Monday 28 September 2009


Monday 28 September 2009

This coming Sunday Parklife will hit Sydney, a long weekend and celestial Spring weather. There really is no better combination to usher in the festival season. The only thing that could compare is if the moon became a strobe light on NYE. Or spun around and said something dopey.

Fellow Parklifers, there are things you should and shouldn't do this weekend. I'll illustrate.

*Cue dark synths and smoke machines* It was way back (last week), one sunny summer afternoon in a Potts Point apartment. A raving buddy and I hung our arms from the breezy window, above a fucking hipster's balcony. We smoked cigarettes like air, drank Vodka like water and debated the "way of the rave" for hours.

We discussed 'rules' for Field Day 2010, but the ideas applied to any festival. Like Confucius, my buddy's words echoed through time like planets colliding. Her name is Lauren Murada. She is also a hipster, loves Top Shop, indie-electro, will trip in heels of any height and reckons chicks go to dubstep nights to experience vibrating toilet seats. This is what she said:

"My advice would be to definitely leave your shirt on. Don't wear thongs. Invest in a pairs of Cons or High Tops. Wear sunscreen. Don't pass out before 1pm and don't wet yourself. Oh, and see the Juan Maclean."

Empire of the Sun - Standing on the Shore (Cassian Remix)

Miike Snow - Black & Blue (Tiga Remix)

La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (datA Remix)

La Roux - In for the Kill (Diplo and Bot Edit)

Services - Element of Danger (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Late of the Pier - The Bears are Coming (Joakim Remix)

Bloc Party - Hunting for Witches (Crystal Castles Remix)

Claude Von Stroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit? (Audion Remix)

Metronomy - Not Made for Love (Joakim Remix)

The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Remix)

Sydney Parklife 2009 set list.


Steve said...

do you think there is a good chance that mstrkrft will burn copies of their new album wrapped in dimmak shirts on stage whilst playing their old indie/dance classics?

i hope there is.


Acid Midget said...

I can almost guarantee it Steve.

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading that. Good work sir. Now all we need to do is rave this sunday away.
From the one whose name is mentioned. I'll see you tomorrow in the dungeon

Acid Midget said...

Such mystery surrounds you, great teacher. I am humbled by your comments.

Just to clear things up, by dungeon I hope you don't mean it's chains and whips again, great master? I have bled into every pair of underwear I have. I can only take going commando so far until the chaffing causes erectile dysfunction.

Steve said...

haha no i believe the dungeon mystery man is referring to is our crappy new office. i am teased by the prospect of natural light but my mysterious friend doesnt even get a tickle

Anonymous said...

mystery man? perhaps it is a woman. who knows. as for the dungeon, all will be revealed tomorrow. you have many things to learn my young apprentice

COULSON said...

i just read all of this
have no fucking clue what's going on

Ubbs said...

ra ma lam ma ding dong?

Steve said...

what is confusing you coulson?

Acid Midget said...

I'm more worried about Ubbs.