meander, keep moving, that's what it's all about isn't it?! not the hokey pokey, that just CAN'T be what it's all about...

Friday, October 31, 2003

the bachelorette...??

what IS with all this american teevee stuff huh? it's all codswallop!

why can't they make some quality Aussie Bachelor show or something? yeh, thongs and stubbie holders, that's what we want to see!!

but seriously, after watching Evolution and having a long hot bath last night, I went downstairs to discover what had begun on the box was indeed "the Bachelorette"... scary. that's all I can say. Watched the last 15 minutes and then returned my mind to the PS2...

the other show I don't understand is Temptation Island. Now unless you want to fully screw up your relationship, and/or screw around, WHY would you go on it!!

As far as my fishies go, they seem ok, but TANK (over in Holland... *waving*) tells me that they don't like vibrations (from the speaker) so maybe I should move them... but that doesn't explain the growth that started on one of them.... it's actually disappearing now which is good. It probably just did need a really good clean. Still gots to get the fish planties for them to play in...

oh, and how come I keep getting Viagra and Penis Enlargement spam in my inbox at work?? I don't even have a cock!!


Thursday, October 30, 2003

If my goldfish die... it's all over!!

I've had those goldfish since Cuchulain gave them to me a couple xmas' ago ('cept in July cos he's slacko)... but they are looking sick. I gave their tank a clean and spoke softly to them and said it was okay... they look a little bit happier. I'm going to buy them some new plants to play in and hopefully they'll help oxegyn-ate (word?) the water a bit or something.

I've always found if you just leave the fishies pretty much to their own devices, give them all your heart, and change half the water every now and again, give them a few snaily friends to keep the tank clean, they look after themselves.... none of this cleaning the tank weekly stuff like the experts say... oh and if you name your fish they die... my fish don't have names so they CAN'T die!! no they can't, it's against the rules!!

Though at the moment they live above one of my stereo speakers, sometimes they skitz out and other times they get really mellow with the music. They are cool, I don't want them to die!! One has the most magnificent tail now....

Something must have happened when I moved and added new tap water.... :(

Besides this... last night I went to Ex, Rhino and Cranker til the wee hour of 2am which is very norty because I had to get up and go to work this morning... but all is well, I'm not too brain dead...
Saw Bev Killick at Rhino, she is from Townsville originally but lives in Melbourne now (like the rest of everyone).... she'll be on the next series of Kath and Kim so keep an eye out for her. She was pretty rude but very good at Tina Turner impressions!! hehe.
I'm sure if you check the ADELAIDE COMEDY link you could see some more photos and schtuff.

I am a bit confused as to why DJ Tr!p turned the Cranker into a rave, but it was amusing anyway... all we needed was glow-sticks and fire-twirling... nyuk.

BRILLIG CD and FILM CLIP launch at Jade Monkey, Twin Street on Halloween (Friday 31st that is... tomorrow!) with BIT BY BATS...

THE CAT EMPIRE are coming to Adelaide soon too.... mmm tasty....

this is the end of the reading...

"what's love got to do with it??"
not a hell of a lot apparently...

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

making up games...

now I know why I like Greg and Nicki so much, they are as silly as me... and though I pottered around the house cleaning and/or becoming master-pro-champion-of-the-world at my yo-yo... whilst they giggled over all the sub-games they'd created in Greed (my fave dice game)... i could still appreciate the wonder and silly-ness of it all....

30g butter (or thereabouts)
3 tsp plain flour
1/2L milk
grated cheese (depends how cheesy you want it, anywhere between 1/2 and 1 Cup is plenty)
1 onion finely chopped or, half a leek finely chopped
1 tin Tuna, drained (i prefer mine in springwater, but go yer hardest)
1 tin corn kernels, drained... or creamed corn if you prefer
1/2 cup frozen peas

you can also add things like finely chopped capsicum and some celery.

we also made mashed potato for the top of this tuna mornay, which consisted of:
2 large potatoes
a clove or two of garlic
some chives, salt, pepper
tsp of butter
cream instead of milk to mash it up cos we're norty!

