I now have a mid 1980’s Washburn B-70 bass which I was given for free (thanks Josh, I’ll bring you some beers) and am in the process of learning to play. It had no strings when I first got it (it was very quiet without them) and the neck was bent as fuck so I rectified both of those problems and now it’s playable. Although I still have no idea if the electronics work. It’s incredibly Glam Rock looking so I figure growing a mullet is probably the next step for me!
Last night, Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved the world’s largest coal port terminal.
Our climate and the Great Barrier Reef has been sold.
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Sharing this so yall know what is going on in Australia. You should all hopefully know about the plans for coal expansion within QLD, but this is a testament to how quickly and sneakily our gov do business, regardless of the THOUSANDS of people who rally and march and send letters and protest. i’m trying to sound as non-emotional as possible, but i’m legitimately upset. if this is actually going to go ahead (i’m still in denial), then i suggest everyone book some flights up north and buy some snorkelling gear. go see how beautiful and pristine the reef and our coastline is before it’s dredged.
or take it nek level and chain yourself to the beach. i’m feeling like i’ve made a serious error in judgement getting a job in brisbane when i could be getting pissed off and politically reckless back home in cairns
anyway, it’s clear where i stand on this point. i’m aware that hunt has said it will ‘improve water quality’ and i understand the economic ‘benefits’. but from my use of ‘inverted commas’, you can see that i’m not havin a bar of it. i’m a simple person so i guarantee you clever kids will be able to provide me with a strong set of pros, but my mind set works like this: huuuuuuuuge amounts of cosntruction and development on something so delicate and rare doesn’t make sense to me.
If Soundgarden are chosen to replace Blur at BDO 2014 I think I’ll go in to a state of shock for a few weeks. It would be so far beyond awesome that my body would need to shut down for a while until my mind had processed the idea. It probably wont happen though.
Attention fans of drop D tuning: Soundgarden and Black Sabbath are playing three shows together in Germany in June.
Sweet fuckin’ tears of satan.
First I went to the house of some guy I don’t know for some kind of small gathering which was followed by us floating above the Great Barrier Reef watching all these amazing (unrealistic) sea creatures doing stuff.
Then I was in some massive warehouse/shop thing and Shannon was working there, except she had a crew cut with a small pony tail tied up on top. So we had a fairly long conversation, but I have no idea what about.
Next I was at a house party and there were all these really annoying stoners who could only say sarcastic stuff for some reason. But fortunately a really hyperactive Alison Mosshart showed up and she told me that I should go to her party after the one we were at because it was better.
After my old mate Alison left I went exploring through the house and came across Wameron and Courtney Love watching TV so I sat down with them to hang out and then woke up.
So the combination of the reef, good old friends and cool rock front-women made for a sick dream!
question for my thoughtful followers:
when someone says or does something problematic, do you call them out on it? i know there’s a shit tonne of variables (was it on purpose? do they realise what they’re saying? are they an actual asshole? is it someone you know well enough?), but how do you…
This is a tough one. I am still far too full of youthful angst to be able to control my temper in 99.99% of the arguments I get in, so I really am in no position to give any advice.
However, from observing others who are wise and well traveled, I have learned that equanimity and patience are two of the greatest skills a person can have, especially in debates or discussions. By staying relaxed and open minded you’re able to properly digest what the other person has to say before delivering a well thought out response. I think this allows you to get your point across and address the issue at hand, without becoming needlessly aggressive.
All of that said, I think the raw enthusiasm and energy (with a dash of anger), when pointed in the right direction is what changes the world. So perhaps the combination of a balanced mind and a youthful spirit is ideal.
(After all that I don’t think I actually addressed the question?)
'The crashing stormy waves erode her shoreline everyday, until the castle of her ways turns to sand.
She holds her lovely breast, as her birds fall from the nest, flying towards the great nothwest.
And With no repair in sight, there is no god with such might, as to open her world wide with subterfuge.
Your death will soon arrive, as she finally decides that all her problems, they won’t die with you.’
- Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt