Friday, 28 December 2007

Have a pleasant 'Etcetera'

Etcetera-slash-Everything in twenny-oh-eight.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Hey! Ho! Let's Ho Ho Ho!

(Image stolen from here.)
Well, really feels like Christmas sneaked-up on me this year. One minute you're living your life then BOOM! Christmas Eve's here attempting to garotte you with piano wire.

Anyway, here's something festive in the spirit of the season, wishing you good cheer and domestic harmony. From their 1989 album, 'Brain Drain'. (Also available on the 'Hey Ho Let's Go Anthology' compilation, for Ramones beginners).

Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) - The Ramones [3.3MB mp3 file]

I hope you have a good one!

Saturday, 22 December 2007

The missed opportunist

A highly conceptual Jacob's Creek advertisement. Ads are so sophisticated these days - and referencing minimalism too.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Doing it on TURBO

Presenting a shameless plug for my friends Mink Engine who have recently completed a massive production-cycle of highly-impressive videos and music. You can buy some tracks via their Juno page as the electronic download.

Here's a YouTube video of the clip to 'Jooga'.

And if you're in Melbourne, they are playing this Friday and Saturday with details on their site.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

OS woes

I'm finding the latest Apple operating system Leopard as buggy as all-get out. For example, even the screengrabs are flaky - I had to take the above grab with a camera. Apple - fix some of these with an update, please!

As an interesting aside, in Dante's Inferno, the Leopard represents self indulgent sins, according to the commentary in the Penguin edition.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Still life with offspring and rug

Here's some more photos of Iggy, posing on a blanket made by the awesomely talented Kerryn (who I am constantly encouraging to start a blog) featuring perennial favourite, Ultraman in super-deformed form. Look at the serenity it inspired in the test-subject - he's not always like that.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Sad news

This post is dedicated to Lou. We'll miss you.

Snowflake - Decoder Ring [3.4MB mp3 file]

Lou was friend of my wife from her school days who committed suicide after being diagnosed with Postnatal depression. We attended the funeral today, and I couldn't not post something about it and do my bit to draw attention to this illness. Lou's family requested donations to PANDA, the Post and Antenatal Depression Association.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life

Photographed around an alley in Chinatown. Inspirational? Cautionary? Randomness? An art project perhaps? Intriguing.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Turf is the new "turf"

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