Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My review of the movie "The Rover"

Guy Pearce is fantastic in this film, a story set in some fictitious stage in Australia and the outback, where guns are plenty and life is cheap. I began the day at Circular Quay Dendy cinema, and met my dad, where we watched this drama, for approx 108 minutes.
I found this film entertaining, witty, and had some great acting in it, with especially, the plot seemed to leave the viewer wondering, whether the film was crazy or something like that.
The cinematography was special, and had plenty of special effects around guns, and shooting, and was surprising at stages, with what the cast and crew had done with a relatively short film.
This film I would see again and again, because there are little aspects of the film that make it interesting, but this film would not be for everybody, because dark humour is how do you say, esoteric...

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Bird-man

The birdman, he lives down the street, with his how can I say - birds. They squawk and parrot all day, but the birdman doesn't mind. He's used to their communication methods, and mannerisms, he cleans their cages, and feeds them, even let's them breed.
So the birdman was born, perhaps four years ago, and even though there be dragons, the birdman, started to think, who's going to protect these birds, from sea eagles and snakes, cats and all sorts of predators.
The birdman began doing Tai Chi and Qi Gong, learnt from reputable sources, and like a parrot learnt some routines, then the birds, began doing Tai Chi as well!!! The birdman was astounded, have I stumbled across a connection between Tai Chi and nature, I think this is called Tao, but the birdman just used the web to find out...
Slowly the flock began to grow, and eventually the birdman had to find names for the members of the flock, Yosemite, Vista and Chicago, they were the 3 boys, and Strider, Mandy and Gold Emerald, and Miranda Flappy, the birds let the bird-man know when their names suited, they were intelligent!!! Ha so the bird-man, just lives as part of the flock, he looks after the birds, and is always looking to make his flock larger... 
When the ship goes down, you better ring Bird-man....

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dance music, and music in general, can it be performed and enjoyed drug free?

It's extremely hard these days, to convince die harder, that it is possible to enjoy music, and appreciate music, which traditionally is performed whilst under the influence, as sober minded individuals, such as the question is asked, are there any cool dance venues in Sydney which have a drug free ideology? The following is an example of what a great many artists and musicians feel about their art and the need for altered states of consciousness, almost like a religious ritual into melodic and trance out experiences, and certainly, you don't even have to consider contemporary music, but looking at all music, has there been a connection to altered minds, both compositional and appreciation, Drug Forum on Music appreciation seems to think, this concept.
It has come to my attention that this could be seen as an exception in say the gym, where a melodic mix goes in the background of your physical workout, or riding a bike listening to an iPod or record store. But where can these translations go to a community of fellow minded individuals and miss out on the sleaze of someone off their face beware the ides of Closed down venues..., and also the possibility of some young adult mistaking you, a 108kg straight male, for a prom queen lesbian, or something when the night has just begun, where for, does one go to listen to their iPod library or similar music, without the deejay terrorism, of hip hop hooray and gangster beats, where can you find the pure enjoyment of the music, and dance a bit in a cool way, without the chemical militia coming in and saying, it's our right to party, where, can you be safe around places, are there any deejays out there committed to performing straight and safely, with a sober attitude, or any rock bands, for that matter, that aren't strumming the guitar with lines of white powder accompanying back stage?
Some might say, go to your school concert, and you'll find that there, but could there equally be a lesson-ed few of those individuals, that may have come out of the experience without needing to overdose, or vanish into the shadows of the dark arts???
If you are a promoter, musician or dancer, or maybe even a deejay or music appreciator, I'd be really interested in hearing of any venues, if they do exist, out there in Sydney, or in other countries, where there is something else, than a bar to serve drinks, and the dreaded ladies toilets, etc, I wonder, is there any music venue where the toilets are kept clean, and free from people doing lines, on the tops of urinals, etc, that would be nice, I think if we could aspire for that sort of experience with tickets, and festivals, don't you agree?