Oct 26, 2010

30 Rock! and Ozhiphop 'Illy' - On The Bus

Yes that's right. I'm 30.Rock!

VIDEO: Illy - On The Bus

Oct 24, 2010

The original 'Loz in Translation' Festival (Nov 2009)

W - Randomly bumped into RB @Kinokuniya then went for walk and chats, hung out with Nate
Th - Beach
F - Def Wish Cast @Beach Rd
Sa - went to 'Hulkamania' wrestling. Bumped into J.Lim and his mate
Su - Bondi shenanigans with Fred and Gerome
M - Visited good mate Sam at Tempe
Tu - Stumbled on UTS Grad show on the way to Fred's. Then Coyote Tuesdays @Gaff
W - Green/Jones fight, slept at bros in Kings X
Th - Burger fuel, Kings X, Bondi swim hung out with kevin, bar hopping with Geoff then met up with Gerome at Sheaf and went to house party til 6 in the morn
F - Did the Mario Golden coin search to no avail, went to Finders Keepers gallery bumped into Nate, a family friend, Burgatron and a design mate. Had drinks with Nate and his crew. Met up w/Fred and went to Pure Platinum
Sa - Walked around city with Andy-Star
Su - Watched 'Where the Wild Things are'
M - Met up with fred n jay for sushi
Tu - Stand up comedy @Laugh Garage. Met some comedians who performed
W - Bumped into workmate I recognized but had never met. Joined his crew for drinks, pizza and Internet Cafe Lan party. Bumped into a Comedian from day before whilst waiting for bus @TownHallSteps. Chatted.

Oct 23, 2010

'Spit Press' magazine Issue 4 - On the Road

Spit Press Magazine. Issue 4
India McDonough reviews 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac
Everyone wants to know a Dean Moriarty. Yeah, he kind of sucks a bit as a friend at times, but he's great to hang out with and you know you'll have a great night with him... even if you don't quite remember it. He's the philosophical guy who's so smart he's kind of crazy, the one who makes you think, who makes you want to experience life 100%, who you'd travel across the country to party with for one night, even though you know he'll probably leave you high and dry to take some chick home...

Oct 20, 2010

July 2009: America audit (NY, Chi, LA, Mia, LV)

  • Everglades on that fan boat
  • Mostly fam stuff
  • ferried around and saw celeb mansions
  • Watched UFC 100 at Hooters
Missed Opp
  • Ummm who goes to Miami and doesn't even see South Beach? Yeah when you're staying with fam in the burbs it can happen. No biggie, good excuse to come back
  • Zo's summer jam was on the day we flew out. Charity basketball event featuring Dwade, Lebron etc...
  • Dang latinas be fine

New York
  • Met up with comedian, backstage at Sirius Studios, followed by going backstage and watching a Taping of The Colbert Report. This experience unfortunately clashed with Letterman which my cousins watched without me.
  • Met up with another comedian, went backstage at AAR Studios. Turns out it would be their penultimate show
  • boutique window shopping (DQM, Supreme)
  • Went to 'Forbidden Planet' comic store in Union Square
  • went up EmpireSB, Went to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
  • Saw comedy at Comic Strip Live
  • Checked out JayZ's Club (40/40), but it was NAACP night. so old Bill Russell like people and we were the only non blacks
  • Drank at Sky Garden style bar overlooking Empire
  • Kayaking down chicago river
  • Went to Six Flags by limo. Spent the Day
  • beautiful parks and museums, a lot of Dark Knight was filmed here - mayor's office, all the tunnel car chases
  • Missed our flight to Vegas due to dumba55ness. wasted money and time, thankfully we could stay at Aunts
  • Went to Improv Comedy. Not the name one i wanted to see (Second City) but was fun. I actually got up on stage for the 'open' session. Was like a deer in headlights. I did have one good line though that was one of the better applause lines for the night. i got a trophy for it.
  • Bar hopping, Cousin driving us around. Checked out speakeasy style bar where some of 'Public Enemies' was shot
Las Vegas
  • Shopping at outlets and buffeting
  • Went to NBA Summer League. We got in through dodgy scalpers who gave us a $10 discount from $25. Saw number #2 pick and Sota's Jonny Flynn play. Saw Cassel, and Kerr in the crowd. Walt Frazier took the cab we got out of. Missed out on #1 pick Blake Griffin. Went to eat at ESPN Zone planning to return but never did.
  • Went to pretty much all the casinos. stayed up till 5 each night like an addict. tried collecting $1 chips from every Casino
Missed Opp
  • Cousins went clubbing both nights, Pure and Prive. missed the first to hang with cousins' cousin expecting to club the second night until diarrohea put an end to that. Regretted not clubbing or even going to Spearmint but had planned to go there after winning $$$ at the Wynn. Was up $250 first night. Up $500 more the next day. Threw up big time and proceeded to lose $400 after that. Went to sh!t literally = no str!p clubs. still went hard.
  • got home at 2am, happy with my effort under fire then through up after i thought i beat it. still went out with my reserve $100 hoping to win $$$ to Spearmint. lost it. looking at it though. Even if i had won $$$$ i probably wouldn't have been able to hand a lappy in that condition unless u like scat pron.
  • all in all. had i called it quits at the right time i would have broken even for the whole trip. as it was i broke even as if i had never even done anything at Vegas. eh - thats gambling fo ya.
Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica Pier, Venice beach
  • boutique window shopping
  • Hop on Hop off bus
  • kodak theatre, all that touristy stuff
  • Went to Comedy at the Laugh Factory. Dane Cook was just hanging out the back, limo out front.
  • Went to a book reading with Howard Dean at bookshop on Sunset
  • Went to str!p bar Demi Moore apparently used to research for her movie
Missed Opp
  • Didn't get to eat at Ashton Kutcher's restaurant with the cousins - 'Ketchup'
  • no "extras" at the str!p bar. it was pretty cheap too. didn't even make it rain. was down to the wire cash wise and decided not to withdraw. literally and figuratively. it is fun though just trying to milk it but had to let them down soon enough so as to not have to give a tip. best line evah = blck girl rubbing you saying "do u want to be a blowjob winner?" ummmm.

Oct 18, 2010

Interstate Audits: Adelaide, Melbourne and Byron Bay

Night time shenanigans in Adelaide
Adelaide February 2010
went straight after work monday 4am
Mon - watched superbowl at sports bar with Nawlinians/ stumbled onto comedy/won at casino/spent it at Red light

Tues - trammed to Glenelg beach (weaksauce but apparently the best beach) u need a car for the other beaches/ went to the cricket/ then the new Michael Moore movie at Moonlight cinema

Wed- murray river day tour/ bbq at hostel then terrorising the city afterwards

Thurs - Rain. Did chores and tried to get "Canada runs Adelaide"shirts made up for the BC3, North Bay and myself.
Coffee and Crates. Typical Melbourne.
Melbourne, April 2010
  • Checked in. Met 2 of my roommates Chris from Denver and Olivia from Liverpool
  • Eat at iconic Degraves lane. Hipsters, milkcrates, graff, good food, good company
  • Went out to Fitzroy with said new best buddies. Walking past the stadiums and through Fitzroy Gardens.
  • We all took turns trying to do forward rolls in the grass. They helped me with my technique.
  • Went up Brunswick St. Stores like Swindle (Obey Giant). Had a beer at the ’Black Cat bar. Dope street. Uber trendy.
  • Met two girls at the Rooftop of the hostel – Salome from Switzerland and Linda from Germany
  • We “goon” it up along the Yarra river under the moonlight with Salome/Linda/Olivia/Chris/Me. FYI “Gooning” is an Aussie backpacker tradition where you buy Box wine and get wasted on it. Cheap backpacker stylee.
  • A dozen rowers pull up in front of us, looked like the dead rowers from Pirates of the Caribbean 2”
  • A random person is playing guitar 50 metres away singing at the full moon. We thought it was a weird bald guy but actually a tomboy from the UK named Travis. We approach her. She serenades us for half an hour playing Sum 41, Eric Clapton and the Beatles amongst others.
  • Together with Travis we are now 6 strong and go to the [backpacker] pub and dance the night away

