5/31/2004 08:47:00 PM|W|P|dan|W|P| The first day of my week off work, and the next seven days lay before me like a great big ocean of idleness. Which I am only too willing to plunge into. We are in London to see the Pixies, and I also want to get to the Edward Hopper exhibition at Tate Modern. Other than that it will probably be the normal round of bookshops, record shops and pubs.
I found out yesterday that as a child my wife liked to get the local monkeys drunk. I am not sure how to respond to this. Horror or hilarity?
I am blogging to: Blaggers ITA|W|P|108600447504352934|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/01/2004 06:54:00 PM|W|P|Sizemore|W|P|Dan - our new place is pretty close to the Tate so you can come and hang out here after wandering amongst the lost Americans if you need a rest.5/28/2004 05:54:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|I know that doing online quizzes is never the mark of a particularly well adjusted individual, but really, how could I resist this one?
The Dead Kennedys. You are the Dead Kennedys! Quite possibly the greatest political band of all time! You are fronted by the one and only Jello Biafra! You attack all that is wrong with the world and humanity itself. You unmask a legacy of corruption using incredible sarcasm and genius wit! Long live the D and the K!!
Which defining 80s punk band are you?!?!
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|W|P|108569139192949136|W|P||W|Pemail@example.com/26/2004 06:25:00 PM|W|P|dan|W|P|"He was glad he could go from day to day with very little happening to him. It certainly beat having things that were worth writing about happening to him all the time"
- Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Dan Rhodes
I went to Spain for a "business meeting". It was hot, it was sunny and the beer was free. So I can't complain too much.
We've seen a lot of films since I was last moved to post here. I particularly enjoyed "Intacto", and "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind". The latter was a pretty simple story, but cleverly filmed, and has lingered in my mind a lot longer than I thought it was going to. "Troy" was good as well. I went in with little hope but, bearing in mind it was a multimillion dollar movie with all the attendant pressures and expectations of that on the filmmakers, it was reasonably faithful apart from the last fifteen minutes, where the narrative went completely off the rails.
Bille Piper is to be a companion for the new Doctor Who. I can't wait. I hope the script has her asking Christopher Eccleston if he has a girlfriend, he's looking pretty cool and can she have his number. I am expecting a whole army of Cybermen in return for this.
London next week, and The Pixies on Thursday night. Woo-hoo!
I am blogging to: Blyth Power |W|P|108556353136918670|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/14/2004 04:49:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Get your very own Ramones name!!
The Ramones Name Generator
There's such a fine line between stupid and clever.|W|P|108447785024912361|W|P||W|Pemail@example.com/20/2004 06:11:00 PM|W|P|Rainey|W|P|Oh! I see! It's all very well to post about the Ramones Name Generator and then swan off to Spain pretending to be on "business" when we all know you're drinking Sangria and have taken to flamenco dancing late into the night! Honestly! SOME PEOPLE! :)5/24/2004 01:57:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|innit5/13/2004 04:33:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Ain't a day goes by I don't burn another bit of my soul" - Neil Young.
Today was a bit like that. Long and sapping. Not for any particular reason, and nothing especially bad happened. It was just another crappy day.
But I just listened to a song called "Boomin' In My Jeep", by Kenny Dope and Screechy Dan. There's not a lot to it, just some reggae noises, some enormous drums and some bloke shouting about how great he is because he gets to ride around in his jeep, which is, of course, bigger and better than yours. And it is fantastic. Put a massive smile on my face, made me jump around the room and not give a toss about sales figures or beheadings on the internet.
And that, kids, is why I love stupid cheap music. Go and listen to some. You'll feel better.|W|P|108439088816972902|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/12/2004 05:18:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|My stats button not only tells me how many people look at this, but what search query they put in that led them here. There seem to be a few people who have come here looking for info on horrible jazz rat Jamie Cullum (the Tim Henman of jazz*). I bet they were disappointed. Specially when I quote from this weeks Guardian Guide...
"Cullum deserves special mention, because he's particularly odious - an oily, sickening worm-boy presumably grown in a Petri dish. If I have to see this gurning little maggot clicking into faux-reverie mode again - rising from his seat to jazz-slap the top of his piano wearing a fake groove expression on his puggish little face - if I have to witness that ONE MORE TIME, I'm going to rise up myself and kill absolutely everyone in the world. Starting with him and ending with me. Cullum should be sealed inside a barrel and kicked into the ocean, not hailed as a genius on Saturday night TV."
And you can't say fairer than that.
Now I just have to worry about the person who got here by asking the internet for "Ronnie Corbett jumpers".
*British, mums like him, not really very good|W|P|108430716548854634|W|P||W|Pemail@example.com/12/2004 06:07:00 AM|W|P|5/12/2004 05:04:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Finally got to see Spirited Away today, courtesy of my brother's delayed birthday present. It was really good, very fresh, very imaginative, with many great little touches and cool things happening in the corners of the screen. The whole film just oozed the kind of class that Disney seem to have forgotten about in their quest to sell as many lunchboxes as possible. I have to look for Princess Mononoke now....
One more reason why GW is a silly silly man.
It was a year ago today I moved to Dublin. By and large it's been pretty good. Met some nice people, had some good times. But I never seem to like staying in one place too long...is it itchy feet time again?
I am blogging to:!!!|W|P|108430640786614468|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/13/2004 12:50:00 AM|W|P|5/10/2004 05:15:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Paul Auster has written an anti-Bush song. Noble sentiment, but I would prefer that he had channeled his creative energies into writing a proper ending for his last book.
I am blogging to: not that.|W|P|108413383337077749|W|P||W|Pemail@example.com/10/2004 04:45:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Every boy should have one:
I am blogging to: yourcodenameis:milo |W|P|108413200486799227|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org/08/2004 06:19:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|I have been watching Donald Rumsfeld and his military friends trying to defend themselves over the torture allegations. So far they have failed to come up with anything with any more depth than "a big boy did it and ran away" or "the dog ate my homework". If these craven, spineless excuses for men had any concept of personal honour whatsoever, they would be falling on their swords now. Preferably live on TV.
And tonight the BBC reports that 70% of Americans think Rumsfeld should stay on as defence secretary. Jesus Christ. |W|P|108396502998805074|W|P||W|Pemail@example.com/01/2004 06:16:00 AM|W|P|dan|W|P|Riot - the unbeatable high! - Dead Kennedys
We've had three hot nights in succession, the riot season is here again
- New Model Army
As April ticks away, Dublin becomes more and more worried. All week, the papers have been full of horror stories about the devastation that will be wreaked tomorrow, and have breathlessly reported every new triumph of the Garda in their fight against evil anarchist wombles. The end of the world is nigh. Which is a shame, as I was quite looking forward to a nice day off on Sunday.
I suspect that nothing much will happen. At least if it does, we will get to live in a post apocalyptic wasteland, just like Mad Max. Very exciting. But if I come across a plane full of kids, I'm turning round and going the other way.
We were in Sin E last night, drinking to celebrate me not dying for another year. It's a nice bar, with some good music. And now our friend Tain is going to be a rock star! She agreed to play keyboards in a friend's band. And almost instantly wished she hadn't. Do it, miss, do it! It will be educational and fun. Remember, it's better to regret what you've done than what you didn't do. And if you happen to see your mom today...
I am blogging to: Patti Smith|W|P|108336032223430756|W|P||W|Pfirstname.lastname@example.org |W|P|Yes! It is indeed itchy feet time again (please mr/mrs HMV man/woman, let us go somewhere sunny) Or maybe I need to use a non-bio powder next time I wash your socks, that might stop them itching. Just a thought... |W|P|works, does it?