Monday, April 30, 2007

No Josh...

Looks like I won't be going to see Josh Groban after all. Sunrise can't guarantee me entry into the studio to see him, and it's just too far to go for a slight chance I'll get in. I'm really sad.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Josh In Sydney

I might be going to Sydney this week! I plan on leaving Wednesday morning and returning late Thursday night. You see, Josh Groban will be in our fine country! He isn't doing any shows, I think it's just a media/promo trip for his latest album. However, he'll be performing live on 'Sunrise' on Thursday morning. That's the only place I think he's performing. So I figure if that's my only chance to see him, I'd better head up to Sydney. For those of you not from Oz, that's about a 9 hour drive each way. It's a fair hike! But he is my favourite singer in the world, so I'm willing to make the journey to hear his voice live. He really does have the most amazing voice I've ever heard! And I think it'd be a fun little adventure to head across our wonderful country. BUT, I don't want to go alone. Who wants to come? I'm serious, who wants to come hear Josh and spend lots of time in a car with me!

Friday, April 27, 2007


I was in a car accident last night. Fun fun. On my way home from seeing Mr. Dillon play in St Kilda I was driving home, minding my own business, enjoying my new Missy Higgins cd. Then a van decided that he'd missed his right turn (I was in the right lane), so he swerved over 2 lanes to turn right not even seeing me (although I think he just didn't look). So he hit my top left corner. Smashed my light and the front panel. Only took out his back right tail light. Let the insurance company sort it out. Totally his fault. I slammed on the brakes, but couldn't stop in time, although we did only collide at about 20km/h. It was on St Kilda rd, so it could have been much worse. I think I was travelling 80km/h at the time. Yay for good brakes! What makes it worse is that I'm not driving my car! My mechanic has my car and lent me a car that doesn't actually belong to him. Oops...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Best Diet Ever!

This was sent to me in an email from my lovely mum. Best diet ever!

This is a specially formulated diet designed to help WOMEN cope with the stress that builds during the day

1 Grapefruit
1 slice whole-wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken with a cup of spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Tim Tam

The rest of the Tim Tams from the packet
1 tub of Gino Ginelli ice cream with chocolate topping

4 bottles of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size Supreme pizza
3 snickers bars

1 whole Woolworth's cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

"stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts"

Send this to four women and you will lose two kilograms

Send this to all the women you know (or ever knew) and you will lose 10 kgs

IF you delete this message you will gain 10 kgs

Here's some advice for you:
Dr. Neil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Cardonay , a bole of Baileys, a butle of Kehuha, a pockage of Tim Toms , tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke, some saltins an a bax a cholates.

Yu haf no idr who gud I fel.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Missy & Demetri

Great new track by Missy Higgins

And some stand up comedy by Demetri Martin for those who like a giggle

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Giggle Giggle Haha!

Here's a tid bit from my life. I started a laughing club with 3 of my friends in Tassie a couple of years ago. It was hilarious! There were only 4 of us, so it was kind of awkward. We all just stood in a circle and started laughing, it was so weird. Then we'd laugh at each other looking so ridiculous, so it ended up being real laughter. But it only lasted about 2 minutes before it got too awkward to continue. I think we only had 4 or 5 meetings on the local golf course where we used to go walking. Chris put a notice up on the local community board, but no one joined us... so weird... Can't say I have any desire to be in another laughing club...

Too Early...

It's 6am and I'm at work, that's just wrong... what kind of people voluntarily go to the gym @ 6am? Crazies! That's who! So tired...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Luke!
Happy birthday to you!

It's Guru's 22nd birthday today! Happy birthday to my little brother! Love you stacks!

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Wrap Up

Where do I start? I've been so busy over the last week or so! I haven't done much blogging, so this will be a bit of a catch up!

On Wednesday 4 of us headed off to 'Spicks & Specks' (comedy music game show on Oz tv) to be in the studio audience. We had the best time! With the likes of Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Mark Watson, Frank Woodley, Holly Throsby, Claire Edwards and the usual crew how could we not?! I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time! This is a photo of Adam Hills (the host) and Frank Woodley (my favourite comedian).

This is the set while they weren't filming with the crew from the second show. We saw 2 shows that night.

Here's Kate & I in between shows. My face was so sore from laughing at this point, and it was only half way through the night...

Special K ( left ) & Guru (right). Aka Matt & Luke. Aren't they attractive young men?

Here is the set with no one on it!

And here I am with Stephen K Amos. He's a very funny English comedian!

On Thursday we won our volleyball semi final. Rob split his forehead open with a nasty dive. Oops. It was all good in the end. Grand final is this Thursday!

On Friday I headed off to see Dylan Moran with some friends. Now that was great! Gotta love Dylan! He doesn't even tell jokes. I think he's rather unique. He just talks about the mundane things of life from a very left field kind of angle. It's a great show if you can get to see him!

On Saturday it was Anna's birthday party. We went over to Anna & Rob's place for dinner and just general hanging out. There were lots of people there I don't usually see socially, so it was nice to chat to them and get to know them a bit better. I gave Anna the 'love actually' soundtrack, so we listened to that for ages. Sigh... (that's a good sigh by the way)

On Sunday night I headed off to see some live improv comedy with a twist. It was an improv musical! Hilarious stuff! They made up a play from stuff we yelled out at the start, then we got to yell at them through the show and they had to sing a song whenever we told them to. So funny! The show is called 'smells like a song' if you want to go see it.

In case you're wondering what all the comedy is about, the International Melbourne Comedy Festival is on at the moment. Hence all the international comedians.

So I've had a very funny week. I almost have a 6 pack! :) If you're in Melbourne and you haven't gone to see any of the comedy on at the moment, then make sure you do! Hilarious!

