Monthly Archives: November 2005

Creepers by David Morrell

After lugging around Shantaram last holidays, I was looking for a slimmer read for my time spent in airports and during flights, and after reading that Creepers had Urban Exploration as a theme, I just couldn’t resist. Continue reading

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Greetings from Nevada

After flying out of Hawaii, we hopped straight from LA to Vegas, then picked up the hirecar (the sweet new Dodge Charger, two comments from strangers already) and drove out to Primm Valley, on the Nevada/California border. Continue reading

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Greetings from Oahu

Well I arrived okay :) Before I get started; I can thouroughly recommend the late night flight from Sydney to Oahu – every other time I’ve had the flight it’s been either an early morning or midday flight. Instead, you leave at about 9pm, sleep on the plane, and arrive semi-fresh at 11:30am.

The first thing we wanted to secure was a table at Davey Jones’ Ribs (a great local haunt) for that night. Driving past the block it’s on though, we realised that that we’d be eating elsewhere. Outrigger have demolished the entire block for construction of a more modern, $800 million hotel. Truly sad to see Davey’s go, but it was merely one of the eighty nine businesses closed due to the development. Continue reading

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My ten favourite albums of 2005

Since I’m going away, I thought it best to get my 2005 list out before everybody else. ;) A little premature sure, but unless something comes out in the meantime that knocks me off my feet these are my favourites. Continue reading

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Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine'd Retail

In what she thought was a good idea, the long-shelved third album by Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine, has been completely re-recorded and recently made it onto shelves. This new retail mix is what happens when you take a really good album, wrap up in pathetic beats and wash any originality away. Three cheers for Mike Elizondo. Continue reading

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You Got Nothing Coming by Jimmy Lerner

After a recommendation I grabbed a copy of this, figuring it might be somewhere between an Eddie Bunker and Andy Dufresne kinda thing. Instead, we’re met with an even more fish-out-of-water 47 year old Jewish father of two sharing a cell with a neo-nazi hulk called Kansas. Continue reading

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

After reading the fairly heavy Diary I thought it would be a good time to check out Charlie. And after all, it’s been a while since I’ve read a book with illustrations. ;) Continue reading

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My House

I was going to wait until I got back to put together some photos, but after being bugged I’ve thrown some together. Hopefully, this will give the non-visitors an idea of what the place looks like. ;) Continue reading

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The Tea Party split

It’s old news by now, but TTP cancelled the rest of their tour and promptly broke up last week. Continue reading

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