Aussie TV – has wednesday night become the new saturday?

September 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm (awesome pile, fail room, Television, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Tonight saw the launch of two new shows and the reunion of an old Australian Favourite in Hey Hey it’s Saturday. Personally I’m quite pleased to see it back on temporarily and would like to see how well it went in the ratings. Maybe we’ll see it come back in the 2010 line up for Channel 9.

On Channel 10 we saw Celebrity Masterchef start which was also quite good, and really well set out. Kudos go to them.

Unfortunately for me, the ABC’s new 9pm show The Hungry Beast, for me was an epic fail.
Why?
Well I had high expectations, I thought it might be a mix of Jtv and the Chaser but alas all I got was apathy with a title sequence that sneakily familiar to Jtv’s except for it turning into a “beast”

Yep apathy.
Now I’m a cynical malcontent, but seriously, a whole show on apathy is really only going to entertain for so long, maybe the emo’s will find it ace, but that’s all. Whilst I like the fake report about gulibilty, the bagging out of internet support for social/political issues is a kinda lame bird to shot at, and wtf was that thing about the cat.
This show should’ve had a first season launch on ABC 2 just to test the waters before going to ABC to work out the kinks.
till next time kids!

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The Beatles, Anticipation and Legacy

June 3, 2009 at 7:06 am (awesome pile, music, Uncategorized)

On september the ninth this year, the long awaited and anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band will be released along with the re release of their catalogue, remastered and with extras.
So here at the mutated pixelation lab the decision was made to put together some Beatles quotes and references purely for our own enjoyment and possibly the enjoyment of others. Feel free to post your own as well!

“He’s very fussy about his drums. They loom large in his legend.” George Harrison talking about Ringo Starr in HELP!

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” George Harrison

“The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.” George Harrison

In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) sings Can’t Buy Me Love when he sneaks into the Hollywood Bowl with Allison (Zooey Deschanel), He soon also mentions the Murder of John Lennon. He also yells “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” after playing the guitar to save a man from jumping off a building.

“The Beatles were bigger than Jesus” John Lennon was accused of saying this, but it was later revoked.

There’s heaps of references By The Simpsons about the Beatles but our favourite is in Season 14, the episode “Bart of War”, Bart and Milhouse break into Flanders’ house when chasing after their fly-on-a-string and stumbling into Ned’s private collection of Beatles memorabilia, which included a DIY book titled Learn Carpentry with the Beatles (with John Lennon on the cover saying, ‘I’m fixing a hole … in my drywall!’); a Yellow Submarine standing cardboard cut-out; a Mop-Top-Pop featuring the flavours ‘John Lemon,’ ‘Orange Harrison,’ ‘Paul McIced Tea’ and ‘Mango Starr’.
Bart later takes a drink of a ‘John Lemon’ flavored can of Mop-Top-Pop and sees a psychedelic transformation of Milhouse through John Lennon’s career; from the early years of a suit and mop-top to the “Sergeant Pepper”-era uniform to a more rebellious hippie-look with grannie-glasses to the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover with a nude John Lennon next to Yoko Ono. Afterwards, Bart quotes ‘Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye’ from The Beatles’ song “I Am The Walrus”.

“We thought that if we lasted for two to three years that would be fantastic.” Ringo Starr

“I took two suitcases to India with me, one full of clothes and the other full of Heinz Baked Beans!” Ringo Starr

” I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” Paul McCartney commenting on his “death”

“I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.” John Lennon

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” George Harrison

“Give Peace a Chance”

John Lennon

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The Week in Dot Points

May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , , )

*rumors about next weeks Australian Federal Budget were abundant – in particular the axing of the 30% Private health insurance rebate, superannuation contributions and paid paternity leave

*Malcolm Turnbull accused Kevin Rudd of being “hot headed” after a supposed incident over not having a hair dryer on his last trip to Afghanistan. Speaking of Turnbull, he announced rather pigishly that He and the Liberals will be ready whenever the Labor party are for the election. All getting rather childish in Canberra by the sounds of it, I expected him to be poking his tongue out after he said it as well.

*Death total from Swine Flu currently stands as being under 200, whilst the world wide hysteria kicks into overload and everyone uses alcohol hand sanitizer like Niles Crane from Frasier.

*Everyone learned that those in the Congo Army believe that sodomising Pygmies give supernatural powers

*In Australia the gender test for pregnant couples has been made available – which has struck fear into those hate filled right to lifers (who will gladly kill you if you ever mention the “A” word around them) saying that couples who find out the gender of their unborn child at 8 weeks will lead to more abortions.

*In Tasmania, it was found out that opposition leader Will Hodgman spent $13000 on his website – gee and I spend nothing for mine, he’s really being ripped off

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Media Watch – 20 years of trying to tell the truth

May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm (awesome pile, internet, politics, radio, Television) (, , , , , , )

On this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch May we hope you proOn this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch we hope you prosper for another 20 years!

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And it’s time…

May 4, 2009 at 3:41 am (awesome pile, music, tasmania) (, , , )

to cross something off the “Awesome things that I wish would happen” list On the 14th of March 2009, and I had the exciting pleasure of watching Amanda Palmer in concert IN TASMANIA!

It’s was absolutely fucking brilliant.

She is a brilliant show woman and I stood there for the length of the show in absolute awe of her.

After the show I got to meet her and it almost turned into a Wayne’s World moment of me going “I’m not worthy!”

She said during the concert, she would hopefully be back in December.

AWESOME!

and now for your viewing pleasure, some photos

img_0832img_0825img_0807img_0783(all images copyrighted by mutatedpixelation 14/3/2009)

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Decemberists new album

May 4, 2009 at 3:21 am (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

The Decemberists, headed by colin meloy have released a brand spanking new album called The Hazards of Love. It’s part rock opera and folk orgy and has some murder ballads that even the king of murder ballads, Nick Cave would be jealous of.

Go on, stop reading and start listening!
www.decemberists.net
www.myspace.com/thedecemberists

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Awesome things I’d like to see happen

January 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, music, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , )

Here’s a list of cool things I want to see happen
(but most probably won’t in my lifetime)
*Paul McCartney play a concert in Tasmania
*Amanda Palmer play a concert in Tasmania
*the Re-release of John Lennon’s song “give peace a chance” with footage from different countries of people singing it, particularly Middle Eastern countries
*Vladamir Putin dancing like a robot
*Bob Brown becoming the Prime Minister of Australia
*the Japanese to stop whaling
*for people to stop wearing tights like they’re trousers

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More Samples of Graffiti Around Launceston

January 28, 2009 at 11:39 am (awesome pile, graffiti, Launceston, tasmania) (, , , , , , )

img_0671Found behind the LAFM building on York St

which one do you prefer, ninjas or pirates?

img_0670Also found in the same area about 50 meters away

img_0650This stencil art was found in one of the laneways that comes from the Quadrant Mall

and finally

img_0655up the same lane.

There is something rather entrancing about the final one, don’t you agree?

More images will be taken in the following weeks before the Launceston City Council does its “street beautification project” but i think i prefer this sort of art on our walls

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A Poll for you all

January 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

Yep giving you guys a poll.
Who do you think is an underestimated force in modern music?

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Another Underestimated band is

January 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm (awesome pile, music) (, )

The Decemberists.

A folk/pop/rock band from Portland, Oregon.
They are fucking awesome. Their third album Picaresque, is my favourite. Particularly 16 Military Wives, This Sporting Life and The Mariner’s Revenge

Check them out on
www.decemberists.com

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