Have you ever read an guidebook to Melbourne and felt a bit sorry for the people who, not knowing any better, use them? Thankfully the foot as been stomped on guide books that tell our international students that Subway is the number one restaurant in town and that Swanston St is where it’s at.
Last year WMSG worked with some lovely guys that have busted their balls to create a guide that allows international students to enjoy Mother Melbourne the way we do. The publication, Insider Magazine, received a big gracious welcome from all the unis and important people. But best off all thousands of students had an awesome, more memorable time in Melbourne because locals shared their gems of knowledge.
This year we are extending the invitation out to you. If you’re interested in telling our international students which city alleyways are the garden path to fun land, then get on board! Hurry and get in quick the Insider 2011 want you! Read on for the articles up for grabs…
Posted 10-05-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
We’re looking for 2 writers who are into supporting, promoting and blogging about Melbourne’s urban arts. WMSG is an established platform for you to grow your online profile and gain a following. All of your work will be edited and published and your creative input is welcome! Writing experience isn’t essential, just an engaging voice.
Send us a paragraph about yourself along with your 3 favourite websites. Oh and any questions.
Posted 07-07-2010 by Tahnee Moore in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Hello there everyone in we make stuff good land. It’s your old grotty friend here, Jester. This is the first episode of ‘Where did I come from, mummy?’ which is where we explore the origins of basic western meals that have become mere staples over the years. Have you ever wondered how the meat pie, pavlova, fried chips, chocolate milkshake or the jam doughnut came wheezing and coughing into our lives?… You haven’t? Well, it’s time for some perverse enlightenment!
Today’s episode breaks into the world of the bacon and egg breakfast…
Posted 04-05-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Food n Drink stuff, Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Something has changed,
a queer train of rusted carriages
roars past my bedroom window,
where no tracks lie
I search for evidence,
Where do they come from?
Are they real?
If so, why can’t I see them?
answers are never easy,
unless the question is wearing
the answer’s overcoat after a long
commute through reason
Posted 03-15-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Court Jester Cafe will now become home to a new poetry slam commencing this Wednesday 11 November. The monthly event will be hosted by locally renowned poet IQ.
Posted 11-09-2009 by Dilja Thorpe in Good Stuff, Melbourne, Writing stuff
(Leave it alone. By the Focl’s)
A group of geriatric anarchists are giving the Sex Pistols a run for their money and ruffling a few feathers in the little ol’ town of Colac. Members of the band ‘The Focl’s’ (Friends of the Colac Library) are causing disturbances in council meetings and vexing in the recording studio to express their objection toward plans for a new and improved library. Somebody call ‘Lawsie’…
Posted by Tahnee Moore in Design Stuff, Music Stuff, Writing stuff
Feeling pressured about what to buy for this month’s Hallmark day? To stop you from wandering around the shopping center in a fluorescent daze and picking up pre-boxed gift pack of crap we’ve made a list to ensure you don’t end up making your old man feel like a stale cat turd.
Nothing tells your old man his personality is as barren as a nun’s nanny like hankies do. Instead try a pair of flares or a polyester shirt–some real boogie cloth.
A festive noose wow… how…exciting. Why don’t you try something less painful like a gas pipe attachment for his car or lethal dose of morphene?
Posted 09-06-2009 by Tahnee Moore in Writing stuff
Mills and Boon. Lady Porn. Erotic fiction.
No matter what you call it, it has long been purely considered the realm of sad middle aged women. However, there is a group of self-proclaimed ’smart bitches’ that doth protest! Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a little gem of a site that reviews those books that most of us would pass by with a giggle. To the shock of all, some of this trash sounds like pretty good reading.
Posted 07-18-2009 by Fiona Loughnane in Events, Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Fiction Lovers head down to Fed Square this Saturday 11 July & be treated to a sitting with author, Walkley Award winner & Editor of The Big Issue, Alan Attwood. He’ll be holding an intimate Q&A session at the Fed Square Book Market to coincide with the release of the magazine’s annual Fiction Edition.
Posted 07-11-2009 by Dilja Thorpe in Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne, Writing stuff
If design and art books are your thing, particularly graffiti books, come July 1st, be on the lookout for one that is a must to be on your shelves amongst your Graffiti World, Dondi White Style, Street Logos, collection of old sketch books, that limited edition vinyl toy and other good stuff that you put on there.
Posted 06-15-2009 by Jmenszta in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Being a survivor of the borrowed generation I suffer from a disease. A disease that lays common amongst so many of my infected peers. That sickness my friend, is most commonly referred to as ‘pro-crast-ination’. A dear friend of mine came up with a better term for it whilst attempting a two-thousand-word essay: ‘Taking a rain-check from my brain work out’, she mumbles to me through the phone as she simultaneously adds to the Facebook thread: who is the real Goss Fontana?
Oh, woe is me… woe is us! How will we ever get back on track? What shall motivate us? Give us our sweat, our fuel? I contacted a boring white collar jerk I know –through friends I don’t care for– on a phone I stole…
Posted 05-26-2009 by Uncle David Jester in Writing stuff