Looking for some inspiration for your next trip to Video Ezy? Look no further. Head straight to the weekly section and look for Christiane F.
Based on a true story, this incredible film chronicals the drug and club scene in West Berlin in the 1970’s through the eyes of of Berlin teenager Vera Christiane Felscherinow.
Christiane’s story came to light in 1978, when two journalists from Stern Magazine met Christiane when she was a witness in a trial against a man who paid underaged girls with heroin in return for sex. A scheduled tow hour interview became an in depth discussion over two months, in which Christiane provided an avid account of the life with drugs and prostitution that she and other teenagers in West Berlin experienced in the 1970s. At the time of the interview, she was 16 years old.
Christiane’s story became a book, which was subsequently made into a film in 1981, shot on location in the gloomy surroundings of Gropiusstadt and Bahnhof Zoo station in West Berlin. David Bowie, at who’s concert Christiane claims she tried heroin for the first time, cameos in the film and penned it’s soundtrack.
The above photo was taken by Terry Richardson in Berlin on Tuesday- so 30 years later, the legend lives on.
AUDIO VISUAL STILL LIFE
Melbourne based Dane Lovett just had an exhibition at Colette in Paris, I can’t stop looking at his beautiful paintings.
The pastel palettes combine dreamy images of fresh flowers with tapes, CDs and videos in combinations that bring back childhood memories of walkmans and watching videos at your parents place.
For more of his irresistible work,
visit West Space, Lvl 1, 15 Anthony St, Melbourne, where Lovett is currently exhibiting.
Willam Barak, once a leader of the Wurundjeri indigenous clan and an outspoken champion of social justice for Aborigines, has been imortalised in a 330 foot high residential tower proposed for Melbourne’s CBD. Thanks to a series of undulating concrete balconies, his visage will appear on the building designed by ARM Architects and is aimed at ”unit[ing] the city’s modern heritage with its ancient history,” according to the developer’s statement.
A new 330-foot tower in Australia with the face of an Aboriginal leader etched into the facade. Is this how postcolonialism should be approached?
Big call cause it’s only Tuesday (BIG being the operative word), but this album has just made my week.
Last year San Francisco Wait What took the XX’s debut self titled album, which was pretty much the indie release of 2009, and filled the spooky and spacious tracks with the larger than life Notorious BIG. And it is literally all good, baby baby.
It’s not a new concept (remember those cringeworthy Christina v Nelly ’mashups’ of the early 2000’s? ‘Genie it’s Hot in Herre’ and the like?), but there is something in this combination that just works - it makes Biggie sounds super fresh and brings some flava to the sometimes melancholic XX. Plus, like the best things in life, it’s free. Although you may like to buy a copy if you can- as Biggie says, mo money, mo problems.
Let’s hope your weekend is as gorgeous at this
The AFL have one day in September, but for the Reclink Community Cup, the big day is one day in July- and this year that day is this Sunday, July 26.
The Community Cup has reached cult status with Melbourne’s dynamic music and community broadcasting crowd and is a celebration of local music scene, set up to raise funds for the events official charity partner, Reclink.
In 2009, the Espy Rockdogs, a team of local musos this year coached by Paul Kelly and capitained by Dan Sultan, got up over the Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM Megahertz by the thinnest of margins: 56 – 55. In 2010 that margin was repeated, but the tables turned last year in favour of the Megahertz, 41 – 40. This year, it’s anyone’s game.
But the fierce battle between the two sides is not the only entertainment on offer. There is a musical line up to rival the AFL’s half time entertainment offerings, with Tumbleweed, You Am I, The Mercy Kills and The Rebelles all taking the stage at the match. As the theme of the 2011 Reclink Community Cup is ‘Do you love me?’, a tribute to Melbourne’s much loved dark knight Nick Cave, all bands will perform a Nick Cave song as part of their set.
And, like any good footy club, there’s a pretty great party after presentation.
For more info click here: http://www.communitycup.org.au/