Sunday, June 28, 2009

Atheist Quotes

“Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?”
– Anonymous

“In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”
– James Madison

“An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.”
– John Buchan

“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private schools, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separated.”
– Ulysses S. Grant

“Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.”
– Isaac Asimov

Friday, June 19, 2009


Too funny.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ignore Everybody

Advice for creatives from this page:

1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours.

3. Put the hours in.

4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

5. You are responsible for your own experience.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

7. Keep your day job.

8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.

9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.

14. Dying young is overrated.

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

16. The world is changing.

17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.

18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.

19. Sing in your own voice.

20. The choice of media is irrelevant.

21. Selling out is harder than it looks.

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.

24. Don�t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

25. You have to find your own schtick.

26. Write from the heart.

27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

28. Power is never given. Power is taken.

29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.

30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

31. Remain frugal.

32. Allow your work to age with you.

33. Being Poor Sucks.

34. Beware of turning hobbies into jobs.

35. Savor obscurity while it lasts.

36. Start blogging.

37. Meaning Scales, People Don't.

37. When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Fig Jam by Butterfingers

I don't like rap. Unless it's funny and cheerful like this.

Fuck I'm Good, Just Ask Me

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart - literal version

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Literal version

"Aaargh! Flying altar boy!"

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Abba Tribute Band

This is my video of the Abba Tribute band "Abba Alive" who appeared last night in Gympie.

The evening was to benefit Little Haven Palliative Care and Gympie Women's Health Centre. The concert had sold out weeks ago but we scored two tickets from someone who couldn't go. 400 screaming, tipsy women packed into the hall and had themselves a very good time.

They were only selling wine in bottles so I had no choice but to drink an entire bottle of Jacob's Creek sparkling. I promise I won't ever do this again. There's something about whole bottles of champagne that seems to make me very ill. Ill-er than whole bottles of other things, anyway.

I did have a ball. Lots of singing, dancing etc. Yes, I did end up bellydancing on a table. But these things happen. Also went beserk with the camera, shot wayyy too much footage but it was fun.

And I found myself musing that the whole evening had a really good vibe. There was none of the usual competition or bitchiness between women going on, we were all just on an Abba high. The whole thing ended and 400 drunk women went home without a fuss. Meanwhile, we drove past a bunch of men at the pub having a fight on the footpath.

Obviously there's just too much football and not enough Abba at the Royal hotel.

Got to also include this great Abba video of "Why Did It Have To Be Me" - a song that I used to really love from "Arrival" but had almost forgotten. So many memories from that Abba album. And yep, I've always liked guys with beards!

First Exploding Post

This is my personal blog, mean to be read by very few people indeed. I just intend it to be a place to write a few vague thoughts and post good videos and links for my own amusement.

The Exploding Pasadoble seemed as good a name as anything. And also, it's from my favourite episode of The Goodies"