Friday, December 21, 2001

Just realised I spelt Abi Tucker's name wrong on a previous post. I can't stand bad spelling.

Oh yeah, another thing. Yesterday, I saw the tentative track listing for a best of the Big Day Out 3cd compilation which should come out sometime next month. It's pretty bloody good with songs by Supergrass, Primal Scream, Roni Size, Iggy Pop, Ministry, Nick Cave, Prodigy, Beasts Of Bourbon, Magic Dirt and whoever else has graced the big ol' stage. Strangely/ironically enough, there isn't a song by Limp Bizkit on the collection!

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

"The Fellowship of the Ring" could have gone wrong in so many ways. As it is, though, I see it as nearly perfect: It's one of the best fantasy pictures ever made.
It throws down a daunting challenge to filmmakers everywhere, and even more so to the studios that back them. Audiences deserve the greatest you have in you. If you've made money off giving them anything less, it was just dumb luck. From now on, they'll know they have a right to magic.

From the Salon review of Lord Of The Rings.

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Alrighty, got the first top 5 and it's from Lauren who runs the wonderful log, City Trash. It used be called To Design The Truth Would Be A Lie and I talked it up awhile ago. Like myself, she loves The Secret Life Of Us... You know I interviewed Abby Tucker earlier this year? Anyway, here's Lauren's top 5 for 2001!

Blueline Medic - The Apology Wars (actually this has to be number one cos it's so DAMN GOOD!)
Bodyjar - You Got Me a Girls Bike You Idiot! (the title says it all)
The Killchoir Project - No Love For The Haters (hc-melodic madness)
Warped - On The Make (raawwwwwkkkk!)
The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious (so much fun)

Fave indian restaurant is 'Oh Calcutta!' on Main South Road in Adelaide.

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Email me your top five albums for 2001 and your best Indian restaurant for 2001. I'll publish them!

Monday, December 10, 2001

This week's TV WEAK!!

The big TV rumour is that Sale Of Century will be axed next year. There’s speculation that it will be replaced by a game show hosted by Red Symons. This is a travesty. Glenn Ridge is one of Aussie Television’s true folk heroes. How could they dream of sacking the man who on his entrance to the set, every night quietly utters “Hi” to an imaginary figure before greeting viewers and studio audience? While Symons has a wider vocabulary (Ridge has only two adjectives, “great” and “fantastic”), Ridge’s sex appeal and gentility towards contestants is unrivalled.

Friday, December 07, 2001

Make your own Bruce Lee film!

KeyJay [Bruce Lee]
Tacky gold plated, diamond encrusted luxury mobile phones. The old saying is right, money sure doesn't buy class.
Apparantly I'm not allowed to link to the KPMG website. They reckon I have to have a formal agreement with the company before I link to them. Looks like I just did. Born to be wild, eh?

Click here for some wacky but true corporate anthems. Awesome site.
A recent photo of Tony Danza!! EXCELLENT!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2001

You come here to learn. Today learn about the camel toe!

Monday, December 03, 2001

This week's TV WEAK!

The non ratings season is back! Apart from the return of the awesome Two Fat Ladies (ABC, Weekdays, 6pm) and Jazz (ABC, Thursdays, 9.30pm), the rankest of rank turds now pilot, stink and crash. Much like Effie (SBS, Tuesdays, 8pm). What's more, the cricket is back. Oh dear. This is the time, TV WEAK and BBQ's come into their own.

- Glenn Peters

Saturday, December 01, 2001

George, George, George, George, Oops George! Oops George! George, George, George.

Enjoy yer' new suit, George!

Friday, November 30, 2001

Thursday, November 29, 2001

For years Salon Magazine has been the best mag on the web. See why with their well researched article about the hype behind New York's top rock'n'rollers, The Strokes. C'mon, click it!

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

What the wooing label executives neglected to mention was that, according to Pollstar, only 225 of the 4,500 to 6,000 active artists being promoted and distributed each year will ever make any real money for their record companies — let alone for themselves. In an industry with $6 billion in annual record sales, 90 percent of all acts signed to major labels will be dropped — which translates to a one-in-3,000 chance of sticking.

"Roughly 340,000 Mary’s Danish records were sold; not one member has to date received a penny of royalties."

From a sobering article about the fall of the early 90's band, Mary's Danish.

Monday, November 26, 2001

This week's TV WEAK!!

If there is one thing most of us will remember from High School first aid class, is that when the patient is choking, you may have to induce vomiting by feeding them the medicine, Epicack. Here’s a tip. Save money on Epicack by taping the Ray Martin interview with Tom Cruise (Ch 9. Thursday, 9pm).

- Glenn Peters

Friday, November 23, 2001

Click here to learn about history's most famous monkeys!
A truly nasty website. Awesome.
According to The Daily Mail, one in three Australian men feel their condoms are not big enough. A manufacturer, who put 'Jumbo' on normal-sized condoms, received hundreds of thank-yous.

