It’s been well over a year (or so it feels) since Bran Nue Dae came to Sundance. Now, it’s finally getting released in the United States! September 10th, baby!! Erm, I hope that means Utah, too… sometimes I feel like Utah is excluded. *sniff*
What the crap is Bran Nue Dae and why the hell am I so PSYCHED, you ask!? Check it out for yourself at their official site: Bran Nue Dae. In short, it’s a musical about a young man running away. No, not boring! On top of its incredibleness, the film has top notch musicians to its credit… Jessica Mauboy and Missy Higgins. Both huge ARIA winners and chart-toppers…
Okay, okay, they are definitely more famous in Australia than here in the States. But, I’m telling you… They. Are. AWESOME! It’s also has actor Geoffrey Rush‘s name to boast. Watch a short clip with Jessica Mauboy to get your excitement pumping! Or watch the trailer for the full-on rager.
The 2009 ARIA Awards took place on Turkey Day this year. If four days were enough for a vacation to Australia, it’s possible I would’ve spent a partial life savings for a couple of tickets.
Browsing the web…
Okay, it really started as shopping and not so much random browsing. Here’s what happened:
- Black Friday shopping
- then… Amazon Black Friday deals
- then… saw Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway for sale — it has Eden Espinosa from Wicked, which I love ever since seeing it in LA
- then… search on YouTube for Eden in Rent to see if it was worth buying
- then… thoughts of “hey, what else is on YouTube?”
- then… wonders of “hm, what’s Missy Higgins up to now?”
- then… continue on to below…
I came upon the Lisa Mitchell, Kate Miller-Heidke and Sarah Blasko ARIA Award performance. Just wanted to share as all four of these artists (Lisa, Kate, Sarah and Missy Higgins) are awesome:
Sarah Blasko sort of looks like a human butterfly, no? She won for Best Female Artist, by the way.
Check out the rest of the winners at the ARIA site. They also have a Cover Art award, which is totally neat! Do we do that for any of our award shows? Cause, we should…
Oh, I have yet to decide whether I wanted to buy Rent. Hmm…
Posted in Australia, Music and Concerts, Randomness
Tagged ARIA, Australia, black friday, concerts, kate miller-heidke, lisa mitchell, missy higgins, music, rent, sarah blasko, thanksgiving, video