marcus westbury

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In praise of initiative – or why Bob Carr made me move to Melbourne

December 10th, 2010 5 Comments

Why i moved to Melbourne I HAVE described myself on more than a few occasions as a cultural refugee from New South Wales. Many young artists and creative types – some very talented and some obviously less so – left the state during the Carr years. Some went overseas, some went north and played a […]

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Buy John Wardle a Beer Day (Oct 26th in NSW)

October 20th, 2010 8 Comments

Buy this man a beer. Musicians, live music lovers, people of NSW, and general folks who think small scale culture should be given a chance to survive and thrive: on October 26th this year and every year i need you to do me a small favour. Should you see this man in the street, pass […]

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Rarely legal: The story of Sydney’s 505

February 16th, 2010 No Comments

After years of ‘running on the sly’, one of Sydney’s leading underground jazz clubs is becoming a legal venue. An infamous Sydney underground jazz venue is finally going legit. After nearly six years operating ‘505’ off the record and strictly hush-hush, recent changes in licensing laws and compliance regimes as well as a change of […]

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