Subsonic is upon us people. The best music festival in Australia kicks off tomorrow as productivity is projected to drop for at least the next week amongst ticketholders. Set upon the wonderful sublime of Barrington Tops, the night is set to melt minds in all kinds of ways. A river to float down, spliff in hand; an eclectic lineup to keep every type of music head happy; the overall breakdown of society and regulation. This is Subsonic. This is our playlist to get us geed.
Part of the The New Frontier series: The project to surface and support Australia’s most interesting and unique crowd funded creative projects. Made possible with sponsorship from Bulleit Bourbon
We’re sick of packed out stadiums wherein your half-metre bubble of personal space is constantly encroached by other people’s sweat. We’re tired of dropping $12 for a shitty watered down rum and coke. We sure as well were never down with fluoro-clad singlet wearing roid munchers.
We were just looking for an alternative.
Octopus’s Garden is the newest upcoming warehouse creative project that promises to deliver nights of delectable music performances blended seamlessly with similarly trippy live art installations. Their aim is to showcase local talent in an environment that both supports creativity and bleeds good vibes. With their first event running out of a secret warehouse location, the night is set to come through good on these promises.
You can check them out on their first night this Saturday the 6th of December. Their music lineup includes local bands Papaya Cosy and Smaal Cats with live art coming from Djin. Entry fee is a pay-what-you-want donation at the door and there’s good word that drinks will sell for super cheap.
Their Pozible campaign grants them an opportunity to grow their ideas into a living, thriving reality. As music-goers grow increasingly disillusioned with the live music scene, we know it’s important to support great people with great ideas. And we know this is one them.
Check out their Pozible here and their Facebook event here.
French filmmaker Georges Méliès: a founding father, genius and magician of cinema. He was the major force in combining traditional theatrical elements with motion pictures. Méliès’ experimentation in technical and narrative development has made film what it is today; it is because of him we have special effects and techniques as the likes of stop trick, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour (yes, HAND-painted). It was Méliès who stumbled across the ability of cinema to manipulate and distort time and space. What good is cinema without the ability to distort reality?
In his prolific career Méliès produced well over 500 films, photographing, producing, directing, financing, and starring in almost every one of these films. His works, which predominantly dwell within the genres of fantasy and science fiction are milestones of cinematic history, his two most well-known works, ‘Trip to the Moon’ (1902) and ‘The Impossible Voyage’ (1904) are must-sees.
Clothes-related killings are rising in New York, US. A 16 year old boy shot a 20-year-old man at a busy ice skating rink after he tried to steal his Contreras’ Marmot Mammoth parka, commonly known as a “biggie”. This biggie is a symbol of superiority, as it cost $US680 and marks status in the culture of New York.
Other items of clothing that people have been killed over include Nike Denim Sneakers, Avia High-Tops and Triple Fat Goose Sneakers.
Having sex in a taxi is almost a kind of public service.
Think about it – how boring would that job be? A couple having sex in the back seat gives drivers a much needed break from the daily tedium of it all. It also gives them something to talk about.
You practically owe it to the taxi drivers of this city to have sex in their vehicles. If nothing else, do it for them.
Taxi drivers have seen it all before anyway and whatever you do is going to be nothing they haven’t seen before. So be inventive. However, if you’ve got any reservations about sex in taxis, I can offer some guidelines:
We’re all a bit run down. Its a bit pathetic really, The air around here is filled with self pitying moans and groans. Why did we decide to get up? We don’t really want to be awake, dressed and functioning. We want to wallow in the sickness, forget about this ‘soldier on’ bullshit. So here are some songs about being sick, while we sit here and wish for pajamas, bed and cuddles, lots of cuddles. Wah.
Sit down gang; I’ve got something to tell you. Everyone you love will die. Yes, you knew that, but take a second to consider the real implications. Everyone that you love will die. Your pets, your friends, your family and – most importantly – your idols. Now you know where this is heading. It’s not just Mum and Dad that’ll be munching the graveyard soil, but real and important people, like your favourite musicians and television stars.
In the space of 24 hours I experienced a topsy turvy paradigm of karma like no other.
So one morning, I parked at the station near my friend’s house whom I was visiting straight after my day trip to the city. I had packed my gym clothes for my personal training appointment the next day, which was at 8am. I also packed pyjamas, all set to have a sleepover. Bitches don’t know preparation like I do.
Throwback Tuesday: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Today’s throwback is the crazy wonderful world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). This is probably one of the most iconic children’s stories ever, it’s influence upon literature and pop culture is still as strong as ever. The tale remains irrefutably popular and much beloved amongst the young and the young at heart. It is, as one would expect, one of my favourites.
The wondrous poems and songs and bizarre cast of characters, from the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the March Hare and Mad Hatter, and let’s not forget the eerie forever-grimacing Cheshire Cat. And the anthropomorphic EVERYTHING! Those talking petunias freaked me out no-end as a little’un— I eyed the dandelions in our garden with ernest suspicion every time I walked past them. And while I’ve never noted the apparent mathematical references and all those other clever things Carroll scattered throughout his tale I can still appreciate what a work of mad genius Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland truly is.