  • The Melbourne 5 (Chris, Olivia, Salome, Linda and I) are off to famous Chapel St, Prahran. John Safran’s favourite Street
  • Walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens to get there. I reopen a scab hopelessly failing to climb a tree. Scab occurred from previous drunken Sydney tree climbing. Bleeding badly.
  • We have $7 Thai meals on Toorak Rd
  • We cafĂ© it up on Chapel St. We are seated next to a table full of Bandido bikies.
  • Visit Obese records. ‘Melburn’ shirts (Burn Crew) unfortunately out of stock
  • Ask heads behind the counter for venues to visit for hiphop. Salome likes hiphop
  • See Olivia off. She is catching a train to Sydney
  • Meet up with Cate (Canada) and her uni friends at night for free Comedy at Spleen Bar. Cate is a cool friend I made from Adelaide backpacking. We are also there with roommates Francois and Justine. That makes 7 of us plus Cate and her 4 mates = 12 comedy watchers.
  • Good night of comedy. Cate and crew leave for home, Chris and I wait to see them off. Salome, Linda and Francois get a headstart to hiphop venue ‘Miss Libertine’
  • The crew never make it, they text saying they are going home. Me and Chris give up looking for the place. But accidentally stumble on it anyway. Pretty hip venue with heads. Didn’t look to social so we move on. Off to Goldfingers’ mission.
  • Alfred and the Getaway boys had been in Melbourne the days previous. Asked him to leave me a package with coordinates. His text reads “Yo. Goldfingers [Gentleman’s club], up the stairs, turn left, find the armchair in the corner… it’s stuffed between the seat cushion and the seat back… good luck ;-)”
  • Off to Goldfingers. Thought it was was on Little Collins St, would later find out that was address to “Goldfingers Facilities corporation(?)” We see a corner club that says ‘GP’ in fancy writing. Looks kinda like a strip club or a Russian mafia room/Cigar club. We are unsure. We sheepishly walk up to door. A passerby confidently rolls in and says:

    Melbournians: Boys. You’re at the right place
    Us: So this is Goldfingers?
    M: haha hahaha (gives us directions)
    Us: What is this place anyway?
    M: The ‘Gin Palace’
    We end up going in and checking it out anyway, stay there for an hour chatting with that guy and his mate. Random detour.
  • Now we go to Goldfingers. Can’t find the package. Looked through around 7 seats. Bug Fred, no response. Get private show from Bella.

  • Go to Victoria Markets with Chris. Chores mostly. Chris organises his trip. He buys comedy tickets for that evening. I bought tix in Sydney
  • Go to St Kilda, Luna Park
  • Forgo the pubcrawl organised by Hostel. We (Salome, Linda, Chris and I) go to Gallery opening for Niagara’s latest collection at Ubercool ‘Outre Gallery’. Free beer. Awesome art. Cool kids.
  • Rockabilly chicks and Detroit Rock and Rollers. Phwoar! At first we are in awe. We take photos and now we just be chilin. Talk heaps, one girl invites herself to our shenanigans tomorrow - we planned to go to Melbourne uni for Marxism conference
  • We play games with the door lady where we have to guess the person that she is describing i.e which one is the gallery owner? Which is the artist? She suggests cool venues for us to check out (Cookie)
  • We head off to comedy - Headliners showcase. I am hanging out for Todd Barry (comedy veteran and actor in ‘The Wrestler’) and Christian Finnegan (funny comedian I enjoyed in NY). Chris and I sit at front thus singled out a few times. Todd Barry offers his tram pass, I score it. Finnegan has a joke about specifically visualising a person masturbating he uses me for that joke. Should have got Barry to sign his tram pass. They made themselves available. Didn’t approach them.
  • We walk around to party. Its Thurs before long weekend, city is buzzin. We head into Cookie after half an hour of anxiety not knowing where to go.
  • ‘Cookie’ is fun. Obviously a cool venue where the kids hang out. Ummm bump into Max. He says he might be down for beer the next day

  • Ring up Rakkel (Rockabilly chick) and Max in the morn. Both pike out due too late all night drinking and late nights
  • We go Melb Uni. The Marxism conference cost money which is ghey.
  • We go to Lygon Street admire the fancy food. Eat Souvlaki
  • Chris and I say our goodbyes to the girls for good. They want to walk home, we tram. See Chris off, he’s catching a plane to Sydney
  • Walk around city by myself, a taste of what the worst case scenario of the trip could’ve been. 5 hours till my flight. Stumble on some graff being put up by a French crew in one of the lanes. Checked out ACMI exhibitions at Fed Square. Watched Free Comedy outside Fed Square
  • Successfully avoided Casino the whole trip. The closest I got to Crown was gooning Tuesday.
  • Home. Chris and Olivia are in Sydney. To be continued...
Post Melbourne Hanging includes
  • Olivia and Co, Laura, and Slovenians go to comedy @World Bar. Too late. But we have alcoholic tea and chats.
  • Hanging out with Chris @Scary Canary, meeting up w/ Olivia @Sidebar, Walking to Russell Crowe's and Harry's Pie where we conversate with drunken homeless(?) people
  • Met UK birds Laz and Saz where we have adventures like 'Scenic Gooning®', drinking card games at the hostel, driving them to the Gap where we have ice cream, @Sidebar and @Scubar

