18 December, 2007

where has amiriche gone?

In the build up to Christmas things have been a little crazy. I've been completely run down and haven't had the strength to do much at all.
I'm heading to Japan for two weeks to do some snowboarding, which I'm sure I'll get really excited about soon. At this point I know I'm going to miss my family and friends and it brings me down a few notches. I've had my birthday in a few different countries already so that's no big deal but this... going to Japan where they don't really celebrate Christmas, will be hard.
There wont be any waking up early so I can call my sister and get her and her husband to hurry up and get to my parents so we can open presents under the big Christmas tree(yes, I'm still a child). There wont be any going to church, singing Christmas carols and seeing old friends.
There wont be any big Christmas lunch with strange family members and friends that don't have any family in the state or country. There wont be any lying around the back room of our house in the sun doozing. No custard. No setting things on fire. No funny comments from family member that reference years ago. No afternoon movie with my younger sister at the Jam. No meeting up with friends for dancing and drinks. Just snow. Lots of white snow. One friend I haven't seen in four years and a bed on the floor.
This trip will be what I make of it.
I will post pics on my return. Till then I will post maybe once or twice more before I leave.

God Bless you all during this Christmas period and I pray you all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

13 December, 2007

CANCELED - The Collectables EP Launch

The Collectables EP Launch has been canceled due to the health of one of the band members. Not sure which one but I've been told that none of them are dying just ill.
So. We must wait. Pray for good health. And just wait for an update.

12 December, 2007


Tonight I went and saw Juno - a movie released next year sometime - with a friend I haven't seen in a while.
This movie was funny, quirky and completely worthy however much it is to go to the movies. My Friend related it to 'Napoleon Dynamite' but not as weird to give you an idea. The attitude of this teenage knocked-up misfit will remind you of your teenage years - the off handed comments and cleaver spinning of conversations with parental figures, oh how I laughed! Too smart but still so much to learn.
I'm also going to think of this movie whenever I see and eat orange Tic-Tac's.

09 December, 2007

The Collectables EP Launch!

18 Dec. The Collectables EP launch is happening at The Tote 8pm.
I've been told the first 5000 to buy a EP on the night will be given a free sticker!

Support is provided by some others bands... two of them...
Distribution of The Collectables is via those crazy guys over at You Love Random.

07 December, 2007

And we're back

Well the exam is out of the way - yeah! I think I did well but we'll see when I get my results back.
Last weekend I did a few different things - parties; one for a shop, one for an engagement, one for a farewell and one just coz. Hang out in some old haunts reading comics and enjoying the vibes - slightly changed as they may be.

I stumble onto one interesting thing that I only found out about at the very last minute - at the Everfresh exhibition at Hogans Gallery the night before in fact. A discuss was happening on the Sunday - Street Alliance was the name.
It was a discussion with a panel of four artists and whatever else it is they are involved with plus a lady from Melbourne Uni - Alison Young a Professor of Criminology.
The focus of the discussion was sited as "A forum discussing the place and importance of street art in the urban environment."
There was discussion about the role that street art plays and the way it has changed over time. The effects that the artists feel will be felt as the laws change in the state and the way that artists attitude will change because of those laws. There was audience question time which produced some interesting characters that were part of the street art scene back in the 80's. One railed about times gone by and the varying level of government support that has been felt.
There was heated discuss about copy write and who in-fact owes that street art - the artist or the public.
As I'm sure you can imagine a lot of areas where covered. But the best part. Someone from the City of Melbourne was there - on what seemed to be her lunch break. She answered a few questions that ppl had and cleared the air about some issues. One of them being that the City of Melbourne wasn't asked to participate in the discussion, which audience members had assumed because they were supporting the event. Plus some of the finer details about Melbourne's use of Street Art Permits - I can't admit to remembering even vaguely what she said I was too distracted by the hot headed audience members.
It was an interesting discussion; just a shame more ppl weren't in attendance.