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Just found out that Jason Falkner did some uncredited session work on the amazing new Rufus Wainwright album. I'll go listen to the record again (won't be too hard) and see if I can pick what Jason played. More news when it comes to hand. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to Wainwright's album here.
Air's new music video for "People In The City" live at the Mayan Theater features good lookin' genius power pop star, Jason Falkner on bass. The video for "Radio #1" also features shots of Jason singing at the end. Check them both out here.

Monday, November 19, 2001

This Week's TV WEAK!

Forget the television ratings systems. Forget Gary Morgan. TV Weak asks television’s burning questions. We surveyed the front bar of an undisclosed drinking establishment and found that when asked who would win in a fight: Jamie Oliver or Billy Connolly: 33% of drinkers thought Oliver would win through his superior mortar & pestle technique; 60% thought Connolly would piss it in if he hadn’t shaved his beard off in 1993; and a disgruntled 7% pointed out that if he saw either on his television again he would “farken spew up.”

Saturday, November 17, 2001

You must go to No need for me to tell you anymore, just go there.

Friday, November 16, 2001

Be shocked by the horrible transformation of Michael Jackson!
Did you know that The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is the son of Albert Hammond Sr. the man who wrote Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson's To All The Girls I've Loved Before?

Remember Shampoo? Uh Oh, we're in trouble... Yeah, them. According to Popbitch, they used to play a drinking game involving their pet hamster. They would place their hamster on the head of everyone in the room, in turn, until it shat. The recipient would then have to down vodka.

Q: Guess who I bumped into at the opticians'?
A: Everyone

All this stuff from this week's Popbitch newsletter.

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Received a nice little email today...

"There has been a great loss recently in the entertainment world. The wonderful Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote the "Hokey Pokey", died last week at 83. The most traumatic part for the family was getting him in the coffin. They put his left leg in - and things just started to go downhill from there....."

I'll get me coat...

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

You may know that I present a wierd website segment on Myf Warhurst's Net 50radio show on Saturday nights. Here's a list of some of the sites I've covered over the past year on Myf's lovely show. On the links pagethere is also a list of the ezines that everybody's fave lady's man, Josh Kinal has visited in the past year.

Stock up on nuts, folks. It's springtime!
Germans and mullets together at last in the most scariest website you may ever see.

Monday, November 12, 2001

100 genuine visits! Thank you's all for coming so often. Tell yer' mates about the site or drop me an email....

This Week's TV WEAK!

Nine promises that this week's Survivor in Africa (Wednesday, 8.30pm) will tip the reality genre on its head with a change to the game nobody will expect. So what is going to happen in the first 15 minutes? Will it involve the catastrophic events of September 11th? Will the contestants be asked as part of an Immunity Challenge to put on a benefit concert? Are they going to bring back the stupid hippy they voted out last week? Let’s hope so, because not even a theme by Toto or a slow public slaying of host, Jeff Probst will save the current Survivor series.
Freak writer of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and host of many late 60's LSD parties, Ken Kesey died yesterday. Read more.
George Harrison is sick. It's okay, he's putting out a single with Squeeze sax player, Jools Holland very soon. George's songwriting on the song is accredited to "RIP 2001 Ltd" Read more.

Get better George!

Friday, November 09, 2001

Did you know that crabs piss through their eyeballs and that mice have no bladders, they just leave a trail of piss everywhere they go?

Click to see Mariah Carey taking a bath with her dog.

"Jo often gets very homesick when she's off around the world with S Club and frequently phones home - to talkto her dogs. She is also known to sing S Club songs down the phone to them. In response, they piss themselves."

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Thursday, November 08, 2001

A sad story.
Men And Women Of Australia,
Due to a mix of dubious fiscal policy and a bleak outlook in the Eden Monaro electorate, the election night BBQ at my house has been cancelled.
The late notice of the cancellation has provoked varying reactions in the political world.
Earlier today, the opposition leader, Mr Kim Beazley told reporters that the cancellation points "to an obvious breakdown in domestic policy," while the leader of the Australian Democrats, Natasha Stotdespoyjathankyouverymuch, told us that, "not even the women of Afghanistan would cancel a BBQ at such late notice."
The PM, Mr John Howard said something about it but we missed it. We were preoccupied with some dribble on the 62 year-old Coalition leader's chin.
Don't call us to complain, instead express your anger at the polling booth.
sorry & thank you,
Glenn & Gen
I'm sure you will be happy to hear that there are no longer any dots on my monitor. Yes, the fucker is fixed.

