Every month from May to August The Cure released a new single on the 13th. The Singles were The Only One, Freak Show, Sleep When I’m Dead and The Perfect Boy. Now I wrote my thoughts on The Only One back in May when it was released but I didn’t get round to writing anything about the other songs. All were a good listen but it was The Perfect Boy that made me wish it was the 29th of October so I could hear the new album (Dream 4:13).
A few years ago my girlfriend received a booked called 1001 Movies to See Before You Die. Due to Jordan’s love of ticking things off lists, we decided that it would be fun to tick off the films that we have seen and work our way through the book. To be honest, we haven’t been the dedicated high brow film watchers that we hoped but we have managed to watch a fair few.
As I have mentioned many times before I grew up watching Japanese animation. Not the nice Studio Ghibli stuff, but the fairly mature films and series. One of these series was a four parter called 3×3 Eyes. It followed the story of a teenager who meets up with the last of a race of triclopse who is on a quest to become human. The fourth episode ends with a fairly exciting cliff hanger. This being the early-to-mid 90s there was no (for me) internet in which to discover that this was in fact based on a manga series and there was lots more to the story.
Remote controlled zombie robot… need I say more?
Now I know I’m late again on this one but I’ve just started using Last.fm. For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, it’s a music recommendation site where you type in (or import from iTunes) a list of your favourite bands and it recommends music to you based on this information. You can also just search for music like (insert band name) and it’ll play you a seemingly never ending playlist of songs from bands in the same genre. You are also given the option to add songs as they play to your ‘love this’ list or banned list.
Here is the finished promo that I have been working on.
On Wednesday mornings we have to vacate the house as the cleaner comes and (strangely enough) cleans. This usually includes breakfast out and then a fair amount of time killing until we can return at 12 o’clock. Today Jordan and I decided to head over to the Skeletons of London exhibit at the Wellcome Collection in Euston.
After changing my sub heading on this blog to something containing my full name, I now actually come up on the first page of Google results when you type in my name. I have always been a little miffed that my name didn’t link to me in any way on the net but now it does.
My internet pseudonym Louisblack (one word) however reveals my many little homes around the web. In the top five results we have my Flickr, my Macrumors profile, my Myspace and my Youtube profile. Stupid Austinist.com and their tags. I could have been five for five there as my now defunct Livejournal page is hanging around at result number seven.
Good ol’ British Gas. This rather astonishing bill came through the door today. It is, of course, wrong. Just like every other bill we have recieved from this awful company. Jordan is currently waiting for them to call us back so we can get this stupid mess sorted out. They are two hours late in calling.
I think I can safely say that British Gas has outdone NTL in complete idiocy and I am often known for complaining about my year using NTL Internet and dealing with their customer service.