Come check out the boys while they take over for the night.
7pm onwards. 133 Oxford Street SYDNEY
Last night was a belated Christmas Party for Ching-a-lings. After the party we (naturally) ended up at the bar. Once everyone had left and there were only a few of us there, Neil Young was playing and it was so on cue as a soundtrack to my mood.
Although I have many favourite Neil Young songs, this one in particular almost brought me to tears at the time. Very appropriate.
While waiting to go on stage last night for a gig at the Shangrila Hotel in the city, Dane (plays Trombone in the band) and I decided to jump in the lifts and head up to the fancy skyline bar for a quickie cocktail. Beats the underground bunker they've got going on for a green room. Nice...
Kelly and Nadia were complete sweethearts last night at Ching-a-lings. I loved that the music they played was a complete departure from a lot of the other lady sets so far. Their music choices plus to beautiful weather really made my mid week complete.
Next week the ODDs & EVENs decks will be taken over by boys... I don't know weather to be excited or nervous. I'm so used to all these cute ladies playing with me each Wednesday!
Sportsgirl Pitt sreet. 3-7pm. Swing by.
The who's who of Sydney siders were at 142 Chalmers st Surry Hills last night to celebrate the launch of GIDEON shoes and to see Kelly Cutrone in the flesh.
The GIDEON boys Matt and Rupert were perfect hosts, providing fantastic food and endless drinks. In fact, I would go as far to say it was the best food I have ever had at an event like this. Super tasty and fresh vegetarian spring rolls and even macaroons for dessert!! Fark yes.
Kelly was a trooper, signing books, posing for hundreds (literally) of photos and answering what I am sure was a hell of a lot of the same questions. She was also, despite what everyone would love to say about her, completely charming and amazing. I was lucky enough to be taken out for dinner with her afterwards and she only gets better one on one. She is one tough, honest and inspirational women.
I had the best view in the house from the upper level or podium as I kept the disco tunes going all night. It was fascinating watching everyone from above, but the best part of my view had to be getting to look at the Giant shoe in the middle of the room and the artworks by Brett Chan and Daimon Downey hanging behind it. Genius.
Back in Pitt street Mall this week... Thursday 24th March 3-7pm and Saturday 26th March 1-4pm.
Come join in, don't forget to bring me a tea!
I have discovered that you don't actually need to ride a bike or even have one to get involved in the approaching Annual Bicycle Film Festival. You can just make a film about bikes and get an instant free ticket into the bike scene! Toot toot!
For those who don't know, The Bicycle Film Festival (or BFF) began in 2001 when Brendt Barbur, founding director of the festival was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one and hence the BFF is a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.
Over the past ten years BFF has given a push (he he, another riding pun) to both emerging and established artists, including Albert Maysles, Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, The Neistat Brothers, Michel Gondry, and Tom Sachs.
It's FREE to enter and any style of film is acceptable: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary and music videos. Simply download a submission form from the BFF website, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Head Office in New York. Easy as riding a bike!
RIDE WITH PRIDE BITCHES - THE BREEZE FEELS NICE!
The 2011 submission deadline is April 1. Any inquiries email email@example.com
FRUIT PUNCH (a.k.a. Kelly and Nadia) will be making their DJ debut this Wednesday night for ODDs & EVENs at Ching-a-lings. Judging by the combined fashion sense of these two, I can only imagine they will have nothing but good tunes to play to your tasting!
Keep Wednesday night free 7pm- - come down to Ching-a-lings for some dice rollin and FRUIT PUNCH on the decks.
...Well, not literally spilt all over the decks, as in the DJ duo etc etc....you get the picture.
Despite the crappy weather, these three girls still sure played some nice tunes.
My highlight track of the night had to be Janet Jackson "That's The Way Love Goes" - smooooth.
Had such a fun day in the Bourke street SG store today. The girls there were lovely however my favourite was Matty who runs the Style Me Studio - more on him to come soon!
As well as playing for the Melbourne folk I had a visit from the lovely Sydney sider Eirlie, as well as two of my fav Sportsgirl Pitt street ladies who happeed to also be in town. Sydney invasion!
Today the first day of my Melbourne weekend and it flew by like the wind!
First stop straight from the airport was at a studio I have started singing for... Jingle House. They're in Fitzroy so it was nice to head back literally to the streets where I used to walk and live. I sang two TVCs for the lovely Dave and Nigel (pictured below hard at work), had some lunch then raced in to check into my hotel. As you'll see below - it's a pretty massive room (bigger than my house!) and there is even fake gass on my windowsil! Crazy cute.
While I am visiting my old stomping ground of Melbourne-town I will be playing in the massive Sportsgirl Bourke street store. I haven't seen the Bourke street store for a while so it'll be interesting being back inside playing my favourite tunes.
Friday 18th March... 4-7pm
Saturday 19th March... 2-5pm
Come say hi!
p.s. I love these orange socks... I hope they are in the store while I'm there. Damn you Melbourne Shopping, I can feel a holiday spend coming on.
I'll be visiting my old home Melbourne this weekend! It's been over a year now since I last went down to which seems ridiculous considering how cheap flights are these days.
I cannot wait to see all my old friends and rug up a little more than you generally have to here in Sydney. Hoping to grab myself a $4 Bimbos pizza and pig out at Veggie Bar. Mmmm...
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT. These three ladies are way too cute/hot/rad or whatever which way you wanna describe them. Come down to hear their tunes and see them dance behind the decks. I honestly cannot think of any better way to spend the night.
7pm onwards. Get down early to roll the dice if you're feeling lucky.
Ching-a-lings. 133 Oxford Street.
After getting all dressed and pumped for netball (and literally being in the car on my way!) I received a text saying that due to rain the game was cancelled.
...So instead, I jumped in a cab to visit my Chef who was painting the bonnet of a bloody BMW of all things! The event was the launch of a new BMW car, set in a beautiful 100% recycled pop up restaurant down on the harbour.
Everything about the night was perfect down to a T. The overall look was flawless and beautifully lit up (and what a backgorund to work with eh?!) the food was yummy and there was plenty to go around, the drinks started with champagne on arrival, then cocktails, beer, wine and so on, all served in 100% receycled little jars! They had a kick ass cruisy band, and quite a nice little live art painting going on in the corner which will be put up on display at the Rushcutters Bay BMW - store then auctioned off and all proceeds go to the Ted Noffs Foundation. Nice!
The restaurant is open for a while longer so if you have a chance I would definitely go and check it out. It's such a great space and from my experience tonight, the food is mighty tasty too.