I lead such an utterly boring life, that I've decided to make fabulous trashy desktop calander wallpapers for the 3 people who check out this blog on random occasions.
I'm up to April so far, and will continually upload the rest of them over the next couple of days.
So far we have:
January - Delta Goodrem
February - Dannii Minogue
March - Collete
April - Girlfriend
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CLICK HERE FOR FEBRUARY WALLPAPER
CLICK HERE FOR MARCH WALLPAPER
CLICK HERE FOR APRIL WALLPAPER
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I lead such an utterly boring life, that I've decided to make fabulous trashy desktop calander wallpapers for the 3 people who check out this blog on random occasions.
Last night (well yesterday if you're Australian), Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" for his portrayal of the Joker in the Batman film 'The Dark Knight'
The award was accepted on behalf of Heath, by Chris Nolan, the director of 'The Dark Knight', which ended speculation over just who would accept the award.
You can view the speech below:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Quite possibly the most memorable AFL halftime entertainment performance ever. This took place at the 1991 Grand Final out at Waverley Park, as the MCG was undergoing redevelopment. I really don't know where to begin, I think you just need to watch the video and see for yourself. Angry and Rob DeCastella sitting in the batmobile and wishing the Olympians good luck at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and good luck to Sydney in their bid for the 2000 Olympics.
It's after the speech has finished that the fun begins. The music starts,Angry takes the mic and screams out "MELBOURNE! LETS SHOW THE WORLD WHAT WE'RE MADE OF!... bound for glory!" If it's not the lack of singing ability by Angry it's the stunned and bewildered look on everyones faces at the performance. It's nice to see Rob DeCastella making an effort to rock out to Angry though. Shame the same can't be said for all the other athletes in their cars, people are either pissing themselves laughing, or looking like they'd rather be elsewhere. At least the Hawthorn and West Coast Eagles bogans rocked out to Angry like there was no tomorrow. "on this Saturday... we're... bound... for glory!"
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Hewitts have graced the front cover of the latest issue of 'OK' Magazine here in Australia, showing off the latest addition to the family. Baby Cruz. I couldn't give a shit about Cruz to be honest, it's all about Mia. How utterly adorable does she look?
Anyway, they speak candidly about Bec's pregnancy and labour, their hopes and aspirations for Cruz (they want him to play AFL) and that Christina Aguilera was the inspiration between Cruz's name, NOT Posh and Becks.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The ever reliable Herald Sun has compiled a list of new trashy TV shows to look forward to in 2009, complete with some golden oldies that will be returning this year. Shows set to return will include Australian Idol, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and Sea Patrol among others. Freeview also kicks off this year with 15new digital TV channels, one of which will also be ch:10's 24hour sport channel. Bring on 2009 and trash TV galore!
Packed To The Rafters series 2, Seven Network
All cast members have signed up again including veterans Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thompson and Michael Caton. The series follows a married couple, Gibney and Thompson, who find themselves entwined in the lives of their three adult children.
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Nine Network
One of the most anticipated shows of the year. The second season is a prequel to the first hit series which told the stories of Melbourne's infamous gangland wars. The new series will follow the booming illegal heroin and marijuana trade of the 1970s and 1980s in Sydney and Melbourne.
It'll be based around the lives of two infamous drug lords, including Aussie Bob Trimbole, a marijuana and heroin dealer, played by Roy Billing. Trimbole was one of the country's most notorious gangsters and is believed to have organised the murder of Liberal politician and anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay in Griffith in 1977.
The other main character, to be played by Matthew Newton, will be Terry "Mr Asia" Clark, the head of a New Zealand drug syndicate, who was responsible for many deaths.
Masterchef Australia, Network Ten
Ten has high hopes for this reality TV series which will replace the long running axed Big Brother from May. Based on a British format, it will see amateur cooks compete to be crowned the country's 'masterchef'. The program will air six nights a week.
