I've had a cold the last week (who in the UK hasn't) and on Saturday whilst I slept it got to my ear and infected it. It was nice to wake up in the morning and not be able to hear anything from the left, really it was!
Today I finally got to the doctors who confirmed it was a little infected and blocked (like, duuhhhhhh!!!) and he's put me on a course of capsules to help and recommended I get some ear drops too.
The downside is that we start our Christmas parties next week and as you run the risk of exploding if you mix medicine and alcohol I can't really get drunk. It also means I'm not getting the full benefit of my iPod on the journey to and from work. That's not so bad as music, like cute little kittens and puppies, is not just for Christmas but for life; the same cannot be said of Christmas parties.
Those that know me may know that I'm a big fan of bootleg mixes such as those posted by partyben and gybo. Occasionally a few of them get together and remix an entire album from a big artist. These have included the likes of The Prodigy and Chemical Brothers. The most famous would have been DJ Danger Mouse's mixing of Jay-Zs "Black" album with the Beatle's "White" album to produce, yes you've guessed it the "Grey" album. Soon after it's releasing on the net, EMI issued a cease-and-desist order and the site hosting it was pulled down. Its popularity exploded when the media reported on a mass protest called Grey Tuesday where as many people as possible hosted the files for people to download as a "f*** you" to the record company.
Well this time another bootlegger Dean Grey, with a little help from Party Ben, put up a remix of Green Day's "American Idiot" album called "American Edit", mixing the tracks wit…
One of those posts that passes from blog to blog. This one comes from someone I don't yet know but who's blog I enjoy reading; you know who you are!
5 faults 1) I don't socialise enough, particular with women I don't know. 2) I am unconfrontational, prefering to just walk away (although I think it's a good thing, most don't). 3) I am quick to pick up on others' grammatical errors. 4) I don't like coffee in all its forms. 5) I remember everything that people got up to on drunken nights out and am happy to fill in the gaps the next day.
10 facts 1) My tongue is pierced. 2) I have 3 tattoos. 3) I don't look like I should have either. 4) I can fit a stack of 16 pringles in my mouth. 5) Cats don't like me. 6) Mine is the same as your's. Nice to know I'm not the only one! 7) I can't juggle 8) I've attended all 10 B-Boy championships in London. 9) I once got a high-five from MCA of the Beastie Boys. 10) I lost my glasses at the same gig when my face coll…
Whilst it's Tony Hawk who's become famous for his big jumps and vert tricks, Rodney Mullens is the master of flatland and does tricks that just sound impossible. Don't believe it's possible to grind on the front of an upturned board or spin on a single wheel then check this out. Link comes courtesy of DevilDucky
I remember hearing this a few years ago and like the works of Bill Hicks seems just as relevant today as the first time I heard it. I'm not anti-American by any means, I just believe it's as important to hear the voice of those who don't confirm as those that do. Link courtesy of DevilDucky
Earlier in the week I saw Lee McDonald jogging past me. To those that don't know him he played the part of Zammo McGuire in Grange Hill. He told our generation to "Just Say No" then developed a drug habit. I guess the plan had always been to make it easier to get the drugs himself by removing the competition.
Today, whilst in Croydon I saw Vanetha from this year's Big Brother. I think that was her name, well that's how she pronounced it. She was famous for doing nothing at all. I'm surprised I recognised her; no one else appeared to.
As with the time I saw Sam in Sutton a few months ago, I was so enthralled I went off and did something equally as exciting. Namely taking a dump in the nearest toilet.
I've gone with the continental poster here as it is much better than the British one don't you think, even if it does rip off Bond a bit. Actually the film rips off quite a lot of other movies.
The original was a film that didn't do that well in the cinema but seemed to do well enough through DVD sales to justify a sequel. The second is more of the same; lots of action sequences spliced together with bad acting from untalented 'actors' and a ridiculous plot with more holes than the film "Holes".
Jason (lock stock) Statham plays a special agent, who is very skilled at diving to the side whilst shooting (see poster) who has now settled down as a chauffeur to the son of a man due to speak at a large DEA conference. Bad guys come up with an elaborate plot to infect the kiddy with an air-borne virus that he'd pass on to his dad who in turn would infect everybody at the meeting; a bad case of halitosis if you will. After MI:2 you'd have thought the bad …
The big news in the tabloids this weekend surrounds secret footage of a so-called training session where marines were made to fight naked with rubber sleeves and then barefisted. When one of the marines refuses to wrestle he is kicked in the face and knocked out by one of the officers dressed a surgeon.
It all sounds quite bizarre and whilst I can see the need to fight to make the soldiers tough, I don't get why they had to be naked, nor do I get what the guy was suppose to learn by being kicked in the face.
Good to see that jokes are coming out of the internet already. This from b3ta.
Cliptip is a blog site that I've been subscribing to for a few week's now and it saves me going off to find interesting pop videos; The people behind this site save me the effort. Thanks guys!
