Monday, May 19, 2008

Please help yourself

Thank you to everyone who's been emailing me and asking when I'll update the blog. I've been terribly slack at noseyness of late. I offer you these flowers, seen on Wilson Street, as an apology:


I'm not only impressed by the concept, but also how they've fashioned the makeshift vase.

Thanks also to Miss Wired, who sent me this article about blogs that report on sightings of local eccentrics. In a parallel universe, where I have more time, I would love to do something like this in honour of the "ease the squeeze" accordion-playing girl, who I have a massive crush on. I saw her once, sans accordion, while she was waiting to cross at the lights, like she was just a normal person, and desperately wanted to tell her how she was my Number One favourite busker, but I became all coy and strange, like I was in the presence of a celebrity.

Other obvious contenders would be the guy with the customised electric wheelchair which blasts out heinous thrash punk, wobbly old Dave who used to have the little dog, the purple pierced lady, Antony Green... Okay, maybe not Antony Green. But seeing him on the train tickles me pink. Those electoral facts and figures do make me swoon.

16 comments:

Mex said...

we call the wheelchair guy Slasher. The first time i saw him he rode up behind me in one of those small streets near Syd Uni blaring his thrash metal and weaving all over the street. i was so scared!

nailpolishblues said...

I saw Antony Green at the bus stop a few weeks ago. The Thrill! I am never moving away from here.

David said...

I too share your crush on Accordian Girl.

Anonymous said...

I saw the ease the sqeeze girl on the 370 around last xmas and like you wanted to tell her she was not only my fave but also the favourite of my daughter. After talking myself into it I ended up giving her $10 and just saying that she was our fave and that i hoped she had a great chrissy. We were both a little embarrassed but I'm glad I let her know that her smile was one of the best things on King st.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe I got a mention on Nosey In Newtown! It is quickly becoming my favourite blog about my favourite place. I am most humbled. Come say hi next time you see me busking, I would love to chat about all things Newtown-related :)

The Accordion Girl.

Nosey in Newtown said...

How can I come and say hi now I've just confessed to having a crush on you, Accordion Girl?!

(dies)

stella said...

hahahahaha. this is gold. You must now only love from afar. I love you too Accordian Girl..

Anonymous said...

peut-etre votre absence est parce-que vous avez dans le grande love???

casso said...

Ok this blog has it all! Subjects who comment! Writers who become embarassed! Pedestrian accident scores!

I still feel sad every time I see Dave without his little dog. :o( And I just don't think Antony Green would have the same cult status if he lived in, say, St. Ives. Newtown must hold claim to the highest number of election parties in the state. The election just past I was invited to a slew of them. I just had to choose between Greens or Labour as the hosting 'party'.

karen said...

The wheelchair punker has his name written on his chair... Except I can't remember what it is. I had the pleasure of first meeting him a few months ago at the Marrickville Metro Medical Surgery Hellhole.

badpauly said...

Nosey, take it from me, 'The Accordion Girl' gives the best musical hugs.

quirkyartist said...

I also feel sad about Dave without his dog. There was another dog guy - the dog was a border collie with each eye a different colour. The dog used to wait at the Coopers Arms for his dad, who is a little guy with a very 'country' leather hat.

Anonymous said...

i forget the punker's name too - he used to be at all the gigs during the 90s - that is - all the punker/metal ones.

rock on!

Anonymous said...

Accordian girl is awesome. I see her walking into the building I work in sometimes. It weirded me out to realise that she had an office job.

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bowerbird said...

How do contact accordian girl for a gig?