Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Melodies which run through your mind may give the analyst a clue to the secret life of emotions that every one of us lives. In this inward singing, the voice of an unknown self conveys not only passing moods and impulses, but sometimes a disavowed or denied wish, a longing, and a drive we do not like to admit to ourselves. Whatever secret message it carries, the incidental music accompanying our concious thinking is never accidental."

-Theodor Reik, referring to when music gets stuck in your head. I'd love to study this more to see how it works!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Musician In The Rain

Now I've got to have a whole new set of priorities.

Photo by Robert Doisneau

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Official.

Today I ate chicken from a can. I think I'm officially a uni student now.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Mexican Dinner In Japan.

This picture was taken at Tokyo Disney Sea last year during my stay in the fantastically bizarre Fuji City. It was quite the day. I woke at 4am and squeezed into a coat thicker than any coat I have ever squeezed into before, having little to no knowledge of quite how cold it would be later on.. but oh did I find out :) So I sleepily climbed onto the bus to Tokyo with my two host sisters and left for the 5 hour bus trip. The day was absolutely beautiful, wonderful (freaking cold) weather and gentle rides, such as the one pictured above. I had a fantastic mixed language d&m with my host sisters, and they were brave enough to let me choose a place to eat dinner. I, of course, chose a Mexican restaurant that promised a live latin band, although it seems it was not in my host sisters taste (they politely picked at their meals, but didn't really eat them). This day was not only one of the highlights of my 6 week stay in Japan, but of my life. Being one of the last couple of weeks, I was greatly missing my mexican food, and as I wasn't in possession of an iPod, the music was some of the greatest music I have ever heard. I cannot explain the joy that I felt to hear that brass that night, or that I still feel remembering it. The entire bus trip home I couldn't stop smiling while passing through the nightlife of Tokyo city, thinking of the music. That is why I am so looking forward to what is beginning next week. Not only do I have the rest of my life to stumble across moments like these, but I can really begin on my quest to be their creator.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A song I wrote is in a "The Making Of" Clip!


With less than one week until uni o week, it seems that the days of gatherings are probably coming to an end. This being the case, I intend to use the hell out of this last week and make my best attempt to not only attend all of them, but to take them in, and remember their brilliance. Of course, this is also the year of 18th's, so it doesn't really end until this time next year :) nonetheless, this week I will stop to smell the punch.. ahh.. the roses.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Shirlock's Daughter.

This post has two purposes. Firstly and most importantly, to raise awareness (well, to my four followers) of this fantastically underrated band “Shirlock’s Daughter”. Check em out and you won’t be sorry. Secondly, to encourage you to also check out the brilliant festival photography of Daniel Boud.

now GO! x

Saturday, February 13, 2010


It’s Valentines Day. Maybe it’s because I’m only quite recently single, maybe it’s because I haven’t lived through all that many Valentines day’s, or maybe it’s because I just haven’t let myself think about it too much, but I don’t feel at all lonely today. I wasn’t even too bummed that I had to work! Instead, I feel as if I should take the day to give just that extra bit of love to the things and people that I love. Love comes in so many forms. So many, that we need not dwell over the ones we are without. I’m certainly not saying that pining or longing is never necessary, just that in my current case I feel free of it.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

500 Days Of Summer.

This movie won me over the three times I saw it in the cinima, and again today on dvd. I love it more each time.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!

She thought she was turning a year older than she actually is :)
that's mi mum.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Underwater Fish Tank

Q: “What do you think should be included in the new submarines in South Australia?”

A: “A fish tank.”

- Jimowin

and that’s a picture of my fish Delilah. x

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Man.

Who decides how we want to spend our time? We do.
Who decides how we spend out time? They do.
Who are they? They are.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What Days Are Made Of.

Making music, making plans and making costumes in the food court. That’s what today was made of.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Change Of Plan.

Above, is a picture of Kate (one of the most beautiful people I know) sitting at our table at Riverbend Books. It’s the table we always sit at when we spend an evening on Oxford St, and will probably sit at tonight when we’re there. Can’t wait for a nice post movie tea with Kate :)

but SHOCK HORROR: it’s not the next picture in the film journal. You see, I’ve changed my mind. I decided that I don’t like this strict structure and order, and I’m gonna do it a wee bit more freestyle. I’ve decided to include pictures that are relevant to me at the time of the post. It’s a lot more interesting for me, and I’m sure, for my MANY followers. Note the sarcasm. I shall attempt to make the majority of the pictures taken by myself, but not always. I have quite the collection of fantastic pictures that I love, taken by people with much more photographic wisdom than I. Sometimes, I may include other forms of visual or auditory media. I may or may not justify their inclusion, let’s just go with it :)


Taking The Advice.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Block Exam Survival.

During block exams, I did a lot of strange things to keep me going. I say block exams, but I guess I'm really talking about the weekend before, when I would try to learn everything that let slide during the term (so yes, an entire term's work of maths b every time). Firstly, I would burn an obscene amount of incense in the hope that it would help me relax. Secondly, I would open all of my windows so that I wouldn't choke on this incense. Thirdly, I would annoy the neighbours and family by listening to music from when i woke up, until I went to bed. In order to keep myself interested and prevent a lack of focus, I raided my parents and brothers and my own music collection to find the most diverse range of albums possible, and would time my day that way. For example, "At the end of the Jimmy Little album, I will break for lunch." or "Bach and Suf Jan Stevens should get me through section 3 of this essay." I found it worked out pretty well for me. As I didn't have an iPod at the time, I used the device pictured above. My very talented father attached my disc man to a very, very old sound system that worked fantastically, much to his surprise. So, although the good old disc man has now been replaced by a BEAUTIFUL iPod, I did appreciate it very much during this time.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

banana bread= raw on the inside= fail

I should not be allowed near the kitchen other than to make fantastic sandwiches. I can’t even create a packet mix banana bread :(


Monday, February 1, 2010

Strangest Weekend Ever.

I hope that last weekend is a good example of many, many weekends to come. To say it was bizzare, would be an understatement. That's how I like it. It's left me feeling re-motivated and re-inspired.

But to film journal related things, this is Gustoph.

He’s great. He was brought for me by a good friend. He lives on my window bench (although obviously not in the middle as pictured above, as that would defeat the purpose of the bench). In winter, he wore a tiny pink scarf knitted by me. At the moment, he is wearing a Woodford armband over his ears as a headband. He is the bomb diggity.