Sunday, December 28, 2008


Nerdy (aka best Poison The Well song ever)
You can view more live clips from that show here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Seizures In Barren Praise is THE hardcore album of 2008 in my opinion. I haven't stopped playing it all week!

United Nations MySpace Deleted

New York 'emo power-violence' supergroup United Nations have involuntarily had their Myspace page deleted.

This isn't the first time this has happened either, as earlier in the year they had their Facebook profile deleted. Looks like the Government can't handle a little harsh criticism any more...

The band features Glassjaw/Head Automatica's Darryl Palumbo, Thursday's Geoff Rickley and Converge's Ben Koller. They have released a self titled LP (through Eyeball Records) and the 'Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures' 7-inch (soon to be released through Deathwish).

The LP is brilliant and features one of the most clever song titles ever ('The Shape Of Punk That Never Came').

They are also a band that seems to be shrouded in controversy, and not just for their name. The official lineup is unknown due to the contractual obligations of the members' other bands; the self-titled debut's artwork features essentially the same photo used for the iconic cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road, with the exception of The Beatles engulfed in flames and walking to the left rather than the right; and the follow-up 7-inch faces similar potential copyright infringement issues due to the title and artwork parodying the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.

Paramore - Decode

I love Paramore, but this song is REALLY excellent! It's probably one of the most listened to songs on my iTunes at the moment.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lily Allen Apreesh

Monday, December 22, 2008


After 50 years as an industry leader, LEGO has become a staple in any kids toy box. In more recent times the mini-figs and legendary building blocks have been used to recreate famous landmarks, classic photographs and now: 20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers Recreated in LEGO.

You can see the whole 20 over at Kanye West's Blog (I don't know where he stole them from) but below are a few of my faves!

Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

Common - Be

Nas - Stillmatic

Outkast - Stankonia

Thrice - Alchemy Index Vinyl Boxset


Thrice have announced plans to release a special edition 'Alchemy Index' vinyl box set in February 2009.

The box set will be limited to 3000 copies and will feature both albums 'The Alchemy Index: Volumes I & II: Fire & Water' and 'The Alchemy Index: Volumes III & IV: Air & Earth' pressed on four EPs.

All 4 EP's will be pressed on 10" colored vinyl -the Fire EP is red, Water is blue, Earth is brown and Air is on clear vinyl. Each coming with notes, lyrics and commentary from the band.

Digital Sea

New Alexisonfire Album

Popular Canadian punk band Alexisonfire will be banding back together to work on their fourth studio album in 2009. Guitarist Wade McNeil spoke to Metal Hammer about it...

"For the first time ever we have too many songs. We usually come off the road. Kiss our girlfriends, do our laundry, write a record in a month, record it in a month, then leave for tour."

also promised that the new album will be "fucking heavy."

The band last released 'Crisis' in 2006.

Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thursday - In Silence

Thursday are one of my favourite bands ever, and to me they just seem to get better and better with every album they do. Their most recent effort is a Split EP with Japan's Envy (if you don't know Envy you REALLY should scope them out – it's INCREDIBLE, hardcore tinged post-rock that just blows my mind). Thursday have morphed their sound again and the result is a heavier, yet more experimental sound that raises the level of anticipation for their new album (released February through Epitaph) so, so high!

The video below is for an instrumental, experimental track from the EP called In Silence. Even if you don't like the band, the clip is a little weird and a little interesting and it definitely piqued my interest!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Guitar Hero: Metallica

The trailer for the game is available for your drooling pleasure over at

Already, I can see many a weekend which shall be spent with Craig and I duelling it out. I can't actually play guitar, but I rule at Guitar Hero ... I don't know how that works! ... But I'm excited at the prospect of being Kirk Hammett!

ANYWAY... Here's the dudes playing Blackened live in 1989

Vans Warped Tour '09

Some of the bands that will be on the 2009 tour have been announced over on the site. They include the likes of Alexisonfire, Anti-Flag, Thrice, Underoath, The Architects, Bayside, Silverstein and The Devil Wears Prada.

You can see the whole list here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cancer Bats - French Immersion

Sticking with tonight's Canadian hardcore theme!

I especially love Liam's rendition of City & Colour's Save Your Scissors at the beginning, and that there's BMX involved requires major props also!

