Hey, gidday mates! What a week it’s been. I don’t normally talk politics here, but how can you not at a time like this? Coming from New Zealand, it’s hard to understand the American system with its lack of diversity, its lack of universal healthcare, its lobbyists, its insanely high rate of military funding, and its second amendment. And that’s not even mentioning the general consensus that, ‘It is what it is, and it’s not going to change.’ I strongly believe that one thing this campaign has shown us is that racism and prejudice are alive and well and living in America, and that misguided fear directed in a cunning way is an incredibly powerful weapon. Don’t understand these people? Hatred is the answer! The system is broken.Click to Continue!
Readers beware, you’re in for a scare! And by scare I mean Halloween Party Playlist courtesy of your mates Isaac Likes Jenny featuring an unlucky 13 songs. If you’re around NYC this weekend, stop by The Handy Liquor Bar on Saturday — we’ll be playing the Back To The Spookture party from 10:00pm onwards. GREAT SCOTT! Music, below.Click to Continue!
1. Have you heard Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s new song FourFiveSeconds? I’ve only listened to it twice so I’m still forming an opinion, but I like how pared-back the production is (which contrasts like crazy with what we’ve been hearing for the past few years), and how the voice-and-guitar sound has that 90s acoustic pop sound. Almost like Alanis Morisette unplugged or something. The video has a 90s throwback vibe too, like a Gap or CK Jeans commercial, but the best bit for me is how Paul McCartney is standing playing the guitar with his back to the camera at the beginning, just like Robert Smith on the Boys Don’t Cry single cover. You can’t tell me that wasn’t intentional.Click to Continue!
1. File this one under: The sexiest thing I’ve seen in ages. Nothing gets me like two hot young superstars flirting in front of a screaming crowd, so when Rihanna appeared onstage at the Drake concert at Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy last night and they danced up on each other, I was like, somebody get me a fan. That chemistry was real I tells ye. Real. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.Click to Continue!
Men in great coats. Photo: Mr Modern Gentleman I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I feel like I’m constantly going to these events and launches and dinners which are all very nice and good and wonderful for schmoozing, but as the night wears on, the DJ continues to play either house music or obscure indie rock, and I find myself getting bored and wishing that s/he’d cut the crap and throw something on that inspires me to run onto the dance floor in the middle of everybody like that white girl at a party, screaming,Click to Continue!