Can’t go anywhere in the ute without my brother’s dog Misty

Can’t go anywhere in the ute without my brother’s dog Misty

Three day music festival in New Orleans = less than half the cost of a three day music festival in Australia.
No lineup yet, but I don’t care!

Three day music festival in New Orleans = less than half the cost of a three day music festival in Australia.

No lineup yet, but I don’t care!

Fuck packing.

I’ll just throw some undies and some t-shirts in a bag tomorrow morning and that’ll have to do.

Dave Matthews Band after work tomorrow, staying at Rhys’ place, then off to QLD for two days.

Back for work on Sunday night and to go to the footy on Easter Monday. Geelong v Hawthorn is always a good one.

Hope y’all have a good weekend.

I hate when people say “those were the days”
Well what are these then?

Dr. DogThese Days

(2012: Be The Void)

Upcoming Gigs

Some exciting new gigs have been announced in the last few weeks.

  • 17/04 - Dave Matthews Band
  • 22/04 - Iron & Wine
  • 30/04 - Cults
  • 02/05 - The Jezabels
  • 03/05 - Ball Park Music
  • 22/05 - St. Vincent
  • 26/05 - Kimbra & Janelle Monáe
  • 27/05 - The Waifs
  • 28/05 - We Are Scientists
  • 30/05 - Anna Calvi
  • 18/07 - Something For Kate

Yet to confirm Cults and hoping to get on the door for Ball Park Music but the rest are already paid up and confirmed. Super excited for front row at The Jezabels, Kimbra & Janelle Monáe and my tenth Something For Kate show!

Considering advertising my spare room.

Price of rent? Do my dishes.

If You Want To Be A Pro Soccer Player, It Helps To Be Born In January

People generally laugh at me when I talk about the relative age effect

The relative age effect makes more sense throughout development years since most kids are compared to others born in the same year. When going to selection trials for a representative team, those born in January are 11 months older than those born in December.

Implying that effects exist even in adults, where there is no selection criteria for year of birth, is a harder concept to process but evidence continues to be found about its validity. The latest is this graphic via Regressing on Deadspin about professional soccer players.

I’m sure nearly all of the effects are residual from development years. Getting picked in more representative teams means better access to higher levels of coaching and surely more encouragement/support from parents. Kids who physically develop earlier than their peers I would think are more likely to develop better non-physical skills like game awareness since there’s less energy invested in simply keeping up.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that if you want your kids to be athletes, now is the right time. Start making babies!

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