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Thu, 07 Aug 2008
Although I'm sorry about the Swedish Death Metal track.

Less than four hours sleep last night because my Brain is Stupid. I can't even tell you how difficult typing is right now. I have to go back and correct every word. So I made another mix tape to perk me up. Its success lies in shocking and confusing one into a state of wakefulness.
Oh, who am I trying to kid? *snore*


Actually it might've been because I watched that House episode last night where the girl couldn't sleep because she had the PLAGUE.

Wed, 06 Aug 2008
Actually the album title is pretty stale

I've been listening to The Presets' Apocalypso album nearly non-stop for the last few days, but I can't seem to find the dud track. They must have left it off.

Fri, 25 Jul 2008
Mixwit: The First Mix
Sat, 28 Jun 2008
Everybody ROAR!

I could never hope to uphold this site's position as the preeminent Justine Clarke Appreciation Blog if I did not tell you that her new album Songs To Make You Smile will be in stores this Thurs 3rd July. Just in time for the school hols!

Mon, 03 Dec 2007

In the car this morning Abbey commented that the hip-hop we were listening to on RRR was "a cool sound" and she asked what the scratching was. Yeah, just try and explain that to someone whose never seen a turntable. So when we got home I put on Scratch, which I highly recommend as a documentary, even if you know nothing of hip-hop, DJs or turntablism.

We only watched about 20 minutes - she wasn't really getting the whole history of it - but she was pretty excited by the breakdancing and pronounced DJ Qbert "fantastic." Another lesson in the nothing if not eclectic education of Abbey.

Edit: Later that night -- "Look, Mummy, I'm practising my scratching." And sure enough she was, using a pen and the side of a cardboard box. I believe this reaches a new level of awesomeness. Not a bad rhythm going either.

*Ultimate Lessons.

Thu, 30 Aug 2007
Justine Clarke - I Like To Sing! - On Tour
Justine Clarke's I Like to Sing! on Tour

I think I'm even more excited than Abbey (and she's really excited) that we've got front row seats to see Justine Clarke in a few weeks. She's touring her I Like to Sing! album which has been incorporated into some kind of a magical story theatre show. There's a little more information about the show at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Details of the tour are non-existant on the internet, so here's what it says in the ad that appeared in Melbourne's Child magazine:

Mon 24 Sept Clocktower - Moonee Ponds 9243 9191
Tue 25 Sept Geelong Performing Arts Centre 5225 1200
Wed 26 - Sat 29 Sept National Theatre - St Kilda 9727 2996
Mon 1 Oct Frankston Arts Centre 9784 1060

Shows are at 10am and 11.30am with additional shows at 1.30pm on Mon 24, Fri 28 and Sat 29. Tix are $24.90 each plus booking fee.

Tue, 17 Jul 2007
Noise Pollution

For those who may have missed it, The Ghost is now contributing to The Age's Noise Pollution music blog.