Tuesday, 31 May 2011

June - The Month of Joy.

Joyful. Compassionate. Caring. Thoughtful. Loving. Selfless. Just some of the wonderful things I'm not, most of the time. But like so many other people, I want to be those things...and more than that, I want to share joy and the idea of joy with other people.

Last year I wrote a post called, appropriately enough,  'Joy'. It highlighted the importance of consciously stopping every once in a while to take in the simple joys that can be found in just about anything: sunlight bouncing golden off a cloud, an embrace, a friendship re-kindled, even eating a tomato that actually tastes like a tomato. See, sometimes joy washes over us unbidden, as when we fall in love or we're presented with great news, or new life. And when it happens, it's fantastic. (More...)

Friday, 27 May 2011

Coming Soon - The Month of Joy.

Starting today, I began a little experiment...a few of you may already know what's going on. On June 1st, I'll tell you more.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A Small Exposition.

A few of my friends are currently involved in what is going to be a very cool and exciting film project. Not only are they friends, they also happen to be a bunch of really talented little bastids. That's how I know it'll be cool and exciting. See how it works?

But being creatively gifted does not always ensure success. Was it not Aristotle who said, 'Talent and three bucks will buy you a cup of coffee'? Yes, it was. I looked it up.

Pete Foley and Chris Perren are the nucleus of the extremely hip and rather moist-making Black brow and their latest project, A Small Exposition or The Non·sense of the First Tree is currently in development. To develop it further, they need your help. Do you want to help them? Of course you bloody well do, you're a deliciously enlightened human who delights in all forms of artistic expression (even mime) and would do anything to see a group of incredibly clever people achieve their goals.

Here's a teaser trailer:

A Small Exposition - trailer 1 from Black brow. on Vimeo.

'But I want to see more of this, Nx!' Yes yes, I know, hush up...jeezaloo! To help make A Small Exposition a reality, check out the Black brow page at Pozible. They're just over halfway to their goal of $2500 and with your help they'll make it.

Don't let the obelisk stand in your way.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

"He's Making it Up as He Goes Along!"

(Original is here)
No sooner am I thanking Harold Camping for inadvertently injecting the silliness of religion into the news cycle than he comes out, says he's blown away by the fact we weren't all blown away and then makes another prediction based on...a wiggle of his ears? Yeah, now I'm getting narky, mainly at myself for devoting so much blog space to this goof. Now the Crapture will happen on October 21, says Harold, because he forgot to...I dunno...carry the y? One thing's certain. He completely ignores the how. (More...)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Thank you, Harold Camping.

By now we all know that the rapture prophecy of Harold Camping was wrong. Harold himself claims to be 'flabbergasted' that his prophecy didn't pan out, which is not surprising given that he'd said prior to May 21 that "there's no possibility it will not happen"

Harold is obviously the subject of scorn and ridicule right now. Fair enough too, it was a stupid prediction. But I'd like to thank him for throwing the issue of religious faith into the news cycle, if only for as long as it took for his prediction to be proved wrong.

If we spent a little more time casting a more critical eye over religious faith, whatever the brand, we'd be in a better place as a species. And while Harold's silliness will not prompt too many of the faithful to consider the many fallacies and flaws in their chosen religion, there may be a few who decide to investigate the whole mess in a more reasoned and reasonable way. And that can only be a good thing.

So thanks, Harold. 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Phone Enema.

Sometimes my poor ol' ghetto phone tells me that it's not going to play with me until I give it a good internal washout. An electronic enema. An electrolonic, if you like. The difference between the two is that people don't share the 'results' of the procedure with their friends. Most people, anyway. Ew.

Today I gave my phone an electrolonic and found a few pictures snapped out of annoyance and/or bafflement. So please, take a few minutes to enjoy what I found after messing around in my phone's sigmoid. (More...)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Okay, Bye Everyone!

I'll use my ears to fly there.

Unless I'm quite prolific over the next day or so, this will be the last Bigmouthery article you'll ever read. Why? (More...)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A Rare Find - The Lost Poems of the late Ray Don Lemon

Ray Don Lemon (1927 - 1972)

The story of Ray Don Lemon is an interesting, if mysterious one. It's a story I hope to share more fully in the coming weeks and months as I uncover more about the man, his origins, work and inspiration. For now, please enjoy this recording of one of his poems, which I found on a bunch of old 1/4" reels recently while springcleaning.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Songs I Loved as a Kid - 1980s - (85-89)

When you're compiling lists of this nature, it's a given you'll overlook some real gems. Looking back over the 80-85 entry, I immediately thought of The Reels, Grandmaster Flash, Laurie Anderson and The Models as glaring omissions. Especially anything off Laurie Anderson's Big Science.In fact, go listen to that now, then come back...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Songs I Loved as a Kid - 1980s - (80-85)

During the week I jumped a Facebook bandwagon and started the 30 Day Song Challenge. Kicking it it off reminded me of a blog entry from a few months back about favourite songs from my early childhood in the 1970s. By the time the 1980 rolled around, my brothers' musical influence was less significant, plus I had my own radio and as a result, started to plough my own road. Here are a few gems from the musical decade that David Bowie once described as "two hard ends with a soft middle". (More...)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Bolt Report - Balance Vs Polarity.

Network Ten kicked off a new Sunday morning format this morning, with conservative columnist Andrew Bolt slotting in to a 30 minute opinion show called The Bolt Report. (More...)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Junie Needs a Home.

This is Junie. She's beautiful isn't she? Yes, she is.

Junie is my friend Steve's doggie. And she needs a new home. Steve's selling his place and moving into a rental, so it's with much regret he's having to find a loving home for Junie to go to. She's a 2yo female kelpie x bull terrier. If you can help, let me know here, on the Bigmouthery Facebook page or on the Help Junie Find a Home.

I'm pretty sure that Junie's all up-to-date with the medical stuff that doggies need. Not quite so sure about Steve.

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Thursday, 5 May 2011


The talk of Osama's 'murder' is on the rise. Some disaffected liberals are unhappy that Osama bin Laden was not arrested and tried. A couple of Dutch goofballs even tried to report 'Killer' Obama to the cops. (More...)

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


So Osama's dead. The colon-load of conspiracy notions is not unexpected, nor is the saturation coverage of the AQ leader's demise. One of my favourite news sites, an aggregator called Newser, has thrown up an unintentionally funny juxtapositional series of images on its headlines grid. (More...)