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KASI

Jul. 13th, 2010 | 02:46 pm
location: Sydney
music: Taeyang - Wedding Dress


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Wicked / Sydney

May. 9th, 2010 | 08:55 pm
location: Sydney
mood: okayokay
music: Far East Movement - Animal

A few weeks ago I went to see the amazing theatre production 'Wicked' in Sydney's Capitol Theatre, and I have to say, I was blown away. It was seriously like watching one of those Disney classics from the 90s like 'the Little Mermaid,' or 'the Lion King' come to life. The costumes were so elborate and were the real life reincarnation of the dresses and clothes the princesses and princes wore in those old fairytale movies. It was like the little girl in me came back to life, envigorated and enthralled.

The first 30mins went by in a magical haze, it was like the show had put me under some kind of spell, I was hooked. However, the magic was broken when leading man Fiyero, played by Rob Mills [1] decided to do his solo. God almighty... his voice cracked. It cracked. On stage. In front of over a hundred people. His. Voice. Cracked. Now, you can coddle him and say, 'he was under a lot of pressure, it happens to everyone at one point,' or the ever famous, 'how about you do it and see if your voice cracks!' But I'm not a fan of coddling. I went to watch a pristine play, just to have that play pissed on by some Australian Idol reject who's only claim to fame is pashing Paris Hilton way back when. It was horrific. And after that event, I couldn't get back into the magic. The rest of the show was fantastic, but... (sigh).

I found Galinda, or Glinda by the end of the play, played by Lucy Durack [1], to be the most entertaining character. The way the character was scripted and how Durack brought her to life was explosive. "It's sunrise... ahhhh." God, she was so funny! I also loved her voice, when she was speaking and singing. When she was speaking everything was funny, both due to her lines and well, her voice. She was everything a Disney Princess should be! Elphaba, played by (when I watched it) Jemma Rix [1], was also very entertaining, but was not my favourite character in the play (that spot is reserved for Galinda!). Also, her voice was more... mainstream than theatre. Her songs weren't as Disney-ish as Galinda's and instead of holding the notes she did the Mariah Carey 'ah-uh-ah-uh-ahhhhhhh.' Hmm, but maybe that was the appeal of the character and I missed the point?

Anywho, the show was fantastic (excluding Rob Mills and Bert Newton's Kermit the Frog impression when singing 'Wond-uurr-ful') and I recommend everyone to watch it! Whether it's in Australia, USA, the UK, or Japan! Just watch it! It'll give you a whole new outlook on the Wizard of Oz, and make you laugh like crazy! Trust me when I say that your skin will tingle and your hair will stand on edge when the cast begins to sing!

~KASI

(click on the picture at the top to go to the Wicked Gallery)


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Beyoncé vs. Lady Gaga

May. 8th, 2010 | 08:52 pm
location: Sydney
mood: amusedamused
music: Beyoncé - Why Don't You Love Me & Lady Gaga - Beautiful Dirty Rich

Grrr. I don't know why everyone is freaking out over how Beyoncé [1] is 'copying' Lady Gaga. I mean, come on. Lady Gaga and Beyoncé both have totally different musical styles (even though they're both pop artists), and the way they present themselves is totally different as well. Gaga is this 'out-of-this-world, unique, crazy, outlandish' character, and she flaunts it! She bloody flashed her bejayjay in 'Telephone.' And Beyoncé, she's a wholesome, fierce, and kind person, and a serious roll model to many girls and women the world around. Who doesn't feel welcomed by that warm/cheeky laugh of hers?

I love both Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, both as the people they present themselves as to the world, and as serious artists... you could argue that they are not serious artists, merely glammed up lyric-retarded (come on, disco stick?) divas, but hey, they sing like crazy, dance like crazy, and well, they've made it as world reknowned and recognisable singers and performers (one report I read stated that Beyoncé crowd-surfed during a free-for-fans gig at the O2 Arena, London). I love their music, and I think so does most of the western world. Every second, if not every iPod should have at least one Gaga song and one Beyoncé song... if not, then you're probably one of those 'angst towards mainstream' types (I should know, I've been there).

So to summarise that all... Gaga and Queen B are two separate artists who have surpassed many peoples expectations to become some of the most recognised faces of the 21st century. I love them both, and despite their quirks (Gaga) and their choice of mate (Beyoncé) I look up to them as powerful women with amazing paths both in front and behind them.

~KASI

Oh, and P.S. Check out Beyoncé's new song
'Why Don't You Love Me' on YouTube, or buy
it from her website - AUS USA UK



Oops, and P.P.S. why does Miley Cyrus always look constipated or just plain weird in 97% of all the pictures she's in, or like a total trashy slut/hooker in all her promo pics?



