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August 2007
Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 12:55 am

I've heard bits of this Hindi song here and there but never really gave it much thought. I just caught Inside Man (Clive Owen = sex) on HBO and this song was the opening song. It's the first time I've really listened to it closely. I don't understand a single word, but damn, it's such a GREAT song! (Apparently Spike Lee thought so too.)

I don't listen to Indian music in general (the language barrier might have something to do with it) but I thought this song is pretty awesome. I IMDB'd and Wiki'd it and found that the song is Chaiyya Chaiyya and it's from a 1998 Bollywood movie called Dil Se. The music video is really cool because it features people dancing atop a moving train. Wiki says 2 dancers died in the process of performing on the train. :(

Anyway, the male protaganist is Shah Rukh Khan, who is, of course, quite famous and quite hot. No idea who the female lead is but she looks really pretty.



Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 03:12 am
1) Following in the footsteps of a million other geeks, I've changed the text message tone on my mobile phone to the famous Transformers transformation sound. TRANSFORMERS FTFW! I caught the movie on the last day of its run because I have been too busy. I practically dropped everything because I promised myself I HAVE to watch it on the big screen. As a huge fan of the original TV series (I cried when Optimus Prime died) with DVD box sets of S1-3, what else can I say but... ILU Michael Bay! Yeah, I said it. I blame childhood nostalgia.

2) I was on leave last week and spent a very fruitful week with Tyler. He's beginning to walk so I'm mostly busy chasing him around the house. On working days I don't get to spend much time with him, and I really cherish the opportunity to do "mummy" things on a daily basis, instead of just for a short spell over the weekend.

3) The whole gay debate that's playing out in the media is so unecessary and tiresome. I know it's terrible but I've learnt to ignore it OR ELSE risk a stroke, what with all the stupidity and ignorance of the conservative "moral right". Before I buried my head in the sand, the dumbest thing I read was how we cannot allow homosexuality because gays can't breed and if we condone teh ghey, it will spread and humankind will be extinct. The stupid. It hurts.

4) Franz fans! Buy this book when it comes out! (The link to the publisher's blurb is not working atm.) Some of you probably know about this already, but for those who don't, it's as close to a definitive book on Franz as you can get. Helen has spent A LOT of time talking to the band for this. It can't be officially official but the band has given lots of input. Of course, the final say lies with the author, so Kapranos can't, um, revise history. PS. I MAY OR MAY NOT BE QUOTED IN IT.

Current Music: Talking Heads - Psycho Killer


Sat, Jul. 7th, 2007 05:28 pm
I know it's only July but so far, this is my ~*~*Album of 2007~*~.

Munich is probably the most worn-out track on my iPod, if there is such a thing. And now, I just can't stop listening to this! Second album curse what? Now this is how you do a fantastic follow-up record. *coughI'mlookingatyouFranzcough* Editors has always been a blokes sort of band but I may just start getting fangirly. Ish.

A couple of tracks:
Smokers Outside The Hospital Door
The Racing Rats

Current Music: Editors - Escape The Nest


Mon, May. 28th, 2007 02:53 pm
My Musical Find of the Day: The Central Band of the Royal British Legion cover Klaxons' Gravity's Rainbow


A military marching band does "new rave".

It's pretty awesome, really.

Current Music: Blur - To the End


Sat, May. 5th, 2007 02:12 pm

I almost never talk about football on here. But Liverpool FC meeting AC Milan again in the Champions League final (May 23!) got me all nostalgic for the infamous KISS between Xabi Alonso and Stevie G when Liverpool won in 2005. It's an uncharacteristically slow day at work, so I went Youtubing and...

Mmm... hot. I think I might just watch this for the rest of the day.

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Thu, Apr. 19th, 2007 02:08 am
I must be the last person on the planet to know this...

Hugh Laurie plays in a band with Greg Grunberg and James Denton!?

*falls over*

Which is really interesting because while watching Desperate Housewives just a few weeks back, I was thinking that James Denton looked a hell of a lot like Hugh Laurie.

Current Music: The Bird & The Bee - I'm A Broken Heart


Fri, Mar. 9th, 2007 11:26 pm

*covets dearly*

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe: Why do I buy so many shoes but end up wearing more or less the same pair every day?

Current Music: The Strokes - Reptilia


Tue, Jan. 16th, 2007 01:21 am
Muse! Tomorrow!

I'm so excited! Especially since I understand they will be playing more older material than what they've been playing on the recent BH&R tour. Squee!

And no rain please. I'm really not up for a wet and muddy night.



Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 01:13 am

1) I received one of those chain emails from a co-worker today telling me that drinking milk can cause cancer. I can't tell you why because I junked it right away. I don't want to read about yet another food/health scare.

The other day, someone was telling me, in all earnestness, not to eat chicken wings. When I asked for the reason, he said it's because of the hormones injected into chickens to make them grow faster. But don't hormones, like, travel all over in the bloodstream? Yes, but the wing is where they inject the stuff and supposedly leaves a deadly residue. Moreover, he read it in an email, so it must be true!

I love how people can put so much faith in information that came from unknown, anonymous sources propogated through email. And how every other food is cause for concern because it has been linked with a disease. I mean, even good ol' milk has become an evil food! What next? Will the human race even make it to the 22nd century, surrounded by all this carcinogens????? *wrings hands*

2) I dreamt about Muse last night. Strange. I haven't been thinking a lot about them even though I'll see them in less than a month's time! *spazzes* But the dream got me thinking about them in a nostalgic, walk-down-memory-lane kind of way.

I can't remember when I fell in love with Muse. It was the music, obvs. But if memory serves me right (it seldom does) the moment I crossed into fangirl territory was when I watched Matt's skinny fingers dance across the fretboard of his custom-made, aluminium-clad Manson guitar. It was a video of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2004 and the song was New Born. And then I watched more videos and I became obsessed. Primarily with Matt. A man who can: coax his guitar into doing anything + play piano with dramatic effect + move like a madman across the stage + ramble on about conspiracy theories = SEXAY.

Hmm... I was eagerly anticipating their fourth album. There was much excitement when Debase Masons Grog was released on the Muse boards. (The song went on to become Assassin and part of Knights of Cydonia.) Then I heard Supermassive Black Hole and I was like, wtf is this shit? I liked it. A lot. But this was not Muse! And then the single and the album made them super popular and I could not understand it. No, I'm not a music snob who scoffs all things populist. (This is true because I readily admit to liking the Arctic Monekys and have Clay Aiken listed as an interest.) I just could not get why the one work least characteristic of their sound is gaining them recognition. Actually, I can, because BH&R is their most poppish sounding work. I have to admit, it wasn't love at first listen. It took a few tries before I got into it. It currently ranks as a close #3 behind Origin of Symmetry and Absolution. Ehm... I don't really have a point to to all this rambling, so this here is my abrupt ending.

3) *looks out the window* Monsoon season is upon us again. How lovely.

4) I want to watch Curse of the Golden Flower! I love Zhang Yimou and his pretty movies.


Thu, Dec. 14th, 2006 02:53 am

My WTF moment of the week.

So I used the word "fucking" as an adjective in my reply to a post.

The OP replied: "Ooh. The f-word. How mature of you."

I was tempted to refer her to Usage of the Word "Fuck". But then I went, nah, fuck it, she probably won't get the humour.

This post was brought to you by the letter F. Obvs.