They've posted a link to the new White Stripes video "The Denial Twist" directed by Michel Gondry, and it is very strange to say the least. It's like the entire video is shot in a hall of mirrors with bodies stretching to ridculous extremes. The ending shows how the set is structured which you don't usually see in a vid; a nice touch.
On a day where the country has been remembering George Best, a past it footballer infamous for his partying, womanising and continual abuse of his body even after a liver transplant, it was sad to hear that Pat Morita had passed away today.
He may have been ridiculously stereo-typed as the Oriental wise man, but he did it well, most notably in Karate Kid, a film the majority of my generation grew up with.
After waiting a month for Play to send these out and then having to send one back because they'd cocked the order up (shame on you Play), I finally got my hands on the latest 4 DVDs in the Director's Label series.
For those that don't know, these DVDs compile the works of stand out video directors putting all their videos and adverts (where they've shot those too) onto a single disk along with interviews etc. A really good gift for someone into the medium of pop videos.
Last year we had the works of Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry which were superb. This year we get the works of 4 more. I'll list the videos and the ones in bold are the reasons for me buying these.
Anton Corbijn is perhaps most famous for his work with Depeche Mode, and features people prominantly in his videos. If you remember Dave Gahan dressed as a King with a deckchair under his arm, this was one of his. Perhaps the weakest of the 4 but still great.
Trying not to get too addicted to iTunes but this week I have mostly been downloading...
"Antics" by Interpol I saw the video to "Evil" on Colonel Blimp and totally love this track. If you've seen a video featuring a puppet at the scene of a car crash, this is the track. After hearing another couple of tracks I decided to buy the album. Not bad at all.
"Everyone is Someone in LA" by Felix da Housecat This is the stand out track on the new Tony Hawk's game. It sounds like some old punk tune but is actually produced by one of the biggest House DJs out there. Completely catchy, and whilst I've already completed the game, there is no way I'm going to tire of this track.
"Love Generation" by Bob Sinclair He had a big hit with the Jane Fonda workout sample a few years ago ("and back 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and has had probably produced this year's Summer anthem. OK, so it rips off the whistling from Frankie Knuckle's "Whistle …
Not "Giblet of Fire" as I'd accidentally typed initially, although that would have been quite a novel twist (pun not intended).
"Whoever's name comes out of this chicken intestine will take part in the Tri-Wizard tournament".
But I digress.
Welcome to the fourth movie adaptation of Rowling's tale of a young wizard called Harry and his adventures at a school for wizards called Hogwarts. Oh you know all that already, why preach to the converted?
This was the first of the big books and it was always going to be interesting to see what would be cut from the film whilst staying true to the book. To be honest director Mike Newell seems to have cut the right bits out; so it's bye to Harry discovering that Darth Voldemort is his father and that Snape is really Keyser Soze. If you want those story lines you'll have to go and find the book that I just made up.
The vast majority of the book's start takes place around the Quidditch world championships but …
No, not Lindsey Lohan, and no, not the new Family Guy DVD, which is extremely funny but that new advert that is being shown in cinemas telling me not to watch pirate movies.
Now, surely the fact I'm sat in the cinema would be taken as a sign that I don't watch pirate movies. The intended audience for the clip are those that won't be in the cinema but watching the forementioned bootlegs at home where they're not going to see the advert.
Thanks for trying to make me feel bad for doing the right thing, British Cinema Industry. I'll add you to the same list as Sony for punishing those who DON'T do the wrong thing.
Oh, and if I had a girlfriend who looked like Katie Holmes and she jumped at The Fantastic Four like that, I'd dump her :P
The plan had been to see The Constant Gardener but when I got to the cinema the staff had put up a sign that said "The constant garden is fully booked". I guess they meant the same film. Would you need a gardener if the garden remained constant? That would be quite a dull film.
The only alternative was Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which I had seen the trailer to a few weeks ago but I didn't take the name in because I was too preoccupied with how fat Val Kilmer's face had become.
The film stars Hollywood's favourite drug addict Robert Downey Jr. as a toy shop thief from the East Coast who, by an odd twist of fate, finds himself in Hollywood following an accidental audition sesson that he in advertantly stumbled into whilst escaping from Police.
Along the way he stumbles across an old school crush, who is in Hollywood pursuing an Hollywood career. The two of them then find themselve's caught up in a murder plot which takes a few twists and turns, as you'd expect in …
Saw this on Tom's site and thought I'd give it a go. My results are below.
You scored as Satanism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Satanism! Before you scream, do a bit of research on it. To be a Satanist, you don't actually have to believe in Satan. Satanism generally focuses upon the spiritual advancement of the self, rather than upon submission to a deity or a set of moral codes. Do some research if you immediately think of the satanic cult stereotype. Your beliefs may also resemble those of earth-based religions such as paganism.
Actually I'm just as much atheist as satanist before you start thinking I'm the sort of person who kills goats for religious kicks. Am I surprised by the results? Not particularly. I know I'm not religious in the common sense of the term, but I do live by a moral code, even if that code isn't in line with the norm; it…