The set and lighting, designed by Daft Punk offshoot ‘Daft Art’, was consistent with the standard of the house music duo’s usual live act, given the remote location. Four giant speaker towers and 16 floodlights, aimed skywards, encircled the dancefloor, above which hung a seven tonne disco ball. Lighting timed with the beats ranged from red to pink to green and white.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/daft-punk-a-noshow-as-album-launched-20130517-2js5y.html#ixzz2TccbydLM
Quick, get me a 7 tonne disco ball!!
Weird vibe about today.
Lots of cranky people and lots of confusion.
Hope everyone’s OK
We have Israel once again thumbing its nose at the world and at international law. They seem to think that they can fly their fighter jets over anyone’s land. Over the past days they have been violating Lebanon’s sovereignty by flying over Lebanon to bomb Syria.
They are using the Syrian civil war as cover to further their own position.
Have to say it…
GO YOU ROOSTERS!
So, at Brisbane International Airport, you go through security and there is a little person who weighs your carry on baggage. One of us had a bag that weighed more than 7kg. He was told to go back upstairs to check in to get permission to carry it on (the bag weighed 9kg). he returned to tell us that he was told to take some stuff out of the bag and give it to us to put in ours. Now the system of weighing bags is random and the little person had not asked to weigh mine or Bobbi’s. Mike took out some tapes and gave them to Bobbi and we all walked through; Bobbi with a bag that was now about 12kg!!
And when you try to point out the flaws in the system to the little person, you get short shrift.
Imagine working on a system that is inherently stupid.
Does that make the little person stupid or the employer??
A good mate, a good bloke, a genuine friend to many
Rest in peace buddy
So, if your job was looking after the groups who fly with your airline….you reckon that you might actually look after the groups that fly with your airline…sounds simple, yes?
We postponed the Adelaide show on Tuesday night and played Wednesday night instead. Obviously this moved our travel day from Wednesday to Thursday.
We arrived at group check in at Adelaide airport to find no one ready for us or even aware that we were there. When I questioned the supervisor, he said…”you guys were supposed to fly yesterday…” I said, “we changed our flight to today as we postponed the show” His response…”we didn’t know that…”
Seriously, was he kidding?
It would seem not.
I am flabbergasted that a department can be that incompetent. I mean who would know better than the actual airline that we had changed our flight?
QANTAS, I SAY IT AGAIN…YOU ARE JUST RUBBISH RIGHT NOW…JUST RUBBISH.
Cam Knight is doing May 1 - 3 at the Factory Theatre (105 Victoria Road Marrickville) as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival.
I saw his show in melbourne and it is fucking funny.
Takes a lot to make me laugh
go see it
Here is the link to buy tickets:
Don’t you hate it when you are having difficulty getting decent customer service and the person behind the counter who is being difficult then says…”I am just trying to help…”
Frustrating little Qantas group check in people….
You should have a good hard look at yourself my man.
Leave our kids alone to watch the footy on the weekend with Dad, Mum and siblings. You don’t need to get your claws into them. You have the old drunk losers in the pub and the TAB. Be happy with that.
You are a purveyor of misery.
So the ratings agencies…what a bunch of up-vibed friendly fellas they are…they “need” to see Australia make serious attempts to return to surplus otherwise the credit rating is under threat.
Is this not a huge part of the first step towards a downturn?
Sentiment, mood, call it what you will, but it determines what happens next. I repeat my last cry…
Keep the money moving….
All this talk of deficits….
Ask yourself this. Have you,in your day to day existence, noticed when the budget is in surplus or deficit?
We are doing well. We are doing the best of the lot. Our debt is a small percentage of our GDP. We will be fine.
Spending is the only way. Look at what happens when you implement austerity in situations when you don’t need to….economic slide….(look at the UK).
We do not live in Cyprus and we have the enviable position of being able to trade through the tough times. We need to spend and keep our employment high and our population fed, educated and healthy. I mean, what else matters?
One man’s debt is another man’s investment.
Please stop scaring people you dark side economists. Your time is over and we are OK. Remember how much damage is caused by panic. And what is panic other than a (more often than not) irrational emotional reaction.
Hang tough people, and keep the money flowing.
Buy that fridge
Buy that car
Employ that person
Keep the money moving
1. Aurora Italian in Williamsburg…..FANTASTIC
2. Frankies Italian in NY..FANTASTIC
3. The Book of Mormon….SO FUCKING FUNNY
This restaurant was on our list in New York last week. We had a booking for 8:15pm, which we confirmed earlier that day…all good.
We arrived on time and were told our table would be five minutes. We went to the bar and perused the wine list, thinking we would buy the bottle we would have with dinner….a sip or two at the bar and off to sit down and enjoy the night.
How wrong we were….
An hour and ten minutes later we were finally taken to a table that wasn’t cleared…stood awkwardly in the way (I enjoyed that) and then sat down to a fairly good dinner. Now if you make me wait that long the food should be sensational….not just fairly good, and a tip to the funny little manager….offering us free sides with nuts in them aint gonna make me any happier about you sucking up to the celebs and VIPs….
take a booking idiot, then honour it.
My rating for The Standard Grill….