Monday, November 30, 2009

Our changing stance on Lady Gaga

Slowly but surely, we here at A&F are changing our minds about Lady Gaga. We strongly recommend listening to/buying The Fame Monster her remastered CD, it is incredible.

We have long thought she was a total weirdo, despite being immensely talented. Yet we recently saw this interview with her on Ellen...

Sure she is wearing a latex dress and her eyes look like she fell into a river of glitter, but ultimately she comes off as a charming, sweet and surprisingly normal girl.

Then there is her performance of her new song Speechless....AMAZING!

That's all

Saturday, November 28, 2009

30 ROCK!


I (Alli) have a list of favourite TV shows, which has been set in stone for a long time....

  1. Seinfeld

  2. The Office (US &UK)

  3. Survivor

  4. Absolutely Fabulous

  5. Extras

  6. The Vicar of Dibley

  7. Arrested Development

  8. Entourage

  9. Coupling

However recently I have made 2 additions. The first being Glee (however not the subject of this post), the other 30 Rock!

This show is so hilarious, it's almost perfect! Tina Fey created, stars in, writes and produces it and I just think she is amazing. Fey is also responsible for the brilliance that is Mean Girls, but that too is for another post.

This is about 30 Rock. I could ramble on all day about it, but it's better if you just see for yourself. In my opinion Season 1, Episode 5 is the best so far, but below is a selection of awesome scenes to get you on board...

The amazing combo of Alec Baldwin and Will Arnett

The genius of Tina Fey

Alec Baldwin, who can now do no wrong in my eyes...

Dr Spaceman...

So please enjoy! Oh and btw JB Hi Fi have the first 3 seasons as a box set for about $ that's a good deal

So 30 Rock?



"Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
So loyal readers of our blog, will be aware of our feelings about Lady Gaga. To clarify we HATE the insane outfits and crazed, blood soaked performances BUT we love, love, LOVE the music.
There is no question she is one talented chick, who has a quality voice, plays the piano and writes her own songs. So what happens when you cross Lady Gaga with the force of nature that is Beyonce?
You get "Telephone". A totally AMAZING song we are obsessed with!!
Oh and for those of you who have mixed feelings about Beyonce, we suggest you watch the video below...the girl is a freaking ROCK STAR! This is one of the coolest things we've seen in a long time
So "Telephone"?

Sunday, November 15, 2009


"Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

So it's safe to say that CCR is one of the greatest bands of all time! So many classic songs, such a great sound. It's "Proud Mary" though, that we dedicate today's post to.

Here is the original...

This song has been covered countless times, perhaps most famously by Tina Turner...

Most recently the awesome show Glee did a version...


It is one of the catchiest songs ever and we here at A&F adore it, in all it's forms

So "Proud Mary"???


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reason # 89108 to love Ricky Gervais

Loyal readers of our site will know, that we truly love Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

So we eagerly await the Australian release of Ricky's new film The Invention of Lying.

Here is the link to the trailer...

WE CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to share with you this little gem. Anyone who owns Extras on DVD will have seen "Finding Leo". I truly can't watch this without crying with'll see why

Oh also just for fun, here is a clip of Ricky and Chris Martin. Now I used to think Chris, whilst being an incredible musician, was a bit of a douche. Then I saw him on Extras, dueting with Farhnsy and this little gem and I now think he is AWESOME...

So anything vaguely associated with Ricky Gervais????


Generalising to make your point???

DECISIOM: Totally satisfying

Thursday, November 12, 2009

There are times I wish I was going through a break up

Okay, maybe I did in the not-too-distant past. But it was not a time for tears, it was time for joyous dancing in the streets and a celebration of freedom.
I have absolutely no doubt any who knows of the relationship I had will agree.
However, had I been so inclined (I wasn’t) to wallow (I don’t) in sadness (none), I would have done so to this song:

The Last Day On Earth

Yes, it is one night before the A & F team attends the Kate Miller-Heidke concert, so I promise you this will be our last KMH post for a while. But we simply couldn’t go to the concert without recognising this beautiful song.

Granted, it’s not our usual type of song, which generally only gets a hearty A & F tick of approval if one or both of us has danced around our own houses to it whilst home alone.
You can’t REALLY dance to The Last Day On Earth, unless you’re doing some sort of crap interpretive modern dance (Grade 10 Drama Students every where, I’m looking at you).

