Fashion faux pas #1

March 16, 2010

The jeans that caused the trouble

It all started off pretty well at the bank. I shoved my dubious deposit envelope into the “Express Deposits” slot in the wall. The metal and paint surrounding the slot were well worn so I knew I was in good company with lots of fellow misanthropes around. Even the juice bar was OK as I provided some business tips to the proprietor about how, in business; competitive immune systems were not the opposite of competition. His employee passed me my carrot and ginger juice, I waved “cheerio” and sauntered off along the gay boulevards of Innaloo mall. If only I had known what awaited me… Read the rest of this entry »


Eats, Shoots, Blues ‘n’ Roots 2009

April 19, 2009
LABJACD having a zany time

LABJACD having a zany time

Blues ‘n’ Roots 2009 @ Fremantle Esplanade

Every year, the Blues ‘n’ Roots festival makes its own unique demands upon music lovers. Chiefly, the complex logistics involved in AVOIDING some of the god-awful acts that play there. The John Butler Trio (Christ! Three times as bad as John Butler)? Missy Higgins (Jesus! Is she still barefoot?)? LABJACD (the notion that exuberance somehow creates good music)? Paul Kelly (pass the Nembutal)? Luka Bloom (what is Luka Bloom? Man? Woman? Algae?)? Read the rest of this entry »

Wolverine: Methinketh you doth seed too loudly

April 2, 2009


Was Wolverine’s “leaking” onto the torrents deliberate? In some ways the half-finished film is sexier than what it would likely be finished. Mmm, we’re seeing it with it’s clothes off… Raw CGI. Mwah, sends shivers up my geek back. Works for me. And no doubt works for the millions of teenagers now watching it (50K seeds when I peeked).

Maybe the kids can even finish it for 21st Century Faux! Rupert would be having a right laugh about that. Why leave the profit machine vulnerable to art. Just chuck it out there and let the “community” do the detail work.

Interestingly, the only media outlet that seems to be covering this story in any depth is the NY Times. I looked at Variety and (incredibly) couldn’t find it in the “news” listing. It’s a huge story, even if it doesn’t turn out to be deliberately leaked. No News Ltd coverage, unsurprisingly. Liev Schreiber’s great BTW.

Local Police Now Targeting: Women Removalists

April 2, 2009


Kill Devil Hills @ The Indi Bar

March 12, 2009


11th March 2009

The Indi Bar is still doing a cracking job of keeping its gig guide top secret. It was only thanks to a hand written notice pinned to the local supermarket’s community notice board that I was alerted to the fact that the Kill Devil Hills were playing last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Danny Boyle: Slum and Slummerer

March 11, 2009


I’m not sure why Danny Boyle’s films have gotten progressively dumber over the years. In some ways his career has followed the same trajectory as former PM Tony Blair. Both Boyle and Blair debuted on the world stage in the mid-’90s, and like Damien Hirst, Noel Gallagher and the rest of the coke-fueled Brit-pack, they managed to surf the Cool Britannia tsunami for all it was worth. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Ninja’ kangaroo terrorises family in bed

March 10, 2009

Not a bird, or a plane, but a kangaroo has crashed through the bedroom window of a Canberra family’s home before terrorising its unsuspecting occupants. Read the rest of this entry »