Fucked Up

Right now I'm really enjoying this band IMMENSELY! And with rumours of an imminent tour (I don't know how credible these rumours are, but I've heard them in a few quarters so maybe there is some truth to them) now is probably an awesome time to get interested in them.

To me, they're very similar to The Bronx in their rock & roll swagger, but they're lot more experimental in their sound giving them a slightly indie edge that reminds me a lot of the likes of Les Savy Fav.

Scope out "The Chemistry Of Common Life" or "The Hidden World" – both are great albums!

Read a full bio at AllMusic.

And with members with names like Pink Eye (aka Father Damien), 10,000 Marbles, Concentration Camp, Mustard Gas, and Mr Jo (aka Guinea Beast) you can't really go wrong!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Triple J Short.Fast.Loud Best of 2008

And the final list is...

1. Carpathian - Isolation **
2. The Amity Affliction - Severed Ties **
3. Rise Against - Appeal To Reason
4. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
5. Bring Me The Horizon - Suicide Season
6. Have Heart - Songs To Scream At The Sun
7. City And Colour - Bring Me Your Love
8. Deez Nuts - Stay True **
9. Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation
10. H2O - Nothing To Prove
11. Confession - Cant Live Cant Breathe **
12. Misery Signals - Controller
13. Mary Jane Kelly - Our Streets Turn White **
14. Extortion - Sick **
15. Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
16. House Vs Hurricane - Forfeiture **
17. Verse - Aggression
18. Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
19. Polar Bear Club - Sometimes Things Just Disappear
20. Irrelevant - New Guilt **
21. Robotosaurus - Manhater **
22. New Found Glory - Tip Of The Iceberg
23. Ceremony - Still Nothing Moves You
24. The Bronx - III
25. Escape The Fate - The War Is Ours
26. Pennywise - Reason To Believe
27. Rex Banner/Homewrecker - Split **
28. Her Nightmare - Come Anarchy Come Ruin **
29. Break Even/Something More - Split **
30. Bleeding Through - Declaration
31. The Broderick - Illusion Over Despair **
32. Fucked Up - Chemistry Of Common Life
33. Dillinger Four - Civilwar
34. Paint It Black - New Lexicon
35. Bayside - Shudder
36. Millencolin - Machine 15
37. A Secret Death - Secret Death **
38. Ill Brigade - The EP **
39. Dropsaw - Victims Or Killers **
40. Antagonist A.D. - We Are The Dead

** indicates an Australian artist

Verse - Old Guards, New Methods

Skip forward til about two minutes. Sean Murphy has a rant at the beginning, but the song is so fucking AMAZING!

An Update Of My Hectic Life!

So it looks like I got a mention on Focalpoint so I have to at least attempt to update this thing more often (thanks Coop!)

Firstly, I've been rushed off my feet with shows over the past week or so.

The most important thing is I saw Gorilla Biscuits ... TWICE ... over the past week. It was pretty much the greatest experience of my hardcore life. It was rad to talk to the guys in the band, especially since they've been one of my favourite hardcore bands since I knew what hardcore was!

If you missed out on seeing them, sucks to be you! But you can scope out some rad pics from the Annandale show last Wednesday on Craig Nye's Flickr.

I also saw Jim Ward perform a solo acoustic show (Jim Ward was in At The Drive In and is in Sparta and Sleepercar). It was great to hear him play his own stuff as well as acoustic versions of some epic Sparta songs (Air anyone?)

The Bronx were another highlight. Dudes, there is absolutely no words to describe the raucous these guys put on, onstage! It was tight, amazing and so much dirty rock n roll fun that it was necessary to indulge in a vodka or five!

I've also been ridiculously busy getting everything up and running with Issue One of No Heroes. I've done three interviews this week, and for an online music magazine this first issue is going to be absolutely epic! I've got an awesome team behind me that are contributing their talents (and they're all very talented individuals) and I have the help and support from some amazing people in the music scene. I'll post more updates on it as we go along, but I'm hoping to have the website organised by mid-January and the first issue up by the end of that month! If anyone has any suggestions feel free to post them in the comments.

