Robert Forster of the Go Betweens fame, published his first book, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll in 2009. His ten rules present the annoyances and nuances of musicians and fans alike, describing the great expectations and the worst clichés from his experiences. Yet, when he scribed “The three piece band is the purest form of rock and expression” as his tenth and final rule, he hadn’t heard a single note from The Sinking Teeth.
Elliott Smith once tunefully tutted “Amity, Amity, Amity” on his record XO before his untimely death in 2003. Ten years later in 2013, I’m doing the same thing.
Thank You For The Venom
My Chemical Romance
It was the summer holidays that bridged the transition from primary school to high school. I was a jock, over achieving pre-teen who played an unhealthy amount of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2* matched only by an interest in music. 2004’s top 40 was encrusted by the synthetic slick of urban, hip hop and R’n’B; Usher’s Yeah, OutKast’s Hey Ya and Obie Trice’s Got Some Teeth soundtracking school discos across Australia causing some regrettable musical tastes with regards to peer pressure. Continue reading “Thank You For The Venom”
A one shot or a one-take music video is defined by the continuous action on set framed and captured by a single video camera, free of cuts or edits from other takes. By creating a music video within a single take, it can either be so simplistic to the point of imitation by anybody in possession of a lens, or so creatively complicated it carries a charming mystique that leaves viewers in awe or denial. Continue reading “Double Take.”
Pennsylvania’s Title Fight have been heralded as the front-runners of the modern wave of punk that has infiltrated social media sites across the web. Their latest release, Floral Green, should not change their status as Side One Dummy’s more renowned exports. Continue reading “Title Fight – Floral Green”
Brisbane has thrown up its fair share of awesome things, from the mandatory café favourite Fat Boys in Fortitude Valley, to local hip-hop royalty Butterfingers, there is no denying the city has high standards to live up to. Continue reading “Davy Vs EarthBound by Kirsty Jarrett.”
Coming to the end of my Bachelor of Music degree at Queensland University of Technology, I’ve been thinking about what I could offer to the future students that are about to encounter their three-year stint. This should be applicable for anyone suffering studying a Creative Industries/Arts degree, even those that have graduated can look at this and exclaim “YEAH, I DID THAT!”.