Tuesday 26 December 2006

James Brown is Dead: Long Live the Godfather of Soul!

RIP James Brown 1933-2006

"The pope told me that I should never come to church, because I can do more out there (on the street)… Music is the soul of the people. That’s why I’m the Godfather of Soul. I wouldn’t want to be anything else — wouldn’t want to be a king, or an emperor. I just want to be with the people." - James Brown

James Brown was a musical genius and his influence is found in all genres of modern music; without him there wouldn't be any music worth listening to.

A consummate performer and prolific artist, his music will live on through soul, funk, and hiphop, all which owe their success to this wonderful artist!

I'm so, so glad I went and saw him earlier this year in Melbourne, and although I've only got a few blurry photos, his stage presence, even at 73, will live with me forever.

Wednesday 20 December 2006

Blogger Update

So, I've gone ahead and updated this blog to the new blogger software, and editied previous posts and removed the tags and used the blogger software itself to tag my posts.

So far I like it.

The "labels" should be called "tags", but for now I'll let that pass.

I'll have some kind of "tag list" or "tag cloud" up and running as soon as I figure out how to do it.

I'm also looking at getting the RSS feeds from MySpace and IGN into this blog too.

Christmas Gift Idea #25

Want to buy me a Christmas Present and don't have any idea of what to get me?

I really want a new radio, and this one is great for Boob lovers! (and really, who isn't a lover of boobs!)

This battery operated radio is AM/FM and uses the rubber feel nipples for tuning & volume control.

It is a a definite "Turn On"!!!!


Tuesday 19 December 2006

I'm TIME's Person of the Year!

Time Magazine's Person of the Year is You!

TIME Magazine

Yes, You. And me, and everyone who has published online.

I think it's a fantastic idea, although the idea of putting a mirror on the cover is strangely reminiscent of the Dude from the Great Lebowski film.

However, in Crikey, Christian Kerr, a media journalist, hits out at them.

He claims that TIME is running scared of 'new media', which crikey counts themselves as, and this is a way to get people to buy the magazine.

He says the idea of having a mirror on the cover was stolen from some 1970s band's record cover - and fair enough, it's not a new idea, but come on, can he be a little more 'new media' and use a popular culture reference most of us will know, like for instance, the Big Labowski?

Anyway, I sent them a letter, and it got published. Here it is:

Re. "Old media needs to take a look in the mirror" (yesterday, item 17).

OK, I know it was a Monday, but why is Christian 'need to change my first name to Wayne' Kerr so cranky about the Time article?

Sure, the "traditional" media is under threat, but they also do have a point, although technically they're 3-5 years too late.

As someone who has been involved with the Net since its fairly early days in the early 90s, I have noticed that the utopia of a free media and information promised in early scholarly articles hasn't come from wanker academics or journalists like Kerr, but from ordinary slobs like myself.

I was the one responsible for leaking the Ratbag sellout of Midway* to the major news sources via my blog. I was the one who got the Hilltop Hoods recognised by Melanie Safka (my review is on her website).

Sure, it may not be uncovering Howard's illicit liaison with Bob Hawke's wife or anything mindblowing like that, but it DID get international attention, something impossible ten years ago.

And that's Time magazine's point.

If Kerr is too up himself to accept this, maybe he should write his own blog in his own time and with his own money like the rest of us, instead of riding the coat-tails of an organisation that has to beg for subscriptions to a newsletter full of pompous asses and half truths!

* sellout as in buying us out then closing us down

Friday 8 December 2006

New Mix Online!

New Mix Online!

Here's the MP3 of a mix I did the other weekend.

It's called "
How I Rock", which isn't me blowing my own horn (Ok, well maybe a little ) but actually came about after I mixed 'The Smiths Tune' (which samples 'How Soon is Now') with 'When I Rock'.

It's a little less hard than I normally like to play, but I've been playing a lot of early night sets recently so have adjusted my style to suit the crowds. And this sound is tending to go off in Adelaide at the moment.

