Thursday, 25 April 2013

Wilder Web

Picture is 'El Alamein, a toast to fallen friends' by my very talented brother-in-law, Matt Gauldie. You can see more of his work here or here.

Agreed. Yeah Yeah Yeahs launch pre-emptive strike at phone-wielding gig-goers. (via Noush)

This list of The 25 Least Visited Countries in the World is pretty fascinating. (via Yes and Yes)

I've just discovered that Bonzai Aphrodite, one of my favourite blogs, is back in business after a year of silence. Sayward's reflections on the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival are pretty intense & well worth the read.

The 10 most annoying Facebook users. "Remember that time where you'd whack together a really impressive meal and you'd take it over to your neighbour's house to show them? Yeah. Neither do I. Nobody cares what you're eating."

Facebook's "I F*cking Love Science" does not f*cking love artists.

In my dream house there would be a spot somewhere for this Diagram of Movie Monsters.

This interview with Denise Scott Brown will make you furious about sexism in architecture. Read it anyway. (via Jessica Valenti)"My ideas went where I couldn’t go, you could say. My ideas were credited, but they were credited to Bob."

Bernard Beckett on returning to paid work. "The fact is, until I had children, I had absolutely no idea what hard work was. Sure, I done a lot of things that I’d considered difficult. I’ve juggled full time teaching and writing careers, worked twenty hour days on film shoots, climbed mountains, cycled a hundred miles fully laden with touring gear in the rain, that sort of thing. But that, it turns out, is all easy stuff. You grit your teeth, put your head down, get the hell on with it and then, before too long, you get a break. You reach a hut, or a holiday break, or a completion deadline, you get to sleep."

A Te Reo version of Hallelujah that is pretty wonderful ~

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Wilder Women ~ Julia Stone

My friend Tagi alerted me to this stunningly beautiful cover of 'You're The One That I Want', and also to the similarities between made over Sandy & Dolly Parton. Awesomeness abounds!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wilder Web

Japanese Schoolgirls Perform Superhuman Energy Attacks (via Kimya Dawson). Okay, I know I'm probably late to the game here, but this is awesome.

Tarantino screenplays as classic Penguin-style book covers. (via Dooce)

Yes! An intelligent response to the appointment of Dame Susan Devoy as New Zealand's Race Relations Commissioner (via Rachel) "So I came up with a list of what actually is STUPID:
-a Race Relations Commissioner who cannot articulate a view on race relations."

More on Susan Devoy, with some great insight into how the role of Race Relations Commisioner works.

10 things you should buy used and not new (via Sarah Wilson). And on that note, I've set up a new tumblr to show how I've spent very little money to dress my baby, relying mostly on gifts, hand-me-downs & op-shops.

On art & feminism & feminist art & female artists ~ Some of my best friends are women (via Ange). "Isolated instants of women’s achievements should not be taken as opportunities to sit back and pat ourselves on the back. Julia Gillard’s prime ministership, for example, has actually underlined not how much progress we’ve made, but how deep the fear and hatred of women runs in this country."

This teacher deserves a medal ~ The Day I Taught How Not to Rape. "“Ms. Norman, you mean a woman walking down the street naked is not her inviting sex? How will I know she wants to have sex?” A surprisingly bold voice came out of a girl in the back “You’ll know when she says, you want to have sex?!”"

It's not often that I like something that's been featured on, but this is one of those rare gems.

This one's for the parents ~ Reasons My Son Is Crying. (via Chanelle)

Sarah of Yes and Yes is a kindred spirit, in that my love for Dolly Parton is also 100% unironic. Going to Dollywood and seeing Ms. Parton in concert are on my life list.

More Dolly! Dolly Parton & Graham Norton sing Islands in the Stream while on the Lazy River ride at Dollywood. Seriously. (via Naiomi)