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Sep. 13th, 2007

windswept and interesting

Been a while since I memed

Here is how it works: copy this list; leave in the bands you've seen perform live; delete the ones you haven't, and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list.

1. Sonic Youth****
2. Bjork*
3. Nick Cave
4. The Stooges
5. Buzzcocks
6. Radio Birdman
7. They Might Be Giants
8. Bob Log III
9. The Reverend Horton Heat
10. Camera Obscura*
11. Detroit Cobras
12. The Hives
13. Le Tigre
14. The Breeders*
15. Primus
16. Cat Power*
17. Rodriquez
18. Mogwai
19. Pixies*
20. Yo La Tengo
21. Guitar Wolf
22. Nashville Pussy
23. John Spencer Blues Explosion
24. White Stripes**
25. Thee Monkey Butlers

Jun. 26th, 2007

what kind of man reads playboy?

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The Annoying
-It looks like I'm not going to get my place because the previous owners have just found a buyer who wants to actually *live* in the place rather than use it as an investment property. Selfish. I should've signed that fracking lease as soon as I was approved. Oh well. That'll learn me.


The Amusing
-I won my bid on a smoke machine on graysonline.
-I lost my bid on a document scanner. Phew.
-I get to look at online real estate ads again.

Jun. 24th, 2007

what kind of man reads playboy?

Yeah, it does.

The family home is being sold in about 6 weeks so I'm going through all the crap in my old room that I thought I was leaving in free storage forever. Damnit. It's mostly been old school workbooks (from kindergarten through to university), lots of 3.5" floppies, antique computer bits & games (Kings Quest 5!!), notes from old girlfriends and a surprising amount of Star Trek TNG paraphernalia. It's been pretty easy deciding what to keep and what to chuck. Until now. Because I just found an ageing photocopy of the sheet music to Every Rose Has Its Thorn. I don't even remember where I would've got it from.

I was just about to ask for votes on whether I should keep it or not. But I just read through the lyrics and that is a fucking beautiful song, man. I am serious. It got me a little emotional. I'm totally hanging on to that one.

Apr. 2nd, 2007

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puppet beck + fake arguing about whether or not to do an encoreCollapse )
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The last one is Kim singing Gigantic after all the fake arguments were over. Beck's puppet show was highly amusing. Festivals are still hell.

Mar. 31st, 2007

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Pixies last night (see above). Same again tonight.

I have never seen so many smiling faces at a gig. There were even a few tears of joy at the end there. Not from me. Although I may've got something in my eye in the middle of Hey.

Jan. 25th, 2007

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Day off today, so I went to the doctor's for a cholesterol, blood pressure, genetic-propensity-for-dropping-dead-at-40-etc check up. My local GP is excellent and one of the few doctors leading the way in harm-minimisation drug policy and practice, so I'm waiting on the steps of the surgery with an ex-junkie who's there for his methadone. He asks me if I'm in the program too. I say I'm not and he congratulates me on not being a user. He says that he hates coming to the surgery because it's right in the middle of the Cross and he's constantly being asked if he wants to score. He has H-A-T-E tattooed on one set of knuckles and L-O-V-E on the other. He hates methadone. It's ruining his teeth. He wants to marry his girlfriend of 8 years but not until he's had his teeth fixed. He's missing one at the front and says that he'd like to be able to smile in his wedding photos. He tells me that a bunch of guys tried to rob him a while back and the police took no notice even though he could've easily identified one of the attackers. He also says that he just learnt that it's ok to hit someone in self-defence but you have to stop once they're on the ground and not moving any more. He's a big fan of Sunrise - one of those morning news(?) shows. The doctor finally arrives and he goes in for his methadone. While he's in there a couple of rock stars come in for their methadone too. No idea who they are but one of them has black boots with cuban heels, black jeans (over skinny heroin legs), black shirt and messy goth hair. Their minder has brought them in here and assures the nurse that they have all of the necessary transfer documentation. My old mate with the missing tooth comes back out and says that it was nice talking to me and heads out the door.

Jan. 3rd, 2007

sleazing by the pool

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Just finished reading Medieval Lives. V good read. It criticises the Renaissance for inventing the 'middle ages' and then rubbishing it as a backward period of history in order to make themselves look better. Pretty much how history works, I guess.

I feel like plugging it, so here's a snippet-
Prudery was not a virtue. Women were expected to be sexually active and to demand the same from their husbands. If the man failed to perform in the marriage bed, the wife was perfectly at liberty to go public about it. A twelfth-century manual advocates a physical examination of the man's genitals by 'wise matrons' who - presumably - knew how these things worked. Witnesses were then summoned to observe a full-blown road test of the under-performing member.

A man and a woman are to be placed together in one bed and wise women are to be summoned around the bed for many nights. And if the man's member is always found useless and as if dead, the couple are well able to be separated.

That is sadly how we know about Walter de Fonte, a citizen of Canterbury in the thirteenth century. In 1292, his wife complained he was impotent. He was duly examined by 12 worthy women 'of good reputation and honest life' who testified that his 'virile member' was 'useless'. What a way to enter history.

Much better than marriage/relationship counselling nowadays, eh?

Nov. 3rd, 2006

wool is for lovers

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I had the best time getting my wisdom teeth out today. 25 minutes on the gas but each tooth came out in less than 3 seconds. First time with the gas too. Think I might've said a few things which seemed normal to me but resulted in a Bernadette, could you adjust the mix on the nitrous, please? everytime. Still, even if I wasn't on drugs I think I would've been impressed. Tooth-pulling technology really has come a long way since I was seven and had one pulled (by the same dentist) with, what I remember being, a big ol' pair of pliers. Afterwards my Dad took me to see On Golden Pond with a mouth full of bloody gauze. Ah, the memories.

Actually, now it is starting to hurt a little. It might be time to rinse with warm salty water and then decide between Nurofen Plus, Panadeine Forte, Diazepam or Clonazepam. We also get over-the-counter Vegemite here too. I suggest sanctions.

Oct. 17th, 2006

windswept and interesting

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Step #1 - Pour yourself a glass of milk.
Step #2 - Fart into said glass.
Step #3 - Make your way to a room containing Person A who is an unsuspecting sibling, parent, girlfriend, boyfriend, or guardian.
Step #4 - Bring glass up to mouth as if to take a sip, make face, then offer the glass to Person A and ask Ew, is this milk off?

Hilarious, no? Even more so because of the unnecessary elaborateness [insert real word if you can think of it] of the plan. Or at least I thought so when a friend of mine explained that her little sister used to pull this on her. BTW, is this new material or did she steal it off an 80s teen movie?

Anyway, there's actually a Step #5 which is - make certain that you do not perform Step #2 in front of Person A, and definitely not in front of a dozen or so people in a party situation. It makes subsequent party conversation awkward and you may feel the need to leave soon after. It's highly likely that the next day you will experience headache, nausea and regret.

Jul. 31st, 2006

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My friend Danielle has written a thought-provoking, ground-breaking, genre-crossing, award-winning, double-barrelled script for our next no budget short feature - Aliens vs Ninjas. Since funding is already taken care of, we've launched straight into doing some sfx screen tests (see links below). I'd also like to thank her for giving me the opportunity to jump right over the myspace bandwagon and straight onto the youtube train.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FMJPtZDjrlo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XZk2gnKRNro
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fClGg4dlUNE

Sound will come later. As will casting couch starlets, selling out to Hollywood, mountains of coke, legal action... I can't wait.

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