Satisfaction is as typically mediocre teen 1980’s movie as you can get. Its about a rag-tag group of teen girls who have a rock band called ‘Mystery’. Their plan for the summer is to play as the resident band at a beach side town. Their keyboardist has split, so they take the nerd boy Nickie who lives across the road… Read more →
I don’t know if I should hate myself for watching a Vanessa Hudgens movie. I guess I can admit to once watching Camp Rock when it was on the TV. I guess if I’ve stooped as low as the Jonas Brothers, Hudgens is only a small step away from that. Anyway, its 4am, but a bloody cicada has got inside,… Read more →
There is a little bit of a story on how I discovered the music of The Morning Benders: Last year, while in London, I worked with a girl named Gemma. She sat directly in front of me, and we would frequently trade band suggestions back and forth. For around a week she talked at length about a band called ‘The… Read more →
I was just watching episode 3 of The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. The two of them have a sing along in the car of The Seekers – ‘Morningtown Ride’. Its a song my Dad used to sing to me as a little child. Weird how I just heard the lyrics and it all came back to me.… Read more →
Right, so today I went to IKEA and forced Joff into buying homewares. It is so I avoid doing it myself. It was really hot today. I think it got to 35. I know I am slowly going to have to brace myself to get used to the heat. We don’t really have any dinner food, perhaps this should have… Read more →
Listening to ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ on a stinking hot Melbourne summer night. I know that this isn’t even the highest heat I’ll experience. I am missing my damn friends in Christchurch. I am also surrounded by boxes of stuff… Everything I now own fits behind a couch. That, I admit is really fucking weird. Especially all my friends… Read more →
+Peep Show marathon. A good day. Read more →
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So I have a new job. I’m listening to the Flaming Lips doing Pink Floyd’s Dark side of the Moon. Its quite cool. I spent a fair bit of time today also listening to the new Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene and some of The Low Anthem- my SXSW discovery… and uhh…. new Eels, and Michigan by Sufjan Stevens.… Read more →
Interview-featured in the package November 2003
The package caught up with Matt Eccles, drummer in betchadupa, who are heading on the road to promote their single “Move Over” and other new songs that will feature on their upcoming album.
What’s been the best live experience so far- you’ve played with some pretty big names now?
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