Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Song In My Head (x6)

"Video Games"
(Live - The Premises)
Lana Del Rey


"Video Games"
(Live TV Debut - Jools Holland)
Lana Del Rey


"Video Games"
(Live TV - Inas Nacht)
Lana Del Rey


"Video Games"
(Live Lana Del Rey Cover - BBC)
Bombay Bicycle Club


"Video Games"
(Live Lana Del Rey Cover - BBC)


"Video Games"
(Live Lana Del Rey Cover)
Jona Francis


Saturday, November 26, 2011


Everything Else Is Secondary

Follow Your Heart

Disconnect And Reconnect

“Our lives disconnect and reconnect, we move on, and later we may again touch one another, again bounce away. This is the felt shape of a human life, neither simply linear nor wholly disjunctive nor endlessly bifurcating, but rather this bouncey-castle sequence of bumpings-into and tumblings-apart.

In spite of all evidence that life is discontinuous, a valley of rifts, and that random chance plays a great part in our fates, we go on believing in the continuity of things, in causation and meaning. But we live on a broken mirror, and fresh cracks appear in its surface every day. ”

- Salman Rushdie

Uma Rosa

The Language Of Roses .. !!


Travel+Leisure offers its picks:

- Most Beautiful

- Ugliest

When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong


The "Blog" Of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks


Songs In My Head

"The Ship Song"
(Nick Cave Piano Cover)

"Nick Cave Songbook" available here
(registration required)


(Joanna Newsom Piano Cover)

Sheet Music available here here
(registration required)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Doctor Who?

From Wales Online:

Can the very British Doctor Who become a Hollywood blockbuster?

As producers announce plans to bring Doctor Who to the big screen, Thomas Pascoe looks at the mixed history of much-loved TV institutions getting the full Hollywood treatment

TAKE a British telly institution, add a huge budget and American razzamatazz and what could possibly go wrong? After all, it’s worked for the X Factor.

Doctor Who fans may need slightly more convincing than that, though.

The series, which has clocked up 783 episodes since its debut in 1963, is all set for a new big-screen incarnation according to word from the US. And not everybody’s happy.

Harry Potter director David Yates’s announcement that he would be taking Doctor Who to the big screen has been met with rumblings of discontent, not least from the BBC which has made it clear that the film idea is only “in development” and not yet confirmed as a definite release.

Read the rest here.

Song In My Head

Plundering The Past

From Blogizdat LJ:

Lifted from an offline journal, originally written August 2003:

"I don't engage in corporeal punishment with my kids, not that I'm 100% ideologically opposed to spanking, but I feel it should only be used in the most serious of circumstances, and it's just as well with AE, my darling four year-old daughter, as she's both hyper-sensitive and very stubborn, and research shows kids on the Autism Spectrum don't usually learn much from spanking."

Read the rest here:

A Wee Bit Of Color

Maybe Next Year

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Songs In My Head

"I Go To Sleep"
(Pretenders Cover)




"Without You"
(Nilsson Cover)
Mariah Carey


"I Love You"


Bought One


Nook Tablet review: Great hardware, stiff competition

By Wilson Rothman

Barnes & Noble has a problem. It's not software. It's not hardware. It's Amazon.

The B&N Nook Tablet, successor to the underground hit Nook Color, is a terrific tablet, with a vibrant screen, a speedy CPU and a nice offering of books and other media. If you buy it, especially for reading, or streaming from your Netflix video or Pandora music accounts, you'll likely be quite happy. For $250, it's hard to find a nicer media-focused 7-inch Android tablet.

But there's a war on.

Read the rest here

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011



Their Heart's Desire

All You Need

Celebrity Net Worth

Of course they're all pretentious wankers, but hey, you know you wanna have a peek, so enjoy:

Celebrity Net Worth

Today's Randomnimity

From Blogizdat LJ:

*) Daughter number one's first middle-school play was last night, in which she had a small part, and seemed to really enjoy being in the production. My favorite bit? The re-written-just-for-the-show Glee-like performance of 'Moves Like Jagger'

Read the rest here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering The Wounded

Please re-read Mr. Stein's moving piece Visiting Hours, first reproduced here in 2005 by kind permission of The American Spectator.

Songs In My Head





"Moves Like Jagger"
Maroon Five


"Last Friday Night"
Katy Perry


Gonna Get One

Nook Tablet
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Manufacturer - Barnes & Noble
Release date - November 17, 2011
Storage capacity - 16 GB internal storage, microSDHC expansion up to 32GB
Display - 7-inch
Input - Capacitive multitouch screen
Website - Official website

The Nook Tablet is a tablet computer sold by Barnes & Noble. It was announced on November 7, 2011, and will be available on November 17 for US$249. The device is meant to replace the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet will compete with similar devices such as Amazon's Kindle Fire, released on November 15.

The device has a 7 inches (18 cm) screen, 16 gigabytes of internal storage, a microSDHC slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB in size, 1 GB of RAM, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor.

How The Internet Works

One Louder

From The Washington Post:

Top 11 Nigel Tufnel ‘Spinal Tap’ quotes for 11/11/11

By Jon DeNunzio

I’m just about done with these silly Internet holidays. You know the ones I’m referring to: Those days when it seems like the Internet is trying to force you to post about a seemingly random topic — probably because it’s an anniversary, or because someone has predicted the world will end or just because the numerical form of the date amuses us.

On such occasions, blogs, Facebook feeds and Twitter streams get filled up with items about MTV’s 30th anniversary, National Lollipop Day, Mick Jagger’s 68th birthday or 90210 Day.

I’m not paying attention to any of them any more. I’m out ... after I finish this post.

Today — 11/11/11 — I’m contributing to the trend, in honor of guitarist Nigel Tufnel. Of course, Tufnel was the character played by Christopher Guest in the 1984 heavy metal mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” the guy who said “These go to 11.”

Read the list here.

Thank You For Your Service