Yes, Yes.

Friday Bookmarks (Week 17, 2016)

Sonic Masala - Never Clever "Still don't know how Clever haven't eaten up the Eastern Sea Board of Australia in their attempt to immolate all that is cautious and safe, burning the vanilla tastebuds from the bloated tongues of the elitist tastemakers, performing a Caesarean on the self-congratulatory nonpareil and casting the remains away in disgust. Is that too much?"

The Guardian - Why are we still waiting for high-speed rail between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane?Stephen Bygrave: "A high-speed rail network would radically reduce emissions, connect regional and urban areas, create jobs and enhance investment. So why the hold-up?"

Beyond Zero Emissions - High Speed Rail Report (2014) Brilliant in-depth 'real world' breakdown of the benefits of developing a high speed rail network on the east coast of Australia.

The Guardian - Beyoncé's Lemonade is about much more than Jay Z and infidelityIjeoma Oluo: "I was not expecting to be cracked wide open by this project. I was not expecting to shed a lifetime of tears. But I did."

Medium - The Smith Street Band On the road with one of Australia's best: "As the house music fades, Run The Jewels come over the P.A and the band walk on stage to rousing applause. They open their set with Something I Can Hold In My Hands, the opening track to Throw Me In The River. Wagner sings, 'Every inch of me is always itching unless I’m on a stage,' and it’s true, as minutes early he paces around backstage trying to convince his band mates to go on stage early."

2016-04-29

And The Sober Days That Follow These Ones

All iPhoned.

2016-04-28

Origin of Ladyfoot (Poem for Romi)

They don't know much. In fact they might know nothing.

But one thing These Millennials (TM) know for sure is irony.

Coca-Cola jumpsuits, Crocs (TM), badges with slogans, berets, Bart Simpson sweatshirts, sweat stains on their plain grey t-shirts, grey jorts with matching grey shorts over the top, sandals made from cat hair, hats with U.S.A Beer Company Logos (TM), flip-flops and ripped tank-tops with their belly-buttons exposed.

But irony is not exclusively reserved for the arenas of High Fashion (TM).

You Can Find Irony Everywhere (TM).

Even within Nicknames.

Such is the case with the origin of the late/great/berated young gent called Ladyfoot.
An ironic label. A paradox of his most commanding physical trait - the size of his feet.
His ridiculously large feet.

Humorously out-of-scale with their environment. Like tumours on necks. Ripped off and used to indicate scoring boundaries. Goiters for goal posts. Catches win matches (in another sport), but here, it's balls between enlarged thyroid glands. A difficult task for some, but given his genetic advantage, a task Ladyfoot was Born To Achieve (TM). All hail his gargantuan feet.

And you know what they say about large feet?

Big Socks (TM).

Socks so big they could solve This Housing Crisis (TM).
Socks so big they could solve world hunger.
Socks so big they could hide us all from the inherited guilt of global privilege.

Socks so bloody large you
and me
and all 500 of your friends
that have agreed to write nice things
about you
in this book
can snuggle up inside.

The largest sock
these worthless pennies can afford.
An enviously large foot protector.
A donation from Ladyfoot.

Let's all climb inside.

Those near the top,
(the ankle off-ramp),
please inform those at the bottom,
(down in the Engine Room Toe Region (TM)),
of the coordinates of the nearest pond.

Shuffle and stumble towards that river.
A peaceful, polite exit,
first proposed by William Wagner.
And what could be better,
or wetter,
than launching ourselves
into the nearest water catchment.

Drowning in a sock.

You, Everyone
and me, Lord Ladyfoot of Lilyfield.

— J.Nail (February, 2016)

Originally published as part of a M. Banham curated collection of art/stories/etc for Romi Graham's 30th birthday. A photo of the book's cover features in this post.

2016-04-27

Save Sydney, Pave the Ocean

All iPhoned.

2016-04-26

Previously

April, 2016
22: Friday Bookmarks (Week 16, 2016)
15: Friday Bookmarks (Week 15, 2016)
13: Best Music of 2016 (March)
08: Friday Bookmarks (Week 14, 2016)
01: Friday Bookmarks (Week 13, 2016)

March, 2016
25: Friday Bookmarks (Week 12, 2016)
18: Friday Bookmarks (Week 11, 2016)
11: Friday Bookmarks (Week 10, 2016)
08: Dick Pix + Flicks
08: The Healthy Hate, Part 3: Stadiums of the Suburbs
04: Friday Bookmarks (Week 09, 2016)
01: Places Lived: Wylam, PAN Magazine

February, 2016
26: Friday Bookmarks (Week 08, 2016)
25: Christchurch, New Zealand (February, 2016)
24: Best Music of 2016 (February)
19: Friday Bookmarks (Week 07, 2016)
17: Queenstown, New Zealand (January, 2016)
12: Friday Bookmarks (Week 06, 2016)

January, 2016
29: Friday Bookmarks (Week 04, 2016)
23: Weak Boys, Last Show of 2016
22: Friday Bookmarks (Week 03, 2016)
17: Canoelands to Gentlemans Halt
15: Friday Bookmarks (Week 02, 2016)
08: Friday Bookmarks (Week 01, 2016)