Ok, so... preheat your oven to about 200C if you have an electric, about 180C for gas...
1. melt butter in a saucepan, take off heat
2. stir in flour til you have a yellowy paste
3. return to heat, gradually add milk. I find using a whisk to stir makes the perfect white sauce...
4. when thickened, add your cheese and stir through. Remove from heat.
5. add your chopped up vegies and tuna, stir it all up, chuck some pepper in if you want, taste it, it tastes good...
6. put in a baking tray and add your mashed potatoes to the top. yum. you can also put breadcrumbs instead of mashies or even in addition too, and parmesan if you like smelly cheese... after all you're going to smell already, you're eating onion and tuna!
7. wack in the oven, it's that simple! 30-40 minutes. the breadcrumbs or potatoes should go a bit golden brown, then you'll know it's cooked.

now I know this is a wacky way to tell someone how to make tuna mornay, so if you need further clarification, just ask me! better still, come over and i'll show you how to make it, my kitchen is always up for a cook-off!!

I'm shakin' in my little space-boots.... if I had space-boots....

oh, I'm good at making up games too, but that's an entirely different story!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

locquats?! mmm, locquats...

yum, locquats... i don't care if that's not how you spell it, they are still tasty and SPLENDARO *clap, clap*

thanks to PIPPA for the cherry tomato and purple pea seeds... I'm starting a garden on my bit of concrete out the back... so far I've planted Chives and Coriander and some RED HOT chili plants... I also bought some climbing beans to climb up the side and that's about it so far... will have to go pilfer the parents garden too.

PROPS to DJ TR!P for playing crazy computer sounds and star wars tracks at the Ex on Sunday btw... rock.

sleep would have been nice... how was the crazy wind-storm last night? I was annoyed with it screaming SHUT UP at many intervals, yet it did not listen. how RUDE!

things aren't always as they seem...

damn Mars!!

Monday, October 27, 2003

the perfect body for a woman...

last night someone told me that I had the perfect body for a woman.... so why do i still not agree?!

interesting though re: the front cover of the latest WHO magazine saying that many stars are having trouble keeping up their 'perfect' appearances... It's like "oh my god they are human!!! they DO get stretchmarks when they have babies, and yes, you guessed it, their boobs got naturally bigger too!!".... DUUUUH! who writes this bollocks?? i say most of them ain't perfect anyway, especially the ones that have had 'a bit of work done'...
Good little article in Marie Clare though about a plus-size model (I can't recall her name, I'll have to look it up) being really openly pissed at the media for air brushing one of her catwalk piccies before it went to print, as well as Kate Winslet having the same thing being done to her for a cover shoot, and basically saying to those people "you assholes, that's not ME!" - good on them, stick it to them!!

I bought a couple womens magazines to do some research on hair to be brutally honest, but I still found nothing... I haven't bought womens mags in years! Now I remember why, though I must say Marie Clare had some good photography and much more interesting articles than say something like Cleo... not that I bought Cleo, but I'm just visualising...

but i mean yeh, this person i was speaking about body image to has a daughter who went through similar things to me earlier in life with weight and such. I think I'm much happier being the way I am (even if I do bitch about my tummy poking out, just slap me if I whine to you ever...) than being a too-skinny girl with bones pokin' out and a borderline eating disorder.... if there is such a thing...

anyhoo, spent last night at the Exeter for the regular Sundy Side Up.... the weekly "arts-wrap" is what I like to call it, because it very much rounds out my week. I'd wish I'd ridden my bike in though so I didn't spend $12 on a taxi home (beer is evil). Caught up with a few kids I hadn't seen in a while like Mikey who I went to school with... *waving* and of course big licks to the regular kiddies of Fin, Molly, Rob, Vicky, Jamie etc etc etc. Love youse.

Very strange having lots of little GREEN men in the room with us... refer to the rugby match in Adelaide yesterday, apparently they drunk our pubs outta beer?? I could still get beer so I don't know what the newspaper is on about... maybe it was in a themed Irish Pub or something??

insert some FUUH and a little bit of SNNUH here...

