Lucky Miles. A bittersweet comedy about distance, difference and dud maps. Based on a collection of true stories.
Lucky Miles is a desert buddy movie inspired by several stories Michael first heard when he visited the Pilbara region of Western Australia in the late 80s. True stories of ‘boat people’ landing on the remote WA coastline in the hope of starting a new life, quickly running into trouble as they set out into some of the harshest and least populated country of Australia.
A DENDY FILMS RELEASE
It’s 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Whilst most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination escape arrest and begin an epic journey into the heart of. Pursued by an army reservist unit, our three heroes wander deeper into the desert, desperately searching for civilisation amongst the stones of the Pilbara.
RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2007
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 105 minutes
Director: Michael James Rowland
Don;t get confused it’s US tour info. But what a great way to introduce you to Elizabeth ‘Bloodbath’ McGrath and her wonderful art and music. I totally encourage you to check out her links at the end of this post, and if in the US definitely take advantage of seeing her and the band perform!
liz ‘bloodbath’ mcgrath
June dates- for US appearance
6/7/07 Toronto The Reverb, NXNE
6/8/07 Barrie, Ont.- Imago
6/9/07 Grand Rapids, MI, the Break Room
6/10/07 Indianapolis, IND ,the melody inn
6/14/07 Cleavland OH ,the Lime Spider
6/15/07 Asbury Park, NJ- Asbury Lanes
6/16/07 NY NY, Club Midway
6/17/07 Boston, MA Harpers Ferry
6/20/07 Los Angeles, El Ray
This is an EP launch (in my hood); featuring Low Rise Estate with Heavy Dollar, Dumpster Droid and LCD. You’d have to visit the myspace links to determine whether or not you like the sound. It’s not exactly easy to categorise and def not commercial. But it is a snapshot of what the local (Melbourne) sound kidz are exploring. There;s a lot of depth to it, so it’s not just brainless bullshit or sound banter, not that there’s anything wrong with that: but it is challenging and fuck dare I say it modern!. Well yes ok, a tad DADA but I like that shit too.. Editor’s comment. gg x
Complex Feedback, Conceptual Art Sounds, Intensities, Actions and Burials.
*Hmm not sure about the dead bird pictures
Low Rise Estate (EP Launch)
Low Rise Estate began in an eastern suburban living room of Melbourne as an experiment in combining abrasive noise electronics with guitar based pop tunes, an idea which reflects the musical history of its members.
A solo act who started writing electronic music with a simple wave editor, homemade microphones and found samples in 2001. Eventually, they were encouraged to perform live experimental noise music, which came about after experiments with various equipment. The final product was a Reel-to-Reel tape machine and a Theremin.
Lowest Common Denominator …
LCD_ci are the bastions of the lost bastion. We will refund your money or guarantee not to lose it. Performers of high dis-repute. Minstrels from beyond the doors of time. Exquisite mindflayers mediating the mediocre.
8.30pm Saturday 9th of June
Glitch 318 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy, Victoria
Women Worse Off Under AWAs – In a recent study The National Foundation for Australian Women polled more than 60 women’s organisations across the nation and found there had been an “unacceptable deterioration” in wage parity. In WA, where AWAs are most prevalent, as at November 2006 the gender wage gap was 25 per cent – for every $1 earned by a man a woman earned only 75 cents.
Read more http://nfaw.org/
Develop sustainably with Electrocity
Like a mini-version of SimCity, the Flash-based Web game Electrocity lets you develop your own metropolis from the ground up. Rather than existing solely as a entertaining Web diversion, however, Electrocity has a hidden agenda.
The sponsor of the game, Genesis Energy, is an energy provider and retailer in New Zealand. Electrocity was developed to increase public awareness about energy usage, its cost, and its effect on the environment.