Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy (western) New Year 2009 Tesla Coil Light Show


Yeah we know, is this for real or photoshop ? It's for real and if you wanna know how they do's the place Tesla Down Under.

and their Disclaimer
This is dangerous stuff. Your first touch of live primary Tesla coil voltage (10,000 volts) has a good chance of being fatal depending on circuit paths and peak current. The secondary voltage (500,000 volts) is less dangerous due to lower currents but will still cause burns with less pain than low frequency current.  High voltage capacitors as used with the can crusher are even more dangerous with many times a lethal charge.  The capacitors from defibrillators are actually designed to stop your heart.

The Dept of Energy Safety has approved the Tesla coil equipment but see Misc for details as they are not plugged directly into the mains but rather pass through a 50 V AC stage.

Read and enjoy the information here.  Do not attempt any of this unless you have read everything you can about it here and elsewhere and you have a clear and fool proof plan for safety.  See further info in Misc

Then...if you must you can do this.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Goth Shuffle crews

Goths were a big part of the Melbourne oldskool underground and they had their own shuffle style.

Being hardcore goths, they of course got fully into the role and would have goth names and characters etc who'd never be seen in full costume in daylight etc.

There were some brilliant goth crews too.

Mortisha's (a goth fashion shop) crew would do these annual goth costume balls. All the costumes were made by the wearer, or small design crews who would work with the wearer as a model. One guy had full on rubber bat wings on his back which could open out.

Goth Ball - Carnival Of Lost Souls. 1995

Another crew The Scream even had a basketball team in the local suburban comps. with a goth cheer squad who would shuffle to punk and industrial, and glare at the opponents all night psyching them out - it works.

These shots are from 1994, it's like an episode of Buffy :)

Other goth shuffle crews would do these elaborate choreographed stage routines in goth clubs. Local goth bands would write the music.

On Stage at cult goth club Apocalypse 1994

These were my neighbours in Commerce House in the early 1990's, they produced horror literature and a monthly mag called Bloodsongs.

You can check out all these goths in action in this compilation from mid 1990's. The tracks at the opening are by Melbourne goth bands, Love Lies Bleeding and Dead Can Dance.

TOE - Theory Of Everything 1993/95

Thursday, December 18, 2008


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eiChi has just posted this great looking event in Kuching / Malaysia.

You guys will gona see this in tomorrow's 诗华日报,Borneo Post and Utusan Melayu.

The design company which i'm doing part time now is organizing a big event called December Extravaganza from 24 Dec till 31 Dec, at the out door car park of Crown Square. several events will be held there within those days, and two of the main events are the one listed above in the advert, the 24th shuffling finale and christmas countdown party, and the 31st Rock'in 2009 Countdown Party.


The 8 days outdoor stage events will start from 24 December 2008 until 31 December 2008. ENTER-K MELBOURNE SHUFFLE COMPETITION 08’: THE GRAND FINALE will be the first stage event of the extravaganza.

On the night itself, the shufflers will compete among oneself on their last journey to be the winner of ENTER-K MELBOURNESHUFFLE COMPETITION 08’!

Besides that, the joint organizers has included XMAS EVE COUNTDOWN into the event, in which will be a countdown party after the shuffle competition. Local artists and bands are invited to perform, such as “LIVE BAND CHARITY 08” winners, “NEW VOICE KARAOKE CONTEST 08” winners, and of course, the judges of ENTER-K MELBOURNE SHUFFLE COMPETITION 08’ - Alicia (Tribezone), Daniel, Wallace and Nicholas (Hazard Minors).
ticket price @ 30 nett

The last day of ENTER-K’s DECEMBER EXTRAVAGANZA! @CROWN SQUARE will be hosted by invited DJ.

Besides having beers and preparing for the new year countdown, the audiences will have the chance to experience the “disc-scratch” skills and techniques of the invited DJ, together with the special stage effects, which will further bringing the audiences “live” to the fantasy world of musical entertainment!

In addition, other stage entertainments like hot dance, street dance and live band will push the countdown environment into climax. The audiences can also dance and rock at the specially created “Rock & Dance Area”, which is located in front of the stage, and blend into the atmosphere of new year countdown!
ticket price @ 50 nett

yea.. so those who are interested, kindly contact me to get the tickets. yes, i have them with me. i'm now selling tickets too besides doing graphic work XD

so people, esp Kuching people, must support Kuching's big event ah~
thank you very much for your attention :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Brunei Shuffle Compilation

Our good shuffle friends in Brunei have been busy. Here's a new compilation, with some great editing by FHFBazz .

Check out the fantastic Brunei Shuffle forum too,  even I'm a member ;)

Brunei melbourne shuffle compilation 1


Brunei melbourne shuffle compilation 2