Thursday, 18 December 2008

the whitest boy alive

they played an awesome, longer than expected, set.
he danced with and in the crowd.
their performance at nevereverland was fantastic,
but this was better ten fold. more interaction. love.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

nevereverland

t'was good despite the bands that pulled out. shame, i did really want to see tame impala, temper trap and lost valentinos. the whitest boy alive were the shiznit, as expected. they'll definitely get big now that they've been exposed. oh, and by the way i shook erlend oye's hand and julian got him to write his name on my shirt. swoons. will be seeing them again tonight at the corner hotel.

the kooks were good. i've seen cut copy and presets in the recent past, so nothing new there - but nevertheless, still a good experience. ladyhawke - only caught the last couple of songs; she is fantastic. missed out on van she completely - but that's ok, i'm sure i'll see them sometime in the not to distant future. don't care about the djs.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

maths

the value of a drink

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink.
When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. "
- Frank Sinatra

Friday, 5 December 2008

dan is funny

dan: i have a receding hairline
amanda: what? where? show me!
dan: lifts fringe
amanda: that's not a receding hairline. you just have a large forehead ...

lmao ...

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

i'm scared of bees too

"I was really not a big fan of anything with wings, but I'm sure that this is just because I'm afraid of them getting in my hair, or on me, or up my nose, or something like that. But one time there was a bee in my apartment and I–it was a one room apartment my bed just pulled out from the wall, and so it was the bedroom at night and I would just push it back in during the day and it was the living room. So I was sitting in my living room slash bedroom and this bee flew in the window and I panicked. I was all like, "Ahh!" and went running into the bathroom and then closed the door. I was all like, 'Ahhh', and then I was like 'Well f*ck, I'm in the bathroom, what am i going to do in here?' So I just was like, 'I have to go out and get the bee.' So I opened the door and I peeked out. And I could hear the bee it was f*cking big, it was probably the size of my fist. It was like "brrrr", and was just like bumping into shitt and i was like it's come into my apartment to die. It was like big, and full and slow, and it was going to die. So I closed the door, and I was all like 'f*ck, what am i going to do?' And the bathroom was–like there was four stairs up into the bathroom and then there was a bench, it was a rad bathroom–and so i basically came up with this plan because I was so afraid of the bee I was like it's gonna have to fly out the window so i basically opened up the door, ran and threw open another window, and then ran back into the bathroom. And I waited like three minutes, and then i opened the door and it was still out there and so I ran out and grabbed my guitar. And i wrote a song and waited for the bee to die. I know this sounds totally insane, but it was a really big bee. And I don't know if I'm allergic. I didn't want to die alone in my weird creepy bachelor apartment; and I'd just been dumped and I was like, 'I don't wanna die.' I don't wanna get a bee sting and everybody go, 'yeah, she died of a broken heart.' but really it was a bee sting." - tegan

Sunday, 30 November 2008

inability to multitask

. amanda ; says: hello
. amanda ; says: oops
. amanda ; says: lol
. amanda ; says: OMG THAT WAS SO FKN STUPID
. amanda ; says: i picked up the phone
. amanda ; says: and typed 'hello' in ur window
billy le: says: HAHAHAHAHHAHA

etterbeek station


Sunday, 23 November 2008

sinking like a wave

turned out to be a productive day after all. my new deviation. enjoy.

georgia russell

"Georgia Russell is a Scottish artist who uses a scalpel instead of a brush or a pen, creating constructions that transform found ephemera, such as books, music scores, maps, newspapers, currency and photographs." - notcot

eveline tarunadjaja


this is more re: the display of her artwork, although i do quite like her work too.
i want to paint a tree on my wall and hang up some art pieces like this. snazzy.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

half full glass of wine by tame impala

love the beatles sound / vibe these guys have. maybe not so much beatles-like in the track below, but check out their myspace. the recordings sound very 80s - works for me. very much looking forward to seeing these guys at rock it out at nevereverland. but alas, that is still a month away. in the meantime, bop your heads with me and enjoy ze tunes. ta ta.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

plant analogies

amanda: i don't know ... she's like - a delicate little flower, whereas i'm more like ...
marie: a ... rough bush?

giggles.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

karma police

"One should, perform karma with nonchalance - without expecting the benefits, because sooner or later one shall definitely gets the fruits." - rig veda

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Friday, 7 November 2008

call it off

I won't regret saying this, this thing that I'm saying
Is it better than keeping my mouth shut, that goes without saying

Call, break it off
Call, break my own heart
Maybe I would have been something you'd be good at
Maybe you would have been something I'd be good at

But now we'll never know
I won't be sad
But in case I'll go there
Everyday, to make myself feel bad
There's a chance I'll start to wonder if this was the thing to do

I won't be out long but I still think it better if
You take your time coming over here
I think that's for the best ...

