Goodgod Trivia in February includes a list of “pretty, pretty good” topics including Larry David in all his glory for Curb Your Enthusiasm, a welcomed return to Music Trivia, Wayne’s World partying on on Feb 18 and winding the month down with the show that put Zooey Deschanel in the role she was always meant to play, New Girl.
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Feb 4 – Curb Your Enthusiasm with Dhruva and Arka
This Larry David spectacular once put together the entire cast of Seinfeld for an episode that then set the world in a frenzy that Seinfeld was actually going to do a reunion show because, this is a show about Larry’s life right? Join hosts Dhruva and Arka as they ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and run through Larry’s life philosophy “Everybody’s full of shit all the time. It’s hard to get along in this world”
Feb 11 – Shag and Al’s Music Trivia
Last month we did our first ever music trivia and we were so blown away with the results we’re bringing it back, every month! Yep the second wednesday of every month we are signing over to the best men about town and general music hero’s Shag (FBI) and Al (Palms/Straight Arrows) to test your knowledge on all things music.
18th Feb Wayne’s World with Jon Valenzuela and Jo McClymont
If you book it, they will come. Your gracious party hosts this Wednesday February 18 , Jon Valenzuela and Jo McClymont will take on the nostalgic party anthem of our youth, Wayne’s World, air guitar demonstrations are encouraged we may hand out prizes for best in dress. Party on Trivia fans, party on.
25th Feb New Girl with Elisha May
Did you know that Amanda Bynes was almost cast as Jess in New Girl? Which seems odd cause this might be the perfect role for Zooey Deshnal to play, her off kilter, I’m-going-to-sing-all-the-time seems to be lifted straight off a She&Him recor.
Your hostess with the most-est will be Elisha May who you may remember from past Trivia including. Sex & the City, Bob’s Burger and The Kardashains takes up a regular spot on the fourth Wednesday of every month to guide you through the awkward world of Jess and her rag tag bunch of mates.
Belly Bao will be steaming buns from 5pm every Wednesday and as trivia is placed on first come first served it’s best to get in early each week!
NO ZU is an electronic project like no other electronic project. Formed by Nicoolas Oogjes in 2007, and spurred by the “Heat-Beat”, NO ZU is completely indefinable, a broad mixture of horns, beats and exotic vibrancy.
NO ZU are teaming up with Sal of the legendary 80’s group Liquid Liquid, and playing a very special show at Goodgod Small Club, this Friday, January 30th. Ryan caught up with Nick and Sal ahead of the show to chat about influences and staying independent.
RYAN: You have an electronic version of the project – why do you have multiple versions of the same music?
NIC: Well, the boring answer is logistics. One of us might go on a holiday, and we can only do it with a couple people. The other answer is that I don’t see it as any completely set membership – it’s always comfortably evolving and mutating. Keeping it that way, chaning all the time, and moving back to a big band, which we’re about to do in Sydney, that keeps it a great and exciting project.
R: There can be a lot of members in NO ZU. What’s the largest amount of members that you’ve had?
N: Well, this one with Sal involves nine members, and we’ve gone up to 11 before. So, we try to set a record each time.
R: In terms of bringing more members on, or less, which one do you prefer?
N: I don’t know, they’re like my children. (laughs) You’re ruining the band, you’re making me choose between them!Not to sound really hippie sounding, but I do see NO ZU as a lifestyle, and that’s why I have that joke “Heat-Beat is lifestyle” –it’s tongue in cheek, but it’s really how everybody feels. There’s no set membership, or which version is better – it was the same when I started the project by myself in 2007. It’s exactly the same band, even when there’s 11 people.
R: You use “Heat-Beat” a lot – what does that mean?
SAL: [NO ZU] gets the heat going. There’s a lot of creative friction, which makes a fire, which creates heat.
R: One of the most impressive elements is the eclecticism of NO ZU’s sounds – where do you find the sources for these sounds?
N: I try not to intellectualize it at all. I never listen to a song and think, oh, we need to get that drop beat in there, or, let’s get a bass line like that. It’s more about mood, and how music and different art forms have resonated with me and the other guys.
