August 9, 2016 // "The online Census form can handle 1,000,000 form submissions every hour."
July 26, 2016 // Trust Punks secret show in Marrickville, At The Drive-In reunion and all that could exist in-between.
July 14, 2016 // Everything is an item, items are defined by their attributes.
July 1, 2016 // Car Seat Headrest, The Hotelier, PUP, Modern Baseball, Wireheads and Trust Punks.
June 23, 2016 // Eddie McGuire is a terrible human being, part 2.
June 22, 2016 // Turnbull: "In an ideal world, every Australian would have private health insurance. That would be the best, that would be the best outcome"
June 21, 2016 // How to make the Magnetic Fields more enjoyable. Kind of.
June 20, 2016 // February 2006 — April 2011. -33.893520, 151.164239
May 17, 2016 // New one-off podcast with Bong YZA and Danny Bang, featuring an uncut chat about Drake's new album 'Views', as well as Freddie Foxxx, Albion Park McDonalds and Jerry Seinfeld threesomes.
New Republic - What Were Blogs? Jeet Heer: "The demise of Gawker.com also marks the end of the utopian promise of blogging. Here's what killed them."
Scripting.org - A requiem for Gawker Dave Winer: "Mostly they were a source for bad in tech. So I understand how a guy like Thiel with too much money and an exaggerated sense of self-importance might do what he did. But that doesn't excuse it."
The New York Times - IPhone Users Urged to Update Software After Security Flaws Are Found Nicole Perlroth: "One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists."
Junkee - Scott Morrison Just Blamed Young People For Australia's Economic Problems Osman Faruqi: "In a key economic speech delivered today, Morrison warned that unless spending on welfare and health was reined in, the country was heading towards $1 trillion worth of public debt."
The Washington Post - Hope Solo suspended six months, has contract terminated by U.S. Soccer "Hope Solo was given a six-month suspension Wednesday by U.S. Soccer for 'unacceptable' comments following the U.S. women's national team's quarterfinal loss to Sweden during the Rio Olympics. The outspoken goalkeeper described her opponents as 'a bunch of cowards' for riding a conservative game plan to an upset win in a shootout."
The Guardian - Frank Ocean: Blonde review Tim Jonze: "A baffling and brilliant five-star triumph"
SMH - Channel Nine's legal blowout and Andrew Bolt's book's international mystery tour Amanda Meade: "Could the endless publicity Bolt has lavished on his tome be because it is selling rather poorly in the bookshops? According to Bookscan figures, 'Worth Fighting For' has sold just 2,665 copies to date. For comparison Niki Savva’s book about former PM Tony Abbott, 'Road to Ruin', has sold 34,496 copies since it came out in March."
Billboard - Frank Ocean's Album Is the Straw that Broke Universal Music's Back "After an interminable wait (in music industry standards, at least), Ocean fulfilled his contractual obligations, sources tell 'Billboard', and increased his potential profit share from 14 percent to 70 percent of total revenues from Blond within a 24-hour period, seemingly pulling a fast one on the biggest music company in the world in the process. Def Jam and its parent Universal, stuck with an overshadowed visual album that isn't for sale, and cut out of any revenue from the 'proper' album that's headed to the top of the charts on the strength of 225,000 to 250,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 25, were left with what amounts to a very long music video and without one of their marquee artists."
SMH - Beer production 'grinds to a halt' as CUB Abbotsford brewery staff stop work "Hundreds of workers at Carlton and United's biggest brewery walked off on Thursday, and have raised the threat of further strikes against the beer giant."
Places Lived: Stanmore
February 2006 — April 2011. -33.893520, 151.164239
Podcast: How's The Views?
New one-off podcast with Bong YZA and Danny Bang, featuring an uncut chat about Drake's new album 'Views', as well as Freddie Foxxx, Albion Park McDonalds and Jerry Seinfeld threesomes.
The Healthy Hate, Part 3: Stadiums of the Suburbs
Rugby league rivalry - drawn from geography and destroyed by greed.
Dead Town, NZ. February, 2016.
Weak Boys, Last Show of 2016
Hanging On For Something More
The personal importance of Million Dead's 'A Song To Ruin'.
solitude with words, curated by j.nail