Petcha Kucha 54: A brilliant evening of speakers were introduced by P K chair QLD Govt Architect Malcolm Middleton introducing Bne Open House 2018. Leading Selected Speakers who shared Projects, Ideas and Knowledge is MD of Conrad Gargett, Lawrence Toaldo who provided an overview of some of the terrific recent Conrad Gargett Architectural projects. The audience was doubly blessed at this event through taking part in the rewarding discussion that followed. @conradgargett #uqarchitecture#laurencetoaldo#queenslandgovernmentarchitect#malcolmmiddleton#architecture#petchakucha
Arab Strap "Scenes of a sexual nature" 
A strictly limited boxset by one of Scotland's finest acts Arab Strap containing their first two albums "The week never starts around here" & "Philophobia".
The object. A beautifully crafted boxset including a copy of the demo tape the band sent to Chemikal Underground to get signed, a poster in the form of a press review, mp3 cd of all the songs from the boxset, an original never released cd of rarities, LPs of the first two albums with lyrics printed on sleeves looking as books and information about the songs and a special set of vinyls for the Peel Sessions & other live tracks plus the new song "Daughters of Darkness".
The music. Slide to the last pic & have a listen to the Peel version of "The night before the funeral". This music is one of a kind. Arab Strap are... were the masters of miserabilism. Sad songs about sex, love, drugs and death. The lyrics are crude but full of poetry. The etheral and sometimes fuzzy guitars take you to a very particular melancholy. In a word, this is beautiful.
This is my final post in a run of one post a day over a month. I wanted to end this on a high note. Arab Strap have been a very important piece of my emotional life for a long time. This is the most valuable object in my collection. I hope sharing this may matter to someone somewhere sometime.
Playing records in London later this month and early October. Not that I like to leave the East Neuk often, but I’m playing with both @m_middleton_uk and @mikeybrambizzle so at least it’ll be fun and I can drink hard liquor.
#stgeorgeschurchbrighton 9 down 3 to go of @brightonfestival events see you Arabs straps’s#malcolmmiddleton (tix avail) @catrinfinch @seckoukeita(sold out) @poetsandillustrators (tix avail) in a beautiful church setting ⛪️
What a surprising week this is turning out to be! I've listen to some Malcolm before and thought it's kinda nice but a little too brutally dark for me. And then this happens. Darkness dressing up and putting on its dancing shoes. This morning it's constantly on repeat and I will probably have worn it out before lunch but that's OK! I suppose the "house" of which he speaks is very different from the house I'm in, but I guess I can relate to the feeling of isolation, however self inflicted it may be. I'm currently on a journey and reaching out to others is very much a part of it. Doing so requires leaving comfort behind and that's what this song will help me do. #malcolmmiddleton#youandi#summerof13#songoftheday