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1029 Hot Tomato’s “Scooter” turns superhero with Jetpack Adventures at Budds Beach


Editor’s Letter Hello and thanks for reading another issue of The Bizz GC! In this issue we have the usual guides for Markets, Tides, Library, and of course the most comprehensive Gig Guide available on the Gold Coast, and thanks to Aplomb Promotions we have a mini Trivia guide for you. It’s going to be a big couple of weeks with The Gold Coast Show, “The Show”, The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival and gigs galore from 80’s Aussie hit band 1927 at RSL Southport, to Mouse and Boinz at Waxy’s. There’s Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music at the Arts Centre and for those who want to get out and experience a day thrill, a Jetpack Adventure where you can literally walk on water or fly across it like an action hero. A couple of proud and dedicated Dads wrote in to us, and we were compelled to share their stories in the hopes of reaching out to the local community for some good-old-fashioned local spirit and support. We can’t do enough to encourage our youth to get out and enjoy sports and outdoor activities away from consoles, tablets and smart phones. Please read the stories on Travis Rickard and Joel and Jaspa, to be inspired and take pride in our local lads. The giveaways in this edition are fantastic and we thank all the businesses who have generously supported The Bizz GC and our readers with such great offers. We’ve got movie tickets, concert tickets, the new Saligia T-shirts and we’ve even got a couple doubles for a Jetpack Adventure! We’ve put as much as we possibly could in to 32 pages and hope you continue to enjoy the read, the information and all the things our great city has to offer. Please keep your emails and feedback coming, we love every single one of them, and don’t forget to regularly check in on the website for updates on events, competitions and the Gig Guide. Have FUN and see you next fortnight! Natasha

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Special Thanks Thank you to our contributors in this issue. Clinton Meskanen for covering Howl at the Moon and your amazing support and belief; Blake Shortland for the Air Supply write-up at such short notice; Naomi Douglas for talking with us about dealing with divorce and separation; Mark Robart for your CD reviews (next edition something a little more… contemporary..!? lol); Rob O’Sullivan for The Jam; and Rhana and Nikki for the online gig reviews – keep them coming! Thank you to our advertisers and we ask our readers to take note of all the advertising in case you’re in the market for that product or service - Without our advertisers we can’t publish. And thank you to our readers – without you we wouldn’t have any advertisers and wouldn’t be able to publish! ;-) You all Rock!

Contents GC Multicultural Festival . . .Page 5 Supporting Local Kids. . . . . . Pg 6-7 Jetpack Adventure . . . . . . Pg 8-9 GC Acoustic Music . . . . . . Page 10 Sing-A-Long-A Soud of Music . . . . . . Page 10 Markets Guide . . . . . . Pg 12-13 LIbrary Guide . . . . . . Page 14 Social Pics . . . . . . Pg 16-17 Dealing with Divorce . . . . . . Page 18 Howl at the Moon . . . . . . Page 19 The Show . . . . . . Pg 20-21 Boomerang . . . . . . Page 23 Air Supply . . . . . . Page 23 The jam . . Pg 24-25 Gig Guide . . . . . . Pg 26-29 wrong.com . . . . . . Page 30 Give-aways throughout the mag

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Gold Coast Show It’s Gold Coast Show time again! Rides, Show Bags, Dagwood Dogs, Animals, Exhibits, Side-Show-Alley, Fireworks, a PUBLIC HOLIDAY and more! This will be the final year the Gold Coast Show will be at Parklands and we thought we’d fill you in a bit on its history before it moves on to new premises. Celebrating 100 years in 2006, the Gold Coast Show is undoubtedly the most successful and long-running community event in our region. Originally called The Southport Show, it became the South Coast Show in 1952, and changed its name again to The Gold Coast Show Society at around 1959. The Gold Coast Show website tells us that records indicate the first Show was held at Recreation Reserve which was located at what we now know as Woodroffe Park directly behind Southport RSL in Lawson Street. It moved to farmland which was donated by the Owen family in Queen Street Southport and operated on these grounds until 1988. Having outgrown the venue, the Show moved again, this time to Parklands, in 1989. The Parklands complex was purpose built for the Gold Coast Show Society, along with Harness and Greyhound racing facilities, and the grounds were so new that the Show which is traditionally, and still is, held in August, was postponed until late October where finishing touches were still being completed right up to the day before the Show opening. At time of printing this issue, the new home for the Show is yet to be confirmed, with the two venue options being Owen Park at Southport and the Gold Coast Turf Club.

This year our beloved Gold Coast Show long weekend will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 30, 31 August and 1 September, and according to Accuweather the sun will be shining and conditions ideal for enjoying everything The Gold Coast Show has to offer. 2013 Admission Prices for the Gold Coast show PASS Family Pass (2 adults + 3 children 5 – 14 yrs) Adults Concession (pensioners/students) Children (5 – 15 yrs)

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5th Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival Saturday 21st September 2 pm - 9 pm Hanneke Cassel (USA) Quatro, Fiddlesticks Owl Valley Bluegrass Company, Franke Balyana, plus more...

White House Down Tickets Thanks to Sony Pictures, we have 10 double passes to give away for the new blockbuster, White House Down. Simply visit www.thebizzgc.com.au and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck! In White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. www.whitehousedown.com.au

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The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival The annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival is on again, to celebrate and showcase the traditions, skills and talents of our city’s diverse cultural communities. Running since 2008, this festival is a family-friendly and free event for everyone to enjoy. There will be four stages set up across Evandale Parklands, with a variety of performers from a host of different nations to entertain us with music, dance and more. Over 60 stalls will be offering the culinary delights of ethnic foods (it’s an International Food Festival!), arts and crafts, and promotional & community information. The children’s activity area and amusement rides will be a highlight for the kids, and there will be youth-oriented events throughout the day. Competitions and prize giveaways, Poetry and Reading (story telling), Interactive Workshops and Multicultural Films are all happening on the day, and there will even be a Citizenship Ceremony. Did you know that current statistics tell us that 27% of Gold Coast residents were born overseas, and if you add to that the descendants of those born overseas the figure increases to more than 40%!? It’s no wonder that more than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s festival. FREE Entry, FREE Parking and FREE Entertainment for everyone! What a great way to spend a Sunday with friends, family and partners. We’ll see you there. For more information visit www.goldcoastculturalfestival.org

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Let’s get Travis to the Olympics!

Travis Rickard 11 year old Gold Coast athlete, Travis Rickard is already chasing his dream to represent Australia at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games in Taekwondo, and his proud and supportive family need our support to help him achieve his goal. At such a young age, Travis is focused and dedicated to the sport he loves. He trains at Tans Taekwondo Currumbin every Monday, Wednesday and Friday under the watchful eye of his instructor Ben Hartmann, and at home every morning before school, under the watchful eye of ‘Dad’. And on Saturday mornings he does strength and conditioning training. Travis realised his Olympic dream after winning three gold medals in the very first tournament he entered as a beginner, which was further enhanced when he made his first Qld State team after only five months of training and meeting Lauren Burns, Australia’s first and only Olympic gold medallist from Sydney 2000. Just the other week, on 11th August, Travis competed in the Brisbane Open and brought home four medals – two Gold for sparring, Gold for highest jump-kick, and Silver for Poomsae. He achieved his first Australian title last year in September at Homebush Stadium in Sydney and will be going for his second title on 15th September in Melbourne, 3 days after he turns 12, in the Cadet division which is for 12-14year olds.

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Following Melbourne, the next feat to be accomplished by our Gold Coast Taekwondo Champion, is the US Open in February 2014 which will be held in Las Vegas. International tournaments will provide Travis with the valuable experience needed to continue his career as an elite athlete and to represent our country at future Olympic Games. This requires time, dedication, love and sponsorships. International travel isn’t cheap and yet it’s a necessity for Travis. We’re calling out to the Gold Coast community for sponsors – let’s get Travis to the Olympics one step at a time and this step is the US Open. To sponsor Travis or make a donation, please contact him and his dad, David via email at davrick@live.com.au. Travel vouchers and cash donations are all accountable through the athlete’s journal which documents all expenses and achievements and a copy sent to all sponsors/ donators, and sponsors are recognised on uniform, club T-shirt and promoted on social media where you can follow Travis on his journey for Olympic Glory. www.facebook.com/pages/Travis-Rickard-2020tkd 7,500 followers and growing, or Instagram – travisrickard2020tkd where he has 5,500 following and growing every day.