Screaming into the abyss. Minyon Falls, NSW
Byron Bay, August 2010
  • Arrive at Gold Coast Airport. Shuttle to Arts Factory Lodge in Byron
  • Went exploring around hostel then town. Met up with Bassy formerly from work and his mate Tom.
  • Played pool and had pizza at the RSL. Bought Goon and drank by the beach.
  • Tom planned shenanigans for the evening, walked for 30min for random pick up.
  • Driven out to den 20min away. Then for some unknown reason we walked out of this person's house and proceeded to walk for 6hours completely Hunter S Thompsoned. Failing to hitchhike and generally just meandering.
  • Got picked up by the original car that drove us to the house many hours later where we were dropped at Tom's house.
  • Tom had been threatening to leave Byron on our walking trip[ping]. With little fanfare, Bassy and I knackered. Tom and our Driver drop us off at Bassy's house then proceed to the Airport where they Good Will Hunting it out to Melbourne. Tom has made a possibly life changing move within 24hrs of meeting him.

  • Wake up and Bassy Votes in the election. Meet his mate who impressively has written out all 50 preference votes. We think about photocopying his list to distribute. We never did.
  • Go swimming at Tallows beach. Eat a falafel near the shore. Bass drops me off at Lighthouse where I do my own sight seeing by walking from here to the hostel. See dolphins and Whales.
  • Finally settle into my hostel room where I meet my roommates. Decide on Cheeky Monkeys for the night's festivities
  • Ate at Cheeky's with Volt (Dutch) as my main running mate. We drink. We dance on the tables as is custom. A girl collapses and stays on the ground for almost an hour. Whuh?

  • Had breakfast with Demian (German). Hung with him as he waited for his bus.
  • Got picked up by Bassy where we went to the Byron Markets to sample the authentic vegetarian cuisine and hippy wares.
  • Drove out to Minyon Falls. Locals apparently don't bother with the renowned Nimbin Bay. Thus we didn't.
  • Explored the falls from the Cliff edge. Car stalled on the way back and we waited 2hrs for NRMA. Bummer
  • Got home to a glorious home cooked Dinner with Bassy's awesome parentals.
  • Watched 'Yes Man'

  • Driven to lookout to see whales and explore the town's sights
  • Mostly read books and watched DVDs from Parental's new age collection. Read: Very Byron Bay. 1 Giant Leap etc...
  • Had dinner out with Bassy and his mum
  • Driven to the Goldie to fly home

Oct 17, 2010

Home Music: Sage Francis and Buck 65 (2002 and 2010)

In early 2000, I regularly went to punk rock shows. Starting with bigger international acts then exploring the local underground hardcore shows. Halfway through this time I transitioned into exploring underground hiphop after bumping into a school mate at a party who had been around that scene.

Sage Francis @Hopetoun Hotel was the first underground Hiphop show that started my affair with that scene. Months later Buck 65 @Basement would go down as my 2nd favourite Hiphop gig of all time.

Fast forward to 2010 almost 8 years later and both artists have returned to Sydney. Both shows from 2002 hold a sentimental place in my heart. Many friends who I regularly went to gigs with stopped going to shows. Like myself they would be attending these upcoming shows and reviving forgotten habits. For the most part these friends remain in my life but spending time with them in this context is a distant memory. It is a reunion of sorts. Coming full circle.

For this I post, I had hoped that the almighty Google would help me with the original dates of the Sage and Buck nights. Maybe a blog posting or a review of that evening. Photos, flyer art. Anything! But alas no luck. I wanted to see a memento of those nights and juxtapose them with these recent memories many years on - "Before and After" shots. I guess you're supposed to capture them yourselves, as the old saying goes "If you want something done right...".

I guess my mood in regards to this can be summed up by the latest Sage Francis clip - particularly the imagery with the coffin...

VIDEO: 'The Best Of Times' by Sage Francis

Find other posts on Hip Hop and Punk:
- The Kids are Alright: Coolspotting in Netherlands 
- The Kids are Alright: Coolspotting in Netherlands Pt II
- The kids are alright: Subculture in the South of Spain
- Home Music: Songs to be happy to (First impressions, Last show)
- Coolspotting in Melbourne: "Melbournelandia" Vegan eats, Punk Rock and Comedy

Oct 12, 2010

'The Good Life' NBA Fantasy league Draft results

'The Good Life Fun Police' Team logo
This nerdiness is sure to end my going out streak.

