Friday, October 31, 2008

It's not really a big deal... but...



Me, Emily, and SNOOP'S BODY GUARD.

Snoop was unavailable for a photograph (what a dog) but did manage to sneak his way into this beautiful portrait I took of Emily just having fun at the party.



The party was a relaunch for Arnette and there were many delicious cocktails that we happily indulged in. Snoop had said he'd perform "if he felt like it". He didn't.

some things she don't need to know



here's the new kanye wezzzzt... robocop mp3 (updated without the dj drops)

he's playing in sydney on december 6 (day after my birthday. what? nothing) and i'm going to be at homebake and it's balls AS because.... he played the show of 2008. so please get a ticket and go if you can, you will not regret it.

p.s. nina and the old...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The End of a Lycra

CRIX BARTENDER HAS STOPPED WEARING LEGGINGS

Leggings, may you rest in peace.

which reminds me!



the presets- kicking & screaming (banggang’s e is for edit)

wtf?



nathan sapsford's signature is 'neha'?

'Shells' MIA



The one problem with having two blogs is I sometimes accidentally post things on one that were meant for the other... which is what I JUST DID.

I just posted new MIA at Grey Gardens, but I was meaning to post it hereeeeeeeeee.

If you care, go to Grey Gardens to download Shells from hew new EP, currently not available in Australia.

If you don't care, sorr for drawing extra attention (but what the fuck are you doing reading movestill?!)

TOO MANY WORDS NOT ENOUGH IMAGE LOLS.

Apparently my last post (although amazingly LOL worthy), was a visual let down. Which is odd, because I think I am the only poster that has B. Design on my CV, and should know better.

Cause I want to give it one last push, I'm posting a picture of my ex-boyfriend. Mistermooseman@hotmail.com is the underlining subject of my previous movestill entry.



Hopefully, his current facebook profile shot will stimulate some further interest.

CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST. CLICK HERE TO READ POST.

He still ticks all my boxes.

overheard in stupid sydney



"i think there's something kinda sexy about a woman with a slight drinking problem."

hallo!





i was pretty interested to read this excerpt from wiki... "halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the united states, canada, ireland, puerto rico, japan, new zealand, united kingdom, and occasionally in parts of australia."

hmm...

"in the southern hemisphere, spring is in full swing by october 31, and the days are rapidly growing longer and brighter... this does not mesh well with the traditional celtic spirit of halloween, which relies on an atmosphere of the encroaching darkness of winter and the turning of the leaves."

despite daylight savings, apparantly halloween has been getting more and more popular in australia in the last 5 years. what gives? american pop culture influence? excuse for maximum fun times? good news for those of us who like to wasting time planning costumes?

whatever the case, it's going to be 35 degrees tomorrow so expect lots of slutty outfits. resident movestill photog sophie will be taking party piczzz and we'll post the best one/s up on monday.

ween- voodoo lady

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MY GHD WAS A FAKE



This happened a few weeks ago, but I'm still proud of my untrained legal brain and it's response via email:

Hi Cheryl

I contacted you last week about another broken GHD.

After you failed to reply, I went online and tried to register my product. Turns out it the GHD I bought from you is a fake and there is nothing I can do about it. I contacted GHD and they put me through to their legal department who informed me that they have a history of you selling counterfeit products. Were you aware of this?

As the electronics in this machine is faulty and cannot be repaired, I would like my money back or the GHD legal department will begin court proceedings. They have all your details (from previous complaints) and are CCed on this email.

My bank details are:
Nina E Agzarian
LO LOLO - 00 LOL LOL

Understandably, I am very disappointed with the outcome of this situation. I am rarely an ebay user, and was under the impression that you were are reliable wholesaler. Please return my money, otherwise I'm sure the legal department will take things much further.

Nina



Reacting is often the best thing to do. I never recieved my refund, but at least MAKEMEHAPPY at ebay.com.au knows that she HAS virtually hurt me, considering we WERE friends for a good few weeks.

