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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

swine! before pearls. silk purse.


from off to on - the knife, is a nice song. but sad

Thursday, May 25, 2006

swine! before pearls. silk purse.

microsoft ipod.

made by microsoft employees, this is comedic video, showing how they would mess it up

Saturday, May 20, 2006

done, done and done

it's taken a year, but i have reached the point where i now have the amount reacommended for an exchange student to have in my bank. it took an awful lot of hard work, but it is done. i don't know how much longer i can keep working now, i feel sick of work.

and sick of waiting for the reply from utrecht school of arts. i am getting very antsy. antsy antsy antsy. goodnight

Thursday, May 18, 2006

melbourne zombie shuffle

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle

Saturday May 20, 2pm

Carlton Gardens, cnr Rathdowne and Victoria pde

How much:

Attention zombie enthusiasts: dress up in undead garb and shuffle through the streets of Melbourne as part of The Melbourne Zombie Shuffle. The undead have already overrun Sydney, Brisbane, Ottawa and Toronto. It’s like Dawn Of The Dead only at 2pm.

if you do a search for zombie shuffle, you hould find some sites with instructions on how to do zombie makeup as well

zombie lurch sydney

Monday, May 15, 2006

how about a classic toyota celica?

if i don't get into exchange, i'm gonna buy one of these.

there's nothing like cheap japanese cars with expensive wheels

one down , one to go

** High Priority **

Hi Liam
I recieved a letter from Gerrit Rietveld advising that unfortunately
they could not accept you as an exchange student. They have returned
your portfolio.
I will leave it at our reception for you to collect.


well, that's that one scratched off the list. i just have to wait for the utrecht reply now.

fingers x'ssed

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

married to the sea

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

mighty mouse not scrolling down?

fucking apple industrial design tossers. apparently it's a common fault. i've already brought one back (2 weeks after i got it) and now my replacement one has started skipping as well.

also it gives me cramps to use it. it's beautiful but flawed. just buy a pc mouse, you'll be better off in the long run. i think there's room on the market for an aftermarket mouse with apple aesthetics and a basic human compatibility

here's the link

Friday, May 05, 2006


i ventured again to the corner hotel last night to see the sonic weirdness that is liars. they're fronted by an expatriate australian called angus, who started the group as a multimedia project while he was studying in america. their latest album is said to be their most conventional one, but i still find it bloody weird. i actually went out on wednesday and bought the cd/dvd package, previously i'd just been listening to mp3's. i can say that it is a good album, but i don't think the majority of people will like it. angus used to date karen o from the YYY's, which i only found out yesterday, and apparently they first toured australia supporting those dudes. (who will be back here mid year- a must see)
somehow i ended up in the first row at the show, right in front of angus, who emerged in overalls, and racing car shoes. during the show he stripped down until he was wearing a 2 piece dress with a nautical pattern, and odd stockings on each foot. occasionally he would lift up his skirt, and more was revealed then i probably wanted to see, although he was wearing y fronts. the band setup is one drummer (who always wears vintage bathing suits onstage afaik, mostly women's ones) a guitarist drummer, who also does vocal effects with an effects box and a microphone, and angus, who sometimes plays guitar. these guys don't play a lot of melodies, but a lot of rhythms. the live show faithfully replicates the album. i was expecting more posing and rock god moves, but angus seems suprisingly honest, not posing, but acting out perhaps. i guess i give the show a 6/10.

pitchfork gave them a 9.0 for the album, which is an very excellent score from those guys

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

the grates/panda band/i heart hiroshima

i went and saw these guys at their sold out corner hotel show. it's their first tour since they've released their album, which ranked no. 9 on the aria charts in it's first week out. with the way record sales are going at thhe moment, that only means they sold like 3000 albums, but it's till a good effort for a little band from brisbane. i heart hiroshima were supporting, and they are really good, wouldn't be suprised if they made it onto some festival lineups in the next year or two. as always with the grates, it was a fun show.