Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Brisbane Culture: Trash Video Cabaret Benefit Call For Performers



Spots of ten minutes each are still available for emerging and established performers to be added to the bill of the TVCB:

Trash Video Cabaret Benefit

Ahimsa House, 26 Horan Street,West End.

Friday 4 July 2008.

Emerging and Established Performers in any fields, including, but not limited to, Magic, Comedy, Burlesque, Acobatics, Performance Art, Singing, Political Satire, Poetry and many more, are encouraged to apply ... Opportunities also exist for exhibiting short films.

ABOUT THE NIGHT:The Trash Video Cabaret Benefit will be the official launch of the NEW subscriber option at Trash Video plus ANYONE who subscribes before the Cabaret will get in FREE to the show! This gala event will offer audiences complementary drinks and canapes and a star-studded Variety show of Brisbane's finest Entertainers & Avant-garde! Tickets will be priced at: Concession $15/ Full-time worker $25 - or Subscribe on the night and get in FREE!

GET ON THE BILL: Please make your Trash Video Cabaret Benefit (TVCB) performance proposal to:

Evelyn Hartogh with the:

Subject Line of: TVCB Performance Proposal

Please include:

1. 50-100 word Performance Description;

2. Technical needs;

3. 50-100 word Bio.

Deadline for Submissions is Friday 9 May.

SAVE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA: The Trash Video Cabaret Benefit will be a Gala Fundraiser for Trash Video to promote the NEW Subscriber option to Trash Video. Performers who are passionate about the preservation and celebration of a diverse and alternative culture are encouraged to donate their performance to the evening and receive a free year's subscription to Trash Video. All funds raised from the evening will be donated to Trash Video to ensure the presevation, for the benefit of the community, the store's unique library of rare and popular cinema.

Established in 1995, Trash Video is Australia's largest cult video store, with over 12,000 handpicked rare movies, the best of new releases, and a unique and precious library of films you cannot find anywhere else, in genres including, Arthouse, Australian movies, World Movies, B-grade Horror & SF, Cult Movies, Classics, and Comedy. Trash Video does not throw out or sell off the unprofitable older titles giving YOU more to choose from. They have the diversity of films your typical chain store doesn't have. For 14 years Trash Video has preserved on Video and on DVD a movie collection which deserves World Heritage Listing!

SUBSCRIBE: The preservation of our alternative culture is of paramount importance, keeping alive Trash Video's library is keeping alive our cultural history. Think Global - Act Local! NOW for the first time ever you can show you care about preserving alternative cultural history by becoming a Subscriber. Enjoy extra benefits in a visual library of films from around the world that you cannot find anywhere else! Subscribers will indulge in discounted rental and special deals, ticket giveaways, and much much more ...



Rent free for the Rest of Your Life! Become part of Local History! Trash will Dedicate a Shrine to you! Guarranteed to get you into Heaven!


Discount Rental, special deals, ticket giveaways, and much much more ...


Discount Rental, special deals, ticket giveaways, and much much more ...


Discount Rental, special deals, ticket giveaways, and much much more ...

Find out more about Trash Video

Trash Video Cabaret Benefit thanks Ahimsa House for the opportunity to host a Gala Benefit at their venue.

Find out more about Ahimsa House

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Brisbane Photos - Bulimba Yacht Club

Bulimba Yacht Club-003+, originally uploaded by cindytoo.

This photo by Flickr user cindytoo is from a regatta held by the Brisbane 18 Footers Yacht Club (aka the Bulimba Yacht Club) last Saturday.

You can see a set of about 50 photos from the regatta if you click here.

The club is at 63 McConnell St, Bulimba - click here for a Google Map.

Brisbane Music (Free) - Ben Stewart

Brisbane Acoustic/Alternative/Folk musician Ben Stewart played on Sunday night at the Troubador at Level 2, 322 Brunswick Street (in the Mall), Fortitude Valley (click here for a Google Map). Here's a YouTube clip (uploaded by neuroticthought) of him singing "Circus of His Promises":

If you click here you can visit Ben Stewart's MySpace page, where you can listen to 6 of his songs. And if you like this song, "Don't Let Go", from his recent album "Social Architecture" (uploaded by YouTuber lizzielizze):

then click here to visit Ben Stewart's website where you can download the song for free (as well as ten other songs), find out when he's playing next, and buy more of his music.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Brisbane Fashion: "I Have A Pretty Face"

The artwork on this T-Shirt is designed by Brisbane artist Natalie of On her blog, she says:

Basically, my illustration refers to (and reclaims) a "compliment" a lot of fat women have received... "oh but you have such a pretty face". Well, damn straight I do - but don't you go negating my body! Heidi is spreading the body love and intends on creating more tshirts to sell, including more of my own illustrations!

