May 7th, 2007

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Tim Minchin's So Rock!



Tim Minchin was indeed 'So Rock!' I saw his last show, and loved it, so I was very much looking forward to going along to this show, and it contained some of the material (re-worked) that I had enjoyed, plus new material. My old favourites were the peace anthem for the Gaza Strip ("If you don't eat eat pig, and we don't eat pig, why can't we not eat pig together"), and canvas bags ("Take your canvas bags to the supermarket") complete with break down section. Of the new material, So Rock was awesome.

Speaking to a young dyke after the show, she said she loved that he managed to insult everyone except homos. I mentioned this to him backstage, and he replied - 'well I don't have any problems with homos'. But if you're a member of the Hillsong Church, or you DON'T believe in evolution - I would look out!

I urge you - go see this show. It will make you laugh til' you wet yourself (if you don't visit the loo first). It's political, and he's a songwriting/piano playing genius. Plus he's cute too, (if that sort of stuff helps). He swears, and there are er... adult themes (Perineum Millenium is a corker), so you might wanna leave under 16s at home.

Tim Minchin plays The Studio until the 13th May, 2007. Get your tickets here: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/whats_on/boxoffice/event_details.asp?EventID=2078&sm=1&ss=1
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Monday Night's Platter



Ever the domestic goddess, this afternoon I prepared this platter of leftovers with a few fresh additions from Norton Street Grocer. I was tempted by their cheese, so you can see Buche d'Affinois (my favourite French triple cream) and Manchego (a Spanish cheese made from sheep's milk) as well as a little bitey Australian Cheddar we had left over from our sunday adventure to the Kings Cross Food and Wine Fair. I also picked up some red seedless grapes, a passionfruit, and some chargrilled zucchini, sweet potato and eggplant.

In the leftover department, there are three varieties of meat, as the rotisserie king made a stuffed duck on sunday, and a simply stunning picanha (a Portugeuse style beef tri-tip cut) on saturday night. We also had some leftover corned lamb from another butcher in Gloucester (see this entry for my earlier meaty fun in Gloucester) called Avon Valley Meats. This is quite an amazing product which is more akin to ham meets corned beef than lamb, and it makes an awesome addition to any cheese platter.

I'm thinking of popping out to Artspace, before enjoying the fruits of my labour with my partner.

Norton Street Grocer
Norton Plaza, Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040.
Ph: (02) 9572 7511

Avon Valley Meats
70 Church St, Gloucester NSW 2422
Ph: (02) 6558 1085