I'm Conrad, from Sydney & Byron Bay. Things that interest me are music, art & literature, tattoo's, & motorbikes. insti & kik @conrad_lloyd
Anonymous: Which TV shows do you enjoy?

Benny Hill.

Thursday (17.04.2014)0 notes
Anonymous: What style of art do you like? Any particular artists?

Gustav Klimt, Max Ernst, Carravagio, Hokusai.
My favorite movement is the baroque period. It’s so dark and decadent at the same time. I love how they bath characters in golden light yet have such contrasting dark shadows. And after there are hidden characters in the shadows. I imagine it would be like horror films back then as so much of it is gruesome and gory from using religious stories and mythology as the themes.

Thursday (17.04.2014)1 notes

So I went to see Only Lovers Left Alive last night. Obviously i’m a Jarmusch fan but i’m actually thinking this could be one of my favourite of his films. It’s full of beautiful cinematography & the characters are perfect. Literally the epitome of cool. Lot’s of people have complained at the amount of cultural references thinking it’s overkill for Jarmusch to show how learned & cool he is. I actually think otherwise… it’s fitting for characters such as these to be obsessed with the details. I found it as an undertone of humour that almost every scene is rich with dates & names of just cool cultural stuff. I’m grateful for this also as there is a lot of stuff i’d like to pick Jarmusch’s brain for.

I can’t talk about this film without mentioning the soundtrack & score. I really enjoyed the Jim Jarmusch music i’ve heard especially the recent stuff he has released with Jozef Van Wissem on Sacred Bones. It really reminded me of Ennio Morricone scores. Anyway this score is perfect it plays as an incredible album in it’s own right… & the music he has chosen to be included on the soundtrack is just mind blowing.

Couldn’t recommend the film and soundtrack more.

Chest piece update.

Despite only being active for a few years in the mid-1980s, Vex left a huge legacy in underground circles for their affecting brand of anarcho-punk. Until now, it was almost impossible to find an original copy of their essential Sanctuary 12-inch on Fight Back Records, let alone their scant other recordings. Sanctuary: The Complete Discography collects all of the Vex material that was ever put to tape on one limited-edition LP for the first time ever. Drop the needle for a lean half hour by what CVLT Nation calls “a very well balanced band that combined the angst of punk with the ethereal vibe of positive punk.”

The lead singer of Vex, who went by the charming moniker of Scrote, had this to say of the reissue: “We were an anarcho-punk band in the truest sense of the word, even though our musical sound may nowadays be classed as something different. We lived, ate and breathed the punk ethic, D.I.Y. culture. We toured with the likes of Conflict and played gigs all over England. The 12-inch Sanctuary was our only solid release apart from various songs on compilation albums. These songs must have stood the test of time as they’re now being rereleased, amazes me really!”

Scrote’s amazement is understandable, but it undersells the quality of his band’s songs. Sanctuary: The Complete Discography is a wholly necessary reissue of a crucial band in punk’s evolution who never got their fair share of the limelight, and Sacred Bones is extremely proud to present their music to a new generation of listeners.

Sunn o))), earth, veil of darkness, htrk, high tension. Tix booked… stoked. This is going to be EPIC. @dark_mofo

Tuesday (15.04.2014)0 notes
Anonymous: What car do you drive?

Well at my place in Byron I have a 1974 Triumph Stag. But i have the Harley for the city.. easier in traffic. Have been considering a Chevy for a while now.

Monday (14.04.2014)1 notes
Anonymous: Why do you want to live in America?

For my career. LA is the epicentre of my profession so to really expand on what I do it will need to be there. Also the weather in LA means I get to ride a motorbike all year round.

Monday (14.04.2014)1 notes

Behind the veil of silver scars, there is a special inverted star
He’s a greasy beast, heaving in a field of sticky black mud

I’m down here naked
There’s a hole in my chest
Both my arms are broken
Pointing east and west

Your life pours into my mouth
My light pours out of my mouth
My life pours into your mouth
Your light pours into my mouth
Your life pours into my mouth
My light pours out of my mouth
My life pours into your mouth
Your life pours into my mouth

There’s a jagged deep crack in the crust of the earth, spreading from north to south

Put your light in my mouth

All the mountains are crumbling
All the canyons are thundering
All the people are fucking
They’re just a pile of writhing selfish bless

"I know I’ll never die," I scream up at the sky

You have arrived

Bring the children home

I’ve been waiting for you everyday.

Just inside there you can stay.

When you see me please don’t look away.

sarahseis: You have the weirdest and most interesting musical taste. I'm literally going to listen to all of your music posts, just to see if I find some new refreshing music.

Thank you! this is the best thing ever. You’re wonderful. I hope you find something you like that you’ve never heard before. Let me know how you go.

Saturday (12.04.2014)1 notes
Anonymous: wait what happened to your left nut

Nothing. She’s just being a smart ass because I use the expression “I would give my left nut for….” quite a bit.

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Anonymous: What are your fav blogs on tumblr?

Well my fave blog is actually on blogger not tumblr… it’s called Le Container.

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Anonymous: Do you go back to Byron much?

Not enough. But i’ll go up there soon to see my mum. I definitely want to make an effort to visit more but my mum travels heaps and I work a lot. I also have a new friend who lives close by that I want to hang out with. So yeah maybe i’ll book some flights.

Saturday (12.04.2014)0 notes
Anonymous: Who's your best friend?

Jeremy, Tabby, Morgan, the people who I live with. My brother lives in London but he’s probably my bestie forever.

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