Luckily for me, this is the first time that the internet has tricked me causing a loss of money. And in MAKEMEHAPPY's defence, I did get six good months with a fake GHD.

Not to say that the whole situation wasn't a form of internet abuse, of which I have experienced on many occasions. Take the following emails from a particular ex-boyfriend in year 8:

(LANGUAGE WARNING)

Look Bitch Don't give me that Shit. I'll fucken cut your tongue out if you speak to me like again that muthafucka. You and your muthfucken lies got you into this shit so you get yourself out of it and don't try and hang all the shit out on me. So back to the fucken kitchen and make me a muthafucken pie bitch before I get a real woman like Charmaine. Oh thats right i already have her.So fuck off and don't talk, email, or write me a muthafucken letter bitch. You mean nothing to me

To which I responded:

I'm surprised you wrote me that letter considering the fact that I'm not a real woman, like Charmaine and I don't mean anything to you. Because if all that's true, you heard wrong.

Mistermooseman@hotmail.com then wrote:

Fine bitch I'll hate you foreverNo skin of my noseI'm not the one sookinwith all my friends aroundme.Get a life bitch.You are nowhere nearthe level of CharmaineI wish I never wasted that pageout of my book to write tosuch a low life whore.Hurry up and die bitch cozthe worlds gonna be a betterplace when you do.

The next email from moosey, is of a different tone.

Hey Nina,Hows it going? Thats good! I am really pisssed off that we lost soccer. Especially that I kicked an own goal. Thats pretty shit that you got grounded for painting your nails. I 'm sorry that your gramps is dying it must be pretty hard for you. I'm really glad that we are just friends too.See ya.

My correspondance with mistermooseman is the only reason that I log into my hotmail account once every 60 days. Sorry, my emails from mistermooseman, Foo Fighter news letters and J Mail.

PLEASE NOTE: mistermooseman@hotmail.com does no longer exist. And that mistermooseman is Peter Lloyd, currently residing in US of A. And we dated for six weeks in 1998, said the 'L-word' and then broke my heart with fellow Christain study camp attendee Charmaine. And is probably supplying MAKEMEHAPPY with shitloads of fake GHDS.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yeah good one Facebook

IMMIGRATION LOL



I love Sushi Suma and Stephanie Rice is a bit of a babe?

Monday, October 27, 2008

LISA PRYOR

Quite a good and lol article by Lisa Pryor

Extremely annoying and bad article by Lisa Pryor

But I don't quite know how to mount an argument against the second piece without writing something equally as irritating.

WHO WORE IT BEST?




CELESBIAN RUBY ROSE?
Or our very own MSM?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

DEFINITELY ON THE DOOR




I recieved a Myspace bulletin from the old MUSCLES last week.

It's it's a pretty heart felt plee to fans of music. If you have a myspace still (SOO 2007) and you're one of his fans (I MEAN, FRIENDS), try to find it.

ACTUALLY, I can't be bothered to quote from it. SO HERE IT IS:

70% of my music collection is from independent bands and artists who slug it out and work hard for themselves with very little monetary return because they LOVE music so much.


As a self-taught recording artist Muscles I write, record and produce all Muscles Music by myself.


I am self managed.
I do not have a manager.


I created and operate all Muscles Music related websites,

musclesmusic. net

muscleswebshop. com

and my new blog,

musclesmusicblog. com

(blog that includes behind the scenes/equipment i'm using/fashion/lifestyle/industry advice and COOL things to check out)


As well as running my own myspace/last. fm and everything else out there like my official forum too.


I do not have a Publisher, which means you will NEVER hear my songs on a TV ADVERTISEMENT anytime soon.


Recently Myspace has updated their new Music Player, and it looks so amazing and smooth but,

They've just done a deal with the 4 BIGGEST RECORD LABELS in the world, to SHARE PROFITS of ADVERTISING REVENUE that myspace brings in everytime you CLICK on my page and your own.


