Aug 30

Interesting South 3

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Remo Giuffré
Patrick Hofmann
Intelligent Design
Yummy sandwich rolls from Central Baking Depot!

I heard about this via Tom last year and was keen to check out their next event. Interesting South gathers a group of random “interesting” people and they get 5-8 minutes to talk about their interesting topic of choice in front of a paying audience. Here’s a quick review of what I thought of some of the speakers:
Anatomy of cool – Remo Giuffré. The host introduced him as the coolest guy he knows (or something like that), I thought, well he used to be cool. Remember he had the REMO boutique department store on Oxford Street, that later became Gowings and is now American Apparel. Remo sold quirky and classic items which were big in the early 90s. Remo General Store also had the coin operated black & white photo booth where my friends and I would regularly take silly photos. Anyway, the moral of the story was, a cool person can make an uncool thing cool, but an uncool person cannot become cool by wearing something that is cool – or something like that.
I also enjoyed the talk by:
Steve MaxwellStand up! Be counted! – He brought his own “soap box” aka milk crate.
Miles Merrill – Perform your own stories (reminded me of The Moth). He made everyone stand up and pretend they were a talking alien!
Patrick Hofmann’s – Away with words – Creating Icons and Images To Satisfy All Audiences. it was fascinating to see what children recognise as symbols for the telephone, save a file etc. Not the same thing we Gen X plus folk do!
Cale Bain – How improv can save the world. – Actually I’m getting confused about whether it was this one that reminded me of The Moth. This is what happens when you don’t completely geek out and take notes during the event. Not that it isn’t geeky enough, that I’m blogging about it afterwards.
We also received free snacks from Central Baking Depot and lots of bananas! As well as a Rhodia notebook and a pen. Overall, Interesting South 3 was a very interesting night and I really enjoyed it. It made me think about all those interesting (to me) things that I want to do…

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Aug 27

Hello, world!
Well I finally got around to getting Dave to update my WordPress Theme! As they say, a change is as good as a holiday…
It’s called iBlog2, whaddayathink? I like how it’s got the search feature now, so you can search for every time I’ve mentioned you.
And I’m going to try and blog more often… yeah, yeah…

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Aug 16

I used to be cool...
Here are some of the tracks I played at The Uplift Mofo Party Plan party @ the Hollywood:
Don’t be Cruel – Bobby Brown
The Way You Make Me Feel – MJ
I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd. Have a look at this live version from Arsenio Hall Show!
I’m Looking for a New Love – Jody Watley
Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) – Mel and Kim
You Got It (The Right Stuff) – NKOTB
Turn it into Love – Kylie
You Keep me Hanging On – Kim Wilde
Too Young For PromisesKoo de tah
Ride on Time – Black Box

Aug 13

Dave goes hard, City2Surf 2009
Well done Dave! I remember when we used to laugh/point at those people heading out to the start of the City2Surf early on a Sunday morning… See his official results here.

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