Pictures thanks to JUSTCDCOVER.BLOGSPOT.COM [1, 2]

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Movie Review: Clash of the Titans

Apr. 15th, 2010 | 10:08 pm
location: Sydney, NSW
mood: disappointeddisappointed
music: Dir en Grey - Dozing Green

Theatrical Poster - Clash of the TitansWhat can I say about the 2010 fantasy/action movie that has already grossed over $US200M worldwide? [1] It stars Australia's own self-proclaimed 'bogan' Sam Worthington, as Perseus, a demi-god and son of Zeus. Now, I had been hesitant to watch the movie in the first place, because I fashion a very intense interest in Greek Mythology, it's something that I have been in love with for a very long time... and as Hollywood seems to always find a way to crucify the movies based way-back-when, I had almost convinced myself to never watch Clash of the Titans (synopsis) when the undeniable urge to watch a 3D movie hit me, hard. So, off I went to the local cinema to watch a movie I was dead-against watching, in exchange for 3D objects flying at me from the screen. I think it was during the first few introductory lines to the movie that it finally hit me, 'Kasi, you're a total idiot. What the F are you doing here?' But after paying for my ticket, there was no way that I wasn't going to not watch it!

If you like quick, shallow action scenes, CotT is the movie for you. If you like hot English chicks tumbling around and changing their costumes every second scene, CotT is for you. If you enjoy how a little smudge of dirt on the crown of your nose can make you look 'worn,' then CotT is for you. If you love a barrage of accents, ranging from Spanish to English to American and Australian, this is definately the movie for you! But most of all, if you love watching movies that don't do Greek Mythology justice, you can't go wrong by watching CotT.

It was possibly one of the worst movies I have watched at the cinema in the past few months. It was probably on par with the terrible Alice in Wonderland 2010 remake starring Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter. It just frustrates me that Sam Worthington continues to find ways to annoy me! I have watched his three Hollywood 'super-star' quality films, Terminator: Salvation, Avatar, and now Clash of the Titans. All three were extreme disappointments. I found that they were shallow, shallow, and... well, would you look at that--shallow. A friend of mine made a remark about Avatar that I cannot discredit, only agree with: 'Did you notice that Avatar has the exact same story line as Pocahontas?' I had actually stopped for a second and then had a 'OMG, that's so true' moment. Avatar really is Pocahontas with blue people! But let's move on, I'm not reviewing Avatar (thank God, we could be here for days!).

Worthington has disappointed me with this film. Slowly, bit by bit I am losing my faith in him. I love supporting Australian movie stars and filmmakers who go overseas to try and further their careers, but Worthington... he can continue to make huge films that gross a lot of money like his previous American movies, but I wont be one of the countless who turn up to buy a ticket to one of his movies. And you know what, I guess he could probably care less, but it sucks that I'm actually dreading the release another one of his movies. He is an actor with incredible talent, and I wish he'd stop wasting it on shallow, quick-fix, Hollywood 'smashes.'

;)
~KASI

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Writer's Block: Memo to Myself

Oct. 21st, 2009 | 02:24 am
location: Sydney
mood: calmcalm
music: Lady Sovereign - So Human

If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?

Buckle Down, study hard at school--make sure you learn everything you can and try your hardest at school. Be yourself, you don't need to change who you are to please other people! :) I wish I could tell that to my younger self, but I'm stuck with knowing that that'll never happen and I wouldn't want to change that anyhow, I've become a better person because I've experienced the let-downs that life throws at you.

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Vintage, The Glamour Age

Oct. 18th, 2009 | 06:49 pm
location: Sydney
mood: mellowmellow
music: Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up


Whether it's buying gorgeous frocks, necklace pendants the size of a child's fist, or stunning black and whites, vintage stores have everything from the early 20th century Glamour Age to offer--and at a reasonable price. Now for those who adore everything and anything vintage, being in a quality vintage store is gold--is heaven, but imagine being in one massive room filled with dozens of stalls designed to cater to your need for things from a bygone era. Enter the Sydney Vintage Clothing, Jewellery & Textiles Show, a fashion fare that celebrates the past Glamour Age. On Sunday 17th October, I was fortunate enough to attend the fare held bi-annually (in April and October) at Canterbury Racecourse, Sydney.



My friend Jenny and I turned up around ten AM, not many people were around and it seemed like the fare was going to be quite small--but with every number the clock's hand passed, the more people that milled in. The turn out was great and the atmosphere was perfect--plus, the bargains had me and my friend circling the stalls almost three times in one hour--we were there for almost five. And let me tell you that the markets rule "turn up early, find a treasure, turn up late, get a bargain" was well in play.


