Treats for your mouth and ears!
“This guys talent reminds everyone they must stay humble. I’m nothing compared to this dude.”
~ Danny Daze, who’s in the country right now tearing shit up with the Crosstown Rebels crew, on turntablist-master, Miami-bass legend and Slow Roast Records head honcho Dj Craze. Isn’t it nice when Artists respect each other?
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.”
Dr. Ann Wigmore, ND
“A lot of music that’s quite sexual is aggressive, but the music itself doesn’t sound sexy – it’s more people shouting, ‘Look at my bum! Look!’ I’m not turned on by it, I’m terrified.”
~ Elly Jackson aka La Roux, assures us that her new album will be a lot cheekier without er, direct references to her, er, bum.
“We grew up together because our parents are friends, so I’m just so proud of them and all their success and what they’ve done because they’ve just created this whole “Party Rock brand” and it’s just so awesome.”
~ Paris Hilton, you can kindly eat our sh*t.
“I know it’s hard to believe, but this is not a calculated thing … I didn’t have some large strategy meeting about how to expand the brand. If I wanted to expand the brand I would have gone on Dancing With the Stars two years ago.”
~ Described by many as a “culinary assasin”, chef come author come TV personality Anthony Bourdain gives us the low-down on his ever expanding empire. Best job in the world? We think so.
“I have no problem saying that Britney Spears’ “Toxic” is one of my favourite songs of all time.”
~ In Dave Grohl’s defence, “Toxic” is definitely one of Britney’s better tunes!
“2011 has seen reggae festival Ragamuffin and Perth’s One Movement For Music defer their events, regional music event Funk N Grooves pull the plug, Good Vibrations take a year off, Great Southern Blues Festival cancel due to “unsatisfactory ticket sales”, Brisbane’s New Year’s festival Sunset Sounds quietly disappear, Soundwave Revolution call it quits before it got a chance to begin and even the Big Day Out scale back its events in Adelaide and Perth.”
~ Fasterlouder’s Sarah Anne explaining how 2011 could be the toughest year for music festivals in Australia yet. We wonder, will 2012 be any better…?
“Well, I say that I make dance music. Most people in dance music say they make house, or techno, or tech house, or trance, or drum n bass, or liquid drum n bass or something… And if we just kind of woke up tomorrow morning and there were none of these genres, and you just had your record collection in front of you, but you didn’t know what any of it was called, or where any of it came from, it wouldn’t matter… that would be great. And then you’d probably write some amazing music and you’d love some music that you’ve never loved before, because all the connotations and weird ideas you have about whether it’s cool or where it’s come from or what scene it is or who wrote it and whether you’ve heard it before… those would just be gone… I like that idea.”
~ Orlando Higginbottom aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs letting loose on the state of dance music genre classification.
“We heard this great story about Mr Oizo playing at a club in Adelaide and it was like the last stop of his tour, so he decided to do some acid on the night. He was apparently tripping out of his mind while he was DJing and he had these two champagne bottles in his hands and he popped them both and one of the corks flew straight into this girl’s eye! She was full on crying and had this huge, swollen eye and Oizo’s just there laughing his arse off, saying ‘Fuck your eye!’ like some evil villain.”
~ The Aston Shuffle sharing a heart-warming anecdote about Mr Oizo’s antics in Adelaide.
“Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you’ll suck forever”
~ Brian Wilson
“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
~ Nick Cave on his unequivocal and undying love for RHCP
“Now my complaint is there are only 18 hours to work in a day.”
~ Heston Blumenthal, giving us a good indication as to why he’s so bloody good - he works his butt off.