The recording is a bit dodge. It's not too bad in quality - so I thought I'd upload it and give you'll a listen - but it could be a lot better.

As to my mixing, well, I would be lying if I said I couldn't be happier, because I can always be happier with a mix, but to date it's one of my best and cleanest mixes. It's pretty damn good if I do say so myself!

Here's the Track Listing:

Slyde - That's It
Stanton Warriors - Dip & Get Low
30hz & Baobinga - Know Ya
Plump DJs - Soul Vibrates
General Midi - Good To Go
Cut & Run - The Smiths Tune
Split Loop - When I Rock
Stanton Warriors - Hope Time (Rogue Element remix)
Jay Cunning & Smithmonger - Never Stop (Split Loop remix)
Drumattic Twins - Pumped Up Funk
Azzido Da Bass - Dooms Night (Stanton Warriors remix)

Download "How I Rock" now!

And now I've finally hooked up my old PC to my dex, providing I can count on the audio card (it's a bit dodge but think it's a driver / software issue) I should be able to record more of my mixing and post it online.

Monday 4 December 2006

So Bolt doesn't Like Borat

So, Andrew Bolt and some wanky socialist don't like Borat?

Here's my response:

I confess I haven't seen the movie, but I have seen enough of Cohen's Shows to realise what this movie will be.

If people are too ignorant to get the joke, to know about Cohen and Borat because they can't be bothered thinking about anything outside their own little window, sucks to be them.

His act simply wouldn't work on people who weren't ignorant. But there's so many people in the world who are so shallow and close minded that his act will continue to work for many, many years.

Maybe if we had a better education system, better global outlook, and a better society overall, Cohen's humour would be what you claim it is - cruel and manipulative.

But the fact so many don't question him, don't challenge him when he's being racist, sexist and homophobic - enough people to get a successful series and movie made - is the really sad part of his act.

If you have trouble recoginsing the predudices of people in the film, maybe it's because it's your own predudices coming into play.

You claim it is 'courteous people' being made fools - no it isn't.

These people go along with him - for whatever reason - and never once do they say "hey, you're out of line" or "stop doing that" or "I don't give a fudge where you come from, stop insulting those people". Never once do they challenge him, and many go along with him. That's worse than fooling people in the first place. Who is more fool?

The Nazi's killed millions because people refused to speak up against what they knew was wrong, and Cohen is pointing out even many years later people are just as ignorant, even with our internet and globalization.

Hopefully Borat will make people more aware of what they do and how they act. Then Cohen has done what he wants to achieve, and that's a damn better outcome than feeling warm and fuzzy because of portaloos.

Oh, and those "Frat Boys" aren't the innocent fools you make them out to be...

"While Cohen and his production team certainly have a knack for finding and taking advantage of the, shall we say, socially questionable citizens of the "U.S. and A," it's hard to imagine that this suit has much merit. First off, a quick look at Seay's Myspace pictures suggest that "gettin' drunk and havin' a good time," are pastimes he regularly engages in -- not behaviors that the producers likely duped him into. Second, he, along with everyone else in the film, signed an agreement relinquishing any rights to take action. Third, the scene in question is so despicable (even though Seay appears less awful than his two frat brothers) that it's hard to imagine any judge or jury feeling sympathetic to his cause." (link)

Monday 6 November 2006

Save the Glass House

Personally I'm not a great fan of the Glass House, but I find it incredibly strange thatthe ABC axed it given the amount of viewers it attracted week after week.

In the current government climate, I think shows that send up news, politicians and celebrities is important.

This show was NOT a news program, so it doesn't need to be "balanced or unbiased".

If you think it's unfair that the Glass House has been taken off air, there's a petition online to save it...


Thursday 14 September 2006

Funny comic

Pretty much sums up the way I'm feeling at the moment...

