Two gigs in one week! At Opera House for Blonde Redhead. Support were ghastly. Enjoying the view before main act.
To be honest, the gig was a bit disappointing. I shouldn't be too surprised given the band have one amazing album and not much else worth listening to. But it's such a great album! As it happens, they played only one song from the great album and the rest was pretty crap.
I dreaded it every time they put their guitars down to play their keyboards. Every one of these tracks seemed to consist of meandering FM synth pads pushed through cathedral reverb. Not helped by the sound in the Concert Hall seeming to kill any mid frequencies from the music.
Wish I'd gone to see Sufjan Stevens instead now, though we had a nice night out anyway.
We got to have an adult night out thanks to Grandma. Dinner at Spice Temple then Holy Fuck at Sydney Festival's Becks Festival Bar.
Spice Temple was fantastic. The only baseball bat in the arsenal seemed to be Szechuan pepper and chilli, but what a nice bat to whack you upside the taste buds!
Holy Fuck, also excellent. More exciting in the tiny, sweaty Annandale last time we saw them, but still great.
As Julia Gillard warned tough budget choices lay ahead, the Opposition Leader said the $36 billion network was an “expensive luxury that Australia cannot afford”.
“The one thing you don't do is re-do your bathroom when the roof has just been blown off and that's the situation that we find ourselves in right now,” he said.
That sure sounds like you're using the flood disaster to grind an axe there Tony. Your party's newspaper has been all over Bob Brown, accusing him of doing the same for pointing out coal's complicity in climate extremes. Hypocrisy much?
- Sunny, happy music you'd listen to on a bright, sunny Summer day.
- Compressed sound that'll sound good on a $5 transistor radio over FM.
- No reliance on heavy bass or mids.
- Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With the Arab Strap
- Belle & Sebastian - I'm a Cuckoo
- The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
- OutKast - Hey Ya!
- The B-52s - Rock Lobster
- Miss Li - Bourgeois Shangri-La
- Washed Out - New Theory
- The Virgins - She's Expensive
- MGMT - Time To Pretend
- Cut Copy - Lights & Music
- Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
"When I pulled up that first chart, we saw 'the knife,' we said, that's certainly algorithmic and that is weird. We continued to refine our software, honing the algorithms we use to find this stuff," Donovan told me. Now that he knows where and how to look, he could spend all day for weeks just picking out these patterns in the market data. The examples that he posts online are just the ones that look the most interesting, but at any given moment, some kind of bot is making moves like this in the stock exchange.
Algorithmic trading is a pretty wild and wooly area. Who would've thought to look at millisecond-level data?