Deflower’d

Josh Pyke’s chimney is afire Plus Other News

Posted in music, Uncategorized by deflowerd on December 18, 2008

Check out my review of Josh Pyke’s new album over at TheDwarf. It’s very… interesting.

In Other News

I’m running out of ideas for posts. Lately I’ve been writing a book, which is really fun. I’m playing with chronology and dreams, and it’s becoming something I’d really enjoy reading myself.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone actually regularly reads this blog. I get a fair amount of views every day, but hardly any comments.  So feel free to say hi, and offer any ideas or themes or anything really.

The Who At Kilburn 1977

Posted in music by deflowerd on December 8, 2008

Check out my review of the live DVD The Who At Kilburn 1977. It’s a pretty good set, including not just the 1977 Kilburn gig but also one from 1969 at the London Coliseum. Read here.

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Funkoars – The Hangover: Review

Posted in music by deflowerd on December 3, 2008

Read my review of Funkoars’ new album The Hangover at TheDwarf. Hint: It’s good!

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Ben Lee – I Love Pop Music: Review

Posted in music by deflowerd on December 2, 2008

My review of Ben Lee’s latest single, the disgustingly happy I Love Pop Music is up at TheDwarf. Read words!

808s & Heartbreak: Review

Posted in music by deflowerd on November 30, 2008

Check out my review of Kanye West’s new album over at TheDwarf. Enjoy!

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My friend show me pictures of his kids, and all I could show him was pictures of my cribs

Posted in celeb, music by deflowerd on November 27, 2008

Yep, I’ve reviewed Kanye West’s new album 808s & Heartbreak. It should be up on TheDwarf within the next few days. Here’s a taster:

And then there was your performance at the 2008 MTV VMAs. You revealed a new, interesting song that didn’t. Feature. Any. Rapping. Gun to my head, it didn’t feature any singing either, really. It was unlike anything we’d heard before from Kanye. It was kinda unlike anything we’d heard before from anyone; it wasn’t a typical pop song, it wasn’t a typical R&B song, and it wasn’t a typical hip-hop song. It was ‘Love Lockdown’.

Australian Idol Recrap (Michael Jackson results)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on November 3, 2008

Umm so Teale, Mark and Chrislyn are the bottom three. There are some funny callers (love Ricki-Lee’s eyeshadow? kay…) and some technical difficulties (as usual). Andrew drags an audience member up to sit next to Teale. Lucky girl. She gets on tv. Wish I could get on tv…
My personal resentment aside, um, Pink is on soon. Damn, that totally didn’t work. Pink isn’t as horrendous as many other people in the world, it must be said. Congratulations to Pink.

Anyway, we’re now just moments away from learning who is going home.

Ugh, Teale is safe. I think Chrislyn is going home. Tonight… it ends… for one of you… based on the votes… it’s time to go… Chrislyn. Hamilton. Aww. She was nice. Bye Chris! Get ready, ’cause here you go.

The Saturday Knights and Faker reviews

Posted in music by deflowerd on November 3, 2008

Head over to TheDwarf to read my reviews of The Saturday KnightsMingle and Faker’s Be The Twilight (special edition).

Australian Idol Recrap (Michael Jackson night)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on November 2, 2008

Ow! Michael Jackson night! This should be good. He has an incredible back catalogue, so song choice will be a big factor. We open the night with a group rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough’, one of my favourite MJ songs. So funky. So fresh. Teale sings his bit, and sounds out of place and crappy, and I suddenly have hope that he’ll be eliminated this week. Jacko is too cool for Teale. Even Luke sounds better than him! I may be dancing in my seat.

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Australian Idol Recrap (Rolling Stones results)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 27, 2008

Hellooooo happy flower people, and welcome to the results show for Oz Idol’s Rolling Stones night. It was a night full of weirdness and good songs and goodness and weird songs. I’m a fairly hugemongous Rolling Stones fan, which may have played into my general disgust at the whole night. Disgust!

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Awwwwwf with thayr heeds!

Posted in music by deflowerd on October 22, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs review up at TheDwarf. Read him!