10 Years Younger in 10 Days, Seven Network
Hosted by Sonia Kruger, this show will aim to transform the appearance of couples. It'll look to update their grooming, fashion and beauty habits.
Project NEXT, ABC
Produced by respected talk show host Andrew Denton, the 10-part series will try to find the next bunch of original thinkers, movers, mischief makers and cage-rattlers. The program will then get them together to create an irreverent program about "serious things".
Australia's Hidden Genius, Network Ten
The program will give smart Australians the chance to turn around their lives.
Australian Ladette To Lady, Nine Network
The Australian version of this British makeover show will see a bunch of rough young Aussie women put through their paces at the UK's finest finishing school Eggleston Hall. The British version has been a ratings winner for Nine.
Recruits, Network Ten
This program will go behind the scenes as young men and women train to become cops at the NSW Police College in Goulburn. Ten has gained rare access into the college for this show to document the recruits' travels. It'll also follow fresh graduates on their first days on the beat.
Bondi Vet, Network Ten
Going behind the scenes of celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown's practice in Australia's famous beachside suburb of Bondi. It'll show him saving animals and blend in human interest stories.
Guerrilla Gardeners, Network Ten
Six young upbeat gardeners "with attitude'' will make over barren and concrete-filled spaces in Australian cities. Being touted as more entertaining than your average gardening show.
Undercover Boss, Network Ten
Bosses will go undercover working at the bottom levels of their companies. It will see them cleaning toilets, waiting and doing late shifts. During their undercover time they will seek to find a hard worker, a hidden talent.
Triple Zero Heroes, Seven Network
It will use original 000 emergency calls along with reconstructions and interviews to retell stories.
Local Heroes, Nine Network
This show will reunite and tell the stories of heroic Australians and the survivors they rescued.
Random Acts of Kindness, Nine Network
Karl Stefanovic, Scott Cam and Simmone Jade Mackinnon will host this feel-good show which will try to make dreams come true for "deserving'' Australians.
Missing Pieces, Nine Network
In much the same vein as rival Seven's Find My Family. this show will feature a team of experts tracking down missing family members.
Talkin' 'bout my Generation, Network Ten
This half-hour comedy panel show will pit generation against generation as they talk about a range of issues.
The Chaser's War On Everything, ABC
After a year off the screens, the Chaser boys - Andrew Hansen, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor - will return for more laughs.
They'll have a new prime minister to poke fun at this time in the form of Kevin Rudd. Last time the boys were on the screens they created a storm for getting past security checks in a fake motorcade during APEC in Sydney.
Thank God You're Here, Seven Network
The comedy improvisation show is leaving Network Ten to air on its new home at Channel Seven. Shane Bourne will remain as host of the show, which features celebrities walking into an unknown situation and having to improvise. Seven has said they'll tweak the show, but no word yet on what that will entail.
John Safran's Race Relations, ABC
Controversial comedian Safran returns to the ABC for his globe trotting adventure. The eight part series will see Safran addressing controversial topics in his no-holds barred approach.
Toasted & Roasted, Nine Network
Australian celebrities toasting and roasting some big Australian names.
When I Grow Up, Nine Network
Hosted by Bert Newtown, the show will feature kids having fun.
Sunday Night, Seven Network
Seven's new current affairs program will go head to head with the popular 60 Minutes on Nine. Rumoured to be hosted by Natalie Barr. Reporters are yet to be announced.
