This rapture seems so adolescent but I don’t care anymore. I don’t care how things ‘seem’. I don’t care about writing this. My life is shambolic at best. That’s what my youngest son said on a card when I turned 50 last year, a bad year: “You can be a bit of a shambles, Dad, but I love you. Happy Birthday.”This is the kid who came home with an Aladdin Sane tee-shirt from the op-shop and got me thinking about my life and where I was at my worst.
She’s only 17 and after being featured on Unearthed, triple j began championing her. Tia was born in the year 2000 as the Go-Betweens reformed for a final suite of songs. They had started up in tandem with punk, but like in New York, just slightly outside of it looking in. They made nine albums and most of the whole nine was fantastic, unimpeachable, wildly influential stuff; sad and bemused and very smart music, fragile, strange, always beautiful in some way or other. Highly mysterious.
CORPORAL Rod Breavington was a Northcote policeman when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in 1941. He resigned immediately to join the army, aged 38, ending up in a workshops engineering unit of the 8th Division in Singapore. Then all hell broke loose - Singapore fell to the Japanese - and an extraordinary series of events led to Breavington becoming the first Australian executed by the Japanese in World War II. Acts of courage and strength characterised his last months.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".