Wednesday 30 August 2006

How real are the commentators?

I was thinking about something whilst looking at Andrew Bolts blog today - How many of those people are REAL people with real desire to know more and debate the issues Bolt puts forth, and how many are news corp stooges and cronies?

Likewise with the AdelaideNOW blog, which is full of praise for the new layout?

I don't like the new page because the stories are different from the Advertiser, meaning if I want to read the front page I have to go buy the paper, which I refuse to do. I'm not paying for one or maybe two stories. Also, you used to be able to read the paper and stories from up to a week previously, but I can no longer find that functionality on the website.

Sure, I can go online and read other sites, but when Adelaide only has one news source, it kind of makes it a little hard to find stuff about us from an Adelaide perspective. But that's besides the point.

Anyway, on Sunday there was a story by Amanda Blair, an ex Adelaide radio jock, about how DJs and radio hosts are aware that most callers to the station are fake.

And it got me thinking... how do we know these blog commentators aren't fake?

The posts are moderated anonymously, and there's nothing to tie people to their posts like other sites like Kotaku or even a web forum.

I added a comment to the AdelaideNow website, and hopefully Rod, the editor, can answer...

Hey Rod,

Just like to get your opinion on something...

Given that the fake radio caller thing has been blown wide open by the Sunday Mail (well, for those listeners too stupid to realise the truth beforehand anyway), I'd like to know what guarantees do we have that people responding to these blogs aren't just newspaper people posing as 'concerned readers'.

Because the posts are moderated before we see them, I feel that this is very open to abuse, much like the Radio calls.

Surely a registered user database would be better than anonymous posting coupled with anonymous moderating.

Adelaide Now Sucks Even More

Can Adelaide's newspaper get any worse?

Top story on "Adelaide Now", the web portal for our newspaper, The Advertiser, is Top tipster admits it's all for Show, the story of six year old Henry Stevens being the top of not his class, not his sport, but of the footy tips.

The fucking footy tips!!!

He's a headline for you. FOOTY TIPS ARE BULLSHIT!

Sorry to burst little Henry's bubble, but there is absolutely no skill involved in being on top.

How do I know this? How can I make such a bold claim?

Because in both my footy tipping competitions I'm (on or near) top and I THOROUGHLY DISLIKE footy! Click HERE to see the ladder if you don't believe me...

I don't watch it. I don't follow it. I don't support a team. I don't know any players' names and every week I have to try and remember which team is on top and what colours they are.

I'm all for feel good stories, but come on Advertiser... there's so much else which is newsworthy in this state that the story of a six year old kid who wins footy tips should NEVER be the leading story.

Tuesday 29 August 2006

Another day, another wanker... This time it's Piers Ackerman

What is it with these so-called journalists? When I can do a quick two minute google search that basically tears their stories and opinion to shreds, it really makes you question how the fuck they got employed in the first place...

I DO like the fact that they are willing to have their albeit idiotic thoughts opened up to people to comment on, and wish more would partake in the fun.

Piers Ackerman has yet another jab at the ABC over of all things Playschool. Maybe they should have a Playschool for fat, old journalists.

Here's my reply to him... a bit more vehement than my response to Bolt, so less likely to be published.

It says on your blog page that you're one of Australia's best journalists. If this is the case then God help the media!

You're simply an idiot. This has got nothing to do with the ABC and everything to do with your pathetic and on going ABC bashing. When will you stop beating a dead horse?

This change has been happening in ALL children's programs, and isn't just a leftist change. Take a look at how Sesame Street has changed.

A simple search on google will find that it's being used to spread pro-American propaganda through Muslim countries (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3200699.stm) to the changing of cookie monster to promote healthier eating by singing "Cookies is a sometimes food" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4432415.stm)

But then a simple google search is probably beyond your capabilities.

Monday 28 August 2006

Andrew Bolt's brilliant journalistic mind...