1 ONLY BY THE NIGHT Kings Of Leon
2 FUNHOUSE P!nk
3 BLACK ICE AC/DC
4 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
5 APOCALYPSO The Presets
6 MAMMA MIA! Soundtrack
7 EXCLUSIVE Chris Brown
8 DEATH MAGNETIC Metallica
9 GOOD GIRL GONE BAD Rihanna
10 WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS. Jason Mraz
11 SLEEP THROUGH THE STATIC Jack Johnson
12 THE FAME Lady GaGa
13 LESSONS TO BE LEARNED Gabriella Cilmi
14 SPIRIT Leona Lewis
15 DARK HORSE Nickelback
16 ORACULAR SPECTACULAR MGMT
17 HOOK ME UP The Veronicas
18 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR Soundtrack
19 BREAKOUT Miley Cyrus
20 WALTZING MATILDA Andre Rieu & Mirusia
21 GURRUMUL Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunuping
22 UNESSENTIAL LISTENING Hamish & Andy
23 THE PROMISE Il Divo
24 BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse
25 CIRCUS Britney Spears
26 SUMMER AT EUREKA Pete Murray
27 EXILE ON MAINSTREAM Matchbox Twenty
28 CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE Michael Buble
29 AND WINTER CAME... Enya
30 ONE OF THE BOYS Katy Perry
31 RATTLIN' BONES Kasey Chambers & Shane N
32 HAND BUILT BY ROBOTS Newton Faulkner
33 DAY & AGE The Killers
34 TIMBALAND PRESENTS: SHOCK VALUE Timbaland
35 CHINESE DEMOCRACY Guns N' Roses
36 I'M NOT DEAD P!nk
37 THRILLER Michael Jackson
38 ROCKFERRY Duffy
39 ABBA GOLD ABBA
40 INDESTRUCTIBLE Disturbed
41 CATCH THE WIND: SONGS OF A GENERATION Damien Leith
42 A SYMPHONY OF HITS Human Nature
43 AS I AM Alicia Keys
44 WATERSHED k.d. lang
45 WHITE NOISE The Living End
46 BECAUSE OF THE TIMES Kings Of Leon
47 HARD CANDY Madonna
48 STEP UP 2: THE STREETS Soundtrack
49 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Soundtrack
50 I AM... SASHA FIERCE Beyonce
51 GOOD LOVIN' David Campbell
52 ALL HOPE IS GONE Slipknot
53 DOLL DOMINATION The Pussycat Dolls
54 TWILIGHT Soundtrack
55 ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE Foo Fighters
56 ROCK N ROLL JESUS Kid Rock
57 THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES Andre Rieu
58 THE PRIESTS The Priests
59 JORDIN SPARKS Jordin Sparks
60 A BOOK LIKE THIS Angus & Julia Stone
61 LIFE IN CARTOON MOTION Mika
62 HERE I STAND Usher
63 SAFE TRIP HOME Dido
64 THE DUTCHESS Fergie
65 FUTURE SEX/LOVE SOUNDS Justin Timberlake
66 MAIL ON SUNDAY Flo Rida
67 ULTIMATE SANTANA Santana
68 JUNO Soundtrack
69 SOMEWHERE IN THE REAL WORLD Vanessa Amorosi
70 A HUNDRED MILLION SUNS Snow Patrol
71 IT WON'T BE SOON BEFORE LONG Maroon 5
72 DELTA Delta Goodrem
73 GRAND NATIONAL The John Butler Trio
74 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT Linkin Park
75 DREAMING OUT LOUD OneRepublic
76 WE STARTED NOTHING The Ting Tings
77 COCO Colbie Caillat
78 IT'S TIME Michael Buble
79 SONGS OF LOVE & LOSS II Tina Arena
80 RISE AND FALL... RAGE AND GRACE The Offspring
81 AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK Kings Of Leon
82 FOLIE A DEUX Fall Out Boy
83 BLACKOUT Britney Spears
84 TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU: BEST OF THE WHITLAMS The Whitlams
85 IN RAINBOWS Radiohead
86 ALIVE 2007 Daft Punk
87 HANNAH MONTANA 2 / MEET MILEY CYRUS Miley Cyrus
88 WALKING ON A DREAM Empire Of The Sun
89 2 Sneaky Sound System
90 BREED OBSESSION Gyroscope
91 PAPER TRAIL T.I.
92 THIS IS OUR GOD Hillsong
93 LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN Eagles
