Monday, March 31, 2008

And now for something completely different...

The Blue Screen of Death[tm]... ON A MAC?!?

And I'm not even running Leopard.

Never thought I'd see the day...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

So busy its not fun!

Grah. No time to blog, too much shit going on!

We've been going away every w/e, seeing gigs on school nights, doing this and that and basically just running around like madmen lately!

Currently I'm supposed to be packing my gear for another night away camping and I'm getting bad looks for delaying our departure by blogging...

Here's a few piccies while I'm gone.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Superficial update: nail polish

Ooh... I found the nail polish of all nail polishes!

ElePhantastic Pink & Get Me to the Taj on Time
from the O•P•I India Collection

No wonder ppl had been ranting on about O•P•I! This stuff is absolutely fantastic! The only thing I don't understand is why the fuck have I not tried this shit before?

The colours are fantastic. Lasts for ages and doesn't chip. Its an absolute pleasure to use and the consistency is perfect. Best nail polish I've ever used. By far!

This ElePhantastic Pink is just unreal. Makes my toes look like candy. I likes!

No other brand no longer exists for me. Full stop.

HIM was awesomeness!

Bunnies, the gig was awesome! Ville Valo was a true sex god and rocked Sydney like a world class rock star!

I was jumping up and down so much my feet are broken, and I screamed my little heart out yelling lewdities at him in Finnish. Did get a few funny looks at that, but I guess that was part of the fun.

The only disappointment was that Ville kept his shirt on for the whole gig.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Too bloody hectic!

Bunnies, I feel like I haven't had a chance to just sit down and catch my breath for a week!


The blues gig last Thursday was fantastic! One of the coolest gigs I've ever seen.

First Keb' Mo' did the uber-charming black man with his guitar thing for about an hour and then Buddy Guy (in his bloody 70s!!!) absolutely rocked the house! His energy was just unbelievable and from the word go, he owned the crowd and kept everyone mesmerised all the way through.

The icing on the cake was when Keb' Mo' joined him on stage for the rest of the gig.



We spent last w/e up the coast at Forster enjoying the fantastic weather as well as the beautiful scenery. Deviant somehow convinced me on joining him fishing on Sunday and was able to drag me out of bed at 4am. It did pay off tho as we enjoyed a show of dozens of dolphins passing by all day long.

Right before we were about to leave about a dozen dolphins appeared right in front of us and spent about a quarter of an hour just playing around and performing just a few meters from us. It was incredible and definitely made my day worth the early wake up.


Last night was Ozzy. Which was fucken hilarious.

I swear, the place was bogan-ville galore! Everyone was severely style challenged, overweight, unattractive and not quite there upstairs.

It made me all sentimental about the years I spent in Penriff... How I miss those muffin tops and the teen mums with their screaming double prams. Those were the days. *sigh*

Ozzy was an endearing and entertaining geriatric old fart with manboobs and a beer gut. The real cock on stage was Zakk. No doubt about it. He's a certified Sex God[tm].


Tomorrow we're heading up the coast again to Newcastle for an Easter bender. Bring it on.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Excitement over live blues!

Bunnies, do yourself a favour and give Keb' Mo's music a go.

Deviant introduced me to Keb' Mo' right in the early days and I fell in love with his love rat blues tunes straight away. He did a gig at Basement two years ago, but we missed out on tickets.

A week or so ago I was waiting to walk into a client meeting at a music related company, and I passed the time browsing a local free paper. Lucky I did, because I saw an advert about Keb' Mo' doing a joined gig with Buddy Guy in Sydney!

As soon as we got back to the office I went online to see if they had any tickets left and luckily enough I was not too late.

The gig is tonight and I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shoot - done!

Feel like such a good girl! Finally was able to arrange the shoot for my new video work and so far I'm very pleased with the outcome.

The only problem is, that I just realised that I don't have the tools for editing my video. I was sort of hoping I could use iMovie to throw the stills together, but the bloody thing has very limited options as far as photos or stills go.


Do I need to get Final Cut Pro, or is there any other Mac video tools out there that would be great for animating stills?


You know its not good when your work 'to do' list reaches a point where it requires colour coding...

Roisin Murphy - You Know Me

I just found out that Roisin Murphy has got a new single/video out. Not sure what I think of it to be honest. It's quite poppy and bland and not as quirky as her previous stuff.

I don't think I'm too impressed? Although I do like the video.

Please don't sell out on me Roisin.

Roisin Murphy - You Know Me

Monday, March 10, 2008

New office heels

Aren't they gorgeous?

A workmate of mine tipped me off to a good pair of black office heels by Nine West, but I never made it that far. See, there's a Mollini store on the way...

This cute and playfully feminine pair of chunky heels was whispering my name all the way from the door, and they were so incredibly comfy that I couldn't leave them there.

...can't you just hear them screaming out for a pair of white knee high socks and a school girl skirt?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

March is the month of live music

There was a bit of it happening in January with Bjork, Iiro Rantala New Trio & Kimmo Pohjola. But its really kicking up a gear this month.

And I have to say that the lineup is not entirely straight forward.

Tonight we're hitting Future Music 2008 festival (yehyeh I hate festivals, but we got tickets for free through Deviant's fishing buddy) and plans are to go and see Datarock, Sven Vath, Chemical Brothers and Chicks on Speed. So all electronic and shit with drugged up kiddies running amok all around us. Awesomeness.

Next week we're going to see Buddy Guy and Keb' Mo' play live at the Enmore, which should be fucken awesome. I absolutely adore Keb' Mo' and have wanted to see him live for ages. I find that black love rat of a man plaing his guitar and whinging about his heartaches shit just totally irresistible. Besides, Enmore is a great venue, so I have a feeling we'll really enjoy this one.

Then as a payback from me dragging him to see Bjork, Deviant is dragging me to see Ozzy Osbourne, which should be interesting to say the least. As a bonus tho, he'll have Zakk Wylde playing guitar. So at least someone the stage will have a pulse...

As the icing on the cake tho, we've got tickets to see HIM in Sydney. Which is awesome! I've wanted to see them live for ages, now that I'm actually into their music.

I saw them back in 1997 when they were warming up for Prodigy, but that was just wrong. I mean, I went in to hear Keith do Breathe and Smack My Bitch Up, not hear Ville do his cover of Wicked Game. So I hated it.

Even since I left Finland I've been getting more into Finnish music. I suppose its for the novelty factor and because its not in my face all the time. But I'm very excited to hear HIM perform their new much heavier shit on stage. I can't wait!

So yeh, there's everything from electronic to blues to metal and gothic cock rock. Should be interesting.

Friday, March 07, 2008

K-Klass - Let Me Show You

OMG does anyone else remember this pearl from the early 90s? I reckon this would have to be one of my all time favourite tracks!

Monday, March 03, 2008

I know relationships aren't supposed to be easy, but I hope things never have to get this difficult again.

The problem with growing closer together with another person is that we both come complete with history. Not only does it provide us with scars and fears aplenty, but sometimes the past can find very unpleasant ways of colliding with the present day.

I can honestly say that the last couple of weeks have been the hardest in my life.

Sometimes the most painful and treacherous path is the only way forward. The thicker the walls and defenses surrounding the fragile core are, the more drastic measures are required to infiltrate through. The price of an open, honest and healing conversation can be almost unbearable.

My heart bares fresh new scars that will hopefully heal one day, even though I doubt the trauma will ever be forgotten. The healing process is starting with very small steps and even though the vicious knot of pain is still ever present, there is a flickering hope it will eventually start fading away.

The dearer the villain, the deeper the cuts. And still, some things are worth fighting for, even if it feels like it will kill you.