We have our big music festivals…Coach, Lolla, Bonna…etc. But somehow outside of the states, they do it so much bigger.
Lineup beneath the cut!
For New Year’s Eve this year, we ran as fast as we could to catch the fireworks in San Francisco. Unfortunately, all we got were the sounds and not the visuals! That’s okay though because this video above makes up for it. Filmmaker Julian Tay shot this video of the fireworks in Melbourne, Australia over New Year’s Eve, reversed it and put some pretty music behind it. How can you not love this?
Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has been painting the town in several cities by painting the trunks and limbs of trees using environmentally safe pigments. By working in only urban areas, Dimopoulos hopes to raise awareness for the 32 million acres of forests that are being cut down every year around the world.
Painted trees can currently be found in Melbourne, Vancouver, and Virginia. Next on the stop? Seattle!
Locals, keep your eyes peeled and let me know when you find one!
Australian DJ, Smokin’ Joe Mekhael is attempting to set a new world record by spinning for seven days straight. The current record stands at 120 hrs and nine minutes. His seven hour goal equates to a 168-hour set. Yikes. The funny thing is he’s doing it all live via stream so you can track his survival over the course of the next few days if he makes it that far here. Apparently the DJ has requested no pharmaceutical assistance and is currently at 88 hours.
My Chemical Romance
Foster the People
The Living End
Hilltop Hoods (Aus Only)
Mariachi el Bronx
Parkway Drive (Aus Only)
The Jezabels (Aus Only)
Architecture in Helsinki (Aus)
The Getaway Plan (Aus Only)
Cage the Elephant
Boy & Bear (Aus Only)
Cut Off Your Hands (NZ Only)
Gin Wigmore (NZ Only)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ Only)
David Dallas (NZ Only)
Beastwars (NZ Only)
Ghostwave (NZ Only)
MayaVanya (NZ Only)
This may be somewhat of a smaller lineup than we are used to seeing at music festivals, but this lineup looks AWESOME.
Dave Hill explores the absurdity of Fashion Week. As much as I love Fashion Week, even I can accept that there are some silly aspects to it. [Source]
Real life Mario in a box. I’m sure there’s a way for me to make this myself somewhere, but I would really love this as a gift. Hello distraction from school. [Source]
Here is the official trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister Elizabeth Olsen. This film has been receiving at ton of buzz in the news lately for Olsen’s performance. I think I got some chills just from watching the trailer. In the film, Olsen plays Martha, a schizophrenic girl who has trouble trying to live a normal life after escaping from a cult. [Source]
Mischa Barton looking like Marissa Cooper again! [Source]
When Lucas Jatobá turned 30, he wanted to celebrate his birthday by giving back. He distributed 30 gifts to 30 strangers around Sydney, Australia. [Source]
McDonald’s is anti-coning.
Australia knows good music.
COLDPLAY, KANYE WEST, JANE’S ADDICTION, THE HIVES, THE GRATES, GOYTE, PULP, THE LIVING END, THE MARS VOLTA, REGINA SPEKTOR (Only show for 2011), BLISS N ESO, PNAU, MOGWAI (Only Australian show), DJ SHADOW, GLASVEGAS, THE GRATES, DEVENDRA BANHART, MODEST MOUSE, THE MIDDLE EAST, KAISER CHIEFS, JAMES BLAKE, KELE, THE VINES, ELBOW, ESKIMO JOE, NOAH AND THE WHALE, CHILDREN COLLIDE, THIEVERY CORPORATION, CUT COPY, ISOBEL CAMPBELL AND MARK LANEGAN, BLUEJUICE, THE KILLS, BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS (featuring THE RELATIVES), ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI, FOSTER, THE PEOPLE, THE PANICS, FRIENDLY FIRES, JEBEDIAH, THE VACCINES, GOMEZ, BOY AND BEAR, DOES IT OFFEND YOU YEAH?, CLOUD CONTROL, MONA, SPARKADIA, WARPAINT, MUSCLES (Live), FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, THE JEZEBELS, DRAPHT, BRITISH SEA POWER, TIM & JEAN, LEADER CHEETAH, GROUPLOVE, SEEKER LOVER KEEPER (Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko), YELLE, KIMBRA, PHRASE, OH MERCY, DANANANANAYKROYD, THE BLACK SEEDS, MARQUES TOLIVER, THE HOLIDAYS, GHOUL, LIAM FINN, THE HERD, YOUNG THE GIANT, GUINEAFOWL, HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY, JINJA SAFARI, WILD BEASTS, ILLY, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, GARETH LIDDIARD, ALPINE, WORLD’S END PRESS, MOSMAN ALDER, LANIE LANE.
