Rock the Temple
You know you’ve made it when you’re recognised at the temple. True story: Today was the birthday of a multi-limbed Hindu deity, and in Birmingham the believers were out in full force to celebrate. It is true that there ain’t no party like a Hindu party, and of course, sansharma.com was there to testify. Once there I found it odd that so many “Aunties” (as is the...
Oasis live at Glastonbury! (On BBC 2)
Not quite the same…although we’re only ten minutes into their set and I’ve already seen three pairs of tits in the crowd (and that’s not including the two on stage). Still, I’m looking forward to the V Festival in August, the Pixies and their triumphant and profitable return. Greatest Hits CD anyone? Oooh, Kings of Leon are on next. Goodnight.
Totally feeling Nick Drake tonight.
Get Rich or Claim Benefit
“I’m a little worried about my future,” started a pint-size Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. “I just want it to be…” And so, taller but no more assured I embark on my career, whatever that may be, with those very same words. Hopefully, like Hoffman in the Mike Nichols classic, I can look forward to a summer of casual sex with a friend of my parents’. On...
iPod...therefore I am
Most of my friends are indeed small and white, but very few are as attractive as my most recent and least sensible online purchase, the iPod - Apple’s super-sexy digital music player, capable of storing 5000 songs whilst weighing less than two CDs and maintaining a sort of smug, minimalist cool. Still, nobody is more smug than its owner, who today - he admits - sported its exclusive white...
Poet Tree: 'The Wedding Planner'
With the news that the bank has extended my overdraft (“to help meet with the demands of being a graduate”), I went online and made one final stupid purchase, a very demanding 20 GB MP3 player by the name of iPod. More on that soon once it arrives, and I become far more attractive to the potential mugger. Meanwhile, I was preparing my computer for its arrival, you know, giving my...
Burn It: 'Songs to Wake Up to'
It seems logical really, to follow on from the first in the Burn It series, ‘Songs to Fall Asleep to’, with this, a compilation designed to lure you out the right side of your bed, or if Dylan would have his way (see below), your window. Besides, the help of Dylan et al is much appreciated on a morning like this, grey with cloud and lined with the damp Tarmac of a good night’s...
Bird dropping hits singing Lauper in mouth
Sorry, it was a story too funny not to copy and paste up. PopDirt.com’s headline was Bird Tries To Shut Cyndi Lauper Up In Boston, which is marginally better. Associated Press May. 25, 2004 07:57 AM BOSTON - Cyndi Lauper has gone above and beyond what should be expected from a performer. The Boston Herald reports Lauper was performing at a concert sponsored by a radio station WXKS when...
Picture This: 'Patrick Hagopian'
Having literally just - minutes ago - posed for this wonderful photograph with my professor, Dr Patrick Hagopian, in which we appear either to be holding hands or dancing, but nevertheless having some kind of fun beyond the standard teacher/student relationship, I have decided to establish a new regular feature to my blog. ‘Picture This’, like ‘Burn It’, invites you -...
Kerouac Makes Me Look Good
I couldn’t help feeling like a poser, sitting on the steps of my university square this balmy evening, reading Kerouac and wearing a tie, the fashion accessory with absolutely no ascertainable function. Tonight however I was unashamedly wearing it for pleasure, a throwback from my Grammar School days, when it was a compulsory part of the uniform. I was reading Kerouac too, not because it...