Finally something to jump-around about.
NME (one of the greatest music magazine's on the planet), has done all the hard work of music searching for you by releasing their '10 tracks you must hear this week'.
I love searching for new music, I'm hunt around on the internet for hours looking for that new favourite tune, so it's nice when writers you can be sure know their stuff have done that for you.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Hey, hey, I remember watching 'The Monkees' when I was about 8 or 9 every day when I'd come home from school.
They're doing a bit of a Monkee's marathon on the Bio channel, and so every time I turn on the T.V, I hear 'Last Train...'
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So, it's been way too long since I've updated. But, I have a good excuse/'s.
* Work has been incredibly busy
* Semester 1 has begun, and I'm already behind (this is not a good omen for the rest of the term)
* I've been terribly ill. So ill in fact, I was admitted to hospital earlier this week and had to be put on a drip.
But, I promise to update more regularly now that (hopefully) I am in the swing of some semblance of routine.
That said, anyone who has studied Russian Literary Theory, feel free to send me your essays, Lord knows I need all the help I can get at this stage.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I think maybe four days off has been a shock to my system, because right now, I feel like I'm going to die.
Well, ok, that was a little bit extravagant, but I do feel pretty bad. Dizzy, nausea, swaying...and I'm not even drunk this time.
I've got one of those major head-aches that kills the back of your neck and just makes you hurt all over.
That said, I have to get back into work tomorrow. I've been moved around on shifts a little bit which has been nice because producing a late night show and being yelled at every five minutes gets a little redundant after a while.
So here's to me surviving this week and not ending up worse for wear at the end of it.
I'm pretty sure there's a conspiracy going on in Hollywood. Namely, that Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine are actually the same person, that has been using two different persona's to maximise their career.
Don't believe me? Take a look...
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I'm not really too sure who Laura Dern is. No, actually I have heard of her. But I only know her as Bruce Dern's daughter or that chick who married Ben Harper.
I have an inkling she was in some film back in the early 90's that involved dinosaurs and Richard Attenborough or something...but I don't think it was very popular.
Anywhoo, the Golden Globes just aired today (yawn) and apart from them being completely boring, which I don't think is a shock to anyone....award shows like these are usually used as political podiums for actors who feel it's their job to tell us plebeians who we should vote for...and what kind of issues are like really like totally important at the moment y'all.
Thing is, it's pretty easy to say something to a group of people who share the same views as you. Now, everyone knows Hollywood is completely left...if it's possible they are left of left. So for Dern, or someone like Tim Robbins to get up on stage and make some bogus political acclamation is cowardly. They know they'll be applauded, they know no-one will disagree with them, so that's why they say it.
I don't know one person who after Laura Dern made her pathetic tribute to Obama go "Oh goodie, I'm so glad she made a political statement, that's exactly what I watched the Golden Globes to see!".
Dern, Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Sally Field, and the rest of the left-of-left brigade should consider saving their Obama love-fest for the next time they hold a 'We Hate The West' party.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
You know how some people go all ga-ga over their pets and it makes you feel a little sick inside? I hate those people...but alas, since getting Harry, I have become one of those people.
My bird is one of those rare animals that thinks he's a human. He's neurotic, has seperation anxiety and rarely hangs out in his cage - he prefers to fly around the house, screaming, and landing on people's heads.
Oh, and my 4 year old next door neighbour is terrified of him.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Not sure if you're a movie person or not, but I am. God I love films.
I think one of my favourite things in the world is to visit the cinema - I love waiting while the lights go down, the movie begins and boom - you're transported into a whole new world. And for an hour and 56 minutes you leave reality. It's nice, it's beautiful.
I saw one the greatest films I've ever seen yesterday. Slumdog Millionaire.
I don't know how well known this film is around the world. I know it's a HUGE hit in indie circles, but mainstream >>> probably not.
My dad was the person that wanted to go an see this. I thought, from the title, that it would be some gangster flick and I tried to persuade him against it. But, after watching the tralier I realise how wrong I was.
I won't tell you the plot line, the trailer can do that much, much better than I can. I will tell you that this film is the most uplifting piece of cinema for this year (yes! I'm making a huge prediction). It's bursting with hope, the performances are flawless, and you'll do the whole bit - laugh, cry and sigh.