awesome!!! one of the few times emma stone hasn’t bugged me
- the rat
It’s a wednesday night and no doubt a few of you will be out doing the above xxx
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- the rat
Its almost the end of spring, and as the weather is (supposedly) warming up and getting into the swing of summer - some of the more amazing sights of our flora and fauna come out!
I have taken a recent fascination in the flower markets at Flemington- stay tuned for a post when i finally drag my sleepy bum down there to pick up bunches and bunches of colourful splendours.
For the moment though, here are some pictures to get you vibing on summery colourful bunches too
- the rat.
Welcome back Gossip Girl!
Hear Hear x
Golly - what an announcement!! The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival for 2013 has been announced, and what an announcement it was!
Occuring on Feb 2nd (in syd) you will be able to enjoy and jive to the likes of: The Rubens, Real Estate, Flume, Yeasayer, Nicholas Jaar, Alpine, Bat for Lashes and Twerps… to name a few of my favourites.
Why is this festival such a hit every year i hear you wondering??? its due to its location - its not like the big summer festivals which sydney continue to let exponentially expand. This festival boasts a much smaller crowd capacity ( as the event takes place at the Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle).
The event is an absolute hooot - with tickets at $140.00 with presale tickets out on Wed 3rd October, you would be a nickenpoop to not try score a few tix!
Check out the official event page here: http://sydney.lanewayfestival.com.au
So… after weeks of being pestered I have finally come around to posting about SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2012.
Firstly - the name should be appriopriately changed to “Splendour in the Mud”. As I didn’t see any grass - only smelt it whilst listening to The Rubens and saw it as hay being laid on the ever expanding mud pool that was formerly known as Belongi fields. Which leads me to wonder - why would you put a music festival, which receives a goood couple of 10’s of thousand people (not sure on the exact count), on a marsh? the logic behind this is ridiculous… especially when the week prior to the festival Byron (and northern NSW) experienced some of its heaviest rainfall for the winter (again this type of weather pattern isn’t unexpected for this time of year… so come on event organises - lets do some basic maths and put 1 with the other and work out a BETTER answer).
Anyways - enough about the mud (as I have no doubt I will get so revved up about it later there will be a subsequent post in regards solely to it).
Who did we see and love?? (and no this isnt in any order of day or time) Flume (AMAZING!!!! we only caught the end of it but he managed to wow the pants off everyone around us and made our first hour in the festival fantastic). Ben Howard ( again…. what an artist.. if only his face was as perfect and beautiful as his voice!!). 360 (if you have never seen him live - shame on you! his energy is crazy, it’s so contangious you just want him to follow you around the whole time. He managed to get the whole crowd bouncing and screaming all whilst enjoying themselves so much that the mud was only a faint distant memory (which they would remmeber when they walked outside and drowned in it). bloc party (these guys are one of my absolute favourite bands in the whole wide world… and boy did they provide me with even more reason to love them. They played a collection of their new and old stuff (from memory they have about 4 albums now) but they didnt miss a beat. Just fantastic). miike snow (i do still love him - but i must agree with all the reviews; he isnt as good live as in recorded version. Regardless he got everyone moving and singing along, which is the most important). Gypsy and the Cat (how can you not love this melbourne band. I have a massive crush on them and their music! A Definite crowd pleaser). Lana Del Ray ( i didnt get to see her, but the rest of our crew that did loved her! Except do note: ALL of her songs were done slowly). Finally - tijuana cartel (SOOO GOOOOD!!!! for a saturday arvo at about 1:30 - these are the guys you want to help ease you into another day of drinking and mud dancing. Fantastic energy).
A few unexpected delights (and must see’s if you ever spot their name on a future line up) are: Yacht Club dj’s (if anyone can mix lion king and spice girls together like these guys can you are welcome to my heart!!!), Ball Park Music and San Cisco.
I know there were millions of other acts who wowed their crowds - but if you wanted a play by play of the whole three days you could have just gonnnneee!! (SLACKERS).
Overalll - the event is awesome. I mean how can it not be? you are in byron with your friends, music, great weather (generally) and your all having a fun time! There are some serious points that the organisers need to work on for next year: like the MUD, the sound level ( after the first night it was turned down due to neighbour complaints (this really should not happen at a festival of this size)), the high amount of police + sniffer dogs (it really ruins the atmosphere), the lay out - having one of the major stages about 10 mins (on a good walk) away from the rest of the festival is again poor organising). Finally - the bus situation at the end of the festival. The next time you try to get home over 10,000 people to suburbs outside of byron - try have more than 3 buses an hour.
Also, side note, I take my hat off to Smirnoff and Jaegermeister - you guys know how to make pretty sweet bars/venues! Both bars were some of the busiest places in the festival and great music was always a given.
It was a great trip though - thanks to: LITTLEDICK, DICK RAT, BORKOS AND AL-CO and B-FITZYYY for making the trip a memorable one.
Did you go to splendour in the grass? got an opinion? We would love to hear from you - firstname.lastname@example.org (Best email will get its own post :) ) xxxxxx rat.
I had a particularly interesting chat with a, perhaps we can call him, level headed boy today… although it’s this apparent ‘level headedness’ that i want to rant/rave or question.
The statement which was boldly (to a glaring group of girls) stated was: ” I don’t want my girlfriend prancing around the house in heels and make up”. I was stunned - but at what? the fact that if I was dating this boy i could freely run around the house without any make up on and be happy? Or was it that he was so adamant against (conversation then naturally ensued on this topic) girls wearing heels and make up. Who are we impressing when we spend at least 20 mins getting all dressed up? Is it yourself? a boy? that bitchy girl who is bound to do the old “ah..oooh you’re wearing lipstick tonight’ in a condescending tone? or are women living up to, without realising, an apparent standard set by the media (insert feminist rant here…..blah blah blah… done? good. enough).
I am not sure if i should have been stumped by this comment - but i was! Or should i be stumped because such a statement did stump me?
Food for thought everyone. I’m still back at working out who is stumped by who and what!
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This picture has completely stumped me! I needed to share it, because what THE hell! What a moment so perfectly captured.
To all those affected directly or in any way by the September 11 disaster, my heart goes out to you xx