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  2009.11.16  11.07
Closure of the National Archives of Australia State offices

The Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart offices are being closed down over the next three years. As well as staff cuts this will also take away local access to residents in those states. A lot of records are available online on the NAA website and clients can contact the archives to have copies of records sent to them, however there are instances where people need to get hold of records that day be it for passport applications, proof of ID or social security benefits.

Below is a copy of a letter submitted to the ASA listserv by one of the staff at Wollongong University. He has granted people rights to use the text of the letter for themselves. If you are concerned about this downsizing then please send a print copy of the letter or similar to your local Federal member.

"> Dear
>
> It has come to my attention that your government is closing the Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart offices of the National Archives of Australia.
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>
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> I would ask that you request the Minister responsible, Senator Ludwig, to put an immediate freeze on these closures.
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> It is vital that all Australians have access to the collections of the NAA.
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> The closure of these offices will severely impact upon such access.
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> The closure of the Darwin office, in particular, will impact upon Indigenous Australians seeking to use the Archives collections.
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> These offices must remain open, irregardless of the issue of internet access.
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> The process of accessing and using archival material is a complex one - I know, I am a professional archivist and researcher.
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> Trained archival staff are needed on hand to assist with this. They are also required to source material and ensure that aspects of the historic record of our nation are preserved and made accessible.
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> I look forward to your support in this matter.
>
> All the best."
http://www.cpsu.org.au/agency/news/15754.html

 
 


 
  2009.11.03  16.53
Newish Gene Simmons film!

As part of the Japanese film fest:

Detroit Metal City

デトロイト・メタル・シティ

 
2008 Japanese Professional Award : Special Award
 
© 2008 TOHO / HORIPRO / HAKUSENSHA / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) / DENTSU / d-rights / PARCO /
SDP / TOKYO FM / Yahoo Japan /NIPPON SHUPPAN HANBAI / TSUTAYA Group

 

Young, gentle Negishi wants nothing more than to make people happy by singing Swedish pop with his acoustic guitar. Instead he finds himself as the reluctant lead singer of a vulgar death metal band, Detroit Metal City (DMC), and he’s good at it! DMC’s popularity rises but Negishi is torn between the two alter-egos he’s become.

 
 
Director :Toshio Lee
 
Producer:Yuka Higuchi
 
Original Story:Kiminori Wakasugi
 
Screenplay:Mika Omori
 
Cast:Kenichi Matsuyama, Rosa Kato, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Gene Simmons
 

Friday 27 November 8.45pm
Event Cinemas George Street
505 – 525 George St, Sydney

Go here for more info on the Japanese film fest:

http://13th.japanesefilmfestival.net/

 
 


 
  2009.09.24  13.41
Australia's silent film fest

On at the State Library of NSW during October:

http://www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au/index.asp?IntCatId=14

There's a great range of stuff on show including:

The Mark of Zorro
The Story of the Kelly Gang
The Sentimental Bloke
Man with The Movie Camera

+ More..



 
 


 
  2009.09.22  21.51
August Wreckovery setlist

PF Project – Choose Life

The Beginnerz – Reckless Girl

A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Cox Mixmag Rmix)

Eric B & Rakim – Paid in full

Underworld – Bruce Lee

Itchee & Scratchee – Step inside my world

Biftek – Unisex or Read to me Rmix

Hanayo – Joe le taxi

Ms Kittin – Kittin is high

Luke Vibert – Breakbeat Metal Music

5000 Fingers of Dr T - Fluid envelope

Usura - Open your mind

Skender - Informal animals

Perrey & Kingsley - Swan's splashdown

The IVD – I Believe Robert Smith is my saviour

Lo Key Fu – Style of the rising filter

Itchee & Scratchee - Everybody get on the floor

Blackstrobe - Dominatrix sleeps tonight

 
 


 
  2009.09.22  21.42
Take it or leave it setlist

The Special AKA – Racist Friend

Madness – The Prince

The Specials – Nite klub

The British Beat – Too nice to talk to

The British Beat - Tears of a clown

Rancid – Time bomb

UB40 - One in ten

Bad Manners – Lip up fatty

Bad Manners – Tequila

Selector – Missing words

Dexy’s Midnight runners – Dance stance

Splodgeness abounds – Simon templar

Splodgeness abounds –Two pints of lager

The Modettes – White mice

The Swingers – Counting the beat

Sex Pistols – Frigging in the rigging

The Jam – Start

Delta 5 – Mind your own business

Lene Lovich – I think we’re alone now

Buzzcocks – Orgasm addict

 
 


