May 19, 2011

Ed Bing Lee

ED BING LEE makes artwork using knitted material, its pretty cool, check out his art statement below courtesy of his website and also some images from his "Delectable" series below.

The Picnic series marked my first foray into the world of fiber art. The series dating from the mid 1980's, juxtaposed selected passages from two of George Seurat's monumental paintings, namely Sunday on the Grande Jatte and Bathers at Asnieres, with contemporary food images selected from advertising art. Some 10 years later, I turned again to the food images, visualizing them three dimensionally. However, the transition from earlier pieces to sculptural forms was not an immediate one, I moved gradually through several series, including framed pieces of historical miniatures, bas-relief of Orchids, the Earthcrust series and the current series, titled Meditations on the Chawan.

My initial attraction to the process of knotting was its immediacy and the fact that little specialized equipment is required, which allows for great latitude in approach as to design, concept and technique. In the Picnic series the work is akin to making a tapestry. The image is created by vertical clove hitch over a fixed "warp", guided by a cartoon. I thought the process of creating an image of multicolor knots is not unlike Seurat's pointillism. In three dimensional or sculptural work, the knotting process is most forgiving and the work can progress in many directions simultaneously. The distinction of warp and filling is interchangeable. Shaping is possible in a variety of ways: by adding or dropping ends, by using different tensions, by using different knots or by using a different material. It is in the Chawan series that I sought to revitalize my work habits by revisiting these possibilities.

In the end, I continually return to art history for visual and conceptual stimulation. For me it is the perfect jumping off point for work in a technique that knows no boundaries.

Band-O-Rama II


Information courtesy of Realm Of Anarchy

Realm of Anarchy presents:

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& Special Guests


May 16, 2011


Although I've known of the craze known as Planking for ages now, its now starting to take off in the media world. I find it hilarious because the idea is so stupid and simple, and basically it looks funny. Theres plenty of examples of keen plankers around Australia posting photos of their planks, the most riskier the more cooler you are. Here some clips from YouTube about the craze. DTP anyone?

"ACTIVE LYING DOWN" - David "The Wolfman" Williams

David "The Wolfman" Williams is keen planker.

Gold Logie Winner Karl Stefanovic loves planking.

First death from planking. Not a way to go. Play it Safe guys.

Kerri-Anne enjoys a plank.


OFWGKTA sideshow

OFWGKTA are playing Vivid Live in Sydney next month, and now they're playing a sideshow in Brisbane at the Hi-fi on June 5th. Buy your ticket here.

May 12, 2011

Turtleneck & Chain

TURTLENECK & CHAIN is the latest offering from THE LONELY ISLAND. The album features the already stand out tracks "I Just Had Sex" with Akon, "The Creep" with Nicki Minaj, and "Motherlover" with Justin Timberlake. The latest single is called "Jack Sparrow" and features 80's singer/man of hair MICHAEL BOLTON. Album is out now check it out, some clips are below.

Here's a clip they did with aussie babe Nicky Whelan

Horrible Bosses

HORRIBLE BOSSES is an upcoming comedy film starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day as three regular employees fed up with their outrageous and inappropriate bosses (played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell & Kevin Spacey). The trio decide to murder their bosses because they believe they stand in the way of happiness... with a little help from Motherfucka Jones (played By Jamie Foxx). The film is due out July 8th and the trailer is below. Hopefully a comedy smash for the year.

May 11, 2011

Sara Fabel

Check out Sara Fabel, Brisbane artist whose not only a bit of a looker, does some wicked illustration work. Hit the links below for more of this creative soul.

Illustrations by Sara

Lightsounds Gold Coast Open Day


Something for all DJ nutters out there. This saturday Lightsounds is having an Open Day at their homebase in Ashmore. Check the poster for the details or join the facebook event above.


Colourfide play elsewhere Tomorrow Night.


Information courtesy of elsewhere

Colourfide’s blend of creamy harmonies and bright catchy choruses over a funky bed of fat flavoured drums and badass basslines has begun to create a stir right around the country, performing for the first time at elsewhere in their last GC show for a while.