Andrew Bolt on the Herald Sun is bashing the 'left wing bias' in today's media.

Very admirable, but he totally misses the point.

On his second post about the Lebanese taxi apparently bombed by Isreal being a hoax (and talk about beating a dead horse) He says "Well, we know now beyond doubt, thanks to Zombietime, that the story was completely false".

I had to post a comment, and I'll be interested to see if it's published. Here's what I wrote:

Um, no we don't.

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the real truth. Mr Bolt is a lazy, inept journalist.

Here we see his absolutely brilliant journalistic mind at work: Take one source and treat it gospel truth.

The Zombietime people just look at photos and surmise the outcome. It is hardly irrefutable proof that what occurred is a hoax.

To really tell if this occurred, you'd need to travel to Lebanon and interview people from both sides of the conflict, interview observers and witnesses, analyse the metal around the hole looking for burn residue.

But if you are happy to report a biased, unfounded and quite possibly false piece of photographic comparative analysis as truth and demand an apology from other sources who report a different truth, then that's your problem, not mine.

However, you're the one being paid as a 'journalist'.

Then again, you're not really a journalist, are you Mr Bolt?

Just like owning a guitar is not enough to make you a rockstar, you're just being paid by a newspaper to put your words on a page...

Sunday 13 August 2006

Why is there no Australian religion?

I was listening to my last.fm reggae station and whilst reading about some of the artists, I decided to look up more on the rasta movement.

This got me to thinking about religion in general, and to why there is no Australian founded 'religion' as such.

The Rasta movement began amongst the poor slaves in Jamaica and is their expression of religion against that of the white man.

Similarily Kwaanza, was set up by a Black person in America to celebrate black diversity in the holiday period.

Even Scientology and the Church of Latter Day Saints can be seen as being created to address flaws in previous religions that do not address the specific actuality of being American.

And the different sects of the Christian faith such as the Lutherans evolved to address different interpretations of the bible.

So, why is there no Australian religion?

Sure, there's the Dream Time of the Aboriginals, but as a nation we don't respect them or their culture, so it's understandable that no one really takes any serious notice of that.

But why, when our nation was founded by convicts, many of whom where politically and religiously persecuted, has no real religion developed that is distinctly Australian?

Sure, our constitution states that "The Commonwealth of Australia shall not make any law establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth", but that hardly dissuades people to make up a religion.

If I was, say, an Irish Catholic (and apparently my ancestors were) and I was shipped here because I stole of loaf of bread, I would reject both the State and the Religion of that state.

The Christian God didn't help me, a poor Irish person just trying to provide for his family, from being caught and then being shipped to a strange land where the seasons are backwards, the sky is different, it doesn't snow, and the animals all look fucking weird.

I mean look at the Platypus... if that thing isn't enough to make you reject God if you're an 18th Century convict with no education then I don't know what else could!

With a mess of cultures and religions and backgrounds all in the one place, I'm surprised that, unlike America which has a ridiculous number of stupid religions popping up all the time, a distinctly Australian religion hasn't emerged.

Monday 7 August 2006

So I was talking to God the other day...

So I was talking to God online the other day...

Hi God, Wassup?
Hi there . I am a Christian.
you're a cunt
Thanks and you are a delightful person too. Am I a cunt? Maybe.


And later in the conversation:

fuck you
Why are you so mean?
coz you're a cunt
Good reason. Thanks and you are a delightful person too. Am I a cunt? Yes.

Friday 4 August 2006

Interview with DJ Krust

Interview with legendary dnb producer DJ Krust on his new album and the dnb scene in general.

read more | digg story

Interview with Bass Kleph

Stu Tyson aka Bass Kleph is rising up both the Australian and International breakbeat ranks as one of the hottest producers in the scene...

read more | digg story

Monday 17 July 2006

Vote for Funky J in the inthemix50!

The search is on again for Australia's favourite DJ!