 
  2009.09.22  21.27
Synth-tember setlist

2Raumwohrung – Ich und Elaine

Paul Hardcastle – 19

Gorillaz – Dare (Soulwax Rmix)

Ted & Francis – I wish I was a polar bear (Arctic urgency edit)

Ms Kittin – Kittin is high

Gossip – Standing in the way of control (Headman Rmix)

Howling Bells – Low Happening (Presets Rmx)

M/A/R/R/S – Pump up the volume

Pnau – Embrace

Serge J Auto – Music OK!

Grafton Primary – We are the music

Malaria vs Chicks on speed – Kaltes Klares Wasser

Golden Boy with Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin (Ellen Alien Mix)

Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf (Playroom Mix)

The Hacker – Flesh and Bone

W.I.T – Hold me, touch me

Jollymusic – Radio Jolly

Adult – Nausea (Mega blend)

 
 


 
  2009.09.09  09.49
AFTRS free screening this Friday night


 
Friday on My Mind at AFTRS - Van Diemen's Land - From short film to feature - 11 September
  
Van Diemen's Land - From short film to feature

* Includes special screening of Van Diemen's Land

Writer/Director Jonathan auf der Hiede takes us along the
creative path from his award winning short film Hell's Gate to its
development into the feature film Van Diemen's Land. Joining
him will be Oscar Redding, who tackled the role of infamous
convict Alexander Pearce in both productions.

FREE and there's no need to register

Doors open at 5pm - Be on time to secure your seat as
places cannot be guaranteed for those who turn up after 5pm.

Friday 11 September
AFTRS Theatre
The Entertainment Quarter
130 Bent Street
Moore Park

For more information visit www.aftrs.edu.au
 
It's also showing at the Chauvel tonight.

 
 


 
  2009.09.09  09.43
And don't forget the Russ Meyer extravaganza starting this Friday


INSATIABLE VIXENS & BUXOM BABES DESCEND ON THE CHAUVEL THIS FRIDAY!

Get ready for a sensational over-the-top homage to the king of sexploitation as the Chauvel Cinema presents GO, GO! KILL! KILL! A Russ Meyer Retrospective, every Friday night from Sep 11 until Oct 9, 2009.

Mixing ample-breasted actresses and a dash of camp, Russ Meyer made a string of pictures through the 60s and 70s - writing, directing, filming, editing and much of the time producing his own films. Transcending their exploitation roots, his films are holy grails of tits-and-ass trash featuring spiteful women with unquenchable libidos, put-upon men, hot cars, fisticuffs and double entendres.

Don't miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience Russ Meyer's special brand of lust, madness and wild suburbia on the big screen!

GO, GO! KILL! KILL! A Russ Meyer Retrospective Sep 11-Oct 9 at Chauvel Cinema (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rds, Paddington) Tickets now on sale: $16.50 general/$13.50 concession & 2ser members
Click here to purchase
Or season pass ($50.00) available in person from the cinema only.

- 8.30pm Fri 11 Sep BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA VIXENS (1979) (R18+) An all-out assault on today's sexual mores, and more.

- 8.30pm Fri 18 Sep VIXEN (1968) (R18+) Meyer's first monster-hit. Randy lumberjacks, Canadian Mounties and Cuban revolutionaries are no match for Vixen Erica Gavin. Is she woman... or animal?

- 8.30pm Fri 25 Sep FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) (M) A new breed of superwoman emerges out of the ruthlessness of our times. John Waters' favourite film of all time.

- 8.30pm Fri 2 Oct UP! (1976) (R18+) No - not the Pixar film - far from it! Two-timers, cops, robbers and joints. Mind-boggling, bra-busting women, plus the usual assortment of good lookin', awesomely hung and klutzy men.

- 8.30pm Fri 9 Oct SUPERVIXENS (1975) (R18+) A cinematic smorgasbord of erotic fantasy. A rural "Fellini" geared for the young and old alike, the sophisticate and the blue collar... Meyer wields the double bladed axe of satire, and cuts to the very bone of society.

