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As they say in the classics "I'm too old for this shit".

That said, I live in sunny Brisbane (Australia), forging a career in advertising / marketing whilst enjoying life as it comes.

I take photos on my iPhone, listen to (a lot of) music on my iPhone, and like Star Wars. So yes, I'm a geek.

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22 December 12 (Permalink)
My Top 25 Songs for 2012
Madness - Muse
Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye
Secret Fear - Daniel Bedingfield
Put Your Hands Up - Nerina Pallot
Everything Means Something - Pet Shop Boys
Intergalactic Rockit (Beastie Boys vs Herbie Hancock) - 2ManyDJs
Survival - Muse
Nightfall - PVT
Six Months in a Cast - The Trouble With Templeton
Why Don’t We Do Something? - Hey Geronimo
Nineteen - Millions
Devo Was Right About Everything - The Attery Squash
O.V.E.R. U. - Daniel Bedingfield
All I Know (Triple Kit Extended Mix) - Eagle and the Worm
Extraloveable - Prince
Easy Way Out - Gotye
Skyfall - Adele
Jesse - Mia Dyson
Timebomb - Kylie MInogue
Spare Change - Ingrid Michaelson
Invisible - Pet Shop Boys
Girl Gone Wild - Madonna
Don’t Stop (St Lucia Remix) - Foster the People
Slut Like You - P!nk
You’re Mine - Devin
Honourable mentions:
Go Right Ahead - The Hives
Unashamed Desire - Missy Higgins
See and Don’t See - The Afghan Whigs
Horse Named Regret - Mojo Juju
Dreamboat Jack - Hey Geronimo
50 Years of Bond Mini Mix - A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts
Sound Off - The Basics
The Summer Place - Fountains of Wayne
Home Again - Michael Kiwanuka
Get Free - Major Lazer feat. Amber

My Top 25 Songs for 2012

  1. Madness - Muse
  2. Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye
  3. Secret Fear - Daniel Bedingfield
  4. Put Your Hands Up - Nerina Pallot
  5. Everything Means Something - Pet Shop Boys
  6. Intergalactic Rockit (Beastie Boys vs Herbie Hancock) - 2ManyDJs
  7. Survival - Muse
  8. Nightfall - PVT
  9. Six Months in a Cast - The Trouble With Templeton
  10. Why Don’t We Do Something? - Hey Geronimo
  11. Nineteen - Millions
  12. Devo Was Right About Everything - The Attery Squash
  13. O.V.E.R. U. - Daniel Bedingfield
  14. All I Know (Triple Kit Extended Mix) - Eagle and the Worm
  15. Extraloveable - Prince
  16. Easy Way Out - Gotye
  17. Skyfall - Adele
  18. Jesse - Mia Dyson
  19. Timebomb - Kylie MInogue
  20. Spare Change - Ingrid Michaelson
  21. Invisible - Pet Shop Boys
  22. Girl Gone Wild - Madonna
  23. Don’t Stop (St Lucia Remix) - Foster the People
  24. Slut Like You - P!nk
  25. You’re Mine - Devin

Honourable mentions:

  • Go Right Ahead - The Hives
  • Unashamed Desire - Missy Higgins
  • See and Don’t See - The Afghan Whigs
  • Horse Named Regret - Mojo Juju
  • Dreamboat Jack - Hey Geronimo
  • 50 Years of Bond Mini Mix - A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts
  • Sound Off - The Basics
  • The Summer Place - Fountains of Wayne
  • Home Again - Michael Kiwanuka
  • Get Free - Major Lazer feat. Amber
18 September 12 (Permalink)
A week is a long time in Music

This week’s Top 10 Albums on my iTunes list …

1. Mojo Juju - Mojo Juju
2. Elysium - Pet Shop Boys
3. Anxiety - Ladyhawke
4. The Truth About Love - P!nk
5. Making Mirrors - Gotye
6. Texicali EP - ZZ Top
7. The Moment - Mia Dyson
8. Moonrise Kingdom - Original Soundtrack
9. MDNA - Madonna
10. Nightflight - Kate Miller-Heidke