Vote for Funky J in the inthemix50! Just click the graphic below!

Thursday 13 July 2006


Why do lots of women on dating websites list "astrology" as a hobby and therefore think that this is something guys would want in a future partner?

Do they really think men are interested in that crap?


Err... not that I've ever looked at a dating website apart from research purposes...

Wednesday 7 June 2006

More Beer!

You Are Guinness

You know beer well, and you'll only drink the best beers in the world.

Watered down beers disgust you, as do the people who drink them.

When you drink, you tend to become a bit of a know it all - especially about subjects you don't know well.

But your friends tolerate your drunken ways, because you introduce them to the best beers around.

Saturday 13 May 2006


1. What is your favourite beer?
Coopers Pale Ale.

2. Favourite mixed drink?
Scotch & Dry

3. Favourite Shot?

4. Who's your favourite person to go drinking with?

5. Favourite bar?
Mojo (mainly coz I quite often get free drinks)

6. If you are trying to get really drunk, you drink...?
Red wine and Spirits. But then I usually vomit, and I hate vomiting

7. Favourite day of the week for drinking?

8. First drink you ever had?
Apparently I was fed Bundy and Coke when I was 2 years old by accident.

9. First drink you got drunk from?
Brandy. Can't stand the stuff now.

10. When was the last time you drank?

11. Last time you got really drunk?
Friday 5 May at Scribble Jam. Was taking photos, and was drinking coz there was no one I knew there.

12. Last time you got sick from drinking?
See above. Although I didn't actually spew, but I almost did.
Last time I spewed was last year sometime, after Going out drinking with my mate Paul.

13. Last time you passed out from drinking?
See above, but I was at home so it was ok...

14. What's your favourite holiday to drink?
Good Friday.

15. Have you ever started drinking before noon?
Yup. The day of the Big Day Out it's traditional for me to have a beer for breakfast.

16. Favourite thing to eat when drunk?
BBQ food. Sanga and bread and sauce.
Or if I'm drinking wine, then cheese and crackers.

17. Favourite drinking game?
Starwars drinking game.

18. Favourite person to have drunk conversations with?
Lexy and Grif

19. Favourite person to call when you are drunk?
I don't call people, but I sms them. And it's generally anyone's name I can read on the phone's display.

20. Favourite song to sing at the bar?
Whatever everyone else is singing.

21. Best drunk story you ever heard?
My mate was walking from his girlfriends house to his house in Elizabeth, couldn't make it so passed out on someone's lawn, with a newspaper over him to keep himself warm. When he woke up, his sunnies had been stolen, but nothing else.

22. What famous person would you like to go drinking with?
The guys from Pop Will Eat Itself.

23. Where's your ideal drinking location?
At a BBQ. I love beer and BBQ.

24. Any alcohol related arrest?
Nope. I never get too messy out and about...

Monday 1 May 2006

Quick Catch Up!

Ok, some things that have been going on lately:

Sunday 16 April 2006

Photo Gallery now up!

Just a quick post to let you all know I now have a Photo Gallery linked to my main site.

I'm still in the process of tweaking it, but you can access it from:


Monday 10 April 2006

Blog Address Changed!!!

For all you guys linking and viewing this site, the link has changed!

it's now simply : http://blog.funkyj.com

I've also now got a game focused blog up on IGN.com

So Sciolism will be where I rant and rave about everything and anything, MySpace will be about music and events mostly, and IGN.com will be about gaming...

Sure, there will be cross over and such, but I'm trying to attract the most readers possible to my words! :D

Thursday 6 April 2006

Suicide Girls

So I went along to the Suicide Girls show last night.

It's billed as a burlesque show, but it's just a bunch of slappers taking their clothes off.

I really didn't enjoy the show at all.

The stripping was average, and the venue was so not suited to that kind of show.

Also, the crowd was full of goths.

I fucking hate goths.

