Friday, February 29, 2008

12" of beauty.

I dragged my feet into my room today after finishing uni at 7pm to see a large cardboard package on my desk..and YESSSS! It is my 12" vinyl of Cut Off Your Hands and Mercy Arms that was sent to me for free, yes..FREE from Levity..purely for being awesome haha. Noo..they just sent me a myspace msg saying hi and that they felt like sending it to me. Although my household no longer owns a turntable Adam just got one that just MIGHT come in handy ;)
"Hi Adam, nice turntable. I'm abducting it now."

I now understand when people have a love for vinyls.
I like to hug mine.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Man tunnels

Okay. I'm a Dan Deacon convert.
Although i'm still unconvinced on his recordings, his beats sound way bigger live, but they aren't even the sole focus of his show.
Dan Deacon shows are a party! Last night at Oxford Arts he even had half the room forming a huge tunnel for people to run through.
Not to mention the whole room dancing. Definitely worth catching when he's in town - next time for Sydney is at Laneway festival.

I also saw Jack Ladder last night, he was fun but the one guy on the bill i hadn't seen was Jordy Lane. I was really impressed - nice electronica/folk, and the way he's going, he could be playing out of the stereos of every whistful teenage girl around the country. At least, the ones who listen to bands like The Postal Service.
Check out his song Galileo, it's lovely and i'm addicted. You can download it from his Myspace. You can even download it there. I like it when Myspace artists do that.

I'm trying to find good karaoke software for my PC. But it's not proving very successful.
I guess people will have to get drunk and sing without a microphone.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

We need...

...a new background!

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance to balding overweight men!

I'm sick of Control!
Last night i saw it for the third time. We didn't intend to, but we were watching a burnt episode of Nevermind The Buzzcocks and the next video on the disc was... CONTROL!
I still love it though. And to make things better, it inspired me to bust out some old Joy Division footage.

And Youtube has it too! Thanks internet!
You'll probably recognise this one from the movie...

Tomorrow night I'm reviewing Jack Ladder for fasterlouder, and after that i'll be running down the road to Dan Deacon! If i didn't love the Oxford Art Factory for their fashionable, but thoroughly enjoyable interior, i would love them for having headliners on after midnight. And posting set times on their myspace!

Dan Deacon is apparrently an absolute party animal. So it should be a fun way to finish off the night.

I hope I "get" Dan Deacon tomorrow night. Because I don't really dig what i've heard... and a few of my mates keep talking about him like theres some inhumanly wonderful party I haven't been invited to. And i want in.
Although, the "overweight-balding-party-animal" shaped hole in my heart has already been filled....


General twitter.

Today I have decided that I'm not going to post a new blog with some emo poem about darkness or how insanely frustrating love lives can be, rather I'm going to tell a different story. Perhaps it will be in a magazine like format..where there is a film section, music section and section on fashion! Or I will just rant or mutter about random shit..

So I will start here, my itunes is on random and "If you want to sing out, sing out" by Cat Stevens just came has sparked an instant reference to a cult movie made in the 70's called Harold & Maude. Fucking brilliant movie. I described the movie to my older brother who ended up just hearing these words put together "It's about..a young guy...falls in love..with an old lady.." which it pretty much IS about but there is such a beautiful and youthful relationship between the protagonists (ie Harold and Maude). Both of the characters are quirky, Harold is a pale adolescent who looks like he could be a member of The Horrors and is obsessed with death. While he attends funerals as a pasttime he comes across an erratic old woman (Maude) who too has a habit of attending funerals but she is somewhat obsessed with life. They become great companions and both teach eachother values in life..blah will have to watch it yourself. The whole soundtrack is pretty much by Cat Stevens..or Mohammed...whatever his name is now..but if you can't stand his music then you are best to watch this movie with it on mute along with subtitles turned on. Or just don't watch this movie. Your loss. Or perhaps you could treck to Chauvel cinema in Paddington and go see Joy Division. That's what I'm going to do. Adam will be my side-kick in such an adventure.

