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August 23, 2016

Party! Party! Party! : Sydney : September 2016 – October 2016

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,Music — decoded_ @ 2:54 pm

Party! Party! Party!

Club nights/events with international (and local) techno, minimal, tech-house, deep-house, house etc. DJs & live acts (and live bands) in Sydney Australia…

I made it out to the red ones.


07.09.2016 : Beardyman [Live] @ Just For Laughs – Sydney Opera House (Playhouse)
08.09.2016 : Beardyman [Live] @ Just For Laughs – Sydney Opera House (Playhouse)
09.09.2016 : Gaussian Curve, Gigi Masin [Live], Tako, Jamie Tiller @ Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Pres… Talk To The Sea – Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre
10.09.2016 : Dopplereffekt [Live], Xosar [Live], Lucy Cliché [Live], Dan White [Live], Phile [Live], Kloke & Cliché [Live], Noise In My Head [Live] @ Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Pres… 1800-Analog (100% Live Hardware Rave) – Marrickville Bowlo
10.09.2016 : Giorgio Gigli, Trinity, Jordan Peters, WDK [Live], David Bangma @ [ i n s e r t ] + Immersion Pres… – Undisclosed Location
11.09.2016 : Earth Shaker Soundsystem, Heartical Hi Powa Feat. Macky Banton, Inner West Reggae Disco Machine, K.B.I, Gappy Ranks [Live] @ Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Pres… The Great Antipodean Reggae Soundsystem Carnival – Carriageworks
11.09.2016 : Larry Heard AKA Mr. Fingers [Live] @ Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Pres… – Carriageworks
16.09.2016 : Detroit Techno Militia, Giorgio Gigli, Andrew Wowk Vs Matt Lush, U-Kahn, David Bangma, Lauren Hansom, Anno @ Peoples Club Pres… – Goodbar
17.09.2016 : Carlo Lio @ By Your Side Pres… – Chippendale Hotel
17.09.2016 : Carlo Lio @ Something Else & By Your Side Pres… – Burdekin Hotel
18.09.2016 : Ruede Hagelstein @ ★ S.A.S.H ★ By Night – Home Nightclub
24.09.2016 : Rebekah, Loveless, Trinity, Eliza Dabron @ Charades & Something Else Pres… – Burdekin Hotel
24.09.2016 : Rambl (Melb), Ken Cloud, Simon Caldwell, Jimmi James, Andy Zootie @ Mad Racket – Marrickville Bowlo
29.09.2016 : Idris Elba @ Division Agency Pres… – Goodbar
30.09.2016 : Lucy Cliché [Live] + More @ Peoples Club – Goodbar


01.10.2016 : Patricia, Jahiliyya Fields, Inhalants + More @ [ i n s e r t ] – Undisclosed Location
01.10.2016 : Reboot [Live] @ Something Else – Burdekin Hotel
02.10.2016 : XXX, Vic Zee, Braincellz + More (Swarm Room) @ Earthcore 2016 Launch Party – Zoo Project
07.10.2016 : Andrew Wowk @ Time To Track & Sounds Something Pres… All Night Long – Valve Bar (Upstairs)
08.10.2016 : Sigha, Trinity, Jac Frier, U-Khan + More @ Charades & Peoples Club Pres… – Civic Underground
08.10.2016 : Simon Baker @ Something Else – Burdekin Hotel
21.10.2016 : Xhin @ Oblivion – My Aeon (Melbourne)
22.10.2016 : Antigone, Trinity + More @ Zoo Project & IF? Records Pres… – Zoo Project
27.10.2016 : The Soft Moon [Live] @ Popfrenzy Pres… – The Newtown Social
29.10.2016 : Green Velvet @ Days Like This! – Greenwood Hotel
29.10.2016 : Sebo K @ Blueprint Pres… – Civic Underground
29.10.2016 : Claudio PRC, Sleeparchive [Live], Gav Whalan, Sebastian Bayne, David McCann, Methodix, Qu-Zen, Adrian Short, Thick Owens + More @ .darkroom @ IF? Records Pres… – Zoo Project
29.10.2016 : Mark Reeve @ Something Else – Burdekin Hotel
29.10.2016 : Cajmere (Green Velvet) @ Peoples Club – Goodbar

Please note:

This is not a complete list of every music/club event on in Sydney, just things that I considered going to, with a focus on techno and visiting internationals.

