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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

gift buying ickiness

I have an engagement gift to buy (I also have a wedding gift to buy, but that is for my brother so it can wait till I am inspired and have money). I hate buying engagement/wedding gifts. They are silly things.

Anyway, I thought the interweb might be able to help me. It wasn't at all helpful. I found lots and lots of really cool things that I could buy for me. I found lots of expensive things. But I didn't find anything within my budget that the couple in question would like. It is hard because the couple in question probably earn 5-6 times as much as I do. Usually in such cases, a thoughtful gift is appropriate. But I realised I have no clue as to what the couple in question would like. A thoughtful gift is completely out of the question.
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

thursday delays

So there have been some big releases from some big bands recently. And I have been unmoved. Instead, I have been thrashing my two recent discoveries. I think both these albums are brilliant:

Thursday - A City By the Light Divided
Thursday are emo/post-hardcore. I LOVE this album. It is intense and beautiful and aggresive and delicate. It resonates. It draws me in. Wow. If only I could find a person like this album.

Delays - You See Colours
Delays are brit-pop/indie-rock. This album makes me smile. All the very catchy songs sound so familiar on first listen, like I've heard them hundreds of times before. Not particularly deep or intense, but beautiful and grazing familiar nostalgic surfaces.

I am quite sure, both of these will remain in my all time favourites for a long time.
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Monday, May 08, 2006

delicious links of the day

Battlestar Galacticsimpsons

Dolphins know each others names

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