Doggy Fun Day! Sunday 8th September from A Doggy Fun Day will be held at Palm Beach Parklands as a free family event, with the focus on the furry member of the family. The fun begins at 9am with activities, shows, competitions and demonstrations, as well as pet-oriented stalls and information sessions entirely centred round the family pet. Your pooch can be ‘clipped, chipped and snipped’, or taken on a walk guided by an expert from Gold Coast City’s Animal Management which will start at 10am. Doggy Fun Day is an initiative of, and partially funded by, Currumbin RSL Group, and is in aide of The Animal Heroes Memorial, a series of plagues and sculptures to commemorate animals who served in war alongside their human brothers. Chairman of the Veteran’s Support Centre, Joe Gates, says “This project honours some unsung heroes of war – animal members of the forces that gave in many ways, not least of which is companionship and smiles to their soldier mates.” The memorial needs further funds for its completion and event organiser, Suzanne Kelly says “This Doggy Fun Day will assist with the necessary funding to complete this educational and worthwhile project.” This will be a great day for anyone who loves dogs, and especially for those with dogs who love to get out and socialise with them. Anyone who wishes to donate to the Animal Heroes Memorial can contact the Veterans Support Centre on 5559 5022 or visit www.currumbinrsl.com.au for further information about the event.


Joel and Jaspa for Queensland! Joel McMahon is a current team member of the Aquinas Equestrian Team, and this year he has been selected to ride for Queensland at national level in WA in October, the highest accolade he can receive in his inter school equestrian career. This is a remarkable story of a young man and his horse who need your help to compete in an event they have worked so hard for. Having only just turned 15, Joel goes to school and has a part time job like many other young teenagers, yet unlike many other teenagers, Joel’s earnings from his part time job all go to his sport and the rehabilitation of his horse, Jaspa. In March this year Jaspa was hit by a car in Nerang on his way home from competing at his local pony club. The impact was horrendous, leaving Jaspa with only one leg not affected. He carries scars from where the grill of the car impacted his ribs, is naturally very frightened of the road now, and still has ongoing rehabilitation and vet bills. What’s remarkable is the how Joel has rehabilitated Jaspa back to a high competition level in such a short time. Within 16 weeks the two were competing at the Qld State Inter School Equestrian Titles in Maryborough where their hard work and sheer determination was rewarded with the Reserve Champion Hunter Pony Sash at state level. Having earned this honour, they have been asked to ride at National level with the invitation for Joel to ride for

Queensland. This is where they need your help, as to travel and compete is a costly expense, and yet an achievable one. Joel and his family invest everything they can, but the extraordinary costs of vet bills from the accident have left them in a position where getting to WA is unrealistic. Joel’s dad wrote to us, “What a great end to a tragic story if I am able to get them there to compete. It’s been a hard, emotional road for them both and they are training to go in the hopes of me raising the money. Please, can we put it to the Gold Coast to help sponsor my boys to get there. I have asked for an extension on accepting this honour, as his mum and I are trying to find the funds.” The travel cost for Jaspa is $3,200 with a 5 day journey to truck him there and of course he still needs constant care. Joel’s costs are approximately $3,000 for flights, accommodation and the QLD uniform, as well as registration for Jaspa. With less than 8 weeks to get them there, this financial goal is one that can easily be achieved with your help but there is time urgency. Joel’s dad writes, “Please, if anyone would like to help Joel and Jaspa get to The Australian National Championships in WA in October, it would be so greatly appreciated. Joel and Jaspa have a rug that we can add all the sponsors’ names on to. I will add their business name as a show of appreciation. The rugs are worn at all local events so the business name will there for all to see.”

Joel and Jaspa (Photos courtesy of Julie Legg)

Jaspa all bandaged up To sponsor Joel and Jaspa or make a donation, please contact Joel’s dad, Chris via email chrismcmhn@gmail.com and he will give you all the information you need. Every donation will help, so let’s do what communities do and help get Joel and Jaspa to represent our great state.

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Jetpack Adventures “FLAME ON!” 1029 Hot Tomato morning announcer Peter (Scooter) Carter turns super hero for a day with Jetpack Adventures

It’s the newest attraction on the Gold Coast, and whether you consider it an extreme sport or not, this is something everyone can do and if you listen to 1029 Hot Tomato morning announcer, Scooter, “You HAVE to do it!” Jetpack Adventures invited The Bizz GC to the northern end of Budds Beach, where they operate, to experience the latest thrill available to residents and tourists on the Gold Coast. Having seen promotional videos on Facebook of people flying over water and majestically moving through water like dolphins we were definitely keen to accept the invitation. If not extreme, this is definitely an ‘adrenalin’ water sport and as the day approached the butterflies got the better of me (which I now regret btw) and we extended our invitation to Peter “Scooter” Carter, the morning announcer at 1029 Hot Tomato who eagerly said “YE-ESS!” Typical of a Gold Coast winter, the day was magic with no wind and the sun shining. We watched as a Jetpack Adventure goer finished his session, and we were all in awe – giggling like school children and excited about Scooter’s turn. Ritchie and Dave, from Jetpack Adventures, were the perfect hosts and explained the process with such confidence and ease that they made the whole experience even more inviting. Dave donned the wetsuit and the jetpack to give us a demonstration, while Ritchie (tanned and athletic) stood on the shore with the remote control. That’s right, remote control! The jetpack is actually powered by a modified jet-ski that runs behind you without a rider, and operated by Ritchie on the beach with his remote control. “It’s safer” says a smiling Ritchie. A big hose is connected to the jet-ski and to the pack you wear on your back and the water powering through the hose is what moves and lifts you. Dave walked on water, moved swiftly in and out of the water and flew around Budds Beach before coming in to give Scooter the necessary pointers for his turn. With helmet on and the jet pack safely strapped on and mounted across his shoulders Scooter went in to the water with Dave beside him to give him only a few minutes of instruction, and then he was off! Okay, so he bunny-hopped a bit and went face-first under the water, cutting the engine within about 30 seconds, but then he was off! There is a one-way radio so Ritchie can speak to the person on the jet-pack and give instructions all the way through. A few encouraging words and some simple instruction and Scooter was actually walking on water – hovering across the Broadwater with his legs rotating, he was literally walking on water. Some Page 8 www.thebizzgc.com.au

more instruction from the beach and Scooter was flying across the Broadwater! This is cool. Even standing on the beach, it was exciting just to watch. What seemed like 10 feet in the air (it could have been), Scooter hovered back to shore high above us looking like Batman landing on the beach. In fact, Jet Pack Adventures do have a Batman mask you can wear, so it’s a very apt statement. Feet firmly on sand and arms spread as far as they could stretch, the first words from Scooter were “FLAME ON! You HAVE to do this!” The adrenalin was obviously pumping because it was difficult to get him to explain the experience in more detail. “You HAVE to do it” was repeated several times to everyone and anyone who was on the beach. Once calmed down, he was able to tell us that, “at first you’re a bit jittery, but as soon as you relax it’s great and you’re just doing it. You HAVE to do it!” Not wanting to leave, the gathered crowd pressured Ritchie in to showing us all how it’s really done, and he did exactly that. He was motoring through the water like a dolphin in the ocean, and then high over the water twisting and turning with such controlled movement he truly did look like a super-hero. What a great day. What felt like only an hour was actually the better part of four. Calm water, soft sand, parkland with shading trees, BBQ’s, amazing Gold Coast views and Jetpack Adventures – definitely a great way to spend the day with friends and family, and we couldn’t recommend it more! Oh and anyone can do this, you don’t have to be an athlete. The Jetpacks will take up to 150kg. Try it yourself, with a friend or with a group, there’s a package to suit everyone, even the Ultimate Gold Coast day out which is a Jetpack Cruise leaving from Marina Mirage and includes a minimum 3 hour cruise, jet-flight, video and light catering and beverages, from only $250pp. The next cruise falls on Father’s Day and this is definitely a different and FUN way to celebrate it. For all package prices, videos and for more information, go to www. jetpackadventures.com.au and you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jetpackadventure or call 0410 137 418. The guys from Jetpack Adventures have offered this experience to all The Bizz GC readers for only $135 which includes training and a 15 minute flight. This offer is not advertised anywhere and just for you. Call Ritchie direct on 0410 137 418 to book!


