Saturday, November 01, 2008


picture of Montenegro in the Telegraph

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Random ten

1. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor- Arctic Monkeys
2. Night Lights- Paul Weller
3. Have You Met Miss Jones?- Robbie Williams
4. I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.- The Clash
5. F*ck Forever- Babyshambles
6. Out Of The Sinking- Paul Weller
7. Fingertips (Part 2)- Stevie Wonder
8. Stuntman-Kasabian
9. Ooh La La- Stereophonics
10. Kings Of The Wild Frontier- Adam & The Ants

11. Like A Star- Corinne Bailey Rae
12. Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My ovaries. They just twinged.

The idealism on these kiddos faces. Oh my. SO AWESOME.


Among all characters in film, I most associate James Bond with my childhood. Nearly every other weekend, the other kids and I would sit around the teevee with Dad, and watch at least one Bond flick.

(And usually a Mel Brooks production, but we're not discussing my love for 'Blazing Saddles' here at this very moment, so stay on topic, eh?)

I remember giggling with my cousins about 'Octopussy' and various other (bad) double entendres in the films. Oh, and 'Jaws' the henchman. He kicked all sorts of ass.

In more recent years, my mom*, sister and I have grown closer because of 'Casino Royale' and our shared Thing for Daniel Craig.

We do love a bit of Northern rough. See Bean, Sean.

this discussion of the best Bond theme songs was quite interesting to me. I personally am a Bassey purist** (as are the Arctic Monkeys), but one of my favs is 'You Know My Name' by Chris Cornell for the aforementioned 'Casino Royale.' It's stirring, sexy and vaguely dangerous-sounding.

Perfect for James.

*my mother*** may have a picture of Daniel in his blue swim trunks hanging in her office. My dad pretends not to notice.

**mostly due to my high school choir director's influence. We sang A LOT of Bassey tunes. Yes, the thought of corn-fed Iowa girls belting out 'Big Spender' is fucking hilarious, why do you ask?

***When Jeffery Wright appeared onscreen in 'Casino Royale,' my mom breathed, "HELLO, FELIX." Her older brother, my uncle Don, had all the Ian Fleming novels...

Stanage Edge (August 2008 #2)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The girls

Girls Aloud, that is.

Nadine is lovely, Nicola adorable, Sar and Kimba fierce and Chezza cute as hell.




That is all.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dare I say

Our Kid's sunnies are positively Coxon-esque.

*backs rapidly away from the Gallagher*

I feel the sudden need

to mess up my hair and apply (more) eyeliner-

The Cure are set to be crowned Godlike Geniuses at the Shockwave NME Awards in February.Robert Smith and co will receive the award and play live at the awards ceremony, which is set to take place at London Brixton Academy on February 25.

Stairway to heaven

Stairway to heaven, originally uploaded by gms.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"You're gonna make me, make me love you"

Girls Aloud have claimed the number one spot in the UK charts with The Promise, the group's first in four years.

And this is just too cool-

All of the group's 18 singles to date have made the UK top 10.