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.