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Punk as

Last night I went and saw a fave, Toronto hardcore punk band Fucked Up. It was fucking cool. My buddys Glendyn & Mike were officially photographing the band, so we got to hang-out with the them backstage beforehand. They were … Continue reading

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Refused live, not dead.

Last night I lived out an experience that for 14 years seemed like it had no possibility of ever happening. Last night I saw the reformed Swedish hardcore punk band Refused live in concert here in Melbourne. I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Love is Blindness

source: http://www.tricksome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/WhereBonoCantLive.jpg One of my all-time favourite bands is U2. I realise this makes me an enormous dag – or, with a nod to the band’s Berlin phase, “├╝ber dag”. It’s not fashionable to admit to any kind of fandom … Continue reading

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I’ve just finished watching the excellent documentary series Metal Evolution. In eleven one-hour episodes I travelled through the history and stylistic evolution of heavy metal music from the 60s to present day. What a trip. The series creator, Sam Dunn, … Continue reading

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The gift is in the giver

In the lead-up to Christmas one of my best and oldest mates turned forty. It’s a creaky, dried-out, dusty old milestone and I wanted to get just the ‘right’ present for him. But, being one of those annoying dudes with … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral.

In 1994 I was listening to a bunch of incredible genre and generation defining music. Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ had broken and the whole new wave of fuzz-guitar it unleashed was rolling out behind it. There was also the rap-metal awesome of … Continue reading

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Peter Gabriel: Passion

My musical tastes are located squarely in modern western styles of music. And even within the narrow confines of that label, I don’t care for most of the musical it contains. I don’t regularly listen to classical, country, dance music … Continue reading

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Slint: Spiderland

My young boys wake up early. By 6 am the three of us are in the lounge room reading books, playing with toys, mucking about with the iPad, while the mama is catching up on sleep after the night’s breast-feeding … Continue reading

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Faith No More: Angel Dust

‘Angel Dust’ came out in 1992 when I was 24. I first heard it while I was on a surf trip from Newcastle to Tathra on the South Coast of New South Wales. I’d just been dumped by Lucy my … Continue reading

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Shellac: At Action Park

Hearing Shellac’s ‘At Action Park’ for the first time blew my tiny mind. Abe and Tove picked me up from the airport and when Abe started the engine the car filled with the opening bass line of Wingwalker. The drums … Continue reading

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