A week is a long time in Music

This week’s Top 10 Albums on my iTunes list …

1. Mojo Juju - Mojo Juju
2. Elysium - Pet Shop Boys
3. Anxiety - Ladyhawke
4. The Truth About Love - P!nk
5. Making Mirrors - Gotye
6. Texicali EP - ZZ Top
7. The Moment - Mia Dyson
8. Moonrise Kingdom - Original Soundtrack
9. MDNA - Madonna
10. Nightflight - Kate Miller-Heidke

6 June 12 (Permalink)
My Top 30 for the week of June 6 2012

My, there are some great songs out there right now. Here’s my high rotation songs at this point in time …

1. Timebomb - Kylie Minogue (she’s still the queen of dance)
2. See and Don’t See - The Afghan Whigs (haunting)
3. Extraloveable - Prince (he released this sneakily last year)
4. Unashamed Desire - Missy Higgins (quite edgy for Missy)
5. Empty Room - Prince (heard this for the first time at this concert in Brisbane - awesome!)
6. Masterpiece - Madonna (classic Madge - yearning and bittersweet)
7. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men (thanks for the introduction, Mr Jimmy Fallon)
8. Intergalactic Rockit - Beastie Boys vs. Herbie Hanckock vs. INXS (RIP Adam - damn the Beasties created some amazing tunes)
9. Home Again - Michael Kiwanuka (long term top 10 fav, soulful, rich voice carries and is carried away by a stuning melody)
10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey - John Mayer (new album is surprisingly good - this is the highlight)
11. Girl Gone Wild - Madonna (why isn’t this a hit?)
12. You’re Mine - Devin (UK pop-punk with attitude)
13. Hanging On - Active Child (laid back falsetto bliss)
14. Titanium 500 - David Guetta feat. Sia vs The Proclaimers vs Midnight Oil (guilty secret of the tweens meets guilty secret of the 80’s)
15. Secret - Seal (only just discovered this soulful gem)
16. Don’t Stop (St. Lucia Remix) - Foster the People (dance!)
17. 5678! - Butterfly Boucher (great new Aussie songstress)
18. Transformer - Grace Woodroofe (smokey, dark and addictive)
19. Go Right Ahead - The Hives (welcome back you wacky zany madmen)
20. The Heron and the Fox - Little Scream (another hauntingly beautiful track)
21.Carbon Affair - Hey Geronimo (sophomore single shows they’re no one trick pony. It’s a free download - get it!)
22. Lost In The Light - Bahamas (laid-back guitar-driven alt-pop)
23. Sunday Drive - Ladyhawke (not receiving enough mainstream attention - give her a go)
24. Party Song - Pet Shop Boys (off their 2nd B-Side album)
25. Wild Love - Gossling (unique voice draws you in)
26. Body Crazy - Beastie Boys vs Prince and the Revolution
27. Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye (why not - every song on this album is amazing)
28. Chic Franzie Boys - Beastie Boys vs Franz Ferdinand vs Chic
29. Standing Strong - Yung (anthemic hip hop from upcoming indigenous Australians)
30. Gone Tomorrow - Lambchop (rounding out the 30 is another laid-back alt-pop with understated class)

My Top 30 for the week of June 6 2012

My, there are some great songs out there right now. Here’s my high rotation songs at this point in time …

