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September 17th, 2008
RockSoc CD Swap #1


I started a rock music appreciation society at work (I know, I’m awesome) and from humble beginnings we have grown to a substantial membership size. RockSoc shall take over the world! Or something.

One of our first network events is to swap CDs with each other containing our Fave Tracks Of All Time. I started compiling mine today and I’m not sure if these are my Fave Tracks Of All Time or What I’m Loving Right Now. Here’s the track listing from my submission to the first RockSoc CD Swap and yes, I know they’re not all rock songs but that wasn’t the brief, ok? Now I have to get them to all fit onto one disc…

  • What’s a Girl to Do – Bat for Lashes
  • Nara – E.S. Posthumus
  • Liquid Lives – Hadouken!
  • Remain – José González
  • Dream Brother – Jeff Buckley
  • Sayonee – Junoon
  • My Love ft T.I. – Justin Timberlake
  • On – Bloc Party
  • Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
  • Fame – David Bowie
  • Tanhai – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
  • Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley
  • Butterflies and Hurricanes – Muse
  • Climbing Up The Walls – Radiohead
  • Superstar – Sonic Youth
  • Schism – Tool
  • Mojo Pin – Jeff Buckley

Oh, by the way, anyone else who wants a copy shall get one. Speak and ye shall be heard.


Posted at 7:06 pm | 11 comments | Category: Music


September 15th, 2008
Kindly Colleagues and other tales


I’m having one of those days at work but thankfully there’s always someone on hand to send me something to brighten the day.

Wanted.jpg


Posted at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | Category: General


September 14th, 2008
Oh no you didn’t!


I <3 the Mercenaries 2 advert. The song is awesomely catchy and I’m hoping they release an album full of gangsta rap songs done in this style. Download the full version of the song here.


Posted at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | Category: Music


September 13th, 2008
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna


Someone told me that Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was the best Bollywood film they’d ever seen so I thought I’d give it a try. This was quite a big step I took since I haven’t watched one for a while ‘cos frankly, I have better things to do with my time than watch three hours of cheesy crap but hey ho!

So right now I have ‘flu and am bored. Perfect time to test the theory and see The Greatest Bollywood Movie of All Time. So far, so shite.

Fifteen hundred hours later…

It was cheesy and unconvincing. I give up Bollywood, you and I shall part ways once more.

(Okay, I may have cried a little bit but only because I have a soft spot for Amitabh Bachan.)


Posted at 2:34 pm | 5 comments | Category: Movies


September 4th, 2008
Tough Cookie


I am finding the fasting pretty tough this year. Firstly, they are long; from half four in the morning till nearly eight! Secondly, they’re looong!

But at least that means I have time to make some tasty treats to open the fasts with after I get home from work. 

Strawberries & Cream Pancakes

The recipe for the crepes/pancakes can be found at BBC Food.


Posted at 6:37 pm | Leave a comment | Category: General


September 1st, 2008
Ramadan Mubarak


Ramadan Mubarak


Posted at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | Category: General


August 28th, 2008
Happy Birthday Michael


As much as it pains me to link to the Daily Mail, I was rather intrigued by their article on Michael Jackson turning 50. They have two pictures of him, one of him today and one of what he may have looked like had he not opted for shed loads of surgery. Interesting.

 

Wacko Jacko.jpg     Michael Jackson.jpg

It’s sad really. I recall a conversation from a few days ago with my younger sister. At aged sixteen you’d think the whole Worship Jackson hysteria would have bypassed her but no, she was telling me how her dream in life is to see him live. “I think I’d cry,” she said and umm, I may have agreed…

We then talked about how when he dies it won’t be as big a deal as it should be. I mean come on, he’s a musical genius who’s passing would have been akin to that of Elvis but not now. I fear that his life may just be celebrated with cheap puns in the tabloids and the painful dissection of a “weirdo’s” life.

Oh well, as long as I still enjoy the music right?


Posted at 11:52 pm | Leave a comment | Category: Music


August 27th, 2008
Purple House, Barcelona


When I grow up, I want a house just like this.

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Posted at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | Category: Photos


June 25th, 2008
I’m Pants


So I’ve been very rubbish with updates for, ooh, about a year? 

I keep meaning to get my act together but it nevers happens. Why? ‘Cos I’m too busy enjoying life right now. 

Anyway, in the meantime (how much “meantime” I don’t know) you can check out my lazy man’s version of a blog here: http://saima.tumblr.com/ 

Ta muchly.

 


Posted at 12:06 pm | Leave a comment | Category: General


April 15th, 2008
E=MC2


The name of Mariah Carey’s new album.

Einstein must be rolling in his grave.


Posted at 11:07 pm | Leave a comment | Category: General





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