I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”.
My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!
I have spent 22 years going to amazing live gigs and comedy shows… which explains why I’m always broke, but damn have I seen some awesome shows!*
I have been hooked on TV since I was 3 years old when I used to watch the Mike Walsh Show on daytime TV while eating Weetbix biscuits. Remember those?^
I love a good film that stirs the mind, or a documentary that teaches me something.
Favourite Music Gigs: Jeff Buckley, Fugazi, Patti Smith, Bat for Lashes, James Vincent McMorrow, The Mars Volta, Tool, Mastodon, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Refused, Fantomas, Melvins, Mr Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Dillinger Escape Plan, At The Drive In, Deltron 3030, Run The Jewels, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Deftones, Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, DJ Shadow, Bon Iver, Savages, Muse, The Cure, Ben Harper, Elliot Smith + more.
Favourite Aussie Music Gigs: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Mark of Cain, Mid Youth Crisis (One Inch Punch), Augie March, Something For Kate, Chet Faker, Jane Tyrell, Regurgitator, The Fauves, John Butler Trio + more.
Favourite Comedy Gigs: Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Steven Wright, The Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Conchords, Dave Chappelle, Dylan Moran, Rich Hall, Ross Noble, Jason Byrne, David O’Doherty, Simon Munnery, Steven K. Amos, Charlie Murphy, Doc Brown + more.
Favourite Aussie Comedy Gigs: Greg Fleet, Lano & Woodley, Rod Quantock, Wil Anderson, Merrick & Rosso, Kitty Flannagan, Lawrence Leung + more.
Favourite Films: Life is Beautiful, Amelie, Withnail & I, Reservoir Dogs, Shallow Grave, Fargo, This Is Spinal Tap, Goodfellas, Donnie Darko, Moon, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Blues Brothers, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Best in Show + more.
Favourite Aussie Films: Stone, The Castle, Two Hands, Crackerjack, Chopper, Animal Kingdom, Romper Stomper, The Boys, Undead, Harvie Krumpet + more.
Favourite Documentaries: Bad Brains: A Band from DC, Back and Forth, Some Kind of Monster, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, The Great Rock N’ Roll Swindle, Buena Vista Social Club, Dig!, Seven Ages of Rock, American: The Bill Hicks Story, Baraka, Senna, When We Were Kings, Hoop Dreams, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Bowling for Columbine, The Times of Harvey Milk, American Movie + more
Favourite Aussie Documentaries: Persecution Blues: The Battle for The Tote, Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, The Fauves: 15 Minutes to Rock, Shihad: Beautiful Machine, Rudely Interrupted, How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer.
^ I recall eating these big round biscuits branded as Weetbix. It might just be a false memory I have created to associate TV with food. Maybe they never actually existed.