Rapidly gaining attention from the industry has provided the band with opportunities to showcase their upbeat blend of reggae, rock, funk and world music throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Recent highlights include a sold out EP Launch at Hard Rock Café, Surfers Paradise, being selected to showcase at iNtune Northern Territory Music Conference as well as headline opening night of Alice Springs Desert Festival and co-headline of Tennant Creek Desert Harmony Festival.

Spurred by a sense of adventure and a commitment to fulfilling their potential as a musical outfit; in May 2010 the band relocated from the Gold Coast, QLD to Tennant Creek, NT, for a period of six months. Living as one in one of the most remote communities in Australia the band found the space, time and inspiration to concoct a potent broth of explosive music now ready to be unleashed upon the general public in coming months.

An unquenchable thirst for the road promises to see the band touring extensively over coming months and building a nationwide audience from the ground up, one town at a time.





Thursday May 12

Doors 9pm
$10 entry

May 10, 2011


SNOWTOWN is an upcoming Australian film about Australia's most notorious serial killer JOHN BUNTING, responsible for the killing of 11 people in South Australia, referred to as the Snowtown Murders.

The film centers around Jamie, a 16 year old living with his two younger brothers and mother in Northern Adelaide, he longs for an escape from the hopelessness and violence that surrounds him and his prayers are answered when John enters his life. John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, they begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known.

Jamie is so fond of John he begins to pick up and take on some of his traits and beliefs and spends a lot of time with him and his select group of friends. Protection & guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as event occurs and people disappear, Jamie begins to suspect new things about John and his motivations.

When Jamie finally discovers the truth, his hopes for happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.

The film is due for release May 19th 2011, the trailer and website is below.

May 9, 2011


Julian Berman

Portrait of Julian Berman by Luca Chitayat

Information courtesy of LifeLounge.

"Julian Berman is a Los Angeles photographer who – before you cry trend-rider – has been shooting the members of Odd Future since back in 2009 (aka probably before you knew they existed). What we like about Berman's images are their easy, candid nature; nothing seems too formulaic or constructed. Just some kids in bright clothes, doing their thing. Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Did we mention he's 19-years-old?"

More photos at Julian's Flickr page.

Cousins Face Painted

Last Thursday I hit corona club... hard. Then made my way to elsewhere, ended up getting the face painted at the Prom Night Party. Repped the cousins tee in the process. Look surprisingly sober when this wasn't the case. Photos courtesy of thelastbeatniks.

May 5, 2011

Naked Man Escapes Brothel

Blurb courtesy of The Guardian

" A naked man was spotted racing across a rooftop in Changchun, capital of north-east China's Jilin province after police raided a brothel. The man in question was seen desperately trying to climb down from the building during the raid. The photographer, a high school student visiting a friend nearby, picked up his cameraphone after hearing the chaos outside: 'I worried his private parts would be burned by sliding down the rusty pipe.' "


May 2, 2011


Here's the official transcript of Obama addressing the world that Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted man/best hide and seek player in the world, has died.

"Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qa'ida, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

"It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

"And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table. Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who would never know the feeling of their child's embrace. Nearly 3000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.

"On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbours a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country. On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.

"We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice. We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-Qa'ida -- an organisation headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al-Qa'ida to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies.

"Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we've made great strides in that effort. We've disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defence. In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al-Qa'ida safe haven and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al-Qa'ida terrorists, including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.

"Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan. Meanwhile, al-Qa'ida continued to operate from along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.

"And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qa'ida, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.

"Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorised an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

"For over two decades, bin Laden has been al-Qa'ida's leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al-Qa'ida.

"Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There's no doubt that al-Qa'ida will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must -- and we will -- remain vigilant at home and abroad.

"As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al-Qa'ida has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

"Over the years, I've repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we knew where bin Laden was. That is what we've done. But it's important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.

"Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al-Qa'ida and its affiliates.

"The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens. After nearly 10 years of service, struggle, and sacrifice, we know well the costs of war. These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look into the eyes of a service member who's been gravely wounded.

"So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defence of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qa'ida's terror: Justice has been done.

"Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

"We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.

"Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.

"And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

"The cause of securing our country is not complete. But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it's the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.

"Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

"Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America."