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The Adelaide music scene: to many of you it might be little more than a touring speed bump between Melbourne and Perth but to us it's a way of life. Feast within, on all its dysfunctioning splendour, as we bring you the highly satirical, laughingly fictional and intellectually imbecile tales from our rock & roll wasteland...
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:: SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS
performs the music of
"THE LAST NINJA" with
ADAM PAGE and RAY MANTA
:: "DAZE OF OUR LIVES"
with JUNGLE CITY,
KHAN, IIAH and
THE HOWLING FOG
:: MATTFEST 5 (Festival)
with THE DUNES, FLYYING
COLOURS DUO, ANDREW
McCUBBIN feat. MELINDA
KAY, DEAN FOREVER,
TOUGH BOYS, SOMNIUM
DUO, YOUR LOYAL
HEARTLESS, DRUID
FLUIDS, ALREADY
GONE, CAM McTERNAN
and PAT THE RAT
:: SASKWATCH,
SIAMESE and
DEAN FOREVER
:: FILTHY LUCRE,
WHITE SUMMER,
SOMNIUM and
HEINOUS CRIMES
:: HALL OF FAME ::
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:: ARTIST INDEX ::
:: !!! :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (DUET) :: 200 MOTELS :: 4 KINGS LOUD :: 4 VOICE :: 67 SPECIAL :: 78 SAAB :: A.B. ORIGINAL :: A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS :: A.D.K.O.B. :: A RED DAWN :: AAARRR! ALL ABOARD FOR PIRATEY VARIETY :: AARON THOMAS :: AARON THOMAS TRIO :: ABBEY HOWLETT :: ABBEY HOWLETT & THE GOLDEN REALM :: ABLACKWELL :: ABOLISHED :: ACID MOUNTAIN :: ACROSS THE ATLAS :: ADALITA :: ADAM PAGE :: ADELAIDE'S PIPE GUY :: ADNAAN BARAKY :: ADRIAN BELEW :: ADRIAN DEUTSCH :: AFFAIRS OF MEN :: AFI :: AFTER THE FALL :: AIRBOURNE :: ALANA JAGT :: ALANA JAGT & THE MONOTREMES :: ALARM BIRDS & THE SEA THIEVES :: ALIAS & THE JAMS :: ALISON COPPE & THE JANES :: ALITHIA :: ALL FLIGHT CREW ARE DEAD :: ALL MADE OF RUBIES :: ALL NIGHT GIRLS :: ALMA KALORAMA :: ALPEN :: ALPHA BETA FOX :: ALPHABETTE :: ALPINE :: ALREADY GONE :: ALUKA :: AMBUSH MARKETING :: THE AMCATS :: AMUNDSENS FLAG :: ANDREW HIGGS & THE SAND CASTLE HARUM :: ANDREW MCCUBBIN feat. MELINDA KAY :: ANDREW P. STREET :: ANDY BULL :: ANDY ROBERTS :: ANGEL & THE BADMAN :: ANGEL EYES :: ANGEL OLSEN :: ANGELIK :: ANGELS OF GUNG-HO :: ANGIE HART :: ANIMAL SHADOWS :: ANIMAL TRAPS :: ANNIE BASS :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ANNY DUFF :: ANTHONY ANT :: ANTHONY WIGNALL :: ANTONY OF THE FUTURE :: ANYA ANASTASIA :: ANYA ANASTASIA & THE BIRD WIZDOM CABARET :: ANYA MCNICOL-WINDRAM :: THE APE :: APHELION :: APPARITION :: APPOMATTOX RUN :: ARAKEYE :: THE ARCADE FIRE :: ARCHERS :: ARCHIE :: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI :: ARGUS & THE LIAR :: ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI :: ARLO COOK :: ARMOUR FOU :: ARRAY :: ART OF ESCAPE :: THE ART OF FLYING KITES :: ARTAX MISSION :: AS THE PENNY DROPS :: THE ASTEROID BELT :: THE ATLANTIC STREET BAND :: ATLASIS & AMICA :: ATTILA MY HONEY :: ATTONBITUS :: AUBERON DANCE ACADEMY :: AUDIUM :: THE AUDREYS :: AUGUSTE :: AURA FORM :: AURORA :: THE AUTHENTIC REPLICAS :: AUXILLA :: AVANT GARDENERS :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE :: BABES ARE WOLVES :: BABYLON BURNING :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: BAD//DREEMS :: BAD LUCK CABARET :: THE BAKER SUITE :: THE BAKER'S DIGEST :: BAKEWELL STREET :: BALL PARK MUSIC :: BANG! BANG! AIDS! :: BANJO JACKSON :: BANJO WEATHERALD :: BANOFFEE :: BARCODE :: THE BARON :: THE BARONS OF TANG :: BASEBALL :: THE BASKERVILLES :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: BAT FOR LASHES :: BATPISS :: BATRIDER :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BATTLEHOUNDS :: BATTLE POPE :: BATTLES :: BEACH HOUSE :: BEANIE MY FRIEND :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND :: THE BEARDS :: THE BEASTIE BOYS :: BEC STEVENS :: BED WETTER :: BEDHEAD :: THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER & HIS AWKWARDSTRA :: THE BEERBELLY BUSKERS :: BEFORE THE AFTERMATH :: BELITTLE LEAGUE :: THE BELLE CURVE :: THE BELLRAYS :: BELOVED ELK :: BEN GEL & THE BONEYARD SAINTS :: BEN ELY'S RADIO 5 :: BEN REVI :: BEN REVI ALL-STAR REVIVAL BAND :: BERMUDA BAY :: BETTY AIRS :: BIG BAD BARRY & THE DEAD SETS :: BIG DADDY'S DISCOTHEQUE :: BIG RICHARD INSECT :: BIG SCARY :: BIG SKY THEORY :: BIG YAWN :: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR :: BILLY BOB'S BBQ JAM BAND :: BING GOES TO MONACO :: BINKY & THE BUNG MICS :: THE BIRD :: BIRD WIZDOM :: BIRTHGLOW :: BIT BY BATS :: BITCH PREFECT :: BITCHSPAWN :: THE BITTER DARLINGS :: BITTER SWEET KICKS :: BJORK :: BLACK GOLD :: BLACK LIPS :: BLACKCHORDS :: THE BLACK AND WHITE :: BLACK CORAL :: THE BLACK DOVES :: THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: THE BLEEDING FLARES :: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB :: THESE BLESSED BONES :: THE BLIND HERD :: BLISTERED PALMS :: BLOOD PLASTIC :: BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL :: BLOW UP BETTY :: THE BLUEBERRIES :: BLUEJUICE :: BLUSH RESPONSE :: BOB DOWNE :: BOB LOG III :: BODY HORROR :: BOHOEFFER :: THE BON SCOTTS :: BOOSTER :: THE BORDERLAND :: BOS :: THE BOTTLEROCKETS :: BOX ELDER :: THE BOX ROCKETS :: BREE TRANTER :: BRENDAWG & THE DROID :: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE :: BRIANNA MAHONEY :: BRIARS :: BRILLIG :: BRITISH INDIA :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS (DUO) :: BRONZE CHARIOT :: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE :: BROKERS :: THE BROTHERS GOON :: BROTHERSISTER :: THE BROUHAHA :: BRUNATEX :: BUFFALO BOYFRIEND :: THE BUMBLEBEEZ :: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA :: BURIED FEATHER :: BURLESQUE BEAUTIES :: BURN THE ASHES :: THE BURNING SEA :: BURNING TOWER :: BURNSIDE MUMS :: BUSHIDO :: BUSTER FIDEZ :: BYE BYE MOUNTAIN :: THE BYZANTINES :: CABBAGE & KINGS :: CABIN CULTS :: CAL WILLIAMS JNR :: CALIFORNIA COUSIN :: CALLERDENIGHT :: CALLING ALL CARS :: CAM GOODALL :: CAMEROM MCTERNAN :: CAMP COPE :: CANDIDA :: CANIDAE :: CANIS VULPES :: CAPTAIN CLEANOFF :: CAPTAIN HELLFIRE & THE WRETCHED BRETHREN :: THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY :: CAPTIVES :: CAR SEAT HEADREST :: CARLA LIPPIS & THE MARTIAL HEARTS :: THE CASIO BROTHERS :: CASKET CASE :: CASS McCOMBS :: CASSETTE KIDS :: CAT DOG BIRD :: CAT PARTY :: CELESTITE :: CENTAURZ :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CERES :: CESARE :: CHAPMAN STREET :: CHARLIE MONSOON :: CHASING PHOENIX :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CHERRY GRIND :: THE CHEVRON WHORES :: CHÉRIE DE KLERK :: CHILD :: CHILDREN COLLIDE :: CHINESE NEW YEAR :: CHRIS FINNEN :: CHORAL GRIEF :: CHVRCHES :: CIARAM GRANGER :: CIRCLE CLAN :: CIRCUS ARCADE :: THE CITRADELS :: CITRUS JAM :: CITY CALM DOWN :: CITY RIOTS :: THE CLANGERS :: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH :: THE CLIQUE :: CLOUD CONTROL :: CLOUD NOTHINGS :: THE CLOWNS OF DECADENCE :: CLUE TO KALO :: COBRA :: COCK :: COERCE :: COG :: COLLARBONES :: COLLIDE/ESCAPE :: COLLIDER :: COLONEL KERNEL :: COLORBLIND :: COLOURISE :: CONCHILLIA :: CONSOLE WARRIORS :: COOKIE BAKER :: COOKIE BAKER & HER SPECIAL SECRET SPELLS :: COOL JUMPER :: COOL JUMPER & TANTIVY FAIR :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CORPUS :: CORTEZ :: COSMO BLACK :: COSMO THUNDERCAT :: COSMO THUNDERCAT (DUO) :: COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR :: COY CARP :: CRACKWHORE :: THE CRAVES :: THE CRAYON FIELDS :: CREEPERS :: CRUSTY SUITCASE BAND :: THE CRYING GAME :: CUB SCOUTS :: CURSES :: CUT COPY :: CUT OFF YOUR HANDS :: THE DAIRY BROTHERS :: DAISY BUCHANAN :: DAIYE SPA :: DALLAS FRASCA :: DALLI :: DAMN ARMS :: DAMN TERRAN :: DAMNED MEN :: DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK :: DAN DEVLIN :: DANCE TIL YOU CAN'T SAY YEAH! :: DANGER & PLASTIC :: DANGEROUS! :: DANIEL VARRICCHIO :: DANIELE VILELLA :: DANVERS :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DAPPLED CITIES :: THE DARDANELLES :: THE DARK LIGHTS :: DAS UBBERDUNG :: DAVE PHILLIPS :: DAY RAVIES :: DAYDREAM :: THE DAYLIGHT BRAVES :: DAYSWORTH FIGHTING :: THE DEAD BELLS :: DEAD END FRIENDS :: DEAD FRENCHMEN :: DEAD JOE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DEADLY ARE THE NAKED :: DEAFAULT :: DEAN FOREVER :: DEAR PLASTIC :: DEEP SEA ARCADE :: THE DEER JOHNS :: DEERHUNTER :: DEJA :: DEJA ENTENDU :: DELIA OBST :: THE DELTA RIGGS :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DESCRIBE ELIZA :: DESERT CROOKS :: A DEVIL AMONGST THE TAILORS :: DEVIL ELECTRIC :: THE DEVILROCK FOUR :: DEXTER JONES :: DIAMOND SINS :: DIANA SCALZI :: DICK DIVER :: DIE! DIE! DIE! :: DIESEL WITCH :: DIIV :: DIPLOMAT :: DIPSTONE :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: THE DIRTY MONKS :: DIRTY WOLVES :: THE DIVINE FLUXUS :: DIZZEE RASCAL :: DJ KELE OKEREKE :: DJ SHADOW :: DJ SPOZ :: DJANGO ROWE TRIO :: DMA'S :: DOE :: DOM TRIMBOLI & THE WIZARDS :: DON MORRISON :: DONNARUMMA :: DOUBLE DENIM :: DOUBLE DRAGON :: DOUBLE HANDED :: DOZERS :: DRAWN FROM BEES :: THE DREAMBOATS :: DRILLER JET ARMSTRONG :: THE DRONES :: DROPLET :: DRUID FLUIDS :: DRUNK MUMS :: DUD PILLS :: DUKES OF WINDSOR :: DUMB EARTH :: DUNE RATS :: THE DUNES :: DUNGEN :: DUSTY LEE :: DUSTY LEE & THE ANGELS OF GUNG HO :: DUSTY LEE'S WASTED WANDERERS :: DYSPORA :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELECTRIC FIELDS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS :: ELEPHANT :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: EL-P :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMILY WYATT :: EMPERORS :: EMMA HORWOOD :: EMPIRE VAGABOND :: ENCARTA :: ENDLESS NAMELESS :: ENEMY OF :: ENNIS TOLA :: ENVY STREET :: ES IST SUPER :: EVEN :: EXPATRIATE :: THE EXPLODERS :: EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE :: EZRA HOPE :: FACEMEAT :: FACEMEAT - A ROCK OPERA :: FAITH NO MORE :: FAIR MAIDEN :: THE FAK :: FAKE LAKE :: FAKE TAN :: FASCINATOR :: THE FAT SACK :: FAT TAILED ANTICHINUS :: FAVOUR THE BRAVE :: FEAR AND LOATHING :: THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS :: FEIST :: FEMME FATALES :: FERGUS O'REGAN :: FEZ FAANANA :: FIGHTERPILOT :: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE :: FILTHY LUCRE :: THE FINISHING SCHOOL :: FINNEN & DAVIDSON :: THE FINNS :: FIRS :: FISHING WITH HENRY :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! :: FIST PUMP, FIST BUMP :: FISTFUL OF TROJANS :: FKA TWIGS :: THE FLEEING MINDS :: FLEUR GREEN :: FLEUR GREEN & THE KEEPERS :: THE FLOORS :: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE :: FLUME :: FLYYING COLOURS DUO :: THE FOLKO-OH-NOES :: FONT PLAYS FONT :: FORCES :: FOREIGN/NATIONAL :: FOREST OF GNOMES :: FORMER CHILD STARS :: FOX FAEHRMANN :: FOXX ON FIRE :: FRANZ FERDINAND :: FRAUD MILLIONAIRES :: FREESTATE :: FRESH KILLS :: FRIDAY'S FOX :: FRIENDS :: FROM THE DEAD SEA :: FULL CONTACT SAFARI :: THE FUMES :: FUNK LATIN UNION :: FUNKOARS :: FUTURE FARM :: FUTURE ISLANDS :: THE FYOOGS :: GALAPAGOOSE :: GALAXY CAT :: GALLEON :: GARDEN RUIN :: GAVIN DE ALMEIDA :: GAY PARIS :: THE GELS :: GEMINI DOWNS :: GENERATION SWINE :: GEORDIE LITTLE :: GERMEIN SISTERS :: GG ALAN BINDIG :: GHOST WALK :: GHOUL :: GHYTI :: GHYTI (DUO) :: GHYTI & THE PHILANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA :: GINDIANA BONES AND THE SEVERAL KIDNEYS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION :: GINFOX VS HELLO NEWMAN :: GIRL TALK :: THE GIVEAWAYS :: GLASS :: GLASS DUNES :: GLASS SKIES :: GLASS TOWERS :: GLISK :: GNARLS BARKLEY :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (Lounge Set) :: GOLD BLOOM :: THE GOOD CHINA :: GOOD BOY :: GOONBOMB :: GOON WIZARRD :: GOTYE :: GRACE: THE SONGS OF JEFF BUCKLEY :: GRACE GOODFELLOW :: GRAFTON PRIMARY :: THE GRAND RAPIDS :: THE GRATES :: GRAVEYARD TRAIN :: GREAT GABLE :: THE GREETING METHOD :: GRENADIERS :: GREY DATURAS :: GRIMES :: GRIMEY :: GROOVE ARMADA :: GROUND COMPONENTS :: THE GROWL :: GUILLAUME SOLO ACOUSTIC :: GUINEAFOWL :: GUN IT :: GÜNTER & THE SAFEWORD :: GYRO :: HAIM :: HAL BIRD :: HALCYON DRIVE :: HALFWAY TO FORTH :: HANNAH FAIRLAMB :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: HEAPS GOOD FRIENDS :: HEATH WEBER :: HEINOUS CRIMES :: HEKYL :: HELLO, LOVER :: HELLO NEWMAN :: HELMET :: HESTON DROP :: HEY FEVER :: HEY LADY! :: HI, I'M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON :: HIGH STAKES :: HIGH TENSION :: HIGH VIOLET :: HIGHTIME :: HILLS & TRAINS :: HIT THE JACKPOT :: THE HOLD STEADY :: THE HOLIDAYS :: HOLOGRAPHIC CHARIZARD :: HOLOGRAPHIC COLTS :: HOLY FUCK :: HOLY HOLY :: THE HOLY SEA :: HOLY SERPENT :: HOME FOR THE DEF :: THE HONEY PIES :: HORROR MY FRIEND :: HOSPITAL THE MUSICAL :: HOT WINGS :: HOUSE OF JADE :: HOWL AT THE MOON :: HOWL 'N BONES :: HOWLING BELLS :: THE HOWLING FOG :: HUMBLE BEE :: HUMMINGBIRD :: HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY :: THE HUNTED CROWS :: HURRICANE JANE :: HURRICANES :: THE HUSHES :: HUXLEY :: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT WEEZER :: I HEART HIROSHIMA :: I, A MAN :: ICE ON MERCURY :: ID :: IGGY POP & THE STOOGES :: IIAH :: ILLICIT EVE :: IMMIGRANT UNION :: IMOGEN BRAVE :: IMPARTIAL :: THE IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE :: THE INCHES :: INDIAGO :: INSTITUT POLAIRE :: INTERCOOLER :: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF MOJO :: THE INTERNET :: INTERPOL :: INTERZONE EXPRESS :: INTROVERT :: INUETTE :: INWOODS :: IRAAN SANADZADEH :: IRIDIUM :: IRIE KNIGHTS :: THE IRRESPONSIBLES :: ISLE OF CAPRI :: ISLE OF VISION :: IT'S A HOAX :: IT'S A HOAX (INSTRUMENTAL) :: IT'S WARSAW :: IVORY :: J-LO BIAFRA :: J-WAH :: JACK LONDON :: JACKSON FIREBIRD :: JAMES PARRY :: JANE'S ADDICTION :: JAPAM :: JAPANDROIDS :: JAPANTHER :: JARVIS :: JARVIS COCKER :: JASON SIMON (DEAD MEADOW) :: JAY WALKER AND THE PEDESTRIANS :: JAYNE-ANNE POWER :: JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND :: JESS KENT :: JESS PORTER :: JESSE DAVIDSON :: JESSE FRANCIS :: JESUS CHRIST POSSE :: THE JEZABELS :: JIKA :: JIMMY & THE MIRRORS :: JIMMY EAT WORLD :: JIMMY MARIN :: JIMMY MOUNTAIN :: JOE MCKEE :: JOEL STERN :: JOEL STERN, CURED PINK & TIMOTHY TATE :: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS :: JOHNNY AMERICAN HORSE :: JON ADDAMS :: JON MARCO :: JON MORTIMER :: JONNY BLIZZARD :: JORDAN TITO :: JOSH CALLIGEROS :: JOURNEY WELL SPACE WIZARD :: JOY & SPARKS :: JP COE & THE DELEGATES :: JUDGE MENTAL :: JUMP! 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:: Thursday, June 30, 2011

