Howie’s Hot Five for… 23 October, 2009

5: Beached as Bro… tonight at 10:10 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will commence beaming a cute little video cartoon to the entire Australian population that …is a nudge, nudge, wink, wink  – guffaw at the cute little Kiwi “uxccent”.

10 have been commissioned of one minute each and will play on the ABC at odd intervals.

4:  WHO said holding music in your hands was DEAD…?…not me bro…

ACDC this week has released their a box set of rarities packaged in a functioning 1 watt amp…acdc  amp

$200 box set packs musical rarities and memorabilia inside a functional 1-watt guitar amplifier.

The AC/DC Backtracks Amplifier packaging is unique and fully operational. And what’s inside is impressive as well: The limited-edition box set includes a stunning variety of media and collectibles.

The working amplifier comes packed with three CDs, two DVDs, one LP, a 164-page hardcover book and “memorabilia from the band’s earliest days of touring,” including a button, sticker, tour flier, track sheet, temporary tattoo, guitar pick, three lithographs, a poster and a replica of one of the fake $100 bills used to shower audiences during the ‘91 Moneytalks tour.

3. Psychoanalyst on Beards…Facial hair is in …Johnny Depp, David Beckham, Brad Pit and Sting

No coincidence that the west is in a recession….and positions of powerful men are under threat…much tougher to be an alpha male…says Coline Covington, a Jungian analyst in London and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

So what better way to say I’m a man than with a beard…and to hide vulnerability.

“When they’ve suffered a bereavement, a trauma such as divorce or job loss, or an injury young men tend to grow beards in order to look older and to give them gravitas.”

Which leads perfectly to the next bit of corroboration…

2. Bro-mance, The Hangover …and Man Caves!

In 2006 a guy by the name of Andres Duany  identified the decline in ‘male space’ – defined as places where the enthusiasm for sport goes unchecked year round and where men are not factually corrected when they exaggerate. In   short they’ve all disappeared from the 1960’s downstairs pool room to the 1970’s garage…all those neat and tidy plastic storage units have feminised these male spaces apparently…

Till last week! When an illicit man-cave was uncovered in a New York public building… with everything from sofas, fridges, a TV,  latest copy of Cannabis Culture and a video for showing re-runs of M.A.S.H- SO BUSTED.

Read the short article HERE

1.     Finally, the best blokes tune to come out in ages…Shapeshifter…Dutchies


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