Seen at The Snapery. But because I don't have an iPod I used Windows Media Player instead:
1. What would best describe your personality? Funny in my mind (I believe I'm fixin' to die) - Robert Plant 2. What do you like in a guy/girl? We could be so good together - The Doors 3. What is your life’s purpose? The death of paradigm - If These Trees Could Talk 4. What do your friends think of you? Chocolate - Snow Patrol 5. What is your life story? Keep the dream alive - Oasis 6. What do you think when you see the person you like? Got that feeling - Faith No More 7. What do your parents think of you? Rebel Rebel - David Bowie 8. What will you dance to at your wedding? My Beloved Monster - The Eels 9. What will they play at your funeral? About a girl - Nirvana 10. What is your hobby/interest? The Lovecats - The Cure 11. What is your biggest secret? Almost cut my hair - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 12. What should you post this as? Love you (Take three) - Syd Barrett 13. What do you think of yourself? Kashmir - Led Zeppelin T13
Seen at Wendy's * Grab your current read. * Let the book fall open to a random page. * Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. NO SPOILERS! * Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from (that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given). * Leave a link to the blog post where you’ve shared your “Teaser" in the comments to the week's TUESDAY TEASER post at Should Be Reading. * If you don’t have a blog, share the teaser in a comment on that week’s “Teaser” post.
The law which Solomon Kentucky had come forth to proclaim (should the people so ordain it) was one that had been a long time coming; a law which was needed now more than ever before; a law from which the people could draw the strength they needed in order to go forth and do the work of the Lord and the Love on Earth; a law which would make them worthy of the sacrifices that Baby Jesus and Diana had made for them; a law which had long since been on the spiritual statutes of the beacon land across the Atlantic and which now finally was to be proclaimed here, in Great England, in Great Scotland, in Great Wales and across the water in the Emerald Country, that it might give strength and succour to the faithful. Henceforth, from this time and place and across the whole land, Solomon Kentucky wished it to be known (should the people so ordain it) that every single person would by law and by statute be famous. Blind Faith by Ben Elton p.127/8
1. Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod, whatever) 2. Put it on shuffle 3. Press play 4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing 5. New question — press the next button 6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool
Opening credits: Soul Kitchen - The Doors First day at school: Fight Test - Flaming Lips Falling in love: Helpless - Faith No More Breaking up: Whatevers Left - Snow Patrol Prom: Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin Life’s Okay: The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis Mental breakdown: Dirty Old Man - Neil Young Driving: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - Flaming Lips Flashback: Malabar Front - If These Trees Could Talk Getting back together: Freakshow - The Cure Wedding: Mitternacht - Kraftwerk Divorce: Queen of the Highway - The Doors Current Mood: Cambridge Bypass - Laura Final battle: Make This Go On Forever - Snow Patrol Death scene: Lovesong - The Cure End credits: Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
1. The last meal I had at a restaurant was chicken parmagiana.
2. Violence is something I intensely dislike.
3. The full moon equals lots of cheese.
4. Dry as a dead dog's dinger is one of my favorite local expressions. (It's not really, just the first one I thought of.)
5. Sometimes it's best to move on.
6. ________ is the best movie I've seen so far this year! (Haven't seen a good one yet.)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to fireplace, red wine, football, tomorrow my plans include going to that engagement party I thought was on last weekend, but is actually this weekend! and Sunday, I want to relax, except I have to work! FFI
I've been taking a pic (or several) of this daisy every day to show the stages of her unfurling into a fully-fledged flower. Not quite there yet, but here are 13 pics I've taken so far. If you imagine a clock face drawn on the centre shot of the whole bush, Daisy is the tiny yellow dot at about 4 o'clock.
The Human League. Late 70s, early 80s. I used to listen to this band's first two albums incessantly - Reproduction and Travelogue. This track is from the latter. Very cool.
A Crow And A Baby:
A crow and a baby Had an affair The result was a landslide The result was a dare The result was a baby Who wanted it all Moved out of the doll's house Moved out of the hall
With one wing on the town and a gleam in an eye of red Said my father was a crow, now I want all fathers dead Find the fathers of this world, treat them as a fatal foe Put them in the deepest hole, then cover the pit with snow
With one wing on the town And a gleam in an eye of red
I'm just trying to tell you what you'll come up against If you venture from my side, if you think you're so mature You will end up in a field, you will be someone's manure Mushrooms growing from your back Feeding some damn carrion bird Do you want to contribute To the corruption of the world?
With one wing on the town And a gleam in an eye of red
A crow and a baby Had an affair My dream was the baby The crow was your hair Parts of me love parts of you That at least is obvious Give my baby back to me You must see its only just
With one wing on the town And a gleam in an eye of red With one wing on the town And a gleam in an eye of red With one wing on the town And a gleam in an eye of red
Dreams of Leaving:
Someone stopped the clock When we should have started early If we miss the morning meeting Our lives will be in danger Someone's trying to stop us There is someone in our party It is someone with a grudge And they won't let us reach the border Our lives are in his hands We pay with Krugerands The currency of pain to help Us leaving While back in our homeland The ones who make a stand Are taken from their homes and No-one hears of them again I felt I had to come here I thought things would be better The situation's changed But I find I'm still resented Someone wants my job It is someone in this building Someone's spreading rumours And I don't feel I can stay here I think I'm going north And now's the time to leave The people there they say Are good to strangers And if I do my best And try to settle in I'm sure I can be just like Someone's neighbour I'm sure I can be just like Someone's neighbour
Song To The Siren. Originally written and performed by Tim Buckley and covered by many artists since, including Robert Plant. This version, by This Mortal Coil (aka The Cocteau Twins), is far and away my favourite. Beautiful song, beautifully sung.
