Monday, July 26, 2010
Seriously, I only have a limited amount of time for sporting contests so after the World Cup, State of Origin and Masterchef, I have zero patience for this upcoming election. It's like watching two lice infested seagulls fight over a piece of mouldy bread - but they're seagulls that hate gay people, migrants(*) and human rights. The race to the bottom is thrilling in it's banality.
What I want to know is this: in the 9o's, the Government defunded higher education and propped it up with international student dollars. These students were lured here with the promise of permanent residency and now that is going to be taken off the table in a frenzy of "we-hate-filthy-migrants-who-probably-eat-babies-and-steal-white-people's-jobs" rhetoric. SO what happens to the students already in the system and secondly, if you destroy the international student market, will you restore funding to higher education?
Carry on then...
*(For the record, I'm a migrant to this country - like pretty much ANYONE who isn't Indigenous).
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Oh god, not this again... Day 1 and I'm already bored. However, even at this early stage, I can 100% guarantee and commit to the promise that if Tony Abbott wins, I'm moving overseas within a year of the election. And as much as I think it could never happen (I mean Tony Abbott - PRIME MINISTER!!!), this person votes.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
It was about a year ago I undertook this little exercise where you get your itunes to score the soundtrack to your life. This year, I thought I'd do it again but also do a double feature and re-write the scenes to a horror film so it's not the same every year (YES, it will be an annual event).
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool - first songs only
Opening Credits: Fingers and Toes - Screamfeeder
Waking Up: No Drop to Drink - Astronomy Class
First Day of School: Burnin'/Too Long - Daft Punk
Falling in Love: Ball & Biscuit - White Stripes
Fight Song: The Train from Kansas City - Neko Case
Breaking Up: Gamera - Tortoise
Prom: Banned from the End of the World - Sleater Kinney
Life is Good: Trampoline - The Grates
Mental Breakdown: Pearl's Dream - Bat for Lashes
Driving: The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist - Aimee Mann
Flashback: I Was A Kaleidoscope - Death Cab For Cutie
Getting Back Together: Say Aha - Santogold
Wedding: Colours - Jodi Martin
Paying the Dues: The Life & Death Of Mr. Badmouth - PJ Harvey
The Night Before the War: Santa Maria - Bill Callahan
Moment of Triumph: Time to Pretend - MGMT
Death Scene: Thelonius - Common
Funeral Song: Excitable - Def Leppard
End Credits: Sexy Plexi - Jack Johnson
Oh man - it was going so well until the last two tracks. I was having a nostalgia fit about a month ago and downloaded Def Leppard's Hysteria - serves me right. And Jack Johnson - I thought I'd gotten rid of that pap. Oh well, everything else was pretty cool, except maybe the smooth RnB number for my Death Scene.
But as mentioned, I decided that I'd write my own movie, this time a horror film. Fortunately, most modern horror films are filled up with rap-metal so my one Limp Biscuit song has to come up. So here you go: the soundtrack of my horror movie (The Curdling!) as scored by my itunes:
Opening credits: Welcome Home - Radical Face
Darkness descends: I Found That Essence Rare - Gang of Four
Chased by a maniac and killed in an unexpected way: The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Next day - meeting the protagonists: Temptation (Ft. Alex Turner) - Dizzie Rascal
"Hey, did you hear about that creepy murder?": Uncle Phranc - Team Dresch
Talk of Billy's party at the secluded lake house: Yesterdays - Guns N' Roses
Jeep ride with cheery teens: Hospital - The Lemonheads
Watched from the shadows: Wonderful Life - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Tina goes swimming (uh oh): Tire Me - Rage Against the Machine
"Oh my God! Is that Tina's bloody arm floating in the lake?": Coming Right Along - The Posies
Jeep's tyres are slashed, phone lines are cut, no mobile reception: I Ain't Mad Atcha (Feat. Danny Boy) - Tupac Shakur
Billy walks up the spooky deserted country lane to get help: 1,000,000 - Nine Inch Nails
Billy's decapitated head rolls down a hill: Stay Alive - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
BACK INTO THE HOUSE!: Catfish Blues - Skip James
All quiet, plotting an escape: You Never Know - Wilco
Mindy and Jim slip away to the bedroom: Coney Island - Death Cab for Cutie
Did you hear something?: Sextape - Deftones
Jim moves to second base, loses his head in the process: Hot on the Heels of Love - Throbbing Gristle
Teenagers about to have sex in horror movies always die horribly: Lamb On The Lam (In The City) - Band of Horses
Going down a dark corridor where no one can help you or hear you scream: Holy Diver - Dio (DIO!!! YEAH!)
Random token character, get's killed in front of everyone's eyes: Color Me Once - Violent Femmes
RUN! MOTHERFUCKER RUN!: Heidi's Theme - Decoder Ring
Hiding: Carousel - Iron & Wine
The masked man revealed, it was Billy's twin brother Jacob who was always jealous of him: Bring Me Down - Kanye West Feat. Brandy
Surprise attack, escaping Jacob: I Love Buddha - Monkey
Cornered but then unexpectantly Jacob gets killed by Mindy (we thought she was dead!): Wishing Well - Bob Mould
All huddle and console each other: Rid Of Me - PJ Harvey
Back at home, thank God that's over Mom: Mexicola - Queens of the Stone Age
Jacob's face at the window: Wish I may - Ani di Franco
Final credits: Drain you - Nirvana
Hmm that didn't really work although great final credits song. Need to work on that concept a little more...