This is a positive step forward for the industry BUT 90% of artists/bands in the world are signed to dodgy recording contracts, which means that the :

ARTISTS/BANDS/TALENT will NOT be getting paid if you PURCHASE music through the new MYSPACE STORE (that goes to amazon mp3)

They are launching the new music player soon, UNTIL they MAKE CLEAR their FAIR DEAL for independent musicians, (MUSICIANS WHO KNEW HOW TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES ON THE INTERNET 10 YEARS AGO), I cannot be apart of this money-driven trash community it has now become (as fun as it may be).


It used to be about the music, but now all I see is pictures of LINDSAY LOHAN everytime I login and it MAKES ME SICK IN MY STOMACH! She is an actor, a puppet, and personally I couldn't give a fuck about her personal life.


The constant popping up of "LILY ALLEN or KATY PERRY or MILEY CYRUS or AMY WHINEHOUSE" 'attention seeking' blogs are INFURIATING!

[although you know what WAS cool, did anyone see the DEATH RACE animation movie ad thing, they did it when you logged in a couple months ago? THAT WAS COOL!]


Listen to that LCD Soundsystem song that goes, "Read all the pamphlets and watch the tapes!",

KNOW WHERE THE FOOD YOU CONSUME COMES FROM!

Be INTERESTED in why websites like MYSPACE exist for FREE.


Myspace began as an incredible social networking tool, and fantastic resource for UNDERGROUND MUSIC, but now if INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS are shoved out of the new MYSPACE MUSIC DEAL,

Muscles as a musician will be leaving myspace forever.


IF YOU SAY STUPID THINGS LIKE,

"oh i can't like your music anymore man, cause you don't have a myspace",

THEN DON'T LISTEN TO MY MUSIC.


go back and listen to my debut album again,
GUNS BABES LEMONADE and then you might understand what Muscles is really all about.


see you all soon, or not, i don't really care about myspace anymore.


ALL I CARE ABOUT IS WRITING QUALITY MUSIC FOR YOU

I'VE NEARLY FINISHED a NEW ALBUM and putting together an INCREDIBLE NEW LIVE SHOW!

this might be the smartest or stupidest thing i've ever done, but i'm willing to take this risk.


MUSCLES


I read this, had a bit of an agreeing non (and a bit of a LOL), and then let it plague me for about one episode of BIG LOVE.

BUT then last night I snuck into a gig.

With no hesitation AT ALL I stole from the promoters.

"Hi, I'm on the door."

WASN'T.

Australian promoters were bringing out an American DJ Tim Sweeney, who hosts a NYC based radio show. SO, did he really need my 30 bucks? My French music and moral advisor/boyf was totally not impressed with my stance and walked home. Was I above the average patron? BUT were there any people that actually paid?

Another twist to this argument was that I just played before another internet STAR!!!1, and 17 year old Rye Rye. Heaps of people paid $25 bucks to see her 5 songs.

BUT WAIT! I work for a radio station, I reckon I've put Rye Rye in my mixes about 20 times. So doesn't she owe me now? Isn't that the general vibe that us guestlist peeps work within. We do our bit, so we get it for free. Or in some cases, are paid.

MAYBE all the people that paid to see Tim Sweeney, are actually funding his contribution to uderground music via his NYC radio show?

You do good Muscles, and with 56 comments on your bulletin you've obviously struck a nerve. And Tim, if I could have stayed longer, or got there earlier, I would have. Probably even paid.

But in terms of money, isn't everything fucked?

Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hopeless romantic/romantically hopeless

My friend Rose was just sent a bunch of flowers with a card that read "Just because you have a cute smile" aawwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ezzy and I have an ARIA, is that enough for a bunch of flowers?



No?

Srrrsly though. It was so wonderfully uplifting to know that romance and chivalry are ALIVE despite terrible behaviour from single (and not so single!) Sydney men recently suggesting otherwise.

It also made me think I should make more of an effort myself and could even go so far as to send crushes/potential dates a bunch of flowers now and again (I most probably NEVER will but at least Rose's boyfriend's effort had me consider it!)