July 29th – 31st.
Wasting food when dining out at a restaurant is a horrid habit. It is also poor manners especially if you’re out on a date. Pack it up in a box and take it home for leftovers or at least waste it after you have done this that way no one has to witness you throwing away your food. Wafu, a restaurant in Australia, is now paying their customers back whenever they waste by charging them extra. Chef Yakako Ichikawa became tired of seeing her preparations going to waste that she decided to charge diners if they did not finish their meal 30% or more. Question: How can you even determine this?
To put this in simpler terms, those that clean off their plate are receiving a 30% discount.
If that doesn’t scare you enough, I’d like to refer you back to this post that will make you never want to waste food again.
This past Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee made the decision to strip China’s Gymnastics team of their bronze medal after discovering one gymnast was underage during the 2000 Olympic games.
The United States will be receiving the bronze instead. (YAYAYA!)
It turns out that during the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia, one of their athletes was only 14 years old. According to the rule book, you must be at least 16 – not pre-teen status basically.
This is how it begins.
These two people were your everyday average normies. Then one day, David destroyed Kate.
1) This is not a story I made up
2) I promise the ending is worth it.
Here’s some background information.
David Thorne is a popular Australian author. He was once known for attempting to pay a $233 bill with a drawing of a seven-legged spider. Not so successful – but necessary to know. It’s background information.
Then one day Kate decided to throw a party and David made her the most popular girl. Who wouldn’t want that?
Kate made a Facebook event page for her party entitled, “Kate’s Party.” Simple enough. David just wanted Kate’s party to be a hit – a rager if you will – so he tweeted it.
in Australia ftw! I’m not commentating a lot because it’s 2 AM but this news is important enough to me that I feel the need to share…and bring you laughs…one YouTube video at a time.
These guys are so freakin’ cute! I’m almost sort of refusing to believe that they are just 15 and 18, because it’s…illegal, but knowing that they are makes their whole project so much more impressive. The two hail from Perth, Australia and even though they only have a couple songs out right now, this one has been blowing up all over blogs. The song is super catchy and reminds me a lot of Passion Pit and Friendly Fires.
These guys are kids. Their age puts them at that level, but their talent and drive is incredibly refreshing. It’s nice to know that people at their age can still have ambitions and can work so hard to make things happen for them. So congratulations to them on their success and a great hit song!
- Collin Farrell is expecting another child with girlfriend Alicja Bachleda
Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel will marry at the end of the month in Seattle.
- Twilight books are banned in some areas of Australia. They were banned for being too racy and go against religious beliefs.
- Christina Milian and music producer The Dream are also expecting.
- Patrick Swayze passed away today at the age of 57 after losing his battle to pancreatic cancer. It’s really not a good year…
In the News… will come in several installments. I’m so sorry for the delay, thanks for all your patience through this busy week.
Michael Jackson’s body will be up for public viewing at Neverland Ranch this Friday.
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday for family and friends.
No word yet on where he will be buried, also the will has been located.
I just found out this morning that nearly a dozen people have committed suicide over hearing the news of Michael Jackson’s death in Australia alone.
Let’s take a second to think about that fact…