(18) The Bad News Bears - Stephen Curry PG
(38) The Bad News Bears - Joakim Noah C
(58) The Bad News Bears - Paul Millsap PF
(78) The Bad News Bears - Jrue Holiday PG
(98) The Bad News Bears - Marcus Thornton SG
(103) The Bad News Bears - Tyrus Thomas PF
(138) The Bad News Bears - James Harden SG
(143) The Bad News Bears - Carlos Delfino SF
(178) The Bad News Bears - Martell Webster SF
(183) The Bad News Bears - Jermaine O'Neal C
(218) The Bad News Bears - Derek Fisher PG (internet dropped out)
(223) The Bad News Bears - Ed Davis PF
(258) The Bad News Bears - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute SF (dropped for Chris Duhon)
Round: 1
(1) Kiss the Rim - Dwight Howard C
(2) The Randolphs - Zach Randolph PF
(3) KONOHA FIRE - Monta Ellis PG
(4) Juvenile Committee - Kevin Garnett PF
(5) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Rudy Gay SF
(6) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Jason Kidd PG
(7) (Name Under Construction) - Dirk Nowitzki PF
(8) Blacktown Cream Team - David Lee PF
(9) GLEN WOOD - O.J. Mayo SG
(10) Moscow Maulers - LeBron James SF
(11) Bayside Brawlers - Amare Stoudemire C
(12) Penrith Pedophiles - John Wall PG
(13) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Steve Nash PG
(14) Dominique's Highlight Film - Josh Smith PF
(15) Team GSV - Chris Paul PG
(16) Mang Tomas - Deron Williams PG
(17) TEAM KILLA - Dwyane Wade SG
** (18) The Bad News Bears - Stephen Curry PG
(19) Homo Erotic - Kobe Bryant SG
(20) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Danny Granger SF

Round: 2
(21) Kiss the Rim - Aaron Brooks PG
(22) The Randolphs - Tyreke Evans PG
(23) KONOHA FIRE - Pau Gasol PF
(24) Juvenile Committee - Antawn Jamison PF
(25) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Andray Blatche PF
(26) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Manu Ginobili SG
(27) (Name Under Construction) - Andre Iguodala SG
(28) Blacktown Cream Team - Kevin Love PF
(29) GLEN WOOD - Mike Conley PG
(30) Moscow Maulers - Samuel Dalembert C
(31) Bayside Brawlers - Gilbert Arenas PG
(32) Penrith Pedophiles - Blake Griffin PF
(33) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Al Jefferson C
(34) Dominique's Highlight Film - Rajon Rondo PG
(35) Team GSV - Troy Murphy PF
(36) Mang Tomas - Al Horford C
(37) TEAM KILLA - Raymond Felton PG
** (38) The Bad News Bears - Joakim Noah C
(39) Homo Erotic - Chauncey Billups PG
(40) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Joe Johnson SG

Round: 3
(41) Kiss the Rim - Danilo Gallinari SF
(42) The Randolphs - Anthony Randolph PF
(43) KONOHA FIRE - Andrew Bynum C
(44) Juvenile Committee - Tony Parker PG
(45) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Corey Maggette SF
(46) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Ben Gordon SG
(47) (Name Under Construction) - Russell Westbrook PG
(48) Blacktown Cream Team - Derrick Rose PG
(49) GLEN WOOD - Brandon Jennings PG
(50) Moscow Maulers - Carmelo Anthony SF
(51) Bayside Brawlers - Gerald Wallace SF
(52) Penrith Pedophiles - Kevin Martin SG
(53) Bella Vista Trending Upward - David West PF
(54) Dominique's Highlight Film - Chris Kaman C
(55) Team GSV - Stephen Jackson SG
(56) Mang Tomas - Brook Lopez C
(57) TEAM KILLA - Brendan Haywood C
** (58) The Bad News Bears - Paul Millsap PF
(59) Homo Erotic - Kevin Durant SF
(60) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Devin Harris PG

Round: 4
(61) Kiss the Rim - Nene C
(62) The Randolphs - Baron Davis PG
(63) KONOHA FIRE - Jason Richardson SG
(64) Juvenile Committee - Andrea Bargnani C
(65) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Paul Pierce SF
(66) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Rodney Stuckey PG
(67) (Name Under Construction) - Jeff Green PF
(68) Blacktown Cream Team - Jason Terry SG
(69) GLEN WOOD - Andris Biedrins C
(70) Moscow Maulers - Tim Duncan C
(71) Bayside Brawlers - Chris Bosh PF
(72) Penrith Pedophiles - Eric Gordon SG
(73) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Marc Gasol C
(74) Dominique's Highlight Film - Trevor Ariza SF
(75) Team GSV - JaVale McGee C
(76) Mang Tomas - Andrew Bogut C
(77) TEAM KILLA - Luis Scola PF
** (78) The Bad News Bears - Jrue Holiday PG
(79) Homo Erotic - Brandon Roy SG
(80) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Darren Collison PG

