31 October, 2007

Boomtown Showdown

Boomtown records are having a showdown!
Bands are:The Gataway Plan, In Fiction, Amity, Elora Danan. So many shows, so many places. I'm in Melbourne so to the Espy I go - woot!

30 October, 2007

Scar Tissue

I just finished reading Scar Tissue.
The autobiography of Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chilli Peppers. He had some help too, a guy named Larry Sloman helped to put it all together; doing interviews and that sort of thing.

When I said "just" I mean about a week ago - that's not to say I didn't love it - I did. I now understand why after almost three years it is still full price at bookshops.

While reading it I felt like I was sitting and having a discussion with Anthony. The style is so relaxed and flowing. I certainly found it hard to put down.

When speaking to others they said they found the end a little slow but to me I felt like I was there with Anthony and that I truly believed that he wouldn't re-lapse and I sincerely hope that never does happen again.

The book reminded me of Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel, also an incredible book.

If you're looking for a new book - get Scar Tissue you wont regret it.

25 October, 2007

T#3 Launch Party

T-shirt journal T is having a launch party for Issue 3. Its set to be sweet - partying away high above Melbourne at the Rooftop this Saturday.

Saturday is predicted by those weather ppl to be 31!
Watching the sun set with t-shirt enthusiasts will be something to talk about Monday at the water cooler - there will be other things going on too; tunes, fashion shows, a movie.

Beginning at 4pm with Beer and snags why would you miss it? Check out the flier - perhaps I'll see you there ;)

And just so you know there is only 150 allowed into this thing....don't miss out.

23 October, 2007


On my way to work this morning I saw a lady pull out a weird looking phone - it was similar to the old n-Gage. As I watched her nav through its menus it occurred to me that we are continually learning new technologies and half the time we probably don't even notice that we are taking a few more steps to relying on it for so many functions.
(Yes - its not a completely original thought, the Japanese have taken it many steps forward - I do love Ghost in the Shell.)
As the train slowly swayed and rolled closer to my destination I started to make a quick list of the different tech devices that I've had to learn over the years.
Phone was, obviously, the first one to come to mind. Personally I like to change models and phone makers when getting a new phone, this usually means then that I need to learn a whole new OS from the last. The challenger of naving it part of the thrill of getting a new phone, along with the sweet 'extra' functions it can preform.
The second was the ticketing systems for public transport. It used to be everyday, now its at least only once a week, I see elderly people trying to understand and conform to the new ticket purchasing machines. In Melbourne the ticketing system hasn't changed that many times in too many years but it is always interesting to watch those that don't travel to the city every single day try and work it out. Again its just another process, mainly run through tech devices, that I never really stop to think about as I board and disembark from the train everyday.
Its not hard to think of more but its still early and the one coffee I've had so far wasn't up to scratch.
ohh... and computers - switching between PC's and Mac's - that's always fun. You just know that both have changed the OS some much so that its nothing like what it was last time you used one. Always fun :)

18 October, 2007

Shiny Space Junk

The First Solo show by Jagi and its happening at the Paper Shadow Gallery (34 Franklin St, Melb) tomorrow night (Friday 19). Starting at 6pm till whenever we get kicked out I guess :P
His style is very cool and has been described as 'pop-fantasy art, taking inspiration from manga, retro videogames, art nouveau and surrealism'. My kinda stuff :)
Below is Shiny Space Junk and Level 14 Warrior Pimp (if you click on them they go big)
Come and enjoy.

16 October, 2007

Monkey Ninjas

As everyone knows the greatest thing in the whole wide world is Monkey Ninja's. There is no doubt about it - they are the coolest.
You can imagine my pure glee when I found Carl & Phil.

12 October, 2007

Paper Toy

It's raining here. Outside has a thin film over everything. We haven't been getting much rain this year and who knows when we'll get the rain we truly need.
Rain makes me think I should be curled up on the couch, wrapped in my donna and either watching a movie or playing on my laptop but instead at here; at work.
For some time now I've been bored at work, yes I've mentioned this to my boss but nothing ever changes. I'm not meant to take on new work in-case there is a flood of my old work, which is always last minute should have been done yesterday type stuff. So in my down times I find other things to amuse me. My favourite is making paper toy ninja's. A while back Mr. Madson over at Little Gamers created it to entertain the masses coz he hadn't done a strip yet.
I think this paper toy is pure gold! I've got three sitting on my desk already made up and i just know that more will come - the file sits on my desktop ready for the boredom ^_^

10 October, 2007

Yok Bottle

The first piece of art I've ever paid for -I think it may become an addition...
I bought The Yok Bottle.
The Yok is the artist - street art mostly, that's how I know his work anyway.
The Bottle - thick playwood/MBF in the shape of a bottle.
The Yok then did his arty thing on this bottle. Other artist did it to other bottles (I think they had two different shaped bottles) and they were all sold at a launch party for a magazine.
It is now hung on my wall for everyone to see its ultra coolness. I was over the moon when I bought it, mostly because I'd been wanting to buy something of his for quite some time but every time I saw his work for sale it was either already sold or something I just wasn't that into. This time I made sure I got to the party early so I could see it before too many masses arrived and decide if it was for me - it was and is!
For some reason, and I think its the mustache, it makes me think that if Mario ate the wrong mushroom this is what he'd end up looking like - a tree. hehee I LOVE IT!
Thanks Yok!

03 October, 2007

new project...

well I got nothing today. I'm working on a new side project which will hopefully take flight soon. I'm very excited about it. I'll let you know more about it once everything is sorted.
Till then I've finally got around to adding some links to site I visit on a pretty regular basis. You may be familiar with some or most of them already but if not; enjoy :)

01 October, 2007

The Collectables

Come see some great bands 4 OCt. Rob Roy, doors open at 8pm. You know you've nothing better to do so why not come out and drink till your eyes pop out of your head!