“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





16 June 2013


Quick quiz for rockstars: where is it, what is it, and how old is it?


mad amateur said...

Is the top one tillite from about the same groups (Umberatana - Burra??)as the bottom two? None of it looks like the Vales.

Zar Brooks said...

#1 Gateway to McLaren Vale

creek camper said...

Maybe, but part of it looks like Clarendon. Could be a more growable part of the lower Flinders. The botanists will pick the last one.

Clay Woman said...

I'll be it's your beloved bloody Kurrajong Whitey.

creel camper said...


Anonymous said...

#3Kurrajong. Looks like edwards road
1&2 Also look like kurrajong from around the same area.
probably totally wrong but you got me looking
cheers Pete.

Anonymous said...

The more i look a #1 it looks like pirrammima sandstone wuth ironstone from ferrugious rain. is it the sand road cut
cheers Pete. ps still looking

Philip White said...

Thanks for showing such thoughtful interest Pete. I'll leave it a little longer before revealing the answers. Funny that of all these dozens of Scarce Earths wizards and Amazing Sites experts so few of them can show any evidence at all of what they profess to be their knowledge of the their geology! I mean they're marketing their wines on this presumption, but what do they really understand other than money?