There's so much coming up to look forward to as well:
- Lupe Fiasco BDO sideshow @ Enmore
- Boys of Summer: COMEBACK KID AND VERSE! Verse are AMAZING and if you don't know them you need to scope them out!
- Misery Signals @ Manning Bar with Amity Affliction
- Bleeding Through with Between The Buried And Me, As Blood Runs Black and In Trenches
- SOUNDWAVE (Dillinger Escape Plan and Poison The Well)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Oh yeah, and I'm SO SIKED for this!


Oh yeah...

And with a "substantial tour" in the works for 2009, including stops locally (i.e. US) and in other continents (Australia please!?) I think I'm very excited!

More info is up on Back To Rockville.

In the meantime, here's the set list for the show at Record Bar, Kansas City:

Holiday; Action & Action; Valentine; Red Letter Day; Out of Reach; Ten Minutes; The Company Dime; My Apology; I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel ...; Long Goodnight; Close to Home; I'll Catch You. Encore: Campfire Kansas; The One You Want; No Love, Mass Pike, Walking on a Wire; Up On A Roof.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Interpol Appreciation Post

Been on my iPhone all morning. I still maintain that Turn On The Bright Lights is their best album, but let's face it – it's all GREAT!


Monday, October 20, 2008

FREE Deathwish / Malfunction "Fall Sampler 2008"

It's one of my favourite times of the year (even though it happens four times a year, but I believe that to be irrelevant!).

It's the time of year when my favourite label in the world (DEATHWISH) releases their Fall Sampler and boy-o-boy is this one a good one!

From the site:

"Yet another stacked Deathwish/Malfunction Digital Sampler!!! This time around not only do you get FREE songs from classic/new/upcoming releases, newly announced artists and their affiliated labels (Eyeball, Lockin' Out, A389, 1-6-Oh/Animal Style, Narshaada, and more) have graciously donated songs to this project. Making it possible for you to check out these label's releases while you get familiar with artists currently working on their anticipated Deathwish releases!!!

This FREE Digital sampler features 21 songs from: Trap Them, Blacklisted, Cold World, Narrows, 108, United Nations*, The Carrier, Carpathian, The Hope Conspiracy, Victims, Killing The Dream, Lewd Acts*, End of a Year*, Rot In Hell*, Rise And Fall, Reign Supreme, Bitter End, New Lows*, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, and Supermachiner."

You can download the sampler here.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Even despite my long-stated hatred for Guns 'N' Roses (and Axl Rose in particular) I still feel that it is important to point this out to the adoring masses (i.e. the majority of my friends who constantly ridicule me for aforementioned hatred) that CHINESE DEMOCRACY HAS A RELEASE DATE!!!

According the Universal Records, for the moment, Chinese Democracy is being released November 22 (along with new Kanye West, The Killers and Jay-Z), or if you live in the U.S. November 25. is currently taking pre-orders for the long-awaited GUNS N’ ROSES album “Chinese Democracy” at this location. According to the site, the album will be released on November 25 and will be made available on CD and vinyl format. Furthermore, fans have a choice between three different CD and LP covers, although exact details have not yet been revealed.

Billboard magazine reported last week that “Chinese Democracy” would be released on Sunday, November 23 via an exclusive deal with Best Buy. To whet fans’ appetites, so to speak, the group’s label will reissue its classic 1987 debut, “Appetite for Destruction”, in a new vinyl edition on October 28. One new GUNS song, called “If The World”, can be heard in part over the end credits of the film “Body of Lies”, which opened this past Friday (October 10), while another track, “Shackler’s Revenge”, will make its debut on Rock Band 2 at the end of this month.

The last all-new GUNS N’ ROSES releases were the 1991 double albums “Use Your Illusion I” and “II”. Since that time, every single original member of the band except for singer Axl Rose has departed.

“Chinese Democracy” has been in the works since the mid-’90s, with speculation and mystery surrounding the album’s 13-year journey, ever-changing roster of players and spiraling recording costs.

Keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who joined in 1990 and is the longest-serving member after Rose, told The Pulse of Radio a while back that he thinks fans will be pleased when they finally get to hear the results. “It’s a pretty intense musical journey, really,” he said. “Everyone that is in the band, or was in the band at some point — ’cause there, you know, there’s been a few guys who have come and gone even since the old band — has contributed, and because of that I think it really takes you to some interesting musical places. When you add Axl and guitars, of course, though, it kinda glues it all together. There’s something for everybody, but I think if you’re a GUNS fan, if you’re an Axl fan, you’ll like it all. You’ll love it all.”