I do my best to post up accurate info, but dates, artists, venues can change etc.

TBC = To Be Confirmed / TBA = To Be Announced

Check out these links for a whole range of dance/electronic music/club nights and events listings, for Sydney Australia.

Party on!

July 23, 2010


Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 10:49 am

Wow! I had my mind blown last night! INCEPTION is an amazing movie. Such an awesome concept for a story/movie. The buzz I got afterwards from it was like seeing The Matrix for the first time, but bigger.

Christopher Nolan has created a future sci-fi classic. Amazing CGI!

The music score by Hans Zimmer with Johnny Marr (The Smiths) is fantastic! The audio effects rattle your bones and hit you like a… freight train.

All the acting performances are superb, one of Leo’s best.

Best film I’ve seen in a long time.

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January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Welcome To 2010!

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,General,Music — decoded_ @ 12:00 am

2010 The Year We Make Contact


So is this the year we make contact?

November 1, 2009


Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 3:24 pm

Gerty - Moon

Forgot to mention, I saw new Sci-Fi film Moon a few weeks back, it was fantastic, loved the music by Clint Mansell (from Pop Will Eat It’s Self) too.

September 4, 2009

Back home in Sydney via Los Angeles…

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,General,Live Comedy,Music,Travel — decoded_ @ 9:45 am

Hello, just a quick update, sorry for the lack of info. We arrived back home in Sydney mid last week. It’s sad the holiday is over, and it’s no fun to be back at work. I miss being outside, walking around, doing and seeing new stuff.

So, as you may have heard, we had some drama during the last week of our holiday, my girlfriend broke her ankle on a tour of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. She’s doing ok, much better now that she has a proper cast on (done here in Sydney this week) that she can walk on, to replace the temporary splint. She had to wait for all the swelling to go down from the injury and from the flight home before a cast could be put on. She got a little bit of DVT too, it’s all being looked after. Travel insurance should cover all the U.S.A medical, hospital, and ambulance $ costs. She got an upgrade to business elite class for the long haul, Los Angeles to Sydney flight home, allowing her to keep her foot/leg elevated, but not the best way to experience an upgrade is it. I have to say, everyone we came into contact with when it happened, and for our last days of travels and accomodation in the USA, was really helpful, friendly and genuinely concerned.

Being on crutches didn’t stop Joanne going to see Steve Bug & John Tejada DJing at Mezzanine in San Francisco, on our last night there, and then having 4 hours sleep before flying to Los Angeles. John Tejada was great, similar set/sounds to what/how he played in Chicago, starting with more deep-house/tech-house sounds, then getting into tougher, percussive and jackin’ techno beats in the middle, and then ending with some of his trademark melodic styles/sounds. We’re loving his remix of Bomb The Bass, due out soon, and his rework of Opus 3/Orbital’s Fine Day/Halcyon that he’s been ending his sets with recently. Steve Bug was great for the first 40 minutes, but then I kinda lost interest. Cool club though, great crowd, they know how to tune/run their Funktion One systems over there, that’s for sure. Smart Bar in Chicago had the same.

So, after San Francisco, we were in Los Angeles for 3 days, staying in downtown. We didn’t get up to a whole lot there, we ate a lot of room service. Made it out to the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood one night, and saw 4 hours of stand up comedians, with special secret guests Jeremy Hotz and Dane Cook! Laughed till we hurt, enjoyed that a lot. We decided to do that instead of seeing Steve Bug @ Avalon, and from what I heard after about that party/crowd, we made the right choice, too many people not there for the music I heard. We also got out to the movies on the other night, to see Inglourious Basterds, it was good, but not one of my fave Tarantino movies I have to say. Not sure if I mentioned, whilst we were in Chicago we saw a couple of movies there too: District 9 and Public Enemies, I loved District 9, was disappointed in Public Enemies, expected more from Michael Mann, Johnny Depp was great though. On the flight home to Sydney, I really enjoyed the new Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx movie The Soloist, fantastic, go see it.

Anyway, will update this with more travel memories soon.