Thursday, 30 October 2008

nevereverland

who is going to nevereverland? i am -grins-
"The Presets, Klaxons, Cut Copy, Hercules And Love Affair, Whitest Boy Alive, Ladyhawke, The Bumblebeez, Muscles, Van She, Tame Impala, The Bang Gang Deejays, AJAX, The Lost Valentinos, Mission Control, Temper Trap, Canyons, Toni Pepperoni, Andee Van Damage and Bag Raiders are the first names to be announced to take part in this, the second coming of NEVEREVERLAND." - modular
the lineup is epic. looking forward to seeing whitest boy alive. did i or did i not tell you they were the shiznit? so mellow. mellow, smooth music under the sun - love it. loved whitest boy when i first heard burning. my band. mine. lol - i'm greedy. but honestly, good for them if they get big - but i want them to be kept quiet for just a little bit longer forever.

ETA: i just heard them on grey's anatomy season 5 episode 4. excuse me while i go kill myself.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Saturday, 18 October 2008

quiche


Ingredients
  • 84 g bacon bits
  • 80 g chopped onion
  • 140 g shredded Swiss cheese
  • 85 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Tomato
  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish frozen pie crust
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 235 ml half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the bacon, onions, parsley, tomato, and both cheeses. Place this mixture in the unthawed pie crust.
  3. Mix the eggs and half and half in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 35 minutes, until top of quiche begins to turn brown.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

have a nice day

Elephant: Why are your breasts on your back?
Camel: That's a strange question, from someone whose dick is on his face.

Monday, 15 September 2008

capped

being capped makes me want to shit myself and die. the end.

Monday, 8 September 2008

space cake

me: (to deb) why did you bring us cake?
phillip: because mum gave her parents space cake.
me: what?
deb: ... moon cake

... well i thought it was funny.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

body jewellery

inspiration: bliss lau jewellery

this is one of the limited times that i've actually finished making something. anyway, i'm quite happy with the results. i was going to buy a different chains to play around with, but given i give up on making things when they start to get tideous - i figured i'd just stick with the one. the back is really simple, i would've played around with it a little more, but i don't have a mannequin. i am a happy chap.

chain: $6.50 per m [ bought 2m ]
split rings 6mm: $3.00 - 25 pack [ used 6 ]
clasp and larger split ring: $2 [ with a few spare ]
magnetic clasp: $3.oo each
pliers: $10 [ ... didn't really use them ]

total: $31





Saturday, 6 September 2008

lady by petrova hammond

LADY Shop 3, 237 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

don't know why she used a blonde asian.
regardless, i like this dress - especially the pockets and the colour. pretty.

erin wasson vs. bliss lau

"We went to Gen Art last night and did some serious damage to our already weak wallets. On our way out, we approached a rack of chain jewelry, wine in hand and announced, "Wow, this looks just like Erin Wasson's."

We were impressed, just like we were when we first saw Erin's pieces, until the girl standing next to the rack, Bliss Lau, looked like she might cry. Apparently, allegedly, her work looks like Erin Wasson's because the model bought one of her necklaces, re-cast it and threw the copies over Alexander Wang's Fall 08 collection on that dirty Chelsea runway. All would have been forgiven, maybe, until Wasson wore the original Bliss version in her Nylon write up.

We love Erin, and now we kind of love Bliss, and it's impossible to know exactly who's right or who's wrong, (though Bliss has been making her body chains since Fall 2007). So we sighed, bought the necklaces from Bliss because they're super pretty and got the hell out of there before we spent any more money or heard any more scary stories." - fashionista

And - Bliss Lau's pieces run from about $250-$450
while Erin Wasson's pieces will retail for around $1,200.

erin wasson


bliss lau