Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
Posts tagged with true_blood
Alexander Skarsgård for BlackBook


Read the whole article here. It's totally worth it.




Photographs by Andrew MacPherson. Styling by Annie Psaltiras. 

(True) Bloody Obsessed


Okay, I'm pretty sure that the track below by King Britt is a really great song, but I did catch it in the closing credits of Season 2 Episode 10 of the brilliant True Blood, so I may or may not be biased about this. It was originally on the Miami Vice sound track but has totally found new life on the hit series. It's dark and religious connotations were the perfect ending for the crazy sex-capades and supernatural shenanigans that occurred in the latest episode.


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True Blood is not just fantastic, it's also FREAKIN' HILARIOUS. Just saying.


Anyway, in other True Blood news, last week I posted that Andy Swist had made paper dolls of the characters on the show, and mentioned that if they made a Sam Merlotte paper doll that I hoped they would make a doggie outfit for him to put on. THEY DID ONE BETTER:


NO WAY! Invisi-man-size-dog-suit!


Now if Eric gets a paper doll I will be satisfied. PLEASE PLEASE MR ANDY SWIST, GIVE ERIC A VIKING OUTFIT!

WHOA. True Blood PAPER DOLL!!!


Dress him up and down (or leave him undressed, up to you)



YEAH. YOU READ RIGHT. Someone's made paper dolls for the True Blood characters!! You know you've officially arrived when someone makes some kind of product that is in your likeness to be unleashed upon the masses. Much like Charlie Le Mindu's line of accessories courtesy of the lovely Tatty Devine (I'm told Charlie was honoured even before Tatty did Peaches' stuff).


So far there's everyone's favourite bizzatch Lafayette, Pam the ever so sophisticated battle axe and of course Vampy Bill and Sookie Stackhouse. New characters are going to be added every week until the end of season two (I reeeeally hope they make an Eric and a Godric. If they make a Sam Merlotte paperdoll, it would be great if they also make a doggie outfit for him to put on).


You download the PDF, cut it out your own baaad self and then dress em up and down to your heart's content. A-MAY-ZING.


I urge you, go get them HERE.

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This is all so amazing and I'm hungry...
The Superions and an Xmas joke
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MTV CK ONE Brazil // ft Sky Ferreira
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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