Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The doctor:

Doctor Who. Finctional BBC TV character currently undergoing something of a revivial.

The Doctor is one of the last of a race of beings. The only other i am aware of is 'The Master'. The Doctor has a neat trick that when he is killed he is capable of regenerating into a new physical manifestation while retaining all the memories of the prior manifestations (a simple piece of tv storytelling genius). However all these manifestations have been of a middle aged man in appearance.

The Doctor travels the multiverse (time, space and realities) getting into and out of trouble.

The Doctor tends to have an 'Assistant' who tends to get into trouble and is frequently a young femal/male. The Assistant travels with the Doctor in his time/space warping vehicle known as the Tardis. The assistant is constatly in contact with the Doctor, is constantly being put into stressful and dangerous situations with the Doctor and is always being rescued from these stressful and dangerous situations by the Doctor.

My problem is this.

In situations of high contact and high stress relationships are formed. These relationships may take a number of forms. In a number of occasions this relationship can be sexual. This is why actors are always bonking each other.

However i have never once seen a romantic relationship develop between the Doctor and one of the assistants. For some reason i see this as odd. I have also come up with a reason to explain it. But i wonder why we've never seen it on TV?

Let's say the Doctor rescues nubile young female/male from certain death for nth occasion. Nubile female/male turns to Doctor for emotional comfort and stress relief. Nubile Assistant makes a suggestion of physical stress relief to Doctor.

At which point Doctor takes two steps back. Drops his pants (or perhaps opens his shirt) and says to Assistant "Well this is what i've got. Can you work with it? You can't? Well in an infinite multiverse their are infinite possibilities and we might find a double adapter". At this point Assistant is shocked/horrified/faints and asks to be returned to home planet and time period as soon as possible.

Makes perfect sense doesn't it? The doctor and assitant are different biological beings why would their 'bits' be compatible? It's a great little scene that would certainly settle things once and for all.

I hear they just got a new Doctor. Maybe this time's the charm.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


I've got an attention span that can be measured in nanoseconds so music needs to do something new to interest me. Thank the stars for mp3 blogs and the mp3blog aggregator.

I've been listening to Coldplay's new single and it sounds like every other song they ever did. So what's the point? I'm sure there is an answer. Actually i can think of several.

At least there are new things out there.

The Unicorns suffer from headspace like mine. The album is called Who Will Cut Our Hair When Were Gone? so you get an inkling where they may be going except they took a left, abandoned the car and finished the journey on a pony in the back of a truck. the best bit? EVERY SONG IS DIFFERENT.

Which is why i like Le Tigre. They may be just a female Gerling. But what's wrong with that?

Snow Patrol might be less hyperactive but they sound good.

I've followed html paths looking for the Radiohead gig from 11/9/01. Has anyone found it? ditto the Raiders of the 20th Century mash with Paul Morley ranting and raving like a cross between Lester Bangs and orangutan.

Someone's mashed the beastie boys and the beatles. It sounds like the beastie boys mashed with the beatles. Dangermouse's Grey album with jay-z and the beatles sounds like a complete whole by comparison.

Meanwhile i am wishing i lived in london and could celebrate my birthday at Fabric with 2 many dj's and soulwax in the main room and adam freeland and plump djs in room 2. Now that would be a night. Maybe we will get a Fabric Live of it? Now that would be good.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

National Folk Festival 2005:

Some shots and comments.

So one day very close to the Festival my boss walks into the office and says "Jared, speak to this woman on the phone". The woman, whose name is Megan Bottari by the way, explains to me that she wants this Hotglass Roadshow from America,a glass workshop on the back of a pantec, to make an appearance at the Festival. As Megan continues to explainthe van to me i keep seeing exploding trucks and molten glass and it all seems like a huge amount of work and CAN I BE BOTHERED WITH THIS RIGHT NOW! Megan continued to talk to me and i got interested, then intrigued and finally convinced that this had to happen. And what do you know it did.

As a result of the Roadshow visiting the Festival i got to meet four amazing people; Megan from the ANU without whom none of this would be possible and Steve, John and Lewis from the Roadshow itself. This is John from the Roadshow and how can you not like a man who embraces Coopers with that much enthusiasm?

This is a mandala made of died, crushed marble sand and done in a pattern that will enable a certain idea to be brought into this world. It is then destroyed to release the idea. The monk with his back to the photo is Geshe Sonam. Geshe is building a house at Bells Beach and rides a longboard.

How good is the set in the Budawang? Conceived by Graham McDonald and made into reality by Brian Sudding. Brian just does a better job every year. And Nova weren't to sloppy in their lighting design either.

What do you get when you mix 1500 cups and two teenagers up past their bed time? This is what i was woken up for at 6am on Easter Monday morning.

Yes those are Coopers cups.


Sound the Sirens - A webzine with a new music blog that provides mp3s. Almost useful.

Hearing stuff from VHS or Beta, The Decemberists, Bloc Party


The gig guide is updated along with the sounds and words lists.

Now all i got to do is find some time to go through the photos from the Festival and buy a cheap USB drive so i can transfer stuff from my laptop to the iMac.

Friday, April 15, 2005

We now return you to our irregularly scheduled programming:

If you were wondering why this hasn't changed much in months (and i'm sure you haven't) it was because i was busy doing this.

Now that it is over i can concentrate on getting through those bloody 32 songs, updating the gig guide, ranting and all those other activities i used to do.

In the meantime i'm bored with books, comics, movies and music.

If you can be stuffed point me towards something to read, watch or listen too that i can get excited about.