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Friday, January 20, 2006

Numer 99 - Final Post?

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Today's Best Song Ever - "Brain of J" Pearl Jam but not for everyone

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

(80%) Vegan Robot


A long, long time ago


In a "Rob MS Paint" type style, here is a lovely piece drawn by my wonderful second cousin sophie (those dickstock veterans will know who i mean). I was afraid this representation, from about 4 years ago, might pigeonhole stroke stereotype me as a "stoner" ("Stoner-bashing time!"), but everyone knows we can't be pigeonholed. x

Robert M Pirsig

Robert M Pirsig
This is a call for all you philosophers, and others, to go out and discover the work of Mr Pirsig, author of Zen and The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance, as soon as possible. I was recommended this book a while ago, took a while to get round to reading it, did 3 summers ago, and it = amazing. Hate to sound cliched and say "it changed my life" but it did have some sort of massive eye-opening effect on me. Please, those of you who haven't read it (I'm thinking here of Rob, and Oli (??)) and have studied/are studying philosophy, go read this. You'll cry.

Art for Arts Sake?

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Today's Best Song Ever - "The Crystal Lake" Grandaddy

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Who'd win in a fight?



Right guys, i was thinking this over. Would The Ghost Of Freddie Mercury, maybe with his nancy wordsmithery or throngs of adorning blinkered fat bottomed girls and their sad boyfriends (who realise the only way to get in their pants is to agree with them and say they like queen), be able to overpower The Ghost of The Great John Belushi and The Ghost of McCarthy (Pink Floyd reference for you guys, check out Fletcher Memorial Home) tag team?

Longest question ever. Good question though.

On Why I Eat Butter And Not Margarine

In a word, Trans
"Harvard University researchers, in a 1994 study, reported that people who consumed hydrogenated oils, such as margarine, had nearly twice the risk of heart attacks as those who consumed little or no hydrogenated oils."
  • Several large studies, including the Nurses’ Health Study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health has indicated a strong link between earlier death and consumption of high amounts of trans-fat.
  • The American Food and Drug Administration, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association all have recommended people to limit intake of trans-fat. An order by the US federal government requires that by 2006 all food be labelled in a way to disclose amounts of trans-fat in products.

Don't say i'm biased: "For this reason margarine manufacturers started to reduce trans-fat in their products since the mid-nineties. In many cases, the current levels are below that of butter now."

This last bit is really good stuff, but "in many cases" still isn't across the board, so don't dismiss me as stoopid for saying years ago that eating butter might be better for you than eating margarine.

Go check your flora for health warnings.

Now.

Separated At Birth

ever seen ghostboy swaysee & total stargate foot bertrand in the same place at the same time?

i haven't, but then i've never seen paul "spud" butler and edwin van der sar in the same place at the same time. but i have seen edwin van der sar and paul butler at the same place but at different times. i've seen them both in marks and spencers boo hack spit boo boo (no it's not that bad) when i worked stroke slaved there

Quote Of The Day

"we can think of chimps as MS Dos and humans as Windows 2000"

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins
This isn't on here just because of the (brilliant) religion programme that Richard had on channel 4 over the last 2 mondays, i've been digging this chap for a while. Described as "Darwin's Rottweiler", Dawkins perfectly critiques our faith in God and any chance of altruistic gene behaviour. If you haven't done so already, I recommend that you go out and buy "The Selfish Gene", read it, love it, and realise how true it is...