IF A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS...?
20TH CENTURY GRADUATES @ THE JADE MONKEY / Saturday June 25th 2011

Okay... so admittedly I only really decided this on a "whim", and I may change my mind back on another whim (ie: when my spirit finds me again) but this blog you're reading... THIS? IS THE LAST BLOG I'M EVER GONNA WRITE, FUCK IT!! or wait? perhaps it's just the last "live review"? or perhaps it's just... oh *shit* and now you're thinking that...? NOOOO!! I'm STILL gonna be publishing blogs duuude! plently of awesome hilarious blogs; only they'll be photo blogs, yeaaah, PHOTO BLOGS!! I FUCKING LOVE PHOTO BLOGS!! (shit I might even bring back the video blog too!) hell, Spoz's Rant ain't going anywhere! I ain't ever leaving you! seriously!? (aaaah but what I wouldn't give to tour!?) I freaking love this shit! it's just that... ooooh crap, I just don't fucking know anymore! except all I DO know for certain is I fucking hate "writing" blogs now! you can't imagine how it eats me alive! Or perhaps you do, because for the most part that's all I ever DO write about now! Or perhaps it's just the weather? HA HA HA no shit, is THAT doing your head in too!? In fact a friend even gave me a diagnosis for it last night: "seasonal affective disorder", in effort to explain my sadsack expression at Supermild looking for all the world like I wanted to throw myself off a fucking bridge rather than face another night of it (aaaah yes Fridays... GOOOOD TIMES!!). Nope winter in Adelaide is a war of attrition alright, I know that! where days are dark and depressing and city streets hollow out like a cemetery? I know that shit ALL TOO WELL!! It's like the live scene equivalent of "Into The Wild": yeaaah you know that movie riiight? directed by Sean Penn? where the main protagonist abandons all pretense for civilised society, disappears off into the depths of Alaska, and dies alone, horribly, then the credits roll and then you wonder "no wait, what? WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ALL ABOUT!?" but with that really awesome Eddie Vedder soundtrack? ooooh it's done a "number" on ME alright! And yet I'm still here "out and about" anyways, WHY? well pfft, what else I'm gonna do? GIVE UP!? (except wait, didn't I say all that junk about me... ummm? YEAH BUT I'M STILL HERE AREN'T I!!).