1. Timebomb - Kylie Minogue (she’s still the queen of dance)
2. See and Don’t See - The Afghan Whigs (haunting)
3. Extraloveable - Prince (he released this sneakily last year)
4. Unashamed Desire - Missy Higgins (quite edgy for Missy)
5. Empty Room - Prince (heard this for the first time at this concert in Brisbane - awesome!)
6. Masterpiece - Madonna (classic Madge - yearning and bittersweet)
7. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men (thanks for the introduction, Mr Jimmy Fallon)
8. Intergalactic Rockit - Beastie Boys vs. Herbie Hanckock vs. INXS (RIP Adam - damn the Beasties created some amazing tunes)
9. Home Again - Michael Kiwanuka (long term top 10 fav, soulful, rich voice carries and is carried away by a stuning melody)
10. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey - John Mayer (new album is surprisingly good - this is the highlight)
11. Girl Gone Wild - Madonna (why isn’t this a hit?)
12. You’re Mine - Devin (UK pop-punk with attitude)
13. Hanging On - Active Child (laid back falsetto bliss)
14. Titanium 500 - David Guetta feat. Sia vs The Proclaimers vs Midnight Oil (guilty secret of the tweens meets guilty secret of the 80’s)
15. Secret - Seal (only just discovered this soulful gem)
16. Don’t Stop (St. Lucia Remix) - Foster the People (dance!)
17. 5678! - Butterfly Boucher (great new Aussie songstress)
18. Transformer - Grace Woodroofe (smokey, dark and addictive)
19. Go Right Ahead - The Hives (welcome back you wacky zany madmen)
20. The Heron and the Fox - Little Scream (another hauntingly beautiful track)
21.Carbon Affair - Hey Geronimo (sophomore single shows they’re no one trick pony. It’s a free download - get it!)
22. Lost In The Light - Bahamas (laid-back guitar-driven alt-pop)
23. Sunday Drive - Ladyhawke (not receiving enough mainstream attention - give her a go)
24. Party Song - Pet Shop Boys (off their 2nd B-Side album)
25. Wild Love - Gossling (unique voice draws you in)
26. Body Crazy - Beastie Boys vs Prince and the Revolution
27. Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye (why not - every song on this album is amazing)
28. Chic Franzie Boys - Beastie Boys vs Franz Ferdinand vs Chic
29. Standing Strong - Yung (anthemic hip hop from upcoming indigenous Australians)
30. Gone Tomorrow - Lambchop (rounding out the 30 is another laid-back alt-pop with understated class)

8 January 12 (Permalink)
Adele may rule the CD & download album charts, but the USA Vinyl LP Chart has had a clear leader for THREE YEARS! 
Congratulations to those spring chickens, The Beatles, who hold pole position with 41,000 sales (compared to Adele’s 5.8 million to clinch the top-seller on the overall chart).
1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (41,000) 2. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (29,700) 3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (27,200)4. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (26,800) 5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs (20,800) 6. Adele - 21 (16,500) 7. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (16,200) 8. Wilco - The Whole Love (14,900) 9. The Black Keys - Brothers (14,200) 10. The Black Keys - El Camino (13,800)

Adele may rule the CD & download album charts, but the USA Vinyl LP Chart has had a clear leader for THREE YEARS!

Congratulations to those spring chickens, The Beatles, who hold pole position with 41,000 sales (compared to Adele’s 5.8 million to clinch the top-seller on the overall chart).

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (41,000)
2. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (29,700)
3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (27,200)
4. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (26,800)
5. Radiohead - The King of Limbs (20,800)
6. Adele - 21 (16,500)
7. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (16,200)
8. Wilco - The Whole Love (14,900)
9. The Black Keys - Brothers (14,200)
10. The Black Keys - El Camino (13,800)

8 November 11 (Permalink)

The Big Ball of Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey
Meetings of the Doctor and River Song

18 October 11 (Permalink)

The Most Effective Protest Sign Ever
A chart! A government-cited, statistic-based chart.

Worse than sickening. This is terrifying. But the truth usually is.

The Most Effective Protest Sign Ever

A chart! A government-cited, statistic-based chart.

Worse than sickening. This is terrifying. But the truth usually is.

Reblogged: skekoa

7 October 11 (Permalink)
Ten Years Later by Tony Piro (Calamities of Nature) 
Enough is enough. No matter your nationality, religion or beliefs; please contact your local politicians and urge them to remove their troops from this pointless war.
Life is too precious to fight over oil, or to argue over who has the best god.
Let’s focus on what’s important for once.

