David Lynch: Between Two Worlds @ QAGOMA

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds @ QAGOMA

Being young in the 90s and a film buff, I’m a massive David Lynch fan and have watched most of his movies (including Eraserhead which I saw at the Old Dendy back in the day when it was a cool, studenty cinema which you had to walk up a dark, unpopulated street to get to, and[read more…]

Annie Lennox: Little Bird

Annie Lennox: Little Bird

I love love LOVE Annie, she’s awesome.  She was a great inspiration to me as a kid (remember Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves with Aretha?).  Little Bird is one of those brilliant yet underplayed songs from the 90s. Image of Annie via: Billboard

Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks

Does anyone remember this late 90s show?  It was way ahead of its time, yet seriously underrated, which is probably why it only ever lasted one season.  I love revisiting old shows and watching this now makes me realise how funny and heart warming, yet dark it was.  The writing, comedic timing, characters and storylines were subtle and insightful and practically everybody was in it!  Much like[read more…]

Sharehouse posters from my youth

Sharehouse posters from my youth

I’m starting to feel a bit gloomy about the recent trend of bagging the 90s (hey, it was the last iconic era and it ruled ok?!  Get back to me in 10-20 years’ time and tell me if any of us even vaguely remember any music or movies from the last decade), anyway … posters from your sharehouse past is quite funny and spot-on. [read more…]

The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland ….

The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland ….

When I spotted TV series Portlandia last year, I immediately loved it because, aside from being a uni student/slacker in the 90s …. Do you remember the 90s? You know how people were talking about getting piercings and getting tribal tattoos? Remember when people were content to be unambitious?  They’d sleep ‘til 11:00, and just hang out with their friends? [read more…]

Some music for today – Metric’s Breathing Underwater

Some music for today – Metric’s Breathing Underwater

  I seem to be in a musical mood lately.  I heard this song by Canadian Indie band Metric from their album Synthetica on the radio a while back and thought it was lovely; lead singer Emily Haines’ pretty, sweet voice with sort of bubbly, shiny music and cool lyrics.  I love it. (Image is my own photo)

Happy birthday River

Happy birthday River

Losing his life at such a young age, River Phoenix would have been 42 today.  I wonder how he’d have turned out? Happy birthday handsome. Image of River Phoenix via: lastfm

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

  Old photo taken by film on my travels in Europe

This Life -v- 1996 was a good year

This Life -v- 1996 was a good year

I used to love the 90s series This Life!  Still do actually.  Apparently BBC filmed a sequel a while back, about the characters 10 years on, but I couldn’t bring myself to watch it as I prefer to remember everyone partying and having fun back in the 90s. Ant gave me the DVD set for my[read more…]

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Movie still from: Reality Bites, Universal Pictures, 1994

Happy birthday River

Happy birthday River

One of my favourite actors when I was young, River Phoenix, was born 41 years ago today (can you believe it?!).  I’ll never forget the day he died in 1993. Image via: Popwatch

A recipe for Thai green chicken curry and a look back at the 90s

A recipe for Thai green chicken curry and a look back at the 90s

Oh yeah the 90s. The time I went to uni, backpacked overseas to the US, London and Europe, shared old Queenslanders with countless housemates, partied like it was 1999 and was part of the 18-25 demographic. In the 90s People were eating: Thai food was the food to eat out in Australia.  In honour of the[read more…]

Top 5 road movies

Top 5 road movies

I don’t think there’s any movie quite as inspirational or entertaining as a classic road movie.  There’s a little bit of tough guy, underdog hero, on-the-run, camaraderie in the face of adversity in all of us. Here are my personal favourites which unintentionally happen to be from 5 different decades: 1. Thelma and Louise I saw this 1991 movie about female solidarity[read more…]