Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dinner or Coffeeeeee???

Hey Cool ppl!

Ok...does any feel like catching up next Tuesday night?

Dinner? Cake and coffee? Just coffee?

Can just be local if you like?

Just for a chat, say hi, what you've been up to, any new exciting developments in your lives, any downsides etc...anything at all.

Let me know over the weekend and I'll post the whereabouts of this event by Monday night.

Of course all is open to suggestion!

Love Kel xxx

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My next choir concert (II)

Seeing as my 16th of September choir concert has been somewhat buried under a pile of other posts (which, is great, don't get me wrong: I love that people are using the blog, that's what it's here for), I thought I'd post againt and give you the spiel.

It's going to be an awesome concert, seriously.

We're singing the Rachmaninov Vespers (that's cool, I hear you say)
It's going to be a cappella - That's right, no orchestra, just voices! (even cooler)
It's at BMW Edge - uh huh: FEDERATION SQUARE! (sounds like just the night out I'm after)
It's only $18 concession (whoa! usually you'd pay at least $50, or perhaps $100 for that kind of gig)
There's also a cello sonata by Shostakovich, and we're doing some folk tunes by Svesnikov (these tunes are heaps of fun).
All the choral works WILL BE SUNG IN RUSSIAN!! (so come and hear me test my slavic accent)

Contact me for tickets. If you're into any kind of music, you'll love it.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Can nothing go right for us in this little hick town????

We can't get the internet because all the connections in this area are used. Figure that out?! But the guy said maybe we can go with another company, and if we are home on the first they can connect then but of course that's our first day back at school.
Dan has a day off on the 11th (because he has to work on a saturday) so maybe then we will get the internet but I'm not getting my hopes up.
We are at the bloody internet cafe again that pisses me off more and more each time we come here.
I'm so ready to throw in the towel and head back home but dan wants to see it through and spend another year here, but definately not in this town or even this prefecture. Our company and schools love us and are already talking about next year but there is no way in hell I'll spend another year in the shittiest shithole of Japan.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Josh Pyke

Hi all,

a quick blog to see if anyone would be keen to see Josh Pyke at the Corner Hotel:

Sat 21 October – tickets on sale Fri 1 Sept
Tickets: $17+bf Corner Box Office 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com

Really really cool tunes!!

Sydney troubadour Josh Pyke is celebrating the launch of his new single Memories & Dust by packing up his kit bag and heading out about the country again on The Hatchlings Tour.
Josh will take very special guests Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea and Princess One Point Five on the road with him for what promises to be a very special tour.

These will be Josh Pyke’s last headline shows for the year, as he is bound for the UK where he will support New York band The Walkmen on a series of dates. A recent deal inked by Ivy League Records will also see Josh's forthcoming debut album released through Island/Universal UK. Josh's stunning new single Memories & Dust is at radio now and will hit stores on October 7.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Beck and Dan are still alive.

Hi everyone,

We still love you and will be able to let you know more frequently soon. It seems our internet will be connected at home in the coming week (fingers crossed!).

We' ve almost finished our 'summer vacation' (there is way too much American influence here). We will upload pics from our trip to Kyushu onto 'Shutterfly'.

This is on the computer of our friend Dave from Canada. He lives far away from us but it's closer than anyone else.

Anyhoo more details soon.

Please email me cos I'm getting bored and lonely out in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Monash Philosophy Movie and Pizza Night

What: Garden State
When: 31st August, 6pm (Movie to start at 7pm).
Where:
Wholefoods, Campus Centre, Monash University, Clayton Campus.
$$: $6 for non-members, $4 for members, pizza by donation.

Hope to see you there. Keep posted for confirmation of all the details.

Let me know if you're coming, I can probably give ppl a lift home (well, up to 4ppl anyway).

Monday, August 14, 2006

Help Stop Human Rights Abuses Being Committed by Our Own Government

Hi coolppl, I just wanted to spread the word about GetUp's campaign against the new refugee policies the Government is trying to introduce. I've highlighted the important/interesting bits. So you don't need to read the whole thing (unless you want to).

When GetUp first set our biggest target ever of 100,000 signatures, people called it 'pie in the sky'. So, here's the deal: if you can get us to 100,000 names by next week's refugee Senate vote, we'll write it in the sky.

Already, nearly 90,000 of you have signed the petition to stop asylum seekers who arrive by boat, including children, from being sent into detention overseas.

Help put GetUp's petition message in the sky above Parliament House for next week's Senate vote! If you haven't already, click below to sign the petition, tell your friends or donate now to get us airborne!

www.getup.org.au/campaign/NoChildInDetention

We've booked a skywriter, checked all the legals and are ready to launch. All we need now is your support to create a message that will help determine the final outcome in this unique chapter of Australian politics.