Yup I STILL do have a blog to run, this is my "job" afterall (written or no written) and even if I am going insane on the surface of the Moon or Mars here and all signs point to the contrary (or those "signs" simply pack up their bags and move to Melbourne or Sydney instead... GUH DAMNIT!!) I'm still gonna say there's "life" to be found here and dare you to disagree!? it's damn near teeming with it AND YOU KNOW IT!! (if only you know where to dig!). But it IS an increasingly tough sell to make in winter, especially an Adelaide in winter, and you don't have to tell me, I totally understand duuude! I mean it's cold, it's brutally cold! sure it's not Canadian cold, it's not even Melbourne cold (ooooh you can totally hear them all snickering at us can't you?) but there's hardly an incentive to brave that "cold" is there? not when most our live venues are concentrated about the city centre; most of our gig going population are out in the burbs, waaay out in the burbs, where all the buses, trains and trams stop running at midnight and taxis cost upwards of $50; but we're all brokearse students, barely employed, or on the dole, and drinks over the bar are waaay too expensive; and we'd much rather hit up our "corner store" for a bag of goon, huddled around the gas heater with our cats or dogs, or friends with benefits, or fuck I dunno "it's complicated"; surfing viral youtubes or hacking into each others facebooks leeching off that wi-fi signal from that one house/flat/church nextdoor who were naive enough not to passcode encrypt it; than risk attending some shitdive we hate, with a cover charge we can barely afford, featuring a local lineup we wouldn't even have heard of before if it weren't for some fartarse ambiguous 3-4 star rating I gave them on this blog a few months back; and wait did someone say midyear uni exams!? pfft of course not... because we all dropped out of uni years ago and joined the ranks of the "professionally vague" (in protest over a cafeteria menu that didn't offer nearly enough "vegan dishes") and... HA HA HA WHOAAA SHIT!! *ahem* Yup, as much as I was simply gonna turn up here regardless, because shit duuude it's what I do, every damn week, well beyond the point of it being called a mental illness!? no matter what your excuses!? right here at the Jade Monkey tonight, was the place to be! right here's where we're gonna bask in the warm glowing glow of guitar pedals and drink the midnight sun! YEAAAS!!



But of course it's gonna take a while for that "message" to sink in, more so when it's not the ONLY "place to be": as we're verily upto our proverbial pink pits in solid gold shit to choose from this Saturday night... not the least of which being The Amcats who are launching their shiny new 7" vinyl "Peggy Sue/Rain Rain Rain" at Producers Bar (but never fear you can still totally download it here, for free! AND IT'S TOTALLY WHIZZBANG AWESOME AND SHIT!!). Yup, so while our opening act plays the age 'ol "stalling tactic" pretending one of their guitar leads is "faulty", or getting the drummer to ask for more "foldback", waiting for more than just "Spoz and his fucking camera!" (flipping the bird laughing) or those ring-ins yawning by the bar to constitute an actual "audience" to perform to? HA HA HA OH WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE HAVEN'T WE!? (wait I haven't, nobody ever pulled a "Spoz" on me! *sniff*) I'm gonna distract you from just how "brilliantly" my blog advertising has worked in attracting said "audience" (oh yes they will come, THEY WILL COME!!) by showing you some of the more whimsical minor details of this show tonight. Like this setlist here: which I was tasked by our opening act to guess the font they typed it in (and disturbingly so? it took me all of five seconds to pick it as "Star Trek" too), better yet? they totally choose a new font each show... awesome huh!?



And this "entry stamp": that the attending doorstaff got all giddy and exciteable about; or perhaps it was just "Miffy" who possibly never ACTUALLY worked the door tonight... or perhaps she did!? "oh you better believe she did! she worked that door off its brass hinges! SHE WORKED THE SHIT OUT OF THAT SHIT AND THEN WE TOTALLY GAVE HER A STANDING OVATION!! WAHOOOO!!" either way? *ahem* it's apparently HER stamp and she's totally insisting I take a photo of it. Awwww I know! And since I clearly have nothing else better to do right now!? (actually that's probably not a lie... I really, SERIOUSLY DON'T!!) aaaah fuck it, why not oblige her in documenting it? (HA HA HA yeaaah you're so gonna miss me providing all this witty written commentary in future blogs aren't you!?).



