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February 27th, 2006

On the subject of Josh Hartnett
Saima: He seems a bit slow…perhaps he’s from the Deep South.
Younger sister: Where’s that? Essex?

Posted at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | Category: YS Chronicles

February 16th, 2006
The Turquoise-Blue Thing

“You’ve got happy, sad, angry, confused, and then all the 50,000 other colours that a human feels. And if one song is just about turquoise blue – that can mean a lot of things; that [can mean the way] you feel about apples, and your brother, and your wooden bed from your childhood. And you would sing about that in one song, and people might say, ‘Oh, it’s about her boyfriend.’ But that’s OK. It doesn’t matter. What’s important is that I capture that turquoise-blue thing. If I do my job right. I guess I look at it more like that. As kind of … abstract”.

Posted at 6:08 pm | 4 comments | Category: General

February 15th, 2006
Riding with Lady Luck

I could do a great impression of Tom Waits right now.

Posted at 6:31 pm | 1 comment | Category: General

February 9th, 2006
Foxtrot is so passe

Colleague: The postcode is GU16 8CF
Call centre girl: Is that F for Fanny?

Posted at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | Category: General

February 4th, 2006
You say Tomato, I saw Eww

I tried a cherry tomato today and much like the “Try raw cheese because you just might like it” incident of 1993, I won’t be having one again. They taste like tangy gross grass.

Posted at 12:06 pm | 7 comments | Category: General

February 1st, 2006
Media Morsels

Let me share with you, two bits of media morsels I have enjoyed recently.
Firstly, Rang De Basanti. If you only see one Indian movie this year make it this one. From the acting to the cinematography, this film is a treat. On top of that there is a message, an important one, and you leave the cinema with your thoughts being majorly provoked. Plus, there are absolutely no choreographed dance routines and no sing-songing. Bonza.
Secondly, The Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack. I was a bit meh about the movie; nothing could outshine the CBBC dramatisation of the C.S. Lewis classic but I was impressed by the music. This is probably the first score to grab my attention like this since Graeme Revell’s efforts for The Crow. The official CD also includes some songs, the likes of Imogen Heap and Alanis Morrissette providing the vocals. Definitely worth a listen if you get the chance but don’t confuse it with the other one….

Posted at 8:16 pm | 8 comments | Category: General

February 1st, 2006
Ode to an Idiot

From lions to lambs at the opening of a door,
Blunted daggers stroke the ego of the beast,
Valour, they’ve locked within four walls,
Festering inwards, smiles adorn all faces.

Posted at 8:05 pm | 1 comment | Category: General

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