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Jetpack Adventures have given The Bizz GC TWO Double Jetpack experiences to give away. Walk on water, Fly over the Broadwater like you’re a super-hero and swim like a dolphin. This is the ultimate water experience and valued at $500 per double. Simply visit www.thebizzgc.com.au and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

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Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club

With the most famous and irresistible score in movie music history and a cast of characters known and loved by everyone who has watched it, The Sound of Music will be screened like never before at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday 7 September at 7:30 pm, and tickets are on sale now. Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music is an audience-fuelled, interactive event. So much more than enjoying the original film on the big screen which will have song sub-titles so everyone can join in, the evening will have a surprise host who will lead the pre-screening vocal warm-up and give a guide to the use of the interactive fun pack and accompanying actions. Cheer on Julie Andrews, wolf-whistle Christopher Plummer, hiss the Baroness and boo the Nazi’s! And if you want to dress for the occasion, there is an audience costume parade that will be judged by the host. Audience members have dressed as anything and everything from the movie – Maria, girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Plumbers (as in Christopher Plummers), brown paper packages tied up with string and even goats. This is a great evening out that’s ‘different’; certain to be entertaining and full of all emotions from laughter to tears; and it’s an evening you can enjoy with the family, your bestie or with a group of friends and be the stars of the show. VENUE: The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Arts Theatre DATES: Saturday 7 September 2013 at 7.30pm START: 7:30pm– runs 3Hrs 45Mins including Interval BOOKINGS: P: 07 5588 4000 www.theartscentregc.com.au PRICES: Adults $55 / Group (6 or over) $49 / Concession $45 / Family (2 Adults 2 Children) $155 / Child (under 15) $35

Several years ago a small group of friends were discussing where they could go for live music and who they speak to about playing live music here on the Gold Coast. Times had changed from the days of having live venues all over the Gold Coast, and local musicians were struggling just to get a gig to be able to play, let alone earn a living from their profession. Rob Saunders and a couple of his friends decided to start a club for local musicians and music enthusiasts. They approached a few bands they knew and asked them if they put something together and created an event would they come along. They did. Now, the Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club is a community organisation that hosts a concert and open mic every 4th Saturday at Country Paradise, Nerang. They hold 3 informal jam sessions a month where, “somebody calls out a tune and says the chords, and off they go” Rob says, “It became popular pretty quickly. We have 600 members and the more people who find out about it, the more that come along.” Country Paradise is a property that council bought from Warner Brothers, on 30 acres just out of Nerang. The Club operates out of the barn which is enclosed and gives a country feel which Rob says fits the theme of what they do as the focus is around acoustic music. The club has an arrangement with Council to play there. “It’s a real gem of the Gold Coast” says Rob, “People don’t know about it and it’s a nice spot to go. And the point was to have a place to hear live music in an environment we’re comfortable going to.” Those who are learning to play an instrument and want the experience of playing with other artists are also encouraged to come along and Rob tell us, “We allow for people who have never played an instrument before to sit in a room and play along at the back to get familiar and learn, and progress to get up to open mic. We’ve seen some of these members go on to record and perform.”

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Membership is only $10 for the year. “Whenever we get money, whatever we get goes to the artist. This is a non-for-profit organisation and volunteers are welcome.”

We have a Family Pass and a Double Pass to give away to Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Simply visit www.thebizzgc.com.au and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

On Saturday 21st September the 5th Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival will take place at Country Paradise, featuring Hanneke Cassel and Michael Block (USA), Fiddlesticks (NZ), Quatro, Company, Owl Valley Bluegrass, Frank Stoove and Balyana. Guitar and Fiddle workshops will also be taking place, and this is a venue where you can pack a picnic, BYO, bring the family and enjoy a day of live entertainment. The Bizz GC will run a full feature on the festival in the next edition. Tickets are only $15 for guest and $10 for members. The next open mic is Saturday 24th August from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, followed by this month’s guest artist, Felicity Lawless from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Felicity plays an up-tempo Spanish style of music. A $5 cover charge covers the pa, sound guy and pays the artist, and refreshments are provided. BYO is welcome, and again, this is a great way to spend the afternoon with friends and family. For more information, subscribe to the monthly newsletter, to get tickets, or to register your interest in playing, visit www.coastacoustics.com.au or email info@coastacoustics.com.au.

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ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 Weekend concert line up ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 has officially launched the event, with V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and Member for Burleigh, Michael Hart unveiling some components for the month-long festival at Soul. The one we’ve been waiting for here is the live band/artist announcement for the weekend. Expecting the likes of Ricky Martin and Beyonce (as they’re both here in October), we were surprised to hear the main act will be US rap-rock outfit Gym Class Heroes, featuring Travie McCoy. Having to do a Google search, we found we were familiar with the song Stereo Hearts which features Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. Not typically the kind of music race-enthusiasts are drawn to, this act should attract a young crowd who embrace this genre. Friday night’s entertainment will also include Australia’s own Spiderbait, Havana Brown and Bomb’s Away. Saturday night will bring Electro-pop duo The Presets supported by Aussie rock greats Grinspoon, Gold Coast international success story The Stafford Brothers and Gold Coast-born DJ Brooke Evers. The concerts are limited to a 5,000 capacity, with the first 1,000 ticket holders able to opt in for a free ticket. The remainder of concert tickets are available for just $19.95 each night WHEN purchasing a three-day or same-day event ticket. On a bright note, Mayor Tom Tate enthusiastically promised that as long as he is Mayor, our city will host the event. Negotiations have been finalised and the Gold Coast officially will hold the event for another three years. Start your engines GC, the party is coming to town!

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The Markets Guide Thursday Twilight Markets Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food & Craft Market Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara 3:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 24 August Burleigh Farmers Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 7:00am-12:00noon Rain, Hail or Shine!

Canungra Markets

Canungra State Primary School, on Christie St 8:00am-1:00pm

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Sun 25 August Burleigh Art & Craft Markets The Esplanade 8:00am-2:00pm

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Currumbin Valley Community Markets Currumbin Community Farm Campus 1226 Currumbin Creek Road 9:30am-2:00pm

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive 6:00am -11:00

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy 6:00am-11:00am

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Roads 7:00am-1:00pm

Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Pde 6:00am-12:00noon

Mudgeeraba Bowls Club Car Boot Sale

Lavelle Street, Nerang 6:30am-12:00noon

1 Somerset Drive - Come for a bargain, stay for a bowl 7:00am-3:30pm

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am

Produce by the Pier

Broadwater Parklands, Southport 6:00am-11:00am

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets Paradise Point Art & Craft Markets The Esplanade 7:00am-2:00pm

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve)

Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

Sat 31 August Burleigh Farmers Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 7:00am-12:00noon Rain, Hail or Shine!

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

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Every Wed and Fri

Sun 1 September (cont.)

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise foreshore (north and south of Cavill) 4:00pm-9:00pm Will be cancelled in inclement weather

Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Pde 6:00am-12:00noon Monaco Markets (Preloved & New Fashion and Arts & Crafts) Monaco Centre, Cnr Rio Vista Blvd & Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters 8:00am-12:00noon

Banora Point Farmers Market Club Banora, Leisure Drive 7:00am-11:00am

Art & Craft Markets Broadbeach Kurrawa Park, opp Broadbeach Mall 8:00am-2:00pm

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets

Burleigh Village Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 8:00am-1:00pm Rain, Hail or Shine!