MOUNTBATTEN (***1/2) - And speaking of running commentary we could probably ALL do without (or at the very least THIS BAND could definitely do without) especially considering it'll likely consist of little more than me letting loose a littany of crass character assassinations wrapped up in backhanded compliments/insults very thinly disguised as a "live review" accompanied by photos of them looking increasingly uncomfortable and/or awkward to be here... SHIT YEAAAH!! (and to think this shit actually got bands signed in the past!? no seriously, I swear that actually happened once!) along comes our opening act Mountbatten, and... OOOOH CRAP!! But to be honest they really don't have all that much to worry about from me tonight. Nope. For as much as I truly HAVE hit the jackpot in being presented with the geekiest, gangliest, goofiest ragtag "chess team" ensemble of mouth breathing dorks and dweebs; oh and new member Alister Douglas on drums: who arguably avoids any and all flying insults from me tonight (but perhaps only because he's so damn difficult to photograph behind that drumkit, hidden behind everyone else back of the stage... you weasel!) pretty much since Clue To Kalo, Radio Spectacular!!! or any number of their bass player's "all-star clusterfuck orchestras" tripped the "newborn giraffe" fantastique for this blog (oh such ripe comedy fodder I've had with them too!) they can still hold their heads with pride. No really! for as much as I could make mocking mention of their guitarist Walter Marsh? how he's SO freaking the fuck out over the prospect of me taking photos here tonight: he's actually made a concerted effort NOT to look all awkward and squinty in any of them just so I couldn't take the absolute piss out of him for it (pfft... noooo! I like to think it more a celebration of his unique character!). Or how their bass player Ben Revi took it one step FURTHER? in turning to face the wall anytime I dared approached HIM shooting with a camera in hand (save for all those badass photos I got before he thought to do that... score!) because apparently he was "bored" tonight, so he figured he'd make a game of it and apparently it was the most fun he's had on stage in ages? (heh!). Or how in all the photos I've got of Anthony Golding singing? he almost always reminds me of a galah gasping for air on a hot summer's day crossed with Bill Murray suffering a mild stroke (hiiilarity!). Seriously! as much as I've already wasted a considerable part of this "review" already? making light of their comical stage presence INSTEAD of giving you any meaningful insight over how they sounded or what they might have played tonight!? it really doesn't matter! All that DOES matter: is that since forming their "full lineup" back in February (and quite quickly at that!) they've actually become quite the respectable live band; I shit you not! I mean both Anthony and Walter might STILL sound a little too unsure of themselves singing, how their voices "crackle and warble" ever so slightly like nervous teenagers (and how that somehow make me feel all the more hungover and sketchy to be in its presence this early in the evening) and some of it still might be a little too "twee" and "doily" for my tastes? But they've also reined in a lot of that madenning clutter compared to their first gig, they're rocking a more pleasingly paired back "minimalist" symphony to their acoustic guitar, electric, cello, bass, glockenspiel and drums (which is quite the triumph considering there's all SIX of them up there), so now you can focus more and appreciate their "forest" for the trees here, namely their songs. Which if your tastes say... encompass the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, mid 60's Pink Floyd and The Polyphonic Spree? you're sure to dig the lightly dappled hell out of; and that new one "City Limits" with Carly Whittaker on vocals? duuude what's not to love!? Mountbatten? Yup, if they keep "doing" what they're doing and their songs ARE speaking for themselves (which is just as well because they do have a knack for writing them) they'll truly have something! And by "something" I mean a band who's music will surely become that much more fascinating than the sum of their eccentric parts.















THE SCARLET IVES (****) - And speaking of focusing waaay too much on the trivial here at the expense of the "greater picture"? yeaaah that's obviously NOT a segue in introducing this our second act, nuh uh! For as all four stars of my grand "approval rating" here suggest: The Scarlet Ives ARE a band you should totally both envy and admire, and one who's meticulous attention to artful songcraft should not only be celebrated and applauded at great length but verily studied on an academic level right upto and well beyond that of the post graduate... or at the very least you could totally alphabetise your sock drawer, do your taxes, or solve grand mathematical equations listening to their shit; duuude they're a bona-fide mad blast of "musical ritalin" in soothing even the most idiosyncratic of ADHD inclinations (not unlike a velvet sledgehammer pounding out your frontal lobe) or perhaps they're the complete opposite? yeaaah it kinda gives me a migraine just thinking about it, but WOWEEEE!! Like their delicate and ever infinitely nuanced interplay between negative and positive spaces dancing between my ears? Especially in how their guitar builds upon itself in layer upon layer and then retreats like crashing waves upon a shore? or yeaaah you know, that wacky "whoosing effect"!? what is that a flanger or a phase pedal? HA HA HA WHO THE FUCK KNOWS!? Or how their bass and drums work ever more intricate and complex compositional forms, folding and unfolding like musical origami? Or how the vocals kinda remind you of a Kermit The Frog dropped an octave, dosed near delerious on valium, attempting to fight its way growling out of the tightly wound coils of a bugle horn!? Or how the...? oh I'm sorry I didn't realise you were STILL standing there listening to this (as much to next to everyone else has long since fled to the beergarden in effort to escape it) because in case you haven't figured it out: for something that's essentially meant to be three to four minutes of post punk/indie performed one song at a time? (and by some "definitions" I guess it still is) DOES IT HAVE TO BE THIS FUCKING CONVOLUTED!? Yes... yes it does! and the reason why (and why you're now clutching your head and screaming) is Gavin De Almeida. Yup through two band names and at least four lineups (I think they even had a cello player once) he's been this band's lead singer, guitarist and "guiding light"; as much as he's also been their biggest "achilles heel". I mean I wouldn't call him anal: more artfully fastidious? perfectionist? totally and utterly uncompromising in striving towards... no you're right he's anal as FUCK (to the point his "creative sphincter" for want of a better term has its own event horizon) but shit damn he's entertaining to watch whenever he and his band performs on stage! Yup he's the one who asks me for my smoke machine before the show (because yes I own one, no you can't borrow it, okay YES... but only if you buy it off me). The same who asks if something can be done about Jade Monkey's "stage lighting", spends above and beyond the allotted time fapping about with the mic levels and foldback like he's tuning a satellite dish, "fluffs" the start of their first song at least two times (possibly three) after barely playing the first note (I'm assuming he didn't like the tone), only to spend the entirety of the show shuffling about frantically between his guitar amp and pedal board tweaking and tapping switches and dials incessantly to the point I swear it almost gives me a nose bleed keeping track of it all... but even SO you can't deny it gets results! With Gavin on vocals and guitar, Brent Carraill (from Quiet Child) on bass, and Matt Birkin (from who the fuck knows where... but I bet he's got mad credentials a mile long!) on drums they weaved nothing short of a subtle soufflé in song after song. The sort that could verily unravel the very fabric of the universe if any of these three members but sneezed the wrong way (and a lesser man COULD describe it as rather akin to Radiohead's first two albums mixed with Grizzly Bear by way of Jeff Buckley's "Sketches..."? NO WAY!!) but duuude, what a performance! The Scarlet Ives. Either they seriously need to lighten the fuck up before they explode, implode, or perhaps they'll produce 2011's answer to Pet Sounds and start up a cult; but even so, you can't deny the craftsmanship!