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tomorrow Night ...

Manning Bar ...

Be there!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Man decorates basement with Sharpie...

$10 worth to be precise.

You can see the whole basement here.

Stolen from World Moves Fast.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm not loving you, way I wanted to...

This is pretty much my favourite song right now, and I'm pretty sure that it's going to be my song of the summer – that or something from the new Kings Of Leon album.

But since Kanye is touring this December with Nas and Scribe (SQUEEE!) I'll be more excited about that....

At least until Kings Of Leon announce a tour.

In the meantime, I don't really know what's going on in this clip, but DAMN it's a fantastic song!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Gorilla Biscuits

Probably the most important tour this year!


From the Official Press Release:

"Perhaps the most quintessential band of the New York hardcore punk scene of the late 80s, Gorilla Biscuits became highly influential in the space of just one album (1989's Start Today) and EP (1988's Gorilla Biscuits).

With the group disbanding in 1992, Gorilla Biscuits briefly reunited in 1997 for a benefit at CBGB's, and played another show there on August 14, 2005 as a benefit to save the club from financial problems. To coincide with the re issue of "Start Today", the band held a month-long reunion tour during the US summer of 2006, and in September 2007 performed a month long tour across Europe.

With Australian fans patiently waiting decades for a Gorilla Biscuits Tour, December 2008 will see the band heading down under for the very first time, tickets go on sale Oct 13."


Sun 7th Dec Club 299, Brisbane

Tickets on sale from Kill The Music, Rocking Horse, Mosh Pit, Butter Beats and all Oztix outlets.

Tue Dec 9 Cambridge, Newcastle
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and

Wed Dec 10 Annandale, Sydney
Tickets on sale from Annandale Hotel and

Thur Dec 11 Arthouse, Melbourne
Tickets on sale from Missing Link, Greville Records, Polyester and

Sat Dec 13 Enigma Bar, Adelaide

Tickets on sale from Venue Tix, &

Sun Dec 14 Amplifier, Perth
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Misanthropy Pure - Shai Hulud

Taken from one of favourite albums so far this year...

This will read as a plea to vindicate intolerance as surely as it is written.

Contempt born of clear perception is a birthright to those who channel it toward progression.

Preserve life through loathing.
Awaken hope within hatred.
Wrest insight from outrage.

This is a birthright and obligation.

Spiteful and ill-tempered, I know the character well...
A maelstrom of weakness and instability seething with viciousness.
I choose not to accept it;
Not into my life.
There is no hope of reform.
When pride is allied with hostility, all reason is denied.
I return the denial.

A glaring misconception of self-importance, I know the character well...
Heedless food, so arrogant with no understanding of consequence.
I see this negligence.
I choose not to accept it;
Not into my life.
Absence of introspection neglects the outer world.
Let not the excess of lusts and comfort mislead you.
This world is not yours.

To distort the truth to serve itself,
To oppose understanding,
I believe in man.
Man will maintain its hostility.
Have this faith.

Feel the quarrel in just his presence, you know the character all too well...
A destructive man at war with his cowardice.
I detest belligerence, and I choose not to accept it;
Not into my life.
I keep separate these hatreds.
Undefined animosity is a device of the spineless, the means of a fool.
Focused misanthropy is opposition to these dark hearts -
Downpours of disapproval no words could begin to express.
Words cannot express my disappointment.

To distort the truth to serve itself,
To oppose understanding,
I believe in man.
Man will maintain its hostility.
Have this faith.

To distort the truth to serve itself,
To oppose understanding,
I believe in man.
Man will maintain its hostility.
Have this faith.

Have this faith.

Conflict in the chest,
To be concerned for the needs of such heartless men.

Life through loathing.
Hope within hatred.
Insight from outrage.

Life through loathing.
Hope within hatred.
Insight from outrage.

Life through loathing.
Hope within hatred.
Wrest insight from outrage.

This is a birthright and obligation.


More BMX goodness from the boys at Focalpoint... park edit from cooper b on Vimeo.

FOCALPOINTBMX.COM from cooper b on Vimeo.