Carrara Markets

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads

Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Lavelle Street, Nerang 6:30am-12:00noon

Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve)

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Marina Quays Village Markets

Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy 6:00am-11:00am

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets

Sun 1 September

Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive 6:00am -11:00am

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

The Upper Market

Upper Coomera State College 137 Reserve Road 9:00am-1:00pm

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library guide City of Gold Coast, through its 13 branch and mobile library services, provides access to nearly one million items in regular and large print, audio and electronic formats, as well as free community access to computers, wifi, and community meeting rooms. The city’s libraries offer an exciting program of activities and events designed to inspire, entertain and inform and valuable community spaces for you to connect, learn and relax. Membership is available to all Gold Coast residents and ratepayers. To find out what’s on, collect a Calendar of Events at your local branch library or view it online http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library/events

The Bizz Gold Coast is pleased to present a guide for the next two weeks of Lifestyle and Learning events. Photography with mobile apps Learn how to use your mobile device and its apps for photography Branch: Robina When:Monday 26 August Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Men and parenting Join clinical counselor Stephen Hoskin for an interactive, inclusive discussion of the challenges and joys that face fathers parenting teenagers and pre-teens Branch: Elanora When: Thursday 29 August Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Branch Library Locations

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Branch: Robina When: Thursday 29 August Time: 10.00am - 11.00am

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Branch: Southport Local Studies Level 1 When: Wednesday 28 August Time: 10:00am-11:00am

61 Sunshine Boulevard Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads Cnr Christine Ave & Galeen Dve Showcase on the Beach, Griffith Street The Pines Shopping Centre, Guiness Creek Rd Cnr Lindfield Rd & Sir John Overall Dve Cnr Lawson and Garden Sts, Southport For Enquiries Old Post Office Heritage Centre, Railway St Cnr Price and White Streets, Nerang 11th Avenue, Palm Beach 196 Robina Town Centre Dve, Robina Lae Drive, Runaway Bay Cnr Lawson and Garden Streets Corner Reserve and Abrahams Roads

Rob Layton is a published author and journalist who teaches at Bond University. Learn how to write, edit, design and sell a book through traditional or self-publishing means

Hatha Yoga Experience the true physical and emotional benefits of Hatha Yoga at this workshop. Presented by Joanne Shanahan Branch: Helensvale When: Wednesday 4 September Time: 12.00noon – 1:15pm Bookings required

A history of the South Sea Islander community on the Gold Coast Presented by Dr Kevin Rains

Broadbeach Burleigh Heads Burleigh Waters Coolangatta Elanora Helensvale Local Studies Mobile Library Mudgeeraba Nerang Palm Beach Robina Runaway Bay Southport Upper Coomera

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CPR Awareness Would you know what to do if you needed to perform CPR? Learn the basics of CPR from qualified trainers from the Qld Local Ambulance Committee. Note: This is not an accredited course, however, a certificate of participation will be issued on commpletion. Bookings essential.

Branch: Southport When: Tuesday 3 September Time: 9:30am - 11:30am


Burleigh Golf Club

Golfing is very much a part of the Gold Coast lifestyle, with around 30 courses available to choose from, all within a 45 minute drive from Surfers Paradise. Gordon Gower, General Manager of Burleigh Golf Club jovially says, “You’ve played the rest, now play the best!” Located near Miami Beach, Burleigh Golf Club is one of only three Private Members clubs on the GC, with the others all being residential or resort-style courses. Before you exclude yourself from the benefits of being part of a private golf course, Burleigh Golf Club has a ‘Spring Special’ waiving the $2,200 joining fee normally associated with becoming a member. Catering for golfers of all standards, this club offers first class golfing and clubhouse facilities, including a manicured 18-hole

Championship course; full practice facilities with driving range, putting and chipping greens, bunker area and driving nets; a fully stocked Pro shop with preferred member pricing on equipment, apparel and accessories; full hire facilities of clubs, motorised golf carts and pull buggies; an experienced PGA Golf Professional, Jamie Brew, for lessons, clinics, club fitting and repairs; restaurant, bar, gaming, locker rooms and plenty of parking. With a variety of memberships available and no joining fee, it’s a great time to consider that Private Membership you’re always thinking about. Call Burleigh Golf Club on 07 5572 8266 for more information or you can visit their website at www.burleighgolfclub.com.au

Gold Coast Seaway Tide Times Guide

Times and Heights of High and Low Water - August 2013

Thursday 15

Friday 16

Saturday 17

Sunday 18

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time

Height

0142

1.06

0305

1.02

0424

1.04

0532

1.10

0040

0.11

0126

0.02

0210

-0.04

0751

0.24

0904

0.23

1016

0.18

1120

0.10

0630

1.18

0722

1.26

0810

1.33

1502

1.34

1614

1.44

1718

1.56

1815

1.66

1217

0.01

1309

-0.05

1358

-0.07

2126

0.43

2244

0.34

2348

0.22

1906

1.74

1953

1.77

2037

1.74

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Saturday 24

Sunday 25

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Wednesday 28

Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time Height Time

Height

0252

-0.05

0332

-0.04

0412

0.01

0450

0.08

0527

0.16

0607

0.24

0048

0.97

0857

1.37

0942

1.39

1027

1.38

1113

1.34

1200

1.30

1253

1.25

0652

0.31

1446

-0.04

1533

0.03

1621

0.14

1710

0.26

1802

0.38

1905

0.47

1354

1.22

2119

1.66

2200

1.54

2239

1.39

2318

1.24

2359

1.09

2024

0.52

The tide heights are in metres above Prediction Datum, red for low water and blue for high water. The times stated are Australian Eastern Standard Time (24 hour clock).  Information sourced from The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Please check their website for the most up-to-date times http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/oceanography/tides/tide_predications.cgi www.thebizzgc.com.au Page 15


Out & About Brandt and Kylie at Sharks Cabana Bar

Jemma and Troy at Sharks Cabana Bar

Cristina and Krystal at Sharks

Karlie and Luke at Sharks Cabana Bar

Monica, Samson, and Anna at Sharks Cabana Bar

Stuart and Damon at Sharks

Dave, Stephanie, and Kelly at Sharks

Caroline and Jodie GC Indie Film TV Network Event

Lauren and Angelo GC Indie Film TV Network Event

Megan and Shannon GC Indie Film TV Network Event

Bridget and Roger

Jason and Dee at Currumbin RSL

Palm Beach Youth Music Venture concert

Raymond, Damien, Jordyn, Cameron George, Tal, Pia, Lewis, JJ, Hanya GC Indie Film TV Network Event Palm Beach Youth Music Venture concert

June and Jim at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL

Adriana and Justin at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL


Social Pics Julie and Kerry at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL

Jen and Marty at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL

Guy and Brett at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL

Diana and Tony at Absolutely 80s Southport RSL

Kimberley at Howl at the Moon

Ken and Jodie at Howl at the Moon

Mario and Adrian at Howl at the Moon

Asha and Hayley at Howl at the Moon

Tanya, Koren, and Michelle at Teale Jabujenko CD Launch

Scott, Kristen, and David at Teale Jabujenko CD Launch

Pat Tierney & Somerset Barnard supported Teale Jabujenko

Karen, Lynda, and Narelle at Teale Jabujenko CD Launch

Simone and Karnie at Budds Beach

Woggie and Scooter at Budds Beach

Steve and Hiedi at Hinterland Tavern

Rhana, Yvette, Nikki & Natasha at Hinterland Tavern

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Dealing with Divorce

with Naomi Douglas FDRP Our Children are Worth the Effort Cynthia and Chris have two little boys and have recently separated. During the initial phone call to seek mediation for parenting matters Cynthia stated, “Things have been going downhill between us. I’ve never been divorced and I just don’t know how to do it well.” The immediate response Cynthia received was a ‘congratulations’, for realising the need for assistance and for reaching out. Building new family structures after separation is one of the most difficult tasks a parent can face. Emotions run very high from the breakdown of the marriage, and there are always strong opinions and desires when comes to children. Feeling that Chris would not respect any of her boundaries, Cynthia needed time with no contact to be able to adjust to the separation, and had threatened him with a DVO if he continued to ignore her requests for him to stay out of her house. Christ felt humiliated and resentful and believed he was being treated unfairly as well as being spoken poorly of in the community. During mediation they were encouraged to show respect and understanding for the ‘other’ person’s point of view, and coached to work together to find solutions for their children. The process of writing a parenting plan and reaching agreements were so helpful that Chris and Cynthia were able to celebrate their son’s fifth birthday together the following week.

In many cases, if couples seek help early in their separation, they can avoid the tremendous cost and pain of a high conflict divorce, and can even build a solid and happy future for their children. www.divorcecoachaustralia.com.au naomi@divorcecoachaustralia.com.au Direct Line: 0421 421 757

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Howl at the Moon

by Clinton Meskanen

Looking for something a little different to do for an evening of fun on the Gold Coast? Make yourself welcome at “Howl at the Moon”, our duelling piano entertainment venue, right smack in the middle of the Broadbeach mall. Secreted away right next door to the franchise we all know that is marketed by the world famous clown, Ronald. The secret to this successful recipe is simple – smiles, lots of smiles. And if you don’t bring one, I guarantee you will leave with one; the staff, entertainment and management literally supply it ‘on tap’. On ready supply are the two Grand Pianos on stage; that duel and accent each other throughout the night, blending seamlessly into the most modern of music, making one wonder where that beautiful instrument is hiding in this day and age. Seating is optional, as you are more likely to dance the night away, but your options are almost limitless. Private booths, generous bar spaces, a balcony with views to die for and ample social meandering room for those so disposed. This is not your usual Audience/ Performer situation though. Be prepared for audience participation (ad hoc), friendly conversations with staff and performers alike; bringing a magnificently warm ‘at home ‘pub’ feel to both those that are on holiday, and those that dwell amongst the beautiful mountains and beaches we call home. To accent the evening, menu-wise (without having to stray), Howl at the Moon not only caters for individual group requests (yes, I said that right, on request), there are scrumptious platters for three to quell the hungry ‘wolf’ beast.

