Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas to all.. the cheeky elves are back for more mischief!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Blip Birthday To Me!

Today is my blip birthday. I have been a blipster for 3 years! Very Cool!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Xmas Party

My sister held a cool Xmas Party at her place a week before Xmas with a few closer pals and family. Below are some of the pics from that night including the wii dancing everyone got stuck into! Caught up with an old buddy & took some goofy pics haha!






Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Melbourne

Melbourne in November/December was just great! Not only did I get to chill & sightsee it was also my girls 30th birthday.

Arriving on the Sunday eve [I flew down this time for a change! that was quite the experience.. I almost missed the plane despite getting to the airport very early!] we spent that evening watching The Lion Sleeps No More & interesting discussion that followed of each others opinions. We came to the conclusion that yes, altho David Icke does seem a lil crazy [he spoke often of reptiles] the world did have a severe imbalance & here he was exposing it all.

The next day P and her boy left for Thailand for 2 wks and we were to celebrate her birthday on her return. That meant I had 2 wks to further explore this beautiful city

The highlight of my visit was the Melbourne Music Week closing gig which Oscar + Martin and others featured. It was held atop Melbourne Central Rooftop in the heart of Melbourne in the pouring rain! ha!

I got to dance like crazy... get soaked.. & listen to some fabulous music! Crazy I know but it we got to have so much fun! Below are some Vids & pics from MMW

I also got to climb Eureka Tower during twilight hours [all 89 floors] lol. The "Edge" was shut that night but the viewing platform was open. This platform is out in the open with only a screen door type steel grill mesh between U & the world below which was very cold & windy.. yep U felt every bit of the elements up there! WOW

I did the shopping thing.. markets.. beach strolls.. walked Albert Park EVERY morning [I got my time down from 1:14 to 1:07 to 1:05 to 1:03 to 1:01 but couldnt better the last time]

I spent the evenings listening to Music, cuddling up to Basil, & catching up

On the day of the arrival back, they were delayed for over 3 hours & ended up coming in late so we had a lovely quiet eve in sharing laughs & a few drinks talking bout her trip & showing me the lovely pics.

The next day I took her out for birthday lunch. We ended up getting fish & chips after a leisurely browse on Acland & we got to eat it on the beach. She was telling me of a book she was reading & how much she was enoying it so I thought DING! that'll make a perfect gift! So I got her Parts 2 & 3 & she loved it! I felt close to her that day, we shared some laughs & deep and meaningfuls & beautiful poignant memories

Melbourne was truly special this time round

The view upon leaving Melbourne was spectacular! The city and surrounds looked like a lit up circuit board from the plane.

I compiled a playlist of all the video from MMW simply click play to play all






Southbank & the Yarra on Twitpic

Yarra late afternoon on Twitpic

Royal Arcade on Twitpic

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tim Finn At The Metro

What can I say about the legendary Tim Finn? As founding member of Split Enz successful solo artist & temporary member of brother Neil Finn's Crowded House & the magnificent Finn Brothers releases he sure is an amazing evolving multitalented individual. So when I found out thru the Metro's website that Tim was on tour to promote his new album "The View Is Worth The Climb" I knew without a doubt that it was unmissable!

And what a super performance he gave! Mixing old with the new, he stunned the audience with his ageless appearance and energy that was infectious & had the entire room singing & in a uproar as he shared poignant moments in his life with us.

The key stand-out songs that I loved were: Poor Boy my absolute fave from the Split Enz era that brought back flashes of my high school days with Enz on the TV.. My Mistake another kool quirky track that was great to hear again.. Six Months In A Leaky Boat OMG I couldnt get this out of my head! I was driving the boy mad humming and/or whistling it lol for days afterwards too that was the song that caused an uproar during the Falklands War and still sounds just as good as all those years ago.

The new tracks People Like Us & The View Is Worth The Climb were fantastic. Tim played piano for both. All in all I really enjoyed the show & would def see Tim again if the opportunity arose.

Below are a few of the videos I made. & a few close ups of Tim [yes of course I was up front again!]







Monday, October 31, 2011

Monster Rap

Happy Halloween Monster Rap starring Mizzy @AmandaD2409 & @trayr111

Friday, October 28, 2011

Art of Lost Conversation



muting sounds
scornful open gaping faces
the words reverberate in her head
lacking the desire to express
except to herself
where there is a circus of events
she screams for
love anger are like distant longings
she has almost forgotten

Saturday, October 22, 2011

new blip shiny

5K blip listeners.. wow incredible.. its been a enjoyable ride forging many friendships & musical tastes & new sounds

to all my fantastic listeners.. thankU.. youve been incredible.. I just wanna show my appreciation .. its an electrifying feeling [click play below *smirk*]


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Manly Arts Festival

The lantern display on the beach was amazing. It was the first time I have attended, but found it was hard not going. Manly beach always holds special appeal for me, and to learn of a artsy festival eve by the beach was irresistable!