Ten Years Later by Tony Piro (Calamities of Nature) 

Enough is enough. No matter your nationality, religion or beliefs; please contact your local politicians and urge them to remove their troops from this pointless war.

Life is too precious to fight over oil, or to argue over who has the best god.

Let’s focus on what’s important for once.

31 August 11 (Permalink)
tasteless-and-unoriginal:

Tweets Per Second (TPS) World Record - Congratulations Beyonce!

Nothing more to say really.

tasteless-and-unoriginal:

Tweets Per Second (TPS) World Record - Congratulations Beyonce!

Nothing more to say really.

Reblogged: tasteless-and-unoriginal

25 August 11 (Permalink)

What I Iz Currently Listening To

Top 20 Songs

  1. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra (7 weeks at Number 1)
  2. M.I.R.I.A.M - Orelha Negra
  3. Hearts a Mess (re-entry, yeah, it’s 6 years old but still magical) - Gotye
  4. All the Right Things - Son Lux
  5. Tell Me What You Want - Pajama Club (new Neil Finn project)
  6. Change Your Heart (SLiDE mix) - Shave
  7. Rewrite - Paul Simon
  8. Dig Your Own Hole - Gotye (Making Mirrors’ bonus track)
  9. Holy Moses - Washington
  10. Cameo Lover - Kimbra (debut album out soon)
  11. Big Man - Boy & Bear (closing track of debut album - sublime!)
  12. Talk Talk Talk - Darren Hayes (it’s a grower. Very pop, but definitely a grower)
  13. from a Friend to a Friend - Pajama Club
  14. Future Primitive - The Vines (rock on! great fx)
  15. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina (cmon, it’s everywhere)
  16. So Free - Shine 2009 feat. Paula Abdul (like a long-lost Pet Shop Boys bliss-out)
  17. Cadillac and a Mustang - Dan Sultan (high powered R&B)
  18. Sun of a Gun - Oh Land (proves iTunes freebies can be good)
  19. You For Me - Terra Naomi (freebie via Hipstamatic. Fleetingly frothy female alt-pop)
  20. Meet You Under Neon - Pluto Jonze (born 30 years to late. Soooooo 80’s)

Top 10 Albums

  1. Making Mirrors - Gotye (2 days at Number 1. Will be there for a while)
  2. Moonfire - Boy & Bear (2½ weeks at Number 1. Magic. Sounds like the offspring of Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons)
  3. Stone Rollin’ - Raphael Saadiq (this guy knows what true R&B sounds like)
  4. We Are Rising - Son Lux (discovered right here on Tumblr. Trippy and addictive)
  5. FOMO - Liam Finn (more focussed and enjoyable than debut)
  6. 21 - Adele (why not? She’s everywhere. And with good reason)
  7. R∆ - Simon Curtis (like a speed-addicted, pumped up clone of Darren Hayes. In a good way)
  8. So Beautiful or So What - Paul Simon (his best in years, equal to early work)
  9. Fatty Gets a Stylist - Fatty Gets a Stylist (who knew Kate Miller-Heidke could sing so low?)
  10. Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper (Three of Oz’s finest female vocalists, merge to form intoxicating trio)
16 August 11 (Permalink)
The History of Hi Fi

The History of Hi Fi

15 August 11 (Permalink)

Reblogged: laughingsquid

4 August 11 (Permalink)
So you’re MAD about something on the Internet… by Ross & Caldwell

So you’re MAD about something on the Internet… by Ross & Caldwell

28 July 11 (Permalink)
caipirinhademorango:

edped:SUBMITTED BY PETER STULTS

caipirinhademorango:

edped:SUBMITTED BY PETER STULTS

Reblogged: workman

Tags: chart lol
22 July 11 (Permalink)

moderation:

Sizing Up Space: A Visual History

In the three decades of NASA’s space shuttle program, hundreds of astronauts flew aboard the five spaceships. Find out about the missions, astronauts and vehicles and life in space.

(via NPR)

Reblogged: itsfullofstars

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh & tweaked like crazy by Darth Ambiguous