94 CHRISTMAS DUETS Elvis Presley
95 KEEPS GETTIN' BETTER: A DECADE OF HITS Christina Aguilera
96 BEEN WAITING Jessica Mauboy
97 HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCER Miley Cyrus
98 SOUL Seal
99 LIVE IN AUSTRALIA Andre Rieu
100 SONGS FROM THE SOUTH VOLUME 1 & 2 Paul Kelly
Compiled between January 7th 2008 to 29th December 2008
1 LOW Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
2 SO WHAT P!nk
3 SWEET ABOUT ME Gabriella Cilmi
4 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis
5 SEX ON FIRE Kings Of Leon
6 I KISSED A GIRL Katy Perry
7 JUST DANCE Lady GaGa Feat. Colby O'Donis
8 NO AIR Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
9 I'M YOURS Jason Mraz
10 ALL SUMMER LONG Kid Rock
11 SHAKE IT Metro Station
12 DON'T STOP THE MUSIC Rihanna
13 WHEN I GROW UP The Pussycat Dolls
14 POKER FACE Lady GaGa
15 4 MINUTES Madonna & Justin
16 HOT N COLD Katy Perry
17 DREAM CATCH ME Newton Faulkner
18 PICTURES OF YOU The Last Goodnight
19 BLACK AND GOLD Sam Sparro
20 FOREVER Chris Brown
21 UNTOUCHED The Veronicas
22 DISTURBIA Rihanna
23 CRANK THAT Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
24 BUBBLY Colbie Caillat
25 TAKE A BOW Rihanna
26 SEE YOU AGAIN Miley Cyrus
27 AMERICAN BOY Estelle Feat. Kanye West
28 CLOSER Ne-Yo
29 RUNNING BACK Jessica Mauboy Feat. Flo Rida
30 USE SOMEBODY Kings Of Leon
31 WITH YOU Chris Brown
32 APOLOGIZE Timbaland Feat. OneRepublic
33 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay
34 ELECTRIC FEEL MGMT
35 PERFECT Vanessa Amorosi
36 TATTOO Jordin Sparks
37 LOVE SONG Sara Bareilles
38 PIECE OF ME Britney Spears
39 WORK Kelly Rowland
40 WOMANIZER Britney Spears
41 MY PEOPLE The Presets
42 DON'T HOLD BACK The Potbelleez
43 YOU Wes Carr
44 IF I WERE A BOY Beyonce
45 LIVE YOUR LIFE T.I. Feat. Rihanna
46 THIS HEART ATTACK Faker
47 NO ONE Alicia Keys
48 THAT'S NOT MY NAME The Ting Tings
49 KISS KISS Chris Brown Feat. T-Pain
50 7 THINGS Miley Cyrus
51 LOVE IN THIS CLUB Usher Feat. Young Jeezy
52 WHITE NOISE The Living End
53 TAKE ME ON THE FLOOR The Veronicas
54 SOBER P!nk
55 BETTER IN TIME Leona Lewis
56 LIKE ONLY A WOMAN CAN Brian McFadden
57 CRY FOR YOU September
58 PARALYZER Finger Eleven
59 STOP AND STARE OneRepublic
60 THIS LOVE The Veronicas
61 I HATE THIS PART The Pussycat Dolls
62 ELEVATOR Flo Rida Feat. Timbaland
63 WHATEVER YOU LIKE T.I.
64 WALKING ON A DREAM Empire Of The Sun
65 WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' 2008 Michael Jackson With Akon
66 DANCE WIV ME Dizzee Rascal Featuring Calvin Harris And Chrome
67 THIS BOY'S IN LOVE The Presets
68 VIOLET HILL Coldplay
69 IF I NEVER SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN Maroon 5 Feat. Rihanna
70 I DON'T DO SURPRISES Axle Whitehead
71 I NEVER LIKED YOU Rogue Traders
72 MERCY Duffy
73 ALIVE Natalie Bassingthwaighte
74 SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) Beyonce
75 WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU Maroon 5
76 NAUGHTY GIRL Mr G
77 ARE YOU WITH ME The Potbelleez
78 ONE STEP AT A TIME Jordin Sparks
79 INTO THE NIGHT Santana Feat. Chad Kroeger
80 TALK LIKE THAT The Presets
81 GET SHAKY The Ian Carey Project
82 I DON'T CARE Fall Out Boy
83 THE WAY I ARE Timbaland Feat. Keri Hilson
84 IN THE AYER Flo Rida Feat. Will.I.Am
85 HOW FAR WE'VE COME Matchbox Twenty
