I remember when I had my first Racket experience... I didn't really like or understand electronic music and I would go reluctantly with regulars Dan, Jamie Lloyd and then later with the lovely Christina as well. It didn't take long for me to realise that this was where all the "real" djs went to play amazing music minus the commercial and trend following city goers.
8 years on (8 years!!) and last night I found myself on route to Marrickville Bowling club to attend the Mad Racket 11th Bday party. All the regulars were there playing and this time, Jamie was behind the decks - playing in the back room! Actually I stand corrected, he and Noel Boogie were killing it - my ears were in musical heaven! It was a fun night and I am proud of myself for making it out alive before sunrise. My track of the night was 'Echtah' by Debruit - woooooo...
Jamie is actually releasing his sophomore album ‘Beware of the Light’ on the Future Classic label next Friday at the Civic. He'll be debuting it LIVE before he takes off on solo live shows around Australia and then through Asia/Europe/Northern Hemisphere in Spring/Summer.
He'll be supported by Jimmi James, Noel Boogie & Nathan McLay so that alone is enough to get me of the couch. Friday, October 30 - 10:00pm Civic Underground (Cnr Pitt & Goulburn St, Sydney.)Tix: $18.50
I had the pleasure of accompanying Alex and being a fill in for Georgie Cleary at the TNT Ragtrader Fashion Retailer of the Year Awards at the Sydney Opera house. The food was tasty and the wine a-plenty, and thank god for Fashion TV being played in the background to get us through the speeches. Cue took out the big award, and in our category Alpha 60 came runner up to Harrolds (so we pretty much won!) And thanks to Alex's speech every table got to take home the TNT centrepiece cars and trucks - (I actually managed to dismantle and fit a whole toy plane in my bag!) Congrats Alex and Georgie and well done to the Alpha gang. I was proud to represent! Woopwoop!
I have quite a talent for injuring myself without trying... I broke my toe (as in actually broke the bone) over a year ago now and it was so bad that it had taken this whole time for the nail to grow back and for my poor foot to recover.
However I managed to somehow fuck it up completely again yesterday while just walking. I wasn't even jumping or dancing around this time - I was WALKING dammit. I didn't even realise it had happened till I felt my toe gushing with blood!
I'm so angry as it now looks like I will spend another summer with a band-aid over my toe.
I am however quite impressed with my ability to continue to wear cute wedges I just purchased from Shag.
I have never willingly eaten seafood - ever. Numerous people have tried to get me to eat it, all have failed. This all changed last weekend when I was invited to a dinner party and I knew that seafood was the majority of the menu. The night consisted of a great meal, plenty of wine and then hilariously ridiculous board games - and I don't think I've laughed so much in a long time!
Maybe I enjoyed the night so much because for some strange reason, when the seafood was served, I decided to pretty much go with it. I don't think anyone there really understood that it was my first seafood meal... ever. But I guess no-one really cared either. That was probably the sudden change... I was over having to care so much about avoiding something.
I had the pleasure of visiting my old home of Melbourne over the weekend. It was so wonderful to catch up with everyone. I took so many photos... here are some highlights of the first 2 nights. Saturday night photos (where I attended 3 parties within 3 blocks!!) are to come soon...
Carlos the Mexican Wonder Dog!
Within hours of landing Jess and I had done some serious damage
32 Burton Street Darlinghurst Sydney... open 12pm-1am Wed-Sun
Such a lovely new addition to the sydney restaurant world. The atmosphere that they've created there is super lovely and I predict the downstairs courtyard bar is definitely going to be a winner for locals come summer. Yum Yum Yum - the food offerings were so good we didn't want to get them out of our teeth!