Gyroscope (4 November 2007)

On Sunday night, I went to see Gyroscope at Fowler’s Live with Tim. Calling All Cars and Horsell Common opened for them. Here’s some photos of Gyroscope, for anyone that’s interested.

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Most of the photos I took didn’t turn out very well. I didn’t use the flash because the photos with flash looked cruddy on the display of Tim’s camera. When I viewed them on my computer, they actually looked a lot clearer than the photos taken without flash. They were just really dark. I think it would’ve been better if I stood closer.

Here’s Gyroscope playing “Fast Girl”:

…and then “Beware Wolf”:

I wish I videoed a few of there older songs (they actually played quite a few!), I didn’t realise how good the sound was going to turn out though.

I was very impressed by them, they really put on a good show. Anyone who hasn’t heard their stuff yet, I definitely recommended their album Sound Shattering Sound, however their newer stuff is still great! Or, if you want to hear some of their stuff for free go here. I hope you like them! 🙂

Change is God.

I took Gala’s advice from Ensure Yourself A Lovely Week With The Help Of The Internet! and joined SARK’s e-letter. I received the first instalment today. Here’s a sneak peak:


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This is definitely one of the cutest, thought-provoking things I’ve stumbled across on the Internet lately. I just had to share. I’ll definitely be looking forward to more of SARK’s e-letters!

I got a job interview!

It’s true. I only applied for the job a couple of days ago as well. I really hope I get this, despite it only being a “Christmas casual” position – you never know, I might be given further employment. I hope so. I’m probably going to quit my current job if I get given this one, so it wouldn’t be too good if the hours just stopped coming after the busy period finishes.

I’m currently updating my resume (the application was an online one, so I just need to make sure it’s done by Thursday) and have found this, this and this very handy when it comes to the design of my CV and the content.

I don’t think there was anything particularly wrong with my current design, but I do like to swap it around every now and then. I want my resume to stand out from the rest! I remember a couple of years ago, an ex-friend borrowed my resume because she ‘forgot how to set them out’ and then when I saw the final product (after she had dropped it into countless stores around my area, might I add) it was the spitting image of mine!! Same font, same layout, everything. She’d just changed some of the information – she didn’t even re-word parts of it. I was so disappointed. I didn’t say anything to her though, I just spent hours re-doing mine. Ha. I like to change my resume more frequently these days just in case it’s somehow got into the hands of another copycat!

I need to dress to impress for this one! Did I mention that I really want this job? I’m thinking a button up shirt with a high-waisted skirt, opaque tights and low heels. I really need a hair cut as well, but I doubt that’s going to happen before Thursday so I’m going to have to pin it all back.

Eeee, wish me luck!

Subliminal Advertising

I didn’t watch the Aria’s, but I just flicked over to Media Watch on the ABC and was shocked to see that they were showing evidence of slightly subliminal advertising throughout the Aria’s. I definitely didn’t notice it until they showed the slowed-down replays. Channel 10 even went so far as to call it a ‘creative way of supporting our sponsors’ or something like that. Ha, the media is so sly – stuff like this is illegal, by the way. Here’s a video so you can see an example:

Not cool.

Too much sleep.

I spend way too much time sleeping. Sleep is always so much more appealing to me than going to uni, getting up early to clean my room or any other task I deem tedious (which sometimes is actually quite fun!).

I slept in today and am now about to go to uni three hours later than I originally planned. This isn’t good because I really need to edit my movie, and I still have no idea how to use Final Cut Pro. Hopefully there are some good free tutorials on the Internet!

If I get out of bed tomorrow, I’m going to spend all day at uni and, hopefully, complete this assignment. Gah.

I joined MyBlogLog. I haven’t gone pro, I don’t really know what difference it will make if I continue using the free version. I don’t even really understand that site yet but I do know that if you have an account you can join the Love, Kara community. You should do this! 🙂

I should go to uni. Sigh. I’m going….

So much for frequent updates!

Sorry everyone! I’ve had a really full-on week/weekend. This is mainly because of uni. Thursday through to Saturday consisted of me being involved in shooting movies for myself and my group members for our final assignment in Digital Media Concepts. On Thursday I shot my movie, on Friday I was assistant director for Levi’s and on Saturday I did the sound for Michelle’s. I’m so glad I’m not a Film and Television major because I really don’t enjoy this aspect of media arts. I just don’t think in a way that produces decent film and I tend to rush my way through things. I now have to edit the movie by Friday. I’m not very good with Macs (having no experience at all with them before this year) and I have to do it in Final Cut Pro so I’m going to have some very late nights at uni later this week.