Which then brings us to our headlining act, the 20th Century Graduates, the one band I was totally here to see tonight... as much as I readily admit for the golden opportunity to "review" The Scarlet Ives again after well over a year now? (and two lineup changes) definitely sealed the deal too; or at least I THINK our headlining act will be performing on stage here aaaany minute now? instead of me casually tapping my watch wondering why I'm STILL wearing it: when my phone, ipod and my camera have effectively made it redundant... "awww but it makes this awesome beeping sound!" but no... as it turns out? they're also pulling a "stalling tactic" of their own (quite like Mountbatten before them). And not because they're waiting for a crowd to show up: as thanks to the ALMIGHTY POWER OF ADVERTISING ON SPOZ'S RANT!! *cough* (sorry had something in my throat just now) Jade Monkey is now filling up quite appreciatively and enthusiastically thank you very much... for what's surely about to assault all five of our senses, and at least half dozen of our howling orifices WITH CANDY COATED SHIT AWESOMENESS!! (lawsuits pending). No it's more because they're killing time waiting for their preferred mixer Matt Hills to make the mad dash from Jive (where he's just finished mixing The Paper Scissors, Collarbones and Sincerely, Grizzly) instead of being mixed by the former keyboardist from Satin Harem (yeaaah but he's got the most awesome poodle perm!). And so while we wait for THAT? I figured I'd amuse you with some of this random shit I found just now that surely wouldn't interest you in the slightest, but pfft... since when has that stopped me before!? Such as this customised setlist drummer/lead singer Jeremy Lake printed up especially for guitarist Alex "Chiavaravolo" Ciaravolo just for the hilarious fuck of it (and yes, each band member got their own) where you'll note especially the parenthesised stage directions given for "Pigskin"...



Or these totally wacky signs I found posted by the door, referencing all the band merch for sale...



And here's some of the ummm... "band merch" in question, and would you believe for the past ten minutes or so both Jeremy and Larissa Perry their multi-instrumentalist-whatever-the-fuck have been folding and unfolding keyboard stands on stage, with mock "clueless" expressions on their faces, perhaps wondering if they'd gotten the right height level to maximise the best "acoustics" ON stage relative to everything else in the room, and how many people are currently standing in it... and no really when is Matt getting here? oh he's just flying through the door now!? PHEUUW!!



20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (*****) - Now if it isn't already obvious in the lead up here (and believe me it will be soon enough in following) this "live review" WILL be hideously biased in 20th Century Graduate's favour, and yes I'll happily admit that on record, impartiality be damned I am a retarded fan of their shit, NO REALLY! IT'S MY LAST LIVE REVIEW DAMNIT (for a while) AREN'T I ALLOWED A BIT OF LENIENCY HERE!? FUUUCK OFF!! (or yeaaah, just flame me in the comments, I'll totally understand). And it's not because I've been getting hilariously shitfaced drunk with most of these band members for the past six months or more now, laughing it up at every other band's expense. Because hey let's face it... I get drunk with half the Adelaide scene as it IS, and it ain't bias: it gives me carte blanche to rubbish bands MORE on my blog knowing full well I can get away with it... "HA HA HA YEAH, IN YOUR FACE YA FUCKCLOWNS!! oh and *ahem* four stars!" (seriously Gavin? all jokes aside here, I DO actually dig your band!). And it's not necessarily because Larissa "ZOMG!! NYAN CAT!! HEAD EXPLOSION!!" Perry is being all ridiculously cute multi-instrumentalist in "defacto fronting" this band *sigh*. I mean suuure, she IS Adelaide's answer to Zia McCabe/Zooey Deschanel pinging off all four walls, floor and a ceiling there playing guitar, glockenspiel, melodica, tambourine, singing backups and ferfucksake... I'M TRYING TO FOCUS ON THE MUSIC DAMNIT!! But that, and all those upteen photos of her below in damning evidence to the contrary? ain't why I'm gonna be hilariously biased here! "Awww but isn't she awesome though!?". "Ferfucksake Spoz! the lead vocalist is who you should be getting more photos of... ummm, hidden waaay back in the corner on drums where you can hardly see him!" (but at least he's redirected that spotlight!). Nope the real reason? is simply put, their "sunshine spastic indie-pop" in vitamins C, D (and B12!) has damn near saved my sanity on more than one occassion; it's true! I mean YES my blogs may read like the ramblings of a cynical-arse bastard who hates on everyone and everything, and yes I DO derive a great deal of my warped sense of humour from a very dark place in coming up with that. But that's because in reality: I'm actually a ridiculously chipper sort, and being all "bitter" on you poor fools? cracks me up to no end! Seriously think of me in person as being more a goofy "Hugh Lawrie", to this twisted "Gregory House" cartoon caricature I otherwise portray ever so infamously in print. Problem being? in winter: when everything around me becomes ever so much more dark, dour and depressing (and truth be told I don't get nearly enough sunlight as it IS) I find it ever harder to separate my "fiction" from reality; and before you know it I totally become that sadsack bastard for real; and THAT'S why this band's saved my sanity. Yup, just when I'm all set to punch kittens and put puppies in blenders? along they come to pull me the FUCK out. They did it back in August 2009 when they supported Jupiter Lead at Rocket Bar... only for Jupiter Lead to right royally fuck that up (aaaah but it was such a ripe comedy wasn't it?), they sure as SHIT did it with their EP launch on "election night" in August 2010, and now they've done it again at the Jade Monkey here tonight? Yup granted they're sporting a slightly different lineup: with the departure of Jon "Done A Runner" Wignall on bass and Katey "Buggs" Sutcliffe on horns (along with Andrew Marshall... only he's since swapped to bass), with both Aaron Deanshaw and Benn Blake joining on horns to cover the shortfall (the latter played in Young River & The Vultures Of Virtue I believe?) and there's a few new songs (they've been in recording of late) namely: "Where The Wind Blows" and "It's A Mess!" which they debuted back in May; but the buzz is STILL the same! I mean try as you might? the minute they let loose with those horns: it's so spastically giddy and candy coated infectious you can't help but beam ear to ear to it! But thankfully they're not just relying on those horns now, or Larissa's ability to distract any and all attention away from the rest of the band; especially Alister Douglas and Alex Ciaravolo (or Jeremy hiding at the back) by playing a billion instruments at once (whilst seemingly doing absolutely nothing at all). Nope the real strength is in the songs: "Parking Inspectors Are People Too", "Pigskin", "Keeping Up With The Joneses" and "Little Red Romance" especially, and how much more seamlessly they pull it together tonight... or even if Alex DOES "fuck up the guitar solo"? with the horns and Larissa bouncing about like a cheersquad in one, you're waaay too giddy laughing it up to care! Yup that's 20th Century Graduates. And me being overly too detached and objective "reviewing" them tonight would be me totally missing the point!


