December, 2015
18: Friday Bookmarks (Week 51, 2015)
11: Friday Bookmarks (Week 50, 2015)
07: Places Lived: Illawong, PAN Magazine
04: Friday Bookmarks (Week 49, 2015)
02: My Enemy's Enemy is Also My Enemy

November, 2015
27: Friday Bookmarks (Week 48, 2015)
20: Friday Bookmarks (Week 47, 2015)
13: Friday Bookmarks (Week 46, 2015)
06: Friday Bookmarks (Week 45, 2015)
05: Official Press Release: "The Wedge Tape", Various Artists

October, 2015
30: Friday Bookmarks (Week 44, 2015)
28: smug cardigans
23: Friday Bookmarks (Week 43, 2015)
20: What if we just did this forever, then what
16: Friday Bookmarks (Week 42, 2015)
09: On the Edge with Marc Maron
09: Friday Bookmarks (Week 41, 2015)
02: Friday Bookmarks (Week 40, 2015)

September, 2015
30: Briggs on his new Bad Apples label
25: Friday Bookmarks (Week 39, 2015)
24: The Healthy Hate, Part 2: Mortality and Marathons
18: Friday Bookmarks (Week 38, 2015)
11: Friday Bookmarks (Week 37, 2015)
04: Friday Bookmarks (Week 36, 2015)
01: How To: save on S3 monthly charges and avoid "dude, you've gone about 10000% over your allocated bandwidth" emails from your webhost

August, 2015
28: Friday Bookmarks (Week 35, 2015)
21: Friday Bookmarks (Week 34, 2015)
14: Friday Bookmarks (Week 33, 2015)
07: Friday Bookmarks (Week 32, 2015)

July, 2015
31: Friday Bookmarks (Week 31, 2015)
24: Friday Bookmarks (Week 30, 2015)
17: Friday Bookmarks (Week 29, 2015)
10: Friday Bookmarks (Week 28, 2015)

June, 2015
24: all good contemporary poetry is replicated from Instant Messenger screenshots from 2011
22: There are no good unexpected phone calls at 10:51pm.
19: Jogging About Wine
19: Friday Bookmarks (Week 25, 2015)
12: Friday Bookmarks (Week 24, 2015)
09: Down Silky Roads
05: Friday Bookmarks (Week 23, 2015)
04: The Healthy Hate, Part 1

May, 2015
29: Friday Bookmarks (Week 22, 2015)
22: Friday Bookmarks (Week 21, 2015)
15: Friday Bookmarks (Week 20, 2015)
09: Waltzing About Waterparks All Week
08: Birds
08: Friday Bookmarks (Week 19, 2015)
01: Friday Bookmarks (Week 18, 2015)

April, 2015
24: Friday Bookmarks (Week 17, 2015)
17: Friday Bookmarks (Week 16, 2015)
10: Friday Bookmarks (Week 15, 2015)
03: Friday Bookmarks (Week 14, 2015)

March, 2015
27: Sarah Mary Chadwick: "I Always Feel Like I Kill The Party"
27: Friday Bookmarks (Week 13, 2015)
20: Friday Bookmarks (Week 12, 2015)
18: re:build
18: We bought a new house

February, 2015
15: Review: The Districts "A Flourish and a Spoil"
06: Review: Joey Bada$$ "B4.DA.$$"

July, 2014
17: The Healthy Hate, Part 1 (draft)

April, 2014
22: twenty sex miles

January, 2014
30: gambino excerpt (draft)
29: consumption; january, 2014
16: step 6
09: it's pretty easy to feel guilty about anything
09: fml.sql
08: These Legs (Part 1)

December, 2012
11: S + S
11: NYC

November, 2012
01: Greenery

April, 2012
02: Gem
01: Alex And Erica

March, 2012
01: Bummer

February, 2012
01: Coast2coast

January, 2012
01: Shonty

December, 2011
24: December
01: Berlin

November, 2011
10: Whiskey Club

October, 2011
15: White
04: Everything Got Better

August, 2011
24: Champions
23: Homes

June, 2011
07: Out Here

May, 2011
23: Dunks

April, 2011
26: Canberrrra
18: What are you doing?

March, 2011
03: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
01: Gold City

February, 2011
12: NY IV
11: NY III
10: NY II
01: Warriors

January, 2011
30: Bellas 21st
10: This Summer
10: NY I
01: December

December, 2010
09: San Francisco

October, 2010
12: Soccer Trip

September, 2010
27: September

August, 2010
17: August

July, 2010
26: Sick Kate

June, 2010
08: Fuk

May, 2010
24: Hey Now
17: Cathie
03: Gift Boy

April, 2010
12: Wallet Contents (April 2010)

March, 2010
22: Last of the Summer Wine
21: Osaka2
21: Osaka1
20: Nara
04: Monotonix

February, 2010
24: Accountability
12: Falls
11: Slurps
02: Good Clean Bong

January, 2010
27: Radio
19: Sonny
14: Further
14: Dinner
06: Xmas + NYE
06: Circle Pit

December, 2009
12: Casiotone for the Wombara Alone
10: Honeymoon
09: Wedding

September, 2009
14: Necks That Talk

July, 2006
22: All Nights

February, 2006
17: Aust Day 2005