Welcome To The Curios

The Curios have been gathered from near and far. They may be common-as-muck or one-of-a-kind. They may be worth a pretty penny or a dime-a-dozen. They may be horrifying, captivating, loathsome, or scintillating.

Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


I Know You Are, But What Am I?

I visited the Tim Burton Exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne today, and I can't believe it didn't occur to me earlier:

The perfect Riddler?

Paul Reubens, of course!!!

Hollywood, I hope you're listening!


Batman - Dark Knight, Dark City - The Riddler

A few weeks ago, I posted about my favourite Riddler/Batman story, and neglected to put up any decent pictures of The Riddler!

I've always been a little annoyed that Riddler and Joker had to share the green/purple colour scheme. But, dang, it does look good on both of them. And if it's part of a natty three-piece suit, all the better.

I mentioned previously that the rumours regarding Christopher Nolan's third Batman film are already flying, including that The Riddler will be one of the villains, and that he'd be played by Joseph Gordon Levitt.

There's no doubting that Levitt certainly has the acting chops and wirey physique necessary to portray Edward Nigma, but I think there are a few other actors who might be worthy of consideration:

Steve Buscemi - I'd love to see an older Riddler, especially one that could be as endearing and sinister in equal measures. I'm thinking particularly of Buscemi's turn in Con Air.

Michael Emerson - Possibly most familiar as being 'Ben' from 'Lost', Emerson was suggested to me by my significant other, and I can see where she's coming from. I'm not a Lost fan (nor am I a hater, I just haven't really gotten into it), but what I've seen of Emerson, he can portray devious enigma with aplomb. And he really does have The Riddler's face.

Frank Gorshin - I know, I know, the wonderful Mr Gorshin is no longer with us, but seriously, his version of The Riddler in the 60s TV show is so enduring and burnt into the popular consciousness that the idea of him returning as a rebooted Riddler gives me goosebumps. In a good way.

(since when do guns go 'BBMM'??)




The Big Band + Avant Gardeners + The Monies + Old Mate, 14 August, Metro Hotel

The band I'm in, The Big Band, are playing a rare live show, 14th August, at the Metro Hotel, with Avant Gardeners, The Monies and Old Mate.

It's shaping up to be a corker of a show, and if you're in Adelaide, it'll be great if you could pop on by!

You might've heard The Big Band's version of 'Ballad of Serenity', aka the theme from Firefly, but we've recently finished recording track, 'Little Girl Gone', a death waltz (my favourite kind of waltz).

We're quite proud of it, and we'd be mighty appreciative if you gave it a listen:

The Big Band - Little Girl Gone

While we're at it, have a listen to Avant Gardeners too:

Avant Gardeners - Really Good In Theory