Already, three Liberal MPs in the House of Representatives risked their careers to vote against this reprehensible Bill - a remarkable act of courage and defiance considering they knew it would not be enough to actually stop the legislation from reaching the Senate, where it can really be defeated.

GetUp has spent this last week in Canberra for meetings with all the key players. We've lobbied, consulted and coordinated, pulling together diverse groups of community leaders to make their views known and help exert pressure where it really counts. The Government only has a majority of one in the Senate and anything could happen now. Your support is absolutely crucial.

Help us get to 100,000 names by next week's vote and we will send up a message they can't ignore. Sign the petition now if you haven't already, and help spread the word (you can also donate to help us lift off).

www.getup.org.au/campaign/NoChildInDetention

Throughout this campaign, your actions have made all the difference. When the Government first introduced this legislation the pundits expected it to pass within a few weeks. But instead of throwing our hands up in the air, we rolled up our sleeves, and presented your then 33,000-strong petition to an all-star line-up of politicians from every major party. We came back, doubled our efforts and ramped it up again to more than 77,000 names just two weeks later. Amazingly, we are now at more than 87,500 signatures - and the sky really is the limit.

This is the final push and we're not backing down - we're taking off.

Let's finish this right. Help us get to 100,000 today, and we'll see you in the sky next week.


www.getup.org.au/campaign/NoChildInDetention

Thank you for your exceptional efforts, and we'll see you above Parliament House,

The GetUp team

Sunday, August 13, 2006

DVD night: 17th August

8.30pm
My house
Probably Kubrick, but bring stuff you wanna watch (like Max, Rob).

See you there,

xxx mwa

Please let me know if you're coming.

Ceasefire Campaign

Just received this link from Dee. I thought I'd post it on here instead of emailing it out to everyone. Hopefully you've got time to put your name on the petition.

I've included a bit of a blurb from the website and a link.

Ceasefire Campaign
The world cannot allow the bloodshed in the Middle East to continue. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and wounded, almost 1 million made homeless, and a catastrophic larger conflict is possible. We call on US President Bush, UK Prime Minister Blair and the UN Security Council to support UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for an immediate ceasefire and an international force to stabilize the situation.

There is a more detailed description on the website. It takes about 2 seconds to fill out, and represents the sentiments of everyone I know: Stop the fighting.

I know this isn't a political blog, but I'm up for a worthy cause. What about you?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

My next choir concert:



Friday, August 04, 2006

Bluetrain Wednsday.

Hello All.
For a while now All the guys and I in the wedding and corporate functions band I’m in (Bluetrain) have been talking about the idea of doing a public show, just for kicks, so our friends can see what we do with ourselves on a Saturday night. As a result im happy to announce that we have decided to put on a last minute public show at quite possibly the most classy venue in Melbourne. That’s right, you know it…Casablanca bar in Mitchem!
This coming Wednesday the 9th of August why not cruse on down at around 7.30, sit back and have a few drinks and enjoy a few relaxed sets of cool jazz, vocal jazz, and (depending on the night) some dirty funk.

Casablanca Bar
499A MAROONDAH HWY MITCHAM
7.30pm til around 11
http://www.bluetrainband.info

This Saturday Night!!!

CD LAUNCH

SAT 5th AUGUST 2006
ALBUM LAUNCH at the
NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, Northcote
301 High Street
Cost : $10 at door
Doors open 9.30pm
(with Hotel Diablo and guests)

prepurchase your tickets from northcote social club

I'll be there, hope you guys can come too. I'm hoping to buy tix at the door, but if anyone is planning to prebook please let me know.

These guys are and awesome carvival act. If you want to hear some, there's a sample of their music on their website

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Brekkie - 6 August?

Hi gang,

Just wondering if anyone would like to please meet up and have breakfast/brunch on Sunday, 6 August, meeting at say 10am?? Venue - still to be determined... Perhaps somewhere in the Eastland or Ringwood environs? Perhaps ZUKKA (ground floor) of Eastland? Does Balsamic do breakfast??

I really enjoyed the last breakfast outing we had, which would've been about a month ago now (WOW). Sorry for not seeing you lovely folk in so long...

Please comment if you're up for it and venue suggestions would be appreciated!!
All welcome.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My New Number

I was going to send messages to people but thoght this would save some time and phone credit. I have a new phone number, and to those of you who (however unlikely) may have been trying to call or message my mobile in the last couple of days I'm sorry, it's been dissconnected. Anyhoo, my new number is - 0424 429 068

Just thought you all should know. Cheers.

Rob.