Monday, January 16, 2006

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Today's Best Song Ever - "The Wizard" Black Sabbath

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Escape




Today's Best Anti Advertising/Propaganda Song - "Koka Kola" The Clash

Friday, January 13, 2006

Lists

Like Aristotle, I've found that I'm growing partial to composing lists, but mine are far more interesting

Famous Vegetarians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Vegetarians)

Adolf Hitler - turned veggie in 1930 until his death, didn't like women wearing cosmetics cos they contained animal by-products
Des'ree - life oh life, for animals and shit
Ted Danson - 'cheers' gulliver, getting even with poachers
Franz Kafka - oh heavens big cockroach - but don't eat it!
Chris Morris - Jam goes better on toast not made of cows
Chris Martin - "I'm a massive tool" but this is my one redeeming feature
Natalie Portman - this young lady can do no wrong in my eyes, lovely lovely
Danny de Vito - might bite your nose off, but he won't eat meat (cf relationship with penguins)
Spike Milligan - tragic funny brutal cracking dazzling eloquent and veggie, did i say tragic?
Tom Morello - ah the night watchman, veritable maelstroms of vegetarianism & axis of justice
Jack Black - STEP OFF!! STEP OFF!!! STEP OFF!!! (& don't eat meat)
Avril Lavigne - one for you bob, bet you knew this already, if not, you now love her even more
Pythagoras - hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, nuff said


Also check out this link for a fassshhhinating list of jewish american actors, there are a few interesting ones in there that you couldn't guess (not your Goldblums, Feldmans or Crystals) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Jewish_American_actors

David Duchovny Appreciation Society

(rocking the "Blue Steel" look)


This guy's really growing on me since getting the X-Files Series 1 at Christmas
He is a motherfucking foot with a lovely big Jewish nose and a daughter who is
Madelaine West Duchovny (wikipedia) by name, a title shared with one Dee Bliss
off Neighbours who was really beautiful except for her ginormous head and glassy
eyes and glacier like features, chis(z)s(z)elled but not in a good way. He is also a
vegetarian whose birth date is august the seventh, one day after mine making him
a leo, his wife is called tea, one of my favourite things in the whole world, and he
has an english degree from yale which means he read some books and is a clever
fuck, the title of his senior thesis being "The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett's Early Novels" which sounds suitably pretensious/high brow
although he can combine this with meditation and shit because his surname
means "spiritual" in Russian and finally he played a transvestite DEA agent in
Twin Peaks season 2, basically an overall legend.. oh and Red Shoe Diaries(1-17)!

New Fit On The Block


this girl is in hollyoaks and she blows my mind

Today's Best Lyric Ever - "..this paint by numbers life is fuckin with my head, once again"... (i hope you're all familiar with this lyric, if not you should be)

"George George, Please educate Me, please"

! FARCE FARCE FARCE FARCE FARCE FARCE FARCE !
If you haven't done so already, I recommend that you go out and buy (actually no we shouldn't want to support Q corp and it's ignorant, gullible, fickle readership by shelling out £4 for what's essentially a magazine of Calvin Klein adverts and reviews of Missy Elliot and Madonna re-releases) a copy of Q for this month, sub-moniker: 100 Greatest Albums Ever.
You can imagine my excitement and anticipation at reading this, a chance to see all my favourite artists get the recognition they deserve and for those members of the public who spend a decent portion of their life listening to good music to finally wake up and smell the shit (namely coldplay) which doesn't merit being in this list.
I can't really have a go at Q for the results of the list because it was thrown over to the reader's of the magazine to nominate their 5 best albums, which would then be collected and drawn up in to a representative ranking tally (list). But i do blame Q because if they didnt put certain bands on their page's every month and give so many column inches to dreary dirge then certain bands wouldn't be as canonised as they now are (EuGoogly Eugoogly Zoolander etc (sic))
For general interest, i will list my top 5 albums, which i hasten to add all made it into this list. No particular order:
  1. Who's Next - The Who
  2. Kid A - Radiohead
  3. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
  4. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
  5. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins

The last one of these was a toss up, i included it at the last moment in place of The Doors' "LA Woman", and although some might question its inclusion, i grew up with sniff sniff it chaged my life etc etc this album is where my uber-appreciation of music began and from whence hasn't looked back

SHOCKING INCLUSIONS (either on behalf of their artist themselves or because of their over-elevated position):

