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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

productivity=0 what i have to show for myself=nothing

i am sure that everyone else at uni is doing terribly interesting things like work experience and designing jet engines and new environmentally friendly papercups. but i have got not much to show for myself.

i now work night shifts stacking shelves at a supermarket and have therefore entered the twilight world of people who exist in the space between dusc (sic, fully sic) and dawn.

the unnamed national giant super market-(not that super)- is bad because

A: they play bad mix cd's of non offensive (beige in colour-beige in taste) music, on constant repeat, the same cd for a week at least

B: they throw so much stuff away. if someone picks up a can and leaves it in a different section of the "super"market, then we put it on the floor and the cleaner puts it in the bin. if all the stuff each night thrown away in the grocery section was collected it would feed a family for several days. but we are not being paid to spend time organising stock so it just goes inthe bin

C: they don't pay me often enough

and a good thing

i passed everything and must have done well in studio cause i got distiction even after failing the first task

more list


porco rosso &

nausicaa: valley of the winds by miyazaki (absolutely friggin awesome- it has everything you need for a good movie, monsters, spaceships, a giant made from lard and an underlying environmental subtext)

Friday, June 24, 2005

a list

a list of all the things i have read or watched so far during the break. totally non indicative of the worth of any of them

the conversations- walter murch and the art of film editing- michael ondaatje

victorian rider 2nd ed- vicroads

knees up mother earth- robert rankin

Domu, the dreams of children- katsuhiro otomo

rolling stone 630 sep 2004 the momens that changed the history of rock & roll

rolling stone 640 june 2005

the essential guide to woodwork- chris simpson

underworld- len wiseman

the castle of cagliostro- hayao miyazaki

cypher- vincenzo natali

thirteen- catherine hardwicke

le divorce- james ivory (gag gag)

vogue australia march 05

marie claire france january, may, june 2005

realtime june july 2005

ulysses- james joyce

going postal- terry pratchett

street machine may 2004

classic cars january 2004

two wheels magazine (3)

the big issue 230

tintin in the land of the soviets

Monday, June 13, 2005


Friday, June 03, 2005

my old abstract

The Organization of Dissent for Profit within Music low distinction*

Abstract: at the moment… I feel like I have jumped of the back of a passing ship in the night, and I’m struggling to stay afloat in the oily sloppy wetness of the ocean, like swimming around in a silicone implant if you’re the size of a molecule.
The topic is so big and large,
I’m not actually sure that I am asking the right question. Is there a right question?
I have to remember that music has always been a way for the underclass to become big and
famous, perhaps the only way. And if you’re poor, then you’re angry about the position that you’re in and want to tell everyone about it, and when you get some money, you lose something that you used to identify yourself (poverty) and then what can you sing about? What a dilemma, money or authenticity.

At the moment I’m looking at:
Eminem vs. Insane Clown Posse
Vs. Pet Shop Boys
Vs Mariah Carey

The Beatles vs. Bob Dylan
Vs Rolling Stones
System of a Down

The Clash
Janes Addiction
Marilyn Manson

The rappers write about how they’ve achieved their dreams, cars, women, fame, but the cars in their videos they don’t actually own. And they’re always getting charged with rape and child pornography and stuff.

The Beatles ended up writing three albums of songs about drugs, as so many other artists did from that time (Bob Dylan), and they pretended to be middle class when actually they were all pretty much working class (in contrast the Rolling Stones were middle class economics students who acted like they were from the wrong side of the tracks)

What I’m thinking about at the moment is how musicians work off each other to write songs, whether they’re having a fight or they’re just inspired by each other.

Non Sequiters

“The bodywork on John Lennon's Rolls Royce car was painted by a dutch psychedelic art group called the Fool. This outraged one old woman in central London who attacked it with her umbrella, shouting: "You swine, you swine! How dare you do this to a Rolls-Royce!"

The artist Andy Warhol, who was rising to public awareness around the time of Aldous Huxley's terminal illness, is quoted by many sources as having said: "A lady friend of mine asked me. ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money.”

Thursday, June 02, 2005

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