The New Pornographers brilliant at the Brill Building

The New Pornographers brilliant at the Brill Building
I’ve been listening to Brill Bruisers, the new album from (mostly) Canadian supergroup and like the title shortens, it’s really brilliant… they have the most perfect harmonies and they create just perfect, smart, listenable pop. It’s what pop music should be. Maybe it’s pop music for intelligent adults. This is their sixth album now, and ...

The Hold Steady live… at home!

The Hold Steady at Hill Country BBQ — from Flickr user wfuv, used under Creative Commons license. Taking a short time out now to watch a surprising live opportunity… The Hold Steady live on Yahoo Screen. Usually these things aren’t at the right time, or I’m at work, but let’s just say things lined up ...

Hold Steady new song

Hold Steady new song
I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I don’t care if it’s cool, not cool or somewhere in between, but The Hold Steady are my favourite band and they have been for quite a few years now. And after a four year hiatus, they’re back with a new song! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Big night at the One Night Stand

Big night at the One Night Stand
Went down to Dubbo tonight with Sallie for the Triple J One Night Stand concert — big crowd, big night. Phone reception was terrible so no live updates, but we saw Seth Sentry, Ball Park Music and local band People’s Palace. Backed out before the end and had a nice dinner for two, which is ...

Springsteen brings a great night

Springsteen brings a great night
It’s a couple of days later now and it already feels kind of unreal. I don’t get to see a huge amount of concerts now, and while the memory isn’t fading, somehow the effect is. That’s more a testament to how great the concert was than anything else, but it makes trying to write in ...

New David Bowie

New David Bowie
Almost continuing the theme of the previous post, there is a new David Bowie song out. And a new album in a few months. While I’ve never been a massive Bowie fan, I’ve always appreciated his music and think he is one of those perennial artists (like Springsteen) who has produced amazing music over many ...

Being young at heart, nostalgic, or stunted with your musical taste?

Being young at heart, nostalgic, or stunted with your musical taste?
In a couple of months I’m going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert in Sydney. Sure, he’s and older artist, and sure, many of the fans will be vastly older than me (though I don’t think I’ll be the youngest fan there by any measure), but this is not nostalgia, or youth or anything else ...

My votes for Triple J Hottest 100 2012… and why

Put in my votes for Triple J’s Hottest 100 this afternoon. My 10 songs can be seen on this handy page they generate: http://bit.ly/Uum3iH I picked six Australian songs and four American songs, which is about my usual split. And being my place, here are my selections, and a brief note on why I choose each of ...

Coonabarabran High School Musical 2012 Sound Effects

Coonabarabran High School Musical 2012 Sound Effects
For the 2012 Coonabarabran High School musical I volunteered to compile and/or create the sound effects needed for the show. For this, I used the excellent community site freesound.org, a massive open source collection of sound effects. In accordance with the site, below are all the sound effects I used, some by themselves, some in ...

The Invention of Lying… our Apple TV first

We got an Apple TV last week. It’s an amazing little device that fits in the palm of your hand and sits next to the TV as classy looking as any AV component. It has a variety of functions (and more when I can get the XBMC add-on running for it), but the core stuff ...
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