JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE WEEKENDS
yup.. another one bites the dust, goes down the plughole, whizzes past me ear at sublight speed, shuffles off to it's maker, flips the switch, kicks the bucket, goes to play bass for Kurt Cobain, eats the eternal biscuit and skips merrily over the international date line to wreak havoc on Polynesian islands like a radioactive lizard fresh from a toyko rush hour killing spree.. yup, can't really make sense of it (likely there wuz much beer involved..) but damn it wuz a good one..
anywaze.. here's some arty twat photo's to distract you with..
for those of you living vicariously thru my existential filth.. here's wot my weekend consisted of..
1. THE AVIATOR - yeah, it's a damn good film (and quite possibly as Oscar worthy as they claim it is).. as long as you don't mind the fact that it's almost 3 hours long, liable to cause you braindamage as you watch Leonardo Dicaprio as Howard Hughes schitz out over personal hygiene issues and go totally tourette's over random things "the way of the future.. the way of the future.. the way of the future.." (seriously.. wot the fuck is it with all these biography braindamage pics of late?), you dont mind the psychedelic use of colour thru the first 1/2 of the movie.. "dammit.. this apple is BLUE!!??", yet another appearance from Jude "I'm the new Kevin Bacon" Law, Kate Blanchett doing such a good job of impersonating Katherine Hepburn it'd give you a migraine, and that whole freaking dragged out COURT SCENE.. (gawd I hate those in movies..).. but no.. really.. it's a damn good movie.. maybe you'd wanna get drunk first.. then you'd really appreciate it.. oh.. and take a bar of soap.. yer gonna need it afterwards (don't ask..)
2. witnessing a colourful bunch of random barefoot hippies and hairy lesbians dancing away in the Austral to one of them lofi stoner "live electronica" funk bands.. y'know.. those ensemble instrumental lunatic acts who jam out with a full band sounding just like drum n bass, hiphop, house or breakbeat funk.. except with real instruments.. yeah, good shit tho'.. seriously.. if you see the LEVITATORS in the gig guides anywhere, check 'em out..
3. wot's with all them damn wacky faerie lights recently? they're every freaking venue I go to now.. I mean shit, they totally did over the Crown N Anchor stage.. with like.. like fuckoff faerie lights on the ceiling n red curtains n shit.. it's fookin' bizarre.. although, I will say.. I DO like the idiot twinkly lights.. they make me feel all warm n fuzzy inside and then I hafta go pee.. hmmm.. perhaps I should have that looked up.. (note: that wuz likely a fictional ailment..)
4. the insanity that is an AUGUST FALLS gig.. 1/2 overblown radio rock cheese, 1/2 braindestroying rock pig mayhem.. oooooh yeah (see the photo's, you'll get wot I mean).. sure, sometimes you'll be scratchin' ya head wondering "why am I listening to this!!??" but by the end of it you'll be hooting like a retarded chimp with ya beer in the air hoping they kick on for one more song.. equal part cheesy rock ballad.. equal part crank the distortion hair rock freakout.. also known as the adelaide band featuring the smallest dude of rock.. COLE.. midget by nature.. freaking HUGE by wacky rock moves.. (watch him do them crazy backflips.. woooyah!).. oh, and it also helps that AUGUST FALLS gigs seem to have a rather large contigent of crazy hot chicks dancing out the front of the crowd.. (and yeah, usually this'd be a sure sign your likely at the WRONG kind of gig.. but hey, these lunatics somehow pull it off..) yup.. good stuff.. worthy of me getting drunk to it..
5. telling Scott Hicks (y'know.. that freak who directed the movie "Shine" and won a bunch of Oscars or some crap back in '95).. "hey, dude.. I got a kickarse idea for a movie you should do - you should like.. get a team of monkeys, and a bunch of midgets.. and they man a spaceship on a mystical journey.. to.. URANUS!".. (yeah, he took it better than I expected..)
6. ending up at FAD's cafe.. watching chicks dance on the bar (weird how that happens when I'm around) and going nuts to a kickarse latenight crankin' acid / drum n bass DJ set.. woooo..
7. real pissed off the fucken late night buses were on strike.. thus blowing $10 extra I didnt have.. to take a fucking taxi home.. NICE ONE SERCO!! YOU UNIONIST FUCKS!! ABANDON ALL THEM LATE-NIGHT DRUNKS WHILST YOU SELFLESSLY GO AND FIGHT Y'SELF BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS.. n shit.. sheeeesh..
yeah.. damn good weekend.. and on the cheap too!! (well, except for that last bit.. grrr..)
oh, and if yer lookin' for a beer tally.. you're gonna hafta wait for a post mortem liver biopsy like everyone else.. HA!
Previously on Spoz's Rant: Mish Mash In The Mosh