They have thought of everything- Seafood Mixed, Vegetarian and even Sushi to share. Speaking of Wolves, don’t be surprised to find one lurking ‘hungry’ for photo opportunities. Not to be outdone by the mundane and the ‘so-so’ of mediocre night entertainment, the staff and management constantly scheme to bring their audience outstanding evenings such as fancy dress, event themes and anything else they can devise. Just like a theme park, your trip to the Gold Coast (or a night out), would be somewhat lesser for the lack of experiencing just one evening at this secretive, yet bodacious little gem. How do I know? I am returning post-haste to their 8th Birthday party with bells on. Visit their website for more information and to keep updated on what’s happening at Howl at the Moon. http://www.howlatthemoon.com

Brain Drain Trivia Nights Meals, Drink and gaming vouchers, promotional items and cash to be won! With professional entertainers as hosts, be completely entertained from the moment the show begins. FREE! Compere Daniel Gold

Day

Date

Compere

Venue

Time

Thursday

22 August

Doug Milton

Runaway Bay Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Monday

26 August

Daniel Gold

Wallaby Hotel

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Tuesday

27 August

Daniel Gold

Robina Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Wednesday

28 August

Daniel Gold

Ashmore Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday

29 August

Doug Milton

Runaway Bay Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Monday

2 September

Daniel Gold

Wallaby Hotel

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Tuesday

3 September

Daniel Gold

Robina Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Wednesday

4 September

Daniel Gold

Ashmore Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday

5 September

Doug Milton

Runaway Bay Tavern

7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

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“The Show” From 8:00pm on Saturday 31st August at Burleigh Town Tavern, “The Show” will feature some of the Gold Coast’s most talented original artists in the more main stream genres of Funk/Soul, Rock, Hip Hop and Pop-Rock. C.I.A.’s Andy Clark and Alicia Hennessy have been working around the clock to bring us this event, since their enormous success with Wallapalooza in June of this year, and have secured a great venue with Burleigh Town Tavern who are great supporters of the live music industry. Thanks to the main sponsor for “The Show”, Saligia Clothing, this will be a FREE event for everyone to come along and enjoy a great night of music and dance. There will be beauty services available for the ladies for a bit of pampering and make-up touches, and Burleigh Town Tavern is known for its food, so we recommend going a little earlier and enjoying a meal (light or a-la-carte) with glass of your favourite. Of the Gold Coast’s original music scene, Andy explains, “A lot of original stuff can be stereotyped and people have a preconception of what an original band is, thinking it’s all metal or just for the youth 18-20. The purpose of “The Show” is to get more of the community to come along and enjoy seeing a live show. This is the ideal line-up to build confidence with the venue and the community” The line-up is headlined by Madison Kat, an 8-piece Funk/ Soul band with a reputation of delivering an edgy and always entertaining musical and visual show (featured in the last edition of The Bizz). Velvet Ballroom just took out the 2013 Battle of the Bands earlier this month and it’s no surprise to us (see our initial write-up on them after we first them in the website archives). These Four Walls, Mallory Vanetti and Boi Blue are all unique artists and emerging stars. The team here The Bizz GC can’t wait and hope to see you all at “The Show”.

Andy Clark and Alicia Hennessy C.I.A. (Clark Independent Artistry)

FREE EVENT!

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Madison Kat This eight piece funk/soul band is a group we can guarantee an entertaining musical and visual show from. Known for sharing a night with their audience, their crowd involvement will have you out of your seats not wanting their set to end. Just this month, Madison Kat were announced as one of only six regional finalists in the ABC Exhumed series, a nationwide competition that’s “Not for the has-beens, not for the wannabe’s – it’s for the never-were’s.” Congratulations Madison Kat and Good Luck! Band Members Quinn Samin Vocals Vincent Perry Drums Andrew Reid Guitar Matthew Armstong Trumpet Joel Samin Keys Bradley Allen Saxaphone Travis Samin Bass Guy Samin Trombone

These Four Walls If you haven’t heard of this band who have recorded and released two full-length albums, go to You Tube to see their latest clip, and more importantly listen to the song, “Passenger”. These Four Walls have had two songs reach the Top 10 on the NZ Rock Charts and have supported multiple international acts including Nickelback, Disturbed, Trivium and Karnivool. Most impressively, they’ve done all this as an unsigned, independent act. We’ll be paying particular attention to this band when they perform at “The Show”. Band Members Steve Gibb Vocals & Guitar Gray Vickers Lead Guitar Chris Treeby Bass Brad Vickers Drums Velvet Ballroom After a huge response from their Wallapalooza festival performance in June, and just taking out the 2013 Battle of the Bands earlier this month, Velvet Ballroom are well on their way to the success they are surely meant for. With a Rock Diva front and centre, backed by some seriously talented musicians, this is an outfit all live music appreciators must see. And if you’re not a live music appreciator, you will be after seeing this act. Velvet Ballroom delivers infectious rock, heavy-hitting sounds, commanding and emotive vocals, and an energetic performance. Band Members Cat Dellar Vocals Corey De Luka Lead Guitar Robbie Belfontaine Bass Matt ‘Flo’ Howard Drums Michael Halcro Guitar

Boi Blue “Boi Blue” “Codeine Green” and “Baden Knight” will be joined by “Street Cred Crew” at “The Show”. Boi Blue has been making music for 11 years and the Gold Coast based rapper has been playing live shows and recording original music since he was only 15 years old. Boi, Codeine and Badene are a hard act to walk by, and together have made a firm name for themselves in the local hip hop scene and on the net, with their blend of harmonic melodies, head-bopping rap style and original beats. One of the highest energetic performances you’ll see, this is an act not to be missed.

Mallory Vanetti Mallory is a front woman who engages her audience with both presence and an impressive vocal delivery. A rock star in the making, she has been singing, dancing and acting for anyone who would watch or listen since the age of three. After studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts in theatre and contemporary voice only two years ago, Mallory teamed up with Aldo J to create her debut album, “Domino Effekt”. The 11 track CD is diverse in the Pop/Rock genre and showcases her vocal range and abilities. Stepping on to the stage at “The Show” Mallory will bring the CD to life with her band. Band Members Mallory Vanetti Vocals Kate Bass and Backing Vocals Tristan Lead Guitar Christian Guitar Kai Drums www.thebizzgc.com.au Page 21


CD Reviews

by Mark Robart

Karnivool - Asymmetry Four years have gone by since

“Asymmetry has gone one better by debuting at No.1. It opens with

the ground breaking “Sound

“Aum”, a slow ambient intro of echoing guitars and keyboards that

Awake” blew people’s minds

abruptly makes way for “Nachash” with its complex time changes

around the country. It’s been a

and huge bass and heavy drums alongside Kenny’s sublime

long wait. Now finally Australian

vocals.”A.M.War” kicks off with a shrieky, screeching guitar that

Prog rockers “Karnivool” are back

leads into a frenzied chaos of sound that only “Karnivool” could

with their third full length album

make sound good. This track may require a few listens. “We Are”,

“Asymmetry”. Karnivool has

the current single is one of the more radio friendly tracks, yet is still

come a long way since they started out in 1997, playing covers of

quite a complex song. “The Refusal” with its gritty screamed vocals

“Nirvana” and “Carcass” with a few originals thrown in at Pubs and

and chunky riffs is one of the heavier tracks on the album. “Aeons”

parties around Perth. After changing his focus to original material

changes pace again delivering a seven minute epic, a ballad

and sacking the rest of the band (who were being called a bunch of

where Ian Kenny’s vocal talents get to shine. “Asymmetry” is a short

clowns around Perth, hence the name Karnivool), vocalist Ian Kenny

interlude of looping samples and heavily distorted guitar. “Eidolon”

recruited guitarists Drew Goddard and Mark Hosking, bass player

has a more pop orientated sound and could even be the next single

Jon Stockman and drummer Ray Hawking. The band then released

while “Sky Machine” and “Alpha Omega” both at seven minutes

a self-titled extended play in 1999 followed by another EP, 2001’s

plus, feature extended instrumental passages with spasmodic

“Persona”. In 2004 Ray Hawking left the band and new drummer

bursts of guitar throughout. The final track ‘Om’ is a piano melody

Steve Judd was brought in for their live shows, but soon became a

backed by a spoken-word piece that discusses themes of death

permanent member. Their debut album “Themata”, released in 2005

and human connection. Drew Goddard and Mark Hosking shine

had a distinct Nu-Metal feel to it, while the 2009 follow up “Sound

throughout the album, taking their meticulous riffing into uncharted

Awake” developed a more progressive rock sound. It debuted at

territory. The ‘Vool’ are back and they certainly don’t disappoint. 9/10

No.2 on the Australian Aria album chart.

Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side 0f Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell (Volume 1) The highly anticipated fourth album from Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side 0f Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell (Volume 1) was released on July 30 to so far, mainly mixed reviews. Five Finger Death Punch was formed in 2005 by former UPO guitarist Zoltan Bathory along with former members from other metal bands such as vocalist Ivan Moody (Motograter), guitarist Darrell Roberts (W.A.S.P) drummer Jeremy Spencer(W.A.S.P), and bassist Matt Snell(Anubis Rising). Their debut album “Way of the Fist” was released in 2007. The band fired guitarist Darrell Roberts, replacing him with Jason Hook in 2008. The second album “War Is the Answer” was released in 2009. The following year, just as they entered the studio to begin work on “American Capitalist” bassist Matt Snell parted ways with the group. He was replaced by Chris Kael in 2011 and “American Capitalist was released later that year. After some major touring around the world for the best part of the last two years, Five Finger Death Punch eventually returned to the studio, where they quickly learned they had too much new material for one album. The result was “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol.1 and Vol.2.” Kicking off with the first single from the album “Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford (Judas Priest), is one of the best tracks on here. It has solid vocals from both Ivan and Rob, coupled with a strong chorus and some very catchy riffs. It debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. Rob sounds brilliant as always and his voice works well with this song. “Watch You Bleed” starts out Page 22 www.thebizzgc.com.au

quite slowly, with a small intro that escalates quickly into an intense beast of a song and features the first of many blistering solos from Zoltan Bathory. “You” is heavier and has a lot more growling with a faster tempo than the first two songs. The title track “Wrong Side of Heaven” is a slower song that could almost be classed as a ballad if not for the chorus. This is one of the more well-written tracks on the album, of which there are few. With the next two songs “Burn MF” and “I.M.Sin” being prime examples of terrible song writing with ridiculous lyrics and with an over reliance on swearing to get the point across, they are only saved by their sheer ferocity and power.” These songs will no doubt go down well in the circle pits of future FFDP shows. “Dot your Eyes” pretty much continues along in the same vein as the previous two songs with quite juvenile lyrics. “Anywhere But Here” features Maria Brink (In This Moment) and has two different versions of the song on the album, although only on the second is a duet with Maria, do you really get to hear her. “M.I.N.E (End This Way)” is a power ballad of type although it doesn’t reach the same heights as “Remember Everything” and “Far From Home” from previous albums. Their cover of LL Cool J’s “Mama Said To Knock You Out” featuring “TECH N9NE” is a mix of metal and rap that brings back some not so pleasant memories of the 90’s and early 00’s when metal’s mainstream employed dj’s and wore their hats backwards. In “Diary of a Deadman” the verses are spoken with only instrumentals between, it has an almost eerie feel to it and is quite well done. Three songs are repeated with different versions “I.M.Sin” featuring Max Cavalera, “Anywhere But Here” featuring Maria Brink and “Dot Your Eyes” featuring Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). In my opinion these songs should have been used instead of being repeats of songs already on here. Overall, this is not a bad effort, but far from their best. 7/10


Air Supply “Hits & Memories” Tour Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay (the home of Bluesfest)

by Blake Shortland

Photo courtesy of Mick Richards

Boomerang Festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay (on Bundjalung land) is taking place on the October long weekend. A multi-arts event that defines the Australian Indigenous experience NOW, visitors will be treated to three days of the very best our original culture has to offer. Four stages, workshops, traditional healing and an introduction of the First Nations Film Festival, panels and forums, Boomerang Festival is an event like no other, festival visitors will be treated to around 133 performances and experiences from music workshops, fire gatherings, dance participations and conversations. As well as arts, culture and comedy, it wouldn’t be a festival without live music and the line-up is three days long! (see advertissdsdsement on page 13) We spoke with leading cultural creative, Rhoda Roberts in the last edition. An inspiring and passionate woman, Rhoda is the festival’s Director and Curator, and has teamed up with Bluesfest Director, Peter Noble to bring us this event. Rhoda says, “This is an opportunity for the local community to host and feel proud, and it will also help make people aware there are custodians here. They have ownership and inclusion in the festival.” From Peter, “Boomerang is a Festival of Indigenous ideas of all aspects of our original culture. We think now is the right time to show the viability and value of Australian Indigenous culture in an accessible event which will give all Australians a sense of pride on experiencing the best of the best in Indigenous arts today.” Being a fully realised commercial event, Boomerang Festival is not dependent on grants or government handouts, and proudly states on their website, “Because the time has come to present our first culture in a way we have not had the opportunity to before – as headliners in their own land”. An all-embracing event for peoples of every persuasion, The Bizz GC couldn’t encourage you more to attend this experience. You can purchase tickets, see the full program and find a mountain of information at www.boomerangfestival.com.au

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It will certainly come to the surprise of few that the name ‘Air Supply’ is synonymous with excellence in Song writing and performance. While the Multi-Platinum Duo are considered primarily as ‘Soft Rock’ there is most certainly nothing easygoing about their Success. Having formed in 1975, The iconic Australians went on to be one of the few local acts to make a genuine impact on the Global Stage with such memorable hits as ‘All Out of Love’, ‘Making Love Out of Nothing at All’, ‘Even the Nights Are Better’ and countless other favourites. In this day of enigmatic, unpolished or just plain bizarre lyrics it is difficult to overstate the measure of a group that can write Songs of love, Romance and other deeply important ideologies without the resonance of the message being lost to the distraction of theatre. Quite simply there is a quality that Air Supply enjoy that is honest, humble and engaging. The famous duo, consisting of guitarist/singer-songwriter Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock, have produced numerous global hits, seven of which equalled The Beatles record of successive top five singles. This has unsurprisingly contributed to album sales of over 100 million units. Their catalogue of hits contain two songs that have been awarded a BMA Million-Air Certificate which recognise over three million radio plays – Lost in Love, 1980’s Song of the Year and fastest selling single worldwide and All Out of Love. Ranking 83rd best musical act of ‘all time’ in Billboard’s Hot 100’s 50th anniversary edition is testament to the wider appeal of their well-fashioned syrupy ballads that continue to nurture the hearts of their fans. Still performing over 150 concerts annually there doesn’t appear to be any indication that the producers of some of the most recognisable songs of all time are slowing down. If you miss this show you might just find yourself all out of love wondering what went wrong, Theatre Stage at Jupiters Casino has been accorded the honour of holding Air Supply’s only Queensland Concert on Wednesday November 27, 2013 as part of their Hits & Memories Tour. Tickets from $79, with dinner and show packages from $89, and can be purchased through at www.ticketek.com.au or on 132 849, or at the Jupiters Box Office.

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Casey Barnes

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The Jam

By Rob O’ Sullivan

Brian Adams, Nashville, Rick Price, New York, Australian Idol, Tiesto

with you. As soon as I heard this demo I thought, this is really good.