Sunday, October 26, 2003

it's the waiting that kills ya...

i'm hot i'm cold, my feet are cold. cold feet. cold cold cold. 'cept i can't leave my shoes on cos it don't feel right... what's with that?

am i really losing my mind? probably. I think I dropped it somewhere between here and Williamstown... *waves to shaggy shaz and adamski*

last night me and Vairi went to Shazzy and Adams to paint glass jars for candles. it was fun. we made tuna mornay, and I made pizza muffins which were very tasty indeed... and we tried out a couple different types of champers for the wedding! "alright for you Pats??"

Friday we went to Jive to register for 'booty call' (as requested by Red Monika) and although there weren't as many ass-shakers as usual it was very kewl indeed. Barcode and Subwoofer played too (we missed the first band, sorry, i'm sure they were good!) and went off as usual.... you can visit subwoofer at http://subwoofer.32k.org/

Hey-hey to Matty Matt, nice to catch up with you again. xx

and HEHEHE to Nicki... no other words to explain this one. nyuk.

I can't believe how very mellow I'm being this afternoon on radio... 'tis very out of the ordinary for me... usually I want to f*ck shit up and break stuff, not today though. Must be the country air...


Friday, October 24, 2003

I'm livin' a lie because I can't tell the truth...

What is that?
That's Joan Collins!!

Our banana pancake recipe...
3 Cups Flour
1/2 L Milk
3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
2 Bananas (mashed but not too mashed)
1tsp honey (mashed into banana-mas)

mix it all up. fry it in butter.
Yes it's as simple as that kids.

Did too much shopping this arvo with Serena but we got some KEWL schtuff like reKKords and hats!! yeh for hats!
But the real intention initially was for thongs, but there were not any cool ones, so what what i supposed to do?? I bought a new outfit instead. Nyuk.

and to one person out there... I'm still sorry...

Thursday, October 23, 2003

FUSE is launched baby!

Yesterday at 11am saw the Launch of this years FUSE FESTIVAL (formerly known as Eat the Street and Music Business Adelaide)... great turn-out and lots of yummy snacks to be had.

I'm sure all of us at Fuse will be YO-YO pro's by the time the Festival starts on 20th November. Programs are available around the city now, or via the web-site. As I've already said, seminars are filling up quickly so get in quick kiddies.

Still somewhat sniffly but don't feel so bad, I just wish the weather would make up it's mind more than anything so that I can never be afraid of getting WET on my bicycle!!

As far as any former utterings go... well I am all for always being honest, but do you always have to tell everyone everything?? My current situation tells me... errrr.... NO WAY MAN! eek!


Tuesday, October 21, 2003

what have i done...??

today is going very slowly...

maybe it's that I'm feeling crook (first time in ages, so that's not so bad)...

maybe it's that i may have put my foot in it...

maybe it's cos the sky ain't blue no more, and that meant i couldn't ride this morning cos it was coming down in buckets and I thought i'd get drenched...

THIS FRIDAY @ JIVE: Red Monika, Subwoofer & Barcode. They're all good. Go see them, and if you haven't checked out Jive yet I highly recommend it!! I think it's $8 entry for this night...

Suggestions for 'the new me' are most welcomed... the main thing being I NEED A HAIRCUT and probably some 'product' pretty desperately. I'm not very creative with my hair, but I decided I should probably bother sometime soon. I think the last haircut I had I did myself!! before that Shaggy Shaz gave me a haircut up at Vairis place. It's all on camera too... that was more than 9 months ago cos I still smoked I reTchun... maybe I'm just lazy...

Sunday at the Exeter was lovely... Go Nash! Go Speed!
(that sounds wrong actually doesn't it... Perhaps that should be GO TRAV NASH! GO MR SPEED? how's that. better??)

things to remember: give people the benefit of the doubt until they really piss you off... directly, not indirectly!! so there!

Been spending my time at the Fuse Office... www.fusefestival.com... check it out!! from my understanding, some of the seminars etc are filling fast, so if you're interested, get in touch with Skye very soonly.

jump to the jam to the lord i am...

Sunday, October 19, 2003

I still love the new Basement Jaxx album... and I haven't been a Basement Jaxx fan til about this last week...
rock on!

