Tuesday, March 17, 2009

music- sydney melbourne- new stuff

hello, how are you?
so, summer is ending and autumn has encroached. I sitting in an offie right now for the day, playing receptionist- covering my friend who had to go one some shoot.
It's pretty chilled in here, except the computer lacks speakers, so I cant listen to music or watch online television to allow the time to move any quicker. I should note, that this keyboard is really quite luxurious to write on. It kinda bounces along with my fingers, unlike a mac keyboard (which im used to). The weeks seem to be rolling by very quickly at the moment with lots of things occupying my time.
A bus just stopped out the fron of the office, the people inside the bus look incredibly boring, expecet for this zany looking old man,...he hair is wiry and he has large spectacles on, with a loose-fitting white shirt. He is writing something, as he shook his pen (allowing the ink to drip to the head of the ballpoint...good my allusions get any more sexual :) ) And now the bus has driven off.
Meanwhile,whats going on in the life of Katrina?
Well, hmmm.... a few things. 1. I am fuking happy at the moment, shakras seem to be in line and loving life and the fun to be had.
Been listening to a lot of music recently and there a few bands I wanted to introduce to anyone who wants to listen, and if not well, cool, good for you.I hope you enjoy your unmusical bland life.

first band are named 'wim,' I have only seen them play once but they are enigmatic and intelligent without sounding like pretensious are wankers. The lead singer is is charismatic as fuck and they are playing next friday at OxfordArtfactory - worddup yo.
to my knoweledge all member are originally from sydney-

second band I wanna discuss are the 'young lovers,' - they have a song that sounds more like a #1 hit than a demo out - its called 'talking in french,' yes yes it does get a bit repetitive but its also a gooood song and its pretty likely that itll get stuck in your head, annoy the shit out of you eventually- but before that happens you will like it - the same way you liked bloc party when you first heard them, but if another electro dj plays 'helicopter' just to think they are something 'edgy' you might shoot them der!

The band are based in melbourne -

Third band - these are caaaaaaute- are named virgo rising, the music they have recorded is still raw as hell - talking at home recordings..but they have one song up called 'crystal night,' - listen to it- maybe listen like 8 times (takes ears time to adjust to crap recordings) but its worth it. its new, follows in footsteps of other aussie electro duo-eqsue acts but really i enjoy listening to it!- something is fresh and different about it!- they are from sydney.

o wow- daniel merriweather- i dont know where to begin. I am so blown over by his latest serving of music that i cannot not talk about it. Daniel is from the streets of melbourne. From humble beginnings...daniel is the one aussie to watch this year. He has spent some long-ass time working on this album with the likes of Mark Ronson and the result is smooth, soulful, melodic, emotive and plain hot. His voice is straight-up sexy on songs like 'cigarettes,'and 'impossible.' I cannot wait to see the mark this guy is about to leave on the australian charts when he gets a proper push sometime soon (i hope.) Though his sound is rooted in an old-school soul sensibility, it still sounds new and relevent.

hmmmmmmmm what else?

well there is always the shit hot kid cudi - and im not talking 'day n night' - nooooo sir, im talking 'man on the moon,'.
yes hes not aussie hes america but hes good.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