Round: 5
(81) Kiss the Rim - Roy Hibbert C
(82) The Randolphs - LaMarcus Aldridge PF
(83) KONOHA FIRE - Carlos Boozer PF
(84) Juvenile Committee - Michael Beasley SF
(85) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Marcus Camby C
(86) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Mo Williams PG
(87) (Name Under Construction) - Anderson Varejao PF
(88) Blacktown Cream Team - Luol Deng SF
(89) GLEN WOOD - Rashard Lewis PF
(90) Moscow Maulers - Lamar Odom PF
(91) Bayside Brawlers - Jamal Crawford SG
(92) Penrith Pedophiles - DeMarcus Cousins PF
(93) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Beno Udrih PG
(94) Dominique's Highlight Film - J.J. Hickson PF
(95) Team GSV - Carl Landry PF
(96) Mang Tomas - Hedo Turkoglu SF
(97) TEAM KILLA - Emeka Okafor C
** (98) The Bad News Bears - Marcus Thornton SG
(99) Homo Erotic - Caron Butler SF
(100) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Andrei Kirilenko SF

Round: 6
(101) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Vince Carter SG
(102) Homo Erotic - Yao Ming C
** (103) The Bad News Bears - Tyrus Thomas PF
(104) TEAM KILLA - Andre Miller PG
(105) Mang Tomas - Terrence Williams SF
(106) Team GSV - Linas Kleiza PF
(107) Dominique's Highlight Film - Wilson Chandler SF
(108) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Channing Frye PF
(109) Penrith Pedophiles - Jose Calderon PG
(110) Bayside Brawlers - Elton Brand PF
(111) Moscow Maulers - Udonis Haslem PF
(112) GLEN WOOD - Serge Ibaka C
(113) Blacktown Cream Team - J.R. Smith SG
(114) (Name Under Construction) - Lou Williams PG
(115) PANTY SNIFFER ! - John Salmons SG
(116) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Josh Childress SF
(117) Juvenile Committee - DeJuan Blair PF
(118) KONOHA FIRE - Ron Artest SF
(119) The Randolphs - Robin Lopez C
(120) Kiss the Rim - Ray Allen SG

Round: 7
(121) Kiss the Rim - Leandro Barbosa SG
(122) The Randolphs - Thaddeus Young SF
(123) KONOHA FIRE - Chris Andersen C
(124) Juvenile Committee - George Hill PG
(125) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Jameer Nelson PG
(126) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Mike Miller SF
(127) (Name Under Construction) - Anthony Morrow SG
(128) Blacktown Cream Team - Ramon Sessions PG
(129) GLEN WOOD - Al Harrington PF
(130) Moscow Maulers - Boris Diaw PF
(131) Bayside Brawlers - Derrick Favors PF
(132) Penrith Pedophiles - Wesley Johnson SF
(133) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Rodrigue Beaubois PG
(134) Dominique's Highlight Film - Nicolas Batum SF
(135) Team GSV - Spencer Hawes C
(136) Mang Tomas - Jarrett Jack PG
(137) TEAM KILLA - Greg Oden C
** (138) The Bad News Bears - James Harden SG
(139) Homo Erotic - Tayshaun Prince SF
(140) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Charlie Villanueva PF

Round: 8
(141) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Marvin Williams SF
(142) Homo Erotic - Kirk Hinrich SG
** (143) The Bad News Bears - Carlos Delfino SF
(144) TEAM KILLA - Jonny Flynn PG
(145) Mang Tomas - Mike Dunleavy SG
(146) Team GSV - Evan Turner SG
(147) Dominique's Highlight Film - Richard Hamilton SG
(148) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Tiago Splitter PF
(149) Penrith Pedophiles - Anthony Tolliver PF
(150) Bayside Brawlers - Kenyon Martin PF
(151) Moscow Maulers - Shawn Marion SF
(152) GLEN WOOD - Amir Johnson PF
(153) Blacktown Cream Team - Jason Thompson PF
(154) (Name Under Construction) - Brad Miller C
(155) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Mehmet Okur C
(156) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Darko Milicic C
(157) Juvenile Committee - Tyson Chandler C
(158) KONOHA FIRE - Joel Anthony C
(159) The Randolphs - D.J. Augustin PG
(160) Kiss the Rim - Ty Lawson PG

