans of Australian post-punk group The Triffids may profess not to know their Barthes from their elbows, Vagabond Holes begs to differ. A series of ad hoc performances rather than a definitive chronicle, this book boasts a stellar line-up including Jill Birt, Martyn P. Casey, Nick Cave, David Cavanagh, Laurie Duggan, Robert Forster, Steve Kilbey, Graham Lee, Alsy MacDonald, Robert McComb, Gavin Martin, Wilson Neate and DBC Pierre. Visual art by Sean Dower, Richard Gunning and Thomas Hoareau jostles for attention alongside poetry by John Kinsella, Matt Merritt and Sean M. Whelan; scholarly essays by Claire Colebrook, David Nicholas and Jon Stratton are juxtaposed with short fiction by James Cook and Sam Twyford-Moore; miscellaneous memorabilia, the ephemera of popular culture, appears beside personal memoir by Mick Harvey, Megan Heyward, Phil Kakulas and Rob Snarski. Illustrated with dozens of colour photographs, many of them never before published, Vagabond Holes offers tantalizing glimpses of the elusive figure at the heart of the group: the brilliant lyricist and musician David McComb, who died aged 36 in 1999. It is required reading for all Triffids fans.

Pomo Oz

Fear and Loathing Downunder


Author: Niall Lucy

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1921696583

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

View: 4520

Demonstrating how ideas are in short supply and critical thinking is under attack in the present day, this unique study pits the author’s brand of humor and intellect against conservative power brokers. Arguing the notion that free thought—not free trade—is the basis of democracy, these exciting and provocative essays engage with the most contentious issues of today.

Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry


Author: John Kinsella,Tracy Ryan

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 192516473X

Category: Poetry

Page: 376

View: 9588

The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state's poets from the 19th century to today. Featuring work from 134 poets, and including the work of many WA Indigenous poets, this watershed anthology brings together the poems that have contributed to and defined the ways that Western Australians see themselves.

A Dictionary of Postmodernism


Author: Niall Lucy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 9499

"A useful and authoritative A-Z of the critical terms, concepts, and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture"--

Westerly 55. 1


Author: Diane Fahey,Jill Jones,Jen Jewel Brown,Yang Xie,Duncan Richardson,Graham Nunn,Rhodora Penaranda,Kit Brookman,Judy Johnson,Syd Harrex,Jazra Khaleed,Adrian Flavell,Graham Rowlands,Barry O'Donohue,Geoff Page,Jesse Patrick Ferguson,Ali Alizadeh,Marc Swan,Anthony Lynch,David McCooey,Susan Midalia,Joanne Riccioni,Martin French,Sari Smith,John Saul,Mike Heald,Charles McLaughlin,Carmen Lawrence,Myint Zan,Enid Sedgwick,Giovanni Messina,Bronwyn Lea,Elizabeth Webby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980437164

Category: Australian literature

Page: 222

View: 9507


The Secret History of Australian Independent Music, 1977-1991


Author: Clinton Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780732908836

Category: Punk rock music

Page: 346

View: 5101

History of the development of punk rock in Australia. Presents comments from many musicians including Nick Cave, Ed Kuepper, Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Tex Perkins. Chronicles the rise and fall of a number of bands, their overseas tours, recording contracts and the experiences of band members. Includes a discography and an index. The author is a music critic. He wrore Australia's first punk fanzine in 1977.