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Number 29 - July 2003


News This Issue:
Back in Stock Flurph 7000
Roundie
MQ Sells Out!
Matt's Journal #98
Matt's Journal #95
Upgrade to Leon
Leon Chubbadanfish is Infectious
Happy Flurphday Chris
AltavistaFlurph
A Square MPEG (3) in a Round Hole
Matt's Journal #92
Flurph In July
Adventures With An "S"
Matt's Journal #88


Back in Stock

20/7/2003
Isle of Telethis is back in stock at the Seaview Press website, so feel free to order a copy.

Flurph 7000

29/7/2003
We've had 7000 visitors to the site now! Hooray!

Roundie

23/7/2003
There's a great new song on Matt's
MP3.com.au site called Roundie. It's a fun little electronic skiffle with Dean Woodward doing his funny share of vocal rhythm. Check it out here!

MQ Sells Out!

23/07/2003

No, it's not what you think!

Isle of Telethis at Seaview Press has sold out. Don't worry, there'll be more very soon. In the meantime, you can e-mail me if you'd like to order a copy from me. If you do that, you get a nice little signature and everything. Thank you.

Matt's Journal #98

23/07/2003

The night before last I saw an angel made of glass, with water flowing over it's body like overshaken champagne from a bottle. It pointed to the phone, and it rang.

It was Gran, and she said she was coughing up blood.

So at one in the morning, the house sprung into life, mum and dad drove off, and ambulance was called. Apparently Gran had fluid on the lungs, and if she hadn't gotten the medical attention right away, she probably would have died. She's in intesive care now, getting better. She should be coming out of hospital soon.

I lay in the bath thinking that night/morning. It was an odd time for all of us.

Matt's Journal #95

15/07/2003

I went for an adventure today. I went to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. It was cold and windy, and empty. The herb garden was shriveled and dead, and I was alone. I went into one of the wooden huts and had memories I hadn't felt in years.

I also went to Federation Square, and boy does it suck. Some influential art student discovered the triangle, big deal. The cobbles you can feel through your shoes, it's quite uncomfortable.

Over the Citylink bit of the South Eastern Arterial, it looked like all the cars were descending into hell, cause of the orange light in the tunnel. The sweet smell of earth was coming from Olympic Park, as they dug and updated it for the Commonwealth Games (probably). I wanted McDonalds for lunch, but I lacked the confidence to get any today. I crossed a bridge that gave me some perspective. It looked like a gateway into Melbourne. You'd think so, as it leads to a building, but the actual path goes right into a series of walls. It's not arty or intentional, it's really like that. Reality led me into a brick wall, typical.

Reaching Flinders Street Station at 12, I decided to go home. There was nothing else I could do in the city. I like being a free spirit, but a free spirit who knows what to do. So I snapped back home like an elastic band.

I spotted Stella Angelico, Casey Stone and Simone Toussaint in Frankston. None of them recognised me. I'm probably not worth the effort of recognising. Do I look that different? They don't.

Upgrade to Leon

14/07/2003
We now have
Episode 4 of The Adventures of Leon Chubbadanfish, the Waiter and General Breadbasket up and running a nice little run here on the site. Why don't you have a jog over?

Leon Chubbadanfish is Infectious

11/07/2003
Episode 3 of the Adventures of Leon Chubbadanfish, the Waiter and General Breadbasket - the overly long link says it all. Take a peek or a squiz, or something involving eyes reading screen. :P

Happy Flurphday Chris

11/07/2003
It's my brothers birthday, so I would like to say happy birthday to him! Happy birthday Chris. A very nice gift, if I do say so myself. I got him a Green Day CD as well, but that's not the point, is it ladies and gentlemen. The point is sharp and will prick your finger.

Altavistaflurph

07/07/2003
Flurph News can now be found on
Altavista. Bonn-Flurph!!!

A Square MPEG (3) in a Round Hole

07/07/2003
Yeah, coming very soon is some music of mine (Matt's) appearing on
MP3.com.au. Yep, at http://www.mp3.com.au/mattquarterstein. It'll be weird stuff, quirky stuff, but then, you wouldn't expect anything less from me, would you? A square MPEG (3) in a Round Hole. :P That's right!

Matt's Journal #92

07/07/2003

I need a manager. I need a manager for my writing/drawing/music/whatever else I happen to sprout. I'm stretched too thin creatively. All over the place like cheap sticking plaster. All this business business is driving me to despair and writers block. Business broke up the Beatles, and you know it.

Speaking of losing money, I went shopping today. I went looking for a Morrissey CD. Sanity had never heard of him, this other store had section devoted to him - with nothing in it. Good ol' JB hi fi had a whole two of his CDs, so I bought a Smiths compilation instead. Typical me, typical me, typical me... (Listening to it now)

It was funny in JB Hi fi. Everyones into Radiohead. All their albums everywhere, flowing gracelessly out of stands, advertisements saying that the stores recommend Radiohead. It was scary. Everyones selling out. Everyone but me, cause I don't have the stomach or the adernal glands for it.

Did I mention I need a manager?

I'm going to go an adventure tomorrow. I don't know where I'm going, and I don't know if I'm coming back. If I do, I'll have a new book with me. That or tetanus, who knows?

Flurph in July

02/07/2003
Welcome to yet another issue of Flurph News, the perfect balance between news and plain old Flurph. (Well actually it's more 80% Flurph and 20% Bonn-Florph, but don't tell anyone.) Stick around cause there is always something to read, something to do, and I'm always giving away things. Like I'm still waiting for that 6000th visitor to claim their free copy of
Isle of Telethis by signing my guestbook. Maybe they need more encouragement...

Adventures With An "S"

02/07/2003
There is no longer just one episode in the
Adventures of Leon Chubbadanfish, the Waiter and General Breadbasket. There are two! Read the "new" episode Settling Time. It's enough to make your eyes wobble.

Matt's Journal #88

02/07/2003

My minds slipping from one medium to another. I want to write, but only music comes out. It's frustrating but strangely satisfying.

I've done 3 songs in as many days - "A Night of the Watchmen", which sounds like a rave hosted by 80's goths who discover the meaning of life halfway through the song, "EonHobo 3000" which is this minimalist piece of junk that sounds like someone cleaning pots and pans in space for about a minute, and this weird novelty song called "Roundie", with Deans voice looping round and round with some nice jazzy drum machines, though I think it sounds a bit country and western.

"Will of Verkataland", the sequel to Isle of Telethis is really getting me down. I don't want to write it. My poor little mind struggles at this big projects. Maybe Isle of Telethis was just some massive fluke. Who knows? I'll just do what I can do and do the best I can.

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