22 October 2014

BACK SOON

I shall return! Just snowed under with life at the moment, big changes afoot and lots to sort. Will return to regular blogging shortly

12 October 2014

POST ZOMBIE APOCALYPTIC PERTH

So it seems that Perth is an apocalyptic zombie wasteland at 7am on a Sunday morning

I mean all it needs is Rick from The Walking Dead riding his horse down this street, amiright?


empty

Not a single person walking the streets with me

Ok so maybe no actual zombies but I did see these zombie crows eating polystyrene
... ok just normal crows, but they were angry

08 October 2014

OUT WALKING YOU GET TO SEE STUFF

For the past few days and for the next few weeks I'm working in the city. This means I get to walk to work. I'm really enjoying it, so much better than crawling in traffic there and back. But you do get to see some cool and some odd things along the way...

WA Museum
Cool: My work space for the next few weeks
Nissen
Cool: An old Nissen Hut spotted out the back of the Swan Barracks on Francis St
Pink Cube
Cool: Inflatable cube for the Awesome festival in the cultural center
Igloo
Cool: Inflatable igloo for the Awesome Festival
Yummmm
Cool: This adverticing is the best, usually it's rolled up when the shop opens so you can only see it really early of really late in the day
Another
Odd: Another door okay? I'm not going to say which one, you figure it out (I counted 3 in that direction, your chances are fair to good)
Abandoned
Odd: "I'll just leave this here then yeah?!"
Siesta
Cool: I'm diggin this old school Hacienda style house number, you don't see them much anymore
Couch
Odd: or is it cool, Bus Stop with couches would be cool, but that pattern!
Destroy the World
Cool: They're destroying the world yeah

04 October 2014

THE HOOD # 295

The Ballad of the Skeletons

The Ballad of the Skeletons

Stormie Mills has added to his piece titled The Passing of Freedom with a new sections titles The Ballad of the Skeletons.  From Stormie's Facebook page: 
The title of the work is a reference to the poem of the same name by the late Allen Ginsberg who became an unlikely MTV star when he collaborated with Paul McCartney and Philip Glass on the musical adaption of the poem. Ginsberg was keenly aware of the power of music and film in conveying his messages of social and political change with the video directed by Gus Van Sant.
The Ballad of the Skeletons detail 3
The Ballad of the Skeletons detail 1
I gotta clean that spot off my lens... damn
The Ballad of the Skeletons 01

If you're in the mood for a bit more Stormie action then click here for posts that go back to 2006,

01 October 2014

THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED

Just got in from a most awesome Bill Bailey gig. He mentioned this Ronan Keating cover of Fairytale of New York and his fav comment from the stream of abuse posted under it on YouTube (being the title of this post). Dear god, my ears, I'm retching here listening to this...


My sincerest apologies if you listened to that in its entirety. If you did do that (seriously don't do that, no I mean it, stop after the first 2 lines... STOP!) then there is of course only one cure 

29 September 2014

HELLS YEAH ROYAL SHOW

It's the kid in me that draws me to the Royal Show every few years. The nostalgia is very strong with me. Sadly most of the old school pavilions and cattle yards and the like are long gone, yet it still has its own charm. Had an awesome 6 hours there yesterday...

Chair Spin
All sizes
visiting the cattle yards
Yards
Showtime
show time
Us
jumped on the chair lift, which is not a great idea for someone like me who doesn't really enjoy heights
Sideshow Alley
looking over at sideshow alley
Chair Lift
just a boy ridin along with a rasta banana
vertigo
end of the ride
Big Prizes
old school banner above this stall
Clowns
Fairy Floss
Thunderbolt
it's always the best when it gets dark
Spinner
Python Loop
Megadrop
Tickets

27 September 2014

OLD PERTH # 26

Time to expand a little on this earlier Old Perth post. Going to focus on the building that used to stand at the Wellington St end of the Horseshoe Bridge. The old Railway Offices. Photos taken circa 1923.

Railway offices in front of Perth Station, Western Australia
Horseshoe Bridge on the left and the Railway Station in the top right corner
Way & Works Office, Perth, Western Australia
The movies being advertised at The Majestic Theatre are "Fools of Fortune" (1922) and "The Buster" (1923), starring Dustin Farnum. Note the Boans building in the background
Railway offices in front of Perth Station, Western Australia
The reverse angel with the roof of the Old Perth Markets behind the advertising signs in the background
As cool as these photos are, I think the most striking thing to note is that those bloody roadworks in Wellington St started back in 1923 and god knows when they'll finish em.