Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Songs I have listened to more than 10 times in the past week

An explanation:

My current job involves delivering arrangements for my mom's flower shop. Not a bad gig, doesn't pay crap, but after teaching in an inner-city school for the past 4 years, I could use a break. Though it is kind of a pain, dodging tractors and combines on a 2-lane highway (harvest time). Soooo, I have lots of time to listen to music. The following are songs that I have listened to way too often in the past week or so.

1. Town Called Malice- The Jam
2. DARE- Gorillaz
3. She Bangs the Drums- The Stone Roses
4. Push the Button- Sugababes
5. Waterloo Sunset- The Kinks
6. Buffalo Soldier- Bob Marley
7. Do You Want To?- Franz Ferdinand
8. Country House- Blur
9. Rock Steady- Aretha Franklin
10. This Charming Man- The Smiths
11. Acquiesce- Oasis
12. Twist- Goldfrapp
13. Step On- Happy Mondays
14. Since You've Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson
15. We Used to Be Friends- The Dandy Warhols

Reason #299 that I want to move to the U.K.

Okay, my girls and I have been discussing repeatedly for the past few years, why we did not just chuck it all and move to our spiritual homeland, the United Kingdom, family and work crap aside. The discussion started because of our general disgust of the current American political and pop culture climate. I mean, a network actually gave shows to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? And to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson? Daddy issues, anyone? Good God. Did you watch the travesty of the Britney and Kevin show? Tragic, I tell you.

We love the literature (Shakespeare, Brontes, Austen, Fieldings both Henry and Helen, and Jo Rowling), the architecture (Wren), and the music (Beatles, Who, Stones, Kinks, Zeppelin, Dusty Springfield, Jam, Pistols, Clash, Stone Roses, Oasis, Robbie, Blur, Franz, Kaisers, et al). Okay, we're not crazy about lots of rain and bad teeth (and I loathe the mustard), but we'd be willing to make sacrifices.

It'd be hard to leave the Midwest, but when I read articles like the above link, well, let's just say we'd be willing to make the change- just on the off chance- that the possibility existed that we could run into Damon Freaking Albarn's fine ass self in the local pub. Jeebus.

Mad, bad, and dangerous to know

Sick Boy from "Trainspotting" is playing Lord Byron in a movie on BBC America. Dangerous to know, indeed. Rwaaah!

Monday, October 17, 2005


Trust me when I tell you, it is possible to waste massive periods of time on this site. Days, even.

I love this show

Oh, Good God- Tony Bourdain is in Vegas. He and his buddy are driving around in a red convertible (Land Shark) and acting like Raoul Duke and his Lawyer. Though said buddy does not appear to be Samoan, Tony does appear to have some habits that are quite similar to Duke's. Loving it. Food and a Good Doctor spoof.

I don't even want to f-ing talk about it

Mizzou 27, Iowa State 24 (OT)

Why do you hate us, God, Allah, Buddha? WHY?

Oh, Robbie, you scamp,11710,1594197,00.html

The shrieking sound you hear is my best friend screaming her head off, "I'll marry you, Robs!"

Seriously, we both have an unholy fixation on Robbie Williams. This has been ongoing for a while now, ever since we heard a rumor that when he dated the chick that played Sandy in the West End's production of "Grease," that they performed songs from said musical as, ahem, a prelude of sorts. The obsession ain't pretty, folks. Though perhaps more understandable than my continuing preoccupation with Noel Gallagher.