Go, Go! Kill! Kill! is proudly supported by 2SER








 
 


 
  2009.09.09  09.31
Original non-dubbed version of Ponyo now showing at the Chauvel!


SPECIAL TICKET OFFER: PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA
SEE THE ORIGINAL VERSION AT CHAUVEL!
JAPANESE LANGUAGE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES


The latest masterpiece from Academy Award-winning writer/director Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke) takes its inspiration from Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid. A huge hit in Japan, PONYO is now charming Chauvel audiences.

SPECIAL TICKET OFFER:
All tickets just $12 to any session (or $10 for Palace Movie Club members)

Critical praise:
"4 stars! One of Miyazaki's funniest and most intimate film so far with an attractive, almost anarchic heroine... And if you want the authentic Miyazaki experience, it's best to see the subtitled version.
Sandra Hall, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"4 stars! Another memorable film. It's incredibly beautiful as Miyazaki explores an amazing world of sea creatures and, quite realistically, the human beings"
David Stratton, AT THE MOVIES

"4 stars! It's a delight. There is so much imagination at work here."
Margaret Pomeranz, AT THE MOVIES

PREMIERE SEASON NOW SHOWING AT CHAUVEL
Click here for session times to purchase the specially priced tickets online




 
 


 
  2009.09.03  23.03
Gigs that are on real soon!!!

I'm djing tomorrow night and Saturday night in Melbourne and next weekend back in Sydney for some more gigs.

Friday night - 10pm til late-ish at the Noise bar Union St Brunswick with Lunar Module, Squares + Zeros, The Greenmatics, National Airlines & more $10 gets you in.

Saturday night - 6pm til kinda late at the Horse Bazaar with Lunar Module (who are these people???) and DJ Marquis $5 or two-fitty for Worn Wild peeps.

Next Friday September 11 is at Club 77 with DJ's Miss Kate, Miss Pink, Lucifer Sam, Action Ant & Jezebel + Lunar Module (who are stalking me I swear!) $10 entry

Next Saturday September 12 is at Kelly for their Take it or leave it Ska, Punk, Reggae & Two-tone night full of supremo DJ's. Free entry!

Here's the links for more excitement:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=81460343638

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=120518989412&ref=share

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253214450441

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=122761591462&ref=share

Also that gives you an idea I may be in Melbourne this weekend. I'm getting there this Friday and staying til Sunday. I won't be on the internets much so if you want to catch up ring me!



 
 


 
  2009.08.25  10.55
Who wants a kitty?

My ex Chris is emigrating overseas and I now have a cat to find a home for. Any takers please contact me

 
 


 
  2009.08.06  11.32
Another film thing on this month

SWORDS AND SANDALS

Hollywood’s “Sword and Sandal” history flicks will be given a fun reality check when University of Sydney archaeologists – and film buffs – Dr Estelle Lazer and Dr Craig Barker present three evenings of film and chat at the Nicholson Museum starting next Tuesday night (11 August, 2009).

The two ancient history experts will go on a light-hearted romp through history to discuss why Hollywood has been so fascinated by ancient history and men wearing sandals. They will then delve deeply into the trivia of a specific film and separate the myths from the facts screening segments of the film to support their cases. First up next Tuesday (August 11) is the classic, The Last Days of Pompeii. Then on Tuesday, 18 August, Gladiators and Fights, will get the expert treatment while on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009, visitors will be able to get the low-down on the sword-wielding feature that is Hercules the Hero. Each event kicks off at 6.30pm.

August 11, 18 and 25

Nicholson Museum, southern entrance to the Quadrangle, the University of Sydney. Phone:

$20 per evening or $50 for all three evenings.

Bookings essential: (02) 9351 2812


 
 


 
  2009.08.05  16.22
The Cape Canaveral Monsters

Just in time for Space month:

Cape Canaveral Monsters

UNIVERSE and THE CAPE CANAVERAL MONSTERS

Science-fact and lunar B-fantasy from the beginning of the 1960s, exploring the angst and romance of space conquest. Roman Kroitor and Colin Low’s majestic space documentary Universe (Canada, 1960, 30 mins, 35mm) was acknowledged by Kubrick as an inspiration for the visual style of 2001: A Space Odyessy. Phil (Robot Monster) Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (USA, 1960, 65 mins, 16mm) has potato-like aliens stitching human body parts together to stalk the U.S. space program, with only a couple of Young Scientists in Love to stop them. (Both films PG)
 


At the ARC cinema, NFSA Canberra.

