Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Don't Vote

This video features a whole lot of celebrities trying to 'reverse-psychology' the pants off you...

It was released in late 2008, and I guess Leo D thought that a mass of celebutants telling you not to vote would be pretty damn convincing.

But I just find it all quite narcissistic. Who do they think they are?

Can some one please tell:

Sarah Silver that poop jokes are only funny if you're young enough to do it in your pants and expect nothing less than a pat on the back.

Halle Berry that her 'down-to-earth' tone is just plain patronising.

Jennifer Aniston to STOP touching her hair.

Jonah Hill that glasses, no matter how thick they are, will never make you less of a stoner. You have Seth Rogen to thank for that one.

Ashton to SHUT UP! No one cares, especially when you insist on wearing those damn trucker hats.

Giovanni Ribisi
to give me call. Damn boy.

Monday, 27 April 2009


Lollapalooza Lineup 2009 from C3 Presents Video on Vimeo.

7-9 AUGUST 09

Gallons Of Soup But No Spoon In Sight

"[Liam is] rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He's the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup."

Noel Gallagher getting all uppity about his brother Liam. A man with a 'fork in a world of soup'?
That simile makes no sense at all & yet it appears profound and almost on the verge of existentialism.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Is Ashton Giving Pharrell A Run For His Money?

BLAH GIRLS- An episode from Husband & wife team, Ashton and Demi, et al.

First it was the 5 reality tv shows then there was the recent Twitter fiasco, in which the 'small man' (pfft Ashton) sticks it to the 'big media company' (CNN) .. and now the Twitterer with 1 million followers, & counting, proudly calls BLAH GIRLS his own.

Let's hope Pharrell has got something cooling in the oven.

Facebook - 2009's Pageant Winner, Wants Its Cash Prize

On 8 April, Facistbook's user content hit the big 200 million & it is feeling pretty smug.

However, over the past month there have been rather loud whispers concerning the company's plan to charge it's ever-growing fan-base a fee. That's right, very soon the currently free social networking service may be vying for your penny purse. Of course, there has been much skepticism about this diirty rumour, especially highlighted by the Facebook groups, which are dedicated to prematurely putting an end to any nasty behaviour.

Unfortunately, this month Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, indirectly alluded that such an occurance may be closer than, many of its 200 million socially savvy users, may think. Like a true business woman she referred to the success of the current advertising strategies, which are 'cash flow-positive', -Microsoft invested 240 million dollars- and firmly denied any future plans to charge 'a basic fee for its services'. She attributes the current concerns of Facebook's users to its fast growth, and again stresses that the company can 'finance their growth' without 'charging for basic services' [Business Week].

Right, so Facebook will not be charging users, for its BASIC services. So BASICally, Sandberg is covering all ends by choosing her words very very carefully. So the real question is: Please define 'basic services'. Although we are yet to be clear on this definition, one thing we can be sure of, is that those non-basic services which Sandberg ambiguously refers to, are the ones us 200 million devotees should be concered about.

An educated and informed guess would lead many to believe that although Facebook will not charge a subscription fee, there is a great chance that it will charge for those non-'basic-services', such as applications. Currently, there are some 50,000 applications cluttering our Facebook spheres and in March 2009 the alliance between social media site Facebook and Zuora, a company that provides an on-demand subscription billing and payment service [TechCrunch], was announced. I guess if the creators of the applications are making a bit of doosh, Facebook thinks it only fair, that it too should benefit.

Cadbury raises a few eyebrows.

Following hot on the heels of Glass and a Half Full Productions' Gorilla and Trucks adverts, agency Fallon bring us yet another feat of ridiculousness; that has absolutely nothing to do with chocolate.

It's been watched over four million times online and been parodied on SNL by Lily Allen.

It cost 3.7 million dollars to create & yet my chocolate shopping habits remain the same.

A good investment?

Friday, 17 April 2009

Monday, 6 April 2009

Don't Be Jealous

This girl's hot, skinny and tall
and so are all her friends.
Don't worry, I'm sure they are all ready bad at: everything else.
Sigh of relief
Blasphemy, blasphemy, blasphemy.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Scientists of Modern Music

Scientists of Modern Music get their groove thang on.

TSOMM are Hobart's Cal Young & Simon McIntosh. One day they jumped on Ebay and spent up big; purchasing synthesisers, vocoders and various musical toys to begin creating their electronic sound.

