Monday, September 28, 2009

Something To Look At 2

I'm sitting at home bored, so decided to stick up another sketch for you to look at in case you're sitting at home bored as well.

Pen & Whiteboard Marker
3½" x 4¾"

Cool Music Matrix Thingy

Check this out.
tone matrix
It's way cool.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Something To Look At

Just something to look at, in case you turned up and there was nothing new to look at.

Pen and Whiteboard Marker
3½" x 4¾"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Original Art: The Dove

Had a lot of blue left over, or more accurately, my sister had a lot of blue left over, so I decided to use it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Aussie Zombie Short Film

I came across a new acronym the other day, and it made me smile, so I'm going to use it here. This clip is NSFC (Not Safe For Church). It's typically Australian Short Film stuff, meaning set in an outer suburb or small town, with kids swearing, but it's a zombie film. Anyway it's pretty good, and it's called I Love Sarah Jane.


Been over to OMG Posters lately? They got some nice stuff going up over there. Here are a few examples they've had go recently.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Film I'd Love To See Happen reported on a story about a producer trying to get a film made with Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa together. You may not be familiar with Donnie Yen, but he can bust some moves, so the idea of him and Tony Jaa in a film together is pretty exciting. It's just wishing at the moment, the offers are being made, but one worth keeping an eye on. Especially as it's actually a HK project with Ringo Lam slated to direct. Ringo is an old school HK director who was riding the same wave as John Woo and Tsui Hark in the pre-handover glory days. He has a strong visual style, a nice grittiness to his work, so I'd be very keen to see what he can do with Donnie and Tony, who I think both would suit that kind of modern sensibility. Here's hoping.
For full article, head over to Twitch.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stencil: Girl With Guns (Study)

This was a stencil I did for Joel's acoustic guitar. From a conversation we had the other day, apparently he had something else in mind, but I was pretty happy with this.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Drugs Are Bad, Especially For Orphans.

I got to see the film "Black Dynamite" when it played at BIFF recently, and it was good. So I got a couple links for you which don't have much to do with the movie, but are connected. They're Community Messages about drugs, you can access them all from the links of the bottom of the Twitch one, there's 3 to watch, watch and laugh.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Toy I'd Be Tempted To Buy

These so aren't worth the money, but gee I'd like one.

Kind of reminds me of Jared.

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Fantastic Mr. Fox Featurette

So you run a danger when you start following a film closely in that when it comes time to the actual experience of seeing the film, it can be somewhat diminished, but here we go anyway. This featurette is more about the writing of the film, and doesn't really add all that much to it, so not highly recommended, but interesting all the same. Your choice.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Music

On Thursday night I went to Nine Hours North, a gig featuring acts from Japan. The first act was a lady going by the name of cokiyu. She was being supported in her act by a drummer who was phenomenal. He actually played with both acts, and really elevated the night, but I don't remember what his name is. I particularly liked the first song, and decided I would buy the CD, hoping that the drummer was part of the recording. Unfortunately he wasn't, but it's still quite a nice CD, that kind of dreamy Japanese electronica, synths and hushed breathy singing over unobtrusive beats, It's quite nice but has a tendency to fade to the background if you're doing something else.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Brisbane: New Wonton & BBQ Pork Noodle Soup

I've been a big fan of the Wonton & BBQ Pork Noodle Soup for many a year now, for it's affordability and it's flavour range. I've enjoyed Jackpot's No. 8, especially for it's price and I've enjoyed that Chinese place in Albert St down the escalator for it's noodle, but now I've got a new place.
The Golden BBQ on Wickham St. in the Valley is exactly the kind of place I enjoy going to, with roasted duck and pork hanging in the window, a tiled floor and predominantly Chinese customers. It feels more authentic. I'd passed by there and seen the Noodle Soup on their menu, so decided to give it a go some time. The opportunity arose last night, so I got my chance. And it was good. The noodle is a thinner egg noodle, and I think I still prefer the noodle in Albert St., but it's a better noodle than Jackpot's. The soup is what I usually leave, but this tasted like a real soup, and if I wasn't so full at the end, I might have been tempted to try finish it. But mental note, save your last piece of BBQ pork till the end so you can leave the restaurant with that flavour still in your mouth. The BBQ pork was delicious, and had more pieces than Jackpot and Albert St., though they were slightly smaller in area size, but it looked like overall it was more meat, and good tasting meat.The bok choi made a nice change from the cabbage or whatever it is at Jackpot, and I actually ate most of the greens in the soup rather than leave it. The wontons I think were standout, there were more of them compared to the other restaurants mentioned, and they tasted good. I'm not sure that's got the right emphasis, let's try again. They tasted goood!! Jackpot still beats them on price, as it cost $9.50, but there's no Jackpot in the Valley and considering the size of the meal, it's still pretty good value.
So next time I'm in the Valley looking for a decent meal, I think I'll head back to Golden BBQ and try some other stuff on their menu. The other people's meals looked just as good as mine. Yummy.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Zach Galifianakis

