Wednesday, December 30, 2009

favourites of 2009

Favourite movies:
District 9
Star Trek

Favourite albums:
La Roux-La Roux
Passion Pit- Manners
The xx- The xx
The Temper Trap- Conditions
Lily Allen- It's Not Me, It's You

Favourite new artists:
Passion Pit
The xx
Miike Snow
Mumford & Sons
La Roux
Hungry Kids of Hungary

Check out Rolling Stones top 100 songs of the decade.

and their top 10 films of the decade.
both fantastic lists.

photo from yosigo on flickr

life seems much more simple now


Tuesday, December 29, 2009


"The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual" R. Buckminster Fuller

tim walker

tim walker's photography seems to possess a unique magical essence in each of his photos.



The film Avatar, to put it simply, was EPIC.


James Cameron you are a

Monday, December 21, 2009

triple j's hottest 100

my list:
  • The Basics - With This Ship
  • Boy and Bear - Mexican Mavis
  • La Roux - Bulletproof
  • Lily Allen - 22
  • Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
  • Passion Pit - Little Secrets
  • Passion Pit - The Reeling
  • Paul Dempsey - Ramona Was A Waitress
  • Phoenix - 1901
  • Temper Trap, The - Down River
I found this an extremely difficult task to complete; I had a list of about 25 songs and had to cut it back to only 10. I feel as if 2009 has been a great year for new artists and bands. I really enjoyed the Australian music scene this year; a great mix of indie/alternative artists and great hip-hop acts appeared. Many bands had great comebacks and released albums that satisfied their many fans (Eg. Muse). However, some bands released news albums which were pretty average compared to their older stuff (Eg. The Killers). I'll probably compile a list of a good/bad albums for 2009. Until then, ciao.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

where the wild things are

I cannot recall reading the book when I was younger but from glancing quickly through the picture book, the book seemed to lack a detailed storyline; the main focus of the book were on the accompanying drawings. With the film, there may be a beginning (Max running away), a middle (his time away from home) and an ending (journey home) but whilst watching the film, these sections all blend into one dreamlike film that seems to lack a clearly defined story. In any other film, the lack of a storyline would lead to a catastrophic film but due to the way this film has been delicately crafted, the film does not need to rely on a sturdy script for the film to bloom.

The film takes the viewer on a trancelike journey into the wild imagination of the protagonist Max (Max Records). One watches hazily as we are introduced to the mysterious creatures of the islands whose one-liners create ripples of laughter throughout the cinema. Other points in the film cause a mellow and heartfelt mood to be experienced. Do not be surprised if you begin to feel a tad disheartened.

This is not a kid’s film; kids would be quite confused with the story of the film and would find it disturbing. I believe that some mothers would have a hard time watching this film due to the honest portrayal of the mother’s parenting hardships; a single mother raising two kids, dealing with raging tempers and a runaway child. On that note, the performance by Max Records was terrific. He is such a young talented actor who provided a very genuine and honest performance.

'It’s a strange thing that this story has had such a hold over generations of children; it’s quite a dark tale. And that darkness is in the film' Margaret (At the Movies).

One of the main standouts of the film was definitely the aesthetics of the film. The setting (along the coast of Victoria) is picturesque and the colours of the film are just divine. There were so many scenes in which I wanted to take a photo to set as my wallpaper. The cinematography creates a very mystical and dreamlike setting; the handheld camera furthermore creates a more intimate feeling. The dreamlike and imaginative feel of this film is what makes it so easy to like the film. It is so easy to watch and let your mind float away. However, once the film finishes it is difficult to verbalise why you actually liked the film. You end up saying something along the lines of 'wow that was different’.

The soundtrack is fantastic. To put it simply, it makes the film. Without the songs and beats that accompany the little dialogue, the film would be rather dull. I downloaded the soundtrack shortly after watching the film and I have been listening to it on repeat. Take a listen to ‘Hidaway’ by Karen O and the Kids. Such a chilled and magical soundtrack; definitely takes you away from reality.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

now this is what a bookend should look like


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

listen to these songs:

Mexican Mavis by Boy & Bear

Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons

Lust For Life by Girls

You'll find your bread and your butter

you met me at a very strange time in my life

this film is epic.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bob Evans

I got free tickets to go and see Bob Evans at the myspace music studio. It was such an intimate setting, less then 50 people in a marquee tent, just chilling around, listening to Bob Evans (Kevin Mitchell) sing songs and crack jokes with his fellow bandmember.

He played some of his latest songs such as 'Pasha Bulker', 'Brother, O Brother' and 'Hands Me Down'. He sounds exactly or maybe even better then the recordings of these songs. His bandmate (Mal) played this amazing instrument that consisted of a keyboard plus a drumkit. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to play both at one time. Props to him.