I used to just say that I hated goths to annoy my goth friends on the internet, but, no, I discovered last night that I REALLY hate goths.

My review of the Suicide Girls should appear in dB next week... It's not very kind...

My Delicious!

If you haven't heard of del.icio.us then what kind of internet geek are you?

http://del.icio.us/funkyj is my list of bookmarks!

Feel free to browse and recommend some for me!

Tuesday 4 April 2006

A couple of new toys!

ok, so I went out and got a decent digital camera the other week, because I was sick of going to events and taking crappy photos like the ones from the Big Day Out and Good Vibrations.

It's a Fuji film FinePix S5600

I also got to play in Berri the other week, and gave my camera it's first proper run.

It worked REALLY well. As I only had a 16 meg memory card, I put the camera on it's lowest resolution setting and the photos are excellent.

You can check the pics on the inthemix.com.au website.

I also picked up an xbox360 the other day at launch... Yeah, I know, I'm a geek...

Took my camera out and took some pics for Xboxworld.com.au. More pics at the site.
Been playing 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' mainly, which I'm enjoying quite a bit, but I don't think it's the be all of RPGs.

If you don't know, the Xbox360 live service tracks a lot of stats about games, and anyone can access them. If you want to see my gamer card, well, here it is:

I've also managed to get a new bed, matress, bedroom furintune, lounge and computer...

Wednesday 15 March 2006

Feature article with Hilltop Hoods

My interview with the Hilltop Hoods is the Feature front page story in dB magazine.

CLICK HERE to read it, or pick up your copy of dB where ever you see it!

Wednesday 8 March 2006

Mew mix online!

I've got a new mix online!

It's called OneTake, because it's one man's take on breaks, and was done in one take* - I was just pulling these out of my record box and trying to mix them as I went along...

Click HERE to download

Track Listing:
Fasten Your Seatbealts – Pendulum vs Freestylers
Overneath – Aquasky & Meat Katie
CreepShow (Soul of Man remix) – Plump DJs
Mindfunkpsychedelic – Elite Force
7 Nation Army (Adam Freeland Mix) – White Stripes
Lovers not Fighters – Evil Nine
Midnight – Breakfastaz
Bullet Time – Autobots and & Deep Impact
SwingPunk (Aquasky & Masterblaster Remix) – Factor E
The Spanish Tune – Autobots and & Deep Impact
Ultrafunkula – Autobots and & Deep Impact
Get Into It – Far Too Loud & Code Zero
Rock That Shit (Smithmonger remix) – J-Bass & Journeyman

*technically it was 2 takes, but during the first take my minidisc recorder ran out of batteries

Monday 6 March 2006

Getting Up: contesting the ban

The guys at jumpbutton, an excellent Australian games and culture startup magazine have posted An open letter to Philip Ruddock regarding the OFLC decision to refuse classification to the computer game, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Head over, give it a read, blog about it, and then write to Mr Ruddock and have your say about how wrong this decision is.

Monday 20 February 2006


How come on the one hand google is scared the Chinese government, but will stand up against the USA government?

I hate this type of hypocrisy.

Obviously Google see see more profit in supporting the barbaric and opressive laws of China than supporting the oppressive and barbaric laws of the USA...

Sunday 19 February 2006

Good Vibrations 06

Myself and a whole heap of South Aussies headed to Melbourne to see Good Vibrations last weekend. What an amazing party!

I got there early because I wanted to see Danielsan and Agent 86. They were both pretty good. I wandered about for a while, checking out the stages and settled in front of the main stage to see a band - now the set times says it was Mr Jigga, but I have a feeling it was actually the Sneaky Sound System... either way they were rocking the funk very well.

When my friends rocked up it was a case of simply hanging out and walking about, so I caught bits of DJ Peril, RU Cl and Data Rock, all of whom were fantastic, particularly Data Rock.

One of the standouts were Breakestra, who were very funky and played some of my favourite Breakestra tunes, such as Impeach the President. I also managed to catch some of Estelle, who was pretty spunky!

