11:56 pm, 29 May 2006
well, the record has been out one week now here, and what a long week it has been! we are really busy at the moment having rehearsals with all of the musicians who will play with us at the melbourne launch, and also getting ready to do a film clip.
there was a party the other night at my ‘house’ (i live in a room out the back of a cafe, so it’s not really a house as such) which was fun, as evidenced by the picture above. i’m sure it wasn’t the first party in world history where this happened, but it was a first for so worth a mention… we passed around a pad of paper on which everyone wrote down a track to download and cue up on the iPod. needless to say, it ended up like pretty much any 80’s ‘party mix’ CD, but it was an enjoyable exercise. here’s how the tracklist turned out….
Eye of the Tiger
When will i be famous
toto - africa
Toto - Rosanna
It’s A Wonderful Life
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance - Rap - 80’s
Mc Hammer - You Cant Touch This
ACDC - Back In Black
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 1
Bye Bye Love
Guns N’ Roses - Paradise City
Blondie - Call Me
Running Up That Hill
Kim Carnes - Betty Davis Eyes
Salt n Peper - Push it.mp3
Tone Loc - Bust A Move
48 crash suzie quattro
all men are liars
TAKE THE PRESSURE DOWN
That’s When I Think Of You
Totally 80s - Jefferson Starship - We Built This City On Rock & Roll
I Just Died in Your Arms
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Swisha House - Greatest Hits - 121 - Chamillionaire - Flow (After Da Kappa)
Erica Badu - Next Lifetime
That’s When I Think Of You - 1927
Kriss Kross - Jump
The Final Countdown
1:33 pm, 22 May 2006
This is a picture of the MCG lighting up the city sky alien green. Freaky!
So the album is out today. Thanks to everyone that has ordered copies through the site. It all goes toward getting us on the road and to a pub near you later this year.
6:16 pm, 16 May 2006
Here we are at the opening night of rachael’s new painting exhibition. She did the painting which is on the cover of A Minor Revival. The new work looks amazing. Check out www.seventhgallery.org , and we will have some more of her work up in the ‘friends and links’ of the site.
2:43 pm, 11 May 2006
9.21am So i’m on my way to my job.. For the last time! I handed in my resignation 2 weeks ago, and today it is realised. It’s kinda hard to believe, but very exciting. We’ve got a big year ahead with the album and stuff, so i’m glad i’m making the time for it. I just hope the money starts falling out of the sky :-)
it’s funny.. I put on my headphones this morning and the first words bonnie prince billy was singing to me were ‘… you do what you want, and i will do what i want, cause i’m now free, master and everyone, servant of all and servant to none’. Bring on 5.30pm.
3:57 pm, 5 May 2006
Boy.. Winter has hit this town hard now. It’s one of those weeks where you did out your heaviest jacket and find what strange thing you left in pocket 9 months ago. It makes me think of our friends in the northern hemisphere and and wonder what summer in europe must be like. Somehow we’ve avoided it all these years.
Hey, this is my first entry from my mobile phone. Crazy huh. I feel like Marty McFly!
Pete wants you to visit
- omit needless words
- the blog of our good friend patrick who is one of the creators of this very website. many quality rants herewith.
- last fm
- this is a great way to find out about music, and is what music sharing should really be all about
- office space
- if you have ever worked in an office cubicle, then this is a movie you must see... one of my favourites of all time with gold quotes a-plenty.
- the webshite
- this is some scary evidence of how manufactured commercial rock music is. it streams two nickelback songs thorugh each speaker at the same time and you guessed it... they are the same. the mind boggles....
- found magazine
- positively one of my most favourite mags ever. it's like another world, and feels somehow wrong, but so good at the same time!! try and get hold of a physical copy if you can - it's worth it.
Pete's Top Tracks
Karl wants you to visit
- Have a look at the work of some amazing artists including: Ernesto Caivano. Marcel Dzama, Daniel Clowes, and Edward del Rosario just to name a few..
- If you love M.A.S.H like me and your friends make fun of you, go somewhere where they can't find you and check out this site.
- David Rowe is a friend of ours and does cartoons for the Financial Review. If you like cartoons with a nasty streak have a look at these.
- books on the go right now
- the corrections by jonathan franzen ******************************************* idle thoughts of an idle fellow by jerome k jerome ******************************************* the unconquerable world by jonathan schell****