This is hilarious - This film made in the 1950's dealing with a perceived danger to society: Homosexuals! Of course the ironic thing is it's now camp (like the voice over!).
Friday, November 24, 2006
...and the kitchen bench - I thought this one looks quite fabulous... Our cat (Rabbit) inspecting the new addition to the living roomWe love it all - now to buy presents!!!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
This years is proving to be a bit trying...
We decided it was time to BUY a Christmas Tree so we could re-use it every year (Last years cost us over $300!) - we went to 5 different stores in 3 locations ( 2 of them twice due to stock difficulties) and FINALLY bought a tree...for $250.00 - a great savings on last year so far...And Chadstone Shopping Centre on a Saturday is about as much fun as having an enema with draino...
And what is with Christmas trees - it is impossible to find a plain good lush tree for want of looking...you can however buy:-
- Black tree
- White Tree
- Purple tree
- Pink Tree
- Fibre-bloody-Optic Tree(Didn't one electrocute someone in the states in the 70's?
And the piece de resistance...the upside down tree(I'm not making this up) - this is just plain stupid...
(The true meaning of Christmas - put your tree on it's head)
And then spent most of Saturday afternoon trying to thread all these baubles on string ( the idea was a big DNA molecule or at least similar to the Christmas trees in David Jones)- it took over an hour then it looked like shit so we had to take it apart...then we needed to buy more baubles and a new color (purple) and more shit for the bloody tree...and it's still not finished!!!
ARRRGH!To be continued)
Friday, November 17, 2006
(The Carry on Team circa 1964)
Best known as the stuffy posh one with the funny voice from the 'Carry On' Team, Kenneth takes you through a journey of his career - starting out during the war in shows for the armed services with Stanley Baxter, on and off the stage with the likes of Tony Hancock, the endless radio shows then the Carry ons, & later him becoming an author.
What I really love about this DVD is the comfortable air he has when discussing his life, you want to listen to the next wonderful little story he's about to trot out - whether its about Noel Coward or Judy Garland or some crotchity old Army Officer - they are all funny and entertaining...
Ken with Carry on regular Joan Sims (who was also in the audience)
Kenneth Williams shows us in the DVD that he was not only a funny articulate man, he is a natural story teller. I like the fact he doesnt dwell on the Carry on years - he does tell us that they were a tight bunch and dear friends (he was very close to Hattie Jacques, as too Joan Sims) - Rather this DVD is a fantastic slice of his life & the many tales (and jokes) he's been a part of - its worth watching - even just for just for the Edith Evans voice and the story of his OC in the Army days.
4 funny voices out of five Matron!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
However all is not lost...thanks to the Freemasons
Named after a pub in Brighton, UK, AKA Russell Small & James Wiltshire are the hottest thing since the sun in dance music. Russell was one half of Phats + Small (he has sold over 2.5 million singles worldwide) and has been a DJ for 15 years. James has worked in every major recording studio in London. Their first single - The Jackie Moore Sampling "Love On My Mind" in 2005 was fucking amazing...
These guys are soooooooo good - so good that they have actually turned down more remixes then they have produced...
The ones they have done have been with the like of Faith Evans, Fatboy Slim, Angie Stone, Jamiroquai, Blaze (Feat. Barbara Tucker - whom appeared at Freakazoid in 2000) which have been dance floor stompin' tunes...and then with their latest single with 'hold on to your hats,/seats/gloves' Miss Beyonce Knowles - Deja Vu - is yet another big dance anthem for 2006/7...let alone mixing it up with Mr Luther 'how much fur can a black man wear' Van Ross with 'Shine' -
These guys are touring and mixing it up more for 2007...I hope they are coming to Oz...Now to nail down Donna Summer in a recording studio with these guys and another thing on life's to do list will be complete...
Thank you Freemason's for not forgetting the disco...
Sunday, November 05, 2006
You know the idea of going to the races in essence sounds fantastic and glamorous...Girls in fabulous frocks with hats so large drag queens would die for...men in suits with pin holes and sporting trilby's aka the rat pack circa Vegas '57...The Great Horse races of the Melbourne Cup & the Caulfield Cup, not forgetting Derby Day & Oaks Day..even the gays have the Cox Plate ( well that was my understanding of it anyway)...