I know I'd mentioned this guy before, so I'm finally putting up a link to his videos, though I'm also cautious because he can be a bit rude and you don't want to put them up in a public forum where you open yourself for others judging you, but he makes me laugh.
I think these 2 are the safest ones, Jimmy Kimmel and Charlize Theron.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Breakdancing Kid

I had to put this up as soon as I saw it, let's see if the embed works this time.
See more of the internets best videos at CollegeHumors Web Celeb Hall of Fame.

I don't know if it's worth watching all the way through, but the first half is strong enough for a viewing anyway.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Today's Youtube Clip Meets The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Here you go, a featurette on Wes new film.
I don't know if this makes me want to see it more, or not, all I know is I think I'm annoyed by George Clooney but can't wait for the moles.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More News On Rambo 5

So over the weekend a bit more news came to light about the upcoming Rambo 5 Sly has under way. At first, I wasn't liking what I was hearing, as it was a different direction to what we'd heard earlier, and wasn't set in a Mexican border town, but had Rambo being recruited to hunt some kind of US Govt. experiment or something. I really liked the idea of Rambo in Mexico taking on drug lords and what not, and this didn't sound so cool. BUt since then, Sly has talked with Harry and clarified it a bit more, and get this, you can listen to the voicemail message Stallone left on Harry's phone. You can listen to the message and read the original article over at aintitcool, but basically the idea is it's more of a beast than a man he's hunting, but an intelligent beast. I'm more excited about the idea after actually listening to Sly talk about it, but maybe Rambo 6 can be the Mexico one.

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Brisbane: New Sushi Spot

After many years of faithful service to Hanaichi, I have decided to take my sushi business elsewhere while I'm in town. For many years there was nothing that could compete with Hanichi's Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Roll, but since my departure and return, they have now added Avocado to their Teriyaki Chicken, and have raised the price. I don't want Avocado in my Teriyaki Chicken Roll. So in my search for non-avocado sushi roll, I have settled on Top Sushi in Albert St. next to Krispey Kreme. In their favour they have an excellent range of sushi. They have a place to sit down and eat upstairs, with actual soy sauce bottles on the table and wasabi packets to take. This makes the actual eating part of the sushi more enjoyable as you can sit and enjoy your sushi without struggling with a soysause packet squirting everywhere, and you can pour more than just packet sized portion. Sorry Hanichi, it was good while it lasted, I'll always look back on you fondly, but it's time to move on.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Don't Give Up (This Week's Favourite Song)

I was watching Rage a weekend or so ago, and one of the songs was Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush "Don't Give Up". I would've heard this song in my youth, but it's not one which stayed with me. But on listening to it this time, I really liked it. There's something about his phrasing in the verses that really strikes me. The video's not bad either, all in a single take with appropriate cheesy 80's sunset as a background. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cool Poster Blog Site

I forget who linked to it, but last week I came across OMG Posters!, a cool website about posters and other things like toys, shirts, that kind of stuff, though I'm mainly interested in the posters. Definitely worth checking out, maybe not at work, as you'll probably waste a bit of time checking out the past posters. The above picture was one that was posted up sometime in the last 24 hours since I last checked it. But here's lots of more fine print posters, band posters and contemporary art posters.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Thought I'd go for some original content today.

The above is a photo of the work in progress. You can see the figure of the Blind Guitarist which is a planned series, but wasn't working in this painting, so I decided to just paint over it.

Below is the finished piece. Originally it was a much bluer hue, and I felt like was a truer representation, but made her look like a corpse. Since it was a gift to her parents, I decided to warm it up a bit, so it was less confronting, but lost a little something in the process. Overall though, I was pretty happy with it.