a sincere apology…

April 3, 2010

Dearest blog,

I am sorry. I am sorry for neglecting you these past few months. Truth be told, I’ve had more pressing (and interesting) things to do than updating you. That’s OK, you can hate me if you want. You see, between final-year uni, White Noise shenanigans, my new job as marketing assistant for QUT’s Creative Industries faculty, I just simply haven’t had the time. Not to mention the stupid tumblr I have to keep updating every week for my new media class (for anyone super-keen, you can check it out here).

Way back in the dark ages of 2008 when I first started you (despite numerous reincarnations, the name still stands- thanks Modest Mouse), I was full of hopes and dreams, and well- the belief that anyone would actually want to read what I have to say. Not that nobody does – thanks, 3 readers, you’ve been great – but you know what I mean. When I resurrected you last year amongst new-found career aspirations, I hoped I could make you into a little star of the local blogosphere- nothing amazing, but still something that was focused, and worth reading. While the latter may be questionable, I honestly did feel you helped me through my second-year uni blues.

Now blog, never fear- this is not the end. I just realise now that there are more important things than keeping you up-to-date. When I find something I actually want to write about- well, I’ll come crawling back. But until then, I don’t see much point in writing just for the sake of it. Until then, I feel I have ditched you for the ADHD-version of blogging: twitter. Since that has become all-consuming, I’ve found less and less reason to write here.

Anyway, dearest bloggy, I do hope you forgive me. Until next time!

Sincerely yours,

Will.

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I voted in triple j's Hottest 100, have YOU?

Traditionally I’ve done a bit of a spiel on my predictions for triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown. I even had one ready to go for this year, to be held on Tuesday. And then some poor ABC Shop online employee went and leaked the winner of the annual music countdown. If you’ve somehow managed to miss the kerfuffle that ensued and don’t want to be spoiled, DO NOT READ ON! In fact, what are you even doing on the internet? Go back under that rock you’ve been hiding under, and don’t come out until Tuesday.
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2010 in entertainment

January 10, 2010


Well, the silly season is over; the last of the champagne consumed, unwanted presents discarded and the reality of extreme amounts of food have well and truly set in. As we dive headfirst into 2010, there are already plenty of upcoming releases- music, television and cinematic- that are glimmering with promise . While so many of us seem to be still in nostalgia-town of 2009, here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2010.

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Today I decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a Tumblr account. For the uninitiated, a Tumblr blog (or a tumblelog) is more of a short-form way of blogging than blogs like say, this one. Kind of a cross between this and twitter, but without the 140 character limit. But never fear, 3 readers, for this blog will continue to be updated as much as humanly possible. While good news will stay focused on all things music/marketing/media, slightly bored and severely confused will be more miscellaneous ramblings from my life in general. Kind of like digital diarrhoea.

You can check it out here: www.boredandconfused.tumblr.com. And stay tuned for more regular updates here now the silly season is over.

The Albums of 2009

December 30, 2009

It’s the end of the year, which means there has been a veritable smorgasbord of countdowns flooding the internets. And what a year it has been! 2009 has seen the likes of Michael Jackson’s untimely death, infamous outbursts from Kanye West, and Susan Boyle. And that’s just the highlights (I use the term loosely). Fortunately though, the last year of the noughties has produced some excellent albums. So here’s my two cents: my favourite 10 albums of 2009.

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On Haitus

December 12, 2009

Well, as of today I am off on a jet plane to the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand) until the end of the year. Which means (hopefully) I will have much better things to do than update this blog. But never fear, 3 readers, as soon as the new year rolls around it will regain full function. Stay tuned for 2009 countdowns and the likes.

Merry Christmas! 🙂

Now this is some clever marketing. BooneOakley, a small US-based full service marketing/ad agency has utilised YouTube’s new interactive features by creating their entire website on the video hosting giant. Not only is it great to see an agency able to take the piss a little bit, but logistically the move is very smart. They don’t have to pay any web-hosting fees, and it’s pretty unique- it’s already getting worldwide attention. Pretty neat if you ask me.

You can check it out in the video above, but for the full experience it’s best to head to the YouTube site itself here.

my year in lists

November 26, 2009

You’d be forgiven at the moment for thinking we were nearing the end of a decade. The interwebs have been awash of late with more countdowns, best ofs, top tens and general reminiscences of the 2000’s then you could poke a digital stick at. Suddenly everybody is a critic, and while some of the countdowns have been insightful and thought-provoking, others have been….well, like this one. For the nostalgic, these countdowns are practically memory-heaven. But for those who don’t buy into that sort of stuff, it gets a little tiring. So, what better than to list some of the best (and worst) ‘best-of’ lists currently clogging up cyber-space?

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In shocking and devastating news to teenagers and drunkards all across Brisbane this week, The Queensland Police Union in conjunction with Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman want to impose a 2am shutdown of all clubs and pubs in Brisbane. Apparently violence levels in Fortitude Valley and the city are getting to unacceptable levels, and the lockdown aims to reduce this. Naturally, Brisbane teens are outraged, and plenty of facebook groups protesting the move have popped up and are quickly gaining members. But first, a disclaimer: I’m a teenager. I enjoy the valley on the weekends. Of course, I’m opposed to this plan. But before writing me off as just another binge-drinker who wants to stay out all night just to get ‘trashed’, hear me out. This plan is majorly flawed for a number of reasons, and will actually do the opposite to reducing what it aims to do.

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Stumbled upon this quote today, from one Charles M. Schultz. I could go on to say how profound it is and how much it means to me and all that crap, but really it just speaks for itself:

My life has no purpose,

no direction, no aim, no meaning,

and yet I’m happy.

I can’t figure it out.

What am I doing right?