They've played at Falls Festival, Golden Plains and Meredith but I first heard them, at the now deceased, Click Click. A very very long time ago. Their song 'Easy' gained them much popularity, however, 'Technology Illiterate' was my first love.

Scientists of Modern Music

**Live interview:

I'll be interviewing Cal Young Mon 06 April at 9pm on SYN 90.7 FM.

Speak to you then!

Social Media is Written in Stone

I feel this blog is becoming home to my rants on technology and its effect. It's sheltering write-ups that shed light on the ever expanding realm, that is social media and the ramifications that its users (ie. us) are ignorant to.

But hey, life's all about the equilibrium. Right?

After reading Adam Ferrier's 'Social Media is Anti-social Media' [Consumer Psychologist] it made me think about the written word and how popular it is becoming. When I say written word, I really mean the typed word, that enters cyber-space through whatever social media site you subscribe to. Such sites are becoming increasingly popular with today's technology enthusiasts, ie. the generation of the noughties, so much so that an individual is more than happy to make their mark, but neglects to think of the consequences.

Social media sites, such as Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and even Blogger enable opinions to be heard. They are port-holes through which one can voice their concerns and sometimes make a difference. Of course one would have to go a step further than merely informing Sally Tyler about 'all the crazy things she may have done last night'. What I refer to is Facebook groups that attempt to gather like-minded people together for the good of the cause. In Ferrier's article, he refers to a group of NSW Corrective Services Officers who formed a facebook group which 'opposed the privatisation of Australia's prisons' and in turn may be reprimanded for their actions.

The officers advocate that creating the group is no different to heading to the local pub and having a gripe. The key difference, unfortunately, is that unintentionally these individuals have created evidence that has the potential to work against them. Everything that they have discussed in the casually created group puts them at risk of being fired. In an age where every man and his dog is hastily typing away and pressing submit, it does not help that the internet is 'unconstrained and indeed unconstrainable by state' [ETA]. No doubt the defamation laws are in over-drive.

Ferrier believes that these days everyone should be vigilant with what they decide to publish on the web, stating that such a way of life 'fosters a culture of nervousness'. Although I agree that those who share their opinions via the web should choose their words carefully, I do not believe that enough attention is being given to cause any apprehension. Instead, we are constantly inundated with new and improved ways of cyberally expressing our opinions that we are forgetting to approach with caution.

We are like kids in a candy store, with a credit card to boot; filling our lolly bags with every colour of the rainbow before stuffing them in our big -opinionated- gobs. However, we negelct to pre-empt that upset stomach, that understandably, follows in suit.

Due to the vast and sometime unexplored territory that is the internet I do not believe there is much the government can do to regulate what is 'said'. Instead, it is up to the individual whose finger tips are skipping over the keys, to decide which words should not be 'said'.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I Remember You

In life, there is always that person that you meet for the first and last time, all at once. This is not to say that you never see them again, on the contrary. In fact, you may see them quite often, but always from a distance. From the other side of the room or as you walk out of a shop. You haven't forgotten who they are, but you've seen one another so many times that finally acknowledging them may seem odd.

In London, I met a guy. He was French. We spoke about France and he told me how much he hated Lyon. Lyon, a town in south-west France and where I'd lived for half year.

After I left London, I discovered his blog http://viktorvautier.blogspot.com/ and find his photographic work rather intriguing.

Goodhood, a shop come gallery in Hoxton, East London.

Truman Brewery.

His girlfriend Ella.

Ella. Turn left and you're at my old abode.

He rides Fixxis.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Loss of Sensation

When you continually trace the tip of your finger over a tactile surface, eventually that tip becomes numb. The sensation of feeling is lost and that indulgent activity loses all meaning.

This analogy can be likened to that of human emotion.

No one, not even oneself, can ever predict the next move, especially when feelings are involved.

When you find a texture that you want to reach out and touch, feelings surface. You enjoy the sensation of feeling, so much so that you persist. You overdose and then eventually the feeling disappears and you yearn for more.

The feeling is fickle and it's time to move on.

A mere 10 mins ago, you couldn't think of anything worse.

Such is life.

What are you looking at?

My photo
I am more than prone to monologues; however, this is solely due to the manner in which they compliment a witty anecdote and their ability to resemble concrete evidence when it is so obviously lacking. I often wish I could emulate that aloof character who coolly stands in the corner smiling mysteriously as if she has a secret. However, I fear resisting the temptation to involve myself in other people’s conflicts and responding through body language rather than verbose banter may come across as contrived and arrogant. And, I am not willing to take that chance.

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