Taking the ferry across, the night was perfect. Fresh, balmy mild temps made it ideal to be out and about amongst similar arty folk. The museum was opened, a brilliant lively Pink Floyd cover band playing and beautiful hand-made lanterns decorated the scape.

Kids as I found out, made the hand-held string lanterns at school, which were just so pretty. Families were out in their scores.. celebrating.. enjoying the music.. & atmosphere.. as was I.

Below is a video I shot of the fabulous Pink Floyd cover band singing "Money" & a few pictures I snapped of the pretty lanterns. I had a wonderful time, and have marked the event in my planner. I wont be missing it next yr.



the Manly Arts Festival



Pink Floyd cover band



"Blackbeard"



huge dragon lantern



South Steyne Ferry lantern



sailboat lantern



returning on the ferry with 'candylicious' treat



me reflecting on such a beautiful eve



just beautiful out on the harbour

Friday, July 29, 2011

Foster the People

FTP were senfkinsational!! wow they literally blew me brains away.. everyone had the maddest time... singin n dancing.. and I went on my own and still was a blast... it was a sell-out show with guess who purchasing the final ticket??.. yeah!! MEE!!

below are a few vids I shot.. I just couldnt stop they were that good!

I was right up front & straight in front of the huge boom speakers hence the slight distorted sound .. but oh nothing ever beats being there



warrant.. they sang this first!



the best was last.. Helena Beat



brill cover Heart of Gold



Pumped Up Kicks



Local band Guineafowl opened and they were really great..

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Glasvegas

Glasvegas were amazing... their first visit to Australian shores as side-show to the Splendour in the Grass festival James Allan was a hoot joking around and sooo bloody hard to understand with his thick Scottish accent.. still we had the best time.. and im so glad I got to see em with P as she had come up for that weekend since her studies were over.. S-U-P-E-R W-E-E-K-E-N-D

below are vids of The Dark Shadows who opened for Glasvegas.. Glasvegas singing "You" and a candid moment capruring James Allan mucking around







Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeans

This week its lil Jeans's birthday.. she turns 9!!! we have arranged a skating partay since she loves it sooo much!.. in this video below is Jeans & I a few yrs ago.. and wow looking at this compared to the second video.. she has grown soo much!

off to the shops to get her something tomoroz.. hmm why does it get harder shopping each year they grow?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANS... LOVE U XXXXX



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sydney Slutwalk

The message was loud and clear.. womens dress is NOT an invitation for sexual assault.. the Sydney "slutwalk" as all international slutwalks was sparked by a Toronto police chief publicly saying women should avoid dressing like sluts to avoid rape

this is a short vid I made from the Town hall steps as the Sydney Slutwalk slowly made its way from Town Hall.. chanting.. whereever we go..yes means yes and no means no.. destination: Police HQ Surry Hills

Skating with Jeans

Had a wonderful time recently brushing up on my skating skills.. and what a better companion to do it with than my lil niece Jeans.. we got cozy with thick woolly socks & gloves & took off via the river for the local Ice Rink which we found out was having a 40th birthday partay! YAY!

On the way there.. we came across a turtle [or was it a turtoise?] along the edge of the river which looked like it had been washed down the storm water drain.. it was soo cute and it was the first time we both seen one out of a wildlife environment.. we soo wanted to jump the fence & grab him & take him home!

Once there we grabbed our skates & put em on.. the best part of not skating is of course when U walk around the rink on ya skates on the floor.. it has kinda like a rubberized mat feel to it & its soo easy to do.. we sat in the cafeteria with our skates on & ordered a hot chocolate to warm up before hitting the ice to the strains of some kool dance and indie tunes!

and OMG how rusty was I?.. we held hands & went round holding on before I could get enough confidence to let go.. LOL!

