Archives for Month: July 2013

I bought a new camera lens last week. It’s the Sigma 30mm 1.4. The reason I bought it was because I needed a lens that would work better in low light for photographing concerts. I was previously using a 50mm 1.8 (otherwise known as the “nifty fifty”). The problem with the 50mm focal length is that sometimes I am really close to the stage, so my photos end up being mostly close-cropped shots of musicians’ […]

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These guys supported Surfer Blood but I didn’t get to stick around for Surfer Blood (didn’t organise travel home, other commitments, blah). Regardless, these guys were amazing to watch one after another. Two legendary acts that deserve a chance if you have not heard them yet.

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It is Sunday and a bit past my bedtime.

Oh yeah, I have a bedtime now, apparently.

This entire week, Monday to Friday, I have arrived at work not at 9:00am when I am due to start, not at 10:00, not 9:30, not 9:45 and certainly not 9:23.

But 8:23.

Or thereabouts.

I honestly, after a whole year, do not know how I did it. As I have said in numerous blog […]

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Greta Mob had their single launch for The Petite Bourgeois Blues on Friday, playing a bluesy, classic-rock inspired and ballsy set. They were supported by Psychlops Eyepatch and The Jones Rivals.

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Pie

Homemade garlic prawn pizza

Over the weekend I went to James’s house and we cooked again. Last time our ravioli came out really crap. Yesterday we decided to make pizza and some kind of shepherd’s pie. In the morning, we went to the supermarket and bought supplies — some cheese, some salmon, some frozen peas, some ice cream, some prawns… just your regular ingredient shopping, nothing spectacular.

James […]

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Sydney band Castlecomer did a street show outside the Queen Victoria Building. It was lovely, and awesome to see that a lot of people bought their EP, and a lot of people both old and young enjoyed their music and gathered to listen.

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Here’s a new outfit I wanted to share. I’m not a fan of brown, really, but I have a really nice pair of brown tights, and this sort of woolly dress with a half-leopard half-bird pattern on it. The colours are dark brown and light brown — a chocolate colour, and a more tan colour. I bought this along with some other similar winter clothing and long-sleeved pieces. It wasn’t in a chain store; I […]

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Label State is an online store that allows musicians and music venues to sell t-shirts — in a super easy, painless fashion — giving them a small amount of the sales. After actually working on the website itself (I was excited for the website from the beginning!), it was awesome to see Label State’s pop-up store being a major success. Last Saturday afternoon, Jeremy Neale had a little performance in-store.

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Lime Cordiale were playing for their recent single Bullshit Aside. Supported by Tim Fitz (bassist/keyboardist of Lime), The Moonlight Cowboys and Louis London. The Moonlight Cowboys had a very country rock-and-roll style, and Louis London got the crowd dancing with their melodic vocals and rocking sound.

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Monday morning, 10:45am:

A quiet morning at work. My phone buzzed.

I read the message and set my phone down on my desk.

I cried a little.

2004:

I was fourteen. I had just broken up with my first boyfriend of eighteen months, and I had a crush on a boy eighteen months younger than me. It was ludicrously embarrassing and I was the laughingstock of the school. I would sit with him […]

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