Monday, June 25, 2007

Woot! I had a great weekend.

I went up to Brisbane this weekend, for Renee's 21st. It was totally awesome to see her, as we hadn't seen each other for four years. Was kinda wrecked on Saturday, Alana and I finished our demo EP on Friday (just) and went out on Friday night to her uncle's CD launch (Spectrum Part One remastered, from Aztec Records), to give it to a bunch of useful people (Spectrum, Ross Wilson, Ross's manager, someone from Aztec Records). We still need to find a drummer and bassist too, so these demos will be handy to show people what we're about. Anyway I got home at 1:30, fell into bed, and was up at 5:30 to go to Brisbane. Brisbane was COLD! wtf. Cold and rainy, although nowhere near as cold as Melbourne. I got to meet Ian, Renee's lovely boyfriend, and we all went to decorate the venue with hundreds of balloons, and I fell asleep on a to have a nap that arvo though which set me up for the night. Renee really knows how to throw a party. Usually I really don't like big parties, but her friends are really nice people and I had a blast...had to give a speech which was about 2 minutes long and full of cliches...and then got stuck into the bar, which had basic spirits on the tab :) got introduced to those Smirnoff black drinks. They are quite strong. Also had a Jam Doughnt shot up at the main bar after the party finished, and lots more drinks, and dancing with everyone, and getting hit on by a random man in a red t-shirt at the bar. He put his hand on my shoulder during the Grease megamix, then right on cue, sang 'You're the one that I want'. I have a feeling it was a move he'd practised. A lot. It was funny nonetheless. We got home about 2:30 and slept about 3:30...for some reason I woke up at 7:25!!! Felt a bit cheated. We picked up Renee's friend Craig, who is backpacking from Canada, and went to Surfers Paradise for the day. I walked around all day with a huge grin on my face, enjoying the warmth and sunshine. We also went to Timezone and found out that I am scarily good at shooting games. Sadly I had to come home last night...felt a bit wistful on the plane, having to say goodbye to friends that I've made, who I'm not likely to meet again for a very long time, and saying goodbye to Renee. Hopefully it'll be less than four years till we're together again. The guy next to me on the plane took exactly the same flights as me to and from Brisbane for a wedding. That was quite coincidental.

Here are some photos:
Glenn, Renee and I
Nathan and I
Craig and I
Me at Surfer's

I took them with my new fancy phone too...they are quite good aren't they!


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Yes, she's a happy girl.


OK, so at the beginning of this year, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would never get to see Crowded House live, that I had definitely missed that band, and anyway I was only 10 when they split up. Then they reformed, and I kind of refused to believe it for a week, thinking that maybe it was just a sick job. But of course it wasn't, and they came back, and they've got a new album, and of course are touring. The first date announced was for Live Earth, and I of course got tickets to that, so suddenly I'm seeing a band I never dreamed I would, and that makes me happy.

Then, last night, I was procrastinating instead of logging off and going to bed, and just before I did, I got an email. 9th July. Crowded House. Playing the Corner. My favourite band, in my favourite venue, and when tickets went on sale I would be in the car, taking my grandmother to the airport. So I put the box office number on my phone and slept badly, and at 9am today (talk about short notice!) I started hitting dial and redial... and got through at 9:10, to buy two of the last tickets (despite the short notice, they were all gone by 9:11). All I can say is, thank God I'm a procrastinator, or I would've missed both the email and the ticket sale.

So I've gone from thinking I would never see them, to seeing them twice in three days. I'm still pinching myself.

In other news, I got a fancy new mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson K800i, this week. It takes funky panoramic shots so here is one:


Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Your Celebrity Boob Twin:

Kate Moss

...well, that's all very good and well, but lest we forget, Kate Moss is probably about ooh, half my size, so therefore her boobs would look proportionately twice as large as they do on me. So fat lot of comfort that is for me.


Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm happy

Woot! I had such a good night last night. We went out for dinner to Shanghai dumplings, and I finally got to meet Rhona, who I think is now fairly convinced that I am in fact a real person, and we went to karaoke at some seedy looking place that actually turned out to be quite cool (depsite the lack of soft furnishings as Brendan pointed out - I guess it makes it easier to clean). Steve and I sang Better Be Home Soon with some nice little harmonies courtesy of moi :) and I got pulled up at various points to sing other songs (I think Eternal Flame featured somewhere in there, and A whole New World, although I got out of that one), and had a great time dancing...I decided I didn't give a shit how stupid I looked, and then they played Close To Me by The Cure (fast becomign my favourite song of theirs) so I cut loose on the dance floor and had a blast. Then I did I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick with Rhona...a good night was had by all. Sure, I woke up with morning with a cold and no voice, but I think my new, fitter and stronger body is fighting it off okay so hopefilly by work tonight I'll look pretty normal.


Monday, June 04, 2007

It was 60 years ago...well, on Friday it was anyway

So yes, last friday was the 40th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's (and before anyone points out that I got my maths wrong, I'd like to alert y'all to the first line which goes 'It was 20 years ago today...', meaning that 40 years later, it would 60 years ago. So there) and I would've forgotten had it not been for my nerdy interweb forums :) anyway someone posted a link to a BBC documentary that had some bands using the original equipment to record covers of some of the tracks from the album....bands like Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams etc. The link is here -> you'll have to copy and paste it because I can't remember how to actually turn it into a...thingy...a hyperlink, or whatever it's called. There's some awesome covers (never thought I would say this, but Bryan Adams was awesome) and some woeful ones (hello Magic Numbers). Not sure how long it's up for.

Anyway in other news...hmm...can't even remember what I last wrote. I'm going up to Brisbane on the 23rd for ReneƩ's 21st, that will be mondo exciting.