Wine Review: Castella Wines Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Appearance: Light red. Boquet: Pepper, sweet berry, vanilla (marshmallow??) Palate: Sweet berry, but followed by tanin, very short finish. Often found for $10AUD I’m lead to believe that the Yellow Tail is one of the major Australian brands in the USA, popular due to the price point and reasonable taste. This is easy drinking wine,…

Richard Dawkins: Faith Schools

Recetly added to his YouTube Channel, Richard Dawkins looks at Faith schools in the UK and doesn’t like what he sees. A good short 4 part video. Plenty of related debate happening here in this country too… a post about teaching morals / ethics coming soon!

Audio Gourmet Netlable Soundcast

An ambient set isn’t probably what you were looking for. But I’m linking a great one here! Drone, field recordings and all that avant garde nonsense actually do really well for an hour long set… maybe I should give it a spin at some stage, I’ve certainly got what would equate to crates and crates…

Resting Bell rocks my world. Offthesky – due soleil

Berlin based netlable ‘Resting Bell Records‘ more often than not comes up with the goods. Offthesky’s ‘due soleil‘, a grand 53 minutes of calm ambient with some quality remixes, is some of these goods. The release puts it as best it can put: “du soleil” is a very calm ambient-work with many subtle melodies and…

Inns, Towns and Taverns Volume 1

I’ve listened to a fair bit of video game music in my time. I’ve got a significant collection and I guess hunting around for the old gems is a bit of a hobby I have. One of my favourite elements in game soundtracks are town, tavern, inn, celebration music. I decided to put together a…

Morel Orel @ EOL

Elroy continues to do what Elroy does. The latest review at EOL is on Adult Swim’s Morel Orel, a series I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on. I saw last night on the news that The Pope is worried that there are voices in this world trying to marginalise religion. I was…

Dazza will return

Dazza’s been places recently. Specifically most of the states and territories of Australia with about 80 other motorcycle riders, riding for awareness of male depression. If you know me you’ll know that I have a ‘no motorbikes’ policy (exceptional circumstances excepted obviously. Probably an example would be an awesome getaway involving explosions, crashing through a…

Synaecide Scientifica EP

Probably following a lead from the epic Anodyne Industries mix disk “Continuum”, James has dug up a super sweet breaks and dub disk by Melbourne based Syneacide. The EP is called Scientifica and it goes all out. You can grab the whole six tracks from IDMF right here. There’s also a handy little sound cloud…

System Online

It’s been a long time since I upgraded my PC. I’m pretty sure a post detailing the specs is on here somewhere (or in the wayback when machine) from last time. Since 2004 technology has come a long way and so have games. Being pretty limited to DoD and anything pre HL2 for a number…

Catchup: Tim Burton Exhibition, Melbourne

I’m restraining posting media here at the moment because I’m thinking about new ways of laying it out. The Tim Burton Exhibition that ran in Melbourne in July was great. Photography wasn’t allowed anyway so there’s not a huge amount to post anyhow. The trip involved social time and tigers too (video soon), Elroy, TGLB…

The Independents

You’ve already heard and you’ve already read as much about it as you want to. So I won’t say more than It felt longer than two weeks. Oakeshott’s speech felt longer than two weeks. Let’s see what comes next…