Archive for August, 2010

Voting doesn’t work.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

An accurate account of the 2010 Australian Federal Election.

Say the right things when electioneering.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Australian federal election is tomorrow. In a not-so-bizarre twist, Uncle Tony’s gone loopy(er).

No Voter is safe!!

Tomorrow, don’t vote Labor just because they have a female leader. Don’t vote Coalition just because Tony fills out a pair of Speedos quite strikingly. Don’t vote Green just because of this guy’s hat. For god’s sake, use your brain and make your own informed decision. As long as you do this, I won’t lecture you. And most importantly, don’t forget to buy your obligatory Sausage & Bread on the way out and show your support for the Dolphins Under 13 Netball Team.

While we’re on the subject of politics, Wyclef Jean has been scratched as a candidate for the upcoming Haitian presidential elections. Therefore, I now encourage you to join me in endorsing my main man, Basil Marceaux as the next governor of Tennessee…

At least Marceaux can say what he stands for in under 60 seconds, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for Julz or Tone. Can you imagine either of the two leaders looking down the barrel of a camera and telling the Australian public in under a minute what they are going to do if elected?

Me neither.

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Happy Reporting Season!

[ Brokers with hands on their faces blog ]

In other news, it’s been a decent six months for new tunes. Highlights for me so far have been Options Paralysis, Meridional, HTDA, Daughters and with the little I’ve heard of the new Grinderman album, this too should be a strong release. But without a doubt, Crystal Castles II has received the highest rotation in my lounge / car / pc / office /mobile / laptop / iPod(s) / brain. If you have yet to give it a listen, do yourself a favour and go buy a copy. It sounds AMAZING on vinyl, and I’m thinking it will take one hell of an album to knock this off for my album of the year.

Shock! Atari Teenage Riot are back (& they’ve brought their iPhone app)!! This is a good thing. I like ATR heaps, and I firmly believe that there’s a place for this band at the front of the class. Although they (& I) are now ten years older, I’m sure they could still convince me to throw half a brick through a Bank’s front window if they asked me the right way. I’m rarely talked into anything, so band that possesses such influence needs to be respected! And while we are talking influence, the most important piece of music news in recent times is that Tom Ayara has returned from his back surgery (the world breaths a sigh of relief) & is back his desk giving tomorrow’s leaders the vision they need.

Thank god.