Below are the 25 most recent journal entries.
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.
> It has come to my attention that your government is closing the Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart offices of the National Archives of Australia.
> I would ask that you request the Minister responsible, Senator Ludwig, to put an immediate freeze on these closures.
> It is vital that all Australians have access to the collections of the NAA.
> The closure of these offices will severely impact upon such access.
> The closure of the Darwin office, in particular, will impact upon Indigenous Australians seeking to use the Archives collections.
> These offices must remain open, irregardless of the issue of internet access.
> The process of accessing and using archival material is a complex one - I know, I am a professional archivist and researcher.
> 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.
> I look forward to your support in this matter.
> All the best."
Newish Gene Simmons film!
As part of the Japanese film fest:
Friday 27 November 8.45pm
Event Cinemas George Street
505 – 525 George St, Sydney
Go here for more info on the Japanese film fest:
Australia's silent film fest
On at the State Library of NSW during October:
There's a great range of stuff on show including:
The Mark of Zorro
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
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
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)
AFTRS free screening this Friday night
And don't forget the Russ Meyer extravaganza starting this Friday
Original non-dubbed version of Ponyo now showing at the Chauvel!
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:
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!
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
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
The Cape Canaveral Monsters
Just in time for Space month:
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:
On soon at the Chauvel
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
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
More Melbourne stuff
Doco on Melbourne Stencil scene:
30 min. documentary by Julien Sena and Romain Levrault
On screen: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
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.
Brief piece on Post punk
This is mainly Aus centred:
Go or die!!!
5 djs for 5 hours at the Townie, King St Newtown.
11pm to 4am
Grunge, Indie Rock & Nineties
Belated set list 1
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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.
Can anyone recommend any secondhand cd shops in Sydney?
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.
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
What's coming up at MuMeson
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