Social Shenanigans

PUMPA’s ‘Naughty Christmas Gift List’

For that special lady in your life who already has everything, here are a few suggestions to spice up the Santa Sack this year: Chocolate Body Paint... for the budding artist within Fluffy Wrist Restraints… if that’s your partner’s thing, these can be both sexy and stylish A sensual, candlelit massage using hot wax and massage oil… that’s all. Whipped cream… spray to your heart's content and then remove; slowly Lingerie or soft things… something stroke-able, delicate or divinely indulgent And of course, a svelte yellow box of Veuve Cli  More...

PUMPA commends EMC

When Asia-Pacific’s premier dance music industry event, the annual Electronic Music Conference, takes place in Sydney, you can bet PUMPA’s always there. ‘EMC Play’ also takes over Kings Cross for two nights with a huge schedule of showcase parties – and PUMPA’s always in the thick of it. At the last EMC, over 120 of Australia’s best electronic artists played across four venues at a series of showcases, hosted by the country’s best labels, crews and collectives. PUMPA was seen swapping stories over chopsticks with local heroes Peking   More...

PUMPA boycotts ARIAs

PUMPA is set to boycott the ARIA awards ceremony in October because he believes he’s been snubbed by the music industry for too long. Since arriving in Australia and despite the unbridled popularity of his live shows, recorded music and videos, he’s never been nominated in peer-voted categories for the ARIA awards. In a letter to a Sydney newspaper, PUMPA has called the lack of nominations a disgrace: “I’ve witnessed a lot of industry snobbery in my time in Sydney… a feeling from fellow artists and industry execs. alike that I somehow don  More...

Anyone for Tennis?

You gotta love Australia’s ‘Summer of Tennis’… all those great players (so many of them wearing the shortest skirts!). In my time I’ve been known to hit a mean approach shot during the odd exhibition match – (though I do have a code violation on my record for bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘I-Formation’). As an avid fan, PUMPA does the rounds of all the big tournies across the country… Brisbane, then Sydney and of course, the Oz Open in Melbourne. It’s a great chance for me to catch up with good friends like Ana, Ashley  More...

Hot time, summer in the city

Is this the best city in the world in which to celebrate summer or what? (Well… here and Rio anyway.) Normally I keep Vampire hours and am not seen too often in bright sunshine… but with the summer sights that abound on every beach in Sydney at this time of year, PUMPA accepts the need to get an annual dose of Vitamin D at Bondi and beyond. I laze on the beach, admiring the scenery… marvel at the skills of some of our surfers… and I don’t mind a bit of snorkelling either. Seriously, some of the marine creatures you see beneath the surface   More...