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Australian Idol Recrap (Motown & results) and the ARIAs: A Review

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 20, 2008

Well well well. I know this is later than usual, but hey; suck it. At least I get off my (metaphorical) arse and write a meaningless post about a reality television show every now and then – what do you do? Huh? Oh, you have a legitimate job? Oh, I see.

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MIA is PREGNANT

Posted in celeb, music by deflowerd on October 14, 2008

That’s right, our favourite Sri-English female rapper/fashion icon is preggas. Could this be why she announced the end of live gigs? But then, this photo was obviously taken at a live show. Is this really her? All these questions and more, tonight on Deflower’d Confidential.

Australian Idol Recrap (Rock Night results)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 13, 2008

Slept through tonights results show; apparently Thanh went home? Yeah, good result.

Seeya next week, homies!

Australian Idol Recap (Rock night)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 12, 2008

So, last week we lost the amazing Madam Parker. This week we’re faced with the prospect of a damn good sock-rocking. Will the contestants rock our socks off, or will they remain firmly upon our sweaty Sunday feet? All hail The Rock. The night starts off a little rocky, with the audience mics (or the fake audience sounds) fading in and out during the opening credits.

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Australian Idol Recap (ABBA night results)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 6, 2008

Hey, it’s results night!
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M is for Moo-sick

Posted in music by deflowerd on October 6, 2008

Monday is music day over at Landslide. Check it for new music and a few handpicked classics.

Oh and I’ll be recapping tonight’s Oz Idol ABBA night results. Jeez, that was a bad night for the Australian music industry. I mean, ABBA? C’mon.

Australian Idol Recap (ABBA Night)

Posted in australian idol, australian television, music by deflowerd on October 5, 2008

I’m not a huge fan of ABBA. They’re silly and fun, but I really don’t like the fact that we’ve got a whole night devoted to them. What about a Beatles night, a Motown night, a 70s night? All of those would be better than an ABBA night, for jeez sakes.

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Oz Idol tonight plus news

Posted in australian television, music by deflowerd on October 5, 2008

I’ll be recapping tonight’s episode of Australian Idol, and I’ll be posting that as soon as the credits roll.

I started a new blog, Landslide, so add it to your bookmarks. It has a more formal style and a tighter focus. No gossip or recaps, just reviews, art and design, and literary criticism. I’m also looking for contributors so feel free to comment or email me in regards to that.

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Things I like and things I don’t

Posted in celeb, music, television, Uncategorized by deflowerd on September 30, 2008

Likes:

  • Tom Williams leaving Australian Idol – get a few years of singing lessons under your belt, boy
  • The Nintendo Wii – played my friend’s the other day and am now determined to get one for myself (donations are welcome)
  • Mid-Semester Break – so far I’ve done 2 essays in 4 days but I still need to do 4 more
  • The new season of Survivor! – Gabon is full of elephant dung. My favourite contestant at this point is Charlie, with the rest jockeying for second. An interesting bunch…
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats – Jimmy Carr hosts a panel show about statistics. Doesn’t sound great, but the team captains (Sean Locke and Jason Manford) are funny and so is the show. YouTube it.

Dislikes:

  • Jodhi Meares – she brought down AusNTM with her overt favouritism and lack of professionalism. I’m overjoyed to hear that she quit/was fired. Apparently, Australian model Cheyenne Tozzi (who is one year younger than me, damnit! where’s my big break?) is tipped to host next season.
  • The Economy – basically, we’re all doomed. The Great Depression v2.0 is just around the corner.
  • My hair – seriously, I can’t seem to do anything with it.
  • Rove – he’s apparently signed a 2-year contract with 10. Why can’t he go away and give someone else the opportunity to host a talk show? I’d do a much better job than him. Letterman is my god.
  • The new Kings Of Leon – I don’t mean that I dislike their latest album, oh no. It’s quite good, if you like The Killers-via-Bruce Springsteen-plus The Rolling Stones at thier poppiest. What happened to the band who made Youth & Young Manhood? I want that gritty Southern rock back.

What’s on your Like list? What are you hatin’ on at the moment? Comment section is your friend.