For more details:

http://www.nfsa.gov.au/whats_on/arc/calendar0809.html?panelNo=080915

 
 


 
  2009.08.03  09.21
On soon at the Chauvel








INSATIABLE VIXENS & BUXOM BABES DESCEND ON THE CHAUVEL

Get ready for a sensational over-the-top homage to the king of sexploitation as the Chauvel Cinema presents GO, GO! KILL! KILL! A Russ Meyer Retrospective, every Friday night from Sep 11 until Oct 9, 2009.

Mixing ample-breasted actresses and a dash of camp, Russ Meyer made a string of pictures through the 60s and 70s - writing, directing, filming, editing and much of the time producing his own films. Transcending their exploitation roots, his films are holy grails of tits-and-ass trash featuring spiteful women with unquenchable libidos, put-upon men, hot cars, fisticuffs and double entendres.

Don't miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience Russ Meyer's special brand of lust, madness and wild suburbia on the big screen!

GO, GO! KILL! KILL! A Russ Meyer Retrospective
Sep 11-Oct 9 at Chauvel Cinema (Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rds, Paddington)

ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
All sessions: $16.50/13.50
Click here to purchase online
Or season pass ($50.00) available in person from the cinema only.

- 8.30pm Fri 11 Sep
BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA VIXENS (1979)
(R18+)
An all-out assault on today's sexual mores, and more.

- 8.30pm Fri 18 Sep
VIXEN (1968)
(R18+)
Meyer's first monster-hit. Randy lumberjacks, Canadian Mounties and Cuban revolutionaries are no match for Vixen Erica Gavin. Is she woman... or animal?

- 8.30pm Fri 25 Sep
FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
(M)
A new breed of superwoman emerges out of the ruthlessness of our times. John Waters' favourite film of all time.

- 8.30pm Fri 2 Oct
UP! (1976)
(R18+)
No - not the Pixar film - far from it! Two-timers, cops, robbers and joints. Mind-boggling, bra-busting women, plus the usual assortment of good lookin', awesomely hung and klutzy men.

- 8.30pm Fri 9 Oct
SUPERVIXENS (1975)
(R18+)
A cinematic smorgasbord of erotic fantasy. A rural "Fellini" geared for the young and old alike, the sophisticate and the blue collar... Meyer wields the double bladed axe of satire, and cuts to the very bone of society.

And...

 

PONYO ON A CLIFF BY THE SEA (G)
Commences Thursday 27 August
The latest masterpiece from Academy Award-winning writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli (Sprited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service) took its inspiration from Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid. Screening in its original Japanese language with English Subtitles at Chauvel!
View the trailer


 
 


 
  2009.07.29  11.54
Gigs coming up!


This Friday at the Townie DJ's: Tigerlilly, Dark Elvis, Decker, IVD Joe and BadPauly. It’s 11pm til 4am as per usual and entry is free. You will hear much rock and indie and even a bit of metal if you're lucky. And... Country music anyone?

Next Friday 7th August is the Britpop / Nineties night at the Townie starting at 11pm and finishing at 4am. Entry is free and Dj’s are: IVD Joe, Tigerlilly, Spudnik, Action Ant and Pluto. Expect a bit of 90’s dance crossover, Madchester and Shoegazer.

Entry is free



Sunday 16th August is Wreckovery at the Excelsior Hotel in Surry Hills (not far from Central train station). It starts at 4pm and finishes at 9pm. Entry is $10 and it’s a Clan Analogue special featuring: Electrofetish, Actual Russian Brides and Abstract New Dimensions with Clan Analogue DJ’s MD & Co + Telafonica Soundsystem and Tigerlilly.

The Excelsior has a fairly fine kitchen so feel free to turn up in time for dinner.



