Mad Max is, as described by Boy, set "in a post-apocalyptic kind of future... I think he had a wife and kid who were killed by some road people... that turned him into a kind of crazy man who basically goes for revenge, so he basically goes on a killing spree... or something" (a better explanation can be found here). However, I was more inspired by the costumes than anything else. I found it interesting that the costume budget for the first film was only $400, three films were made in total and there are rumours of a fourth...
Tina Turner (in the fifth and sixth pictures) loved her costume so much she reprised it at a concert in December 2008...
Photos from Mad Max Costumes, Tina Turner pictures from linked article.
The hairdresser was running really late so I had to wait around for about twenty minutes (not cool! I arrived on time!). I ended up having the consultation with the colourist, who pretty much insisted on having caramel streaks in my hair and assured me it wouldn't be "stripey" and streaky as opposed to highlights. The consultation was over in less than ten minutes. I ended up having my hair coloured first, and the assistants were all very lovely and made sure I was OK for coffee and had enough magazines and such. I also have to add that although I felt the consultation was a bit brief the colourist was really sweet.
When it came to washing it out, the assistant said we would have to go to the back basins because one of them wasn't working in the main room, which would have been OK if there were some lights on in there! I also had a lot of leftover dye on my forehead and around my ears that the assistant didn't wipe off and was there until I actually got my hair cut. Also left in my hair were some big clumps of toner, which again, the hairdresser had to go and rinse out. Despite all my concerns the colour came out looking pretty stripey and not at all "natural" - I know nothing about hairdressing but I have a feeling the colour might have been left on too long so they went a bit lighter than they were meant to?
here. You might be interested to know that they also did a "Video Game Girls" burlesque show, which you can see here. I would love to see the performances which go with the costumes!
Lisa Mitchell - Coin Laundry
Such a cute song (kind of a creepy video but in an adorable quirky way!) and she was so sweet onstage. It's hard to believe she was an Australian Idol contestant, my boyfriend at the time loved her. Actually, so does my boyfriend now. If you can get your hands on it, check out her cover of Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet.
Seasick Steve - Thunderbird
Apparently Seasick Steve lived on the streets before he was 14, had a stepfather who abused him and his younger brother, was in and out of prison and then started recording music. He was awesome. He drank from a whiskey bottle while playing a guitar, got a girl up on stage to sing to her, and was just generally amazing/slightly crazy. Very bluesy andd good for foot-stompy kind of dancing.
The View - Same Jeans
I was so excited because I was front and centre for The View, although I was disappointed because not all of the crowd was getting into it (unlike the crowd in the video) and I was the only one jumping around like a crazy person. Despite thinking I had eye contact with the lead singer for a second ("Eye contact? I hope you were using protection") he failed to invite me to marry him immediately and tour with his band and have babies with Scottish accents. Fail.
Art vs Science - Parlez Vouz Francais?
This is my guilty pleasure song because I don't usually go for dance music. The day after they played their Southbound set we saw them at the John Steele Singers set, they were super nice and posed for about a million photos with shrieking 16-year-olds (I can honestly say that I didn't see one person with an over-18 wristband approach them) and then get staked out by all the kids too shy to ask for a photo. I thought that was really nice of them so they get a place on the list. Plus the video reminds me of an Ed Byrne sketch that I have spent ages trying to find and can't, which barely warrants a mention but if you happen to know Ed Byrne you will get it.
Hope you enjoy!
this one is definitely the coolest I've seen!
Christopher the Owl as a brooch, ring or a number of other formats.
So if you get a chance check out the Osier Etsy store. I was lucky to talk to the designer for a bit at the markets and not only is she super sweet, but she also has her own blog!