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Downtown Drive-In At Carriageworks with Audi as Major Sponsor

October 28th, 2012

The team behind the much-anticipated event Downtown Drive-In, driven by Audi, has announced Carriageworks in Sydney’s Eveleigh, just three kilometres from the Sydney CBD, as the location for its three-night season, which will run from 29 November to 1 December 2012.

A seldom-used section of the 120-year-old heritage listed building will form the perfect backdrop for the simultaneously announced ‘Back Roads USA’ season of films. Tickets will go on sale today, Wednesday, 31 October and can be purchased at www.downtowndrive.in

The program is as follows:

New release (Thurs, 29 Nov): On The Road

Sentimental Favourite (Fri, 30 Nov): Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Lost classic (Sat, 1 Dec): Vanishing Point

Downtown Drive-In will also feature a custom menu with individual items designed by The Dip, Sydney’s favourite American-style diner, playfully paying tribute to the films and shared Americana settings and atmosphere.

The lost world of the drive-in theatre will be reinvented with genuine enthusiasts in mind, with the aim of opening up interesting corners of film in an interesting corner of Sydney. Downtown Drive-In will feature cinema-quality digital projection in an under-cover industrial venue suitable for all conditions.

Major sponsor Audi, a strong supporter of film festivals in Australia, will supply a range of luxury cars for the ultimate drive-in experience. The cars will also feature razor-sharp sound from audio partner Bang & Olufsen.

Entry into Downtown Drive-In will cost $50 for vehicles of up to four people. ‘Walk-in’ deckchair seating is also available near the screen, at $25 per person.

Downtown Drive-In is a project from a local Sydney team experienced in bringing challenging creative concepts to life. The team’s ambition is to re-imagine a lost film experience with a confident, contemporary twist.

For more information on the film schedule, drive-in experience and participating partners, visit www.downtowndrive.in

I’ll see you down there in my convertible, roof down with my friends watching one of the movies! I can’t wait!

Adrian Erdedi

Music Review: Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

June 27th, 2012

I don’t know where to start with this review because once the last song was over, I was speechless.

Five years since the last album release, Missy Higgins is back with a smooth and melodious compilation of tunes with the highly anticipated album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle.

I expected big things from her, and that she most certainly delivered. Twelve tracks (plus one bonus track) which take you for a ride on Missy’s rollercoaster, will keep you captivated, humming, singing, tapping, clicking and hanging on every last breath the whole way through.

Every track is layered with unique instruments and rare sounds making this a sensory overload. But I do have one recommendation. Listen to this album through awesome speakers so you can really enjoy the full experience, Missy’s voice is so incredibly pure it makes your heart melt. My first listen of the album was on a drive through Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, which the quality and clarity of Bang & Olufsen speakers made all the difference.

I couldn’t have picked a better time or place to listen to this album. Driving through the Australian outback, with a true Australian music icon was an incredible feeling – it really gave me time to listen and listen well, appreciate the voice, the talent and the sight of our own incredible backyard.

I’m not going to go through each track like I normally do, because I could be here all day writing about each one and how amazing it is. But I will make special mentions, which again is most of them; Set Me On Fire, Hello Hello, Unashamed Desire, All In My Head, Temporary Love, Tricks, Cooling Of The Embers and Sweet Arms Of A Tune.

Every track written by Missy, Dan Wilson and Kevin Griffin is immaculately produced by Brad Jones and Butterfly Boucher. This is one production that definitely invades your mind, inspiring you for the better.

It doesn’t just stop at the music – I also love the album cover and artwork, all done by artist Kate Tucker.

I’m just so overwhelmed and in love with The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle – it’s really one sensational addition to my life, which since first play, has been played over and over again.

PS – She is also absolutely stunning, I’ve never seen her look so beautiful!