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Coasting : Issue 13 July 2010
3 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING FEATURE Go to www.coastingtoday.com.au for regular Central Coast news updates, and to see the current Coasting magazine, and past editions, in Real View. Editor: David Stewart Sales manager: Sharon Goodman Design: Nandina Vines Advertising: Phone 4979 5550 Cover images: • Comedian Felicity Ward. • Pilates instructor Michelle Wonnacott. Picture by Aaron Brown. • Musician Mike McCarthy. Picture by Aaron Brown. UNEXPECTED The best-laid career plans don't always bear the fruit that you hope for, or expect. Felicity Ward admits that she spent 15 years diligently working towards a career as a serious actor. But now people simply laugh at her. And that's a good thing, too, considering that she's become an award-winning comedian. She meticulously planted the seeds for delicate grape vines. But, instead, whopping watermelons popped up. "It didn't feel as noble as acting, but that's how I fell into comedy," she told me of her arrival as a stand-up. The former Hardys Bay and Killcare girl has given the Central Coast a fair caning in some of her comedic routines. And Woy Woy, in particular, has been the punch line for many a gag. But deep down she loves the region, and that genuine affection comes through in our cover story. Our article on Mike McCarthy, too, looks at another surprising outcome. McCarthy is a singer-songwriter whose lyric writing has won praise from fans and critics alike. So what does he do for his latest album? He releases an instrumental CD, of course. What's more, he writes and records the 10 tracks in just 10 days, and names each track after a colour. What was he thinking? In this edition, we also unveil a new occasional series called "I was there..." in which we revisit events in the Central Coast's history with people who lived them. To kick off the series, former Woy Woy Rooster Jeremy Cusack takes us back to a golden era of Central Coast rugby league. Can you smell the Dencorub? Editor -- David Stewart email@example.com Why we're so into it July 2010 Your monthly Central Coast lifestyle magazine Accidental comic Colourful language Index Tales of the "It didn't feel as noble as acting, but that's how I fell into comedy." -- Felicity Ward. ats & Bar Eats, Trea Felicity Ward: A funny thing happened to her career 4 Mike McCarthy: Colours album an exercise in music-making on fast-forward 6 So, you call yourself a local: Reader quiz 8 Illusion of Despair: The benefits of a songwriter sleeping on the job 9 Interview with a movie buff: Reminiscing at Majestic Cinemas, The Entrance 10 Be a star at your audition: Expert tips for wowing them at your job interview 12 Lighten up: A midwinter makeover for a brunette 13 Look good, feel good: Five must-have beauty products 14 You've got to fake it to make: A preview to the 12th annual Fab Fakes open art competition and exhibition of recreated masterpieces 15 Photo essay: 'For the Love of Music' festival at Lake Munmorah 16 Pilates pulling power: Why the Central Coast is so into this simple but effective exercise technique 18 Opportunity of windows: Five ways to add value to your windows 20 I was there...: Jeremy Cusack recalls a fierce rugby league rivalry 22 Kids' stuff: Children's fashions 24 Dining guide: Something for all tastes 25 On the menu: Restaurant profiles 26 Recipe: Fried potato curry puffs are great entertainers 28 Social pictures: Taking it all in at the 'For the Love of Music' festival 29 For the diary: Upcoming gigs, events and attractions 30 Crossword: Tackle the Blockbuster 31
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