The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.


NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap


The Pig’s Arms exists because eight or nine years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.



14568 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. algernon1 said:

    Friends, I know most of you are regulars at TGA but I’ve read this a couple times and the comments. This was a great belly laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. vivienne29 said:

    See you got pinged on Guardian. I’m just on – had a planned power outage – stayed in bed till nearly 2 pm !!


  3. algernon1 said:

    Vale Bonny Pointer


  4. algernon1 said:

    Very odd


  5. From Astyages

    Here’s the first part of my very first real ‘Blues Jam’ for you to post
    at the Pigs Arms… with me playing along with a LOT of other blues

    Totally improvising! Let me know what you think…


    • Pretty good. Hard to keep a big bunch of musos on the same path.


      • Yeah… it was a bit like herding cats… but there were times when it definitely seemed to be coming together. Overall, though, I don’t think it was too bad to listen to, and it was fun taking part. (I think I managed to at least stay more or less in the right key… most of the time!)

        For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, Girgarre’s annual ‘Moosic’ Muster (so-called because it supposedly takes place in a cow-paddock) happens every year around January, when musicians from all over Australia gather at Girgarre in Victoria for a few days of jamming, workshops and walk-up performances, some of which happen on stage in the local Town Hall (it’s a very small, country town) and some of which, including performances by ad-hoc, ‘out of the hat’ bands, happen under a purpose built ‘sound-shell’ in the aforementioned cow-paddock, which is adjacent to the camp-site.

        Tickets for the 3-4 day event, including camp-site fees and some meals are around $70… which is excellent value and I’d recommend it to musicians of all levels, both amateur and professional who just want a fun ‘getaway’ weekend of jamming and learning and meeting other musos… who get an excellent chance to ‘mix’n’match’.

        Further information is available from the Girgarre Moosic Muster website… just Google it! 😀


  6. Here’s another Crack the Sky track from their first album. Struggled for airplay due to marketing reasons. See what you think.


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