e enjte, 26 korrik 2007


Some circumstances in my life have changed and I have decided that I will not be posting anymore until the 'dust settles' and people find some other source of gossip to move on to. So please don't fill my inbox/Facebook account with questions, cause right now I am not interested in talking or people knowing my business. It is just that...mine. I am not interested in being fuel for gossip.

e hënë, 23 korrik 2007

Monday's tune (I am taking a Holiday!)

With the new job at Columbia College (which is FAB!), riding my NEW FANTASTIC bike around this gorgeous city, and getting settled with life...I am still going to be M.I.A. for a while longer. But as Lollapolooza is only two weeks away, I will be probably be posting some artist associated related clips!
Naturally, Mel C is not going to be at Lolla...I just love her new track, and feel that her 'indie pop' is being terribly underrated by the world! (I did the PR for her previous release 'Beautiful Disaster' ..a great pop album...sadly bombed without the support of a major label. So I hope you all enjoy this Monday does of pop!
Two new things I am loving :
Golden Bond Medicated Powder. I LOVE that menthol tingle on my crotch!
My homemade Southern Cornbread (cheers for the recipe LP!!) Last nights batch turned out DELICIOUS!!
Happy Sunny Monday all!

e mërkurë, 11 korrik 2007

"All I know is that I should..."

I scored freebies for Will and I to go and see the new Harry Potter in 3D at the Imax on Navy Pier last night. Two words...most enjoyable!!!

However it was this morning that brought some welcome and much needed relief from seven months of job hunting (100's...literally!), filler jobs that payed my way, and one terrible false start.

I got a new proper full time salaried job with Columbia College. (FINALLY!!!) It's a newly created position, dead suited to my qualifications, great pay (been so long!) and the full benefits package that people in the States value so much. And breathe...

I am excited. This time next week will be my start day, and no more speaking to the general public, but I will be missing my current position at the Ad Agency. But this is going to kick arse!! I wish to note my mood has elevated from excited to ecstatic! Phew...hurdle number one out of the way...

So for a midweek song, I want to share what will be the most talented and lovely Missy Higgins's new single set for a July Oz release. 'Where I Stood'. The sincerity in her songwriting and delivery just captured me the first listen. Its a song that I feel. And those who know Sydney, you will easily recognize St James Station and the underground maze of tunnels that lead to the start of Macquarie St.

Happy Hump Day All!

e premte, 6 korrik 2007

Quote of the Week!

"He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country."

Australian immigration minister Kevin Andrews pours cold water on Snoop Dogg's desire to become an Australian citizen.

Happy Friday, Ok?? (I [heart] cartoons!)

I LOVE cartoons. I am 31 and I am not afraid to admit it! My fav of course is the absurdity and irreverence of 'Family Guy', however give me 'The Simpsons', 'Count Duckula', 'Battle Of The Planets', 'Voltron' (both versions..how many of you remember them??) 'Thundercats', 'Astro Boy', 'South Park' and of course 'Transformers', and I am a child again! Some newer ones even pass the grade, like 'Batman - The Dark Knight'.
Add to the list some Manga; Akira, Blood- The Last Vampire, Spirited Away, Aeon Flux and the Disney/Pixar classics 'Madagascar', 'Cars', 'The Incredibles', 'Finding Nemo', 'Over The Hedge', 'Happy Feet', 'Monsters Inc', 'Robots' and I am all smiles.
Now there are two films I am yet to see, and may just do a double viewing on Sunday given they are expecting the heat index to reach the 100degF/40degC mark in Chicago, I might FINALLY get to see 'Surf's Up' and 'Ratatouille'!

Which leads me to the point of this post. My newest addiction is Lil Bush! I love it. I find myself speaking like him on a daily basis...and frankly that scares the shit out of me! I NEVER thought I would EVER emulate vocally the 'Worlds Greatest Tool' (Lil Johnny Howard...your coming close though to being a runner up...if it wasn't for F*Wit Cheney!)

To kick start your weekend, and for those at home and in the UK who may not have experienced it yet, here is a taster. Lil Bush should end the week with a bang. Just as long as its not a W.M.D.!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

e enjte, 5 korrik 2007


Today is day one of a body detox cleansing fast.
Its a liquid based fast, which is guaranteed to clean out all the 'nasties' that accumulate in one's body.

So in preparation for 10 days/2 weeks of not eating or drinking anything (except for a special tea and this concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and salt...mmm...tasty!) I used the 4th July celebrations yesterday to eat a smashing breakfast at Ann Sather's of Eggs Benedict, biscuits, hash browns and a cinnamon roll, then chicken tenders and coleslaw for dinner, choc chunk cookies and a case of Stella Artois! (I convinced Will that starting the diet on a public holiday probably wouldn't be the best idea, given the fact that...well...it's a holiday and I really wanted to say 'bye bye' to my dear friend, Stella for a couple of weeks!)
I am glad I am doing it with Will. Bye bye bloated feeling!