– just a few names and places associated with singer/songwriter

So, we got together and worked on the song and got it to a point

Casey Barnes.

where we were happy with it. We went into a studio and recorded it

When it comes to his original music, he is definitely not afraid of

properly while I was in New York and from there we discussed how

getting his hands dirty by hitting the airways and the airwaves to

to release it. There are five people involved in this song and one of

further his already impressive career. Since releasing his debut

the co-writers has a label in New York. We tossed up releasing it

album, “Say What You Feel”, Casey has been busy making a

through that but instead I reached out to a contact I had in Europe,

name for himself around the world and right here in Australia. He’s

Black Hole Recordings, which is a massive dance record label that

supported Bryan Adams, been an Australian Idol Top 12 Finalist,

Tiesto is heavily involved with. I sent them the track and they got

teamed up with fellow Australian Artist Rick Price to write and record

back to me straight away saying, ‘we love it and want to sign it and

in Nashville, and even branched out to the dance/club scene where

release it as a single’. So we went from there. It took us 12 months

he released a cover of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” with Gold Coast

from start to finish to get the song out. There was a lot of work

DJ/producer Marco Demark which went to number one on the

involved from getting the contract in place, to different remixes and

European dance charts. In 2011 he released a song, “Never Break

finally a release date – which is today.

You” for the Queensland flood victims that became an anthem and went to number one on the AIR charts, Top 10 on iTunes

The Jam: Is this a worldwide release?

and number six on the ARIA’s, donating all of the proceeds to the

CB: Yes, through Black Hole Recordings. They have a partner label

Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

here in Australia who are distributing it as well. It will be released to

“Livin’ like a Love Song” is Casey’s new single which has just been

radio on Monday 29th July.

released and I got the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with him about it.

The Jam: Cool track! CB: Yeah, it’s hooky. My mum doesn’t like it though! (laughs)

The Jam: Your new single “Livin’ like a Love Song” is out today and I know it’s not your first dabble in this music genre. How did this track

“Livin’ like a Love Song” is available on iTunes and in all good

come about?

record stores. Casey will be heading back to Nashville to again write

CB: This time last year I was in America doing some shows and

and record with Rick Price, and will be performing at this year’s

while I was in the Big Apple I hooked up with a guy I had been in

Caloundra Music Festival on Monday 7th October, tickets are on sale

touch with in the past named Mark Shine, who along with myself,

now. His next Gold Coast performance with a full band will be New

has collaborated with an Australian DJ/producer named Marco

Year’s Eve at SkyPoint, Q1 – tickets at

Denmark. Mark was telling me about this track and said, ‘I’ve got this

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idea, love for you to hear it and if you’re interested maybe we could

www.caseybarnes.com.au

record it while you’re in town’. So he sent me the song and you know,

Or get in contact with the man himself at

when you listen to a song for the first time you go, oh yeah not too

www.twitter.com/Casey_Barnes and

bad, and then on occasion you hear something and it strikes a chord

www.facebook.com/CaseyBarnesOfficial

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Gig Guide Thur 22 Aug

Sat 24 Aug

Mike & Traditional Irish Fiddlers Green Traditional Irish 5:30 pm Latina’s Latino Dance Surfers RSL Latino 7:00 pm Orbison & Elvis Show Currumbin RSL Tribute show 7:00 pm One Wild Nite Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Open Mic Night Mermaid Beach Tavern All muso’s 8:00 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo 8:00 pm Sassified The Grand Hotel Covers 8:00 pm Cloud Control w/ Palms and Gangs of Youth Coolangatta Hotel Original $20 8:30 pm Zookeepers Southport Sharks Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Tyson Faulkner Liars Bar Solo artist 9:00 pm Mick McHugh Fiddlers Green Trad. Irish 9:00 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Covers band 10:00pm

Mike Edwards Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Double Barrell Envy Hotel Duo 6:00 pm Smooth & Sassy Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Silvie Paladino The Arts Centre GC Jazz 7:00 pm Steve Michaels Coolangatta Sands Hotel Solo Artist 7:30 pm Buddy Love & The Tremors RSL Southport Rock contemp. 7:30 pm No Secrets Seagulls Covers 7:30 pm Cover Story The Grand Hotel Covers Band 8:00 pm DVS Mermaid Beach Tavern Rock Covers 8:00 pm Conspiracy Surfers RSL Covers Trio 8:00 pm When in Rome Waxy’s Covers Band 8:00 pm Well Swung Daddies Southport Sharks Modern Swing 8:30 pm Gav Bell Duo The Wallaby Hotel Duo 8:30 pm Vertigo Liars Bar Covers band 9:30 pm Remedy Fiddlers Green Rock Cover Band 9:30 pm Hippos PA Bar Covers Band 9:30 pm One Wild Nite Twin Towns Party Covers 9:30 pm Fat Albert Surfers Beergarden Rock 10:00pm The Accidents Coolangatta Hotel Party Covers 10:00 pm

Fri 23 Aug Jason Delphin Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Barefoot Friday Burleigh Brewing Friday Brew Jam 5:00 pm Linda Street Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Chi Chi Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Eureka Funk Coolangatta Sands Funk 7:00 pm Brett Hammond Envy Hotel Solo Artist 7:30 pm Dubmarine + CC Cat w/ Felicity Lawless Soundlounge Original 7:30 pm Bone Lazy Duo RSL Southport Duo 7:30 pm Robert Keith Seagulls Solo Artist 7:30 pm Catfish & the DJ’s Surfers RSL Rock and Roll 8:00 pm Milkmen Mermaid Beach Tavern Acoustic Duo 8:00 pm Moon Ranch Grand Hotel Party Band 8:00 pm DAVID AURORA w/ Shark Bar Miami Originals (Metal) 8:00 pm Reskale, Hang Em High & Kip Casper Dan Hannaford Tugun Surf LSC Duo 8:00 pm Cheezwagon Hinterland Hotel Party Covers 8:30 pm Soul Simple Southport Sharks Soul 8:30 pm Triple J’s The Wallaby Rock Covers 8:30 pm Sam Brittain w/ The Loft Originals 8:30 pm Marcus Blacke, Ella Fence & Eilish Ellen Little Blue Devils Runaway Bay Tavern Covers Band 9:00 pm Venus Envy Liars Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm When in Rome Fiddlers Green Party Covers 9:30 pm One Wild Nite Twin Towns Party Band 9:30 pm Wasabi Surfers Beergarden Rock Covers 10:00pm

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REMEDY Playing Saturday 24 August 9:30pm Fiddlers Green Surfers Paradise


22 - 28 August Sun 25 Aug Michael Eotos Seagulls Solo Artist 12:00 James Diamond & Guest Cabana Bar (Sharks) Covers 1:00 pm Greg Bankx RSL Southport Solo Artist 1:00 pm Amplify Currumbin RSL Party Covers 1:30 pm TBA Envy Hotel Solo Artist 2:00 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm Cajun Cats Southern Cross Tavern 2:00 pm Triple J’s Tallai Golf Club Rock Covers 2:30 pm The Milkmen Surfers Beergarden Acoustic Duo 3:00 pm The Big Duo The Grand Hotel Covers 3:00 pm TBA Coolangatta Sands Hotel Solo Artist 3:30 pm Rob and Tyson Twin Towns Duo 4:00 pm Signature Duo Mermaid Beach Tavern Duo Covers 5:00 pm Hippos Liars Bar Party Covers 5:00 pm Don McLean Twin Towns Don McLean 7:00 pm Jason Delphin Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 7:00 pm One Wild Nite Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo Artist 8:00 pm Bart Thrupp Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 9:00 pm Mouse and Boinz Waxy’s Covers Duo 9:30 pm Triple J’s The Avenue Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

Mon 26 Aug Australian Pop/Rock band 1927 are coming to RSL Southport with their new album “Generation-i”. Their major hit singles ‘If I Could’, ‘That’s When I Think of You’, ‘Compulsory Hero’ and “Tell Me a Story”, are all songs that are still radio favourites today and this should be a performance worth seeing. Tickets $30 Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm Tickets through RSL Southport at www.southportrsl.com.au or call 07 5552 5200

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Mat Stokes Southport Sharks Solo Artist 5:30 pm Spin Twin Towns Covers 7:30 pm Amanda King Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 8:30 pm The Hodads The Avenue Party Covers 10:00pm

Tue 27 Aug

Scott Whatman Wayne Foster Tyson Faulkner Wasabi Stevenson Street

Twin Towns Surfers RSL Fiddlers Green PA Bar - Jupiters The Avenue

Solo Artist 3:00 pm Solo Artist 6:30 pm Solo Artist 8:30 pm Party Cover Band 9:30 pm Party Cover Band 10:00pm

