"In Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam there is conflict for the land and [there are other] countries that are in conflict like Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. But when we play sport we don’t care for this. When we play sport we don’t care about the politics. Sport brings peace. When we play sport together, we are friends.”
Adam Fisher, co-owner of Red Eye Records, Sydney’s oldest record store (where Beck played live in ’95) sheds some light on why the recent ‘vinyl revival’ isn’t just a music embodiment of the high-waisted jeans and denim jacket comeback to fashion.
"I don’t want people to think that we’re like, ‘Ok sweet, the rally was fun, see you guys later.’ We are already doing back up work to push this thing even harder than before. It’s kind of like we just got a big fire lit under our butts and now we’re got to work even harder to keep the momentum going.”
December 9 will go down in history (ours at least) as the day Sydney grew up a little because at 6.30pm on Monday, hundreds of skaters congregated outside Sydney Town Hall to support a motion demanding an inner city skate park.
(Serious photojournalism goes along with this one).