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6 monthly post [May. 26th, 2011|08:56 pm]
Matt Hell
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Zeke]

I got a new tv in January and I've been watching it a lot. Lots and lots and lots really. Tonight I could drag my ass out to Sando to watch a gig but I could not be bothered at this stage. I could drive my car Barrie Unsworth and not drink but thats sounds shit when I've been enjoying longnecks on ze couch.

Didn't quit smoking nor did I plan to. Replaced rum with beer for the most part and now I need to buy a new Platinum Brunette dress because my gut went from the front to the sides. Oh yeah Platinum Brunette got played on tv a bunch of times and I didnt bother watching, I know what we sound like haha. We have three songs on the soundtrack for the new Guy Pierce movie so I guess I can retire off the royalties anytime soon. Go check out the 'what doesn't kill you makes you prettier' clip on youtube.

Ah yes work. I've become pretty damn good at guitar repairs and setups, which is handy since its my living. I redo stuff that luthiers have done, guys that have been doing it as long as i've been alive. And I've outlived Jesus so i think that justifies acting like a God all these years. I want to buy a shop/residence and repair and setup guitars for myself. And test them at amazing volume.

Well I'm bored of this and nobody will read it so if you wanna catch up Im at shot with desire on Friday at Notes and From Blueprints To Dust are playing the Town and Country St Peters on Saturday. Last show before the place is sold and most probably my last show with the band. I wanna do something more aggressive and some more trashy instead.
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(no subject) [Jun. 20th, 2010|09:02 pm]
Matt Hell
[music |zeke - fuck all night]

thursday night i went to a mate's place to try some test meals as he is opening a restaurant. loved the food and the idea that's its going to a cheap place to eat, drink and hang out on enmore road. perhaps i should finally move back to newtown?

saturday was a pretty funny night if you like acoustic sets from a tranny cock rock band. the drummer from platinum brunette was sick so acoustic was the way to go. playing those solos on an acoustic is HARD. not the speed so much but the lack of sustain without all that cheese metal distortion. was fun though and i think i will get back into the acoustic stuff.

getting THAT drunk was an accident and my apologies to anyone i was rude to, im starting to remember things and being reminded of things...
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music rant... [Mar. 10th, 2010|07:59 am]
Matt Hell
[music |DRI]

this thursday platinum brunette play the newly reopened harp hotel in tempe. nobody will go. then it will close again and everyone will mourn its loss on a facebook group. i will wish them burnt alive with a potato in their pocket.

this friday night platinum brunette play the sando with dollsquad from melbourne launching their album. its way too expensive cos they think they are rockstars just cos they sold out their album launch in melbourne they think they are worth $15+BF or $22 on the door. if you want on the 'industry list' then let me know.

the drum media seem out to get us, they have never once printed a pic of the current lineup. its always another band or an old lineup. this week they only printed something about one of our shows whilst the half page ad for the other was on the same double page spread.

so after these shows we are not playing sydney for a long time, we're just going to tour and come back to sydney to live and never play.
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2009|08:09 am]
Matt Hell
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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2009|07:53 am]
Matt Hell
[music |Converge - Jane Doe]

alrighty i am fucking broke thanks mainly to work fucking me around with my pay. each week it goes down, each week i dunno if im getting paid weekly or fortnightly and its fuck all the start with. today im going to print out my online bank statements and circle where my 'salary' deviates constantly in lieu of payslips and start asking the owners some questions.

im selling music gear to eat, im not listing it but if there is something of mine you have ever been interested in put your hand up. if you want to buy my pink gretsch you are outta luck unless you are the person who painted it. cheap acoustics if anyone wants one. black les pauls are not for sale. grab a fender telecaster, strat or precision bass, i never play them live.

in general if you send me an sms and i dont reply dont send me an angry message in the middle of the night abusing me for taking a 'stand against you' like someone did last night whilst i was asleep, i have no credit and have no money to buy any. i will however use the stored anger of forcibly quitting smoking, drinking, eating and working in retail to punch you in the face repeatedly and finish you off with a housebrick.
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2009|08:16 am]
Matt Hell
how often do you find yourself hunting around for stockings for a gig. when you have a penis?

