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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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21 November 13 (Permalink)

spendermusic:

Here’s the Modern Pest ep if you havent heard it yet on soundcloud!

This is an amazing EP. Do yourself a favour and listen!

Reblogged: spendermusic

Tags: Spender music
13 September 13 (Permalink)

I got to interview The Basics before their first show at the Brisbane Festival yesterday. It’s going to take a while to edit, so here’s the trailer …

20 July 13 (Permalink)

I like Cris Cornell’s 007 Casino Royale theme “You Know My Name”.

And I know all the words.

There. I’ve said it.

#NotAshamed

6 July 13 (Permalink)

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe ~ Carl Sagan

The magnificent classic ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science) (by melodysheep)

3 July 13 (Permalink)

Righto, you know I love Gotye, but here’s the clip from his band The Basics for their latest song. It’s a fun clip to a rocking song. Do yourself a favour and give it a whirl. 

The Basics “So Hard For You” Official Video (by The3Basics)

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
11 October 12 (Permalink)
My friends, it is up to us to stop the new One Direction album from debuting at No.1 

This will be easy. 

In the week beginning November 9, just buy multiple copies of John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John’s Christmas album (and be sure to encourage your friends).

That will ensure we have an appalling album at No.1 instead of an awfully appalling album.

Thanks for your time.

My friends, it is up to us to stop the new One Direction album from debuting at No.1 

This will be easy.

In the week beginning November 9, just buy multiple copies of John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John’s Christmas album (and be sure to encourage your friends).

That will ensure we have an appalling album at No.1 instead of an awfully appalling album.

Thanks for your time.

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

17 September 12 (Permalink)
Opportunities (I’ve got the Psychology Degree, You’ve Got the Looks, Lets Make Lots of Money)

I’m convinced a psychologist wrote “What Makes You Beautiful”. 

By tapping into the #1 phobia amongst young girls of being ugly and turning it on it’s head (You don’t know you’re beautiful, and that’s what makes you beautiful), the writer was practically guaranteed a payday of titanic proportions. 

All that was needed was a spunky young male to sing it, and that year-long vacation to the Bahamas was all but paid for. Ah to hell with it, make it 5 pretty young boys in case the girls are feeling fickle.

On the flipside, the same psychologist was obviously suffering from a horrid break-up when they penned ‘Small Dick Man”. Sheesh, talk about preying on insecurities! 

Thankfully they made a welcome return to form with Nyan Cat’s subtle, yet deeply moving “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!”

It does make you wonder about the power of words though.

Boom boom boom, now, 
Boom boom boom, now, 
Boom boom pow, 
Boom Boom.

Wow. 

The intrinsic nature of existence juxtaposed by the cognitive belief of embedded schema within schema. People seriously underestimate the insight offered by the Black Eyed Peas.

When you consider that “Running Up That Hill” was Kate Bush’s barbed response to critics of her earlier albums, and Flo Rida’s “Round Round” is actually a call for empowerment for women to reclaim their pride by refusing acts of sexual favour demanded by obnoxious sexist bigots; it helps open your eyes to the subtext towards your favourite toe-tapper.

So the next time you are listening to “American Pie”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or “Call Me Maybe”, just remember what Beck so aptly said of his seminal “Devil’s Haircut”: ‘You know, when I’m upset, I write a song about it. Like when I wrote Devil’s Haircut, I was feeling really… what’s that song about?’

Opportunities
(I’ve got the Psychology Degree, You’ve Got the Looks, Lets Make Lots of Money)

I’m convinced a psychologist wrote “What Makes You Beautiful”.

By tapping into the #1 phobia amongst young girls of being ugly and turning it on it’s head (You don’t know you’re beautiful, and that’s what makes you beautiful), the writer was practically guaranteed a payday of titanic proportions.

All that was needed was a spunky young male to sing it, and that year-long vacation to the Bahamas was all but paid for. Ah to hell with it, make it 5 pretty young boys in case the girls are feeling fickle.

On the flipside, the same psychologist was obviously suffering from a horrid break-up when they penned ‘Small Dick Man”. Sheesh, talk about preying on insecurities!

Thankfully they made a welcome return to form with Nyan Cat’s subtle, yet deeply moving “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!”

It does make you wonder about the power of words though.

Boom boom boom, now,
Boom boom boom, now,
Boom boom pow,
Boom Boom.

Wow.

The intrinsic nature of existence juxtaposed by the cognitive belief of embedded schema within schema. People seriously underestimate the insight offered by the Black Eyed Peas.

When you consider that “Running Up That Hill” was Kate Bush’s barbed response to critics of her earlier albums, and Flo Rida’s “Round Round” is actually a call for empowerment for women to reclaim their pride by refusing acts of sexual favour demanded by obnoxious sexist bigots; it helps open your eyes to the subtext towards your favourite toe-tapper.

