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all the shit i hear is boring all the shit i do is boring

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China, Jiangyin, Jiangsu. Rows of identical houses with a playground seen in the middle in the city of Jiangyin.

Photo credit: © Kacper Kowalski, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Iceberg Spring/Summer 2015 Details


R.I.P - Former Prime Minister of Australia (1972-75) Gough Whitlam (Labor Party)… July 11 1916 - October 21 2014 (Aged 98)

Top defining moments:

- End military conscription and Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War
- diplomatic recognition of China,
- independence for Papua New Guinea 
- Got rid of University fee’s so that all members of society could go & not just elite 
- Established Medicare - Free health care to all Australians
- Established department of Aboriginal affairs in 1972 giving Aborigines land rights
- Reduced voting age to 18
- Appointed First minister for women
+ so much more 

Gough Whitlam truly was one of the greatest leaders Australia has ever had. You will be missed.


Edward John Poynter,Psyche in the Temple of Love,1882,detail.


  • Tony Abbott: [pays tribute to Gough Whitlam]
  • Tony Abbott: [tears down everything that Gough Whitlam built up]

king tone 


Earlier this year, I officially started my endeavour into the next musical phase - to get a fresh perspective I decided to clear my head / work space of most things related to the VOWS era - but in doing so I stumbled across some interesting demos,  remixes that I had made of my own songs plus some covers I had done of other songs I liked during the making of my first album. Instead of letting them collect dust in my iTunes I thought if would be nice to share some of these moments with you before I leave this part of my life behind and move into all new music. These are not official releases of any sort, they are ruff sketches literally pulled from an old laptop hard drive, not from mastering studios… this is just a way for me to give you a little more insight into my processes & the world of VOWS before I say goodbye to it all.

So to begin with, here is something I put together a couple of years ago just for fun. It’s a take on ‘Settle Down’ deconsructed & rearranged by myself using only stems from the track and a drum sample from Electric Wire Hustle (my awesome friends from NZ who you should all check out! : ( 



purple mountain majesty 2012 by Norman Engel



Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.