STILL... we had a bunch of fun & it was great to spend quality time with Jeans skating to music working out & havin a ball... we will be back

below is a couple of vids I shot of Jeans skating.. isnt she just a natural?..







this is the turtle we came across

Thursday, May 26, 2011

delicate death


incoherant thoughts mumble heedlessly
in her head
calling out in delicate death
where are U they seem to reverberate
desultory
exhaustive
spearing virtue
and weeping tears
the glistening wasteland
offering exquisite bouquets of woven misery
surrendering so meekly in its
sweet serenity

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

delicious surrender


she watches him squirm a moment
as he spies the pole
with thick heavy chain linking
out in the bright sun
with no affordability of any shade
quickly securing his wrists & ankles
to the biting harsh steel

from his confines,
he watches her walk to a small table
and fill a glass of water
his mind racing,
his tongue dancing,
she brings the glass of water
up to his parched lips
and allows him a few desperate sips.
'you will earn more as we go along'
she hisses in his ear
blindfolding him

seconds later he hears the crack of the whip,
not making contact,
but allowing the sound to sink into
the depths of his being,
as she moves behind him
unable to distinguish her
exact presense
but knowing she is there
ready to strike her fury
at any moment
he tenses every muscle in anticipation

watching him intently
she waits for his heaving body to relax
before landing the first
cruel blow across his back
wincing in both pain
and delicious surrender
cutting into him several more times
before walking in front of him
taking his lowered chin into her hand,
caresseing his sweating brow,
whispering,
'do you want to feel my love boy?'
"yes mistress" he whimpers

instantly she brings the whip down furiously,
a savage cat-o-nine tails whipping,
slicing into him again and again,
yanking him against the chains,
moaning with her rythym.

again she goes to fetch some water
softly laughing to herself,
as she stands in front of him taking long sips
coming close and allowing the water to trickle
into his desperate awaiting mouth
his heart beating hard
as he hears the clinking as she toys with the chains
yanking his head back hard
sniggering 'you dont think im done with you yet do you boy?'
he responds by mumbling
immediately feeling the sting of her wrath
on his left shoulder
before he can work out where she is
she is already to his right striking her next blow
'you want more my sweet boy?'
hesitating, pacing his words,
he lowers his head and softly says 'yes ma'am'
'perfect' she says

the next strike is even harsher,
after a dozen repeated blows, she is again infront of him
giving him a slight kiss.
leaning in closer to her,
she backs off waving her finger saying
'now now pet.. you have to earn that'
she circles him,
inspecting him
hissing into his ear
'this is going to hurt me alot more than it will hurt you'
trembling, he braces himself
and instead feels her cooling hands all over his back
rubbing in a soothing lotion
he relaxes into her

running her fingers thru his hair
she peels off his blindfold
'feel better my sweet pet?'
he nods quickly,
as she loosens the chains
sinking to the ground kissing her feet

Thursday, February 3, 2011

January in Melbourne









melbourne in January the one thing I can say looking back during the current Sydney heatwave is that temps were bareable there.. and come 7pm [U could actually set your watch to it] we always had a cool change come in from the bay.. so it was a joy to be able to walk down to the beach and watch the sunset.. stroll & get falafels & ice cremes.. lol thats the part I miss the most

cricket was big on the agenda.. I had never been to watch cricket live so didnt really know what to expect.. but OMG! just to be there watching it larger than life is absolutely amazing.. the atmosphere.. the pride & support.. the lively characters.. the music.. just EVERYTHING! I attended the 4th test day 3... the friday evening fast paced 20/20 and the the Sunday eve ODI.. during remaining matches I took up residence in the pub alongside the [barmy army] pommies that were here [and there were many!] meeting my friend jamie with whom I shared lots of laughs.. and sunset strolls . we were to do the Great Ocean Road together but torrential rain forced the road to close due to landslides.. where it raining continuously for a whole week!

looking after kitty Basil was such a joy! I havent been this close to an animal since our doberman passed away in 2000... & it was soo good to be able to cuddle.. pat & look after him.. he would sleep with me at nights.. then miaw at me in the mornings to be fed and let out.. he would stay out nearly all day then come in late arvo... and rub up against me. He gave me a sense of routine & stability which I havent had in a long time...

my girl arrived back a day before my birthday & had non stop work & a dose of the flu to cope with.. I spent her work time out.. beaching it or tramming it [which meant gettin lost lol] and she took me out dining that night overlooking the beach which was absolutely stunning! the dining was different.. kinda a buffet style waiter service serving vegetarian.. pure yummo!

Rainbow Serpent festival was on and they had tickets for the 4 day psychedelic escapade.. that meant my stay was to be extended so I spent the last few days listening to music snuggling with puss & writing...

I arrived back to Sydney on Australia Day morning and very hot humid conditions... oh yes I thought.. welcome home indeed

more pics can be found at mizzhelenas twitpics

XTP the journey down


sloping gently rolling hills
chill dreams laughter murmurs
panoramic vistas
people lost in thought
napping
babies gurgling
and beside me a total stranger
anticipates a lovers tryst
nervously fidgeting
we are thrown together
on this wonderous journey down