Melbourne was great. Its been quite a while since I’ve been down and I’d kinda forgotten how much I like the place.

Rozie and I checked out the Andy Warhol Time Capsules exhibition at the NGV. We enjoyed it since Rozie and I are hoarders as well. Probably about 100 or so archive boxes worth of Andy Warhol’s stuff. Photos, letters, newspapers, clothes, shoes, book, records, whatever. Just stuff he’d collected over the years up until he died in 87. Some things didn’t interest me that much, be it was great seeing photos of old celebrites, record covers, letters from people asking for autographed photos or perhaps requesting Andy to put on a show at their gallery or perhaps submit some work.

We also down to the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Some damn fine visual experiments being projected around the screen room that have on the bottom floor the of the center. This guy here had this crazy three screen time slicing bizness. Awesome.

We of course did some shopping on Chapel and Greville. Dakota 501 had all 35 35th anniversary Adidas Superstars in the window of their shop. Photos coming soon of that. No. 35 from the collection and the case that goes with it is awesome!

Weather was nice, food was great with Saigon Rose for dinner (Vietnamese) and Borsch, Vodka and Tears (Polish I think) being great for an afternoon snack. Coffee wasn’t as good in Melbourne though as it is in Sydney. Go figure :-\

And since Rozie loves fish, we went to the aquarium was which fun as well. There was some people scuba diving in the main tank of the aquarium when we were there as well.

Picked up a couple of records from Rhythm and Soul, Collectors Corner and Greville Records. Mainly picked up stuff that I hadn’t got in the past:

  • Moodymann – The thief that stole my sad days / Ya blessin’ me
  • Moodymann – Don’t Be Misled!
  • Moodymann – Joy Pt. II
  • Basscheck 1980-2005 – compiled by Slope
  • Titonton Duvante – Voyeurism
  • Midnight Star – Midas Touch
  • Herbie Hancock – Headhunters
  • Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – All Their Greatest Hits

The Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes compilation features “The Love I Lost” which Theo Parrish edited to devastating effect on Ugly Edits Vol.2. An awesome 70’s soul/funk number if there ever was. Had to get a copy of Headhunters on vinyl just for the second part of “Chameleon”, which is probably my favourite Hancock song. All the Moodyman records were part of all the represses of the KDJ back catalogue which has been going on recently(ish). I’ve never really bought many KDJ records in the past, so it was great to catch on some missed moments.