But surely me giving them "five stars" (and another hall-of-famer) for doing everything short of pulling the proverbial wool over my eyes here, has gotta be a total cop-out riiight!? I MEAN WHAT KINDA TWO BIT DONKEY PRODUCTION AM I RUNNING HERE!? "Oh pfft... isn't it obvious duuude? it's the dumbest trick in the book! she's only in EVERY SECOND PHOTO!! so of course he's gonna give them five stars, FUUUCK!!" (and I don't doubt that's why they've got her swanning about front and centre in the first place... those diabolical fiends!). So in effort to placate all you "naysayers" who truly think I've "lost my edge" here, who think I'm writing nothing but a retarded fluff piece? well obviously you're dead right and I'm not fooling ANYONE, but even so? I also bring you THIS to support my case: this video that proves I wasn't the ONLY ONE mad bugging out to this tonight, OOOOH NOOOO!! this's an entire crowd well and truly losing their left nuts to nipples in dancefloor hysterics loving the absolute fantastic crap out of it! While yup, here I am doing my best to tune out and be that hard hitting "journalistic guy": taking those photos, getting those angles, collating those hard hitting notes in which to character assassinate the hell out of them with until moments after this footage was taken...? aaaah to HELL WITH IT!! I just couldn't help but want to join in and make a complete dick of myself dancing to it too! It's the dead of winter duuude, I'm pretty much done here... and THIS was exactly what I needed short of a fistful of vitamin C and a shotgun!



1:35AM - But of course that was only an all too brief (but no less welcome) "detour" from my unwavering task at hand tonight, here at the Jade Monkey: namely capturing photos, video and compiling notes for the business end of this blog that your reading right now (or at least in all the moments that I wasn't making an hilarious "pisstwat" of myself to 20th Century Graduates on the dancefloor, or heckling the band and all their support acts on stage). Only since all the bands have finally finished now? I could then concentrate on the more important "task at hand", namely: me getting so obliteratingly drunk I can forget I even made this my "defacto career" in the first place. YEAAAS!! I mean seriously don't people actually do this shit for FUN? isn't this why people leave the house in the first place!? apparently so... and the sooner I remind myself of that fact the better!



1:38AM - But not before being distracted by this incidental bit of "street art" that I found just a few short steps along the way after Jade Monkey closed, that I felt oddly compelled to photograph, while everyone else walked on ahead of me; because yes I AM getting drunk with the band again (I mean pfft... wouldn't YOU if you ran this blog every week!?) and wait what the fuck am I doing again!? oh yeaaah, writing utterly nonsensical captions to photos that seriously don't need them!



1:49AM - First port of call: Producers Bar. Partially because I might have been feeling just that teeny bit "guilty" in choosing Jade Monkey tonight over The Amcats and their 7" single launch party happening here instead... and hey we all know I'm completely retarded for this shit so it's kind of a slap in the face that I WASN'T there for it (or at least it would've been if wasn't already planning on seeing them next week when they play Producers Bar again aaanyways). But more importantly: depending on who was "bartending" here? we might even be able to scam a shitload of free drinks. FUCK YEAAAH!! Only problem being? it's already "closed up" to the public tonight *SHIT* because apparently Producers Bar has the crappiest opening hours of any venue in the east end; or at least "officially" according to how late they can have live music and DJs in compliance with their liquor licensing (would you believe... 1AM!?). So first had to find anyone inside who'd answer their phones to let us in to their "private party". Aaaah but pfft... that'll be an absolute pushover for us riiight?



1:52AM - Well, if THIS photo is any indication? (because yes... we really were THAT bored) it took somewhat longer than excepted, even after texting/ringing half a dozen peeps with "hey hey! we got Matt Hills! Adelaide's favourite party mad mixer, aye? aaaye!?". Until finally Matt Tropeano from Isle Of Vision poked his head out, saw me, freaked, and almost shut the door on us again.



2:10AM - But after a few quick words from me in effort to "reassure" Tropeano that no... there won't be any repeat of that infamous "incident" from a few weeks back, the same that we dare not speak of now (but shit damn you should see the photos duuude, they're freaking hiiilarious!) we made our way in and promptly hit the bar. Only to discover to our "misfortune" that no, Producers Bar doesn't (nor did it EVER) condone the practice of giving out "free drinks" from barstaff former (fictional?) or currently employed with the possible exception of THIS round of shots you see here now except, oh no wait? perhaps they weren't free afterall...? and I simply swiped someone else's when no one was looking!? *ahem* either way, whatever they were? I totally recommend them!



2:20AM - And as it turned out, that was also just enough alcohol to ease me over that wondrous "tipping point" where suddenly the concept of me taking countless photos of all my fuck up friends drinking on a Saturday night (wow, imagine that!?) ISN'T the lamest, stupidest and most hideously overdone "schtick" ever utilised in the history of Spoz's Rant (because clearly we've never seen this shit done a billion times before! OOOOH NOOO!!) but INSTEAD is nothing but wildly spontaneous, hilarious and 100% whizzbang exciting and shit and... no really why am I STILL writing this crap!?



"Yes Ciaravolo, when you die you finger the ring!" *cough* WHAT!?



2:25AM - And speaking of photos we'd probably ALL be better off without; but aren't you ever so glad I took them anyways and published them in a blog here! huh? huh!? (please don't sue me!) Here's me forgetting to use the flash on these three likely nitwits: which is an utterly crap thing to do and I should seriously "know better" (after how many drinks?) except no wait... how hilariously awesome is Stacie there on the right? NO REALLY, IS THAT COMEDY GOLD OR WHAT!? WOOOO!!