Round: 9
(161) Kiss the Rim - Jamario Moon SF
(162) The Randolphs - Josh Howard SG
(163) KONOHA FIRE - Jannero Pargo PG
(164) Juvenile Committee - Shaun Livingston PG
(165) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Richard Jefferson SF
(166) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Ersan Ilyasova SF
(167) (Name Under Construction) - Dorell Wright SF
(168) Blacktown Cream Team - Yi Jianlian PF
(169) GLEN WOOD - Kelenna Azubuike SF
(170) Moscow Maulers - Mike Bibby PG
(171) Bayside Brawlers - Wesley Matthews SG
(172) Penrith Pedophiles - Marreese Speights PF
(173) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Luke Ridnour PG
(174) Dominique's Highlight Film - Ben Wallace C
(175) Team GSV - Will Bynum PG
(176) Mang Tomas - Greg Monroe PF
(177) TEAM KILLA - Shane Battier SF
** (178) The Bad News Bears - Martell Webster SF
(179) Homo Erotic - Zydrunas Ilgauskas C
(180) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Goran Dragic PG

Round: 10
(181) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Travis Outlaw SF
(182) Homo Erotic - Drew Gooden PF
** (183) The Bad News Bears - Jermaine O'Neal C
(184) TEAM KILLA - Josh McRoberts PF
(185) Mang Tomas - Timofey Mozgov C
(186) Team GSV - DeMar DeRozan SG
(187) Dominique's Highlight Film - Courtney Lee SG
(188) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Reggie Williams SF
(189) Penrith Pedophiles - Mickael Pietrus SG
(190) Bayside Brawlers - Brandon Rush SG
(191) Moscow Maulers - Grant Hill SF
(192) GLEN WOOD - Matt Barnes SF
(193) Blacktown Cream Team - Nick Collison PF
(194) (Name Under Construction) - C.J. Miles SF
(195) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Corey Brewer SF
(196) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Raja Bell SG
(197) Juvenile Committee - Al Thornton SF
(198) KONOHA FIRE - Rasual Butler SG
(199) The Randolphs - Ronnie Brewer SG
(200) Kiss the Rim - Ronny Turiaf C

Round: 11
(201) Kiss the Rim - Kyle Lowry PG
(202) The Randolphs - Taj Gibson PF
(203) KONOHA FIRE - Joel Przybilla C
(204) Juvenile Committee - Daniel Gibson PG
(205) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Nazr Mohammed C
(206) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Shaquille O'Neal C
(207) (Name Under Construction) - DeAndre Jordan C
(208) Blacktown Cream Team - Rudy Fernandez SG
(209) GLEN WOOD - Nate Robinson PG
(210) Moscow Maulers - Jared Dudley SF
(211) Bayside Brawlers - Tracy McGrady SG
(212) Penrith Pedophiles - Thabo Sefolosha SG
(213) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Omri Casspi SF
(214) Dominique's Highlight Film - Jeff Teague PG
(215) Team GSV - Hakim Warrick PF
(216) Mang Tomas - Randy Foye SG
(217) TEAM KILLA - C.J. Watson PG
** (218) The Bad News Bears - Derek Fisher PG
(219) Homo Erotic - Kyle Korver SF
(220) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Peja Stojakovic SF

Round: 12
(221) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Ryan Hollins C
(222) Homo Erotic - Andres Nocioni SF
** (223) The Bad News Bears - Ed Davis PF
(224) TEAM KILLA - Ryan Gomes SF
(225) Mang Tomas - Steve Blake PG
(226) Team GSV - Toney Douglas PG
(227) Dominique's Highlight Film - Al-Farouq Aminu SF
(228) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Francisco Garcia SF
(229) Penrith Pedophiles - Chase Budinger SF
(230) Bayside Brawlers - Jordan Hill PF
(231) Moscow Maulers - J.J. Redick SG
(232) GLEN WOOD - Arron Afflalo SG
(233) Blacktown Cream Team - Hasheem Thabeet C
(234) (Name Under Construction) - Julian Wright SF
(235) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Brandan Wright PF
(236) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Jordan Farmar PG
(237) Juvenile Committee - Glen Davis PF
(238) KONOHA FIRE - Jonas Jerebko SF
(239) The Randolphs - Cole Aldrich C
(240) Kiss the Rim - Mario Chalmers PG