Last night I sat around watching "Sweet Home Alabama" on DVD... Yeh it was typical 'girl leaves boy at the alter for her lifelong love' kinda story.... DVD extra components are kind of cool you know.... i guess in particular it makes you realise all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I'm not sure how keen I am about listening to a whole movie with audio commentary.... 'cept maybe the Austin Powers one.... saw that one once, cack-laugh-riot... (eg. Mike Myers going "ooh, theres my butt" and such other silly things!!)

Yes so I'm afraid my night could have been interesting, however it wasn't really...


Saturday, October 18, 2003

hmm, saw The News, Star 10 Hash and High Stakes last night at Jive as part of the Kandinsky Sessions (run through Carclew Youth Arts Centre)...

yeh go cock-rock! hehe.

Star 10 Hash were ace, haven't seen them in ages, but GO ANJ!

OH! significant thing about today is that it's my 9 month anniversary of not smoking. rock to me! should i be having a nicotine baby by now???

how do you tell someone you think you might have loved them since the very first moment you saw them...

i dont think it's possible...

i think with me, it just does my head in... i bottle it up til I can't control it anymore, and then run in the other direction...

and if this has something to do with past experiences, which i think it does, thanks a lot to that particular person...


Friday, October 17, 2003

RUBYS GRACE at the Gov... if you weren't there, why the mashugana NOT?! they are truly bulk ace and improving every time I see them...

I can't believe Mark can lift me up but hell he did it anyway...!!!

and KUDOS to Luke Ashby for giving me a ride and having pizza for dinner with me. Rock the Gov pizza, seriously!! Up there with the Wood Oven Pizza place at Willunga...

new Basement Jaxx album Cish Cash is stonkin'!

Thursday, October 16, 2003

LOVE SONG DEDICATION for TODAY.... for at least one mystery person if not two...
i hate crushes....

(Fiona Apple, First Taste)

"I lie in an early bed, thinking late thoughts
Waiting for the black to replace my blue
I do not struggle in your web because it was my aim to get caught
But daddy longlegs, I feel that I’m finally growing weary
Of waiting to be consumed by you

Give me the first taste, let it begin heaven cannot wait
Darling, just start the chase – I’ll let you win but you must
Make the endeavour

Oh, your love give me a heart confusion
Adagio breezes fill my skin with sudden red
Your hungry flirt borders intrusion
I’m building memories on things we have not said
Full is not heavy as empty, not nearly my love, not nearly my love, not nearly

Give me the first taste, let it begin heaven cannot wait
Darling, just start the chase – I’ll let you win, but you must
Make the endeavour"

The new LAMB album arrived at three d yesterday, me and Steven L'Enfant Terrible got very excited and both had a listen. It is exceedingly beautiful with nice soundscapes indeed....
we recommend you go get it for sure me heartys!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

for peeps reading this in the Aussie Music Industry...

Registrations are now OPEN for the Fuse Festival & Conference (November 20-22 in Adelaide). Visit www.fusefestival.com for information.

Things I don't understand...
1) MCDONALDS wiggidy wack "I'm lovin' it" advertising campaign... since when did they turn into a nightclub??
2) wanky American teevee taking over Aussie TV Stations... eg. Becker... I hate Becker....
3) The White Stripes on Rove?? 'nuff said

How cool is...
1) Enough Rope on ABC with Andrew Denton!! (cept it's finished the season)
2) Noise Festival - www.noise.net.au
3) the new BUCK 65 album "Talkin' Honky Blues" - www.buck65.com
4) the weather in Adelaide.... mmm Tasty....

Nothing is as good as everything....
o-u-t spells out... xJ

Monday, October 13, 2003

merry birthday party to PIPPA (go visit her at: battlecat.net)

thanks for a rockin' time. and it meant i got to ride my bike some more!! and Hi to all the nice people I met and/or caught up with too!! kisses to everyone... xxoo

All I have done today is ride in the sunshine and sit around and play at radio...

on my stereo today:
BUCK 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues (at least it will be as soon as I get home!!)
The Noise Fest Mag CD - Compilation of Aussie Noise Makers. Splendaro!!
Downsyde - Land of the Giants (still can't get enuf of shakin' my butt to El Questro!!)