For now, I'll just keep eating the chocolates I bought my friend (we're sharing them at least) and listening to the new GRRL EMPOWERMENT BALLAD Little Boots recently uploaded to her Myspace page. According to 'New In Town', Vicky isn't rich, but can still offer a boy a real good time. She doesn't have an ARIA eiths!

(I have to say as cheesy and unbelievable as it sounds, it was heavily raining when I started typing this post, and now the rain has cleared and sun is shining in through my window I'M NOT KIDDING. Welcome back sunshine(read: romance)!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I HIT THE FLOOR SUNDAY NIGHT

This video is a LOL. A LOL because if someone had placed a cake in front of me at either the ARIAS or any of the after parties, I would have jumped in it too.



GOOD LOL AND GOOD ARIAS. WELL DONE N.POTALIA.

xx

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free party tomorrow night by the beach

Tomorrow night Mish and I at Groupie are hosting a Spunk label showcase.

I never like to advertise my own parties, but Spunk is one of my favourite independent labels and it is rare you can see artists of this calibre performing in Sydney for free



Jack Ladder is an old favourite of mine, having recorded a couple of films for Shoot The Player before he moved to NYC. He's releasing his stunning second record Love Is Gone next weekend, October 25. Below is his live acoustic set at the Wentworth Park dog races in Glebe, Sydney. I have had one evening there and while it was a memorable one, don't really feel the need to revisit... plus, I don't have to when I can just watch the video below - it feels like you right there beside him...

video

If you live in Sydney, hopefully I'll see you tomorrow night. And if you need incentives to make the voyage via the junction to the coast, aside from the music of course, I have loads of free drink cards to hand out!

Spunk Shop
Firekites Myspace
Jack Ladder Myspace
Rand and Holland Myspace

Monday, October 13, 2008

never seen a woman look finer

She's pregnant, and back on the mic



The 30th Birthday celebrations were held consecutively around the world and streamed live while we, down under, slept. I hope our beaches and sunshine, cuddly wildlife and hot surfer dudes are enough, because we can't count on Diesel giving AUS any love.

And thank god Pharrell was there to lend a hand with Paper Planes, Maya really couldn't have done it without him

Sunday, October 12, 2008

spring cleaning

so i spent all of this morning (post cooking a killer breakfast and pre-beach) cleaning my room and culling my wardrobe. an arduous task that has taken all week and is finally over. i tried to follow the "if you haven't worn it in a month it's a maybe, if you haven't worn it in six months it's out" rule but kept making excuses, "oh i should keep this cus i wore it that one night... that was SUCH a fun night... hahaha... (trail off and just have a reminisce)" or "if i ever need to dress up as cleopatra i should have this" or "when i grow 6 inches, this will be totally bangin". anyway it's done and paddo vinnies is now the recipient of three trashbags worth of what was once a part of my overflowing wardrobe.

for some reason i always listen to old school ROCK when i clean. weird? maybe but i just can't get into "house" mode without also singing along to journey, thin lizzy, tom petty & the heartbreakers, foghat- slow ride (OF COURSE), zz top, thin foreigner, styx, boston, bad company... etc.

the rock classic du jour today was 'take it easy' by the eagles and i was STUNNED to find that it wasn't in my iTunes library or on hype machine (!!) so i headed to youtube.

what i uncovered was this adorable home-made video for the song. it is gold from start to finish and just so.... literal.

it's like 'demonmama' was so excited that she (he?) understood the words that 'it' was COMPELLED to make this. there are definitely some wiggy parts but i'll let you enjoy them for yourself. so good.

robot rock



well this is fun! meet ASIMO, a humanoid robot developed by honda. experts predict that within four decades, getting it on with an electronic femme-fatale or a superstud sexbot will become an accepted part of human culture.

