I want this. How cool is it? I wonder what price it will go for. Im so into aztec/navajo/tribal stuff right now.
26 November, 2008
06 November, 2008
"Prolific novelist and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has passed away. He was 66. Perhaps best known for being the author of Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, which were turned into a hugely successful movie franchise, his numerous books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide."This really sucks, he's one of my favourite sci fi writers. I was obsessed with Jurassic Park when I was younger and I remember the novel being one of the first "adult" novels I read. I don't agree with his ideas on global warming but he wrote some great entertaining sci fi/thriller type stuff with a mix or real science sprinkled in.If you haven't read any of his books I would consider checking them out.
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Posted by muskawo at 11/06/2008 08:48:00 AM
14 October, 2008
Bansky is not only a part of the "modern art" scene, he is also ruining the credibility of whats left of street art now, and the popularity of his work just propels us further down the spiral of "art for fame" where kids only make paste ups in the hope of doing a collab with nike someday.
Go die, banksy, or at least say something positive. Seriously the creative people of the world arent sitting around spouting wisdom about what's wrong with art or music or culture, there are out there doing shit, and they arent getting paid millions to do it.
22 September, 2008
11 September, 2008
This shit makes me lol.
Heist is rad cause they have nice clothes (that I cant afford) and the dudes that run it just seem like they hang out all day being chilled out and selling clothes and just having a good time. First time I rocked up there my workmates and I got invited to some acclaim magazine launch thing, didnt end up going but it's pretty nice and down to earth when you go to a shop where the people are there to have a good time and really enjoy what they do and know what they're talking about (and arent eletist either)
Anyway, I dont know who writes the blog, but it has some real gold sometimes, though I don't know if it's quite as funny/succinct to people not in the fashion industry and people who don't live in Australia. But still, I love it. I always get happy when a new blog post is sitting there on my google reader cause it means shit talking or pics of new gear, either is good.
Oh yeah, mooks/stussy etc are all pretty terrible, it's like myer/glue version of "trendy street wear". Well stussy do some interesting tees, but I dont think they are the australian ones most of the time...
Posted by muskawo at 9/11/2008 02:12:00 PM
23 July, 2008
Tom at Hobbledehoy keeps bringing out rad vinyl that I have to buy. Hey Mercedes are awesome, and closer to my def. of "emo" (even though it's not really accurate either), not what passes for it now. Nothing like chillin' with some american football, promise ring, and jawbreaker vinyl on a lazy day, this will add to that, (namedropping my vinyl collection). But go buy it if you have any taste at all!
Posted by muskawo at 7/23/2008 09:20:00 AM
18 July, 2008
25 June, 2008
So apparently we are finally getting tv shows out here, they are gonna be 3 bucks an episode. I can see this being useful if I get an ipod that plays video again but otherwise I'm going to set up one of those torrent apps that pull down new episodes of a show every time they come out. Much better selection.
Via TV Tonight
Posted by muskawo at 6/25/2008 12:11:00 PM
20 June, 2008
"my best hot topic story evar:
post college, some friends and i want to some mall in southern california. might have been the same mall whose parking lot in which back to the future was filmed...
anyway, we go in hot topic, to see what the hell it's all about now, and not only did they carry cd's, they carried 7 inches. so, of course i dig through them, and they're all epifat bands, not a small number of major labelled bands, etc. anyway, i announce to my friends across the store that 'YOU GUYS! THEY HAVE BIG CDS!' and then i start raving about how 'these must hold more than 80 minutes of music, cos they're like 8 inches across!' the poor cashier girl came over and politely explained that 'they're not cd's. they're records.' 'you mean, they won't play in my cd player?' 'um...no. they're vinyl. you know, like, the 70's?' 'i don't understand.'
it was the hardest i've ever had to work to keep a straight face."
From User veganboyjosh on punknews.org. Nothing to do with anything, but it made me laugh on a Friday.
Posted by muskawo at 6/20/2008 09:52:00 AM
19 June, 2008
Makes me thing differently about the hole in my backpack, worn from rubbing on my belt. I think a good pair of shoes it like this, too. They arent perefect until they are so worn they are almost falling off your foot.
Posted by muskawo at 6/19/2008 03:21:00 PM
13 June, 2008
12 June, 2008
11 June, 2008
06 June, 2008
These tile mosaics are awesome. This sort of thing could be interesting in public bathrooms as opposed to murals, too. Very permanent though. These are the work of Karl Grandin. I love the use of only reds and white. It's bold and almost pixelish.
Via the Kitchen Table.
Posted by muskawo at 6/06/2008 03:50:00 PM
30 May, 2008
I've neglected gnetg over the last month nd a bit due to 2 things. One is my Geelong Music Blog, and the other is my new house. I am going to try to blog the tranformation of my house from how it is now, to whatever it becomes. Hopefully I will stick to this aim!
17 March, 2008
14 March, 2008
12 March, 2008
This little bed bookcase cave is awesome. It would be cool as a chillout room with beanbags inside and records and books on the outside, too. The only bad thing would be if someone decided to come and push all the books in from the outside when you were asleep.
Posted by muskawo at 3/12/2008 02:06:00 PM
11 March, 2008
A little late, but here are my phone pics from soundwave: blurry. Watch as we appear to become more drunk as the day goes on! Also Geoff Rickly doing cool stuff. I realised at this that I have seen both Thursday and Motion City Soundtrack every time they have been to Australia. Emo cred.
Protein [ DScratch ] is an awesome little homebrew program for the Nintendo DS. you can load samples in or record your own using the built in mic. It can also send midi over wi fi, which I'm yet to try out, hopefully it works with Garageband. There's a lot of potential with devices such as the DS and iphones to develop music making programs that can be a lot more "organic" thanks to the direct human interaction the touchscreen provides. It wouldnt surprise me if in future there are songs heavily made up of samples from programs like jam sessions and electroplankton, not to mention homebrew apps like this. Its a niche, but I think there's a way to go with what this sort of cheap and easily accessible technology can do.
Posted by muskawo at 3/11/2008 11:37:00 PM