17 Sep 2007, 3:09 de ChrisChinchilla
28 Feb 2006, 23:24 de elasticbowsi didn't pay for all of these, so if it's someone super embarassing, assume it was a free concert :-"
Architecture in Helsinki
The Beautiful Girls
Ben Lee (4)
Black Eyed Peas
The Cat Empire(2)
Dallas Crane (2)
End of Fashion
The Finn Brothers
G. Love & Special Sauce
The Go Betweens
Kasey Chambers (2)
The Living End
Machine Gun Fellatio
The Mess Hall (2)
The Presets (2)
Something for Kate
26 Ene 2006, 5:28 de nooshieIt's too HOTTT for me to do anything but lie around the house with an icepack and a cold drink, so despite not listening to radio much at all this year, I'm going to think about the songs that have placed in the Triple J Hottest 100.
For those not in the know, Triple J is a national, government-funded, "youth" radio station. Every year they have a poll for the top 100 songs of the previous year (although their rules for determining which songs are eligible is interesting. There were lots of songs from 2004 on the nomination list, but the worst one I saw was Jerk it Out by Caesars. I know it was playlisted in 2005, but it was released in 2002), and then on Australia Day (public holiday on the 26th of January) they count down all 100 songs, usually crossing live to the Big Day Out and Hottest 100 parties all over the country (and world).
Here are some of the songs and where they placed, and exactly what I think about it:
99Evie (Pt.1) - The Wrights
18 Ene 2006, 7:27 de belligerentbeejust because i have nothing else on my mind right now...OasisKaiser ChiefsIan BrownDovesThe Magic NumbersBabyshamblesTeenage FanclubBelle and SebastianThe ShinsThe CureThe RaptureThe LibertinesSuper Furry AnimalsFranz FerdinandWilcoThe StrokesKings of LeonPJ HarveyBasement Jaxx
oh i'm sure there's more... i cant remememember
mmm Australian bands
78 SaabPeabodyGerseyThe Devoted FewQuarter AcreThe PicturesBit by Bats
yeah, that'll do
17 Ene 2006, 18:38 de huddyhippoGender swap (Part 2 of 2)
and I'm floating in a most peculiar way.
My favourite part of both versions is crescendo of music and the segue into the first chorus. Both are very similar, only Natalie’s is live and so more acoustic and stripped down (much like Belle and Sebastian’s live version). Also, Natalie’s accented vocals give a lovely mysterious and interesting tinge to the lyrics.
(Original by David Bowie)
// Space Oddity, Natalie Merchant.
Come On Eileen*
we are far too young and clever.
Aw man, this has to be one of the funnest covers ever. FOUR MINUTES OF FANTASTIC FUN. Awesome. I mean, I love cheeky Irishness of the original, but the ska-ness and the big band-y-ness of this cover is just… YEAH. Seriously, if I didn’t think it’d piss off people who read this, this whole bit would be written ENTIRELY IN CAPS.
(Original by Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
// Come On Eileen, Save Ferris.
he’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds.
9 Dic 2005, 8:54 de schtefdon't let it be said that i'm not willing to suffer for my music. i spent 8 hours in a moshpit. why? because bloody RockIt organisers were massively crap and didn't do thier job.
They stopped Wolfmother from playing half their set as people in the line for the moshpit were getting crushed - maybe if they'd bothered to spend a little more and get the bigger moshpit, people wouldn't be so irate about not being let in. And cutting half of the Wolfmother set was totally not cool. They didn't even play Mind's Eye which i was totally hanging out for. at least i've seen them play a full set before and can remember how much they rocked out. ahhh, back when they were still indie and cool ;)
The problem was they were refusing to let people in all together. If there are people sitting up the back of the moshpit, it obviously isn't full. If there is a sold out crowd (which this had weeks in advance) they expect the oppertunity to actually be able to see their favourite band. …
6 Dic 2005, 7:14 de earthcrossingSun 4 Dec – Oasis, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Spiderbait, Karnivool, Gyroscope, The Pictures
On Sunday the 4th of December I headed off with a bunch of crazy friends to Arena Joondalup to enjoy a day of Rock. The main event for me was to be the Foo Fighters, but there were other things to anticipate as well.
It was a very cold day considering we have just headed into an Australian summer! I was underdressed for the occasion, but I bought a Foo Fighters t-shirt – it’s lovely and red – and that warmed me up a bit. I also had a sarong thingy that I had over me for a bit. By the end of the night that was soaked in beer and stank horribly, thanks to a friend who had taken possession of it for me while I wandered around. :P
Early in the day the sun was out and it was hot, but it rained on and off during the late afternoon and evening. Not too heavily for the most part, and in the end I embraced it and turned my face to the heavens. I never got really soaked, just mostly sprinkled upon.
5 Dic 2005, 7:45 de mydaydreamyawn generic 'artists i've seen live' list. is far shorter than i would like it to be.
September (?) 2002 -- "Long Way To The Top", a sort-of festival comprised of Australian bands and singers from the 1950s-1970s. Included Russel Morris, Daddy Cool, Masters Apprentices, Stevie Wright, Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs
January 2004 -- Evanescence, supported by Finger Eleven and Full Scale
March 2004 -- David Bowie, supported by Something for Kate
May 2005 -- Tori Amos
May 2005 -- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
December 2005 -- "Rock-It", summer rock festival. Lineup included The Pictures, Jimmy Barnes (one song!!), Karnivool, Gyroscope, Kaiser Chiefs, Spiderbait, Wolfmother, Oasis and Foo Fighters.
February 2006 -- 2006 Perth Big Day Out. Airbourne, Faker, Youth Group, The Grates, Sleater-Kinney, Sarah Blasko, Wolfmother, Kings of Leon, Hilltop Hoods, The Living End, Franz Ferdinand, The Stooges and, finally, The White Stripes
5 Sep 2005, 11:49 de _cassette_good evening my dear blog!
i hope you are well. (and i assume you are)
heres a list of some bands/artists i have been listening to alot lately;
Tilly and the Wall.
The Magic Numbers.
Death Cab for Cutie.
Funeral for a Friend.
At The Drive In.
The Go! Team.
The Postal Service.
Guided by Voices.
The Boy Least Likely To.
Trail Of Dead.