On a final note, it was so cute as Will came tearing into the bedroom last night as I was passed out with his first batch of our wonder elixir in his hands joyfully declaring 'Its made, I did it. We are ready to start!!' holding a 2.2 litre bottle of this orange/yellow liquid.
So I congratulated him through barely opened, slightly drunk eyes, looked at the clock (it was 11.50pm, technically still the 4th) ran out to the kitchen and shoved another cookie into my mouth. Then proceeded to chase it down with a lovely cup of laxative tea that Will had prepared for me.

Ahhh...to health and vitality!

NB. The first batch proved to be something of a hot & spicy affair! Cayenne pepper amounts need to be re calibrated. Phew, I don't think I am meant to be sweating in an air conditioned office! I also don't think one is supposed to be able to follow the passage of the liquid all the way down given the burn factor...but I will proceed with the consumption of it.

On a completely unrelated note....I was STILL dreaming of Wii last night!!!! This thing has me totally and utterly addicted!!!!! Must play more...

e mërkurë, 4 korrik 2007

Happy 4th July...my public holiday recap.

Firstly 'Transformers recap: I loved its cheesy-ness, and Shai LaBeouf is actually gonna be a great lil actor! Was not disappointed by it at all! It was a STACK of fun (Loaf, K.I.D., Classy..as fans, I think you will enjoy also!) Good times, got a few good laughs, abig bang action film (although some of the shots were a little fast and blurred, actually making the action sequences a lil hard to follow at times) LP liked it, so did Cherry, however 9Niner seemed a little over it very quickly.

Been bike riding and getting out enjoying the beauty of the Lake and the sun! I played Wii with a mate of mine this morning, and let me tell you...IT KICKS ARSE! BIG TIME!! I am not really a fan of PS, PS2, X-Box etc, but Wii is completely different. And blew my mind!

And even though its only July, I am pretty much certain that the following song will be a major contender for 'Aussies Song Of The Year'.I love it, I must listen to it daily! I WANNA MARRY IT!!!...sigh...meds will kick in soon..
I have been waiting for the video to be released to share it with everyone for close to three months, (actual a double single release for both Mutya and Groove Armada from their new albums respectively, hitting stores 27 July in UK) and so finally I can post it for you all. May this song bring you as much booty shaking delight as it does to me!

Song For Mutya (Out Of Control) - Groove Armada feat. Mutya Buena (Universal)

I simply can't get enough of this song. It has been on steady rotation for the past couple of months. Just the 'dancetastical' remedy for everything!

A Happy 4th July everyone, brought to you by the hilarity of Lil Bush on Comedy Central! Check it out!!

Back to work tomorrow, but that's cool! I had a lovely two days, and then its only two days till the weekend! Besides, I am still in the honeymoon phase at my new job.

Not looking forward to starting my body detox diet this week...will keep you posted how it goes...

e martë, 3 korrik 2007


Ok, so I have a lover who talks about sharting himself, but I am close to loosing complete control of all my bodily functions with excitment, as.....


I need a valium...and decaf....if these dudes are in the actual film, it would be even sweeter...

e hënë, 2 korrik 2007

Bassey is back...and other new albums I will be listening too this week.

After a day of drinking,tubing, swimming and lying in the water with Will's cousins and family up on the Lake in Indiana, (yep, year two in a row that Lil Aussie gets pushed into the water by a 10 yr old whilst fully clothed!) I am starting this week sore from sunburn, and with muscular aches after holding onto the awesome tube, whilst being towed and flung around the Lake by a jet ski! Too much fun for a Sunday!!
So this week, it is a wondrous melange of music for the listeners palate.

Album #1. Get This Party Started - Dame Shirley Bassey
This is an album I have been totally surprised by! I have always been a fan of the Welsh legend, however this album proves that she is not only a powerhouse vocalist, but has a sense of humour and a great production team to light her way!
The album opens with a rendition of Pink's 'Get The Party Started' which just sounds hysterical when she recites the line 'Boulevard is freaking as I am coming up fast, I'll be burning rubber, you'll be kissing my arse'! Classic! It also features a remake of 'Big Spender' a sexy 'Slave To The Rhythm', 'You Only Live Twice and even a trippy take on Lionel Richie's 'Hello'. If you liked Shirley performing 'History Repeating' with The Propellerheads, I am pretty sure you will love this album. A true living vocal legend, in my book! Never mind the snobbery...check it out

Album #2.Zeitgeist - The Smashing Pumpkins
So, I when I first heard Tarantula, I thought that the Pumpkins might be on their way back from self imposed/ self indulgent/ crap music making phase. After many a disappointing release, they are back. Its a good album, not great, but if they had release albums like this instead of 'Adore' and 'Machina', many people would give them more of a chance. It does however echo sentiments of samples picked from early 80's new romantics meshed with their trademark sound. Highlights for me include 'That's The Way (My Love Is)', 'For God And Country' and 'Bring The Light' as well as the single 'Tarantula'. They also have one track from the album, 'Doomsday Clock' featured in the new 'Transformers' flick. It's no 'Siamese Dream' in my book however, but a inherently more enjoyable album than past efforts.