Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for March, 2006

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Playlist and excerpts from script for The Difference Hours on SYN 90.7 – 25/3

Posted upon the 25th of March, 2006

Week four 25/3 – CRIME AND PUNISHMENT In which the most brutal excesses of man were explored. Features this week: STORY TIME Music this week: Sinister Ducks – Old Gangsters Never Die The Decemberists – On The Bus Mall The Seatbelts – Musawe Gilbert and Sullivan – My Gallant Crew, Good Morning Kevin Gilbert – […]

A trifle, some small events of the day

Posted upon the 25th of March, 2006

A curious day today. We ventured forth, perhaps unwisely, into Colonial Capital MELBOURNE proper’s central district of business. Lured by promises of free circuses, we spend some hours navigating porridge-thick crowds, directed by frowning guides paid to stand stock still and endlessly repeat “Please mind the stair” (labourers being cheaper and more plentiful than signs […]

‘Cabinet’, A Game of my Own Invention

Posted upon the 23rd of March, 2006

As you know, I am an inventor, and invent things. This week, one of my many invetions was a game, which can be played with up to any number of people and I’m sure will prove enormously popular. It is a variant of Sardines, which in itself is a variant of Hide And Seek. Here […]

If I shout:

Posted upon the 21st of March, 2006

Ideal, Ideal, Ideal Knowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge Boomboom, Boomboom, Boomboom I have fairly summed up what our society has had taken away. No more progress, no more achievement, even grand death is silent now, and only seen in video bites.

Playlist and excerpts from script for The Difference Hours on SYN 90.7 – 18/3

Posted upon the 18th of March, 2006

Week three 18/3 – A SOCIETY PARTY In which many interesting gossips were shared Features this week: TEACUP IN A STORM STORY TIME Music this week: Edith Piaf – Milord Portishead – Wandering Star Tom Waits – What’s he Building? Charcoal Club – Lawbreaker The Pogues – When the Ship Comes In Katzenjammer Kabarett – […]


Posted upon the 15th of March, 2006

Week one 4/3 – INTRODUCTION In which Sir Frederick introduced the show. Features this week: TEACUP IN A STORM MERDRE ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (prologue) Music: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Alligator Wine Zombie Ghost Train – On The Line Dresden Dolls – The Time Has Come Katzenjammer Kabarett – The Crowd Around Tom Waits – […]