album of the day

Album: Science Fiction Artist: Brand New Year: 2017 The rundown: Brand New's fifth and final album is an emotionally exhausting masterpiece that encapsulates the band's hugely influential career. Keeping with the themes of their previous work, the album deals with mental illness and existentialism. However, it is translated in a blunt and honest fashion that emphasises... Continue Reading →

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blast from the past: The Young Ones

      The Young Ones focuses on the lives of four highly unlikeable uni students that live together in a share house. Although the cult series is over thirty years old, there is nothing else like it. I first watched The Young Ones when I was a teenager. The bizarre humour, student stereotypes and... Continue Reading →

Green Day

Green Day has been one of my favourite bands since I was ten years old. I still remember playing air guitar in my bedroom to American Idiot, the album that introduced me to punk music and essentially changed my life. Last Friday night I went to Green Day's concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.... Continue Reading →

A moment in time

  Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time or place that you have never actually experienced? That is how I feel about the punk movement and the years that followed it. The way people lived and thought back then intrigues me. I long for the music, the fashion, the culture. I crave it so deeply... Continue Reading →

Makeup – is it art?

Note: this post was originally written for an assignment. Makeup is often regarded as nothing more than a product that enhances beauty. That is certainly not the case. For many, makeup is a valuable tool for self-expression. How many of you wore eyeliner to school as an act of rebellion? Guilty as charged. The way makeup is viewed by... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Creativity and Self-Expression

Note: this post was originally written for an assignment. Throughout history, humans have engaged in myriad creative practices. From ancient Greek poetry to Renaissance art, these practices have served a variety of purposes. One such purpose is self-expression. Being able to actively express yourself is essential for health and wellbeing, and is closely related to creativity. The way self-expression... Continue Reading →

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