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Just chillin at uni, doing as little as possible, living the goodlife when I can and living the poor life when I have to.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I've never really been a fan of self shots in the mirror and myspace angles, just can't get those working for me.  Sooo i busted out some of my pens and went to town on those badboys and this is what happens.

Obviously I only wish i had such a defined chin, many nose and classy moustache but in reality none of that exists but lets just think for a second here, when has any self portrait ever looked like the self from the title, never and thats what makes me a good artist.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Comedy in Music, Can It Work?

Recently I've been listening to a fair amount of parody and comedy music, and I've started to wonder, can musicality and comedy go together?  Is it possible for an artist to be funny while also being respected for their musicianship.  One example that I can think of is The Midnight Beast, a British group employed only to produce parody's as well as some original tracks.  While they do produce these songs well, can they be taken seriously as artists if all they work on is pop culture references, they may become popular over the short term, but can they maintain it over time.  The Midnight Beast does have some credibility as a musical group though as the members have performed in purely musical groups before.  While I do enjoy these songs and artists that don't take themselves seriously I always wonder if it's because they are funny or if they show signs of quality musicianship.  So that i don't face this dilemma I've found a happy medium, a music style that, while not taking itself to seriously still manages to sate my appetite for quality music.  That style my friends, is Ska, its fast its happy and its good for dancing everything you want in music, but they also don't take themselves seriously making it easier to like it.  I suggest you try it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Summer Comin Up

With todays release of the Big Day Out line-up many a uni student and teenagers are in solemn reflection on the costs associated with the "festival" scene.  For example, I personally will be attending Stereosonic, Sunset Sounds, Big Day Out, No Sleep Till and Soundwave aswell as some local acts.  The cost of this season will be over seven hundred australian dollars, teamed up with the 600 dollar splendour ticket, the festival scene can become quite expensive.  But what we really need to think about is the uni students and poor hipsters, they're earning very little and thirteen hundred dollars is a fair amount for people that claim they can't afford to eat anything but two minute noodles.  So lets just remember the people that are worse of than ourselves this summer festival season, those poor poor uni students.