I stumbled into seeing Austin’s Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones when they were still Yellow Fever at SXSW 2010 and remember being mesmerized by their inventive arrangements and catchy, plastic-wrapped hooks. They’ve gone on to change their name, and Gorilla vs. Bear just premiered this new track today - look out for their new self-titled full length on Hardly Art in July. Based on this single, we’re in for some great things.
I’ll be at home with 1997, and early 2000, and Fiona Apple. I’ll be getting chills/feeling like a dick (and no doubt WELLING UP) as I spend the hours of 10, 11, and 12 remembering the city of Sydney, and what is was like to take ecstasy for the first time.
I’ll think back on what a lazy miserable and heavy piece of shit my first boyfriend was, how delicious the burgers were at superburger, and how much i loved satellite (still, to this day, one of the worlds greatest ever cafes, and one of the few things Newtown ever did that was cooler than Surry Hills, in my head at least).
I’ll recall my failed degree at UTS, life before the internet, and the rising fashion careers of Tina Borg and Justine Taylor (what could possibly stop these two?).
Primarily though, I’ll be listening to Tidal and Pawn and not be feeling embarrassed, after reading this mornings article by Lindsay Zoladz, “Mind Is Your Might”
Rachael said it on Friday night, and I created the blog straight away because I liked the name.
Also simply known as a meat tray, the tradition is well known in Australian and New Zealand pubs. The trays of meat raffled vary in content: a barbecue style mix of steaks, lamb chops, sausages etc is the most common, however “breakfast trays” (bacon, eggs, sausages) and “seafood trays” (prawns, oysters, mussels) are also common. Meat trays are usually raffled to raise money for local sporting teams, often those associated with the particular pub the raffle occurs in. The proceeds often help fund the team’s end of season trip. Care must be taken with seafood trays given the propensity for the contents to spoil in the heat as the lucky winner continues drinking; often a friendly publican will store the tray in the fridge until the winner is sufficiently refreshed and ready to head home.
An Australian variant of the meat raffle is the chook raffle where a chicken is raffled off.
A meat raffle is also a party in a small space with a lot of people packed closely together