Archive for June, 2006

Coldplay concert makes everything better

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Dear Blog,
So we lost this morning to the Italians. I don’t know what else to say or feel, except that I’m heart broken. I was fully decked out with an Aussie flag and Aussie tattoos on my face watching the game down at the local RSL. We really played a top game, pity it all had to go when Fabio Grosso decided to take up acting and took a dive. Don’t worry mate, I’m sure you’re up for an Academy Award.

Much props to Mark Schwarzer  for your world class efforts! (.. and Zeljko Kalac, you  suck!)

Anyway, I just came back from the Coldplay concert which was a rocking set and lifted my spirits abit. The warm-up gig by Youth Group was bloody fantastic. I couldn’t keep my eye off the second guitarist, his energy was electric! Will buy their album when it’s out in two weeks.

Was also about to cry towards the end because Coldplay didn’t play my song-of-2005, “Fix you”. But at the last minute, they did. Pity they didn’t perform “X & Y” though. And it would’ve been more fab if they performed “Spies” too but then I might be asking too much… It was also great to see Chris Martin as a really down to earth bloke, showing some sympathy for the Aussies by donning the band and himself in Socceroos jersies. Ha, he also worked in some new lyrics for the song, “In my place” with something along the lines of, “That shouldn’t have been a penalty in the first place…”

Top Stuff.

Johnny.

P.s Standing for hours in the moshpit can cause back-ache
P.s.s Keep your chin up Lucas Neill! You did us proud

STYLE WHORE FASHION: Winter 2006 (male)

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Another useless observation.

Seems like the trend for jackets this year are motorbike wannabe jackets. The reason why I say “wannabe” is because they have the look of a motorbike jacket, yet they don’t offer the same amount of protection as a real one, say for when you fall off your bike trying to pull a wheelie whilst eating a soft serve cone.

In the past 3-4 weeks I’ve seen the number of guys wearing them grow exponentionally, and this year’s providers on the season’s fads are Industrie (who seem to be turning into the next Fresh Jive) and YD.

The first time I saw this season’s YD motorbike jacket was when my I.T/admin guy was strutting around in one at a party. I thought it was hot. A week later I was incidentally at a YD store when the store helper person thingy said, “You’d look great in this”. “Yeah right bullshit artist, you can’t lie to me to make a sale” I thought. “Holy shazbot” was my next thought when he pointed to the same jacket as my I.T/admin guy’s.

Soon after that day, I must’ve seen at least 5-6 other guys with the same YD motorbike jacket. The Industrie ones aren’t doing the rounds as frequently, but they’re sure to pick up as I speak. In fact, just an hour ago I was at the Myers stocktake sale when I chuckled at the guy trying on one of the Industrie motorbike jackets. Imagine how he would feel when he sees another bloke with the same jacket. I know I’ve had that feeling at least 3-4 times in my life. Most girls will think we’re idiots but I can honestly say that for about 80% of the male population, when we see someone else with the same shirt/jacket/hat/girlfriend, we just feel like jumping off a cliff into a farm of thorn bushes with termites and rhinoceroses.


The soon to be notorious Industrie “motorbike” jackets

When you see these jackets, take a moment to put yourself in the wearer’s shoes when they see another dude with the same jacket (this doesn’t apply if you don’t care about other people).

Hmm, I quite like the white one though. I saw it at Myers and the logo looked like it had been hand sewn onto the jacket. A very raw and nice touch.

AUSTRALIA, FUCK YEAH!!!

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Congrats to our Socceroos over in Germany with their first World Cup match win. Ever.

AUS (3): JPN(1)

Could this be true? (well not yet anyway….)

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

No, that image isn’t photoshopped. It’s a real subscription! More details about it soon. Click on the image for a bigger view.

Pink is the old black

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

5 months have passed since I came back from Nam and I haven’t made anything. Kinda breaks my heart. Well, luckily just then I remembered I made a few things that have escaped my memory. Also, I have a new catergory called, “Stuff Making”. It’s just about stuff making basically. No agenda, no brief, no nothing – just stuff making.

To kick it off, here’s a piece I was given to finish as part of a collaboration series with the kids at influidx. You can view the piece before I was let loose on it somewhere here.

Old at 21

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

So, the time has come. Gone are the weekly karaoke and alcohol sessions that always resulted in a blurry mess (everyweek in the first half of 2005 anyone?). There was once a time where I looked forward to the end of the week, but not so much anymore. Even if I had to leave the house at midnight (things were always left to the last minute), I was always game to have some fun until the wee hours of the morning.

Now I couldn’t be arsed leaving the house even at 10pm. It could be because of the cold weather (what happened? I used to love the cold!), or maybe because every weekend now seems to consist of the same thing as the week before – nothing. Karaoke has lost it’s weekly appeal (nooo!), clubbing doesn’t have its alluring qualities anymore, and getting my arse to the city and back now feels like I’m trekking across the country.

Hmm. I think it’s probably because I’m getting old. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m too bloody lazy. Yeah, that must be it.

These days, nights in with a DVD rock my socks.

The Phlü spoke at St. Johns Park High School

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

ps. this image was taken from Tri’s blog (hence the “Johnny and I…”)

These Kids

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

I have started plotting points and making up characters for a trashy teenage drama. I don’t know why, I just want to write one. It’s for fun I guess, but you won’t see it anytime soon (or at all!). It’s one of those life projects that will just linger in the back of your mind until you get the buzz to add some more to it. It’ll also get me back into writing scripts again and working with stories (something I loved doing at uni).
Its working title at the moment is, “These Kids” (laugh if you must). Set in western Sydney, with a gritty look and will hopefully be as trashy as all the other teen dramas out there – only this time it’s Australian. Don’t know if it should be “light” like the O.C, but I want it to be just as trashy. Writing something like this is one of those things I would like to have an attempt at.
Ethan has also enlisted to be my co-writer.