The original Star Wars was unleashed upon the world exactly one week before I was. Some of my earliest memories revolve around multiple re-watchings of an Empire video hired from the backwaters of Woodridge, watching a pirated copy of Jedi at my uncle and aunt’s place (possibly) before it had dropped in Aussie cinemas, and […]
1. If you ask people in Chennai to generate paperwork confirming you work in Delhi, don’t be surprised if they send it to Hyderabad.
An unsuccessful McSweeney’s List submission from August 2013, but probably worthy of a post now that the force has, umm, awakened…
Many moons ago, as a (very) wide-eyed teenager, I wandered into my house in an LSD-addled state one morning to be confronted with possibly the most mesmerising image I’ve ever seen on my television screen courtesy of Rage – a wide angle shot of what looked like volcanoes from another planet, which opened the music […]
The sequel to The Key Master blog that I posted at the start of the year, in which I speculate on the future prospects of the eight-year-old kid who stole my backpack. It was published in the Review supplement of The Weekend Australian on August 4, 2012. THIS (PERSPECTIVE-LADEN) LIFE KRIS SWALES There’s nothing quite […]
The lovely people at The Big Issue published this piece in their Olympics special edition – #411, street date July 17-30 2012. It skims the surface of the pros and cons of living with OCD. FINDING ORDER IN DISORDER Need your medals or Olympic posters organised? Kris Swales can help. There are two types of […]
Briefly dipped my toes back into dance music interview waters to talk to Orbital for TheMusic.com.au – here’s what Paul Hartnoll had to say, with some bonus quotes that didn’t make the cut tacked on the end… WONKY, THE COMEBACK ALBUM ORBITAL FANS DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD TO HAVE, HAS BEEN WIDELY PRAISED AS THE […]