"you leave no room, you leave no room for me, i wait paitiently for your smile... when I caught your eye..." KOSTARS: Never So Lonely


Sunday, October 12, 2003

I went to the Palais at Semaphore on Friday night for dinner with old work people... got there the loooong way... long story... hehe.

so yeh, that was my night, when i got home I watched Noise (on 11:25ish every Friday in October on ABC) which features Aussie film-makers and noise-makers. it's grouse! you should watch it...
I also hooked into some Rage, haven't done that in a while... but picked up a few new trax.... there was a totally wierd song by a rapper that was all about ass! pretty funny.

last night went to dinner at my friends bec & scotts... yay! thanks guys! yum.
then off to The Bird, New Poos, Beat Smuggly show at Fowlers Live with Molly, Leah, Sacha, Nicki etc etc etc. hi guys! rock out!
everybody got a bit sweaty but all in all, not a bad night. (not a great one for me either, but I think I just got tired and 'out of the mood')

and now i'm on radio... i rode my bike, it's such a bewtiful day!!!

"this world go crazy, it's an emergency..." Mr Bobby: MANU CHAO
mmm Manu Chao... xJ

Thursday, October 09, 2003

flob a dob glib glob glib...
well y'know, another one bites the dust, and stuff and things... bugger!!

anyone got a secondhand/old computer they want me to babysit??

hrmm. oh, Dave Williams rocked at Rhino last night. As always!!

Sunday, October 05, 2003

things you should go see in the next fortnight....

THURSDAY 9th OCT @ Jive (Hindley Street, Adelaide)
Adelaide Rock Ladies presents... Sumi, Kaleidoscope and Legless
from 8pm... $6...

SATURDAY 11th OCT @ Fowlers Live (formerly Music House, North Tce, Adelaide)
The Bird (launch), The New Pollutants, The Beat Smugglers...

THURSDAY 16th OCT @ The Gov (Port Road, Hindmarsh)
Ruby's Grace
8pm, $10.... we're probably gonna do an early drinks/pizza thing at the Gov before the gig so if you want to join us, send me an e-mail....

o-u-t spells out, Xj
ho hum....
well since i picked up my bike on friday i've been on two rides, one just into town and just then here to radio.... and it only took half an hour and i took it really easy cos i'm so not used to road riding anymore.... but that's cool!! half an hour! yeh! rockin'...
who needs a car i say? honestly if all the people who drove down *insert the road i live on here* of a morning realised how much they were annoying me, perhaps they'd all get bikes and feel wicked too?! wishful thinking...
...and tomorrow for anyone who cares whilst i am going thru my existential crisis day of the year, i think i'll ride into the botanic gardens for some snacks and hackey if the weather is nice...
thanks to everyone who came over on friday and helped me warm my house/celebrate getting old with me.... i hope you enjoyed the food as much as i did! i love food! yum.
merry engagement to Eva and Darren.... see you guys later this arvo...
HURRAH for Yasmin who had a piece done on her for the noise fest and it was screened about 11:30pm friday night. we watched you girl (in black and white mind you... cos the ABC is nasty on my teevee)..... and well done.
the noise festival magazine is so prItty and nice, and has a decent CD with it too! i think you can get it at ABC shops and some nice newsagents too.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

last night i went to PJ O'Briens cause I wanted beer and comedy, and I didn't have to work today....
but you know what, i've just about decided to stop drinking... apart from the fact it's expensive and i'm getting a beer gut.... i dont know. it's not that cool really, or maybe i'm concerned about the amount i've been consuming...
i think with all the changes of the last fortnight i've possibly needed the release, though when you realise you've been pissed three times in one week.... that's not cool.... bah!
so anyway, i met some more of my neighbours Lisa and Serena and they are very nice indeed. they also attended silly comedy with me and highly enjoyed it.
I don't know if the existential crisis is getting more existential or what... but i'll be 25 in a few days :(
TODAY I bought a bike... ooh it's a 2004 model and all... it's very spunky, and depending on how I go over summer... i might even sell the car... i mean having a car is neat, but it's damned expensive!!
and yeh, i mean i've used my car a few times in the last week (rug shopping, couch shopping, bike shopping, too much shopping... i'm sick of it) but only the bus to get to work... and even to go out on Friday I caught the bus.
Mmm, stuff.