So the next time you are listening to “American Pie”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or “Call Me Maybe”, just remember what Beck so aptly said of his seminal “Devil’s Haircut”: ‘You know, when I’m upset, I write a song about it. Like when I wrote Devil’s Haircut, I was feeling really… what’s that song about?’

11 September 12 (Permalink)
The Top 10 Albums That I’m Listening To On My Birthday

1. Elysium - Pet Shop Boys
2. Texicali EP - ZZ Top
3. Moonrise Kingdom - Original Soundtrack
4. Making Mirrors - Gotye
5. MDNA - Madonna
6. The Moment - Mia Dyson
7. Nightflight - Kate Miller-Heidke
8. The Sapphires - Original Soundtrack
9. Hey Geronimo EP - Hey Geronimo
10. My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters and Men

The Top 10 Albums That I’m Listening To On My Birthday

1. Elysium - Pet Shop Boys
2. Texicali EP - ZZ Top
3. Moonrise Kingdom - Original Soundtrack
4. Making Mirrors - Gotye
5. MDNA - Madonna
6. The Moment - Mia Dyson
7. Nightflight - Kate Miller-Heidke
8. The Sapphires - Original Soundtrack
9. Hey Geronimo EP - Hey Geronimo
10. My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters and Men

Posted: 1:35 AM (Permalink)
The Top 20 Songs That I’m Listening To On My Birthday

1. Madness - Muse
2. Horse Named Regret - Mojo Juju
3. Intergalactic Rockit - Beastie Boys vs. Herbie Hancock vs. INXS vs. AC/DC
4. Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye
5. Survival - Muse
6. Invisible - Pet Shop Boys
7. Blue Eyes - Ladyhawke
8. I Gotsta Get Paid - ZZ Top
9. Dreamboat Jack - Hey Geronimo
10. Blood Brothers - Ingrid Michaelson
11. You’ll Be Mine - The Pierces
12. Careless Rebel - George Michael vs. Billy Idol
13. I Can Make You Love Me - British India
14. Six Weeks - Of Monsters and Men
15. Heart of a Lion - The Griswolds
16. Duquesne Whistle - Bob Dylan
17. Boy - Bertie Blackman
18. When The Moment Comes - Mia Dyson
19. Bless This Mess - Lisa Mitchell
20. Passerby - Grinspoon

The Top 20 Songs That I’m Listening To On My Birthday

1. Madness - Muse
2. Horse Named Regret - Mojo Juju
3. Intergalactic Rockit - Beastie Boys vs. Herbie Hancock vs. INXS vs. AC/DC
4. Smoke and Mirrors - Gotye
5. Survival - Muse
6. Invisible - Pet Shop Boys
7. Blue Eyes - Ladyhawke
8. I Gotsta Get Paid - ZZ Top
9. Dreamboat Jack - Hey Geronimo
10. Blood Brothers - Ingrid Michaelson
11. You’ll Be Mine - The Pierces
12. Careless Rebel - George Michael vs. Billy Idol
13. I Can Make You Love Me - British India
14. Six Weeks - Of Monsters and Men
15. Heart of a Lion - The Griswolds
16. Duquesne Whistle - Bob Dylan
17. Boy - Bertie Blackman
18. When The Moment Comes - Mia Dyson
19. Bless This Mess - Lisa Mitchell
20. Passerby - Grinspoon

23 August 12 (Permalink)
Muse, Achtung Baby’s The Fly, Zooropa’s Lemon & a Brian May guitar riff are proud to announce the birth of bouncing baby “Madness” (4lb 39oz). Seriously good

Muse, Achtung Baby’s The Fly, Zooropa’s Lemon & a Brian May guitar riff are proud to announce the birth of bouncing baby “Madness” (4lb 39oz). Seriously good

Posted: 10:33 AM (Permalink)

Gotye is Driving Me Crazy!

darthambiguous:

Argggghhhhh! I’ve got to wait until July until Gotye’s next single Somebody I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) is released.

And then it’s not until 19 August 2011 that he’s releasing album #3: The Making Mirrors.

Can’t anyone speed up time for me?

It better be worth it Wally.

How funny. Going through my "Rant" posts to enjoy a little introspection and came acros this little gem. “It better be worth it Wally.”

This week celebrates the anniversary date of “Making Mirrors”, and it’s not only a masterpiece, but has only just dropped from the Number 1 position on my album list. I listen to it almost daily, and in a few days will be posting an article about my journey with it over the past year.

Thanks for making it “worth it” Mr De Backer. Looking forward to seeing you in concert in four months time.

Reblogged: darthambiguous

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)

17 May 12 (Permalink)

R U going 2 the Crystal Ball?

Only one more sleep until Prince blows the roof off the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. I can’t wait!

Fingers crossed he’ll play She’s Always in my Hair, Mountains, and (this is pushing it) It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night.

What about U? R U going? What do U want 2 hear?

PS: I’m live tweeting the show if U can’t make it: https://twitter.com/stephenaxlscott/

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