Twin Towns Waxy’s Fiddlers The Avenue

Covers 7:30 pm Covers Band 8:00 pm Solo - covers 9:00 pm Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

Wed 28 Aug

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Dance On When in Rome Tyson Faulkner Vertigo

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Gig Guide Sat 31 Aug

Thurs 29 Aug Mike & Traditional Irish Latina’s Latino Dance The Hodads Open Mic Night Bigfellalinc Dirty Groove Smokin Suzie Jane Zookeepers Jason Delphin Tyson Faulkner Agent 77

Fiddlers Green Surfers RSL Twin Towns Mermaid Beach Tavern Kitty O’Shea’s The Grand Hotel The Loft Southport Sharks Fiddlers Liars Bar The Avenue

Traditional Irish 5:30 pm Latino 7:00 pm Party Covers 7:30 pm All muso’s 8:00 pm Solo 8:00 pm Covers Band 8:00 pm Blues (original) 8:00 pm Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Solo Artist 9:00 pm Solo artist 9:00 pm Covers band 10:00pm

Fri 30 Aug Brett Hammond The Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Maiden Tonne Burleigh Brewing Friday Brew Jam 5:00 pm The Bear Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Kaffene Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Average Joes Coolangatta Sands Covers Band 7:00 pm The Zookeepers Surfers RSL Party covers 7:30 pm Josh Pyke w/ Soundlounge Originals 7:30 pm Patrick James & Olympia Just the Ticket RSL Southport RnR Classic Hits 7:30 pm Amy Cushway The Envy Hotel Solo Artist 7:30 pm 1927 Southport RSL 1927 (original) 8:00 pm Milkmen Mermaid Beach Tavern Acoustic Duo 8:00 pm Cheezwagon Southern Cross Tavern Party Covers 8:00 pm Cover Story Grand Hotel Covers Band 8:00 pm CHEAP SOBER w/ Shark Bar, Miami Triple album 8:00 pm Triple 3/Fundamental Elements launch 8:00 pm Hungry Kids of Hungary Coolangatta Hotel Original 8:00 pm His Merry Men Southport Sharks Surf Rock/Elect 8:30 pm Mr Perkins Hinterland Hotel Party Rock 8:30 pm The Painkiller The Wallaby Covers Band 8:30 pm Ramjet Liars Bar Covers Band 9:00 pm Richie Williams Duo Runaway Bay Tavern Duo 9:00 pm Agent 77 Fiddlers Green Party Covers 9:30 pm ROCK-A-OKE PA Bar, Jupiters Karaoke w/Band 9:30 pm Plagiarhythm Coolangatta Hotel Covers 9:30 pm The Hodads Twin Towns Party Covers 9:30 pm Venus Envy Surfers Beergarden Party Covers 10:00pm

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Mike Edwards Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Signature The Envy Hotel Duo 6:00 pm Elementz Currumbin RSL Classic Hits Duo 7:00 pm Cajun Cats Surfers RSL Party Covers 7:30 pm Crossfire Duo RSL Southport Covers Duo 7:30 pm Zed 28 Seagulls Rockabilly 7:30 pm Rolf And Elisha Coolangatta Sands Duo 7:30 pm Daisy Dukes The Wallaby Hotel Country 8:30 pm “The Show” Burleigh Town Tavern see p. 20 & 21 8:00 pm 70’s Vs 80’s Show The Grand Hotel 70’s and 80’s 8:00 pm Head Injuries Runaway Bay Tavern Tribute 8:00 pm (Midnight Oil Show) Double Barrell Mermaid Beach Tavern Duo - covers 8:00 pm Smokin Crawdads Southport Sharks Country 8:30 pm Plagiarhythm Liars Bar Rock 9:30 pm Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams Hinterland Tavern Tribute show 9:00 pm When In Rome Fiddlers Green Covers Band 9:30 pm Hippos PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm The Hodads Twin Towns Party Covers 9:30 pm Ramjet Surfers Beergarden Party Covers 10:00pm Agent 77 Coolangatta Hotel Party Covers 10:00pm


29 Aug - 4 Sep Sun 1 Sep Phil Guest Seagulls Solo Artist 12:00 James Diamond & Guest Cabana Bar (Sharks) Contemporary 1:00 pm Lissy Stanton Band Currumbin RSL folk/jazz/rock 1:30 pm Rob Fitchett Envy Hotel Solo Artist 2:00 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm The Milkmen Surfers Beergarden Acoustic Duo 3:00 pm Jack O Leary Fiddlers Green Trad. Irish Music 3:00 pm Jessie n Friends The Grand Hotel Covers 3:00 pm Scramjet Liars Bar Party Covers 5:00 pm Signature Duo Mermaid Beach Tavern Duo Covers 5:00 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo Artist 8:00 pm Tony Mc Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 9:00 pm Mouse and Boinz Waxy’s Covers Duo 9:30 pm Triple J’s The Avenue Rock Covers Band 10:00pm

Mon 2 Sep Lloyd Saniels Stevenson Street

Southport Sharks The Avenue

Solo Artist Party Covers

5:30 pm 10:00pm

Southport Sharks Fiddlers Green PA Bar - Jupiters The Avenue

Voice & Congas 7:30 pm Solo Artist 8:30 pm Party Cover Band 9:30 pm Party Cover Band 10:00pm

Tue 3 Sep

Voice and Congas Tyson Faulkner Ramjet Vertigo

Wed 4 Sep Faulkner Duo Vertigo

His Merry Men Friday 30th August at Southport Sharks 8:30pm

Fiddlers The Avenue

Duo - Covers 9:00 pm Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

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Pick up your poo! It’s not the most pleasant of chores, but it is ‘most’ unpleasant for the people walking the same paths that you just have with your dog and not picked up its business. Walkers, joggers, and even people simply going to check their mail boxes or going to the car which is parked on the street, are stepping in doggy-do and forced to breathe in the intoxicating foul odour until they get home to clean the stench and muck off their shoes with a cleaning rag of some sort that then needs to be thrown out. It’s wrong.com! You know this, so why leave it? Manicured lawns that are kept neat and tidy are being littered with little brown mounds that attract flies and bacteria, and cause all sorts of inconveniences for those mowing them – Eeww! You know this too, so why leave it? It’s a responsibility of a pet owner, just as parents clean or dispose of nappies. Imagine if nappies were just left wherever babies were changed, or thrown on the street – Eeewww!

A $75 on the spot fine applies on the Gold Coast, so I wonder why the council focuses so much on ridiculous residential parking fines when there is a fortune to be made on poop. Doggy bags are readily available at no charge in all dog parks, and it’s a great way to recycle those shopping bags.

Return the Gate! Home invasion of any kind is wrong.com. Having recently experienced it, I can tell you that the inconvenience of having your belongings that you work hard to attain stolen by these petty, pathetic and poor excuses for human beings is the least of the trauma caused by these selfish, low-life acts. I can’t come up with enough demeaning and demoralising adjectives to describe the ‘wondertards’ who obviously have little or no intelligence, or common decency. Anyone who has gone through it understands. Days before my robbery a somewhat short and stocky male with a cauliflower right ear calling himself Benny and his female companion, a dark-haired attractive girl who he called Sarah broke in to my home at around 2am claiming to be looking for the previous downstairs occupant. If you know of these people, the police, and I, are very interested in speaking with them… just saying. Now, the above is bad enough but let me now tell you about the sheer absurdity of some morons that roam the streets at night. It seems that my small iron gate is something someone really needed, as they had to steal it in the middle of the night. You may think, well it’s only a gate, but I have two dogs, and that missing gate taken during the night meant they had opportunity to get out on to a MAIN road. AND, can you believe the real estate won’t even replace it!?

So thank you to the idiot who was so desperate for a gate, that you couldn’t give a rat’s (insert expletive) about the welfare of animals or the residents of the property. But wait! There’s more! I have an old and very faded outdoor setting in the yard with two double-seats. There were six seats two weeks ago. That’s right! Someone out there really needs old, faded wooden seats. A week ago I noticed two gone and thought our neighbour must have taken them inside for extra seating when entertaining. It wasn’t the case. Frustrated, angry and even feeling hard done by, I let it go as what can I do!? A couple days later I went to sit in the yard at my old faded wooden table and saw two more of the chairs had gone. This magazine goes to most places in this area, and I hope who is responsible is reading this or someone has noticed something. If so, please speak up! Or please return the gate at the very least. Wrong.com!


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