Sunday, October 24, 2010

14th Japanese Film Festival

It's on us again, yipeeee!!! These are the films I'm going to see, in no particular order:

Zero Focus

Sword of Desperation

Time of Eve

Tokyo Marble Chocolate



Monday, October 4, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

The new Sherlock Holmes looks great & seeing as the team behind the lastest Dr Who are involved I'm very much looking forward to watching it.
I still have a soft spot for Jeremy Brett's Holmes.

Hopefully it'll be worth waiting for.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I know where I'm going to be in a couple of weeks!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Last couple weeks I have been lacking sleep and not just because work has been insane (more so next week) & my stupid neighbours doing laundry at all hours. But because I've been to quite a few concerts.
Grizzly Bear
Hot Chip
LCD Soundsystem
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club


The problem with concerts is that I usually get surrounded by talkers, spastic dancers or smokers. Examples: Grizzly Bear = Spastic dancer, Hot Chip & LCD Soundsystem = Chain smoker, BRMC = Talkers + chain smokers, Fanfarlo = Talkers, Ash = Spastic dancers. All three types of people annoy the hell out of me. I kind of expect the spastic dancers, I mean I do have to keep an eye on their flailing limbs but other than that it's bearable. Smokers, well it's just shit to come home smelling like an ashtray because people feel the need to chain smoke indoors where they can get away with it. Then there are the talkers, for the life of me I will never understand the people who buy tickets to see a band whose music they supposedly enjoy. Yet while said band is playing they spend the whole evening talking about what Jonno did last weekend or how smashed they got at the last concert they went to, or some other inane shit that they have to yell in their mates ear because there is a band playing. I mean go to the bar, stay home if that's all you're going to do. Why waste money on concerts if you're not even going to listen to the music?
It's not like I stay in the same place for entire concerts either but as soon as I find somewhere nice, that I can see properly and hear clearly. These people always seem to find exactly the same spot and try to ruin my night. Sometimes they do.

Monday, June 14, 2010


In the 90s I loved a band called Curve. Lots of guitars, lovely vocals, dark & beautiful. I was excited to hear that from Toni Halliday from Curve has some new stuff out. It's called Chatelaine & they're giving away a couple of songs (see below). Totally worth a listen in my opinion, I'll be getting it :)

In case you missed them here's some Curve:

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I had another go at Wordle the other day. This tells me that I really need to talk more about Godzilla! Not that I ever stop talking about him, I do have a Godzilla ringtone, you know :p

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm in luuuuuurv

While wandering round the internet this week I've stumbled across a few things. Most notably are two artists Jeremy Geddes, a Melbourne painter whose work fill me with joy. Floating cosmonauts (or people) in various backgrounds are amazing.

Then there's Japanese painter Tetsuya Ishida, his amazing surrealistic paintings which are a little bit creepy. But I'm into that, shame he's no longer with us, might have to see if I can get some prints of his work.

The other thing that took my interest this week were these:

Beardcaps! I have to admit to being over the whole "show how manly you are & grow an enormous beard" trend. Big beards just creep me the hell out (not in a good way), a nice trimmed/well maintained one is fine. These beardcaps seem to be the perfect solution, neat & easily removed! Question is should I get one for myself & would it look too weird on me? Hmmmmmm

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Hello Internet,

Been a while hasn't it? Sorry about that, I actually meant to post this at the begining of April. But it seems to be near the end of May, oops! This is another mix of music about Birds specifically. Spent a bit of time getting it all together so that it sounded okay & had some pretty covers to go with it.

Hope you enjoy it (if you download it) not sure if it'll play in the order I meant it to though so be sure to check out the track listing.


insert disclaimer from here I've seen 9 (of 16) of the artists in concert, all kickarse performers.

Monday, March 29, 2010

What I've been doing (in pictures)

Okay maybe a little type. Been to an exhibition, Hymn to Beauty definitely worth it, you should go.

Bought a new iPod (finally) my old one only played sound out of the right ear. Also got a 1TB external hard drive, so I can put all my music on it, as it's currently all over the place.

Then there are the concerts, I can't believe I've been to 15 concerts already. Well my bank account/credit card can, it's an expensive past time. Didn't take my camera to all the shows, so here are pics from Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, Spinnerette & The Dead Weather. 3 awesome, loud, sweaty concerts :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Australia Day!

This Australia Day I'm having a Godzilla marathon. I got a few dvds for my birthday, the one pictured above plus the 1956 American version Godzilla, King of the Monsters and 1966 Godzilla Vs The Sea Monster (which I've already watched & was hilarious. Particularly when Godzilla does a dive bomb/cannonball into the ocean). Then there are the ones a friend lent to me 1968 Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters, 1969 Godzilla: All Monsters Attack, 1972 Godzilla Vs Gigan and 1993 Godzilla Vs Mecha Godzilla (II).
It's going to be a good one!