Towards the end of the 45min gig, they played some of their older songs such as 'Friend' and 'Don't You Think It's Time'. I love love love his old stuff. Overall, such a great gig and it was all for free! Too good.

Friday, September 18, 2009


source: me

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hollow Man Quote

So Superman is out flying around one day, horny as hell, and he sees Wonder Woman sunning herself naked on top of the Justice League. She's laying out there all naked and spread eagle, and Superman says, "I have GOT to get me some of that Wonder P***y." Then it occurs to him, he can just fly down, get in a few quick pumps, and be gone before anyone notices anything because he's Superman, right? So he flies down real quick, does his thing, and is gone in a flash. Wonder Woman sits up real quick and says, "What the hell was that?" The Invisible Man replies, "I don't know, but my arse is killing me." Hollow Man (2000)


Movie lessons tested

Lesson 1: ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get…’Forrest Gump (1994)

Irksome words of wisdom from Mrs Gump to her fleet-footed, slow-brained offspring.

Expert: Cadbury’s spokesperson

“We try our best to make each assortment the same. There will be give or take on one or two units. But, broadly, each box will feature the same proportions throughout.

The whole point of assorted chocolates is that whatever you like, someone else won’t – and whatever they don’t like, there’s always some Granny or Auntie who will. You’re trying to cover a broad spectrum.”

Verdict: Chocolate boxes are designed to be uniform and predictable. Not like life then.

source: total film

Sunday, August 16, 2009

lorenzo agius

Lorenzo Agius photography


'...There's certain things that should be
Left unsaid
Tick tick tick tick on the watch
Life's too short for me to stop...'

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


“Tears are words the heart can't express”


'....On Manners, the band's unique brand of sugary electro pop belies some darker themes that unravel with every listen. This will be one of the biggest records of the year, and rightly so' Source: Triple J

Passion Pit are frigging awesome. Their debut album 'Manners' is simply amazing, definitely my favourite album so far in 2009. I love their type of music; electro and indie music mixed in an experimental way which makes it sound truly unique.

Although this type of music is not everyone's cup of tea (I know a few people who hate this type of indie music), make sure you check out some of their tunes. Music, in particular in today's world, lacks uniqueness and has become all about how many records one can sell. So when a new band comes along, that has a blatantly obvious passion for music AND sounds genuinely 'new', it is definitely worth checking them out and supporting them.

I can't wait for themt to tour Aus. Will be awesome =)

Friday, July 31, 2009

awkward much?

Poor seth rogan....rejected by Megan Fox on live TV hahaha.
I would probably have died of shame if that was me.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Trailer

Your thoughts?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

tight fit

Source: Looking Glass Flickr page

click click

I bought my first ever SLR camera a couple of weeks ago; a Sony a350 =D It has become my new favourite possession. I still get astounded by the amount of detail that each photo can hold. When comparing to my old digital camera, the photos on my SLR are about a billion times better.

Here are some photos that I have taken....I'm still trying to get used to being able to control so many aspects of taking a photo. Aperture, exposure, shutter speed, focus etc. I think I need to buy a manual or something.

(click to enlarge)
(my cat)

(my first try at long exposure...looks better when it is full size)

Bill Murray

Bill Murray is definitely one of my all time favourite actors. I love most of his work; my personal favourties being Groundhog Day, What About Bob?, Lost In Translation and The Man Who Knew Too Little.

Recently he has been missing in action but he is currently filming scenes for his new film 'Get Low'.

Although the name sounds like some rap/gangsta movie, 'Get Low' is actually a drama/thriller based on a true story. Directed by Aaron Schneider, the story follows Bill Murray's character, owner of a unsuccesful funeral parlor. Robert Duvall plays Tennessee eccentric Felix "Bush" Breazealz who comes to Bill Murray to plan his own funeral, whilst he is still alive.

Not much else has been exposed about the plot/storyline but it's been classified as a thriller so there must be some twist involved.

Anyways, it's good to see Murray getting back into movies =D

Friday, May 15, 2009

in the clouds

I can't wait

Monday, April 27, 2009

Always funny...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

which USB would you rather?


this seems like a good read....

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America "Author Julian Montague has created an elaborate classification system of abandoned shopping carts, accompanied by photographic documentation of actual stray cart sightings. These sightings include bucolically littered locations such as the Niagara River Gorge (where many a cart has been pushed to its untimely death) and mundane settings that look suspiciously like a suburb near you."


Photographed by Peter Funch

Friday, April 10, 2009

Favourite Film Charecters

Amelie Poulain- Amelie
Edna- The Incredibles

Guido Orefice- Life is Beautiful
Lester burnham- American Beauty
Ron Weasley- Harry Potter Movies
Bridget Jones

Marty McFly- Back to The Future
Ferris- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Bob- What About Bob?
Marla Singer- Fight Club

who are your fav charecters?