Thursday, September 11, 2014

City of Sydney and 'Youth Services' present 3on3 Half Court Games in Glebe

I don't recall the last time I played Streetball since returning to Sydney, it seems I've become one of the asphalt snobs pundits have described. Instead I've opted for organised full court runs in Auburn and Sydney Uni with work and school colleagues. Now that I'm playing more competition basketball I've lost interest in casual outdoor games, which is all that's available when traveling.

My local courts, the Peter Forsyth Auditorium in Glebe provides free access to its facilities on Fridays with refreshments, training and referees. An initiative to foster community amongst neighborhood youths.

Youth Worker Mereani hosting 3on3 Halfcourt games at Glebe
'City of Sydney' and Youth Services present 'City Hoops in the Park'
Free for young people 12-25 years old
3 on 3 and half court games Basketball Tournament
Fridays 3pm - 6pm
Peter Forsyth Auditorium Glebe
Come with team or make new friends. Games will be played on half courts and have free play training
Healthy Snacks and refreshments provided

Youth Services run a range of programs, events and activities. They also offer support and advocacy for young people. For more information contact your local youth worker on 9298 3120

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Everydayness": Heidegger on Death and Kevin Garnett playing a midseason Game in Charlotte

<< crossposted on 'Let's Get Real podcast' blog
An aging Kevin Garnett VS Charlotte's Cody Zeller.  
What does Champion NBA Power Forward Kevin Garnett have to do with influential thinker Martin Heidegger? Authors Daniel M. Klein and Thomas Cathcart in their humorous book on the Philosophy of death finds a way to explain Heidegger's often complicated ideas via a basketball analogy
Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates:
Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in Between
Ch 4. Heideggerty-Dog, Ziggity-Boom, What You Do to Me
Look at it this way: Say you're Kevin Garnett and this is Game 7 of the NBA Finals. You're going to play with way more intensity, way more energy, way more life, than in one of those dreary Thursday night midseason games in Charlotte. Heidegger called the latter "everydayness," and he put it down as the ultimate drag. So let's face it squarely, Daryl, this -- right here, right now -- is Game 7 of the Finals, and what a joy it is to be here!

For Heidegger, the worst possible news would be that our souls are immortal. That would condemn us to a never-ending string of those Thursday night games in Charlotte.
My only quibble is the use of Garnett for the example. He's arguably the most consistent and unfailingly intense player currently in the L.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Posterized': An Artshow Tribute to the Baller Legends. Opening Night September 23 at Blacklisted Gallery, Surry Hills

'Posterized': An Artshow Tribute to the Baller Legends
Grab a flyer at the @ThrowbackStore, Bondi
Illustrator and avid hoops fan Karl Tagle (KYT Illustration & Design) will be exhibiting his new Solo show in tribute to the Legendary names of the hardwood. Featuring the likes of Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler amongst many, expect to find these stars visualised as Portraits, Graff type and Poster-sized trading cards.

Basketball played an integral part in Karl's upbringing and nostalgia for his youth. He grew up in Chicago when it was firmly MJ's playground, studied in hoopsmad Philippines and currently resides in Sydney. "I've been a hoops fan since early 1991" Karl begins. "The first game I remember was back in the Summer of '91 in Manila watching the Bulls vs Lakers finals on a small Black and White TV. From then on I was hooked and was passionate about basketball. I then moved to Chicago with my family in '94 right when Jordan just retired the first time. I would play ball on a Junior High School team winning our first District Championship. Later that year Jordan returned and the rest was history."

Karl in studio working on 'His Airness'
Incorporating his interests in "Typography, Illustration, Retro Design, Pop Culture, Hip Hop and Funk" with basketball memories from his youth, Karl describes the show as his mixtape for the love of the game. "Back in the day (80's to 90's), Basketball culture was at the golden age in my opinion, just great calibre players aside from Jordan. Everyone at that time knew something about the players back then. The shoes, attire, the marketing of product was just a great age for Ball".

Tuesday September 23 is the opening night for the 'Posterized' exhibition, held at Blacklisted Gallery (648 Bourke St, Surry Hills). Doors open at 6pm. The show continues till the following Monday.

Find Karl Yvan Tagle on the usual Social Media platforms: @KYTID on
or on his folio site at
Make sure you peep his art in living colour too. See you at the show.

Great show!