As a stylist, I find far too often – when going through the wardrobes of friends and family members – that so many of the ladies out there are seriously lacking in, what I like to call, the ‘essentials of life’. These are the pieces of clothing that can make putting together an outfit so much easier. So I’ve decided to give you a run down of five items that you might want to think about adding to your wardrobe – if they’re not already in there.
Lagwagon’s newie, Hang, is finally out, and boy howdy, it’s a corker – easily the best thing they’ve recorded in years. Have you got your copy yet? And most importantly, will you be seeing these bad bitches at Soundwave? You better be, because they’re one of the very few punk bands on the bill, alongside the incredible live powerhouse that is New Found Glory!
Many years ago – too many for me really to admit and probably not long enough ago for the Wollongong Chamber of Commerce – there was a character on TV called Norman Gunston, one of Garry McDonald’s alter egos. I particularly remember his segment What’s on in Wollongong.
Packing, I’ve written about it numerous times. For me, I like to think I generally have it down pat. Between that and being generally prepared when I venture off on a new adventure, with all of my vouchers printed out and my passport in a special travel wallet, I imagine I’ll be walking into the airport, hours early, with a fresh blow wave with not a care in the world.
If there are two words guaranteed to send a chill down the spine, it’s “internet sensation”. We all love the internet, but that doesn’t mean we love everything on the internet, and with the democracy of social media pushing audiences towards the short and the punchy, the world on online comedy is… well, anyone remember Beached Az?
So many awesome bands releasing new records in the lead up to Soundwave, and one that I’m particularly looking forward to is Hang, the newie from Lagwagon. Judas Priest and New Found Glory have also just dropped killer new records, so there’s going to be a LOT of happy punters that weekend!
Los Angeles is brimming with freedom and creativity, so much so that it was inevitable for these four artistic souls to have teamed up on a collaborative affair. Purple Crush, legendary producer Josh Peace and world renowned drag queen Raja Gemini worked for six months, on-and-off, on the production of ‘Shock and Awe’, a truly hypnotic and Yoko Ono-inspired slab of dance music that has already shoehorned itself as one of the best releases of the year.
For as long as I have been interested in playing music, I’ve always dreamt of visiting San Francisco. Up until three months ago, I thought it would definitely be at least three years until I got there. So that said, when I landed in the airport, I was walking around like I was in a dream. From the fresh and organic breeze coming off San Francisco Bay, I must admit I’d been away from the sea for three weeks and it was driving me a little crazy.