Monthly Archives: July 2011

Nina’s Dad


I remember a story my friend Nina told me about her dad who was taking a few Japanese businessmen out to lunch or something one time. They were striding through the city and walked past a homeless man that went on to say to Nina’s dad “Oh hey, I have the same suit.. Only mine has blood on it.”. I think most men would probably avoid responding to something like that but Eric (Turns out he has a name other than just “Nina’s dad”) responded with great interest and went on to talk to the homeless man about pinstriped suits for awhile while the Japanese businessmen just stood around looking awkward and confused. If I ever get a real job, I hope to live up to doing that sort of thing.


– Lonely Kids Club | Boutique T-shirt Label


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Six Bad Things I Have Done While Driving (Part 2)


Part 2:


4. I’ve had 2 accidents. The first one was when I drove into a car at 5KM an hour and she was batshit crazy and started yelling and made a claim against me. But I decided to be a jerk about it so I just refused to deal with her insurance company and I haven’t heard back from them since.

5. In the second accident, I drove into someone’s bumper bar thing and my car got stuck and they drove me around for awhile without noticing my car was attached to theirs. And not just emotionally. They eventually worked it out and pulled over and I got my car unstuck / half destroyed. That wasn’t a good day.

6. One time I was in a rush to get home so got into my car and reversed too fast and hit the car behind me. Only problem was a whole bunch of people were watching. So I got out, walked over to the car and brought with me a piece of paper and pen. I went on to draw some doodles all over the paper and fold it and put underneath the windscreen wiper so it looked like I gave the car my contact details. I’m a terrible person.


NOTE: My mother is sort of a nutcase, so I tread lightly when she tries things like setting me up with people (at least now she sets me up with girls), but she went on and on about how kooky and creative this girl she met the other day was and how much she wanted me to call so I gave in and finally called her today. The girl went on to give me the whole “I’m sure you’re nice but I’m a bit busy right now” bit. Fuck. I’m now getting rejected by girls I haven’t even met yet. New low.


– Lonely Kids Club | Boutique T-shirt label


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Six Bad Things I Have Done While Driving


Part 1:


1. On the way to my final driving test I drove too fast and snapped off someone’s side mirrror. A car went on to start beeping and following me so I drove even faster and got away by driving into traffic.

2. I get really angry if people tailgate me, but one time I was stuck on a narrow road behind a slow driver and I made a game out of going as close I could to the car in front without touching it. I won.

3. Technically wasn’t driving but had sex in the backseat of a girlfriend’s car and it fogged up so I wrote about it (quite blatantly) on the back window. The next day she was driving her parents home from the airport and it was a cold day so the window fogged up and her whole family saw my little message. Was very awkward going over the next day.


– Lonely Kids Club | Boutique T-shirt Label


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Bands I like


This week I interviewed a band I played through a lot during the semester break called Cough Cool. They are from Pennsylvania. They make songs that are lo-fi, ambient and a little quirky. I’d classify them as easy listening but that’s what people label Enya as, and there is nothing easy about listening to that screechy shit.


If I ever try to play anyone your music they just assume I’m on drugs for wanting to listen to it. What’s up with that?

That’s kind of funny. Someone on last.fm tagged Cough Cool as “drug pop”, so I guess people share drug experiences with it. I say ride on and get lit bros and chicks.

On that topic, what percentage of your fan base do you think are people who are just fucked out of their minds on drugs? And are you jealous?

50. I’m sure a lot of people rip things to the internet these days. I hear pills are coming back? Did they ever really leave? I got a Google + invite today I feel kind of special makes me want to do some drugs and  + shit up with my with my people.

On the top of your tumblr page it says: “I want to hang out with everyone all the time” do you still express this opinion? I don’t know where you’re from but if you fly down to Sydney you can sleep over. We’ll stay up all night drinking creaming soda, watching chic flics, having pillow fights and talking about boys.

It’s kind of a joke. People who know me know I don’t really like “hangin’ out” and shit like that. I have like 5 friends and I’m super busy with work, workin’ out (getting huge), and making drug music so its kind of hard for me to really live by that motto.

Hey you know what we don’t have in Australia? Proms. What was your prom like? Did you have a king and queen? Did someone spike the punch? Did you lose your virginity under the bleachers with one of the cheerleaders?

Why no proms? Kind of weird, it’s a right of passage bro.. It’s when you have sex for the first time, right? do people even have sex in Australia? I was super popular in high school so it was cool. A lot of hip hop and try-hard white kids.

What is the general process for you to make a song. (I always try have one real question in these things.)

Laying down some stuff on a four track, hoping that things are kind of in tune and throwing it into the computer and mixing it down. A song usually takes like an hour if I’m really on. Lately I have been working with my best bud so the dynamic is a bit different. He’s smarter “musically” so I have to take a step back and be like “oh so you don’t want to play the same two chords over and over for 5 minutes.. Why not? We can fuzz it out”


You can check out Cough Cool’s two EP’s on their bandcamp page at https://coughcool.bandcamp.com/.


– Lonely Kids Club | Boutique T-shirt Label.