S: Influences are best digested when they’re fully presented. In that, we can’t really tell where they’re coming from. When you can’t really tell where they’re coming from, that’s because you’ve totally digested it, as opposed to just appropriating it. You’re totally inserted in the music.
R: Melbourne is very much considered a home for producers, but NO ZU doesn’t really fit in this scene, and it’s hard to pigeonhole you as anything. Is that how you prefer it?
N: Of course. It’s never about joining a club, or look over and think that you’re part of some movement. I don’t see any excitement in being involved in that.
We were excited to be part of Cut Copy’s [Ocean’s Apart] Melbourne Music compilation. But the thing that’s brought us together on that is that everyone’s an outsider. We share a similar ethos – open-mindedness from different periods of time, groovy music from weird places, obscure music and popular music mixed together in an unpretentious way.
R: How would you describe you’re collaborators for the Sydney show, Liquid Liquid?
N: One thing that strikes me is the really good balance we have in the set now. NO ZU is well known for being maybe overly-bombastic, and crazy.
S: Let’s say excitable!
N: Yeah! We’ve learnt to pull back, and it’s definitely a more considered groove, and it’s a nice dynamic to have in this set we’re working on. For want of a better word, it offers an eclectic experience.
S: It shows a certain continuity…in different feelings, in different forms of groove music. Music that more addressed that body than the mind.
You can catch NO ZU + Sal P this Friday, January 30 from 9pm – grab your tickets HERE
The Wig Shop is a new night of music at Goodgod Small Club to make you wig out and get raunchy on the dancefloor and then hopefully at home later – expect afro disco, newyorican rock, 2step garage, half speed kylie records, madchester, classic acid house music, pachanga boys, kooky melbourne music, hippy funk, new sydney jams and vinyl vinyl vinyl all lovingly served into a delicious gumbo by Kato and a specially selected sexy sou-chef each month – this month passenger 440 joins him in the hott boxx.
Here’s a taster of what to expect:
Coati Mundi – Me No Pop
Kid Creole’s man friday comes up with this NY Latino Popeye tribute. Best video clip ever too…. well sort ov!
Mercury Rev – Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp and the Chemical Brothers remix
When you’re playing 5 hours with vinyl it’s great to have a 12 inch you can driop 2 tracks off – the original is a psychedlifunky almost-disco boucer then later in the night I can flip it for the balearic bliss of the chemical brothers remix.
Orchestra Harlow – Freak Off
Nuyorican rockin vibes to get you freaky and shake ya shame off!
Spank Rock – Backyard Betty
One day I’d like to break it down into a spank rocked soundtracked slideshow of my favourite pictures of Amber Rose – Jimmy do we have a budget for that????
Frank Zappa – Dinah Moe Hum
The grandmaster delivers a one of the greatest honky tonk odes to fingerlingus.
Combi – No Give Up
OK this is a re-edit, I’m not sure what the original track is but it definitely sounds like this chick wants her paramour to come over. It’s like a late night booty call pressed to vinyl. If you can tell me the original track on sat night I’ll get jimmy to give you a beer
A Guy called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
In my opinion this record should be played at least once at every dance party as an offering to the gods. Greg wilson’s version goes a nice amount longer than the criminally short original
Dreems and Jagma – We shall be found
Desert funk perfection from the lords gus da hoodrat and Jono Ma
DJ luck and mc neat with a little bit of luck
UK garage perfection from luck n neat to keep the party jumpin in the later hours.
Lord of the front bar, Mike Who is bringing back his choice selections to the front bar this Saturday Night on the new line up of front bar DJ’s each week.
We have chosen on the finest Sydney purveyors to take over the front bar on a regular rotation, featuring Levins playing H.I.T.S (Highly Inspirational Track Selection), The House of Who, Nacho Nights with Nacho Pop and Kato’s wig shop so you know that your reliable weekly party is only bringing in the best party tracks. It’s Goodgod Saturdays and it’s always free up front!
DJ’s every saturday from 8pm and until late, come in early for a Bao and be sucked into the late night dance floors up front and real.