“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)





03 May 2014


Humans who think about helping country, taking a walk in this afternoon's misty autumn drizzle: Alexander Rix, Planning Institute Australia's national planner of the year 2014, Michael Lane, vineyards and property manager, Yangarra Estate and Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, and Stephen Forbes, executive director, SA Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. They're at the bottom of the Jackson Family's Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, at the river on the Onkaparinga Gorge ... it's beautiful country down there, and all the way on to the Gulf St Vincent, fifteen kays to the west ... Vincent is the patron of viticulturers ... in the local Kuarna tongue, Onkaparinga is where the women (Onka) hide by the safe place of the water (paringa) while the men make inter-tribal war over control of the ceremonial red ochre pits on the coast ... photo Philip White ... photo below, of the same vineyard from 100 metres above by Maynard James Keenan ... ta Jimmy ... ain't it funny how we see and record things so differently  ... Godabless! Praise Bacchus and Pan


clean said...

did mick fart whitey

colin said...

Michael Lane is the greatest viticulturer on earth

sagasco said...


ozflo said...

see how mick's farts level the water