Saturday, April 29, 2006

Korn in Concert at the Sydney Superdome!

On Thursday the 27th of April my boyfriend Daniel and I had a massive night of heavy metal at the Sydney Superdome! This was my first taste of REALLY heavy metal music live in concert and I loved it!
The line up for the evening featured four Heavy Metal bands from the USA (with all three support bands never having played in Australia before); 10 Years, Hatebreed, Disturbed, followed by the main performers, Korn. As you would expect the night included plenty of shouting, jumping, moshing, and crowd surfing,(especially in the mosh pit that went off on the general admission floor! It looked quite violent in the heavier songs). By the end of the night my neck was sore and Daniel had lost his voice from all the singing/shouting along to his favourite tracks from Disturbed and Korn.
The only real let down for the evening (besides the fact I couldn't bring my digital camera in with me) was that the sound for Korn wasn't right; the lead singer couldn't be heard over the drowning of sound from the other instruments. However, it did get better towards the end of their set.
When Korn performed I was in aue and amazement by the unusual sounds made by the lead singer that he is known for. It's like the heavy metal version of Hip-hops beat-boxing to give you an idea.
We got to see some interesting looking people that night too and ones that didn't quite fit in with the niche, particularly a young girl infront of me that dressed like one of the girls from The Veronicas (as overheard from a group of middle-aged men behind us, who laughed). You definately don't wanna go to a heavy metal concert wearing the wrong stuff.
All in all I had a f*#king kick ass time and I'd do it all over again!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

FBI radio now streams online

Great news everyone! FBI now streams online. Go to the FBI website here. FBI play a diverse range of ecclectic music from instrumental/dance, electro, funk, indy/rock from Australia and abroad. Check out their site for more info.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Vote for me!

Just a quick note to say that I'm featured on the frontpage at Noise today! Please support me and vote for my work at this link. I am number 28 and my work is called Retro Tie Series. A monthly prize of $1000 is given to the top voted work. You can vote once a day. There's 20 days left. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Featured Artist on Noise tomorrow

Just a quick note to say that I'll be the featured artist on the Noise website entry page tomorrow the 11th of April! The work featured is something which I made back in Second year uni so it isn't really polished but it's awesome to be even featured on the site! Vote for my work so I can win $$ :) Thanks! Visit the Noise website to view.
Noise is a website that features work from artists who are 25yrs or less who produce work in any of these categories: art, illustration, design, photography, motion graphics, animation, writing or music.
I'm going to upload more recent work to Noise over the next few weeks and enter some of the competitions that are currently running as well.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Live on Triple J radio

Friday the 7th of April was a very exciting day for me, because at approximately 4:25pm I gave a live speal on Australian national radio about my dramatic morning in purchasing the hotly contested Arctic Monkeys tickets.

I wrote into Triple J's Great Day/Crap day segment with Robbie Buck's Topshelf radio. (This is where you request a song for a great day and a song for a crap day). A lady from the station called me on my mobile at about 3:15pm and said she'd call me back between 4:45 and 5:15pm.

I told family and some friends they could catch me on the radio at this time but Triple J ended up calling me at 4:20pm and only two people I told heard me on the radio, along with the rest of Australia who was tuning in at this time.

I spoke to Robbie Buck which was pretty cool and it was just like speaking to someone I knew over the phone. It was a great experience even though they couldn't play my song requests in the end, they played Mardy Bum from The Arctic Monkeys instead, which is still great because it's from them!

The story below is my post that you can find here on the Triple J website.

I was driving to work this morning listening to Triple J when I hear that the Arctic Monkeys concert tickets sold out! I didn't anticipate it selling out that quick, thinking I'd have time at work.

I was pretty disappointed but when I heard they were selling tickets to a second show at 9:30am I was determined to get those tickets!

I knew I wasn't going to make it to work in time for 9:30am so I thought I'd pull over and try the ticketek phone line from my mobile. Good use that did! After waiting 20 mins on the phone the guy on the other end told me he could only seccure one ticket and said that I should try purchasing them online! That was so CRAP! I was still 15mins from work!

That just wasn't good enough so I started the car and continued what seemed to be the longest trip to work in order to have a slim chance of getting tickets.
From 10am till 11am I would have to say I clicked on the ticket link at least 200 times and would you know I got those tickets!!!!!! WOOHOO! I'm seeing The Arctic Monkeys!!!!! YEAH!

Great Day (got 2 tix!!!!)-Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor by the Artic Monkeys.
Crap Day (dedicated to the guy I spoke to on the phone who couldn't get me those tickets)-Scummy Man by the Arctic Monkeys