Well hello there everybody. Long time, no content.
As many of you are aware, we have been toiling away in the NOTR bunker, trying to get a fresh new crib and a whole bunch of new ideas hammered out. We’re getting close to being ready now, and the plan is to re-launch at our own dot com by the 28th – which for those keeping score, is the 1st birthday of NOTR.
So if you’ve been wondering what to make of kyle and jackie-o aka the worst humanity has to offer aka proof that humanity is regressing, or you are unsure if costco is truly going to save us money or simply increase the prevalence of shitty, non-local products across a wide variety of markets, if you can’t believe that Tony Abbott’s daughter called him a church-going homosexual loser, hell if you’ve just been bored and have watched all the free porn on the internets, then relax, because we’re almost back.
Some of the things to look forward to:
- more music reviews – from cds downloads to gigs, warehouse parties to wax, we give you the skinny.
- more film reviews – whats good, bad or uglier than amy winehouse when she’s fiending.
- local specialised ‘tours’ – giving you the hard facts and key details that your average write-up can’t.
- guest writers – from some of the local talent, shit, submit something and it could be you getting no money, and less fame.
- news – as always we’ll be bringing you a uniquely northside take on the world’s events.
- ‘presents’ – a search engine friendly name for illegal downloads and leaked music.
- merch – oh yeah, we’ll be dropping it like its hot… which it may be.
as well as a selection of other cool shit that we haven’t come up with yet.
Stay tuned for the drop, and the new location. Tell your friends, it’s gonna be fun.
Madlib (Otis Jackson) + Guilty Simpson = OJ Simpson
I’ve been looking forward to this release for a minute now; Guilty is a baritone monster and Madlib needs no more superlatives.
The album drops later in the year (i think) but Stones Throw has released this single, setting the tone very quickly for the goodness that is an album of bangers by these two artists, with only a couple of guests (Elzhi and Strong Arm Steady).
It should be pretty clear by now that i am a fan of Otis Jackson Jnr.
Notoriously reticent, he has given his first interview since 2006, appearing in the UK’s Wire magazine.
It probably won’t make it onto shelves for a few weeks yet in oz, but Stones Throw has some excerpts, including a little tidbit that he was high on ‘shrooms when he made both Quasimoto albums… who’d have thought?
If only i had a super monkey robot, so i could telepathically finish designing the new site. Either way, cyborg-monkey warriors are the future.
Went to the Dali exhibition yesterday, not usually a fan of the big mainstream shows, actually, not usually a fan of art shows in general. I think it’s my natural aversion to supercilious, self-involved, art-fag wankers, or it could just be i don’t like crowds.
Anyway, it was better than i expected. Sure he seemed incapable of doing anything without either a clock, an eye, or something phallic, and usually flacid. There was less of his major surrealist work than i’d hoped, but some really fascinating illustrations he did while in Spain for The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Cervantes’ Don Quixote de La Mancha. Plus there was a screening of Destino – the short animated film he did with Disney.
We’re also working madly to get the new website up and running, the main issue being, none of us is particularly adept at web design. Copped a new camera today (cheers Shaz) so expect lots of blurry, poorly framed photos soon (no DallasPenn at the Roots show).