Ah, the humble clothes peg. A million and one household uses. Open pretty much any box of anything in my house and what you’ll find is a clothes peg ensuring the continued freshness of the delicious contents.
LockOut: The Musical is coming, a global phenomenon. An epic saga of six not-so-innocent victims of a condescending usher. People all over the world are talking about LockOut: The Musical.
I spent yesterday in the recording studio laying down backing tracks for the live show, and the results are sounding awesome. The show is part of the Short & Sweet Theatre Sydney 2015 festival Top 80, and runs from 4th February to 8th February 2015.
If you haven't got your tickets yet, click here to book tickets now before you miss out. Make sure you book for a date from 4th thru 8th of February, or you'll miss our show!
... and whatever you do, make sure you turn up on time.
Now that 2015 is well and truly upon us, I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of my favourite songs of 2014, and what they meant to me. Not all these songs were released in 2014; some of them date back quite a long way. But they all struck a nerve for me last year. Here's why:
360 – Live It Up
This upbeat number from a fellow aussie rapper who has struggled with depression in the past was a good reminder to me that I've only got the one life, and to make the most of it:
I play a cranky husband who hates musicals, is dragged to the theatre by his wife and forced to endure 10 agonising minutes locked out with other disgruntled theatre-goers while they miss the start of the show after turning up late.
The show will be part of the Top 80 and runs 4th February 2015 through 8th February 2015 at Fuse Box, The Factory Theatre, Marrickville.
Click here to buy your tickets! (make sure you book from 4th to 8th February)
"I know what you're going through."
What do you get when you bring three groups of homeless and otherwise marginalized people from across Sydney together to create a show about the entire history and future of the universe by asking them the simple question "What was here in the past, and will be here in the future?"
No, it's not a joke; but it is funny. It's Milk Crate Theatre's latest show The Things That Are Left Behind.
For the last few weeks, I've been working with these amazing people to create a show about everything, from nothing. Nothing is the surest of places to begin. In this show we colour in the nothing with live performance story-telling combined with digital animation; all created from scratch by street-wise folk.
After the performance will be a Q&A about how we worked together to unlock our collective creative geniuses.
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I found myself in a yoga class by accident last weekend. You may wonder how this is even possible, but it happens to me more often than you might think. In fact, I find myself doing unexpected yoga so often that I keep a yoga mat permanently rolled up in my car precisely for such emergencies.
Not that I'm complaining or anything. Yoga is great for the body and an excellent way to quieten my restless mind. All that stretching is awesome for my flexibility, and the breathing practise helps calm my nervous system.
Yoga practise offers a myriad of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. So as I looked around the room in between Warrior Two and Child pose, I couldn't help but mentally assemble my Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class:
A lot of my friends tell me that they're struggling with addictions of various sorts. Some of them describe themselves as “sex addicts”, and a surprising number of those are female. Of course, I never meet them until they're already “in recovery”, do I?
Everyone else I meet seems to be either alcoholic or codependent. They don't have time to hang out with me because they're always too busy “going to a meeting”.
So just to prove that I'm not bitter or anything, here are 12 signs that you're addicted to 12-Step meetings:
Not sure what to do with your life? Or do you have a grand vision for your future but don't know where to start? Stressed out because the way forward isn't always clear?
Yeah well some days I wake up with no clue what to do either. These tips haven't worked a damn for me, but I'm sure you'll find them helpful:
The folks in Japan are basically living in the earthquake capital of the world, what with being perched atop the pacific rim of fire and all. So you'd expect them to know a thing or two about surviving earthquakes. And you'd be right. So today's life-saving tip on how to stay safe in an earthquake comes courtesy of the safety instructions that came with my Japanese-manufactured drum kit: