We need to get back in the Game!
Friday January 29th 2010
Some kind of worm, at least 800 metres tall, impossibly thin but with a trumpet-like mouth stands over the city, screaming "I HAVE FOUND YOUR GOD!! I HAVE FOUND YOUR GOD!!" The ground starts to shake as a hundred metre tall tsunami - black as night - appears on the horizon and the crowds start to flee. "HERE COMES YOUR GOD!!" shrieks the worm...
Don't you love those dreams that make you wonder just what the hell is going on in your subconscious?
File under: Nocturnal Adventures
Just something that's been annoying me
Wednesday January 27th 2010
Last week they cut down most of the trees around Subiaco railway station. I have no idea why they did such a thing but they've managed to transform what was quite a nice combination of greenery and modern architecture into a grey, lifeless concrete desert. Well done guys!
File under: Current Events
Hottest 100 2009 - Folk Rock Uber Alles!
Tuesday January 26th 2010
Well, the leak was right (although it was hardly a stretch) and Mumford and Sons have won the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2009. I can't say I'm jumping up and down with joy or anything, but it's a decent song, so good on them.
Three of my selected songs got in, specifically Blue Juice with Broken Leg at number 5, Lisa Mitchell's Coin Laundry at number 7 and John Butler's One Way Road at number 39. On the other hand - in a fine showing for the irony department - most of the songs I trimmed from my shortlist actually made it.
I've done my usual analysis of the results (expect some kind of exciting graph soon!) and the average score for the entire countdown this year was 2.77. This works out as between "An alright song but nothing special" and "I heartily endorse this tune or composition". The country breakdown is 36 for Australia, 29 for the UK, 23 for the United States, 4 for Canada, 3 for New Zealand (all of the courtesy of the Conchords), 2 each for Italy and France and 1 for Sweden, which is a nice spread.
OK, that's all I've got to say for now. My brain is fried after nine hours of serious radio listening (and cleaning, which I was doing during the serious radio listening).
Oh yes! It's also Australia Day! I really must get some of those inane car flags and a southern cross tattoo. Maybe I can even put a FOWF sticker on my vehicle! Hooray!!
File under: Musical Snobbery
I want Hermione Granger and a Rocket Ship!
Monday January 25th 2010
I'm definitely coming late to the party but if you're any kind of Harry Potter fan you owe it to yourself to check out A Very Potter Musical - an incredibly silly, completely unauthorised musical "reinterpretation" of Harry Potter put together by students at the University of Michigan last year. I could go on and on about how great it is, but all I really need to say is that it features a tap-dancing Lord Voldemort. You hear me? A tap-dancing Lord Voldemort. What the hell are you waiting for? (And what the hell is a Hufflepuff?)
The downside is I now have a crush on Draco Malfoy. Before anyone gets out Scarf of Sexual Orientation I should point out that I have a crush strictly on the AVPM version of Draco Malfoy who is played by the very cute and downright hilarious Laura Lopez (I have no idea why was she continually rolling around the stage but it was extremely amusing).
Anyway, tomorrow's Australia Day (Boo! Hooray! Boo! Hooray! Call me when you're finished) so you can expect an entry on how crap the Hottest 100 turns out to be at least ;)
File under: Internet Ephemera