Saturday night was a friend from work’s 21st. It was cocktail attire, so I was looking forward to wearing the new dress I bought. Unfortunately, I was so tired from all the filming that I didn’t end up having that great a night. The birthday girl did, so that’s all that matters. Here’s Tim and I before we left:

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You can see the tiredness on my face! I wasn’t in a very good mood, haha. We went home relatively early and then I was unwell that night and all Sunday. I didn’t even drink! Not much fun.

I’ve been very slack with everything lately. I need to get back into the swing of life in general! I made a vlog (video blog, whatever you want to call it!) today, because I haven’t for a while.

This blog entry has been very ‘all over the place’ so I think I’ll finish it here. I just felt like I should update, because I haven’t for a few days. Leave comments and I’ll get back to you! 🙂

Love Kara xox

Reinvention

I’ve come to a point in my life where I’m realising I’m becoming increasingly unhappy with different things. Mainly the state of my room, my money situation, my lack of organisation and university.

My room is a work in progress. It actually looks like a bomb has hit it at the moment. I am planning on re-painting my room and also getting new furniture. I’ve been unhappy with how tacky my room has looked for a while now. My walls were plastered with posters, I don’t have enough storage space and I just have crap everywhere, pretty much. I need a good week or two off to sort through everything in my room, pull out all my furniture, paint my walls and install new furniture. The problem is, I don’t think this is going to happen for at least another month or two. I guess I just need to put aside some time, even if it’s only half an hour a day, to sort out a different draw or at least do SOMETHING. I also need to measure up my room (and my bed – the only piece of furniture I plan to keep) so I can pick out which furniture from IKEA (I’ve got a large list of things I like, I need to narrow it down) I want to buy. I also need to decide on a wall colour. I’m thinking just plain white walls, with black around the cornices so my room looks larger and neater. Then I can have paintings or photos hanging from my walls also. I can picture what I want in my head, but it’s tough to sort it all out. Anyway, I’m pretty sure my room is playing a large part in what’s making me unhappy right now. I want somewhere attractive to spend my time whether I be studying or unwinding. At the moment my room just makes me feel disgusting.

Secondly, I’m having trouble sorting out my funds. I’m always wanting more money, but I’m just not getting the hours I need at work. I’m reluctant to look for another job because (despite the huge rant here) I don’t mind working there, the work isn’t hard, my hours are fairly flexible (it’s pretty easy to take time off which is good because I go to lots of concerts and enjoy travelling sometimes too) and the pay is fairly high for retail and I’m afraid if I go elsewhere, it won’t meet my standards! The job isn’t really the problem though, it’s my ability to stick to a budget. I always manage to pay my bills (phone, gym and laptop repayments) but the amount of money I can spend is very inconsistent – some weeks I will splurge on something nice for myself, other weeks I won’t even be able to afford to buy a bottle of water. I also don’t have any savings. At all. I really need to sit down, set up a budget and STICK to it. If anyone has any suggestions or links to helpful resources, this would be very much appreciated!

My frustration with my lack of organisation and uni kind of go hand in hand. At the beginning of this semester I came down with some sort of sickness and was in bed for three weeks (not to mention being sick for about three months prior to that and then taking a month or two to recover from the sickness). Since then, I have had no motivation to do much at all. I’ve been skipping uni a lot, I dropped two courses (which I am taking over Summer) and I still don’t manage to get my work done until the very last minute. For some reason, I’m thinking that becoming more organised in other areas of my life – such as redoing my room and sorting out my money – will make me happier with uni too. I’m looking forward to next year really, starting all new subjects and pretty much starting afresh.

I feel like I have too many things to focus on and that my life is one big to-do list but nothing really ever gets done. It’s frustrating and upsetting but I just can’t seem to get started on doing the things I outlined above. I know what I need to do, but I can’t get into it because either I’m always too busy, or I just lack the energy and enthusiasm to start. So, I’m asking readers to comment me with inspirational words, links, whatever that may help me with my troubles!

I think I need a holiday from reality! … and then to come back and completely reinvent my life. Sigh.

Love Kara xox