Fifth birthdays are a big deal, especially in the land of music festivals. With what seems to be an endless pool of festival choices, punters are becoming more and more picky about where they choose to invest their hard earned cash. But judging by the sea of smiles that blanketed Strawberry Fields the other weekend, this particular festival has little to worry about when comes to enticing people to make their way to the Murray River’s edge.Check It Out
He may be a fairly new name to Australian's, but DJ Mess Kid has been paying his dues and slowly working his way up for quite some time. On his first visit to Australia we catch up to find out about life in New York, Alexander Wang's dance style and how to make it in America.Check It Out
In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of books. Whether in preparation for Harvard or for her time at Yale, she is always improving herself via literature. Juxtapose this with Patrick Lenton, who found himself re-reading The Wheel of Time for the seventeenth time, grimly hoping the ingrained misogyny might somehow disappear if he just believed hard enough. What happened to his days of challenging himself? What about that one time he read Moby Dick and felt good for eight years? Patrick decided to take a leaf out of Rory’s books and read Rory’s books.Check It Out
Christmas is right around the corner and whilst you’re busy thinking of the most amazing presents to buy your loved ones, you’re probably neglecting the most important part of a gift – the card. You always forget to buy one though, don’tcha? You end up getting a crappy Santa Clause one from the $2 shop. That’s boring. Don’t be boring, be funny and if you’re not funny never fear because a Things by Bean card will give the illusion that you are funny. And guess what? We have a six pack of to give away. All you have to do is email SPOOK!Check It Out
I drank protein shakes pretty regularly already, so Soylent’s definitely my cup of tea. But I’d never reduced food to its subsequent parts before. I’d never calorie counted; never even dieted. This is now the other extreme. I’m having 207.43% of my Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) of Vitamin K. I’m measuring out powders on scales worthy of a drug habit. I know my Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is 2.92:1. Although to be honest, I don’t know the importance of that last one – but I trust that people smarter than me (or at least smarter with spreadsheets than me) know what they’re doing.Check It Out
I make a lot of poor financial decisions. None of them matter, in the long term. I will never not be poor, so what does it matter if I don't pay a thing and a half this week instead of just one thing? It's not like the sacrifice will result in improved circumstances; the thing holding me back isn't that I blow five bucks at Wendy's. It's that now that I have proven that I am a Poor Person that is all that I am or ever will be. It is not worth it to me to live a bleak life devoid of small pleasures so that one day I can make a single large purchase. I will never have large pleasures to hold on to. There's a certain pull to live what bits of life you can while there's money in your pocket, because no matter how responsible you are you will be broke in three days anyway. When you never have enough money it ceases to have meaning. I imagine having a lot of it is the same thing.Check It Out
Ahead of her presentation at this year's Melbourne Music Week, SPOOK talks to Adalita Srsen about girls in lace dresses, the wonder of Australiana and the mystery of the rock.Check It Out
This is the cover for the latest edition of the GOING DOWN SWINGING anthology. Since they've been publishing for more than 30 years, it stands to reason that they're pretty good at it by now. To me, this cover feels like an attractive early 60s info-graphic for safe use of play equipment. Clean. Like it would smell of fresh ink. But what the eff would I know? I still own a handful of those glittery butterfly clips. I dated a comedian. I have no taste. So I decided to ask a few others to help me judge this book by its cover. I'm also going to tell you how you can get your grubby little paws on a copy FOR FREE, while getting tipsy and hanging out with babes.Check It Out
If you haven’t heard about it, Soylent is a food substitute intended to supply all of a human body's daily nutritional needs. Over a million dollars of crowd-funded money says there’s an interest for such a product, and that was just in America. It has the potential to change the food industry, and give people healthier, cheaper, quicker meals. Also, if various television shows are to be believed, there is a lot of interest both in food and in people risking their health through experiments. But can a person actually live on Soylent? We're making writer Rafael SW eat only Soylent for one whole month to find out.Check It Out
Ahead of their show at this year's Melbourne Music Week, SPOOK caught up with super giant, super great Melbourne band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard to talk about being a mate, smoking bongs and Aussie Rules.Check It Out
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