Will start blogging about Sydney’s techno/minimal scene again soon too. Some sh*t has gone down, looks like no more Lost Baggage, and those who were involved, have split and are doing separate things now. There are a heap of house/techno/minimal internationals coming to play down under over the next few months… Audion[Live], Oxia, Dave Aju, Omar S, Ame, Robert Hood, Michel Cleis, Slam, Steve Bug, Johnny D, Butch, Umek, Format B, Erol Alkan, Aeroplane, Henrik Schwarz, Glimpse [Live], Move D, Junior Boys, Alter Ego, DJ Pierre, Kolombo/Mugwump, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, John Dahlback, Laurent Garnier, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Nick Curly and more. No doubt many will be on the same night, which is always annoying. I hope to get out to a lot of them.

More soon, hope you’re all well.

August 16, 2009

Hello from Chicago, via New York, Boston…

Filed under: Art,Clubbing & Gigs,Films,Food,General,Music,Travel — decoded_ @ 5:49 am

Hello from Chicago, via New York, Boston…

Sorry for the lack of posting here. We brought along Joanne’s laptop with us to the U.S.A, excited to be able to easily update our blogs with all our travels and adventures, during them. But, it’s been difficult to find the time, with so much to see and do, then collapsing at the end of every day into bed. We’ve been doing so much walking around, it’s great, but sore feet! It’s been awesome having a laptop with us, very handy. I wish Joanne’s iPhone’s Internet/data was working though.

We’re having a fantastic time, so much fun. I’m really surprised at how much we’re enjoying the U.S.A. This trip has really changed our (media influenced) perception of America and Americans. They are lovely people, polite, friendly and helpful, although that’s seen mostly through their amazing customer service, and obviously $ play a part. But we’ve had some great chats with random people we’ve met too, who are interested to hear about your travels and experiences, people are not afraid to strike up a conversation with strangers, like they are in Sydney.

Our flight with Delta from Sydney to Los Angeles was great, good cabin service, excellent on-demand video system, watched many movies and TV shows, decent food, smooth flight etc. The Los Angeles airport experience and flight to New York was far from great though, and very scary. We had the worst turbulence coming into land at New York JFK, I really thought we were going down any moment. Then we had a worrying 30 minute wait for the other half of our bags to finally turn up on the carousel at baggage collection. The queues and security checkpoints are a long wait, we’ve had many. I can’t believe how dirty, old and rundown LAX and JFK airports are, maybe it’s just the terminals Delta use. Customs and immigration all went well, was pretty quick, photo with glasses off and electronic scan of fingers and thumb of prints each hand, and welcome to the U.S.A.

Weather here has been hot, very hot, and it’s a lot more humid than I was expecting. And we’re had more hot days in a row than we’re used to in Sydney. We’ve probably had equal amounts of clear blue and overcast cloud covered skies. We’ve only had a couple of days where it rained or there was drizzle, but it didn’t last for long, quick storms. I think I’m going to be coming home with a tan, crazy! It’s certainly nice to be in warmer weather, coming from Sydney’s winter. Speaking of winter, it’s hard to imagine everything being covered in snow and ice during their winter when it’s this hot here.

So, Depeche Mode in New York, the main reason for our trip. The first concert we arrived late, missed 2 songs, and were seated side on to the action, half way down the arena, which was disappointing (these were the fan pre-sale ticket seats!), but they sounded fantastic, and the show looked amazing. Huge LED RGB giant (TV) screen behind them, with a half sphere LED RGB screen in the top/middle. Every song had a unique look, and visual/video. I’m sure there are loads of photos and YouTube clips around so you can see what I’m talking about. They used a lot of red and blue colours during the show with the lighting. I loved how they moved the lighting rigs around as part of the show too, and I don’t mean just up and down, during one song the lighting rigs looked like a bird flying, or ocean ripples, like a modulating syne wave, amazing. I tired to take some photos but our little old digital camera is really crap for photo’s at night in low light, and 3x optical zoom didn’t get anywhere near close enough to make it worth while.

Second concert, the next night we were on the dance floor, in the middle, about 20 rows back from the main stage, behind the VIP area, perfect spot, it sounded so much better, and the show looked fantastic front on. They give a fantastic performance, Dave Gahan sounded great, and jumps around like he’s 20 years younger. I decided to not bother with any photos the second night (although they would have looked great being so much closer), and just dance, enjoy the show, and make the most of the experience, and I’m really glad I did. I had a fantastic time. They played a slightly different set on the 2 nights too, which was nice. I was really happy that they played so many more of their older songs, I feared they may just play mostly the new album, which hasn’t really grown on me.

