11 AM | 09 Jun

Miss Derringer Tour

Hey Everyone- 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

http://elizabethmcgrath.com http://missderringer.com http://myspace.com/elizabethmcgrath

11 AM | 09 Jun

Post-heavy Apocalypso

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

Heavy Dollar http://www.myspace.com/dale_nason

Complex Feedback, Conceptual Art Sounds, Intensities, Actions and Burials. *Hmm not sure about the dead bird pictures

Low Rise Estate (EP Launch) http://www.myspace.com/lowriseestate

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.

Dumpster Droid http://www.myspace.com/dumpsterdroid

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.

LCD http://www.myspace.com/lcdci 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


11 AM | 09 Jun

Women’s Wages

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/

11 AM | 09 Jun


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.

10 AM | 09 Jun

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama a Film directed by Rick Ray (NR, 85 min.)

“From the first moment I saw him,” says writer-director Ray, “I sensed that he was no ordinary human being.” No kidding. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who goes by the handle of Tenzin Gyatso, is more like a holy Muppet. (He has the rasp and the intonation of your lovable furry friend Grover.) The spiritual and political leader of Tibet, though chased into exile at the base of the Indian Himalayas, is one happy dude – smiling and laughing even as he describes the “cultural genocide” perpetrated against his people by China and suggesting “more picnics” as a prescription for world peace. A lama for the 21st century, His Holiness is fascinated by quantum physics and mechanical objects, which he disassembles and studies for pleasure; in one stretch of his too-frequent voiceover, Ray tells us the Dalai Lama believes there is intelligent life on other planets. He has an e-mail address, and we see a room full of robed monks tapping away at keyboards. There’s a little too much of Ray in the mix, and the documentary occasionally lapses into travelogue format. (“They say there’s only one thing worse than a cup of yak butter. The second cup.”) Though artfully composed, the static beauty shots of the landscape and ethnographic close-ups of indigenous faces overwhelm the titular interview, which constitutes only the last portion of the film. Allowed 10 questions and 45 minutes, Ray lobs a couple of softballs before inquiring, “At what point do you give up nonviolence and confront something truly evil in the name of doing what’s right?” Ray provides ample exposition for audiences who don’t know a lama from a llama, explaining the Chinese takeover and the tenets of Buddhism. Audiences already familiar with these topics may long for more depth, but the approach suits the film to older kids (who may appreciate the fact that the Tibetan head of state was 15 years old during the Chinese invasion) and absolute beginners. It’s a slam-dunk for history classes, too – informative and challenging, touching on issues of free speech, modernity, democracy, and globalism. The Dalai Lama himself – by this I mean the man, not the institution – is a figure worthy of a more personal and less posed look than Ray is able to give us, though it seems unfair to fault him given the circumstances of the interview. After holding forth on the dangers of human overpopulation, the Dalai Lama explodes into a crinkly smile and peals of laughter.

Australian tour dates