Sunday, 19 August 2012

LucidFest Perth

For those of you who don’t already know, the next couple of months for me live shows will be kicking into over drive. For the first time ever (around my other commitments atm L) I am pretty much booked out for shows. This kicked off this weekend with a trip to Fremantle for LucidFest 2012.

Note to self: Never fly tiger airways. Ever. Again. I am writing this whilst on the flight back to Melbourne so the displeasure is fresh.

(Nekminute I’ll probably be flying with tiger as I cant afford to be on a plane that wasn’t from the 70’s. I mean, c’mon how long has it been since you’ve been able to smoke on an airplane and this thing has ashtrays. Seems legit).

What also doesn’t make me feel to great, is (whilst on this flight) I finished a report for uni about the Nimrod aircrash from 2006. Feeling safe.

The way their, domestic flights check in is what, usually 60mins before. Tiger, specifically stated “Check in BEFORE 4:30am” for a 6:30am flight. Got to the airport at 4:30am, guess what, they don’t even open until 5. F*ck You. F*ck your baggage allowance rules, f*ck your attitude. *$@#

Personal bitching about airlines, and illogical situations aside, we made it to Perth airport in one piece, so it’s all gravy baby.  When I say we, I am talking about the crew. Aaron Rogers (who you all should know by now) and Josh Mergard.
Josh is our film man/genius/outta the box advertising ideas man/philosopher. Josh came along for the trip to document some behind the scenes footage, to film lucid fest, and to film a video clip for one of our affiliates Chronicle of Perth. 

Josh is also essentially the Zen master. Here are some of his quotes from the weekend, and I sh*t you not. These aren’t even taken out of context, as the context that they were in had no relevance to what he was saying.

“Time is irrelevant. The meaning to life is death”

“If I had a rock melon in one hand, and 12 banana’s in the other and peeled them. Diced them and made a salad with then, this would be easier”

“I’ve never smoked crack, accept for twice”

“Its just like Zoolander, except none of this happened”

“It’s a straight back stand up blow job. When a midget is standing up and giving you head, you eat a pawpaw and the juice drips on his head”.

^^^^^^^ This right here. Yep. I nearly died from laughter. Said with such conviction and sincerity. And yes, he said and meant ‘him’.
Anyway, got there Friday and met up with Vie. First time meeting the dude, had a great time hanging out over the weekend. Ended up playing a joint set with him, which was sick. Nothing makes me happier than after a show when people make comments like: “You’re a natural born performer”, “How do you have so much energy? That was great”.
Honestly though, the set felt great, getting the props afterwards is just gravy.
Vie has an EP titled “ENTER” that will be out on Monday, check the first track released from it below

Vie is another affiliate of ours, and really glad to have him on the team.

Daniel Ray opened the night; have to say I was very very impressed with this guy. IMO he shouldn’t have been the opening act by any stretch of the imagination.

Chronicle closed the night spitting his UK grime inspired raps. I still can’t figure out how he flows like that hahaha.
The day before the show (Friday) we filmed the video clip that we had set out to for his track “What’s Left”.
Can’t wait for it to come out, it was Josh’s ideas for the clip, and Josh doing the filming but everything else was a real group effort to get things done. And would you believe that our lighting budget was $0? You’ll understand when you see the clip.

The trip was loads of fun. Had a great time, cemented a lot of new relationships within the Perth hiphop community, stayed in a kick-ass place on the beach in Fremantle, got a bunch of live footage. Fremantle you are a truly beautiful part of this country, and I enjoyed every second of being inside you!

If you wanna catch me live in Melbourne, I’ll be playing with Chance Waters 31st of August at First Floor, and then 1st of September with Bastian Killjoy at Revolver upstairs. 

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