Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cool stuff that has popped up that you have probably seen

This makes me wish I was back in Wellington actually participating in life there for a change.
Also - this is The Conjurors

Yeeeeaaaaaaaah! PEOW PEOW OWN that shit.
That's all I can think of in the two seconds that I have written this post in. Although you should spend more time than that with these two pieces of music. They are sexy. Take them on a date. Talk about how good they look and how interesting their conversation is.
Also there is this Cool Times Dying Gooseling album by Tommy Ill. What a super champ he is! SUPERCHAMP!
I also enjoy this now too.

ALSO - thoughts for the day.
1. Do I only ever write about like 5 bands?
2. What are we gonna do when all the band names are used up? Are we gonna have to do that thing we did with hotmail accounts and be like

Friday, June 22, 2012


Golden Axe - 'Being Cool Is E.Z.™' (AMDISCS summer tour mix 2012) by AMDISCS


Monday, May 14, 2012


WOO HOO!!!! New sneaky look at a new Lawrence Arabia song!!!


Has a cool wood block in it.
I have recently found wood blocks to be very sexy.
I was walking down the road listening to "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen and I realised what made the song really really sexy.
The little snap on the rim of the snare (well at least that is what I think it is), it's like every time that happens you feel like there is a little tap on your butt.
So anything like that in a song = SEXY.

Just try and NOT get turned on right now.

Also did I post this the other day?? I don't know if I did.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Living in the city IS tough guys.
Like, real hard out.

That's why every now and again I really feel the need to put on some short shorts and dance around my room.
Luckily, there is a song out there that is more than ample to facilitate my needs.


Dear Simon Ward, Stop making life so awesome ok?
OK no don't.

Simon makes some of the best videos ever ever ever.
Here's a short selection of awesomeness that he has created. I'm gonna look to see if he has a website.
OH GOD HE DOES YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Anyway, here's a few that I know. Bye Bye afternoon, I'm heading on a trip through awesomeville.

I'm actually looking at the screen in digust. How can one have so much awesome within? SPEAKING OF AWESOME.

Oh and check this out - some behind the scenes photos of how they made awesome feelings.

Anyway - check out Simon's website for more cause there is heaps more awesome there, ok?
AND - links to the bands.
Spring Break
Golden Axe
I feel bad cause I want to put all the videos up here but ya know. What are you gonna do.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lawrence Arabia should be the biggest artist in the world.

That's true. He should have like 400 000 000 facebook fans and be drinking from gold goblets.
Lawrence Arabia is a genius songwriter and totally one of my favourites ever. And I was all like, why aren't Katy Perry and Gaga bowing down to him??
Then I realised that there was something missing. Why do these people have hoards of fans and the award winning Arabia have not as many?? (He has a lot, but deserves a lot more.)

Then I realised. By crickey!!! Little Monsters?? Katy Katz?!??! Lawrence Arabia needs a name for his fans!

So I decided to start a list.

Any other suggestions?


By Paul Wedel aye? Sneaky devil.
And here's a favourite for old times sake.

Vid-ya Art: a workshop.

Today I went to a video workshop put on these girls that go under the name Girls Get Busy.

I was a bit weird at first cause I didn't know what was going on, a few technical issues and everyone there knew each other so it was a bit strange. BUT - the whole thing was awesome and thought provoking and inspiring and weird and all that shit.

It's great how people just accept who they are and what they are doing. Well, I guess you have to define yourself when you are in a place like London. There was a showing of work from a bunch of varied video artists, then a break, then a showing of some work by some artists/directors who were at the viewing, and then a discussion with them at the end. There was also a video booth that people could go and record something in, but I didn't feel like I could be a part of it. Well, I could of but I couldn't be bothered.


OK, now I'm gonna try and find some of the videos online. OK YAY! First off - these are the people who talked.

Right - Margarita Louca. She's a pretty strong lady. She started out doing graphic design and then thought Fuck it, I'm gonna hit film hard. And did! She started out learning technical stuff and then got more into the process. I overheard her chatting to someone that she is gonna be making the live visuals for the NEXT METALLICA TOUR. WAAAAAHHHH~?

She talked about how she gets invited to make responses to things (she doesn't exclusively do that though). I wondered about whether this was totally egotistical or utterly human. Wanting to connect but wanting to be important to someone.
And some other stuff too. She likes to make works that are emotive and not narrative (but does both). Cool story thanks Gemma. One of the videos she played doesn't seem to be online, but it was a response to the latest Werner Herzog film Into the Abyss.

Nell Eu played us her short film "Spit". I tried to find it online but couldn't. She deals with more narrative based stuff. It's so weird that all these people have DOP's and stuff like that. It's like, in NZ you have to just budgo your way through everything, while here people are IN THEIR ROLE. Not a bad thing, but makes me want to focus.

And then there wasss Alison Severs! She works at Vice and produces Cute Stuff. She also does other work like making this documentary on Krokadil in Siberia. We only watched the last 10 minutes but it was grueling.

The she also does stuff like this. KIDS RESPOND TO PARANOID ANDROID.

Someone asked about the humour in the second one, fuck I can't remember specifically what the question was, but it almost felt like the last video was the one that got the biggest response. Hoomer is important.

I dunno, maybe some of the other videos were trying to convey EMOTIONS, or be emotive, but were a bit contrived, or just kind of failed. The simple video and the humour were so natural that it just kind of made everyone at ease. I don't think you have to be the best actors in the world to get the message across properly - maybe just the best director?

It's like, when you see someone who is perfect I always want to see the imperfect in them. Like if someone spends hours straightening their hair, I love seeing the tiny little crimpy bit that they missed. In those videos where you are trying to create these honest emotions/stories there always seems to be a bit of failure in them.

That doesn't mean I'm totally writing the others off, cause I enjoyed most of them, but I always look at "art that looks like art" with a suspicious eye.

Annnnnnd - It was at the Shackwell Arms, which is a pretty sweet place.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tommy Ill makes me cry

This video is the cool new video from cool guy Tommy Ill.
It features all my friends and made me cry when I saw it.
Thanks guys, thanks a lot. (get it?)