The T-Shirts are US $25 each, and go up to 5XL. Which is good - how many times do you hear people say "Oh, we even have XL", as though that is big enough for people who are fat like me.

You can buy the T-Shirts here - scroll down to where it says "Heidi Campaign" (you'll need either a credit card, Visa or Mastercard Debit Card, or a PayPal account).

Brisbane Photos: Ringlight reflection (Astrid)

Flickr user David De Groot comes up with another nice photo. This one uses a ringlight (click here for a photo of the gear) to create the effect in the pupil.

Brisbane Motorbikers: Brissy Riders Club

Into motorbikes? If so, you might want to have a look at the Brissy Riders Club.

At their site you can organise big bike rides, and find out what other people are putting together.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Brisbane Graffiti: Draind by ~BOMBERMAN08

Draind by ~BOMBERMAN08 on deviantART

Just found this interesting photowork by deviantart user ~BOMBERMAN08

Brisbane Music: Kewpie Doll

Brisbane rock/garage band Kewpie Doll played last night at the Step Inn, on the corner of Brunswick St and St Paul's Terrace in Fortitude Valley, to help raise money for Trash Video, Brisbane's cult movie rental store. YouTuber gertar4053 made this video clip of the song Knock You Down:

You can listen to four Kewpie Doll songs at their MySpace page if you click here. Kewpie Doll will be playing again at the Step Inn on Saturday May 24th, supporting Sydney group Voodoo Lust.

Brisbane Photos: Brisbane from Mt Gravatt

Brisbane from Mt Gravatt, originally uploaded by 5cheherazad3.

Flickr user 5cheherazad3 made this panorama of Brisbane last night, taken from Mt Gravatt.

Brisbane Music: An Horse

Brisbane duo An Horse are in the USA at the moment. The YouTube clip below, from winkiedinkie, is them playing their song Post Cards at The Glasshouse at 200 W Second St in Pomona, California, USA

The tour is to promote their new EP "Not Really Scared" - click here to buy it from Valve Records.

You can click here to listen to some of An Horse's music on MySpace, or you can click here for a collection of more of their YouTube videos. And you can visit Valve Records' Myspace page if you click here.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Brisbane Photos: Astrid and the sunset by David De Groot

Astrid and the sunset, originally uploaded by David de Groot.

This great photo was taken by Brisbane Flickr user David de Groot. His technical comments on the photo say:

"Strobist info: Vivitar 285HV into silver umbrella above and slightly to camera right. Shoot through umbrella to camera left and behind subject. Ambient dropped about 1.5 stops."

Brisbane Music: Side Effects

YouTube user smartabrett made this video of Brisbane punk group Side Effects last Thursday night at Rics Bar in Fortitude Valley:

You can listen to more Side Effects if you click here and go to their MySpace page. According to the MySpace, they have members from Six Ft Hick and The Tremors, and former members of the Vegas Kings.

Brisbane Flashmob - Pillowfight near Lang Park, Apr 25 2008

On Friday, April 25th, 2008, a flashmob gathered near Lang Park ("Suncorp Stadium") to have a mass pillowfight? But were they able to do it, or were they forced away into the darkness by the Police?
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Brisbane Youtubers - aale82's "Boundary Street"

Just found this first movie by YouTube user aale82. It was made using Muvee. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Brisbane Tunnels - Explore Inner Northern Busway on Sunday May 4

The new section of the Inner Northern Busway is going to open in May, and on Sunday May 4 there's an open day, from 10am to 2pm, where people can walk in the new tunnel and see it before buses start using it.

According to the Translink website, you can see an old culvert, and also the remains of a WWII command centre. The open day will also have entertainers and rides for the kids (with a gold coin donation).

You can get into the tunnel at the new King George Square station or at Roma Street Station - click here to see a Google Map showing exactly where they both are. As usual, car parking is pretty hard to find in town, so public transport is a good idea - click here to see timetables at the Translink website.

The new busway links up the Queen Street Mall bus station with Roma St train station, so that the bus and train networks are properly linked up at last.

The new part of the busway is a tunnel that runs under the city from Queen St Mall busway station, under King George Square (which also has a new station), and to Roma St station, where you can connect with a train. For a map of the new section, click here (it's a pdf file).

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Flashmob Freeze in Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Australia

At 1pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, a flashmob froze and stood stock still for five minutes in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This was part of World Freeze Day 2008.  
Formats available: Windows Media (.wmv)