Australian arts manager, marketer, and digital creative.

Top 5.

My world, in list form - A project under construction

Constantly evolving. All are recommendations. 

LISTEN

Podcasts:

  1. This American Life - link
  2. The Bugle - link
  3. Fresh Air with Terry Gross - link 
  4. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour - link
  5. Planet Money - link

Bands:

  1. Arcade Fire - link
  2. LCD Soundsystem - link
  3. Television - link
  4. Queen - link
  5. The Strokes - link

Solo Artists:

  1. Janelle Monae - link
  2. Owen Pallet (FInal Fantasy) - link
  3. Sufjan Stevens - link
  4. B.B King - link
  5. Adam Green - link

Albums:

  1. Lovers - The Sleepy Jackson - link
  2. The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monae
  3. Is This It? - The Strokes - link
  4. Marquee Moon - Television - link
  5. Funeral - Arcade Fire - link

Live Shows:

  1. Sufjan Stevens, 2011. Regal Theatre, Perth.
  2. LCD Soundsystem, 2008. Big Day Out, Perth.
  3. Daft Punk, 2007. Perth Esplanade
  4. Silverchair, 2003. Belvoir Ampitheatre
  5. Hot Dub Time Machine, 2013. Sydney Town Hall

 

Mixes:

  1. The Avalanches - Breezeblock Headline Set.  (26/02/2001) - link
  2. Fred Falke - Triple J Mix Up. (2/3/2008)  - link
  3. Jaime XX - BBC Essential Mix.  (27/08/2011) - link
  4. Hudson Mohawke - BBC Essential Mix.  (28/11/2009) - link
  5. James Murphy - Beats In Space Pt. 1 and 2.  (16/4/2011) - link


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Modern Compositions/Works:

  1. Metamorphosis (1 - 4), Phillip Glass. 1989 - link
  2. Symphony no. 3,  Henryk Górecki. 1974 - link
  3. 6 Marimbas, Steve Reich. 1986 - link
  4. Music For 18 Musicians.  Steve Reich, 1976. - link
  5. Perpetuum Mobile, Penguin Cafe Orchestra. 1987 - link

 

Classical (early 20th century)

  1. Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi. 1924 - link
  2. The Planets, Gustav Holst. 1916 - link
  3. Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin. 1924 - link
  4. Appalachian Spring, Aaron Copland. 1942 - link
  5. Cello Concerto in E minor. Edward Elgar. 1919 - link

 

Classical (pre 20th century)

  1. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95, B. 178, Antonín Dvořák, 1894. - link
  2. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun) , Claude Debussey. 1894. - link
  3. Partita for Violin No.2,  Johann Sebastian Bach. 1723. - link
  4. Symphony No. 9 in D minorOp. 125 , Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824. - link 
  5. Gymnopedie For Piano No.1, Erik Satie. 1887. - link

 

 

 


READ

Blogs (Technology):

  1. Daring Fireball
  2. Marco.org
  3. Loop Insight

 

Blogs (Liberal Arts):

  1. Kottke.org
  2. The Magazine
  3. Codebusters

 

    Website (News):

     

    1. The Verge
    2. Digg
    3. The Atlantic
    4. Reddit  

     

    Website (Humour):

    1. The Onion
    2. McSweeny's

     

    Authors (Online):

    1. Andy Ihnatko
    2. Joshua Topolsky
    3. Luke Ryan

     

    Theatre:

    1. A Long Day's Journey Into Night. Eugene O'Neill, 1956 - link
    2. When The Rain Stops Falling. Andrew Bovell, 2008 - link
    3. Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll. Ray Lawler, 1955 - link
    4. Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes, Pt 1 & 2 . Tony Kushner, 1993 - link
    5. The Laramie Project.  Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, 2000 - link

     

    Books (Non-Fiction):

    1. Live From New York: An uncensored history of Saturday Night Live. Tom Shales & John Andrew Miller, 2003 - Amazon
    2. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Bill Bryson, 2005 - Amazon
    3. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. Michael Lewis. 2012 - Amazon

     

    Books (Fiction):

    1. Stone Junction. Jim Dodge. 1998 - Amazon
    2. On The Road. Jack Kerouac. 1957 - Amazon
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      Books (Auto/Biography)

      1. Bossypants. Tina Fey. 2011 - Amazon
      2. On Shakespeare. John Bell. 2011 -  Online
      3. Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! Richard Feynman. 1985 - Amazon
      4. iWoz: Computer Geek to Cultural Icon. Steve Wozniak. 2007 - Amazon

       

