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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vote #1 Ben Butler for Australia's Worst Journalist

from Mess & Noise

"Ben Butler has had the honour of being nominated as ''Australia's Worst Journalist''. This nomination comes courtesy of a website by the same name and the domain is registered to one ''Dr'' Geoffrey Edelsten.

I am lead to believe Ben Butler would dearly love to win this coveted award.

He needs your help though as he is currently experiencing some stiff competition from Kate McClymont of the Sydney Morning Herald.

All you need to do is visit this site:

and select Ben Butler."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photos: YIS at SLAM Rally, 23/02/10

Today's rally was awesome: even though we could hardly hear anything for most of it (due to choppers and low-volume speakers) it was a great occasion. Rough estimate is 17,000, which is amazing, and everyone behaved... except for those certain groups trying to use the rally as a platform for their own agenda... Sorry, but today wasn't about you, and it was a distraction from the main point.

I had some more (crap) photos, but there are heaps of better ones on the Mess & Noise writeup of the event, as well as The Age and The Vine.

Monday, February 22, 2010

NSW/ACT Tour Update (sorta)

We now have some very tentative dates for our weekend jaunt up north over Easter: after our Yah Yahs gig on the Thursday of Mysteries we're hopefully playing Canberra on the Saturday night (April 3rd) and Sydney on Sunday night (April 4th), with the possibility of a leisurly afternoon play at Wombara Bowls Club on the Sunday afternoon. We'll hopefully have everything locked down this week.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010



You know, it's been four months since we had our first gig, and, well, things have been a little tense in Camp YIS. Our hopes and dreams of living off our craft have dwindled with each show, and, well, we were on the verge of doing the unthinkable: concentrate on our jobs rather than spending our "work" time googling our own band name.

And, then, out of nowhere...


I am Mrs Irina Gutavo a Russian Citizen and a Cancer patient, just
recently my doctor inform me i have a few weeks to live due to the Cancer.

I hereby bequeath to you my £20 Million Pounds in a United Kingdom Bank to
build a Gutavo Foundation as my sole benefactor for charitable purpose.

Please get to me so i can have my Lawyer/Solicitor contact you with
further instructions to receive this inheritance.

Mrs Irina Gutavo.

So, long story short, WE'RE RICH, BIATCH.

So, as of now, we've officially pimped our name from YIS to ¥I$

I have replied asking what I can do to help out and when we'd be receiving the money.

O, happy day!


Almost instantaneously I recieved a reply.

Henley Law Firm.
Delegate House, 30A Hart Street,
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AL.
United Kingdom.
Telephone: +447024086857


I am Barrister Thea Henley of Henley Law Firm, i was instructed to contact you by my client Mrs. Irina Gutavo regarding the Twenty Million Pounds (£20 Million Pounds) she wish to release to you for Charity Purpose.

Please completely fill and forward the below information to this Law Firm.

Full Names:
Country of residence:
Telephone Number:
Address and Occupation:

Your response to this email with the necessary information will enable this Chamber prepare the inheritance documents from the British Justice Department, which i will then forward to the Management of the bank to release to you the funds for you to start the charity organization.

I will wait to hear from you.

Best regards,

Barrister Thea Henley,
Henley Law Firm,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +447024086857

I have replied:

Dear Thea,

You have no idea how happy you have made us. We are from a struggling rock band who play in Australia and we are in desperate need of this money to record our new album. However, I am unable to remember the requested details as we are all acid burnouts currently under the influence of mind-expanding psychotropic drugs. If possible, could you just bring the cash over tonight?


P.S. Oh, and also, Ange wants a Hamburger with the lot (no egg) from the fish & chip shop down the road. Cheers.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gear: 70s Guyatone Mosrite Copy

Ange had a new guitar in the mail today for: a Mosrite inspired Guyatone guitar from the 70s. Two P-90 style single-coils, a Jazzmaster-style trem. Sounds raw. Also good.

In the mail today for me was... some valves. Which will sound good, but it's not quite as exciting. Also got the Brain Children EP, which sounds great too. Great sounds all round.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kim Salmon added to Yah Yahs show.

Woohoo. Yah Yahs lineup is now DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS, LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT, PRECIOUS JULES (aka Kim Salmon Duo) and YIS. Good Friday Eve, Thursday April 1st.

Monday, February 8, 2010

SLAM Rally: Melbourne CBD, Tuesday 23/02/10, 4pm

More information here at Be sure to sign up, it's pretty quick and easy, and also to turn up at the State Library (Swanston and LaTrobe st) on the 23rd.

This Saturday

It was a pretty quiet week in the world of YIS. But we have a gig on Saturday, where we'll be playing one, maybe two new songs... it'll seem like three if you missed the Pony performance.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good Friday Eve: Thursday April 1st

Yah Yahs : Thurs 1 April: Digger & The Pussycats (Album Launch), Legends Of Motorsport, YIS