I’ve finally seen Depeche Mode live, and they were awesome! Here is the song list of the Monday night…

In Chains
Hole To Feed
Walking In My Shoes
It’s No Good
A Question Of Time
Fly On The Windscreen
Little Soul
Come Back
Policy Of Truth
In Your Room
I Feel You
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again

Encore #1
Master And Servant

Encore #2
Personal Jesus
Waiting For The Night (Bare Version)

On the Tuesday night, they replaced ‘Little Soul’ with ‘Jezebel’, ‘Home’ with ‘A Question Of Lust’, and ‘Come Back’ with ‘Miles Away/The Truth’. The bare version of ‘Waiting For The Night’ at the end, has Martin and Dave out at the end of the catwalk extending from the main stage (5m away from us), singing together, with just the main simple keyboard lines (played by the drummer), then later the other keyboardist and Fletch join in. A really beautiful way to end off.

I was going to write in detail about what we’ve been up to, but I think that would fill a book, so, here’s a list of what we’ve been up to, quickly off the top of my head, in no particular order. I’m sure there will be some forgotten things and spelling errors here, I’ll fix them up with later edits.

New York – 9 days

– Stayed in the Stanford Hotel, on W 32nd Street, between Broadway & Fifth, aka Korea Way.
– Blk|Market warehouse minimal/techno party in Williamsburg, 500+ people, with Euro guests Hugo and Reboot playing live, couldn’t stay awake past 5am, so missed seeing Reboot. Hugo was ok. The party went till noon!
– Depeche Mode @ Madison Square Garden, Mon & Tue night concerts.
– Deep Space @ Club Love (moved from Cielo for 2 weeks) with DJs Cosmo & Francois K, such awesome range of music/set flow.
– Depeche Mode After Party @ Rebel NYC, one of the best after parties I’ve ever been too. Way too much to drink.
– Met a DM fan from Finland who had Violator tattoos on his arms, and travels the world seeing them as often as possible.
– Ferry to Statue Of Liberty, went up inside it to the crown lookout as well, very cool, and hot!
– Empire State Building observatory at night.
– Spent a lot of time in queues and going through security checkpoints!
– Amazed at the amount of people and different races and languages.
– Rockefeller Centre Building, top of the rock, observatory by day.
– NBC TV Studio tour, kinda lame, but the NBC shop, full of TV show merchandise, was awesome.
– Visited Godiva chocolate shops.
– Joanne spent a small fortune in La Maison Du Chocholat.
– Located the Ghost Busters firehouse.
– Went to Chinatown and located Brett & Jermaine’s apartment and Dave’s pawn shop from Flight Of The Conchords.
– Ate Korean food, Korean food, and more Korean food, our hotel was on Korea Way, and just down from Madison Square Garden.
– Ate lots of healthy food from a place called Speedys.
– Got drunk and danced, and got drunk some more. Love the heavy pour with spirits here, or is it the altitude that makes us drunk quicker?
– Guggenheim Museum.
– MoMA Museum.
– Went through Central Park… in a taxi.
– Restaurants: Buddakan, Balthazar, Grand Central Oyster Bar.
– Times Square by day and night.
– Theatre District.
– Grand Central Station.
– Caught lots of subway trains.
– Went to Warm Up 2009 @ PS.1 MoMA – DJ Lovefingers.
– Hung out with Sydney friends, their friends and relatives, made new friends.
– Ate a pastrami on rye with pickles at Katz’s Deli.
– Shopped in SoHo, and all over Manhattan.
– Bought sneakers, sneakers and more sneakers, $40-$60 USD for Adidas Superstar IIs! Nike is king here though.
– Clothes are so cheap here! So much range too.
– Flatiron building.
– Cocktails & tapas at Bar Onda in the financial district.
– Wine Bar called Cava in the upper east side.
– Bunker @ Public Assembly Brooklyn – Stephen Beaupre, Smirk, Alka Rex live and other DJs.
– Saw Brooklyn by night, didn’t get there during daylight hours.
– Spent too much on hotel laundry services, not doing that again.
– Bought another suitcase because we bought too much stuff.
– Spent a lot of time/days in a T-Mobile store trying to get Internet/data working on Joanne’s iPhone with a T-Mobile pre-paid, it’s still not working properly.
– Got sore feet, slept very soundly.

Philadelphia – 1 day
– Joanne and Motoko (friend from Sydney) went to Barnes Foundation Museum.

