Sunday, June 28, 2009



This weekend I have been saving fbi radio by supporting them and going to their gigs. Last night they had a gig at the Metro with bands such as Dappled Cities, Decoder Ring, Muscles, Midnight Juggernauts, SPOD etc and there was a merch table with a bunch of CDs for sale (all sold on Etch n Sketch label)that were running at $5. By the end of the night they were being sold by gold coin donation so a few bucks got me:
*Black Lips-"Good Bad Not Evil"
*Fields-"Everything Last Winter"
*The Brunettes-"Structure & Cosmetics"

So far I've had a quick listen and I've always liked Amiina so 'Kurr' is a thumbs up, but I had a listen to Fields and I like their sound too, although I will need a further listen before I write a review.

AND FOR TODAY I decided I was going to 'CREATE' through drawing. This drawing isn't as good as my last, but I just could not get the eye on the left right! I have changed it since I took this photo but it still looks wrong. Bahhhh!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Twine & Brown Paper.

Last night I made a mixtape (in cd form haha) for my boyfriend. The mix includes songs from Australian indie bands because he's more in touch with indie bands from overseas.
I burned the cd and then wrote the tracklisting on some paper from a Nepalese note book and wrapped it with twine. Then I put the tracklisting in a carboard box that was finished with red ribbon and a metal trinket:

To follow I wrapped the box in some brown paper and finished it with more twine and wrote on the back on a photo of us and slipped it under the twine. I also grabbed some chamomile from my backyard and put that in too:
Now I should probably do some study for my exam. Eep!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Bookworm

Today I am avoiding studying for my last exam..but after searching around for artwork or something to amuse me or conjure some sort of emotion I have found this:

I love the light beaming from the ceiling and how he is completely immersed in the book, with another book in his other hand waiting to be explored. What a beautiful piece of art! The Bookworm by Carl Spitweg (1850, oil on canvas).

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I think he had a girl at every port..

Picture by Darren V.

Monday, June 15, 2009

CREATE..every day.

Last week I had a huge whinge to my boyfriend after wanting to make him something for our '6th month' but then I came to the realisation that I am neither good at drawing, painting or writing songs. I can make skirts (but he won't want one) and I've put my creativity into cooking before so that was a no-go zone. The day after my whinge and tears of frustration he gave me this:


Now instead of whinging that I don't think that I have creative skills now everyday I will create something..err..creative! Today is day 4 and this is what i created:


It's a guy (modelled off Ned Kelly) with paper aeroplanes in his beard. Originally I was going to make his beard out of blue swallows with their wings spread out but I'm not good at drawing (yet!)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm ready to be heartbroken.

Tell me why I am absolutely besotted with Camera Obscura's new song 'French Navy' from their latest album "My Maudlin Career"?
Watching the videoclip makes me feel ever more infatuated..perhaps it's because I'm in love..
The part of the song that gets me the most is the chorus when she sings:

"I wanted to control it, but love I couldn't hold it"

where the violins play blissfully. Sigh. This kind of music gets me out of bed in the morning.

...The same applies to some new songs by Red Riders after the departure of Adrien Deutsch last year. The riders have come up with some new songs for the album 'Drown In Colour' and I think the two I have heard so far are fantabulous!
Listen to 'You've Got A Lot Of Nerve' & 'Ordinary' at their myspace. The videoclip for 'YGALON' is to die for!