Friday, April 13, 2007

I'm going to see Dylan Moran tonight! Whoo!!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Point Nepean

Yesterday Jenny, Alison & I headed down the Victorian coast to the Point Nepean Music Festival. It was awesome! 12 hours, 2 stages and lots of lots of artists! We started off seeing Dallas Frasca. She's pretty full on! I do love her music though. She has a real raw passion which you don't see often in women on stage. She plays really gusty roots music that certainly isn't background noise. It demands to be listened to!

After seeing Dallas, we wandered over to the other stage to see Iain Archer. I'd never heard of him, but wow! For me, he was the highlight. Now, I'm not saying he was the best, although he was incredible. But some of the other acts I expected to be awesome, but I hadn't heard of Iain before. Given my low expectation of someone I'd never heard of, I was blown away! I will be getting this man's new album for sure! As soon as I get paid... His music was melodic and complicated and originally creative whilst still being catchy to hear and easy to listen to. He was a real musician. I was so impressed! And he had the coolest Irish accent!

After Iain, Ozomatli got on stage. What fun! They were a latin hip hop band from LA. There are 9 people in their band! They've got great energy and everyone was up and dancing. There were about 7,500 people there by the way!

The Bela Fleck and the Flecktones came on. Just as Bela was soundchecking I realised who he was! Oh my gosh! I can't believe I got to see Bela Fleck and Victor Wooten!!! It was the most amazing set! Some people got bored and wandered off, beacuse they didn't appreciate how unbelievable they were! There was no singer, just 4 guys going nuts on their instruments! They are some of the best musicians in the whole world! Bela plays the banjo, Victor the bass, Jeff the wind instruments (sax, flute, everything!), and futureman (?!) the Synthaxe Drumitar. If you don't know what that is, google it. It's incredible! I was blown away by how good these guys are! And they don't even look like they are trying!

Then I caught a few songs of Amos Lee's set over on the other stage. He's brilliant! Used to play with Norah Jones. Beautiful voice and smooth blues tunes. Check him out for sure! He's in Melbourne at the moment, so catch a show if you can. He's an American.

Then back to the main stage to see the Waifs. Stunning as always. First time I've seen them live. They are really tight musically. Great set by them. Wonderful harmonies, and you gotta love that harmonica. Josh Cunningham is the most amazing guitarist!

After the Waifs the long awaited return of Missy Higgins! She's been in the States recording her new album after travelling around Australia for a while, so it's been a while since she's done a live show. She was great as she always is. Great performer! However, I wasn't that impressed with all of her new stuff. Some of it was great, but 2 of the tracks I thought were boring and predicatble. I was a bit disappointed actually. She still sounded amazing, but I'm not sure about her new tracks.

Then John Mayer hit the stage. Wow! I hadn't seen him live yet and I wasn't disappointed! He is a killer musician! I'm loving his new album, which I got at the end of last year. I'm listening to it right now actually! I think he's really found himself with the new stuff. Much more bluesy. I am just so impressed with how well he knows all the music, he just ad libs all the time and is free to play around with his own music, and as dumb as it sounds, 'make it his own'. I know it's his music, but every time he plays, it's different. I've seen heaps of his live shows on tv, and he always sings his tunes slightly differently. That's a sign of a good muso. He really gets invovled in his music and it shows. Can't wait to catch another one of his shows!

Then back to the other stage to catch the end of Ben Kweller's set. I don't know much of his music, but I love 'sundress', which I got to hear, so I'm happy. Kind of. It's a long story.

Anyway, the day was amazing and I am so glad I went! A great day of awesome music! I was sooooooo tired by the end of it all, but it was so worth it! I love Australia and it's wide variety of easily accessible music.

Friday, April 06, 2007

What Good Is It?

I was reading something on a Christiany blog the other day, but it all sounded a little airy fairy spiritual to me. I like things that give people a handle on what to do, not just a bunch of nice ideas that don't leave people with direction, and tangible things to do in life. We need to be empowered to live as God wants us to in the real world where we interact with the messiness of life. Not to live a nice Christian life where we are untouched by the world and it's 'dirt'. What good is our faith if we can't live in the real world?

Also, on another 'faith' note. I was at the John Butler free gig last night (which was freaking awesome by the way!!!!!) and afterwards Myf, Jay & the Doctor were saying their wrap up things, and the Doctor wished us all a happy "non denominational, non religious specific, April long weekend". What the?! It's about Jesus! It's one thing for you not to agree with Christianty and the whole thing about Easter and Jesus. That's everyone's choice. But why cover up the fact that that's what Easter is about? Why do we need to hide the fact that it's about Jesus, whether you are a Christian or not? That's why we celebrate Easter. If we did that with Ramadan there would be an uproar! It would be so offensive and so politically incorrect. So why can we do it with Easter?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Restoring The Balance?

Check out a show on Triple J on Sunday night's from 9pm called "Restoring The Balance". It's a satirical radio program that attempts to display the contrasting political views between the conservative Australian Howard government, and the majority of the Left wing government-funded Triple J radio station. The premise of the show suggests that the station was forced by the ABC board to broadcast a segment of right wing political views in order to restore the balance. A lot of people don't realise that's it's actually a satirical show, a joke, and they ring up all angry. Hilarious! But it's so obviously extreme! Hilarious, offensive and shocking to listen to, but also scary because so much of that thought is prevalent in our political arena.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hamish & Andy Again

I was on the Hamish & Andy show again today. Whoo!!!

And I was just on super request on Triple J!


Time for another weekly Triple J update. This week my ratings went up AGAIN and I now hold places 41 & 48 overall! I'm also holding places 2 & 3 for my genre (electronic). Thank you again for voting for me! And if you haven't voted for me yet, please do! Keep passing the word around!

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