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FOR WEEK BEGINNING
JANUARY 14, 2014
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday engender primal feelings
and protective instincts in Aries, ensuring domestic, familial
and nutritional needs are recognised and met. January
16-18 are days characterised by disturbances to emotions,
relationships and family, most likely over feelings of
inadequacy or jealousy. Try to put things in perspective.
The Taurean mind is soothed by the harmonics of daily
life during Wednesday and Thursday, as comforting as
the rhythmic sounds of lapping waves on the shore.
Complications arise on January 16-18, namely due to health
or the poor management of routines. It is a time when you
also need to be a little more careful on the roads, as extra
expenses can accrue.
Gemini's comfort zone is enhanced by the security of regular
income as well as by the presence of possessions. You
might want to take only the cash you need with you during
Wednesday, because the temptation to spend compulsively is
huge: the morning is the worst time.
January 14-16 will bring out the best in Cancer, as you
relate to the environment around you. The fluidity of your
personality allows you to adjust rapidly to the changing
tides of life. Whilst Cancerians are being driven by personal
achievement at the moment, it is likely that the fulfilment of
personal expectations may conflict with family needs.
Leo's personal Achilles' heel is their emotions, something of
which you are all too well aware. You sense this vulnerability
during Wednesday and Thursday, ensuring an appropriate
response. Travel and communication tend to be problematic
for you. Don't be led along a different path by others' ideas
when you have perfectly legitimate plans.
Virgo finds great comfort in the friendships they make
and share during life, viewing their friends as part of their
family. The power of love weaves its magic on your mind
for a few hours during Wednesday, totally entrancing you.
There's something you really want either to buy or to attend
on January 16-18, but there appears to be some difficulty
For Libran natives, January 14-16 focus the full power of the
Moon on presentation and progress. Librans are consumed
with domestic changes for a few hours on Wednesday, even
if you simply want to clear all the junk out of your way. Think
before you throw: actions are extreme then. Disturbing
trends over money and partnerships can erupt during
January 16-18, with agreement difficult.
Scorpio's instincts are developed and sustained by
favourable opportunity. This gives you tremendous insights
into life, particularly during January 14-16. You might want
to consider opening your thoughts to other people's opinions
and suggestions during January 16-18: something requires
more work as things just aren't sitting right.
Your emotions can be a troublesome spot in your life, for
they are so deep and powerful. During January 14-16 you will
deal with this aspect of yourself. Financial issues dominate
everything else during early Wednesday morning: you'll think
of nothing else. It's all too easy to throw money away during
January 16-18, perhaps as the lure of quick money snares you.
The warmth and companionship of a loved one or familiar face
will provide all the comfort Capricorn needs during Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. You easily establish connections
with others then. Your compelling desire to get ahead and
make drastic changes to your life may bring you into odds with
another individual on Wednesday: steady there!
The rhythmic function of work provides an important
framework of security in your life, with Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday emphasising this trend. It's good to feel
needed. Aquarians will want to rid themselves of problems
but with the pressure of schedules and working life at a peak,
it takes time and insight to handle these.
Pisceans are spurred on to new ambitions as they discard
jaded ones for those bright with promise. You are
emotionally stirred in this direction for a few hours on
Wednesday. You are driven by strong creative or social urges
during January 16-18, creating some form of conflict in your
life. Unsolicited advice will not be welcome.
Taking stage: Daniel
Connell flanked by
James and Ben
Picture: Elesa Kurtz
By Georgina Connery
The silly season might
be over, but the com-
edy season has just
begun with even more
acts announced to
play as part of the Canberra
Comedy Festival 2014.
The festival s first line-up in
December included two spe-
cial shows by Doug Anthony
All Stars, as well as shows from
Jimeoin, Jeff Green, Glenn
Robbins and Dave O Neil.
But even more acts have
now been added to the bill.
Hannah Gadsby, Charlie
Pickering and Tommy Little
and a list of other impressive
comics will play the march
festival, bringing over 50 com-
edy shows to Canberra.
The festival s associate dir-
ector, Benjamin Stevenson, is
one part of the Canberra-born
identical twin comedy duo
The Stevenson Experience with
his brother James.
For Benjamin, ensuring the
Canberra Comedy Festival
became an annual fixture has
been a goal.
It s really exciting and valu-
able that people can look
forward to the comedy festival
as part of the Canberra calen-
dar. When the twins aren t
sharpening their wit and creat-
ing material for their festival
show Womb Mates they are
carving out a place for com-
edy in the territory.
The festival is so good for
local talent and good for
local audiences to go out and
enjoy, James said.
We d love to see it stick
around and become the new
Now living in Sydney, twins
said they hoped by making
the Canberra Comedy Festi-
val a local institution fewer
local comics would leave the
territory to find gigs.
As a comedian in Can-
berra, it s hard to start to
become a more professional
comic and a lot have to travel
to Sydney and Melbourne to
get started, Benjamin said.
Local acts learn a lot by
putting on their own festival
shows here while working with
industry icons that come for
the festival week.
Daniel Connell kept his
dream of working as a
comedian a secret when
growing up in Batemans Bay.
Now living in Melbourne he
said his dream was to take his
comedy back up the coast.
The country places are
always just going to be where
you go when you ve got a big
name. My actual goal in com-
edy is to have a big enough
name to play RSLs all the way
up the east coast in a van, just
me and a roadie, he said.
Benjamin Stevenson said it
was exciting to see Canberra
drawing crowds from across
Australia for unique shows dur-
ing the festival in March.
We have people coming
from Melbourne, Adelaide
and Sydney to see the Doug
Anthony All Stars, he said.
Growing up in Macarthur,
the Stevenson twins said they
had a good idea of what got
a laugh from Canberra audi-
They re in for something
right on the edge on the
envelope, said Benjamin.
They like clever humour and
they ll give you time to do a
slow-burn joke, you don t
have to keep hitting them with
Proud of the calibre of com-
ics performing in the 2014
Canberra Comedy Festival,
the Stevenson twin s tip was to
take your sense of humour out
for a spin on something new.
Change is for the better
By Mark Sawa
It was lauded by many as
album of the year in and I
think they got it right.
Vampire Weekend restores
my faith in a band s ability to
change for the better espe-
cially when these New Yorkers
were sounding a bit twee for
their own good.
Enter though a new sense of
maturity in their song-writing
and a little more experimenta-
tion lifting their college
anthems beyond something
There are still the obvious
references when it comes to
Vampire Weekend such as the
African-influenced work of
Paul Simon and the damn-
right quirkiness of Talking
Heads. But, hell, let s give the
lads a break -- the harmonies
of Obvious Bicycle float by in
their own damn time; the
magic of Step gets better with
each listen with its angelic
choir and electric organ tak-
ing me back to my days
listening to the Stranglers.
Meanwhile Diane Young is
an auto-tuned rocker with a
snarling beat and attitude to
boot. Far out, these indie-
darlings have taken their for-
midable intelligence and
Koenig s melodic tendencies
to new heights. The dude has
the most dreamy indie-pop
vocals on the planet!
Albums highlights are plenti-
ful in an album offering, well,
plenty of good things -- none
better than Hannah Hunt
which starts off all hushed
vocals breaking open mid-
song with rollicking pianos.
Then there s Ya Hey overlayed
with computerised bleeps, an
angelic choir (again) and
Koenig s play on words.
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