A new beginning ...

I haven't blogged on here in months and months.

I decided that since I was blogging on my MySpace I may as well just keep blogging there. I haven't even been blogging on there lately. I just don't have the time. But new beginnings should bring more time and more time means more blogs, which will be posted here instead of on my the 'Space ... Or maybe both, I haven't decided yet.

So be on the lookout for some rad shit to be posted here in the very near future.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Kind of Blue

This album is the 1000th in my CD collection. Yep ... I hit the thousand mark!

Brendan, my manager at work, gave it to me to celebrate the occasion. To be honest, this album is completely taking over my world! I spent about four hours listening to it on repeat last night. Get onto the program people ...

I could write paragraphs over how elegant and beautiful an album this is, how each piece just floats through your ears (or about how listening to it in the dark when you’re hyped up on cold and flu medication makes it seem like you can see the notes floating through the air ....) but you should really just experience it for yourself! It doesn’t matter what style of music you are into, you really cannot deny that Kind of Blue is a life changing experience. It has introduced me to a world of music (jazz) which I had previously not been exposed to or known. I can’t wait to find out what the rest of the genre has in store for me ...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

14 Days in Melbourne ...

Yeah, OK, so I went to Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, for about two weeks. It's been about a week since I got back and I've only just gotten around to posting photos. But better late than never ... There aren't that many of them, and there's very few of people. I feel really self-concious pulling out my camera to take photos of random things and random people. That's something I need to work on, I think ... But enjoy what I've got ...

The Focal-Mobile ... I arrived on a Saturday in the late-afternoon and Cooper picked me up from the airport. We drove around for a bit, got some dinner and ate in a really nice park. We headed back to his place a little while after that, to meet the parents and get settled in.

The next day (Sunday) Cooper had planned to quickly take me into the City. We parked and the first place we went was MagNation (aka Magazine Heaven ... Two floors of magazines from all over the world) and then Missing Link Records. Missing Link is officially the best record store in the world, so I found it EASY to drop about $180 on DVDs and CDs in there. And that was only my first visit.

When Cooper was up in Sydney at New Years, I made him promise to take me to the Zoo while I was down there. So that was the next place on our trip. While we were driving there, some lady pulled up beside us to let us know that something was hanging from the underneath of the car. It was nice of her, but really random and hilarious. We then forgot about it, as you do. So the Zoo ... Cooper commandeered my camera for most of our visit. That photo down there is one of the rare times when he wasn't holding it ...

I liked the meerkats best. I was going to buy a meerkat doll ... Maybe next time!
Cooper really liked the giraffes! He was so psyched to see them. When I uploaded my photos onto the computer a few days ago, I noticed I had about 10-15 photos just of this one giraffe. *shrugs* My boyfriend is really strange. Scott's explanation is that giraffes are dorky, and Cooper is a dork, so the attraction was inevitable. Like attracts like I suppose ...

When we got back to the car (which had really disgusting, warm, melted apple and blackcurrant slurpees in it) Cooper remembered the lady stopping us at the lights so he had a look at what was under the car. It apparently wasn't anything important, because he pretty much just crawled under the car and ripped it off!

After the zoo, we picked up Cooper's friend, Goof (probably one of the funniest, friendliest and most awesome people I've met in a really long time!) and I tagged along as they went riding at some local spots.
Monday was spent riding as well. I met more of the FP crew (all really nice guys), watched Coop get salt at Flemington Banks as he tried for 2 hours to get a clip, ate/drank more slurpees, and rediscovered the awesomeness of Killer Pythons.

Tuesday I went into work with Cooper. He works at a BMX store about fifteen minutes from his house, and because he's the only one there he can pretty much do whatever he wants.

I had my first Blue Heaven milkshake that day. Way back many moons ago, I got a text message from Cooper one day telling me about how awesome this flavour of milkshake is. I had never even heard of it, and he was shocked and appalled. So it became a long-running joke that I would have to try one when I came down there (because I couldn't find the flavour here in Sydney, and believe me I looked because I didn't believe him that it was a real flavour!). It was delicious, and now I'm hooked! Hahahaha

This brand of strawberry milk is SERIOUSLY the best carton strawberry milk that I have ever had!

