Monthly Archives: January 2011

Local Natives, Sun Hands

I’m not going to Laneway tomorrow. There are various reasons – not least that I’m still reeling from the appallingly ignorant and incompentent set-up last year, and there’s also the fact that I spent too much over the festive season and didn’t get… Continue reading

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Bauhaus, Kick In The Eye

[Or, How my copy of The Bats’ The Law of Things was lost forever] I was a vile teenager. I discovered the joys of boys, booze, weed and miserable music at an early age and used to take great pleasure in locking myself in my room, lying on the floo… Continue reading

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Dorothy Morrison, Rain

A little song for those enduring Cyclone Wilma this weekend – because Dorothy Morrison can bring a silver lining to just about anything. Stay safe and dry out there, folks. Continue reading

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Classic Album Nights

I’m a big fan of both Greg Wilson and the joy of appreciating albums in their entirety… but when the lovely Alan P emailed this to me this afternoon, about Greg Wilson’s ‘Classic Album Sundays’ and his guide to putting on ‘classic album nights’,… Continue reading

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Stevie Wonder, Superstition

Hoping to find a spare hour to watch this much-vaunted Stevie Wonder doco tonight. I was lucky enough to get a ticket at the last minute to see Mr Wonder last year, right up the front in the best seats I’ve ever had at rotten old Vector Arena. He … Continue reading

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Tame Impala, Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind (Erol Alkan Rework) Radio Edit

The legacy of the Big Day Out was to block my ears to all other music except replaying the Primal Scream set over and over again on my internal jukebox… But it’s OK, I’m back on track now. The track I’ve been enjoying today is this new Tame Impa… Continue reading

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Big Day Out in words, pics and other people’s videos

The obligatory round-up of the Big Day Out – a truly epic day, despite a catastrophic start to it all and torrential rain at the end. Big thanks to all involved – especially my wonderful friends for making the day spectacular. My hits and highligh… Continue reading

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Primal Scream, Come Together [live in London]

[Final Big Day Out anticipation post] If you aren’t jumping out of your skin with excitement about tomorrow – specifically Primal Scream’s slot at 8.35pm tomorrow – then you should take yourself to task and seriously question your judgment. And if… Continue reading

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Wumni

[Big Day Out anticipation post #6] This is what the Lilyworld is all about. 2pm Friday. Can’t imagine anywhere I’d rather be. Continue reading

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Ratatat, Drugs

[Big Day Out anticipation post #5] There’s a lot of hype currently about ridiculous stock photos, such as Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Women Resisting Delicious Cakes & Pies or People Looking Shocked In Front of Computers. Allow me to introduc… Continue reading

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