      Sports Teams

      1. The Fremantle Dockers
      2. Perth Glory
      3. Arsenal
      4. LA Clippers
      5. South Sydney Rabbitohs

       

       

       

       

       

      WATCH

      TV Comedies (Contemporary):

      1. 30 Rock - link 
      2. Peep Show - link 
      3. Scrubs - link 
      4. Parks and Recreation - link 
      5. The Daily Show/ The Colbert Report (tie) - link 

      TV Comedies (Classic):

      1. Monty Python's Flying Circus - link 
      2. The Simpsons - link 
      3. D Generation/Late Show - link 
      4. Frontline - link 
      5. Saturday Night Live - link 

      TV Dramas:

      1. The Wire - link 
      2. The West Wing - link 
      3. Friday Night Lights - link 
      4. Sherlock - link 
      5. Spooks - link 

      Movies (Comedy) :

      1. Annie Hall - link 
      2. This Is Spinal Tap - link 
      3. Airplane - link 
      4. Withnail and I - link 
      5. Anchorman - link 

      Movies (Drama) :

      1. Breaker Morant - link 
      2. The Truman Show - link 
      3. The Departed - link 
      4. Children Of Men - link 
      5. American  Beauty - link 

      Documentaries:

       

      1. Senna - link 
      2. Dig! - link 
      3. King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters - link 
      4. Pina - link 
      5. Bill Cunningham's New York - link 

      Online Performances:

      1. Medley, Justin Timberlake. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 2013 - link
      2. Tightrope, Janelle Monae. The Late Show with David Letterman, 2010 - 
      3.  Romantic Rights, Death From Above 1979. The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, 2008 - link
      4. Can't Stand Me Know, The Libertines. Jonathan Ross, 2009 - link
      5. Get Free, The Vines. The Late Show with David Letterman, 2002 - link 

       

       

      Youtube Channels

      1. The Slingshot Channel  - link
      2. Epic Rap Battles
      3. 7Notemode

       

       

       


      LEARN

      Lectures:

      1. Prof Michael Sandel, The Moral Side of Murder. Harvard University, August 2009 - link
      2. Stephen Fry, BAFTA Annual Television Lecture. 2010 - link

      Debates:

      1.  'We should ration end of life care for the elderly'. Intelligence Squared US, October 2012. Featuring:  Dr. Art Kellermann, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, Ken Connors - link
      2.  'The Catholic Church is a force of good in the world'. Intelligence Squared UK, November 2009. Featuring: Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens, Anne Widdecombe and John Onaiyekan. - link
      3. 'Is Good From God?'  . The Henkels Lecturer Series, The Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame University. April 2011. Featuring: Sam Harris and Dr William Lane Craig. - link

      Essays:

      1.  Letting Go - What should medicine do when it can't save your life?'Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, August 2010 - link
      2.   Consider The Lobster. David Foster Wallace, Gourmet, August 2004 - link
      3. The Great American Bubble Machine . Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, July 2009 - link
      4. Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?   Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post, March 2009 - link
      5. Heavy Hangs The Bandwidth That Torrents The Crown. Andy Ihnatko, February 2012. - link

      TECHNOLOGY

      Content Sources:

      1. Netflix (TV/Movies)
      2. Rdio (Music)
      3. ABC iView (TV)
      4. BBC iPlayer (TV)
      5. Audible  (Audiobooks)

      iOS Applications:

      1. Downcast
      2. Mailbox
      3. Rdio
      4. Alien Blue
      5. Agenda

      OS X Utilities:

      1. Cobook
      2. f.lux
      3. iStat Menu

      Online Services:

      1. Gmail
      2. Dropbox
      3. Rdio
      4. Square Space

      Hardware:

      1. Macbook Air
      2. iPhone 5
      3. Canon 5D

       


      Simpsons Characters

      1. Troy McClure
      2. Chief Wiggum
      3. Marge  
      4. Hank Scorpio
      5. Principal Skinner (aka Armin Tamzarian)

      Simpsons Episodes:

      1.  You Only Move Twice. Episode 2, Season 8. 1996 - wikipedia
      2. A Fish Called Selma. Episode 19, Season 7. 1996 - wikipedia 
      3. Marge vs the monorail . Episode 12, Season 4. 1993. - wikipedia
      4.  Homer vs the 18th Amendment. Episode 18, Season 8. 1997 - wikipedia
      5. Mom and Por Art . Episode 19, Season 10. 1999 - wikipedia

      Standup Comics

      1. Jimmy Carr
      2. Wil Anderson
      3. George Mulaney
      4. Louis CK
      5. George Carlin

       

      SNL Cast Members

      1. Will Ferrel
      2. Taran Killan
      3.