Hello there everyone in we make stuff good land. It’s your old grotty friend here, Jester. This is the first episode of ‘Where did I come from, mummy?’ which is where we explore the origins of basic western meals that have become mere staples over the years. Have you ever wondered how the meat pie, pavlova, fried chips, chocolate milkshake or the jam doughnut came wheezing and coughing into our lives?… You haven’t? Well, it’s time for some perverse enlightenment!
Today’s episode breaks into the world of the bacon and egg breakfast…
Posted 04-05-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Food n Drink stuff, Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Kid SAM have been stirring up a frenzy in the musical world. After a solid year of gigs around the town, a nomination for Triple J album of the year and scoring a spot in RRR’s feature album, these Kids are back on the road! Hot off the heels of Laneway festival shenanigans, Kid SAM serve up powerful and nostalgic tunes. Be sure to catch them in a town near you. While your at it check out there rad video clip , with a quirky outtake on human interactions and parallel lives mixed with suburban nostalgia…
Their debut LP is produced by Nick Huggins and is out now through new Melbourne indie collective Two Bright Lakes, well worth your time and hard earned dollars.
Posted 04-02-2010 by Omni Demarco in Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne, Music Stuff
For those creative types in need of a little direction or global inspiration now’s the time to scrape up ya pennies and grab yourself a ticket to Drawing Out: A conference being presented by RMIT University. The day will focus on the wonderful world of drawing, thinking, designing, and communicating…
Posted 03-29-2010 by Omni Demarco in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
Care for an exhibition that will explore the world of bizarre and disturbing aesthetics? Melburnian Tony Garifalakis creates an uneasy dialogue between authentic experiential terror and its culturally inherited signifiers, with haunting parallels to ‘high’ classical art, including Victorian funerary art, baroque theatricality, horror cinema, classical interior design and decoration, rock culture and memento mori painting…
Posted 03-22-2010 by Omni Demarco in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
Speakeasy is Melbourne’s most recent addition to the cinema circuit. On the verge of winter, Speakeasy are about to serve up a reminiscent summer notion with an auditory and visual feast combo. Last Hope is their upcoming show, and is a mash-up of of 16 short films with a spine-tingling soundtrack featuring the likes of: The Dirty Three, Mogwai, Sufjan Stevens, Explosions In The Sky, My Morning Jacket, Vetiver, and Kidman’s own band The Windy Hills.
Posted by Omni Demarco in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
Capturing ones’ imagination and inner mystique is a naturally occuring daily existence for anyone under the age of six. For most of us, you start aging and then the magical potion of expression is educated out of our system. Gone, only to be barely relived through mediocre films and T.V programs.
This was until the Four Larks came along. They are an arts collective who spread all the way from here in Australia to the ol’ wild west, USA. Taking ingredients such as visual arts, music, and theatre and tossing them all together like some kind of obscure art salad, giving you a flavour that cannot be mimicked…
Posted 03-21-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
‘Un bon repas doit commencer par la faim’
(’a good meal begins with being hungry’- French proverb)
Just one of those mornings again. Waking up with a sleep deprived brain only to realise that you have twenty minutes to get yourself human again before fighting the other insects on the ant tram…
Posted 03-16-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Food n Drink stuff, Good Stuff, Melbourne
Something has changed,
a queer train of rusted carriages
roars past my bedroom window,
where no tracks lie
I search for evidence,
Where do they come from?
Are they real?
If so, why can’t I see them?
answers are never easy,
unless the question is wearing
the answer’s overcoat after a long
commute through reason
Posted 03-15-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Good Stuff, Writing stuff
Everyone loves a good old fashioned Sunday session at their local pub, and when there’s cheap beer, free food and wholesome music on offer who wouldn’t pop along, even if it isn’t your local.
The Bendigo Hotel on Johnson St will open up its doors every Sunday for an afternoon of music, snags and beer! Starting on Sunday 14 March from 1pm the BBQ will be fired up in the sunny beer garden with a selection of tasty FREE treats (catering for meat lovers and vegos) and $10 jugs of beer! A number of local musos will kick the day off from 4pm in true Sunday fashion, with sounds ranging from blues, folk, reggae to bluegrass…
Posted 03-14-2010 by Dilja Thorpe in Events, Melbourne, Music Stuff
Miss Riz is an Aussie artist living in Brunswick, Melbourne and will be painting live at the next Sketch City this Saturday 13 March. We had a chat to her to find out how she works, what’s it like live painting in front of a crowd and why there are more guy street artists than girls out there?
Posted 03-12-2010 by Tahnee Moore in Art stuff, Good Stuff
One of the world’s pioneers of stencil art, Blek Le Rat swung by Melbourne last December. Mmm why are we telling you this now you say. Well, firstly if you missed his talk at the Metro Gallery here ’tis and also some footage of him painting with Melbourne’s Blender Crew. But best of all we happen to have a copy of his book to GIVE AWAY!
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Posted by Tahnee Moore in Art stuff, Good Stuff