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NAKED CITY – WHAT TO DO WITH THE OLD T2?

With Coffin Ed. For many people, myself included, Taylor Square lost its cosmopolitan charm when Gilligan’s Island was denuded of its palm trees, assorted scrub and family of resident rats. Replaced with a lifeless grassy knoll it was no longer the perfect spot for the midday wine tasting with goon bags and bottles of Royal […]

NAKED CITY: COFFIN ED RECALLS SYDNEY’S FORGOTTEN HISTORY – PART 1

In 1974 the legendary Afro-American saxophonist Roland Kirk was playing a concert at the Sydney Town Hall. Waiting on the steps with a number of friends I noticed the remarkable sight of three of Sydney’s most famous eccentrics about to converge in front of Woollies, directly across the road. Approaching from George Street south was […]