Headlines – 11th June

read about the things that happen throughout the world
don’t be believe in everything you see or hear
the neighbours talk day in day out about the goings on
they tell us what they want – they don’t give an inch
“News of the World” – The Jam

How much do you know about Alanis Morissette’s relationship history?
[aside from the fact that “You Oughta Know” is about Uncle Joey from Full House, that is]. Not enough? Yeah, I thought so. This insightful article from Lorelai Vashti at thevine.com.au should help you fill in the gaps.

BrittPop.com now has a facebook page!
Do you like it? [Ugh – that sounds so much worse than “become a fan”]. Click click.

The guys from Kill Kurt Reifler came on 1700 on Tuesday
…to promote their gig at Cherry Bar on Saturday night. They were great guests, a lot of fun for Mia & Daniel to chat to – so check them out!

Caustic Cover Critic: Penguin redesigns
These may not exist as real books, but they are great examples of effective cover design. Just another part of the Penguin anniversary celebrations.

Don’t Blink! Best cosplay costume ever?
This girl dressed up as a Weeping Angel for DragonCon, and looked brilliant. Here she shares a step-by-step guide to the costume’s construction, as well as some photos from the day.

The Theory of Advancement – Jason Hartley
It’s an interesting way to look at things, indeed. Choice quote: “I have wrestled with Sting’s Advancement status for years. I’ve come to believe that he is Super Advanced because I find it almost impossible to enjoy his work on any level. He wasn’t yet ready to (Super) Advance when he did this solo version of “Message,” but he was delivering a clear message that smooth jazz was in his future. No one could have predicted the lute music.”

BOOTLEG RECORDING OF NEW FLORENCE SONG
This is the one they’re calling “Strangeness and Charm”. I quite like it. Speaking of Flo, tickets are still available for her second Melbourne show [August 2nd], so get in there while you can!

Mark Watson’s guide to exam success
Because when I’m looking for advice, I always turn to thirty year-old comedians. That’s not even a joke. It’s a stressful time of year for everyone, and this blog post contains some really good tips for helping you survive exam time.

Mean Girls 2 is coming
WHY?! I bet you Tina Fey wants nothing to do with this.

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