86 BIG GIRL (YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL) Mika
87 KANSAS CITY Sneaky Sound System
88 SHADOW OF THE DAY Linkin Park
89 FALL FOR YOU Secondhand Serenade
90 LET IT ROCK Kevin Rudolf Feat. Lil Wayne
91 LOVE LOCKDOWN Kanye West
92 PARTY PEOPLE Nelly Feat. Fergie
93 WHEN I'M GONE Simple Plan
94 BEAT IT Fall Out Boy Feat. John Mayer
95 GOTTA BE SOMEBODY Nickelback
96 CIRCUS Britney Spears
97 HAPPY ENDING Mika
98 KIDS MGMT
99 CLUMSY Fergie
100 IT'S NOT MY TIME 3 Doors Down
Friday, January 2, 2009
1. Tamara Jaber: Ooh Aah
THERE'S so much wrong with this record. Firstly the lyrics: Jaber, who was discovered in Popstars flop stars Scandal'us actually sings ‘‘Ooh aah, I lost my bra, I left it in my boyfriend's car'' and ‘‘Boys are rotten made outta cotton, girls are sexy made outta Pepsi''. Inspiring stuff. Then there was the nepotism factor. Jaber's song and big-budget video were paid for by boyfriend (now husband) Kyle Sandilands, who released it on his King Kyle record label. Why? Because no one else wanted it. Her album is still to surface and the only person who played this song on radio was - surprise surprise - Sandilands. Conspiracy theory: either someone's removed this song from YouTube or no one could be bothered putting it up.
2. Jacko: I'm an Individual
MELBOURNE'S singing footballer Russell Robertson sounds like Frank Sinatra compared to Jacko, who didn't let let a total inability to sing burden him. This 1985 hit is surely the only time the phrase ‘‘inda-bloody-vidual'' has been heard in a recording studio. Impressively the follow up, Me Brain Hurts, is even worse. To think that his manager at the time, Terry Blamey, would go on to steer the career of Kylie Minogue.
3. Warwick Capper: I Only Take What's Mine
BLAME Jacko. A jealous Capper hit the studio after seeing I'm an Individual become a novelty hit. Capper busted out the tight shorts for the video but even they didn't help him hit the high notes in this diabolical song. Or any notes for that matter.
THIS novelty hit stinks in so many ways. The kind of record polluting second hand stores across the land.
HE was the ‘punk' of Australian Idol who ditched his band for the TV show. It wasn't a good year for Idol - this was the season that inflicted Kate DeAraugo on us. Harding came third but somehow made No.1 with this teen-punk-by-numbers turkey that rhymed ‘‘tsunami' with ‘‘army''. He now resides in the where are they now? file. Along with DeAraugo.
8. Bruce Samazan: One of a Kind
FOR a few minutes everyone on TV show E Street tried putting a record out. This ended it all. His rap makes Britney's ex Kevin Federline sound like Jay-Z.
9. Stefan Dennis: Don't It Make You Feel Good
EVERYONE else from Neighbours was releasing records, so Stefan Dennis tried it too. Bouncer would have done a better job.
SKYHOOKS wrote some amazing singles. This isn't one of them. Their comeback was brief after this and the equally terrible Happy Hippy Hut. Not the way the band, or Shirley Strachan, should be remembered.
PUB rock novelty hit that was really all about the title. The follow up was Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose.
12. The Whitlams: Chunky Chunky Air Guitar
SOMETIMES you can judge a book by the cover; this was left off the band's recent best of compilation so as to not contravene the Trade Practices Act.
