Archive | April, 2012

Perfectly Splendid

28 Apr

It’s rainy and cold in Brisbane today. A steady down pour has been falling since I woke up this morning. That constant noise is a very welcome sound. A beautiful thing when you wake on Saturday morning, realise you have no where to be just yet, and you can enjoy your fluffy warm bed for a little longer. I’ve had to nip out to grab some tickets I won the other day to Trishna at Palace Centro from Avid Reader and while there was taken by the front cover of Delicacy by David Foenkinos. I just had to buy it. And after devouring bacon and cheese croissants with another large black coffee I have taken myself back to bed for some reading. I’m already a fair few wonderful chapters into the book.

I won two free tickets to go and see the movie this Wednesday so I’m trying my best to get it read before S and I go and see it then. So far I really am enjoying it’s delicate style. I hope it’s particularly good reading weather wherever you are this weekend.

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Classic Film Friday

27 Apr

Tune for Wednesday

25 Apr

I present my favourite song from the Jack White album Blunderbuss for you – I’m Shakin’:

Books in Brisbane!

24 Apr

Look what this fabulous website has done for you all, compiled a top ten list of bookstores in Brisbane. I think they got it pretty right. Check it out here.

Tim Rogers is just so Tim Rogers

24 Apr

Another weekend has past. It was a really nice break. Friends were in fine spirits. Did you have a blast?

Highlights include:

Buying of tights in the city on Friday night. I have added bright blue, orange lacey ones, and ribbed mustard ones. So bright. So fabulous.

Purchase of two new CDs for the collection – The Decemberists double live album. And Jack White’s solo album Blunderbuss fresh off the press. The Decemberists is the only one that has got much of a listen so far. It is fabulous to hear them unrestrained from the studio. They sound wonderful!
I devoted some time to Jack’s album last night. So far I in a state of obsession about it. I did hark back to The Decemberists this morning on the bus, but I listened to Jack’s album almost twice in quick succession. His voice is jittery perfection, passion/agression and I just love the tinkly piano keys. Favourites so far include I’m Shakin’, LoveĀ InterruptionĀ and the title track Blunderbuss.

Saturday night a few friends and I went to see Romantics Anonymous at Palace Barracks, my favourite cinema of all. With a tagline of: ‘Amelie meets Chocolat’ I didn’t hold out too much of a hope for it. But it didn’t really bear any resemblance to either of those films other than it being a French film that involved a chocolatier. Not really a stretch for the imaginations of the promotional team. But it was a wonderful little film. Our group of four were in stitches. The kind of film where you don’t hold back your laughter. It sounded like we were the loudest people in the theatre. Not to say that the rest of the cinema weren’t enjoying it either. I think we all walked out of there brimming with smiles. The two leads were fabulous with all their neurotic behaviour.

My winning streak with free movie tickets continues and last week I bagged a double pass to each of the following movies: King of Devil’s Island, Delicacy, and Trishna. It really is all about the movies of late.

Have you seen anything wonderful lately?

You might ask what the title of the blog post is all about? Did you happen to see any of the celebration of Rage’s Silver Jubilee Celebration on Saturday night/Sunday morning? It was hosted by You Am I’s Tim Rogers. It just felt like he was being needlessly dramatic with all the lengthy pauses and staring. I think the Rage team could have done much better with their choice of host.

Classic Film Friday

20 Apr

 

Oh Bruce, how you make me fall in love with you in this movie!

Elegant quaffing

19 Apr

Oh how much this wine label cracks me up! Creamy and acidic?