SAFETY FIRST

30 06 2009

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You’d think that this would be a common thing these days. I mean, how come no one has thought about this and made millions yet?

I think that it is law in most work places (and homes) to have some sort of fire extinguisher device/system or at least a smoke alarm. But both you and I know that that is not always the case. Sometimes its due to irresponsibility, sometimes people forget. But I know a lot would say that having fire extinguishers take up space and are an eyesore.

Well, French company FIRE-DESIGN has come up with the most basic of solutions :-

‘If its ugly, then make it pretty!’

Wow.

So tomorrow morning when you get to work – please check how safe you are from a fire at work, and if its not (which you hope), then hassle your boss for one or two of these to spark up (pardon the pun) the vibe in the office. If he shrugs it off, then slam him with the fire safety law thingy….

A few more pics after the jump.

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FUN!

29 06 2009

This video reminds me of when I was a teenager. We had this hill nearby which had roads like that and had hardly any traffic because the area was in council planning red tape. The only difference was that we were on skateboards. Someone would have the car and drive us up the hill and then meet us at the bottom again. We didn’t have any proper equipment so we made do with what we had which included bandannas, old rubber tires to stick on the soles of your shoes and mums driving sunnies. Good times!

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AIN’T NUTHIN’ LIKE HIP-HOP MUSIC

29 06 2009

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Im the first to admit that I know next to nothing about the WU-TANG CLAN. That means that I know even less of GHOSTFACE KILLAH. I know most (two?) of the more commercial club hits that he has done, but thats as far as it goes.

I thought with my name on the door and a few crew who were already going, it would be good to go check it out. You know, nothing to loose. People who weren’t going had heaps to say about what the show would be like. They had even more to say about the type of people who would be attending. Yeah sure every white boy from the suburbs who grew up in the 90’s would be there. Along with all the wanna be thugs who think that Wu-Tang is a race. But how many people can brag to their kids that they have seen (one of the) Wu-Tang Clan live?!

So I went. In true form, the show was all people said it would be. Shit at best. It could be that I was just a poser in the midst and didn’t really understand the culture, but if that night was in any way a representation of the true meaning of the word ‘Hip-Hop’, then Im happy to stay on the outside.

Every cliche that stereotypes what hip-hop in Australia was displayed. Although not as rowdy as I expected, there were way too many seedy looking dudes around. Fashion seemed to be stuck in the 90’s and there were a handful of drunks with a drink in each hand wanting to ‘nigga-greet’ you.

The sound was poor when Ghostface got on. Some say that it was because we were in the back – but I have been to shows here before which sounded better from the outside! So don’t gimme that.

I guess the best part of the night for me was when it was all over and there was a mass exodus out the main doors when the music stopped. More than a few ‘legless’ people were seen being carried out by their mates or the bouncers. And of course there was the punch-on. Started at the doors and poured out onto the street. But like the concert, even the fight was lame. The two were so intoxicated that they could hardly stand upright to throw punches. To top off a failure of a night, mates of the accused competitors chanted “WU-TANG! WU-TANG!”. Could this be any more lame?

That was my account of the night. I had a good laugh and I guess thats all that matters. Now I have a ‘Wu-Tang’ story for the kids.

Click after the jump for some extremely average pics of an extremely average night…

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SUBTITLE FAIL?

28 06 2009
Screen grab from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Screen grab from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon





TRIVIA NIGHT!

27 06 2009

This is gonna be trivia night with a twist. Run by two of Melbourne’s most influential party goers, this promises to be a night to really test your knowledge of the music world. Lauren gave me a preview of some questions that might be asked on the night and I failed miserably.

So come and prove your worth, come to learn something new or just come for some dinner and a laugh…

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PARTY

27 06 2009

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R.I.P.

26 06 2009
There is nothing I can say that you don’t already know about Michael Jackson. Think what you may of him, but to most who grew up in the last 3 decades, he was the king of pop. His music is and always be timeless. I cannot help but feel sad and at a loss that he has now passed. He was a key icon for my generation particularly and will be sorely missed.

This is how I will always remember him…

MICHEAL JACKSON 1958-2009

MICHEAL JACKSON 1958-2009

Click HERE for the latest news on MJ…

As I finish this post, I have just heard that another celebrity had since passed away as well. Can this morning be any worse?

Farrah Fawcett

1947-2009

1947-2009