Thursday, November 03, 2005

Condensed

The past...however many days, in short:

My box of stuff came from Khepri, I was excited. It took ages (by boat) but it was worth the wait. In addition to the comics from them, I also recently picked up Fell #1, which was jolly good. I think I said already that I bought vol. 4 of Y: The Last Man.
Also got a small box of things from mother, which included embarrassingly revealing undergarments and a diamond ring.

It has been awfully hot this week, and I don't like it at all. I need more socks. It is the season of socks, and I can't find most of mine. My legs would rather be amputated than bared in public. It is also fat old shirtless guy weather, which is just horrible and would make anyone with the slightest sense of decency want to stab themselves in the eyes. How are those jiggling, drooping, hirsute manboobs not considered offensive? I beg of you, if you are blessed with a rack, give it the support it needs! At least wear a bikini or a sports bra or coconut shells or something. Pasties, even. Not Cornish pasties. Anyway.

Saturday was warm. I was out and about, buying paint and shirts. Wandered into Chapel Tattoo to drop in a rough sketch for Jakob to work on. I should be spending money on food, not a new tattoo. I care not. It will be fine.

Monday, I went to Laundry in Fitzroy to see the hip-hop lads that came to record a few weeks back. Brutalikah played two sets, and I was extremely impressed by the set they did with the backing band. And I got a good response to this:


What is my Hunter S. Thompson shirt that I made. I am still cutting out my Tom Waits thing, but I will whack that up when it is done. It should be well cool. Stencil Magic lives on!

By the way, there is some place on Brunswick Street (Esco?) that does small (and rather good) pizza and a glass of house wine for $4 until 6pm. I don't know if the wine is any good, because I don't drink wine enough to know. It wasn't unpleasant as far as I could tell. I got the Ricotta & Sun-dried pizza, which was jolly. And certainly you could do a lot worse for $4.

Oh, and everyone in town should go to The Tote tonight to see my favourite pirate band, Sforzando. Everyone except me, that is. Because it is $6 to get in, and I don't have $6. Bloody mongrel bastard pirates.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Firing Blind

How is everything out in the big scary world? Sometimes, one feels like a white mouse in an endless lab maze, trying to find the way to the cheese with the lights turned off. Occasionally, one starts wondering if there is any cheese. You can either keep blundering about, starving and banging into things, or you can curl up in a ball and wither away (missing out on potential cheese).
Me, I'm pretty sure there's cheese. A nice big round of camembert to snout into. I hope. And so I blunder. Hell, for all I know, there could be crackers as well. You never know unless you try.

Anyway. Enough of this talk about cheese. You can tell I've had a slightly stressful time when I start going on about dairy products.

Recording went well. It needs mixing, still, but that's all right. It won't need anything too flashy, I think. One of the vocal tracks is too squashed, that one wants fixing in a big way.

Oh, also...here is another one of my Stencil Magic pieces. No, I do not know what Stencil Magic is. It just popped out. Shut up.
Anyway. I took the image from Un Chien Andalou, for those that don't recognise it. I finished this one a day after I finished the Serge one. I quite like it!




Remember The Maxx? That was a good comic. And a pretty good TV show, too. I should get around to buying the TPBs, seeing as I have no idea what has happened to my patchy collection of single issues. Ah, the Liquid Television days...

Nothing else of note, or at least, nothing I wish to expose. Blah. Cheerio!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Down With The Sickness

I'm ill again! Brilliant timing, too, as I'm supposed to clock in for a 12-hour recording session tomorrow night and can already feel fevers coming on. Great. Apparently I am in dire need of nutrients. Which I could very well buy, if I never went to gigs. Frankly, I'd rather have the gin and cigarettes. Here's to short-term thinking!

MIDI assignments were cancelled this week, which I was relieved about. I did not particularly want to do another overnighter with that horrible Nord Lead. At least I know that it wasn't just me having problems with it, and feel slightly less of an idiot.

Oh, yes...I made a Serge Gainsbourg shirt. It came out really well, better than I thought it would. Which is good. Plaz knows how much of a grump I was when I was making this. Here:


Everybody loves Serge. I've got another one in the works, too.

As always, I am last to know about nifty little internet games, and only recently discovered NationStates.
NationStates is a free nation simulation game. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a Utopian paradise for society's less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Care for your people or deliberately oppress them. Join the United Nations or remain a rogue state. It's really up to you.
It's not the most perfect game in the world, but it's a bit of fun. Plaz and I created a nation a few days ago. There seems to be an awful lot of rutting going on...
Anyway.
I go now, to do stuff.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

How About...Totally Frickin' Great!

The launch for The Suns' new EP was much awesomeness indeed! I got a lot of drinks for free, which was fortunate, as I was running out of cash. Silver confetti shit fell into my bra. A few photos (no, not of my bra) are at Flickr. In true me form, I didn't take any photos of The Suns, which was a shame. There was some mad Hendrix-style guitar action happening! Here's a Mach Pelican photo, though:


...I am eating Pizza Pockets. Does anyone remember those Rock 'n' Rolls? "You can poke and poke...and there's nobody home!" Yeah, they were better.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Acetate Zombies

Again, I have been neglecting the blog. Again, not much to report. We're starting surround sound at Uni, I got my certificates from ex-Uni (nine High Dist's out of a possible fourteen) so that's over and done with for good.
Have been keeping myself busy with making some stencils.

Tonight, I'm bopping on over to The Astor for zombies. I haven't seen either Land Of The Dead or the Dawn Of The Dead re-working, so it's an adventure. And The Astor is the best cinema in Batman, so I don't really mind if the movies aren't all that and a bag of crisps. But here's hoping!

Oh, and The Suns are playing the Espy tomorrow night. Rock.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Serenity

I just saw it! I liked it! Me being a bit of a Firefly fruitcake and a Browncoat, I may be a little biased, but it was totally great. The River fights were the best. The best! Ahem. And it was very pleasing to see the boat on a big screen. So my verdict is: Shiny!
A crap review, I know. But I can't give too much away. Go see Serenity! And totally invest in Firefly, it's highly enjoyable.

Also saw a preview for this Night Watch thing, which at the very least looks like eye-candy, some very stylin' visuals. We could do with some good new horror. And the start of the preview freaked the craps out of near everyone in the room! Everyone did that little jump, and got embarrassed and laughed. It's from last year, but us English types are getting it now.

No other news to report. I cut a lump of skin off my finger, because it looked weird and was annoying me. That's about the most exciting thing.

I crave fruit juice. Now I go drink some.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

My Baby Arrived!

Yes, it is lovely, a spanky new iMac G5! For me! I am impressed. It's just so pretty. The only downside of having a new computer is having to transfer crap from The Beast across, which I have yet to do. It's going to be a pain in the backside, but it must be done.
And stop your little "just burn it to CD" suggestions, because The Beast has no burner. That's how ancient it is. It has a floppy drive (do you need me to link to a Wiki article to remind you what that is?), and we all know how disappointing those are. Right, people?
I fear this new machine will turn me into a recluse. I care not.

Not much else to report. Went to the Espy tonight, and visited the New Unimproved Public Bar. It is rather horrible. Yes, I know it always was rather horrible, but it's possibly worse. They have a lot of condensation happening in there, and everyone wearing spectacles had to de-fog as soon as entering. Very hot, and apparently one is not permitted to open the windows. This is probably why I almost fainted. Hooray for being a delicate lady. I swoon! Bring on the smelling salts!

Oh, and here is A Thing I did using ArtRage, which is a very nice painting program that Plaz found:


Wouldn't that look great on a shirt? No, it wouldn't!