A long time ago…. in a galaxy known as the milky way… There was a evil evil doer. who had extenders on his shoes. But didn’t quite know how to use them. The man’s name! Dr Collussus! Which was then pulled for a Doom Rock group to one day partake the same name.
Which I found kinda cool. I meet up with Dr. Colossus during their practice for Negative Waves Festival.
Which I mean damn.
Check this sweet as tits lineup! Sold out of cause!
Negative Waves Sweet tits lineup. I won’t bore you with going through the lineup. Because Dr Collosus will. I did manag to chat with them about how they started the band where they are going and how far they are in creating their latest album.
Long ago… In a upstairs of a pub far far away… Two band members of a obscure small band were interviewed by a man where questions were asked… Things were said. Where it was all, well, quite damn interesting!
I chatted with Jake and Rich from Drug Sweat. While Jakes girlfriend band Parsnip played on stage at the Barwon Club. We chatted away.
Was interesting to find out how the band came about and much more. Rich also plays in Ooga Boogas. While Jake also plays in Ausmutants and like a million other bands.
So where’s the best way to spend way to spend with friends and family? Well! Let me tell you this is a staple of Melbourne if you haven’t been or if you are just checking this out to see the amazing place that Melbourne can be. Look no further then the Queen Victoria night Markets.
It’s somewhere where I usually end up a few times during the summer (even winter). This time was spent with Friends, Girlfriend (who would’ve thought) And then there was my sister. All great friends and people.
The Queen victoria markets have been around for as long as I’ve been around. Well longer in fact and has always been an amazement for food and cheap shirts and 10 dollar aviator sunglasses. Not to mention the staple of hot jam doughnuts. This was just the start of the amazing food that exists within these markets during a weekly basis.
But since about 2012 has been a yearly staple in my life. Apparently in it’s 19th year as you can see has no chance of slowing down.
This is how the markets are the hustle and bustle and great times. If you want to find some of the best food in Melbourne while enjoying a Pimms or one or a sangria from one of the many sangria stands this is where it is.
It has it all. You want pasta. It’s got it. You want a paella it’s there! You want a pulled pork or fried chicken burger made from the softest bread that is used to make dumplings from the amazing Wonderbao well hot damn! it’s also there. Which is the way I decided to go tonight. But there is every type of delicacy you feel like from around the world. It’s there…
I decided to go for the fried chicken wonderbao burger. With the softest tastiest bread in the world. It is an amazing feast. I remember getting their mini open dumplings from the noodle markets a few months ago in and I had to come back for more. They are somewhere I tend to get into while out on market nights.
Simple and delicious! That’s all I had to say I mean you can get paella at any market souvlaki at any market. It’s all there! The food is so amazing though. These were so damn tasty to a delicious experience none the less the bread wonderbao makes in my opinion is second to none soft, fluffy, succulent tastes amazing as a steamed bun but to make a burger life can’t get much better. As I did enjoy the Gua Bao that they make but this is next level. If you want the softest succulent tasting food in the world in a larger form then look no further. Served which chips to which you can take or leave. To be honest it’s all about the burger.
It’s amazing the food you can get from here though. It’s all world class and if you want a one stop place for some great Melbourne food look no further the Queen Victoria Night markets really does have it.
Not to mention they are so successful and the weather lately in Melbourne has been so nice. Today with a perfect 30 degrees Melbourne life doesn’t get better then this.
Regina Spektor has released her newest album Remember Us to Life which sadly feels very same same. I adore her sound and style but there isn’t anything I’d say ground breaking on this album.
She has some poppy layered songs which this time around don’t tend to work.
That being said what I love is when you strip her sound right back to just singing and a piano or with light instrumental elements. This where Regina truly does shine. She creates a real sense of how it is to feel depressed but enlightens us on her journey and her mind. Doing so in such a simple way of using her vocal talent and piano skills. I’ve always preferred her songs to Amanda Palmer but hey. Both are great in their own rights.
Sadly though I feel Regina Spektor and her pop efforts on What We Saw from the Cheap Seats were remarkably better.
This is how she takes us into the album in Older and Taller with lyrics such as “enjoy your youth” “sounds like a threat” What can I say I’m older now and I didn’t enjoy my youth I’d have to say I’m much happier now! Lies Regina Lies!! Honestly though I feel I’m enjoying myself and life much better then my actual youth. But hey that’s just me. Just enjoy your life I say. Not just your youth.
Also explaining what sounds like a well off child’s expression of depression on Grand Hotel is well kinda missing it’s point and not hitting it’s mark at all here just kind of boring me lyrically. Maybe I’m missing the point? But vocally and musically it is totally on point.
While saying all this don’t let that put any doubt in her ability and talent as she still does shine through tracks like The Light and Obsolete these are where her talents and abilities truly shine.
I wish I could be more positive about this release but hey just go see her live and you’ll be blown away.
She is flawless when you strip back the sound to just instrumental elements. This is how her voice truly shines.
Still worth a listen just not her best effort when it comes to doing “pop”
Pro tip: Skip through the pop songs and listen to the slower more intimate ones over and over again.
Also one must never forget that she did the theme to Orange is the New Black.
Now I’ve heard about rap concerts going down at the White House in the last few years but damn NPR always find ways to pull off something cool. This time NPRs Tiny Desk Concerts were invited to the White House to record Common perform. This Tiny Mix Tape concert brings a incredible vibe I mean you got to remember this is in the White House one of the most recognised and known buildings in America.
This has to be significant. Especially during Obama’s last month of his presidency to have things like this go down and have real culture going on in the White House. This is truly amazing and a shows how pure art and music is in this day and age and how close to our hearts we do find these things.
Also that we respect artists to the point we look into their views on the world and what people actually have to say not just enjoy the art they create and praise them for their mind and not just creativity.
This is another step forward. Not to mention it’s a insanely good concert. Commons vocals are smooth the music is smooth. Common really does bring a amazing vibe not just rapping but also using spoken word to perfection.
The man seems to be getting more smoother and soulful with age. I mean damn this suits the White House vibe perfectly. It’s respectful it’s smooth it’s jazzy and chilled. Suits the situation to a T. Common is flawless in this performance and totally chilled I really do like when he breaks it down like this with a full band. this is something I’d really enjoy live and as a tour.
A great performance and great show put together by NPR Tiny Desk Concerts. A truly amazing on point performance of Common and band that he put together for the occasion.