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2017 Subaru Levorg Review

Welcome to a review of a car I can guarantee you’ve never heard of. Subaru forged their reputation in the 90s with practical, fun gutsy AWD turbo wagons (think RS Turbo Wagon or the Liberty/Legacy turbo). With Levorg that legacy continues – no pun intended.

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2016 Holden Calais review

Let’s cut to the chase: this Calais is a land barge. A luxurious, highly annoying land barge. They should’ve called it the Krispy Kreme edition. Because Holden have dived so deep into the US parts bin, it doesn’t feel like an Aussie car anymore.

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Nissan Qashqai review

Nissan Qashqai review

Babies change everything. Consider me well out of my comfort zone. So for this holiday I decided to rent a safe, reliable Corolla for a trip to Byron Bay. Much to my surprise we were upgraded to a brand new Qashqai. Maybe with a baby this car will make sense. Or is it still a fat girl’s cankle with some bling?

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New Guns N Roses Litho site

New Guns N Roses Litho site

So I’ve put together a new gallery GNRposters.rocks. There’s about 50 posters there, the artists names and all the details I can muster. What’s more you can rate your favourite posters and it I hope will continue to grow.

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Vinyl Hero Records Hong Kong

Vinyl digging is always about the journey not the destination. But this may have been my toughest day on the hunt yet. After stumbling by a vintage 70s clothing shop a guy gave me a business card that read PAUL 9841 7136 USED RECORDS Flat D, 5/F Wai Hong Building, 239 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po (Beside MTR Exit C1), Kowloon, Hong Kong. The bloke told me this guy [Paul] had a million records. Hong Kong isn’t much of a rock n roll town. So I eagerly thought maybe this bloke somehow scooped all the cool stuff.  We’ll get to that. First of all, this bloke does have a SHIT LOAD of records. But they’re all in a tiny apartment, stacked almost 5 foot high in places. He has a very old school apartment with no air conditioning. If you want to check out this collection, call the guy first and be very patient. He has to move stuff around just so you can enter the apartment. Remember this is Hong Kong and rent isn’t cheap. We had to wait in the lobby for about 10 minutes until I could squeeze in. DON’T bring wives and girlfriends. There’s no room inside and it’s excruciatingly hot waiting in the foyer. I bought along a toddler and the poor kid lost his mind. Now about the records. The guy loves his pop. There were Spandau Ballet posters everywhere and he seemed to love the Madonna/new romantic vibe. There was heaps of Hong Kong Kitsch but only a few boxes of rock and roll available that day (as I said,... read more

Am I restaurant comatose?

Melbourne, you’re incredible. No truly you really are. Every nook and cranny has amazing food. But perhaps for a second, I had an epiphany that I really just don’t care anymore. Here’s why I’m not Instagramming you pictures of my quinoa entree.

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a day out in Yokohama

a day out in Yokohama

Tokyo is enough of a draw card to Japan in itself. So you’re probably wondering why bother with Yokohama? As it turns out there’s heaps to do. It’s far more family friendly and things you just won’t find in Tokyo. Oh and Ramen, glorious ramen.

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