Boston – 4 days

– Caught an Amtrak train from New York to Boston, wow it’s green and lush along that route.
– Watched USA FTA TV (so bad!) and bits of movies on cable TV – Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Depeche Mode 101, Batman Begins.
– Stayed on Hereford Street, just off trendy Newbury Street in Back Bay, in a brown stone walk up.
– Enjoyed dragging 3 heavy suitcases up 4 stories of stairs, not.
– Movie & TV walking tour, Joanne loved all the Matt Damon stuff.
– Boston Common (park) & Public Garden.
– Played with squirrels.
– Museum Of Fine Arts – Joanne and Rowena
– Museum Of Science – Dave, watched the Theatre Of Electricity.
– Student led walking tour of Harvard.
– Visited more Godiva chocolate stores.
– Visited 500 Boylston – The building where Boston Legal (TV Show) is set.
– Ate all up and down Newbury street, taking advantage of Boston’s restaurant week, with cheap set menus, ate French, Spanish, and Modern American.
– Quincy Markets.
– Caught the ‘T’ subway trains/trams around Boston.
– Bought a Boston Red Sox t-shirt, didn’t get to Fenway Park.
– New England Aquarium, some amazing marine life there.
– Shopped at the Prudential Centre, ate lunch above the (closed) observatory, at the Top Of The Hub restaurant.
– Ate Italian in the North End.
– Got sore feet, slept very soundly.
– Flew from Boston Logan to Chicago O’Hare airports.
– Used a laptop on a plane for the first time, I can see why business people get smaller laptops.

Chicago – 5 days

– Stayed at the Comfort Inn & Suites on E Ohio Street, between N State and N Wabash Streets, in the middle of the city.
– Ate Italian dinner @ Uno, spaghetti and meatballs, we’re not fans of deep-dish pizza.
– Ate Japanese dinner @ Oysy, 2 nights in a row.
– Ate huge meat sandwiches for lunch @ Weber Grill.
– Checked out the Rock’N’Roll McDonalds (just down the road from where we stayed).
– Visited more Godiva chocolate stores, everywhere in the U.S.A, only at David Jones in Australia!
Architecture Foundation River Cruise, got rained on 3/4 through, when a storm came in for about 20 minutes.
– Visited the Art Institute of Chicago, Awesome!
– Had drinks and food at Emmit’s Irish Pub (Where George & Matt chat in Oceans 11)
– Shopped at the Water Tower Place, and rode in the elevators, the same elevators in the movie Class where they…
Chicago Film Tour – Mini-Bus, fantastic way to see much of Gotham City/Chicago.
Millennium Park – Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Gardens.
– Caught the Chicago ‘L’ trains, still a bit confused by them, but we managed to get around.
Wrigley Field, hours after a game had ended, saw lots of drunken Cubs fans everywhere.
– Saw John Tejada DJ @ Smart Bar, danced and danced, until the lights came on, and the music stopped.
– Chatted with John Tejada afterwards.
– Shopped and walked all up and down Michigan Ave aka The Magnificent Mile.
– Went over, under, around the Michigan Ave Bridge, where Keanu escpaes in the movie Chain Reaction.
– Traveled along Lower Wacker Drive, where tunnel like Batman and Blues Brothers car chase scenes were filmed.
– Went to the movies, saw District 9 (packed cinema at 10.30pm on a Sunday night), and Public Enemies
Sears (Willis) Tower.
– Walked along Lake Shore Drive, saw Lake Michigan.
– Saw and heard Air-Force jets screaming overhead as part of the Chicago Air & Water Show, over 3 days.
– Saw the Picaso ‘Chicago Picasso’ and Alexander Calder ‘Flamingo’ sculptures at the Daley and Federal Plazas.
– Bought yet another suitcase, because we have bought too much stuff, and it costs less to travel with more bags than have heavy bags.
– Bought North Face backpacks, so cheap!
– Had our best/fave meal so far, at The Gage, modern American/Euro food.

So, we’re off to San Francisco next for 3-4 days, then Los Angeles for 2 days, and then fly back home…

While in San Francisco we also get to see Steve Bug & John Tejada at a Poker Flat Party @ Mezzanine, and in Los Angeles we’re seeing Steve Bug again. We didn’t plan our trip around seeing these guys, it just turned out they were playing on the w/ends, we were in those cities.

Thanks for reading, hope you’re all well.

Photo’s here:

More coming soon.