DEBATE rages over whether this - one of the most successful Australian songs ever - is pop genius or insanely annoying. Try listening to it ten times over.
14. Rus Le Roq: I Want To Be Like Marlon Brando
RUSSELL Crowe under an early alias; he'd later commit musical crimes as part of Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts.
Top 10 stinky covers: they didn't write them, but they ruined them:
Collette: Ring My Bell
Craig McLachlan & Check 1,2: Mona
Teen Queens: Be My Baby
The Chantoozies: Witch Queen
Madison Avenue: Reminiscing
Freaked Out Flower Children: Spill the Wine
Jason Donovan: Sealed With a Kiss
Rolf Harris: Hand in My Pocket
Shannon Noll: C'mon Aussie C'mon
Ernie Sigley & Denise Drysdale: Hey Paula
Thursday, January 1, 2009
01. Vanessa Amorosi - Perfect 'Ness Ness' made a spectacular comeback early this year with a rockesque type ballad in 'Perfect'. The song was flogged on radio, which just prompted me to turn the radio up louder and sing along in the car. Also was lucky enough to see Vanessa live earlier in the year and she brought the house down.
02. Dannii Minogue - Touch Me Like That Poor Dannii, the girl just can't win. I don't know what's wrong with Australians and their lack in support for 'Superior Minogue'. People should've just bought the single for the sole purpose of knowing that Dannii and lipstick lesbians writher around in latex! Jokes aside, the song is a killer dance track and Dannii deserves more recognition!
03. Axle Whitehead - I Don't Do Suprises I'm kind of suprised I have Axle so high up, but just listening to the song is WOW, I'm so glad he whipped his cock out at the ARIA's a few years ago so he could return to music. I wasn't his biggest fan on Idol... sure he was ok, but I wanted Shannon to win oh so desperatly. Anyway, I recommend people check out this underated gem.
04. Jessica Maoboy featuring Flo Rida - Runnin Back Does anyone even actually know how "Baby Jess" managed to score a rent-a-rapper from America on her single? Either way, the result was orgasmic and 'Baby Jess' has come along way since being runner-up on Idol a few years back.
05. Delta Goodrem - Edge of Seventeen OK OK OK I know this wasn't a single and technically was the I-tunes Bside to 'I Can't Break It To My Heart' but I still love it anyway. A cover of the Stevie Nicks track, intertwined into a medley of Delta tracks, including 'Believe Again', 'Innocent Eyes' and 'I Don't Care'
06. Kylie Minogue - The One X was a pretty crap album overall and stuff, but I think that 'The One' was by far the best single that Kylie released off a shithouse album. It's a shame, because live the tracks from X translate really well.
07. Sneaky Sound System - Kansas City It's no match for 'UFO', but the song still goes off. Make sure you check out the video in which the fabulous Miss Connie features as a puppet version of Dorothy from 'The Wizard of OZ'
08. Melissa Tkautz - I Want Your Love This is just pure trashy fun at it's best, shame the video was utter shithouse.
09. Rogue Traders - What You're On I'm still asking myself what Nat Bass is on now that she's buggered off and left the Rogue Traders... she'll be back within a few years after her solo career flops in spectacular style.
10. The Veronicas - Take Me On The Floor The Veronicas can do no wrong and the only reason why I went for this over 'Untouched' is for the fact that the song featured in ch:7's adverts promoting the latest season of 'Dancing With The Stars'. There's something spectacular about watching Toni Pearen strutting herself down a corridor somewhere within the ch:7 buildings to The Veronicas
To all you fabulous people, Happy New Year! Sorry I haven't blogged in forever, I've just been utterly busy and shit- you know the deal, least now it's the new year and I'm going to make sure I find the time to blog more.
Hope your 2009 is as filled with as much trashtastic goodness as I'm hoping mine will be!
Posted by Trashtastic Aussie at 10:48 AM