Aug 28, 2010

What's happening in Sydney, Can I come?

There are always things happening in a big city like Sydney, all the time everyday. You might not think so but if you keep your mind open to it, you'll find it.

Subcultures are cool, but often overlooked but equally as fascinating and diverse are different social groups. It makes for an interesting night to inhabit and infiltrate a different social group to what you're used to. On the way to work on a Saturday, It's interesting to see all the kids out to play.

So if you're having a Hen's night, part of a Japanese Marching band or attending a Costumed Harbour Cruise, Would you mind sending me an invite so I can see the world through your eyes?

Aug 26, 2010

Home Reads: 'Summer Blonde' by Adrian Tomine

JENNA: Wow... so you pretty much always write about yourself, huh?
MARTIN: Well, I change names and details, but yeah... I don't really know how to make stuff up.
JENNA: You ever put yourself in situations to get material?

A Day in the life of: Thursday August 26, 2010

Starting midnight
  • Tuned into FBI Radio as two comedian acquaintances announced they were doing the lateshift on Facecrack. Kept radio on all night.
  • Woke up to a TimeOut reporter listing What's on in Sydney on the the radio. Checked out TimeOut website to find possible places to eat. Found a banner ad for a magic show which was convenient as I'd been meaning to watch magic.
  • Went to Sevo RSL to see if I could gamble my way into winning the $50 needed for the Magic show. Lost. Withdrew more after promising not to, won what was needed and booked tickets online. Slippery slope!
  • Went to KX to visit a good high school mate. Walked into several galleries along the way and spoke to an exhibitor about his noir work
  • Hung at a cafe where I spoke to a person I recognised as a player from Impro. Mentioned a fundraiser he was helping out on that evening at Angel Pl. He was wearing a Team Zissou T-shirt
  • Impulsively jumped on a bus to Bondi. It stopped at Edgecliff however. Hung around Double Bay, purchasing a Graphic Novel to read by the water.
  • Back into city. Went to Kinokuniya bookstore marveling at Slinkachu's book. Bumped into old uni mate in the Graffiti section. Talked hiphop, design and work
  • Stumbled onto a person I'd been wondering about recently. She was an impromptu subject I made for an Andrew Denton project which I was humbly short-listed for. Exchanged deets.
  • Went to Angel Pl to see what the fundraiser was about. It had several performance art pieces. Example: A man puts on 3 pairs of glasses, sticky tapes his head tighlty whilst breathing heavily into his mic. Takes of all his clothes except the underwear and casually puts on a dress. He proceeds to sing a slowed down version of a Snoop Dogg party classic
  • Have a late dinner at a Popular Japanese eatery
  • Wrote this 'Day in the Life' of post
Eat - Ichiban Boshi
Magic - James Galea
Music - Snoop Dogg - Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)
Social - TimeOut Sydney
Read - 'Summer Blonde' by Adrian Tomine
Shop - Kinokuniya Books
Art - The Paper Mill
Evil - Gamblor!
Photo - Slinkachu
Wear - Team Zissou Tee
Funny - Ryan Withers of Mrs Funberries

Aug 17, 2010

'This American Life' on striving to be an "Everyday superhero"

From Google Chat
i get to salsa today among other stuff. workshop tonight. improv and scott pilgrim + new blogging
btw i read ur blog. i likey

or are you just being nice

its good.
only a small sample tho
u need more stuff.
i like the "how they don't think" at the beginning

yeah, looking to write 1 article per week

then i thought maybe why u i like animals is cuz they do cool shit w/out overthinking it like "shit i can fly"
like maybe you just like being a superhero minus the baggage of great responsibility = an animal

not really
i suppose the first part kind of
but i just find them fascinating
cos theyre so varied
all diferent shapes and sizes
variety is the spice

until ur blog i never realised that animals were so varied
its like comparing humans to all the mutants in the xmen. so much more than just distinctions between race, class etc...


must be kismet...
been wanting you to listen to 'this american life'...

yeah yeah ill get around to it one day

this weeks free mp3 -
--Cut and Pasted--
We answer the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? (No.) Can real people become superheroes? (Maybe.) And which is better: flight or invisibility? (Depends who you ask.)

superhero, this american life
Act Two. Wonder Woman.

Kelly McEvers with the story of Zora, a self-made superhero. From the time she was five, Zora had recurring dreams in which she was a 6'5" warrior queen who could fly and shoot lightning from her hands. She made a list of all the skills she would need to master if she wanted to actually become the superhero she dreamed of being. Sample items: Martial arts, evasive driving and bomb diffusion. She actually checked off most things on the list...and then had a run-in with the CIA. (16 minutes)

Aug 16, 2010

The last few weeks, Top of my dome

mon- Nate/Eli's for Dinner... Home cooking, Japanese Plum wine and foreign flick
sun- Mad Mex/Victoria Room/Kudu at Darlinghurst
sat- Govinda's dinner and movie, Paddy O'Brien's/Star Bar
fri- Design Market's @PowerHouse, dinner with Nate + gang at East Ocean Chinese, clubbing with workies at Shanghai Nights @Brooklyn
thurs- sat in at Salsa workshop, Mic in Hand comedy w/ Cloud Girls
wed- Sam's 30th Bondi chats, cemetery walk
tues- Improv @Roxbury + Salsa @Establishment
mon- chats @Arthouse + Newtown eats
sun- City2Surf , UFC @Vbar, hung at Raffys
sat- bumped into Jonno, went to Scubar then played scrabble at Narita's
fri- Dubstep with Andy
thurs- MicinHand, Rub
wed- Jazz at Venue505
tues- Improv @Roxbury, PingPong @Dr Pong Salsa @establishment
mon- Hung with John from work, then James @Newtown
sat- Fishing for NMC day, Panther's with boys
fri- B's last day at work @Space
thurs- 'Fictionary' UNSW play + Smoker's room, karaoke chats, latin club @Lacita's
wed- Gambling at Sevo
tues- Improv Ikebanana night,
mon- Drinks at Duffy's with Workies, Hung with Geoff out west
sun- World press photo's before work (slept at Joe's), Sevo RSL
sat- 3wise Monkeys with Dennis, detour from Cisco's bday
fri- WokonInn with workies then Sharkies, detour from Laurence's bday
thurs- watched 'Greenberg' with cuz, hung with Cyrus (comedian friend), bumped into Kasia from work, Andy/Dennis Oxford walk to see Comedian Nick Sun's farewell,
wed - Sevo RSL
tues - improv
mon - reggae night @ Paddy McGuires
Sun - Strike Anywhere @ Gosford, slept at Supervisors
Sat - whole day at Snows
fri- work drinks + random drive to snows