I just had to see Shaun Ryder and Kav of the Happy Mondays on the Laundry Stage... and I gotta say time has not been good to ol' Shaun... he was so pale, fat and splotchy, and could hardly mumble the words to his own songs! Although it was good to hear some Happy Mondays, Gorillaz, Stone Roses and other great Madchester music.

I wandered over to the B Bar to catch The Nextmen, who were one of the best at the show. Fantastic tunes, played very well. I simply love the happy breaks / hiphop they were playing, and I can't wait to see them again!

After them, I bolted to the Roots stage to catch the end of Talib Kweli and Jean Grey. Apparently Jean rocked it, but I only caught one of her tracks and about 2 of Talibs, which was disapointing, but they still rocked.

DJ Z-Trip was one of the main reasons I went to Melbourne, but he also played Adelaide on the Friday night before, so I was a little disapointed with his set as it was essentially the same. He still rocked it though, and Supernatural has an unnatural talent on the mic! Most amazing MC I've heard.

But the whole reason I went was to see was the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Although the warm up was good, with the band jamming and the other MCs shouting "James Brown" alot, he took about 10 minutes to arrive on stage. But when he did - OH MY GOSH! Even though he's almost 80 years old, he's still got it. Resplendent in a red sparkly suit, he funked out big time! Ok, so he may not have been as active as he was 20 or 30 years ago, but he is still a consumate performer! And that's yet another one of my all time favourite "must see performers" I've witnessed, and by gosh it was great.

It was fantastic that so many South Aussies headed over, there were about 30 of us all up, and running into everyone here and there was simply awesome. There probably won't be another time when there will be so many of my friends interstate! I had the best time in years!

Sunday 5 February 2006

Big Day Out 2006

This years Big Day Out wasn't really all that memorable or spectacular, apart from me DJing of course!!! biggrin.gif

I DJed after Ian, the guy who used to do Pop... he plays 80s/90s 'goth' and alternative music, I couldn't hear what I was mixing AT ALL, I just had to mix in the headphones and hope it sounded ok, but it was HEAPS of fun!!!

I played some Finger Lickin funk and bootys, then dropped jungle... Had HEAPS of people come up to me and thank me for playing it... one guy even ran off and got all his mates to come back to listen to me good.gif

I played for nearly and hour and a half, and dropped some harder breaks to finish...

I couldn't record it, and I have absolutely no idea what it sounded like, but I think I did a good job... had heaps of people dancing, and knew they were dancing to me coz they all cheered when I dropped certain tracks, like Super Sharp Shooter and Fasten Your Seatbelts...

Man, it was so much fun... I gotta make sure I do it again next year!!!

Monday 30 January 2006

New interviews online!

I have recently added some more interviews to the website, bringing the total to 55 interviews...

The latest additions are: Statler and Waldorf, Kosheen, Roots Manuva, Bass Kleph, Depeche Mode, Ils, Krafty Kuts, and Stereo MCs.

Sunday 29 January 2006

My Space

Yes, I've succumbed to peer pressure and got a My Space page set up.

I'm going to use the blog to refer back to this blog, which will probably refer back to there... oooh, so po-mo!

But check out my My Space page and add me as a friend, and I'll return the favour!

Monday 23 January 2006

Job Status...

OK, well, it seems I've gone and got myself a job.

As a games tester.

In Adelaide.

As you may imagine, I'm stoked. Although I would like to move eventually, probably to Sydney, I have been getting into the Adelaide groove once again.

I know that as long as I don't let it become a rutt, by being silly about certain things, I will enjoy living here again.

And having a new job, doing new things, is always good for the soul.

Oh, and I'm DJing at the Big Day Out!

I'm playing 6-7pm on the Silent Disco Stage, which sounds freaky but cool...

