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WRITE THE THEME TUNE, SING THE THEME TUNE…

UglyDaveBannerWith a new football season mere days away, the anticipation that swells inside all of us at the thought of our own teams’ inevitable and glorious victories are hard to suppress. Sure, we’re cautiously optimistic and well aware that there will be some tough games ahead, but in the gentle pre-dawn light of possibility that characterises every seasons’ beginnings, somehow we just KNOW that our beloved 22 man bands will end most of their games linking arms to belt out our club song. We’ll join them from the stands, from the lounge room or the pub. Along with our heroes, we’ll figuratively shower the first-gamers with energy drinks, playfully ruffle our teammates’ hair and humorously raise our eyebrows at the camera.…

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THE MAYOR & THE SAINT…

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Several weeks ago – okay, nearly two months ago – we held Presentation Night #3  featuring the outstanding talents of Cameron Ling and Paul Dempsey chatting about music, footy and life together with Francis Leach at The Corner Hotel in Richmond. Just as we’d hoped, it was a fantastic evening of reflection, conversation, music and generally good vibes both on and off the stage. One of our favourite writers Dugald Jellie reflected on the night on the wonderful Tiger Tiger blog not long after the show, and has very kindly allowed us to run his piece again here. This is great for two reasons: firstly, he’s a great writer with his own unique voice bringing a beautiful personal aspect to all of his writing; secondly, I’ve been halfway through writing about the night for nearly two months getting nowhere, and his piece is far better than anything I was ever going to come up with.

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SOMETHING FOR CATS…

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We’re over the moon to announce that our next live show will bring together the exceptional talents of Mr Cameron Ling and Mr Paul Dempsey to the stage of  The Corner Hotel on Wednesday June 4th. To have the unofficial mayor of Geelong paired with Australia’s tallest front man is something of a dream come true for us, and we can’t wait.

Cameron Ling, as everyone knows, is a Geelong premiership captain and one of the greatest taggers to ever play the game. He’s also the finest redhead ever to play for the Cats – no mean feat given the quality of amber-haired athletes to have donned the hoops before him.…

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GARY ABLETT & THE SHANGRI LA’S

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Just off Brunswick Street in Fitzroy sits Handsome Steve’s House of Refreshment. Once you get to know Handsome Steve Miller himself (the length of time it takes to sip a pot of Carlton or enjoy a strong coffee at the bar should get you started) you start to think that if a better monument has ever been built to one man’s passions and executed more successfully, you are yet to see it. Once inside the door (‘No Hippies’ reads the sign affixed to it) you become a tourist within a personally curated, permanent exhibition reflective of a singular personality. It’s a clubhouse of enthusiasms that cover the Geelong Football Club, Cassius Clay, Don Dunstan, Gary Ablett, The Shangri-La’s and a hundred other things besides.…

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