Cheers Dave

April 29, 2009

Speaking In Code (Film)

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,Music — decoded_ @ 10:24 am

I hope I get a chance to see this movie, it looks great.

Speaking In Code

Speaking in Code is an intimate account of people who are completely lost in music.

A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it’s a vérité glimpse into the world of techno.

Captivating and entertaining, the film takes you around the world, following the people who make electronic music … their lives.

Starring: Modeselektor, Wighnomy Brothers, Monolake, Philip Sherburne, David Day & Amy Grill

Also featuring: Ellen Allien, Tobias Thomas, Marc LeClair (AKA Akufen), Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Reinhard Voigt, Sascha Ring (AKA Apparat), Sascha Funke, Mario Willms (AKA Douglas Greed), Miss Kittin, Dan Paluska (AKA Six Million Dollar Dan), Mike Uzzi (AKA Smartypants)

Featuring music by: Modeselektor, Wighnomy Brothers, Robag Wruhme, Ellen Allien & Apparat, The Field, Monolake, Michael Mayer, Gas, Jonas Bering, SCSI-9, Gui Boratto, Superpitcher, Steadycam, Dettinger, The Rice Twins, Reinhard Voigt, Oxia

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April 20, 2009

Berlin Calling (Film) : Showing In Sydney This Week!

Filed under: Films,Music — decoded_ @ 10:56 am

UPDATE: Saw it! This film was fantastic! I loved it! It really made you feel like you were amongst Berlin’s club/party scene. I wish I could experience it again, now!. It was great seeing Berlin clubs Bar25 and Maria Club on film. The acting, editing, style, production of the film was top notch. Paul Kalkbrenner did a fantastic job as lead actor and music/sound-track producer, there’s quite a few shots/scenes of him getting busy with Ableton Live making music in the film, which was cool. It’s quite a sad/disturbing story really, but at the same time very funny as well, odd mix but it works. The sound was slamming at the Chauvel cinema, very powerful, felt like we were right there on stage with him at the club/party. A little warning, there’s lots of sex, drugs and techno! This film made me fall in love with Sascha Funke’s track ‘Mango’ all over again. I highly recommend seeing this film if you’re into Berlin/German club/techno culture! I’d love to see this again, it’s a shame it was only on for a few days in Sydney. I look forward to buying a DVD of it later this year. Now I’m off to buy the CD sound-track.

Globe-trotting DJ and electronic music composer Martin a.k.a. DJ Ickarus (real-life musician Paul Kalkbrenner), returns to the hot-house rave scene in Berlin to record his highly anticipated new album. But internal and external pressures are taking their toll. His heavy use of party drugs supplied by Crystal Pete (Peter Schneider) is adversely affecting his personality and damaging his relationship with girlfriend/manager Mathilde (Rita Lengyel). Sent to a psychiatric clinic, Ickarus’ downward spiral shows no sign of abating until he is allowed to compose within hospital walls. But is it too late? Can Ickarus overcome his demons and deliver the music?

Berlin Calling is playing at the 2009 Audi Festival of German Films in Sydney : Program

Wed, 22 April : 8.45 pm : Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall (Sydney)
Thu, 23 April : 6.45 pm : Chauvel Cinema Paddington Town Hall (Sydney)
Fri, 24 April : 9.15 pm : Palace Cinema Norton Street – Leichhardt (Sydney)

Berlin Calling - The Soundtrack By Paul Kalkbrenner

Berlin Calling – The Soundtrack By Paul Kalkbrenner

01. Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron
02. Paul Kalkbrenner – Queer Fellow
03. Paul Kalkbrenner – Azure
04. Paul Kalkbrenner (Feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner) – Sky And Sand
05. Paul Kalkbrenner – Square 1
06. Paul Kalkbrenner – Altes Kamuffel (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
07. Paul Kalkbrenner – Torted
08. Paul Kalkbrenner – Moob
09. Sascha Funke – Mango (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
10. Paul Kalkbrenner – Atzepeng (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
11. Paul Kalkbrenner – Castenets (Special Berlin Calling Edit)
12. Paul Kalkbrenner – Revolte
13. Paul Kalkbrenner – Bengang
14. Paul Kalkbrenner – Peet
15. Paul Kalkbrenner – Absynthe
16. Paul Kalkbrenner – Gebrünn Gebrünn (Special Berlin Calling Edit)

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November 24, 2008


Filed under: Films,Food,Music,Travel — decoded_ @ 1:27 pm

The Hotel Windsor

I just had a fantastic w/end away in Melbourne with Joanne, celebrating 10 years together. We stayed at the lovely, old, Victorian era, grand Hotel Windsor. Lots of character, so much nicer than the trendy boutique hotels. Old-school service, porters, concierge, a top hat wearing doorman greats you on entry… “Welcome to the Hotel Windsor”. We took advantage of their pillow menu there, made for great nights sleep. Very enjoyable stay.