(Harold & Maude):

Moving onto music, I pulled out my acoustic guitar the other day (I'm quite sure it is not tuned..twang!) and I hunted down some tabs to play with. It was a pretty bad idea, especially since I have never had lessons in guitar and the fact that my nails are too long. I had a strum and tried playing a few tunes, to soon give up pretty quickly. New Year's Resolution..don't fucking touch the guitar until I get lessons. It will save everyones ears as well as my own. I saw on that 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie was one of the Top 100 songs requested for tabs. I have Death Cab's album 'Plans' and I have to say that song is amazingly beautiful in a confronting way, it even starts with the line "Love of mine, someday you will die". Not the sweetest line ever, but he continues to explain that he will follow his lover to the afterlife once she passes which I think is pretty sweet. It's not as if it is unheard of to hear that when an old person has died their partner usually dies within 3 days of their passing. I can imagine my parents being one of those couples, I think it's ideal that they are still in love. I can see whenever they have to part when Dad even goes away for a few days for a conference that they still hopelessly love eachother. It nearly makes me cry seeing them like this because I too hope to be like that when I'm older. But for now I do not care to pour my heart into anyone because it's not like me to do so and I think we all need to stay safe in that way to keep our sanity. While on the subject of love and all of that crap I was quite amused to read these articles last night, so if you like a little bit of science..check out this:

Before I divert too much off the subject of music, and I swear now I will stop talking about old people, I just have to say that I'm really liking the music from Vampire Weekend, a band from New York that have come out with Afro-Pop indie music that is refreshing. On the otherhand there is an album that i got recently FOR FREE..'Guns Babes Lemonade' by Muscles, a Melbourne guy that reached for his friend's dog as inspiration for his stage name. The album starts well with "Sweaty" which is a fun track that has been pretty popular to dance to, then track 3 is Icecream which is the song he is renowned for which is also a fun track..but I couldn't sit through the whole album because most of the tracks sounded the same and after a while the music got irritating so I had to replace Muscles with music that was mellow. Fuck fluoro, Hello Whitley.

(Vampire Weekend)

I return to uni next week, 2 kgs lighter, after three months on holiday hiatus and I am pleased to say that during the holiday period I have made some amazing friends, some that I feel like I really bond with, who reinforce what feels like a 'purpose' to my life. I'm pretty sure with these new friends I will soon be crediting them on any of my creativity because they are guaranteed to be my new muses. A science student amongst design, media and communication students..I thought I'd be like a peach in an apple tree but I'm very much an apple in disguise in an apple tree. So I shouldn't continue with strange metaphores.. Also I have friends who I have known for a while now who I absolutely adore to the core. Love you guys and gals. And returning to uni I am excited to see these friends and indulge in their presence again and in 4 weeks I will have abs of steel and a strong bladder because those kids made me laugh so hard.

Before I sign out, I was bored yesterday and took some scissors to my hair, cut about 4cm off the bottom and am quite happy with the results. Although I already feels it is too short but that is really just paranoia. Lately I have also become quite fond of 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', a UK music pop quiz...,I have been feeding my sushi addiction at Sushi Train, my room is quote: "a messy disgrace", and I'm dying from the Black Lung. Not really the Black Lung but something is making me cough indefatiguably and I'm starting to get narky.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I've got the text boxes looking nicer.
I'm in blue and zohara is in pink thanks to the wonder of the internet!

Soon we will make a new background/header too
and start blogging for reals.

And aw zohara! tonight's gonna be super rad!

Oh 'brethren', 'tis your birfdai!!

Today is Adam's 21st birthday and I've decided to help him start a blog.Hey Adam, you are now legally allowed to drink alcohol in the USA!And tonight instead of trecking towards the bright lights of the city to experience the awkward and reserved atmosphere of Ghostwood at Spectrum (mind you, I do like Ghostwood very much! But their gigs are a bit awkward and reserved), we will hit it up locally where the bright lights are dim and the stars are visible.
'Oh look! The saucepan in the sky!'
"Um...isn't that orions belt?"
'Whatever. Looks like a saucepan..(points at the constellation of stars) see?"

It will be a pleasure to be in the presence of you and such lovely friends to celebrate 21 years of Adam L. :)

It's stuck on my brain

'Geography' by Tao Nguyen.
It's slow trotting melodies are bound to burn their way into your brain. And stay there.

I am 21 and the wind is at my back.

Today is my birthday, and i have decided to start a blog with my friend Zohara