BLOGGGGGGG.

robots as sex toys should be on the market within five years but the researchers are going one step further. "i am talking about loving relationships about 40 years from now," explains david levy, author of the book 'love + sex with robots', "...when there are robots that have also emotions, personality, consciousness. they can talk to you, they can make you laugh. they can... say they love you just like a human would say 'I love you'... these would have electronic speech and sensors that make them utter 'nice sounds' when a human caresses their 'erogenous zones'.

levy predicts many societal benefits to the robot lovers, "there are many millions of people in the world who have nobody. they might be shy or they might have some psychological hang-ups or psycho-sexual hang-ups, they might have personality problems, they might be ugly... for them the choice is not: 'would I prefer a relationship with a human or would I prefer a relationship with a robot?'- the choice is no relationship at all or a relationship with a robot."

poor 'ugly people'! he continues...

"certainly there will be some existing human-human relationships where one partner might say to the other partner: 'if you have sex with a robot I'm leaving you'. there will be others who say: 'when you go on your business trip please take your robot because I happen to worry about the red light district'."

this guy's crazy! what's the bet he already has a robot lover at home that makes 'nice sounds'?

OH HAY!



it's like deja vu or something!

i was taken off-air for 2 weeks from a radio show i was hosting for something similar*.

the lesson here is... KNOCK IT OFF.

*using the g-word in a derogatory fashion, not wearing a skirt as a top.

bottles in the club




lil wayne has really been a laugh a minute recently and his 26th b'day celebrations were no exception. rapper birdman who he calls his "adopted father" threw him a giant bash in miami.

there was a large ice scuplture of his aptly-named label 'cash money records' in the middle of the room holding at least 30 bottles of cristal (about $1000 each).

there were also other "smaller" ice scupltures scattered across the party with $100 bills in them.

BUT the icing on the cake was the birthday boy's present. birdman gave lil wayne a louis vuitton briefcase filled with A MILLI dollars cash money!

big pimpin!

anyway this here is for sophie. of course her birthday party of similar ridiculousness is in the planning stages.

Friday, October 10, 2008

heavy heavy chunes... wow

I haven't posted any music on Movestill for a while.

I've been posting music stuffs on my 'music' blog Grey Gardens.

But considering I have 18 readers, 5 of whom are fellow Movestill'ers and a further 3 of which are family members, I thought I should perhaps send this out to a wider audience... That, and this one involves one of our own... The Bumblebeez (shout outttt Lunoez)

Sydney boyf/girlf WOW asked Bumblebeez to rework their latest single Icy Cold. This is what they came up with:

'Icy Cold' BBeeeez remix [z share]

I really like the delayed claps in the intro!

Matt and Bree are playing this Saturday at Candy' Appartment in Kings Cross. Ticketing info is here if you wanna go check them out. They put on an amazing show, even if Doris doesn't think so...



PS. This download is a world exclusive - Don't say Movestill doesn't love you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the races

my friend went to the races on saturday. she said it was really weird. she told me there were lots of hens nights and there was one bride-to-be in particular with a beautiful purple chiffon veil and hot pink mini dress. she also had a wand with a purple heart at the end. it was made of crushed velvet. it had devil horns on it too. and it said 'bad girl'. and then she was going around and poking all the guys and saying 'i'm a bad girl!'

it reminded me of this.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

parklife fashions




[photos courtesy of inthemix.com.au & missclairecollins'camera]

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Paul Newman



When I first learnt Paul Newman was an actor I was shocked. I had always assumed he was a happy Italian salad-dressing maker who loved Balsamic vinegar. My boyfriend at the time (mind you, this is some time ago) explained that he was not only wonderfully creative with food stuffs, but an Oscar award winning actor too. Like what I was saying about this guy, some people are just born with that somethin-somethin.

I wasn't going to post this as Movestill isn't usually the platform for serious posts and remembrances, but in all seriousness, this guy was legendary.

After my supermarket American history lesson I rented some of his most classic films, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Colour of Money (for which he won an Oscar) and Cool Hand Luke. It was the best $10 odd bucks I'd spent at the video store in as long as I could remember.

Newman died of cancer on Friday, aged 83. This weekend I'm planning another Newman-night, and forget popcorn and softdrink, i'll be serving salads.


"The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out grossing my films" (Newman)

It is good dressing.