Friday, April 24, 2009

A quiet night...

I can now chill out at home. Got those sweet dumplings from China town, also had vege steam buns and spring onion pancake. So cheap!

Anyway, Dave and I's Trip... lets see if I can come up with a plan now.

OSAKA
8th August // arrive 7am, get picked up by my brother and his wife. I believe its in the morning. I'd wanna try and get to a record store asap so I can find out when shows are on.
9th //
10th //
11th //
12th // Start using our JR Rail pass, go to Kyoto! See heaps of temples and shrines.
TOKYO
13th // Catch a train to Tokyo (2.5hours), Check into Hostel and go out for dinner. Hopefully see a show
14th // Hopefully see a show. Check out the city.
15th // Shopping!! Records, gifts, rollercoasters and ferris wheels haha
16th // Catch a train to Nikko, check into hostel and go exploring!
17th // Visit an Osen, see rad nature stuff
NYC
18th // Catch a train back to Tokyo to Narita airport and fly to NYC!
Stay on the east coast until the 13th of September. Boston definitely, DC? New Jersey? Philly?
SAN FRAN
13th // Fly to San Fran, go to Skates on Haight!
Need to get from San Fran to LA somehow, possibly Bus/Plan/Train
LA
18th // Venice Beach/Celebrity house tour
19th // MAGIC MOUNTAIN!
20th // Shopping, send things home...Fly back from to Australia ~sigh~

I want to...
- mosh
- meet new people
- see sick new bands
- go to a pop punk house show and let loose
- eat heaps of amazing vegan food
- go record shopping and buy merch
- get tattooed, something smally, probably an eagle head (East to West)
- See internet people and have awesome hang outs!
- See the statue of liberty and imagine what it'd really look like if the world came to an end
- Fall more in love with my boyfriend whilst seeing the world
- Be sweaty when people at home are freezing!

aarggghhhhhh

Busy Busy Busy

Life kept me busy these past few weeks, thus why nothing has been updated for a while.

I am organising this Art Exhibit which I'll probably do an entry at another time about why I'm so passionate about making this awesome.

New band is still taking a long fucking time to come together - its so frustrating! I want to practise so bad.. esp with a drummer. Had a "prac" last night, it was cool hanging out atleast!

Looking for bands to play this exhibit now.... this part is always hard.

I am also going on Triple J to talk about it as well. I am pretty damn excited about this!

I am going to go meet Dave now maybe get cheap dumplings tonght for dinner mmmm

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hi world, please meet Waffle. She's quite cute.

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Not going to add much more to the last post other than the following...

Us at Zen House in Adelaide. Good eats..







Some punks hanging out on the street...



Chris getting a fine just after he found his wallet. Never thought I'd find someone so happy to be able to get a fine.



To add to this, here's a video from the 'Rosies incident' from the Snake Run tour at the end of last year. The whole venue was evacuated and its just some video of the crowd outside the front of the venue.. there's no sound because my camera's just not that good:


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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ill Brigade Shows

Currently I am tired as all fuck, so not sure how this'll come out...
Thursday night's show was great. Rort, Lookin In, Iron Mind and Ill Brigade played. It was a matter of quality over quantity when it came to the people who came out. Every band had a good response. It was a great vibe and left me feeling siked. I moshed and it was fun.
After the show, I finialised the details with Ill Brigade as I was going in the van with them to Adelaide. Definitely legit awesome dudes.

I probably had 4 hours sleep before I got ready and hopped into the van with IB. They had a 7 seater van and there was just 5 of us. Shit was chill!
No real crazy van stories other than Chris getting a fine for speeding... and some random stopping to give his two cents on the whole scenario.

Good to get to Adelaide. Its not much, but there's awesome people. Line up was Chocolate Chip, Crater Face, Infection, Lookin In and then IB. Cookie were pretty awesome, but being that exhausted, I wasn't too much in the mood for a face-melting. I moshed for pretty much the whole set of Lookin In. This was fun, hardest I've moshed since breaking my leg.
Afterwards, hung out with a big bunch of people. Didn't get to bed until about 3am-ish. The IB guys left pretty early. I flew home with Qantas! later on... keen to have done that, I was exhausted.

Fuck, I thought I could do a semi-good job at typing this right now, but fuck it. I'm going to bed... will add other shit later.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Better days..

Rough week last week! I've come through fine. Friends and my new band are a big part of that. There's something about jamming songs in a prac room that can let you forget your troubles.
We have a bass player now! His name's Lachie, from the country, now living in Melbourne. Dude seems super chill. I was pretty sketch this prac, but hopefully we're jamming again this weekend, so I can keep at it. Getting better at writing lyrics on the spot. The content is pretty simple. Not tackling any major issues, just shit I think about.
Went to a show out at Sommerville. Was fair horrible. Went because my friends were there. Glad I went in the end.

Dave is an idiot and a loser, why is he so lame....I mean errr.

I wrote some stuff for my penpal. I like the idea of having a penpal from the otherside of the world. He's from Texas... it was fun doing stuff for him and know he'll be opening up my letter on the otherside of the world and will hopefully brighten his day. I know when I get cool mail it gets me stoked.

Pretty sure I've figured out what I'm doing for Dave and I's 3 year anniversary. Can't mention anything more about it as he's advised he'll be reading this later.

At the moment these things are making me happy...
- My Dad will be fine
- I love my boyfriend and still get lovey dovey feelings when I look at him
- My new band, makes me feel proactive and like I'm actually contributing to the scene
- The friends I am hanging out with more often these days
- Having a housemate, even if he isn't here very often!
- My penpal

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Didn't think it'd hit me this hard.....

So, I didn't get to sleep until late last night. Couldn't sleep. May have had something to do with the persistent crying, but whatever right?
Didn't go to work today, was kinda a mess. Watched Skins all day... after watching the whole thing, I don't know how good it was for my overall mood.
Had pancakes for dinner, this was excellent for my mood. I love that I can have pancakes for dinner and no one call tell me its stupid or unhealthy. Yay for being a kid living outta home.
I think its time for some 360.

More bad luck, my appeal for my train fine was declined... I am now having to pay TWO fines. FUCK IT.

My Dad's been transferred to a ward... they're monitoring him closely apparently.