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JIMMY WILLING’S HORSE OPERAS ARE HERE! Hooray! The long-awaited second album from Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone HickUps, Horse Operas, has arrived! Horse Operas was a term coined by silent-movie star William S Hart to describe his acting career in Westerns. Jimmy says: ‘I freely admit to being seduced by old Hollywood on this album; the iconography, the costumes, the sets, the songs, and the narratives… we have plundered them all and brought them back to life, creating not spaghetti, but kangaroo westerns. Hollywood, however, is not the only thing we have ransacked. Napoleon’s love letters to Josephine, Delecroix’s great canvas Liberty Leads the People, my own love life, folk music, and history itself have all been boiled down and distilled to create what I hope is an intoxicating recording, one that you will return to again and again. ‘The band is blues archivist Davey Bob Ramsey on guitars; tattooed man Clancy Robinson on drums; Kyogle mill worker Nirvana Glassey on double bass; the lass from Nyngan Gleny Rae Virus on piano accordion and fiddle; circus acrobat Gareth Bjlaand on banjo; grease monkey Captain Freedom on harmonica (Autry and Rogers); and Bertie Page and Lotus Jones on vocals (Ginger’s Can Can). ‘There was a huge amount of musical knowledge in the room so we decided to self-produce with everyone involved providing input. As such the ideas were diverse and lots of different styles went into the mix including cabaret, circus, country, folk, blues and of course rock’n’roll.’ Horse Operas was recorded by Patti Bom at The Music Farm, Mullumbimby, and mixed by her at Marley Studios, Byron Bay. Additional mixing and mastering was done by Michael Worthington at Soundworthy Ballina. Catch the inaugural full-moon launch at the Billinudgel Hotel with an all-star lineup of: Davey Bob Ramsey, Clancy Robinson, Nirvana Glassey, Gleny Rae Virus, Gareth Bjlaand, Miss Jodie, John Meyer, Bertie Page & The Buffalo Gals (Perky Buttonz, Pixie Pockets and Nixie La Fae), and of course, the king of cowboy cool, Jimmy Willing. Catch the inaugural full-moon launch at the Billinudgel Hotel with an all-star lineup. 6pm, $20.


BY LILITH ARIES: With the planets of affection and expression in your partnership department, you’ll be feeling the love and sharing with others what’s close to your heart. Sure there are the inevitable clashes, with full moon likely to close a chapter that’s run its race – but is there anything Aries enjoy more than a new start? TAURUS: This week your ruling planet rekindles the spark of physical self-care. While it mightn’t sound romantic, get medical checks, book in for a massage, take another look at those lean-cuisine menus. Because articulate Mercury linking up with Venus says healthy is beautiful, exercise sexy, and fitness is fabulous. GEMINI: You’re this week’s attraction magnet and right now your words have wings. If someone’s being annoying you don’t know what they’re going through, so lean in gently. With your planet ruler Mercury snuggling with understanding Venus, what you express could touch others and make a real difference, so say it with love. CANCER: Venus moving into your home zone – what better news could there be for the Crab clan? That Mercury’s joining her. If you’re single, better make room for two, especially round weekend full moon. Only caution is to have a care about unsolicited advice, however well intended. This week it’s wiser to wait till asked. LEO: While an expressive Mercury/Venus linkup makes it easier to discuss normally touchy subjects, if someone pushes the wrong button during the weekend’s intense full moon, watch out world! But don’t let turbocharged Mars get you all worked up or behave short-sightedly. Stay cool. Take your time… VIRGO:It might be hard to read this week’s people, so if you can’t work them out, just love them and notch up karmic flybys by helping where you can. Enjoy the sumptuously touchy/ feely, caring/sharing weekend full moon in your relationship house with someone close, and do something lush and loving for yourself.

. LIBRA: Venus in Libraland, her favourite playstation, is your annual charm and charisma transit, flirtatious ones. Weekend full moon in your zone of doing something wonderful just for you shines light on how you can make easy, elegant changes and sustainable practical improvements to daily life – starting now. SCORPIO: A week for self-scrutiny: checking in with current feelings and desires. A mini-retreat away from the daily grind, even for an evening (and especially this weekend) could recharge your creative batteries for the rest of the year and reconnect you with someone at precisely the right time for what you both have in mind. SAGITTARIUS: Weekend full moon could have you yearning to get up close and personal, but with assertive Sun/Mars in the driver’s seat don’t make assumptions, do get some clarity. Vivacious Venus and articulate Mercury ensure plenty of socialising, with an older or more experienced person’s insight, advice, and counsel invaluable. CAPRICORN: With Venus in your house of achievements, accomplishments, and public prestige, new opportunities are on the radar, so present your best. No pressure though to commit to anything immediately, especially with this week’s nebulous and elusive influences strewing mystery dust. Wait till Saturn takes its finger off the Pause button next week. AQUARIUS: As the current Venus/Mercury alignment lightens, brightens, and lifts the residual weight of recent weeks, life looks more optimistic and expansive. You’re ready to fly and shine, but before booking that adventurous getaway, first check you’re not spending what you don’t have in this week’s increasingly volatile money market. PISCES: This weekend’s once-a-year full moon in your sign shines the spotlight on you, possibly illuminating the odd blind spot. If you’re feeling pulled in two directions, be kind to yourself; Venus in her harmonious home sign of beauty and glamour says it’s time for some pampering.