 
 


 
  2009.07.17  10.50
More Melbourne stuff

Doco on Melbourne Stencil scene:

Melbourne INK

30 min. documentary by Julien Sena and Romain Levrault

Melbourne INK is screening at ACMI on Saturday, (tickets are still available for the screening)




 
 


 
  2009.07.13  12.32
Melbourne Happenings


Please join us for the 2nd part of our CINEMA CLUB series at the Bouverie Studios!
On Wed, 15th - 7pm, 1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton.

On screen: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
Sci Fi, 1976 by Nicolas Roeg

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth because he needs water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. There, he meets Mary-Lou…

Curated by Emma McRae,Tanja Milbourne and Kathleen Waechter.

Please come join!! The deal: gold coin, BYO dinner and drinks.



 
 


 
  2009.07.13  09.33
Brief piece on Post punk

This is mainly Aus centred:

http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/09/51/post-punk-australia.html


 
 


 
  2009.06.29  22.06
Go or die!!!



5 djs for 5 hours at the Townie, King St Newtown.
11pm to 4am
Grunge, Indie Rock & Nineties

Free


 
 


 
  2009.01.26  22.05
Belated set list 1

EuchroniaCollapse )


 
 


 
  2009.01.19  14.43
BDO?

A workmate of mine has some BDO tix for sale. Two in fact for this Friday in Sydney. Anyone interested? Let me know and I'll pass on the details.

 
 


 
  2009.01.16  13.52


Can anyone recommend any secondhand cd shops in Sydney?

 
 


 
  2008.12.04  14.37
For all


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EUCHRONIA PROMISES STEAMPUNK NEW YEAR’S EVE

MELBOURNE, 04 December, 2008. NYE 2008 will see the inauguration of EUCHRONIA, a Steampunk/Neo-Victorian “Year’s End Ball” featuring local and interstate DJs, three bands and a half dozen burlesque and cabaret acts performing across three rooms at the historic VICTORIAN TRADES HALL.

Originally a science fiction literary subgenre, Steampunk today is a retro-tech, craft-oriented lifestyling movement thriving on the internet, a “geek cool” aesthetic with an expanding presence in anime, computer-gaming and big-screen film. At its least it’s a Golden Compass-y, Victorianeque art fashion with some current cachet. At its best it’s the next big thing. EUCHRONIA (from the Greek "eu", meaning "good", and "chronos", "time") is Australia’s first major Steampunk event.

EUCHRONIA recently announced the addition of skilled Stage Magician ALEX DE LA RAMBELJE and prominent local promoter DJ LOBOTOMY to the packed bill, where they join bands DANDELION WINE, THE TENTH STAGE and SFORZANDO, dance troupe SERPENTSKIRT, burlesque dancers ROSY RABBIT and
THE TANQUERAYS and risqué acrobat TANK THE MUPPET. Other attractions include six DJs from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Victorian-style portrait photography, and optional membership in THE ANTIPODEAN LEAGUE OF TEMPORAL VOYAGERS which includes a catered pre-opening event and
horse-and-buggy ride. EUCHRONIA encourages sartorial extravagance, and its beautiful 19th Century venue will be lavishly decorated in appropriately anachronistic style.

EUCHRONIA is an 18+ event. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $55 until 15-December, online or at a range of ticketing agents throughout Melbourne. See www.euchronia.com for more information and press pack.

CONTACT
admin@euchronia.com

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  2008.10.31  09.45
Coming up at the NFSA

Thu 13 November 6:30pm CRYING IN COLOR: HOW HOLLYWOOD COPED WHEN TECHNICOLOR DIED

Using extracts from original film prints, author and academic Russell Merritt takes a look at 3-colour Technicolor in the late 1940s and ‘50s – the final years of its aesthetic and technical ascendancy in Hollywood. At 7.30pm Merritt also introduces a rare screening of one of the finest examples of Technicolor’s colour alchemy: Moulin Rouge, (USA/UK, 1952, 119’, 35mm (PG), John Huston’s biopic of the Belle Époque and Toulouse-Lautrec (played by José Ferrer), shot by UK cinematographer Oswald Morris in vivid homage to the erotic palette of the artist’s work.

The National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit Acton
ACT 2600

 
 


 
  2008.10.29  15.22
What's coming up at MuMeson

just for you cos you asked for itCollapse )

 
 


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