And yes in our ever so brief visit to Producers Bar tonight (because yes they were slowly raising the house lights on us hoping we'd notice) I probably should mention that I bumped into the one and only Dunja Nedic: tireless writer, music journalist aaand contributing columnist to both Tone Deaf aaand Lipmag (through which she'll be publishing a wildly informative interview with yours truly this week, on a Friday? that'll surely inspire a veritable flood of hate mail my way... *fingers crossed!*). Except yeaaah... since I didn't get any photos of her? there's really no point. So probably best you forget all that and focus instead on THIS photo of Dunja's friend who's name utterly escapes me at the moment, playing the drums. Because no shit, is that a wickedarse awesome shot OR WHAT!?



2:34AM - But alas if those slowly raising house lights weren't giving us enough of a hint? then surely barstaff and security telling us "where to go" repeatedly eventually DID (but only after a few more reminders). Because yes Producers Bar was closing for the night, and no there wasn't gonna be any wild and wacky "after hour" shennanigans, not this night, not ANY night: no sireee bob that shit never happens here! (and whoever told you to the contrary is nothing but a liar!). And so we obliged, we dutifully obeyed, we sadly shuffled out those exit doors; only to arseclown some more just outside said "exit" for yet more photos because pfft... it's freaking hiiilarious THAT'S WHAT!!



And in case you're wondering WHY both Shane McIntyre from The Amcats and Anton Newcombe from Ride Into The Sun "wait... what!?" (no seriously duuude tell me I'm wrong!) are looking off to the left here instead of facing the camera? (and no it's not because they're trying to be all "arty").



But more to do with one Matt Tropeano here, and wow I know... professional at work right!?



2:38AM - And speaking of suddenly needing to be elsewhere (or perhaps I suddenly needed to be before I got "brained" repeatedly by that iphone) it's then that we found ourselves HERE at our second port of call: The Crown & Anchor. Admittedly a shortlived visit however (and thus I'm only offering you THIS in no way mocking "file photo" to signify its golden hospitality) once it dawned upon us that we were AT The Crown & Anchor. Still if nothing else? I did scam and promptly scull a free beer while I was here (and no seriously... cheers to whoever it was who bought that for me!).



2:48AM - Only to arrive here at our third port of call: The Exeter, whom I've been told have just BOUGHT The Crown & Anchor (go figure?) only to be promptly told to leave as THEY'RE now closing.



3:20AM - So obviously there was only thing for us to do now: and NO it wasn't take a taxi home AAAAHAHAhAhahAhahAHaHA!! *ahem* yeaaah good one! But instead with that one punchline that always starts with "Super..." and always ends in alcohol poisoning (the sport of kings, queens and righteous revolutionaries I tells ya!). But not before I bring you THIS awesome video of Larissa attempting to ride a skateboard. And yeaaah I forget why this was relevant? but no really, you'll thank me later! Just as I'm sure Larissa will also "thank me" for posting it by beating me to death with that skateboard whilst making that same hysterical high pitched "eeeeeee!" sound, only to dump my body in the River Torrens after it's been chopped and neatly packed into five maybe six ziplock bags; which possibly ALSO explains why there's no photos of me in this blog because as it turns out this isn't ME who's writing all this and yes I've been brutally murdered... awesome huh?



3:40AM - Still, if we're willing to disregard all the above as nothing but a fanciful work of fiction (hmmm yes... "fiction") we DID eventually arrive at our fourth port of call (and yes no prizes for guessing WHERE) but not without a certain degree of difficulty. And by "difficulty" I obviously don't mean any resulting "arguments" broke out over who was going to "take my place" on Spoz's Rant now, so nobody would be "any the wiser" (pfft... really!? a blind chimp could do my job!) but more because after Matt Hills had agreed to give us all a lift here (champion!) we still had to get rid of a random skater/surfer/stoner dude who'd seemingly followed us all the way from The Exeter (who? aaaah who the fuck knows!?) and by "get rid of" I mean we all "agreed" we'd meet up at Supermild later and NOT me (alive or now recently deceased) agreeing to accept a few tokes of his recently criminalised joint of "Kronic" as a gesture of goodwill. And before you ask? nooo I didn't inhale....



3:49AM - Which is just as well because no sooner did we arrive here? (only to find ourselves in a whopping big lineup outside... FUUUCK!!) did we bump into these two nitwits: the one on the left I recognise as being Dave Blumberg from Tea (aaaah no shit and I reckon that shitcrazy beard is actually an "improvement" too!) while the one on the right? ooooh crap I dunno: Snake Mountain? something something "by the power of Castle Grayskull"? HA HA HA duuude, no really what the...?



3:57AM - As much as whatever-the-fuck I'm on or NOT at this point (but the minute we finally found our way inside... "oh suuure why not throw in another longneck while I'm at it, WAHOOOO!!") couldn't BEGIN to help me to understand just what's going on with these photos either... eeeeee?



4:01AM - Or prove any LESS disturbing when I discovered them on my camera the next day...



"OH SHIIIIi...".



4:03AM - As much as Johnny Fritz's "flabbergasted/flummoxed" facial expression here truly says it all! Or perhaps he's wondering: "no really who the fuck are you and why are you taking photos of me with Spoz's camera? WHAT DID YOU...? huh? yes! I'll accept bribes in cocktails... Spoz who!?".



4:37AM - As much as it totally makes perfect sense that THIS firetruck would then "mysteriously" manifest outside of Supermild half an hour later with sirens flashing (ooooh spooky I know!). As if to suggest that somehow, somewhere, "someone" out there totally UNDERSTANDS what's going on! and that perhaps one day they might totally tell us... and we'll totally get it! like it'll totally blow our minds inside out like a spastic pretzel it'll be THAT insane, and yet it'll be ever so eerily concise and simple to understand too like "Spoz you idiot! what's not to get? you get drunk, shit happens! it's the same damn story every damn week! no really, WHAT'S THE FUCKING MYSTERY IN THAT!?". Whoaaa no way? you mean to tell me I've done all this before, and next week I'll do it all again? and I don't need to write anything now because it's already written? HA HA HA THAT'S AWESOME!!



And wait... *shit* (damn you Ciaravolo!) what the fuck was I on about again!?



Oh yeaaah, if a picture's worth a thousand words... why am I still writing this shit!? I'm an artist not an entomologist and I've got a whole music scene at my disposal to document in ways that don't require an accompanying thesis dissertation. So I'm gonna go out there and do that, live it, enjoy the hilarious hell out of it... and until I have a NEW story to tell? perhaps you could do the same; HA HA HA WHAT!? no this isn't the "end"... far from it duuude! it's just another Saturday night!

Previously on Spoz's Rant: All Night Girls, The Sweet Decline and Tea

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