Scratching my own funny bone for shits and giggles. Lampooning books, music and being a single woman over 40. Recording observations with an almost Seinfeldian obsession for the minutiae of life. Things can get sweary around here. You understand.
The William Jolly Bridge in Brisbane connecting North Quay to South Brisbane.
It was a cracker of a day in Brisbane so Me and the Mini-Spy went for a road trip into Fortitude Valley to replenish the coffee supplies from the Merlo Factory on James Street. On the way home we decided to take a detour to Bent Books in West End; so instead of hanging a left onto the Story Bridge like usual, we honked down Ann Street and over the William Jolly. Please do excuse the excessive squealing at the beginning of the film. The Mini-Spy was just a little bit excited to be on the same street that her beloved Parkway Drive had made a film-clip. I did attempt to point out some of the landmarks that may have been of interest to overseas visitors but the Mini-Spy was in charge of the camera and had a completely different point of view as you will soon see. Clearly, my predilection for people watching has rubbed off on the little one.Click here for head-spinning footage of Brisbane.
TEACHER. RADIO PRODUCER. MUSICIAN. Much obliged to you for the visit. I'm a native of Brisbane and remember the floods of 74. These days I fancy myself some sort of musician, having played plenty of orchestral double bass and piano. I've worked for Education Qld as a high school music teacher and then as a phone monkey, gig guide presenter and eventually part time producer of the Dead Set Legends at Triple M radio. I've also announced Classical Music programs at 4MBS and created teaching resources for the Qld Orchestra. I was trained at the Qld Conservatorium of Music in the 80s and session work with musical theatre companies followed. I've recently recorded piano tracks for Brisbane songwriter Phil Smith and run Hurkules Entertainment (which is a fancy way of saying I'll play bass for you if you pay me) I have produced weekend radio casually on Radio 1116 4BC but am now a relief teacher. Life is good.