Round: 13
(241) Kiss the Rim - Erick Dampier C
(242) The Randolphs - Gordon Hayward SF
(243) KONOHA FIRE - Michael Redd SG
(244) Juvenile Committee - Anthony Parker SG
(245) I'M GONNA WIN THIS YEAR!!!! - Tyler Hansbrough PF
(246) PANTY SNIFFER ! - Quentin Richardson SF
(247) (Name Under Construction) - T.J. Ford PG
(248) Blacktown Cream Team - Chris Douglas-Roberts SG
(249) GLEN WOOD - Jason Williams PG
(250) Moscow Maulers - Carlos Arroyo PG
(251) Bayside Brawlers - Luke Babbitt SF
(252) Penrith Pedophiles - Ryan Anderson PF
(253) Bella Vista Trending Upward - Marco Belinelli SG
(254) Dominique's Highlight Film - Roger Mason SG
(255) Team GSV - Paul George SF
(256) Mang Tomas - Jerryd Bayless PG
(257) TEAM KILLA - Delonte West SG
** (258) The Bad News Bears - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute SF
(259) Homo Erotic - Chuck Hayes PF
(260) Lakers!!! DYNASTY - Matt Bonner PF
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Oct 6, 2010

A good rain knows when to fall...

Via Dear8lue's blog:
a good rain knows... or if this is my lie...
None of this is real, if it makes you feel any better. This tale was in no way true, but based on just a fiction... aren't they all? I was not here, nor there, and I have never really been anywhere before... Life has a way of underwhelming you that way... These have been nothing more than a collection of blurred photographs and borrowed words, for lack of my own. About everything we've forgotten to remember or cannot help but forget... But one should never trust the story-teller - only trust the story... For we all wear masks, and we all have tales... and we all must remain on this journey, still searching for a destination... But a good rain knows when to fall... all good things must come to an end, and all truths must be revealed, in time... For the first time in a long time, I can honestly say I have no regrets... for along the way, I discovered a world I knew nothing about... and it's a fabulous world after all...

I have heard it said that we are all, in reality, artists and liars. And that when we lie, we are in some ways revealing more of ourselves than we care to realise. For in those lies, we must create an entire world of our own devising. A world that in turn becomes wholey real in the telling. Wherein rest truths that we sometimes fail to recognise or do not wish to admit to ourselves...
Tell me your lie and I will tell you who you are...
If this is my lie, then who, in fact, am I...?

Oct 5, 2010

Night Shift RDO shenanigans off the top of my dome

wed - Make Way for Ducklings sketch comedy @Hermanns Bar, Went to Bondi/Tempe to tape Amazing Race application stuff with Sam
thurs - Last minute submission for Amazing Race Oz app, Moshe Kasher @Comedy Store, Samiyam @Tone
fri - Tigers game at Wests HQ, Buck 65 @Factory Theatre
thurs - Greenwood, Scruffy's, GoldFish, Badness w/ MMAmike
fri - Dubstep @Phoenix w/ Yagis, sprain ankle climbing a tree
sat - Watched 'I'm still here' at Dendy, some hostel hangin then Tigers game at Wests HQ
wed - Chats with Issa, End of comedy @Hermann's, Pastizzi @Newtown, hung with workies @Eastern, Bondi
thurs - Hostel hangin w/ Dennis, Incubator @Oxford Art Factory w/ JDilla, Watched Reefer Madness play @UNSW,
tues - Hostel Hangin, Comedy @Sugarmill KingsX, Arrive via Hostel bus then hung with germans/workies at Coyote Tuesdays @Gaff
wed - Dinner with Nate and Eli
wed - @Eastern with MMAmike
thurs - Food Festival at Hyde Park, Castle's bday @Lowenbrau then KingsX shenanigans

Oct 3, 2010

Home Movies: 'Total Recall' - Ego Trip (A vacation from yourself)

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Total Recall (1990)
What is it that is exactly the same about every single vacation you have ever taken?
McCLANE: You! You're the same. No matter where you go, there you are. It's always the same old you. Let me suggest that you take a vacation from yourself. I-I know it sounds wild. It is the latest thing in travel. We call it the Ego Trip.
Watch the clip here - Total Recall: Ego Trip explained

- Ego Tripping with American TG* in Portugal
- Ego Tripping with American TG* II in England
- Ego tripping with Slovakian DK* in Estonia
- Trigger: Day 350 (Ego Trip compilation)