Thursday, 21 June 2012

Get Rid of Nx - Last Throw of the Dice!

Hello. Tomorrow I am moving house, staying with a good friend of mine who has allowed me to move in so I can save some money to go and be with my wife in America. For the last week I've been selling a lot of my stuff on Gumtree and it's been quite successful. Also successful, the kindness of many friends who have bought lots of good bits and pieces. Thanks and love to friends and strangers alike. 

Today I'm trying to get rid of the last of my possessions. I have some books, DVDs, crockery, a really nice sandwich press with not a scratch on the important bit, a small computer table and office chair...ah, lots of stuff.

And LOTS of great women's vintage clothing that Mrs Bigmouthery has left for me to sell.

Rather than advertise each item individually and treat the whole thing as a commercial enterprise, here's what I'd like to do - between now (8:40am Friday) and tomorrow morning (9:30), come to my place in Taringa and make a small donation to the GET RID OF NX DOYLE fund and I will give you something appropriate to the size of your donation. And I am in a bloody generous mood. About as close as I've been to a hypomanic episode in two years, folks, so get in while it lasts!

This is crowd-funding, old school. I NEED your help to get me to Rhonda. She's been gone a week and it feels like my insides have been kidnapped.

Message me on my Facebook page if you need the address. Like the garage sale last week, this could be a bust. But with your help, it could be the last little bit I need to achieve the biggest change in my life since nappies.

Please and thank you.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Harvest Rain: Reaping What You Sow.

"For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up." - Hosea, 8:7 (KJV)


Not long after arriving back from our mini-honeymoon earlier this week, I was informed of a new case of potential plagiarism from Harvest Rain Theatre Company. In the images above, similarities can clearly be seen between Harvest Rain's promotional photographs for their upcoming production of Hairspray, and promotional photographs from the Broadway production. The similarities were first noticed by performer Samantha Turk, who shared them with Adam Brunes, marketing manager for La Boite Theatre Company. I saw Adam's share on Facebook and soon after, acclaimed playwright Matthew Ryan and Queensland Theatre Company's artistic director Wesley Enoch had re-posted the images. Wesley's posting in particular was responsible for prompting much comment about alleged practices at Harvest Rain.