still standing

  • Still Standing is the second studio album from the Dirty South, Dungeon Family-affiliated hip hop quartet Goodie Mob. All of the original members (Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, T-Mo, and Khujo) are still together for this album.
  • Deadly Venoms is an all-female hip hop group formed in 1997 (when they were simply called Venom) and originally consisting of N-Tyce, J-Boo, Champ MC, Finesse (formerly of Finesse & Synquis).
  • Still Standing was Yellowcard’s first EP, released in 2000 by DIY Records. This EP featured Ryan Key on lead vocals, Todd Clary, who soon left the band, on rhythm guitar, Ben Harper on lead guitar, Sean Mackin on violin, Warren Cooke on bass, and Longineu W. Parsons III on drums.


  • project: put or send forth; “She threw the flashlight beam into the corner”; “The setting sun threw long shadows”; “cast a spell”; “cast a warm light”
  • Direct (one’s eyes or a look) at something
  • the actors in a play
  • deposit; “cast a vote”; “cast a ballot”
  • Throw (something) so as to cause it to spread over an area
  • Throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction

cast of still standing

cast of still standing – MartinLogan Matinee

MartinLogan Matinee Center Channel Electrostatic Speaker (Single, Black)
MartinLogan Matinee Center Channel Electrostatic Speaker (Single, Black)
The MartinLogan Matinee electrostatic center channel speaker is highly compatible and complimentary with your home theater system. The MartinLogan Matinee is an evolved expression of the same ideas and engineering that spawned the Stage and Motif speakers. A state-of-the-art Generation 2 MicroPerf electrostatic panel, dual paper-cone woofers, and highly sophisticated Vojtko crossover technology deliver unrivaled precision and center-channel intelligibility. Carefully hand-built using only the finest components, Matinee’s crossover preserves even the most subtle sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source.

Cast Iron Lacework Detail on the Verandah of Hymettus Cottage – Ballarat

Cast Iron Lacework Detail on the Verandah of Hymettus Cottage - Ballarat
In October 1898, Hymettus won the Caulfield Cup in Melbourne, much to the delight and excitement of humble Ballarat railway porter Michael Taffe who had put a small amount of money on the horse, at great odds, to win. Married only five years to Julia Berkery, whose parents were district pioneers from nearby Bungaree, the substantial win enabled Michael to purchase a permanent home for the young couple close to the other Taffe families of Ballarat.

After purchasing the land at 6 Cardigan Street, the proud new owners employed local architect J. Turton to build them a cottage, which when completed in 1901, they named “Hymettus Cottage” in memory of the win that changed their lives. Julia Taffe had such a strong sense of history and family, that she requested that upon her death in 1928, “Hymettus Cottage” remain the family home.

The weatherboard “Hymettus Cottage” consists of six rooms, many of which still retain original or 1920s interiors. They also contain many of the original furnishings and fittings. The hallway retains the original “tile pattern” linoleum, whilst the parlour, excluding the original 1901 fireplace, was redecorated upon Julia’s death and the décor of the room remains unchanged from the 1920s, and it houses generational wedding presents and objects that have been gifted over the years from Michael and Julia’s wedding in 1892. The dining room is probably the most in-tact Edwardian room. Textured wallpaper created using sawdust and a reflective frieze called “Fairyland at Lake Wendouree” add a uniquely local sense of history to the room. The ceiling is stencilled with several different patterns. The dining room furniture is Blackwood, whilst a burr walnut piano sits in a corner of the room ready to be played. The room is dwarfed by a very impressive overmantle stamped “Sussman and Kornblum, Ballarat”. Amongst the numerous pieces of Edwardian brick-a-brack that clutter the shelves of the overmantle stands a mayoral trophy for the “Champion Cottage and Garden, City of Ballarat, 1915 –1918” which was won by Michael, a passionate gardener, for his wonderful front and rear garden.

The front flower garden of “Hymettus Cottage” features Nineteenth Century varieties of standard roses with flower beds edged in miniature English Box (Buxus Sempervirens). It also features a large holly bush which was planted when the garden was first established, and today blocks the front door from view when looking towards “Hymettus Cottage” from the street. The rear garden is much more utilitarian and is set in a grid pattern with a variety of heritage vegetables and more Nineteenth Century varieties of standard roses. As in 1901, chickens are still kept at the rear of the property, adjunct to an old orchard, and pet rabbits lop freely about the white gravel paths.

The current generation of Taffes open “Hymettus Cottage” to the general public at different times of the year, so that others may enjoy the wonderful time capsule that the house is. “Hymettus Cottage” was open to the public as part of the 2012 Ballarat Heritage Weekend, an annual two day event when buildings and private properties not usually open to the public are made available for viewing, as a way of celebrating Ballarat’s rich heritage.

Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still
As a long-time Laura Linney fan (going back to PBS’ Tales of the City), it was a thrill to be seven rows away from her at the Cort Theater for Time Stands Still. The four-person cast also featured (clockwise) Brian d’Arcy James, Christina Ricci, and Eric Bogosian.