Monthly Archives: October 2013

ANTAGONIST (NZ) w/ Headcheck & Your World In Ruins @ BANG! October 2013

Tonight was one of those nights of running into unexpected friends as well as my favourite regulars. I’ve now ran into my new French-Canadian friend Florian three times now and this time I made more of an effort to actually … Continue reading

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MIKEY’S THOUGHTS #30

Is calling our friends terms like man, dude, bro, brother, buddy and cunt born from social pressure, conformity to trends or is it just a natural adaption that we pick up over time? To be honest, I’ve never really subscribed … Continue reading

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION w/ Chelsea Grin, Stick to your Guns and In Hearts Wake @ Palace Theatre, October 2013

My last ever Chemistry lecture began with our co-ordinator Chris trying to lure us in for more, talking about 2nd and 3rd year units. The fact is that my mind was already made up and even passing these first year … Continue reading

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BREAKING TRADITION’S LAST GIG EVER! @ Ferntree Gully Hotel, October 2013

I’ve always found it difficult dealing with random acts of kindness because I would find myself overanalysing them and trying to justify if I am indeed truly deserving of such acts. But the fact is that I truly do care … Continue reading

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POEM: When Anxiety Strikes

When anxiety strikes… The feeling is overwhelming Strangers surround me with their piercing gazes Cutting through me like painful lasers Burying my feelings behind a fake smile Trying hard to overcome the self-consciousness inside To increase my levels of relaxation … Continue reading

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UNCHARTED WATERS – Many Fathoms Below EP Review

So when I first saw this band play at Narre Warren Learning Centre a few months back, a whole group of young supporters and a couple of my friends were “encouraging” me to say their name at the door. As … Continue reading

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MIKEY’S THOUGHTS #29

Silent treatment…the ultimate stalemate between a friendship. It often occurs without warning or notice and sadly there’s only so much you can do to literally break the silence. It’s difficult to tell whether the underlying issues lie. My reaching out … Continue reading

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OCEANO (USA) w/ Feed Her to the Sharks, Aversions Crown & Ire @ BANG!, October 2013

fulfillment   Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character. The achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted: “winning the championship was the fulfillment of a childhood dream”   Taking Brett Powell’s birthday present out of … Continue reading

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA w/ Toehider & Caligula’s Horse @ The Corner Hotel, October 2013

altruism The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. Behavior of an animal that benefits another at its own expense. I’ve always seen myself as a person who is more comfortable with giving … Continue reading

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MIKEY’S THOUGHTS #28

Negativity is something that I find very difficult to deal with everyday. It is literally plastered before my eyes when I read Facebook nasty statuses, hear about tragic car accidents and murders on the news and see kids fresh out … Continue reading

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