About twenty minutes in I came across a few black and whites of the lovely Betty Page for less than $10 and I thought to myself, "I'll come back later," what a big mistake! I almost wore out my flats trying to find them later, but alas, my "porn pictures" as my friend wittingly remarked were nowhere to be found, someone else with half a mind must've picked them up. Great. But I did end up picking up a few things--for less than $30! A copy of War and Peace from 1948! A poetry book and a 1950's dress template. I'm quite happy with my purchases, but I wish I had more money! So many bargains--but come April I'm going to go with my mother and grandmother, hopefully those lovely ladies will spoil me for me birthday. ;)

A girl can dream.


 
There were items available from delicate china, to stunning bags, from thousands of buttons to Melbourne Cup-worthy hats, even from vintage postcards to Dame Edna (Everage)! There was simply nothing vintage the stalls owners could not supply. I was blown away, and at some times completely stunned by what was being sold--because seriously, who would expect there to be Christmas or Greeting cards from the forties all neatly piled into a box at every second stall?



The fare also featured an array of entertaining events, including swing-dancing performances right out of a 1940s-60s movie, a fashion show, and a vintage and hairstyle demonstration by the Lindy Charm School For Girls [1, 2]. The LCSFG ladies made-over a gorgeous young woman, and when she stood up on stage the whole crowd gasped--movies are one thing... seeing a girl look like she stepped right from a 1940s dance to a 2000s stage was downright awesome.



Dates

16th-18th April 2010

Venue

Canterbury Park Function Centre,
Canterbury Racecourse,
King Street, SYDNEY
NSW, Australia

(further dates yet to be determined)

I seriously suggest for everyone to attend the next Vintage convention in their area--trust me, it'll be totally worth it!

Ciao!
~KASI


(Disclaimer: All photos were taken during April 2008 show . All images can be supplied in high resolution format for media printing - please contact Janel Morrissey, ph: (02) 66286688, email: janel@lovevintage.com.au.
Images remain the property of
Love Vintage
. No infringement intended, ~KASI)
 

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Sound Relief

Mar. 17th, 2009 | 08:33 pm
location: Sydney
mood: goodgood
music: Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Rattlin' Bones


Sydney Central
Sydney Central (city)

Australian history.
Sound Relief.
Two concerts.
Two cities.
One Day.

Sound Relief, a duo concert held in Melbourne, MCG and Sydney, SCG on Saturday 14th 2009 was amazing.

Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Wolfmother, the Presets, Jet, Taylor Swift, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Architechure in Helsinki were just a few of the bands/people who performed at the concerts. Wolfmother even flew down to Melbourne after their performance in Sydney and Jet did the opposite, flying from Melbourne to Sydney.

It was an amazing experience.

Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground

Money raised from the Melbourne Sound Relief is going towards the Victorian Bushfires which have devestated the state. And the money raised from the Sydney Sound Relief is going towards the Victorian Bushfires and the Floods in Queensland. So much disaters and thousands of people banded together on one day to support a terrific cause, and I was just happy to be a part of it.

SCG
Sydney Cricket Ground (crowd)

=D The Presets, Coldplay and Jet were amazing. Taylor Swift made me want to do my head in, but it was all for a good cause so I just tried to tune her out as much as possible.

Ever moshed in the rain? If not, wait 'till it's pissing rain, put on your favourite Presets track and bounce around like you're on crack, because moshing to the Presets is one of the most amazing experiences ever. Getting a horrible sunglasses-tan, listening to Taylor Swift and getting drenched by neverending rain was all worth it when the Presets went on stage and did their thing. They stole the show and had the crowd, myself included, going insane.

So, CHEERS to everyone who went to either of the concerts and/or donated to the VicBushfires or the QsldFloods, good on ya!

=D
~ KASI
 
 

PS, All Pictures were taken by me, KASI, fyi.

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Mysterious

Mar. 4th, 2009 | 10:40 pm
location: Sydney
mood: mellowmellow
music: The Cardigans - My Favourite Game

How strange, to be writing again.

Well... let's have a hilarious monologue about... me!
Bleh, trust me, it won't be hilarious, I'm too tired and too lazy for hilarious.

My name is KASI, yes, capitals are a MUST.
I'm almost sixteen, a writer, a singer and well... practically anything when I get bored.
And well... I guess that's it for now, I'm far too tired for any additional info.
WOW, an almost-sixteen-year-old sounding like she's fifty, isn't that every young girl's dream!?

Great,
bleh,
KASI

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readyset-go!

Jan. 27th, 2009 | 11:18 pm
location: Sydney
mood: lethargiclethargic
music: Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked

Meh.
There will be more enteries and this is just a useless filler, the beginning of more to come.=D My name is KASI, yes, it is capitalised, I'm Australian and I'm addicted to anime, manga, music festivals and fashion.


I'm your B-typical nerd.
The Nerd with STYLE.
The nerd that everyone likes.


Mhmmm,
So I'm obnoxious. What's new?


=D
LOL
Cheers,
KASI

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