No.6: The Stones Rose - The Stone Roses

No.7: Automatic For The People - REM

No.25: A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay

No.26: Is This It? - The Strokes

No.31: Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

No.33: Ray Of Light - Madonna

No.40: Parachutes - Coldplay

No.53: All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2

No.67: White Ladder - David Gray

No.69: The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

No.70: The Man Who - Travis

No.74: Origin of Symmetry - Muse

No.81: Word Gets Around - Stereophonics

Right i think that just about does it for album placing that really pissed me off, i have listened to all of these albums (some more than others) and own most of them. Some, like automatic for the people, is this it and californication are great albums, but surely not deserving of their high placing (i'd argue that even though i prefer the latter 2, they shouldn't have been included since the list refers to the best EVER..theyve only been around 5 years or so)

I'm waiting for people to defend these inclusions before i lay down my arguments for why they can't be there, otherwise i'd be here all night and ive got an exam on The Nature Of Truth in 65 hours which takes some revising for

SHOCKING OMISSIONS:

  • Meddle - Pink Floyd
  • Great Escape/Self-Titled/Any others save Leisure - Blur
  • Pablo.. (er no)
  • Harvest - Neil Young
  • Led Zeppeling 2 - Led Zeppelin
  • Beautiful Freak - Eels
  • Mellon Collie And The Infinte Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Gotta (w)rap this up now, but gimme some responses guys.. hotbed

(btw can't get a link to the list, sorry, but if you go to www.q4music.com you can join me in voting for your top 100 songs ever NOW - make them good)

and i forgot Pet Sounds at No.18 which is shit (of course it's NOT shit, but big time overrsted)

Educate Me Please George

Tsetse Fly

These are big flies from Africa that bite
They have existed for ages
I'm bored of doing this sort of shit because whatever I say or do, Wikipedia can do it better
* Go listen to After The Goldrush

Zoolander



We watched Zoolander last night, and it was brilliant. I was saying that i remember watching it at the cinema with edmund and richard w, they came out and hated it (dismissed it as "inane piffle" or some such overstated/wordy verdict i don't doubt) , whereas i was all too willing to award it cult status right there and then (funnily enough the exact same thing happened when we saw vanilla sky which they panned but i enjoyed - fundamentally because of the soundtrack and seeing how it deviated from the spanish original)


Owen Wilson is absolutely brilliant in this film, he is pretty cool. david duchovny puts in a brilliant cameo as a trampie former hand model conspiracy theorist type and it has david bowie in as well. and will ferrel is good in this film (cue people jumping on my back talking about gags to laugh ratios snore snore, it's a good film watch it without preconceptions and you'll enjoy it - unless you're dull.. and then there's no hope)

Zoolander: 9 and a half/10

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Jodi Gordon (Wow!)

I don't know how many of you are with me in the Home and Away vs Neighbours schiz but i've been becoming more aware of character 'Martha' (actress is a kiwi, Jodi Gordon) in H&A recently. She is lovely, and can really act too (sic). She may conjure thoughts of a young, antipodean Liv Tyler, which is always good.

BOSS

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Today's Best Song Ever - "Old Man" Neil Young
*who the fuck's that bob dylan guy anyway

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

74

Today's Best Album To Rediscover After 3 Years - "Mechanical Animals" Marilyn Manson

Sample Lyric: "God is a number you cannot count to, You are posthuman and hardwired"

Monday, January 09, 2006

Escape



Sunday, January 08, 2006

The most perfect website

If you want to waste half an hour before you got to bed and you're too tired to read or give an album your full appreciation, why don't you try going to

Some of you might already be aware of this site, but those of you who aren't give it a whizz...

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Years Eve/Day

Here are some lovely photos of new years eve
We had a 'seriously' good night even if only 8 people turned up
Once 2 of these left at ten past twelve or so the real party started
Proceedingly, Spliffs, Tequilla, System of a Down followed by Pink Floyd (dark)
Resulted in primal chest beating and shoulder charging and carpet burns
And an aborted board game
And organic chocolate redistribution


(a) sex

(b) drugged


(c) rock n roll






including a pleasant stroll to Beeleigh and along the Blackwater back in Maldon on New Year's Day.