This from the BDO Press Release:
From the Netherlands we will be presenting what may be the future of dance parties…The SILENT DISCO. Take one dodgem ring, remove the cars, add 400 specially made radio headsets and start the party. The real head spinner is ha you have two DJs to choose from. The effect is quite surreal.

Wednesday 11 January 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Someone mentioned to me that I haven't posted on my blog for a while, which was good twofold because it reminded me to blog, and also indicates somebody reads my shit!

Well, I had a massive Christmas and New Year!

It all started on the 23rd, when I went to see Calyx, Dom & Roland and Pendulum at Earth Nightclub. Rather than me letting you all know how it was, I'll direct you to read my review!

Christmas this year was a million times better than last year - no bad dreams, no missing busses or tains, and no racist pricks! I went up to mums and I got some Joop, a pillow (which hasn't helped my shoulder at all... dodgy physio!) and some cash. I gave her a portable phone with an inbuilt answering machine.

Christmas night was cool - went up to Maz's and had a bit of a spa. My girlfriend (I think that's what I can call her... she's a girl who is a friend... and we are kind of seeing each... kind of...) was acting a bit weird though... Well, I thought she was... maybe i was just paranoid! I don't know, we have an odd relationship. She has some issues with her ex, but don't we all, and on top of that I don't know where I'm going to be working/living, so it's kind of hard to start something serious... although I think I'd like to with her... She's a little hottie and we get along quite well. She has the cutest butt... but I digress...

Then on the 29th I headed out to see Krafty Kuts and Stanton Warriors. I've been pushing breaks for years, and finally it seems Adelaide is getting into it! Again, rather than me typing out what I thought, I'll let you to read my review! Suffice to say that that was the BEST breaks night in Adelaide, and a sign Adelaide is finally accepting breaks!

Right after that finished, at 6 am I flew to Sydney for Shore Thing and Field Day. I wanted to shop in the city on Friday, but I ended up sleeping the day away. Lisa and Simon took us out to one of their friend's girlfriends birthday dinner, and I wasn't really impressed with the food... I think we have better Thai resturants in Adelaide.

On Saturday caught up with an old friend Venita, and realised there's lots of ex-South Aussies living in Sydney. That night we visited some more of Lisa and Simon's friends, then went out to see Fat Boy Slim at Shore Thing. I had a ball! James Taylor was rocking it before Fat Boy Slim stepped up, and Fat Boy Slim played a lot of classics - both his and others - and wasn't too housey or cheesy!

Field Day was a scorcher... 44 degrees! It was an amazing day though... Evil Nine were awesome, but pity they weren't on later. Stantons rocked it again, and I enjoyed Sanchez and I'm not normally into his sounds. DJ Format played some nice funk and hiphop and made me not too sad I missed out on Andy Smith in Melbourne. Infusion were good, but Stereo MCs were better, even though the crowd was rather muted. Kid Kenobi was rather average, but Soul of Man were another highlight! After a 44 degree day, we had 100 km/h winds, and the breaks stage was closed down, so I had to see Bob Sinclar play... I hated every tune I heard Bob Sinclar play, especially that whack one with the whistling 'Love Generation'... OMG Can a tune BE any more annoying??? Moving Krafty to the main stage was the best decision they could have made, but MC Dynamite was whack though... he can do heaps better! KISS came on at the end, and although it was weird, I saw the humour in it, even if every other person around me complained.

I had to fly back at 6am the next day... well, thought it was 6am but it was actually 7... oh well, better to be early than late for a plane!

When I got back I slept all day, and then on Thursday I went saw King Kong with Lisa. I really enjoyed that. What I didn't enjoy was having to bail on her at 4 in the morning because my shoulder is so fucked!!! I don't know what I've done, but if I lie down for more than a few minutes it aches like hell. I really, really hated to bail on her, but I had to come home and take painkillers.

We caught up again on Sunday and went to see the Goonies at the Moonlight Cinema, which was also really nice...