by simon baird
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
1. I have no idea of the names of tracks on the xx album, I just chose
the two of the list..
2. Ditto silversun pickups except I chose the ones with the song title
in the lyrics..
3. Darn I forgot to vote for that Jonsi song.. and prob 5 others I
will think of later
4. Blood for #1 by a ridiculous margin, not kidding.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
It's pretty long so skip to the part about tinsel if you're in a hurry...
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
stationwagon. Seriously I can't not imagine it's drew playing the
guitar on that album. I swear some of the riffs are his. Please listen
to this album if you know what I'm talking about. If you don't then
it's a bit pumpkins/placebo/vines-ish but more smooth and delicious
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
(That wrestling guy plus Jon as wrestling promoter/pimp... comedy gold...)
If you have more time:
Things not to be thankful for
(Jon's impression of the senator having a juice box also struck me as hilarious... and the bit on the price of the stadium in detroit... brilliant)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
also, IT IS INVISIBLE FROM SPACE. evidence here. (google maps).
i'm keeping well away from it in future. i might never cross the river again. things are weird over there.
if you prefer it to remain a mystery then don't click here.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Oh joy! Thank you dear and wonderful readers. And one in particular (you know who you are). :)
Some more information:
A friend gave me the CD a few years ago. His friend is a social worker who was working with C C La Due. Not sure of full details. Apparently she was the one who encouraged him to do the album. She has since moved to NSW and the guy I know has been unable to find out anything since. I've even contacted 4ZZZ and corresponded with a couple of people who were keen to have a go at the mystery but were unable to solve it.
Scott, I believe this is more than you could have hoped for... :)
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I wanna find out more another great artist. CC La Due. If anyone knows anything about him, please let me know. All I know is:
- He was in Brisbane at one stage (and might still be).
- He made a CD called Magical Risk.
- The CD is excellent.
I still haven't had any luck finding anything out about this guy. Come on people! Help me out! I know this blog has a massive readership, surely someone out there knows something about C. C. La Due.
I still can't find anything more about C. C. La Due. This is a video Basil and I made for one of his songs:
C. C. La Due!
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
From: S... <g...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:57 PM
To: Simon Baird
It doesn't seem right for Frank Black to be getting into Farmville.
Hang on... Stop press! His PA is playing Farmville. I detect no small amount of irony in that status update. All is well with the world...
Now, what's Trent Reznor's position on Farmville? LOL
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here's my advice for the producers. (It's waaay too late now, but
maybe for next time..) What you should have done: You introduce the
girl. She reads the news headlines. Does some some feature stories.
Builds a fan base. A few eps later she 'fills in' for Junglist. Then,
gauge the response. Maybe a while later she fills in again while
Junglist is 'away on assignment'. Then... maybe after that... you can you dump
According to this:
"I won't be on the show anymore, it wasn't my choice, and I don't agree with the ABC's decision. They offered to let me say goodbye on air in controlled circumstances, I declined because I didn't want to appear to condone the ABC's decision."
Saturday, October 24, 2009
the seven dwarves are pretty awesome
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
once I was running up to the bus and the door closed. then the bus driver lady opened the door! accustomed as i was to trains this was a surprise. i had turned away and started wondering when the next bus was
the train door will close it's door when it's time to close. it will do this without regard for your physical well being let alone your commute schedule. platform staff are generally (and no doubt there are exceptions) highly unsympathetic
if you miss the bus then wait about five minutes and, bam, there's another bus. (this is based on my personal experience boarding either on adelaide street or coronation drive).
if I miss the 5:12pm at milton on the way home the next departing train is 5:40. enough said. if I miss the 8:12am at central the next train is 8:39 (or something). to be fair, i guess there are more frequent trains earlier than that but if I want to sleep a bit, bad luck, train gone.
my place to central is quite a few blocks. it's pretty much diagonally opposite me if the cbd was a big rectangle. it's about eight minutes if you power walk.
i'm not really sure how many places around the city i can get on a 4xx bus. quite possibly there are many. but the bus stop 40 adelaide street is about two blocks closer than central and there's no up hill section.
i get on the first bus i see on coro drive. from what i can tell it goes pretty much a different way every time. sometimes i get a tour across the william jollie and back past the art galleries and the cultural center. sometimes we dive into the bus only ramps and tunnels that wind all around under the city. and when the bus stops you get off and it's like woah, where am i now. for example: top of queen st mall, middle of queen st mall near hungry jacks, all different parts of the myer center, king george square, and those are just the underground places. sometimes you don't even go underground at all, you just end up somewhere int he city. you just don't know.
a. pretty much the same route every time. b. scenery generally but not entirely consisting of concrete, grafitti and the backs of buildings.
sometimes when you're standing up (which isn't that often, especially since i have a reverse commute) and taking a corner you're gonna have to hang on pretty tight or you're going to end up in someone's lap. especially when twittering or playing chess.
it's pretty smooth ride
$2.80 or something. go card capable.
$2.70 or something. go card capable.
tie (actually i can't remember the exact figures, but it's close enough to be a tie)
score so far:
but i'm going to give the train one extra point for engineering coolness and one for roma street platform at a certain time of year when you're changing lines and the setting sun is exactly in line with the platforms and the tracks