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Top 10:: Albums (as of 30 November 2008)

30 November 2008

Let’s see… (in no particular order)

  1. Avenged Sevenfold – AVENGED SEVENFOLD
  2. Damien Rice – 9
  3. MGMT – ORACULAR SPECTACULAR
  4. Daft Punk – HOMEWORK
  5. The Kooks – INSIDE IN/INSIDE OUT
  6. The Killers – DAY & AGE
  7. Elliott Smith – ELLIOTT SMITH
  8. The Libertines – THE LIBERTINES
  9. Bloc Party – A WEEKEND IN THE CITY
  10. Justice – †

Happy December.

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Fitting Shuck. Twilight!

30 November 2008

Last night, I watched Twilight. It’s the movie after the book which I promised myself I wouldn’t read. EVER. I think it’s time for me to eat my words. I’m definitely reading the series now. More men should watch the movie, or read the book, so they can all be like Edward Cullen. Except more real. Because Edward Cullen is perfect, and perfect is not human. Perfect is dancer, if you know what I mean.

As I type, I’m currently downloading the Twilight score (I have most of the soundtrack) as well as Kanye’s 808s crapfest. After Kanye’s done I’ll proceed to Day & Age and have a blast.

Twilight is by far one of the most fascinating movies I’ve seen. It’s such a chick flick, and the cinematography and editing were weird at times, but it was acceptable. A lot of people really hated it and thought it was horrible, but I honestly beg to differ. It was entertaining. Robert Pattinson was gorgeous as Edward Cullen, as always, though I still love Cedric Diggory (GoF, 2005). Kristen Stewart is easy to hate after watching that, but even more so after I saw the trailer to In the Land of Women (2007) where she also KISSED ADAM BRODY. Major chemical burn. I wish someone could pour some lye on her, then some water. That’ll take care of it.

Oh, Robert, why did you have to bite Tyra? Bite me instead. Come to Manila and bite me. Nom.

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Quick Update: 11/27/2008

27 November 2008

Due to my preoccupation with homework and Sidereel TV shows, as well as coming home super late due to the crazy bus routes, I wasn’t able to write about a few things, so i’ll touch on them right about now.

LAST WEDNESDAY I saw MICHAEL JOHNS live in Manila at the Glorietta Mall. It was only an hour-long show but he performed about ten songs. I was about ten to twelve metres from the stage and I was probably the loudest one there. Though I wasn’t able to meet him per se, I was able to have an amazing five-minute conversation with his wife and I also got to touch his hand. As he went into the parking lot I shouted, “MICHAEL GODDAMN AUSTRALIAN JOHNS! I LOVE YOU VEGEMITE, I LOVE YOU MAN!” and he looked up at me, smiled and waved. It was euphoric. I also got a smile during his performance, before he sang Prince’s “Purple Rain” (about 0:08 into the video, yeah? it was me who said “i love you michael”). It was quite a high.

And LAST FRIDAY was FOAM PARTY at ISM, which was cool for about two hours I guess. The foam machine was acting up though, so it was more like a foam shower and was sort of weird. I’m counting on next year, hoping it’ll actually be better.

THIS WEEK is EXAM WEEK and so the preparations were rather stressful. Thank you to the PEER HELPERS for giving out the, um, stress balls…

Um, yeah, Physics was horrible.

DOWNLOAD GOALS:

  1. 808s & Heartbreak
  2. Day & Age (and probably two other FULL killers albums)
  3. I’m gonna try out One Day as a Lion and
  4. Scars on Broadway
  5. and maybe one other thing.

ONE MORE EXAM. ONE MORE EXAM.
and where the hell did Gossip Girl go? Heroes and Chuck were great, though. And BOO for making me wait until January for 90210!!!!!

That’s all for now.

PS I GOT A CALLBACK FOR ORAL INTERPRETATIONS!! YAY!!

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19 November 2008

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15 November 2008

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Sleight of Hand & Twist of Fate~

15 November 2008

I’m feeling strangely uninspired today, and in absolutely no mood to write a Heroes review, so I shall write about — not again! — music.

I would love to live in the United Kingdom. They have this segment on BBC Radio 1 called Live Lounge, from (I believe) The Jo Whiley Show, and artists come in and play music, usually covers of other artists’ songs. So far my favorite covered song is Keane’s version of U2’s “With or Without You”, which I believe comes from their album, The Joshua Tree, though I still have to check up on that. Another artist who covered that song was Breathe Carolina, though they didn’t perform that on Live Lounge; I just got it off their Myspace profile. Ehhnyway, that song’s been stuck in my head since.

Pardon the digression, but anyway, I got the Live Lounge compilations from my awesome Physics teacher, Mr. Reilly, who is not only from the United Kingdom but also has a kickass taste in music, sort of. At least good enough to have these songs from Jo Whiley’s live sessions. There’s some pretty sick stuff. Love it so much.

Also, Damien Rice doesn’t put me to sleep anymore, but Avenged Sevenfold does. I have no idea why it works that way, but it just does. Gone are the days when I could listen to Damien Rice or Jason Mraz for hours and then doze off. For some reason, I put on some A7X, or some RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, and next thing I know I’m asleep as a baby. There are these songs by Avenged, “A Little Piece of Heaven” (Avenged Sevenfold) and “Girl I Know” (Diamonds In The Rough), and they just KILL me in amazing ways. Seriously, though. Avenged Sevenfold, Rage Against The Machine, Senses Fail. The Soundtrack of my Sleep.

Avenged Sevenfold – “A Little Piece of Heaven” (download, 18.46MB)
Avenged Sevenfold – Live in the LBC/Diamonds in the Rough (disc 1) (download, 107 MB)

I’m downloading David Cook’s album as I type. I’m hoping that it’s as great as people say it is. Having supported him throughout his rigged!Idol journey, and a little after that, it would be a shame for it all to go to waste on an album that is nothing less than the commercial crap that “people want”, the kind of music you think about when someone says, “The Jonas Brothers”, or, “Miley Cyrus”, or, for the house fans, far-too-overplayed tracks such as Fedde LeGrand’s “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” or Bob Sinclar’s “Love Generation”. I’m expecting a flavour that is truly David’s, similar to Analog Heart but better, remastered, more awesome. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

WARNING: OUT OF MY EXTREME BOREDOM, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE SELECTED FOR KAYE’S RANDOM ACTS OF SONG, WHERE I SHALL PHONE YOU, SING THE KILLERS’ LATEST SONG, “HUMAN”, AND HANG UP. JUST A WARNING. IT’S VERY (NOT REALLY) RANDOM!!!

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14 November 2008

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