Nothing really exciting happened then until I went into the City on Thursday. I was meeting Jade, my editor at the Dwarf, for the first time so we decided to meet for coffee. It was a pretty miserable day, and I had to catch the train from Ringwood (where Cooper works). Cooper was so worried about me he walked me across the road to the station and waited with me until the train arrived.

Jade showed me this BANKSY (!!!) piece that is on the wall of the building where she works.

While I was waiting for my train back to Ringwood I went to Dangerfield on Flinders St. I bought this bag which is officially the best bag I have ever seen in my entire life!

Thursday night Cooper and I went and got ice cream at this amazing ice cream store near Goof's house. Seriously, it was so delicious and so many flavours. Their milkshakes are AWESOME! They use so much flavouring and so much ice cream that they come out really thick and fluffy.

We then drove up to Skyhigh at Mt Dandenong. On the way, we stopped at Upwey so Cooper could take some photos for an article he's working on. It's a shame how miserable the weather was, otherwise Skyhigh would have been amazing. You look out from the lookout and can see the whole of Melbourne stretched out for you.

Saturday afternoon started our weekend in the city.

We stayed at the Jasper Hotel, on Elizabeth St. As you can see, it's really nice and modern and clean. I was particularly impressed by the bathroom! Hahahaha

We had dinner on Saturday night at a little restaurant down this alley. There's restaurants the whole way down there. You walk through it and get attacked by eager waiters and waitresses trying to convince you to eat in their restaurant. It was fun looking out the window of the restaurant to the really interesting people that were walking past.

We got up on Sunday morning and had Maccas breakfast (mmmm ... hotcakes!). We went to the Queen Vic markets and spotted this awesome pancake place where we were planning to have breakfast the next morning. Then there was more riding, this time at all different street places around Melbourne. I got picked on so bad for playing on the swings at a playground right near where the guys were riding.

This is the whole FP crew chilling at the first spot: (L-R) Polly, Marnold, HT (short for High Tower, aka Rhys. He's really tall!), Goof, Jase, Flagz, Cooper.

At the second spot, Cooper wanted to get a clip in. I can't remember what he was doing, but Goof was filming and really wanted me to take a photo of him filming Coop because he didn't have anything like that. This photo is now on the front page of the FP website.
Obligatory stacking-it photo.

Marnold shredding ...

Sunday night was awesome ... Lissy met us in the City and we went for dinner on Lygon St where I had the BEST bowl of homemade gnocci in a long time. The gelato was REALLY good too.

We got up Monday morning. We REALLY didn't want to (neither of us had slept the night before because Cooper had a really bad toothache) but we had to be out of the hotel by 10am (stupid checkout ...). We checked out, and walked up to the pancake place we had spotted the previous day, and it was CLOSED! Oh well ...

One of the things I really wanted to do in Melbourne was go on a graffiti search. We spent the better part of the morning wandering around the city scoping out alleys and just checking out stores and stuff. Missing Link and MagNation got return visits!

On the way back to Kilsyth, Cooper took me into Richmond. We stopped in this side-street that had this AMAZING mural on one wall of it. It's unfinished at the moment, but it's basically a collage of images from Melbourne's history. Some of it is shown below ....

It IS really amazing that none of the mural has been touched by random taggers. In fact, there was A LOT of graffiti in Richmond and most of it was untouched. We wandered around the area around the station for about an hour scoping out some of the graff there.

This stencil is probably one of my favourite pieces.

Woke up Wednesday ... It was the day that I would be leaving Cooper's to go to Lissy's for two days, before heading back to Sydney. The REALLY shitty weather, really suited my mood. I didn't want to leave Kilsyth because I had loved it there so much. I didn't want to leave Melbourne at all, because I had been having so much fun! I decided to go into work with him that day as well so we could hang out one last time before he dropped me at Mel's that night.

This number plate I spotted on the way to Cooper's work cheered me up!

I helped him do some merchandising in the store as well.

BMX tees have some REALLY awesome designs!

We had fun writing and drawing on the glass windows outside his store with liquid chalk markers!

That was pretty much my trip. The day and a bit I had at Mel's it was raining and pretty miserable. We ate junkfood and watched DVDs so that was really cool. But I do really love Melbourne, and I can't wait to go back ... Hopefully at the end of March! =]