On the floating, shapeless oceans I did all my best to smile til your singing eyes and fingers drew me loving into your eyes.
And you sang "Sail to me, sail to me; Let me enfold you."
Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you. Did I dream you dreamed about me? Were you here when I was full sail?
Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks. For you sang, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow." Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow. I'm as puzzled as a newborn child. I'm as riddled as the tide. Should I stand amid the breakers? Or shall I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing: "Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you." "Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you."
I saw The Dark Knight last night. Didn't like it. Actually, it wasn't a case of not liking it as much as being bored by it. Crash Bang Violence Car chase Crash Bang Car chase Violence. *yawn*. Yes, Heath Ledger gave a good performance as The Joker but I feel so sad that this was his last performance, the one he'll be remembered for - a completely evil psycopath with no redeeming features whatsoever. Watching Christian Bale is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Same goes for whoever played Harvey Whatsisname. Gary Oldman had none of his usual lunatic spark. Michael Caine was Michael Caine, as always. The storyline could have been interesting with the whole choice/chance, order/anarchy, hero/villain thing going on but, really, it was all just a pretty superficial backdrop for the special effects. I went with my sister and brother-in-law (who both loved it) but, if I had gone on my own, I think I would've left well before the end because I just didn't care about how it was going to play out.
ST KILDA great Robert Harvey has announced his retirement, 20 years to the day after his AFL debut. The dual Brownlow medallist fronted a packed media conference alongside his wife Danielle and coach Ross Lyon at Moorabbin on Wednesday morning. He confirmed he will hang up the boots at the end of the season. "I'm very happy and honoured to stretch my career out as long as I did," Harvey said. "It’s the right time for the club, the right time for myself." In his 21 seasons, Harvey has won almost every individual accolade, but a premiership flag still eludes him. The Saints climbed to seventh with Sunday's win over Port Adelaide, and face a decisive battle with Collingwood on Saturday. "This is the last opportunity to play finals footy – that's all I'm playing for," Harvey said. “Our season is still alive and this is obviously my last chance at (the flag). You take me and Fraser [Gehrig] out and we’d nearly be the youngest list in the AFL, and I think that’s a great thing for the club, and we’ve got a great opportunity." St Kilda players including Nick Riewoldt, Luke Ball, Steven Milne, Lenny Hayes and Gehrig attended the announcement, and Harvey said he hadn't enjoyed breaking the news to them. “It is always hard to come off 21 years at a place," he said. "You try to get the words right and they don’t quite come out the way you’d like. It was the hardest thing I’ve done. Last week has been a bit of a roller coaster because I knew I was going to retire but when you actually say it and when you agree to say it, it is a different thing." Almost universally regarded as one of the game's greats, Harvey has played 376 senior games, ranking him in fourth spot on the all-time list behind Michael Tuck (426 games), Kevin Bartlett (403 games) and Simon Madden (378 games). The oldest player in the AFL, he will turn 37 before the end of the home-and-away season. Harvey began his career against Footscray in round 19, 1988. In his 10th season, in 1997, he won his first Brownlow medal, although he considered it a "hollow victory", having finished behind the suspended Chris Grant in the polling. There were no ambiguities the following year, when he secured back to back Brownlow medals, plus his fourth and last club best and fairest. Harvey won eight All-Australian selections, three EJ Whitten medals for best on ground in state-of-origin, the AFLPA MVP award in 1997, two pre-season flags and was skipper for two seasons (2001-02). He played in St Kilda's beaten grand final side in 1997. In 1997, Harvey said: "Once you get to 25 you realise there isn't long left – especially when you started at 16. Your body gets such a hammering each week. You wonder how long it can hold up." He underwent a knee reconstruction in 2001, and in 2002 a shoulder injury again finished his season early, but he bounced back in 2003 to win his eighth All-Australian jumper. He has played under seven coaches, beginning under Darrel Baldock and outlasting Ken Sheldon, Stan Alves, Tim Watson, Malcolm Blight and Grant Thomas. "I'm happy to have stretched my career out as long as it did," Harvey said on Wednesday. Saints midfielder Lenny Hayes recently paid tribute to the Saints champion. "He's an absolute freak – 21 years in the game, it's just amazing," Hayes said. "I still remember having the posters on my wall when was growing up of him, being a midfielder. "To come and just watch how he trains, and be a teammate of his, was a great thrill for me. "I think mentally he's the toughest bloke I've ever seen. "Just to be able to get up for games, and just the way he pushes himself at training and during games. "He's just a freak." From here