Monday, January 28, 2008

Little Red- SoCo Cargo

Last night Belinda and I ventured down to SoCo Cargo in St. Kilda to see Little Red play as part of the Sunday Soul Sessions. SoCo Cargo is a live venue made out of shipping containers that has traveled around the country. It was very comfy inside- especially since we got to sit in lounge chairs facing the stage. The boys played two sets of 40 minutes each and had many people up and dancing by the end of the night. The harmonies were gorgeous, as usual, and it was good to hear the old favorites along with newer material (really liked "Sad Song.") They have such a diverse range of songs it will be interesting to see what ends up on their debut album when it comes out sometime this year.

Here's the video "Waiting" for your viewing pleasure:

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Australia Day!

Today is Australia Day, although you wouldn't really know it by walking around as most stores are open. The day definitely doesn't seem to hold the same significance as Independence Day in the US. Here are some opinion pieces from The Age to read around Australia Day and national identify:
Australia Day In Question by John Hirst
True Blue In All Its Shades by Peter Goldsworthy
Our Flagging Enthusiasm by Michael Leunig
Why It's Australian To Be Un-Australian by Larissa Dubecki

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Tonight Belinda and I went to see the movie "Juno." It stars Ellen Page as Juno, a sarcastic teenager who ends up getting pregnant by her good friend, Paulie Bleeker, played by Michael Cera. Juno decides to have the baby but puts it up for adoption. She finds a couple to adopt her unborn child through a local paper. The movie is very well written and explores not only Juno's feelings during and after pregnancy, but also that of the couple who are desperate for a child and scared that Juno will back out on them at the last minute. I thought Jennifer Gardner and Jason Bateman were great as the couple and a lot of their scenes were really touching. "Juno" has received four Academy Awards nominations, so you should definitely go check it out.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

It is 2008 here in Australia and soon to be in the United States. I spent my New Year's Eve at The Espy in St. Kilda with Tash and her friend Steve listening to various bands. We caught the second half of Children Collide's set, rang in the new year with Architecture in Helsinki and caught a couple songs from Rocket Science before heading home. It was an incredibly hot night as temperatures during the day were 41/106 degrees, and it was still 30/86 degrees by the time I got home around 3:00 am. I've been lying low today as it reached 41 degrees again, but a cool change has finally come through, so I should be able to sleep tonight. I hope you all have a fantastic 2008!
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