Anyway, the point is this is song I can definitely imagine sitting in a corner of a room, listening to it, clutching a bottle of wine and sobbing.
I’ll leave you with that glorious image.

(But before I do, I also must note the fabulous dress she wears in the film clip. I fucking adore it. I think it's Alannah Hill, but correct me if I'm wrong).
The Last Day On Earth?

DECISION: AWESOME....but in a sad, flawsome kind of way.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Do I look like some kind of moron to you?

No, don’t answer that, I’ll only get offended.

So, I generally think a lot of the population is at least of a ‘functional’ level of intelligence, i.e, they know enough to get through the basics of their day.
Some people do not know much MORE than that, but that’s not the point I’m making today.

I don’t think I particularly LOOK like an idiot. Maybe this is where my theory all falls down, maybe that’s exactly how I look.
Regardless, I can’t help but get the impression a lot of people mistake my wide-eyed innocence (ha) for stupidity.
For example, the other day I was down at Bunning’s (and that, my friends, is a whole other post. I LOVE YOU BUNNINGS!), purchasing some paint.

So I order the paint, and the chap starts making it and then comes back to me and asks what I was painting, to which I replied “Oh, just a feature wall in the lounge room.”
“Oh. Do you have a paint roller?”.
Now, that in itself does not sound too bad. But it was the way he said it. Slowly. Loudly. The way you would speak to a kind of person that has a ‘pants before shoes’ sign in their room.
Well, No Mr, I don’t have no roller! What’s a roller? I was planning on standing on the carpet, pouring the paint over my head and then just rolling myself along the wall in an artistic fashion. This is how it is done, no?

And then, about two days after this I was getting some cold and flu drugs from the Chemist. This time, the female attendant was telling me I should have a maximum of four tablets from the two different kind of drugs I had.
“So, that’s TWO from this packet, and TWO from that packet….so four in total, not four from each…”
REALLY?! SERIOUSLY?! I really look like the kind of person that can’t do the maths a five-year-old could do?!
I’m surprised she didn’t talk me through the process of using the EFTPOS machine and how I needed to press the pretty red and green buttons.
Hell, I’m surprised she assumed I needed to trade “money” for “goods” to make a “purchase”.
Of course, that whole ‘being polite’ thing overtakes me once again, and instead of saying
“LADY – I’m not mentally retarded” I say something more like “Okay, great, thank you. Two from each.” This probably just serves to exacerbate the problem. DAMN YOU MANNERS!

This problem has been plaguing me my whole life. I remember at High School, despite finishing within, oh, I don’t know, the top 3.5% percent of the state, I still managed to take home the ‘Biggest Bimbo’ award.
Granted, it was a tie. And I still claim whoever was counting the votes had it in for me and clearly just confused me for another Kate.
I MAY have managed to trip down the stairs in front of the 300 or so other people at the formal whilst accepting the award – but I fail to see how this makes me a bimbo.

So what is it?
Is it my magpie-like attraction to shiny things?
Is it that vacant, lifeless expression my eyes have in photos when I'm not really smiling?
Is it my habit of speaking THEN thinking?
Is it the fact that I often forget my pants?
I don’t know. But I do know this:

If a person is standing in front of you, fully dressed, coherent and NOT drooling and NOT wearing a super-hero mask and cape when they’re 25, that’s probably a relatively good indication that they know they need a roller to paint the wall.

People generally assuming you’re a little bit retarded?


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009


I can't tell you how much I love this movie! It is AMAZING! It is hilarious!

I remember when it came out, I so wanted to be with all the tragic emo freaks out there, I'm singing a different tune.

The movie came out in 1994 and it holds up so well! It's one of those rare films where the sequel is far superior to the original (this was not the case with "Bring it on again"...not that I ever saw that...anyway).

Here a few fantastic clips...ENJOY!

The Thanksgiving play

The incredible Joan Cusack, one of the greatest monologues in movie history

The awesomeness that is Anjelica Huston

Last but not least Christina Ricci as Wednesday...just fabulous

If you haven't seen this movie for a long time, GET ON IT!

"Addams Family Values"????



So next Friday we are of to see our beloved KMH perform and we are very EXCITED!

This week A&F will feature some fabulous KMH songs, in the lead up to the big show...

Let's kick things off with Alli's favorite..."Words"