Taking a brea | k

I’ve decided to take a break from blogging, in order to concentrate on other activities. Blogging is time-consuming, and the rewards, such as they are, often amount to little more than annoying a few fascists and racists (and their sympathisers and collaborators)… Well, judging by many of the comments I receive anyway. (Too easy.)

Still, feel free to continue commenting, and we’ll return to the revolution after these messages…

ninetynine launched their new! album last night, Worlds Of Space, Worlds Of Population, Worlds Of Robots [Unstable Ape] at The Tote… Cheers Bonnie!

Hailing from Melbourne, Ninetynine combine indie rock stylings with tuned percussion and layerings of casio keyboard to create a unique kind of pop music. Variously described as ‘wonderful’ (Melody Maker) and ‘versatile and talented’ (Australian Rolling Stone) the band originally began as a solo project for Laura MacFarlane (the original drummer for Sleater-Kinney) in 1995. Ninetynine’s self titled debut on Patsy followed soon after as well as tours of the U.S., New Zealand and Europe…

Great live too! So like um, if you’re in Finland, Russia, Iceland, Spain or the UK and you’re reading this… now’s your chance!

    Europe 0ctober 2006 (ninetynine tour dates)

    fri 13 Tampere FINLAND (Club Vastavitra) w Echo Is Your Love
    sat 14 Helsinki FINLAND (Semifinal)
    sun 15 Turku FINLAND (TVO) w Echo Is Your Love

    tues 17 St Petersburg RUSSIA
    wed 18 Moscow RUSSIA
    thurs 19 Moscow RUSSIA

    sun 22 Reykjavik ICELAND (Smekkleysa)

    tues 24 Madrid SPAIN
    wed 25 Bilbao SPAIN
    thurs 26 Pamplona SPAIN
    fri 27 Zaragoza SPAIN
    sat 28 Barcelona SPAIN

    tues 31 London UK

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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13 Responses to Taking a brea | k

  1. Asher says:

    Aw, that sucks. Sorry for not commenting more, yours was/is one of my fav blogs…

  2. I suppose we’ll be seeing you at the Lodge with greater frequency now!

  3. Kakariki says:

    Secretly he doesn’t have time to blog cause he’s too busy cross stitchin…

    I know all your secrets! mwah ha ha!!

  4. This is a shocking turn of events!

    We do not allow ladies into the Lodge, Andrew – I hope you do not think we will allow ladies activities!

  5. Darrin Hodges says:

    That’s a shame, however, it would be remiss of me not to thankyou Andrew, Cam, Matthew and Brian among others, afterall, you are my parents. You created me, you breathed life into an anonymous body, I am your frankenstein, the sum of all your fears.

  6. Haha… I don’t think anyone is actually afraid of you, Daz.

  7. weez says:

    Darrin honey, if\’n you haven\’t figured it out by now, we\’re fairly thorough. If you were our Frankenstein, you\’d have hair instead of that weedy combover.

    And while I have your attention, why don\’t you have a little squiz at the indications for:

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria

    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy. The disorder begins by early adulthood and is indicated by at least five of the following:

    An exaggerated sense of self-importance;

    Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love;

    Believes he is special and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions);

    Requires excessive admiration;

    Has a sense of entitlement;

    Takes advantage of others to achieve;

    Lacks empathy;

    The patient is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him;

    Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or narcissistic.

    Clinical Features

    Patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder exaggerate their achievements and talents, and are surprised when they do not receive the recognition they expect.

    Their inflated self-evaluation implies a thinly veiled devaluation of others and their accomplishments.

    Narcissistic patients only pursue relationships that they perceive will benefit them in some way.

    Interpersonally, they are very entitled, expecting others to meet their needs immediately and can become quite indignant if this does not happen.

    These patients are self-absorbed and unable to respond to the needs of others.

    Any perception of criticism is poorly tolerated.

    Sound familiar?

  8. Darrin Hodges says:

    Cam, your comments reminded me of a scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    LUKE: I won\’t fail you — I\’m not afraid.

    YODA: (turns slowly toward him) Oh, you will be. You will be.

    weez, you should be proud of your creation, why does the creator disdain that which they created in their own image? Perhaps FDB have forgotten the greatness of what they wrought? do not fear, the glory of your works will soon be revealed to the many.

  9. Oh no! You’re quoting from Star Wars… now I’m REALLY scared.

  10. aketus says:

    Careful now boys… you’ll wake the SLEEPING DRAGON!


  11. Asher says:

    Holy shit. I knew you had to be a fucking moron to be a Nazi, but Darrin is actually completely and utterly batshit.

  12. @ndy says:

    “It’s in Revelations, PEOPLE!”

  13. Wee Jin Suk says:

    So you’ve mulled up the words sentences and started blogging on through the interpipe again..
    An irresistable pipological addiction?!

    Why isnt Laura from Ninety Nine playing her hometown of Glasgow? It is a hot ticket to the future.. Oshiri PenPenz (spanked bottom) from Osaka played Glasgow Instal festival this weekend and they fucking rocked the dada scumrock kansai batteryhen cage. Highly recommended to experimental jazz punkoid promoters and fans of the genre in Australia.

    I had a word to Leigh at the
    Document 4 Human Rights FilmFest . He edits http://www.variant.org.uk , and would like to post a few issues to some bookshop or another in Melbourne, the type of which Marcus Brumer (the Bracksy Pie Man) supporters might hide behind whilst Marcus does the job.

    Also AK Distribution based in Edinburgh are a linked organisation willing to trade ideas and books, not a one way street but a multi lane bicycle path of info if you wanna chuck any chummy flemming quotes on paper in the mail.

    Craig Murray was talking at one of the documentaries. Interesting and alarming tales of western compliance with torture in Uzbekhistan.

    Isle of Mull it over..

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