Thursday, July 31, 2008


Well it looks like I may be heading off to Uluru soon for a 3 months stint. I applied for a job up there ages ago. A friend mine is cheffing up there and I thought it'd be a nice place to go do something different for a while. I had resigned myself to not going seeing as I hadn't heard back from them. The first time I applied to go up there was about 5 months ago. And again 2 months ago. Finally yesterday they rang and it looks like they want me to go up soon. Maybe even as soon as 2 weeks! I've got a second phone interview today so I'll let you know how it goes! This is the resort.

I just had my second phone interview. However I still don't know what's going on... Not sure if they are officially offering me a job yet... They said they'd call me back in a couple of days. I guess I'll know then.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Good Or Evil?

I'm feeling conflicted...
I've been watching Dexter...

For those of you that don't know, here is a quick summary of Dexter. The idea behind the story (it's a book turned tv series) was to create a likable serial killer. Seems impossible right? Well not really.

This guy, Dexter, is a blood splatter expert who works for the Miami police. He tracks down serial killers, then, on his own time, kills them. The idea is that he's some sort of weird, disconnected guy who does not experience empathy or sympathy. He has been trained by his (now dead) foster father to fake human connection so as to fit in with society. However, he feels disconnected from everyone and has an urge to hurt and kill. He has managed to channel this urge so that he kills those who 'deserve it'. Very interesting concept.

So is he a good guy that does bad things or a bad guy who does good things?

To me it seems absurd and I totally disagree with everything about it. There is never an excuse for murder. However, I find myself liking Dexter. Even though I disagree with what he does. Conflicting right? Although I'm sure it's just conflicting because it's a 'romanticised' tv show. If it was real I can't see myself being conflicted. I would disagree with Dexter entirely. However in fictional form I find the show, and character of Dexter, intriguing...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Hollowmen

If you haven't seen this show you either live overseas or just haven't been exposed to the awesomeness that is The Hollowmen! It's on ABC1 Wednesdays @ 9:30pm and ABC2 Thursdays @ 9pm. The Hollowmen is an Australian television comedy series set in the offices of the Central Policy unit, a special think tank personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him get re-elected. It's produced by Working Dog Productions who also made Frontline, The Panel and Thank God You're Here. It is a very clever show showing how politics can often lead to ridiculous outcomes! Things don't get done, yet there is still the appearance that things are getting done. There are so many clashes behind the scenes between various departments that someone is always upset with the course of action. Hilarious stuff. Rob Sitch is perfect as Tony, only concerned with tomorrows headlines and no idea of what it takes to create lasting change. He is both hilarious and infuriating! Lachy Hulme is perfect as Murph who's job it is to mediate between everyone and somehow get some policy up and happening whilst still keeping everyone happy. Very funny stuff! And lots of people are saying how scary it is because it's probably pretty damn close to reality! Maybe slightly exaggerated, but it can't be too far off! Anyway, do your self a favour and watch this show!

Oh, and this has definitely reinvigorated my massive crush on Lachy Hulme....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Dark Knight

I just saw "The Dark Knight", the new batman movie for those of you living under a rock. I don't want to spoil any of this movie for anyone, so I'm not even going to review it. I'm not going to say anything about it, other than it is seriously awesome and you have to go see it!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Gigs & The Hollowmen

Last night we played a gig at Ruby's Lounge in Belgrave. Great venue that has heaps of massive acts! We really, really enjoyed playing there! Great sound, great vibe, heaps of people. It was just awesome! We're playing there again in about 3 weeks as part of an unsigned band comp. Yay! Should be great! If you can, please come along, because the audience decide the winner and we would love all the support we can get! There are some massive prizes up for grabs and we want them!

After we got off stage last night a couple of girls from Sydney got up and they were brilliant! I recommend you check out Sam & Sarah's music!

And don't forget tonight! Very exciting! The Hollowmen premieres on ABC1 @ 9:30pm. This is the new Working Dog project which looks just awesome! I can't wait!!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

New Music

So I have a couple of new album's.
Let's start with Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida'

Now I'm a big Coldplay fan, but this latest album is disappointing. It's not a bad album, but it's not a good album either. It's ok I guess, but I'm not that impressed. The songs don't really grab me as being anything exciting or inventive. It's more of the same. It's actually very U2-esque. Lots of strings and a full sound. I like the song "Viva La Vida', and Violet Hill is good too, but the rest is just a bit meh. Disappointing from such a good band. My favourite Coldplay song of all time is still 'Warning Sign'. So this album is ok, but don't expect great, new things from the guys.

The other new album I bought was Newton Faulkner's 'Hand build by robots'. Now this is a brilliant album! And if you want value for money, it has 17 tracks! This guy is very inventive with the way he plays his guitar, his chord progressions as well as his melodies. I'm a huge fan! Lots of fascinating, intertwining vocals with difficult, inventive guitar work. If you're a fan of good acoustic tunes, then go out and get this one! His lyrics don't always grab me, but what they lack, the music makes up. Although, having said that, he has some very good lyrics too. These tunes really grab me and hold my interest. They are interesting and catchy all at once. I highly recommend this one!


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