R.I.P. ZOE -18.02.09

Tribute to my homegirl:
Zoe was 16, she was my ally, my solider and my favourite grey baby girl. I've written about Zoe on this blog before, but to say it quickly I got Zoe when I was 5/6 because fuk that I didnt wanna speak to humans, I wanted to roll with my dog. When I went to Kindi at the tender age of 3, they had a pet Schnauzer there, on my graduating day of kindi Katrina (me) went missing. I was searched for, for hours...parents were panicking...the 3 year old fat Katrina had runaway from her Kindi graduation (ive never liked change much).
Anyway, I was found a few hours later, chilling in the mud outside in some sorta pit. I was chilling with the dog from Kindi. When I left Kindi my heart was broken, as me and the kindi dog were going separate ways...i was going to year 1, and the dog was going to chill some more with some different kids.
Bla, anyway....my heart was broken, so after hucking my parents for a year, my sister and I went to the dog breeder. We went to a shnauzer breeder cause my dog at kindi was also a Schnauzer. I remember the first time I layed eyes on the little puppy that was to become my best friend....she was cheeky and kept knocking things over...like there was a photo frame and shed run up to it, knock it over and then runaway, duck for cover and let other dogs take the blame for it.
My mum, dad, sister and I all instantly fell in love with the mischievous little Schnauzer puppy. We decided we wanted her and made arrangements to pick her up in a week. For the following week, the family argued over about 500 names, from dux, to pokey to sandra to Phoenix to sophie....eventually we agreed on calling our little puppy zoe.
p.s. she was born on x'mas. yeh shed rad.
Anyway, the night before we picked zoe up, the bitch of a breeder called my parents to forfeit the buy, she said her price had gone up and we could no longer have her. My parents fought like the fuking vietnamese to get her. Thank G-d. ...cause the next day zoe came home and into my life.
She sat in the car in a cardboard box, that was bigger than my 5year old body. We kept her as a puppy in a playpen in the kitchen. She played ball, she shat like a trooper.
She was a rough n tough kinda gal and I fell in love with her spirit.
So Zoe and I grew together....I took her to show and tell, i dressed her up, I walked her, I wrote diary entries about her, i talked to her. ZOe love my grandma nana, and when nana passed away when i was 13, zoe was the one i turned to.
Zoe was a loud bitch, she barked at fuking everything, like a security alarm, she was super intelligent, lively and acted like a puppy for most of her 16 years. She walked 7km a day along bondi beach and then shed lie in the grass soaking up the sun for the rest of the day. She was psycho at time and would jump in big dogs faces. She had a doggy best friend called Page, but when page died a few years back zoe was a lone soldier and battled on.......
At around x'mas time of last year (her 16th birthday) , I was in germany on vacation and I got a call from my mum to tell me Zoe was in hospital and wasnt well. To be honest, I wanted to stay in Germany but knew I needed to get back and see my baby.
When I got home Zoe was really thin, she had pancreatitis and couldnt stomach food. But she was so happy still. Cause she was rad. der. She wasnt allowed any fat or she'd die, so we put her on a strict diet and shed try desperately to eat it but then she'd vomit it up, deteriorating her insides and losing her battle.
She started to mend, and kept up her spirits but everyday good day was followed by a bad day. Zoe wanted to eat so badly but she couldnt and it was the most painful thing to watch. ...around 3 weeks ago, I noticed her energy shift...and I started to pray that shed pass with peace during the night...she started to piss in her sleep...it was so sad. One night I came home, and lay on the floor next to her for the night with my hands on her hoping If i gave her as much love as possible that shed either pass away at peace or wake up better. 2 weeks ago we took her to the vet and found out her kidneys were only working 25% at wich point we came to the desicsion to put her down, nobody wanted to see Zoe suffer.
The night before we put her down she lay there shaking like she knew something was wrong....the next morning my sister and I said bye to her but I didnt go to the vet cause I couldnt deal with the truth at that point. I ended up working that day from 9am-2am....denial much?
When I got home Zoe wasnt there but her blanket was. It smelt like her so I lay sniffing it. ...
my mum tells me that zoe was at peace in the end and the she was adorable. Apparantly before she went into the vet for one last time, she went to take a shit...it was so sad cause her kidneys weren't working and she couldn't shit...but like a good like thing she tried anyway.
ZOE, thank you for all the memories and for growing up with me...no dog in my life will ever replace you. You taught me how to care for another and love unconditionally. Your smelly loud self will always be remembered I love you now always and may you rest in peace. Your the only and only baby and I love you to the moon, so so so so much.
Im sure ill see you in some shape or form again one day.


Sunday, March 1, 2009


there is a new hip hop crew in town. they are very cute....demo is being made at present.
in other news,,,,the club has opened in sydneys cross, its 33 bayswater road, its cute, very chic, very parisian rock n regal, non ed hardy...mmmmmmmmmm.....
check this out. http://santavsatan.blogspot.com ..my friend in New York is one of the contributers, most hilarious videos i've seen in a while, keeps me fresh with new material to laugh about, genrally about peoples idiocracy....one major highligh was posted in may titled 'Charlene our awesome intern." shes so fuking hot. x
today summer ended - hello autumn.