Went to see some art rock last night. Exercises In Distance are a bunch of people from almost famous Melbourne bands who play a slow, muddy, mostly instrumental set of art. Cello, guitars, computers, recorders (both tape and the recorder whistle thing you had to learn at school) and drums are played in a most dreamy way. Lovely, except a few punters complained that the music made them feel a bit drowsy. "Do you practise at home?" I asked one of the band members, "because you would probably get neighbours banging on your door, yelling, COULD YOU TURN IT UP A BIT, I'M TRYING TO GET SOME SLEEP HERE!" I'll get my coat....

Monday, November 05, 2001

Another weekend, another mediocre rock'n'roll show by the Fauves at The Armadale. No need for an encore, get the fuck out of there, I say. At least the Armadale crowd were polite and hygenic. Oh yeah, and The Anyones rocked like crazy blokes. Are the Anyones the most under-rated band in Australia? Hmm...

A nice girl called Lauren emailed me a little while ago. She has a website/log just like mine. It has the very emo title, To Design The Truth Would Be A Lie.... Lauren leads a heady life of school, dodgy mates and rock'n'roll.

And here's a bit of good stuff lifted from Lauren's site!

"i can't believe i actually found the Rock Lobster ringtone. finding that has made my whole week.

i am sick today. i don't know how or why i got sick, but it has to be now doesn't it. this weekend. fuck you whoever did this to me. i hate you.

there are so many cool dumb local shows coming up, like 99s and thinktank at south adelaide. bahahahahahaha. man that is going to be so funny. i might drag simone down with me. i have togo get my video off of adsy. fuck."

Friday, November 02, 2001

Well, Ross Snout was very nice. Thanks for arskin'. Good chat about going to see Donovan play the Continental all those years ago. He mentioned that there were a few boys from Eltham in the crowd. Very funny indeed.

By the way, still have those farkin spots on my monitor.

Thursday, November 01, 2001

Hunter S Thompson has a weekly column on the ESPN website. Hilarious. Read it here.
Snout have a new album! I'm listening to it now and will interview the band's lead bloke, Ross Snout, this afternoon. If you are all good, I will tell you about it when I get back.

Monday, October 29, 2001

More fruity ass Halloween Costumes, Booster!
Awesome website of strange 1980's Halloween costumes including pictures of the Rubicks Cube, Chachi (Happy Days), Welcome Back Kotter, Flipper, Fantasy Island and Flipper. retroCRUSH

Found this site through Boing Boing.

This week's TV WEAK!

It’s election time and it’s time for some political satire! Yippee! Couldn’t think of anything worse. You have to be honest. No matter what your Radio National listening, Baileys drinking, wannabe sophisticate Uncle insists, The Gillies Report was incredibly unfunny. Enduring an episode was much like ice cream headache. Unbearable, much like the ABC’s new political sitcom, Corridors Of Power (ABC, Mondays, 7pm), where Jeremy Sims plays a shit talking ALP backbencher, and much of the wheeling and dealing is done in the mens’ toilet. Maybe a good place to throw the remaining tapes.
I'm writing an article about beer! Its a going to appear in Wednesday's Beat Magazine.

Who's you're favorite Michael Jackson? The singing and dancing Michael Jackson who loves nothing more than to have a tug in his music video or the Michael Jackson who has dedicated his life to finding the perfect beer?

Both are freaks and both have funny lookin' noses.

Sunday, October 28, 2001

Right, I give up. Going to play Digger now.
I'm so confused.

Saturday, October 27, 2001

There's coloured dots polluting my screen. It's starting to really annoy me. If anyone knows how to fix the problem, please email me ( And it's pissing down outside. I have to ride me bike across the city to do my bit on the radio. Listen to me on triple j here (approx 8pm).

Went to see brillo Melbourne band, The Blue Grassy Knoll play the soundtrack to a few Buster Keaton films. Loved it. If you are in Melbourne, make sure you see it tonight or tomorrow at the Astor. Anywhere else, don't miss them when they visit!

Friday, October 26, 2001

The new Black&White mag is in the shops today. Read my article on pervy Euro photographer, Frank Wartenberg complete with pics of bleeding women. Triffic.

Been listening to Gillian Welch's old record, Revival today. It's so good. You can hear bits of her new one on Gillian's website.
Hi. Hi. Hi. "Peters, you're a nerd and stuff. You should do a webpage," they tell me. Oh, great. I'm one of those. I spend a bit too much time at the computer and all of a sudden (not quite all of a sudden, it's been going on for years) they reckon I should do a page. Okay, here it is. What am I going to talk about? The typical. No surprises here. Move on.

For those who don't know me, I'm a Melbourne (Australia) based bloke who writes for a few Australian magazines, mostly Black & White and Beat Magazine, about music, art, sport and what ever else they tell me to write about. I also present a website segment on national radio station, Triple J on Saturday nights. Great huh?

Well, here goes. I wouldn't have bothered to do this if I hadn't seen Boing Boing so go and have a look at it now.

If like me, you are cynical about the music scene, check out rocknerd.

Alright, it's time to eat some cheese.

Oh yeah, my email address....