Friday, December 14, 2007

So good

Based upon the stellar review the Smart Bitches gave it, I purchased Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Even though it's a teen book. A book for teenagers with one of the hottest love scenes I've ever had the good fortune to read. And the characters are rock snobs. Did I mention the hotness? Because I was fanning myself. Seriously.

And let me echo Smart Bitch Candy here-
but seriously? I’d do Nick, and do him hard.
Amen, Sister Candy. Amen.

'Teddy Picker'- Arctic Monkeys

Because my mom has started requesting this song at work....and because I haven't said it this week- Helders is so awesome. Love that kid.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

For no reason

and with no logic whatsoever, my favorite singers of all time, and of the moment-

1. Aretha Franklin
2. Natalie Maines
3. Al Green
4. Pete Doherty
5. Beth Ditto
6. Wee Kyle Falconer

Random ten

1. Give Out But Don't Give Up- Primal Scream
2. Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin
3. Spinning Around- Kylie Minogue
4. Betcha By Golly Wow- Sugababes
5. Up The Bracket- The Libertines
6. Heatwave- The Jam
7. Tightrope- The Stone Roses
8. I Like It- Dixie Chicks
9. The Irish Rover- The Pogues
10. I Can't Give You Anything But Love- Judy Garland

11. Queen Bitch- David Bowie
12. Portions For Foxes- Rilo Kiley

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I MUST see this movie

Nuh uh

Let it be said, I absolutely will not watch any big-screen adaptation of 'The A-Team' unless George Clooney plays Hannibal.* NEVER.

Boyz 'N the Hood's John Singleton has reportedly signed on to direct the long-awaited big screen version of cheesy 80s TV show The A-Team. Latino Review says the film-maker, whose portfolio in recent years has included the likes of 2 Fast 2 Furious and the remake of Shaft, has agreed to shoot a new version of the story of Colonel Hannibal Smith and his merry band of Vietnam vets.

Series creator Stephen J Cannell has been trying to get an A-Team feature off the ground for a number of years. The plan is to update the series to the modern day, with Smith's team now comprising veterans of the Iraq war. There would also be a more serious tone than the TV show, and - in a landmark move - characters who are shot at in the new version may actually expire.

*at one point, I recall reading that The Clooney had read for the role of Hannibal, and have since become ever so slightly fixated this. Just a little bit.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Wow, La Moss doesn't make many fashion missteps, but when she does- good LORD.

Coat looks like a yeti.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm going to quietly hyperventilate over in the corner

Led Zeppelin played a storming show at their first UK in 19 years at the 02 Arena in London tonight (December 10).The long-awaited performance was the headline slot at a tribute show for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who died earlier this year and was instrumental in building the band's career in the 1970s. Frontman Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham on drums - son of John, the band's original drummer who died in 1980 signalling the end of the original band's 12-year career.

There had been brief reformations before - including Live Aid in 1985 - but tonight was the first full set the group had played since headlining Knebworth in 1979.

An estimated nine million people applied for the 18,000 tickets, and despite the quiet sound there was mass hysteria as the band performed their classics before a crowd including Paul McCartney, Oasis' Noel and Liam Gallagher, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Lulu, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Moss and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

Led Zeppelin played:
'Good Times Bad Times'
'Ramble On'

'Black Dog'
'In My Time Of Dying'
'For Your Life'
'Trampled Under Foot'
'Nobody's Fault But Mine'
'No Quarter'
'Since I've Been Loving You'
'Dazed And Confused'
'Stairway To Heaven'
'The Song Remains The Same'
'Misty Mountain Hop'
'Whole Lotta Love'
'Rock And Roll'