see some of you tonight at the sando!
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live music rant [Oct. 19th, 2009|07:51 am]
Matt Hell
[music |beasts of bourbon - the low road]

ok so the hoey and the harp have closed their doors and the annandale is in trouble. and all of you are whining about the great injustice it is to the upcoming bands of tomorrow and all that shit. i've played all those venues over the years and frequented them all seeing local, national and international bands. i missed wolfmothers's first show (at the vic on the park on a thursday night, not a hoey monday as the story goes) because i was rehearsing but watched the next 20 or 30 shows on weeknights around the hoey, candys, 77 etc. i saw little birdy's first sydney show up at the hoey on a wednesday night.

anyway the point is that im still regularly attending and playing shows and all the cunts who are whinging about venues closing are not at gigs. get off your fucking facebook group and go to some fucking gigs you fucking wankers.

if you are offended by this then go fuck yourself, get your finger out of your ass and put your money where your mouth is.

if the lewisham hotel doesn't close to live music next it will be a miracle. i have tried the place with my last three bands and two of those bands can fill sando, lansdowne etc but always play to nobody there. i dont live near there but plenty of people certainly do. personally i bring back the strippers and pokies so least they get some clientelle rather than the couple of pinging goths barely drinking at abduction.
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exciting times! [Oct. 15th, 2009|07:55 am]
Matt Hell
[music |every time i die - hot damn]

on tuesday baxter breathed life for the first time this year. oh dainty automobile how i missed you. took him for his first spin, almost entirely sideways and you still can't wipe the smile off my face. then took him to the auto electrician to get the new headlight dimmer switch installed, yes more sideways action.

my first special order fender guitar arrived in the shop and its already sold. yesterday i got my mark bass amp order as well as cool strings and straps. this morning im setting up a mark bass stack and testing it out with a fender p bass, my face bass in the shop. now im waiting on all my new pedals and picks and stuff. today im going to start ordering in some really fucking cool guitars and amps. im thinking gretsch, esp, peavey and hiwatt to round out the stock. any suggestions?

last night i took baxter out to pick up alex from the airport. the idle was too high and the throttle return spring pretty useless. combined with traffic at the airport baxter overheated and blew a hole in the top radiator hose. pulled into a disabled spot (apt) and proceeded to argue with a security guard who pointed to the disabled sign and said i was not allowed to leave the car due to government security laws. um its overheated, i need to fix it. had to get nrma so i could cut the radiator hose off shorter, fill the radiator with water, change the throttle return spring and reduce the idle, because i was not allowed to leave the car to get scissors and water.

as soon as i started the car everyone flinched, then i dumped it up the road, fishtailing wildly. i guess that's going to get me in trouble with the 56,000 cameras i bet there are around the airport...
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(no subject) [Sep. 15th, 2009|06:43 pm]
Matt Hell
[music |faith no more - epic]

this afternoon i got a phone call about the guitar sales manager job at the music store and i have a trial day on thursday. YAY ME!!! since i have absolutely no experience i totally understand the trial thing and i get paid for it so that's pretty sweet.

since its a management position i have to not wear jeans and band shirt but i already found some plain black pants that aren't part of a suit and now i just have to dig out my non-studded belt.

i think my the awesome curry i made earlier gave me some special job getting powers, dont let me down curry!!!

is it wrong to sell myself stuff in a guitar shop? im great at dealing with the voices in my head. often they say "kill everyone" and i barely listen. i need a new wireless, half rack eq and compressor/gate in a 2 unit case for starters. and some new quad boxes with vintage 30 speakers. new heads for the ludwig kit...
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(no subject) [Sep. 7th, 2009|09:38 pm]
Matt Hell
why is it when im totally broke i find the supercharger setup i want for baxter really really fucking cheap


i guess it's the same as when the volvo cost slightly more to fix than the totally worked 340 V8 i wish i had bought instead...

one day everything will line up and i'll have a mountain of chrome through my bonnet.
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