Gleeko Blog

The evolution of racist language in Australia

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Prue MacSween is a loud and opinionated journalist and social commentator. She has a very public profile and she uses that profile and the platform she’s giv...

Tkay Maidza : Last Year Was Weird Vol. 1

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Tkay Maidza has been a major contributor to the Australian hip hop scene ever since her foot-stomping anthem ‘Brontosaurus’ dropped in 2013.&nbs...

Foxing : Nearer My God

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With their third album Nearer My God, Foxing have shirked the expectations of their existing fanbase and followed their own creative inclina...

Jasper Jones - A review by Gleeko

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I'm going to be honest with you. I used to think that Australian films were a little bit lame. I know, I know, look, it's an admission I'm not proud of. &nbs...

What Crowded House Mean to Me

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It's New Year's Eve and that means that many will be lamenting the year that was, wallowing in regrets, grieving for those gone, and riding the shame of poor...

A Father’s Day story, for the love of stories

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Father. Dad. Pateras. Padre. Vater. Otosan. Pop. Bapa. Pere. Daddy. Shakespeare famously said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Billy boy s...

She didn’t. Did she? Oh yes, she did!

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Friends of Gleeko, it’s a new year! And you know what that means? More wonderfully troubling stories and observations of human inconsistency, indecency...

Overexcited and preemptive sit down syndrome

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It's a special festival that results in its attendees rocking pens and notebooks instead of glow sticks and wristbands.  And the Melbourne Writers Festi...

Oh Kelly!

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On the train heading home from the city a couple of weeks ago, in the company of my friend, I had a peculiar conversation with a young woman named Kelly. We ...

Here’s hoping history repeats. No!

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The people of Greece are tonight gearing up for the ultimate climax in what has been a monumental and historical build up in this so called Greek c...

MICF - BUCKET’S LIST

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Buckets. Not what you would expect a comedy show to be centred around, right? And who could blame you? Not me, I mean buckets don’t seem particularly a...

The Horror That Came

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Those visiting Blues. The curse of that news. The night sky unnaturally golden. That tremble of hand. The hostile luck of that land. The breath from my body...

Road Tripping with Gleeko - Day 2 - Maits Rest

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All the coastal towns along the Great Ocean Road boast beautiful views, sand, surf, and forest. Apollo Bay is one such picturesque town. There is plenty to s...

Twinsies! … Ugh.

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Yesterday I was in the bathroom at work washing my hands when I had a face-off, or rather, a top-off (this will make sense in a minute) with a woman that I h...

Road Tripping with Gleeko - Day 1- The Journey

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It's been a tough year for Gleeko - between gastro, a chest infection, a persistent fever, severe sciatica and minor eye surgery, there has been little time ...

Assistance or Nuisance?

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Yesterday I stepped into a store known and loved by many of us. Let's call this store Costline, since it closely resembles the name of the store I walked int...

28 October 1940 - No means No!

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Today, we stand tall; we stand firm; we stand strong. We say ‘NO’. A resounding ‘No.’ It’s October 28 1940. The Second World W...

The luck of the…GLEEKO

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Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes, when you look back at a horrendously bad time in your life from the comfort of a future safe place, events don't see...

4 push-ups later

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I did four push-ups yesterday and my arms are really sore today. And before you ask, no that wasn't a typo. I did four push-ups. Not forty-four. Not four hun...

“Trouble Town” - a poem

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I heard some words spoken and they sent me straight to Trouble town. The words they echoed in my mind and they crinkled my brow. Oh Trouble town was a dark p...

And the leaves that are green turn to brown…

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The months of Autumn are usually my favourite of the year. Autumn months bring crisp mornings and glorious days filled with streaming sunshine and hopeful bl...

Silence can be golden

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I have been a little quiet of late. "Why is this Gleeko?" I sense that you are asking me in an internal dialogue that only you can hear but somehow I can 'se...

Gleeko Etiquette #2 - Coexisting

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It’s a known fact that people need space to feel happy; space from other people, from societal rules, from noise, from congestion and from agitation. T...

Ken Stringfellow

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In 2005 I was a 20 year old university student excitedly looking forward to seeing Ken Stringfellow play a gig at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne wit...

Small-talk. What is it, and do we need it?

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Other than it generally being a mundane, menial and laborious social task forced upon us under the guise of keeping polite society, I don't know of it having...

Gleeko Etiquette #1

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Welcome to Gleeko Etiquette. Disillusioned by my daily exchanges with members of society, mostly involving countless examples of poor etiquette and general ...

Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine's day - 14th of February right? Wrong. Valentine's day is celebrated on the 14th of January...well, at least by my husband and I. And let me just ...

Really?

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I was at a party recently where I had a conversation with a young woman previously unknown to me.  She noticed that my engagement and wedding ring were ...

Delicious!

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The other day I went into an eatery near my work to buy some lunch.  "My good lady, would you be so kind as to make me a cheese and tomato sandwich? And...

Gotta start somewhere

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I've always had a love of writing. I knew this as a four year old when my parents handed me a pile of paper and a variety of coloured crayons with which to...

  1. Can it be?

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I've always been a little baffled by all the excitement  surrounding the beginning of a new year.  Maybe it's just me but I find it all a little sc...

Welcome

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So I’ve been delaying and postponing my very first post on my very first blog because I wanted it to express the right sentiment.  I wanted to sh...