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  1. Been smashing this in recent days, nice throwback
  2. From hip hop, I’m most crazy for Run-D.M.C. and Follow the Leader.
  3. Before Hollywood by The Go-Betweens is my #1
  4. I'm still very fond of that turn-of-the-millennium time when a subsection of the then rock-rooted Australian music scene was dipping into electronic & urban a bit more. Things like Friendly (big beat), Josh Abrahams (D'n'B), B(if)tek (techno), Gerling (indietronica). Regurgitator were also a bit synthy rap-rocky at times. 1200 Techniques and Koolism had some funky hiphop. Along with The Avalanches, all these acts were quite eclectic and exciting. It only really poked into the mainstream for a few years before slipping underground again, lasted about as long as big beat. Sort of like 90s indie/alternative meeting urban electro. Avalanches did a remix for Gerling in 1999 and pre-SILY Gerling called the Avalanches the best band ever.
  5. The Scalas could also do with a reissue, they’ve been disappearing from some music streaming stores recently.
  6. Already own most of this (existing stuff) on digital, and whilst that CD set looks so tantalising, the GBP exchange rate is a killer. Might have to cave digital, mainly because Succour is one of my fave albums and my existing copy is very old now.
  7. Yep, Factor V Leiden. Luckily, Australia effectively stopped AstZen for under-50s overnight! (a future rollout phase) My father and his mother are the hereditary line, both high risk to Covid, going to exercise Pfizer choice.
  8. Australia is trickling towards its millionth vaccination, far behind schedule. Still in the initial phase of healthcare worker and elderly. I’m not even thinking about a vaccine at the moment, because it still feels months away. Given my being an early 30s woman with a blood clotting disorder and likelihood of AstZen, little perturbed as it could possibly pose no more or less risk to me than COVID itself, but it wouldn’t stop me taking the jab for communal sake at all. I’ve run clotting risks like this before with various things.
  9. Still, here’s hoping for some new stuff. On Page 3 circa Spangle/Gatha live they mention new stuff coming the following year. Feels like we’ve been hanging out forever, S/T just turned 10.
  10. Imagine if they were supergrouping with Radiohead. You’d imagine it could mean a 25th anniversary reissue/tour of Succour.
  11. Been heavily into an Untouchables phase recently. Fantastic album that. Has me itching to revisit some others now, especially the two surrounding (Issues & Take a Look).
  12. Seriously. Been in a lucky area, today was the first time that I’ve happened to head out on a rare mandatory mask day. Otherwise never see them. Nearest cases 2000km away right now.
  13. Wore a mask for the very first time today!
  14. ..so decade names. Always painful. And they usually don't catch on (the aughts, swinging 60s, roaring 20s, etc. probably the most taken up) What about the Twens? As a pun on 20-20 twins. Then you could have the Toffees for the 2030s and the twofers for the 2040s.
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    Rural Northwest Victoria and southwest Queensland currently having a mouse plague. Multiple people have been treated for bites at hospital and the mice are cannibalising each other as well. Underrated thing that doesn't get talked about much by scaredy cat Americans (probably due to being introduced species, not wildlife). Apparently Australia and China are the only countries where these plagues are known to frequently occur. There seems to be a mouse plague somewhere in Australia every few years. One in 1993 caused $96 million damage. Damaging crops, livestock, vehicles, machinery, insulation, infrastructure. Imagine George Miller doing a Mad Max: Mouse Plague movie 🤩
  16. Australian school students apparently test dumber now than they did on similar standardised international tests in 2000. Also now slipped into a world mediocrity at maths & science.
  17. 1. Jackie Brown (10/10) 2. Kill Bill 1 3. Reservoir Dogs 4. Pulp Fiction 5. Kill Bill 2 6. Inglorious Basterds 7. OUATIH 8. Hateful 8 9. Django Unchained 10. Death Proof (7/10) A reliable quality filmmaker, you can’t really go wrong.
  18. Norman Lloyd fell from the Statue of Liberty nearly 79 years ago. Had to give up his tennis & driving at 100 but still keeping on at 106
  19. I’d be lying if I didn’t say 2000s. Confield-Draft-Untilted-Quaristice. My #3, #15, #2 & #20 from that decade respectively. And I got into them during that period as well.
  20. Yeah, his music videos are always a bit of an event. He has made guest appearances on Rage (and other ABC stuff) a couple times since around 2013-14, bit of a dean on retro kitsch and a very funky man. We've recently had a few similar artists who've walked that fine line between irony and genuine avidity, most notably the likes of Kirin J Callinan, Alex Cameron, Holiday Sidewinder, Sam Sparro, Jack Ladder, The Chats, etc. Konichiwa was possibly my favourite single of the 10s, and he gave me another SOTY here. Mr. Experience was his first album to fully work for me front-to-back.
  21. ^OOPS! the above CRJ is meant to be this, ignore the above Comeback (too late to edit)
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