We had some fantastic food in Melbourne, as you do!

A nine course French degustation dinner at Vue Du Monde for 5 hours. An amazing experience of flavours, textures and innovative food presentation, such rich beautiful food. It’s up there equal with Tetsuya’s for an awesome degustation experience for me. Going there was the main reason we went to Melbourne, and I’m very glad we did. It’s also exciting not knowing what food is coming next, with no menus. They e-mailed us exactly what food and wine we had the next day. Fantastic personal service too.

We had a great Japanese lunch at Yu-U as soon as we arrived into Melbourne. We had some great modern Spanish tapas dishes and cocktails, dropping into Bar Lourinha a couple of times, which was just around the corner from where we stayed. I highly recommend their ‘Stolen Town Bike’ cocktail. We had more excellent Spanish tapas and cocktails at the very popular Movida, also picking up a copy of their new book on the way out. We caught up with friends at Babka Bakery Cafe for some Russian style food for lunch, which was ok, it’s not as good as it used to be there. We had a great breakfast our first morning at the hotel in the grand ballroom. The next morning we had a late breakfast at Madame SouSou in Brunswick, which was excellent. Moments before heading to the airport we also managed to pop into The Supper Club, just up the road from the hotel, for a quick wine, jamon, and olives fix, seated in the comfy, well worn, old-school, red leather couches, great place, we had it all to our selves, as it had just opened for the night.

We couldn’t visit Melbourne without also having some Trampoline gelato. I love their Likrish, and Peanut Nutter flavours, and managed to find/have them again, which made me very happy. Joanne loves the Lemon, and Lychee n Lime flavoured sorbets.


Chocolate! Joanne enjoyed a Melbourne chocolate tour, and visited many chocolate shops, such as; Haighs, Cacao, KoKo Black, San Churro and more. We also got down to Acland Street St.Kilda, with it’s wonderful cake shops, seems to be fewer of them now though unfortunately.

I’m sure this will all be written about in great detail on Joanne’s blog in the coming days. There’s photo evidence of all the food/drink consumed as well.

I enjoyed looking in clothes shops around the city, in Melbourne Central, and up and down Chappel St, Greville St, Brunswick St and surrounds, picking up a few cool t-shirts. A lot more walking than tram action this trip.

We even managed to squeeze in seeing the latest James Bond movie one night – “Quantum Of Solace”, which was great, not as excellent as Casino Royale, but I still enjoyed it. I don’t recommend seeing movies at the Russell St. Greater Union though, horrible seats, and it sounded like the audio was coming from a single mono central speaker.

It was a really fun, special time in Melbourne. Everything was great, well apart from the weather, which was pretty horrible at times, and very un-summer like. Grey clouds mostly, cold, some rain, heavy at times, even a little hail, and gale force gusts of ice cold wind. Sometimes we saw the sun, but not for long. Rain not unusual for Melbourne though. We managed to avoid being out in the heavy rain which was lucky. Sunday was better weather.

The massive queue to check in baggage that took almost an hour on Sunday night at the airport was also not so great, but life can’t all be perfect.

We could have also seen German/Dutch techno/minimal producer/DJ Patrice Baumel @ Tramp, whilst we were in Melbourne, but didn’t make it there. It was the night of our amazing dinner at Vue Du Monde, not wanting to spoil the memory.

This is one of the most relaxed and enjoyable visits we’ve had in Melbourne, and unusual for us to not include seeing a DJ at some club or dance music event. Must be getting old. I love Melbourne’s cool little bar scene.

November 4, 2008

Spine Tingles…

Filed under: Films,Music — decoded_ @ 10:04 pm

Some of my most favourite film score music pieces, they give me spine tingles every time.

Thomas Newman – Less Than Zero. The film score has never been released unfortunately.

Other film score moments from Less Than Zero here:

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