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DOWNTON ABBEY 122 min (PG) Opening Week NFT Daily except Sun: 10:30AM, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:30PM Sun: 10:00AM, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 7:00, 8:00PM Babes In Arms session Wednesday 11:00AM Open Caption session Tueday 10:30AM DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD 100 min (CTC) Advance Screenings Sat, Sun: 10:00AM, 12:15PM GOOD BOYS 90 min (MA15+) Advance Screenings Fri-Sun: 2:20, 4:15, 6:00, 8:15PM RIDE LIKE A GIRL 96 min (CTC) Special Event Wed: 7:00PM ANGRY BIRDS 2 97 min (PG) Daily: 10:30AM, 12:40, 4:00PM A DOG'S JOURNEY 109 min (PG) Daily except Wed: 10:45AM AMAZING GRACE 88 min (G) Daily except Sun: 4:00, 6:20PM Sun: 3:15, 5:15PM

ANGEL HAS FALLEN 121 min (CTC) Daily except Sun: 11:00AM Sun: 10:20AM CAMINO SKIES 80 min (PG) Thu, Mon, Tue, Wed: 11:00AM DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN 118 min (MA15+) Thu: 3:30PM Fri: 11:30AM Sat: 1:30PM Sun: 12:50PM Mon-Wed: 3:50PM DOGMAN 103 min (MA15+) Daily: 1:00PM FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW 136 min (M) Daily except Sun: 1:00PM Sun: 12:20PM IT: CHAPTER 2 169 min (MA15+) Daily except Thu, Sun: 10:20AM, 3:50, 6:15, 7:15, 8:30PM Thu: 10:20AM, 3:50, 7:15, 8:30 Sun: 10:20AM, 3:50, 6:15, 7:15, 8:00PM ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 161 min (MA15+) Daily: 12:45, 3:50, 5:00, 6:15, 8:15PM

LATE NIGHT 102 min (M) Daily except Sat, Sun: 1:40PM PALM BEACH 97 min (M) Daily: 1:30PM THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM 105 min (MA15+) Thu, Mon-Wed: 3:50, 8:15PM Fri, Sat: 3:50PM Sun: 3:15PM THE FAREWELL 100 min (PG) Daily except Sun: 10:50AM, 2:50, 6:15PM Sun: 10:15AM, 2:50, 7:15PM THE KITCHEN 103 min (MA15+) Daily: 1:40PM THE LION KING 2019 118 min (PG) Thu, Mon-Wed: 10:30AM, 6:00 Fri, Sat: 10:30AM, 8:15PM Sun: 10:30AM, 5:30PM THE NIGHTINGALE 136 min (MA15+) Thu, Mon-Wed: 3:15, 8:15PM Fri, Sat, Sun: 3:15PM TOY STORY 4 100 min (G) Thu, Mon-Wed: 11:00AM YESTERDAY 116 min (M) Thu: 1:00PM Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:20AM Mon-Wed: 1:30PM

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If I told you that a former Nazi became a star goalkeeper for Manchester City, would you believe me? Well, it happened. Bernhard Trautmann, a German prisoner of war, joined the club in 1949 after declining repatriation to Germany. He managed to thrive in a hostile environment created by both players and fans, many of whom had recently returned from the war. However, despite all this he is now regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the club’s history. The Keeper follows the story of Trautmann, played by David Cross, and is a story of love, forgiveness, and resilience. Paul Byrnes from the Sydney Morning Herald says the film ‘puts some gloss’ on Trautmann as the real man was ruthless and tough, qualities that made him an excellent soldier and helped him succeed during his time at Manchester City. The movie had to go in this direction otherwise it would have been devoid of all sympathy for the main character. Who doesn’t love an interesting story based on true events? A worthwhile watch.


2040 director Damon Gameau turns his focus to the health of planet. Gameau is known for his very successful directorial debt That Sugar Film, which explores the effects of consuming sugar while on a ‘healthy’ diet. With on-the-road case studies 2040 is structured as a conversation with his four-year-old daughter, who will be 25 years old in 2040. According to the review of the movie in the Guardian, the outlook of the film is refreshing. While there is a plethora of information justifying the terrible state the planet is in, Gameau believes there is room for a different story and that is what he shares with us in 2040. Shearwater Steiner School at Mullumbimby is inviting you to a screening of 2040 on Friday 13 September 6.15 till 8.10pm. Gold-coin donation for entry plus popcorn and drinks. 349 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby (in the hall)

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.14 – September 11, 2019  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in north eastern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 34.14 – September 11, 2019  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in north eastern NSW, Australia.