Get hot Get too close to the flame Wild open space Talk like an open book Sign me up Got no time to take a picture I'll remember someday All the chances we took
We're so close To something better left unknown
I can feel it in my bones Gimme sympathy After all this is gone Who would you rather be The Beatles or The Rolling Stones Oh seriously You're gonna make mistakes you're young Come on baby play me something Like here comes the sun Come on baby play be something Like here comes the sun
Don't go Stay with the all unknown Stay away from the hooks All the chances we took
Yesterday Pitchfork posted their Top 100 tracks of 2009... it's going to take me a while to listen to them all so let's just cut to the chase:
Number 1 went to Animal Collective with "My Girls", (well deserved, but whenever I listen to it I can't help feeling disappointed with myself.. not them.. for not liking it more).
Number 2 was Dirty Projectors with "Stillness in the move"... they simply have one of the best videos of 2009, maybe because its the only video hit I've ever seen with lamas or maybe they're alpacas? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPF6lpM0XM
Number 3 was Phoneix with "1901".
Number 4 was Bat for Lashes sweeping in on the wave of "Daniel"... I don't know who Daniel is but he should be very proud - one of my favourite songs of the year.
Number 5 was Grizzly Bear with "Two Weeks".
Number 6 was the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with "Zero".
Number 7 was Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane with "Shine Blockas", a song I have never listened to up until about 20 secs ago and now having listened for 40 secs... it's ok, but is using the word shawty which is so unrelatable when ur 6ft.
Number 8 was Phoneix (again) with "Listomania".
Number 9 was Girls, "Lust for life".
Number 10 was Washed Out with "Feel it all around"...
"I never knew your middle name, no need to play that game" Architecture in Helsinki.
We went out to dinner last night at a gorgeous Indian place, which had drapery hanging artistically from the ceiling.
I was finally brave enough to have vegetarian curry... we have it at home all the time, but I've always felt like it's not true Indian when I go out if its missing chunks of lamb or chicken (gory I know, sorry if you're a vege).
Anyway on the other side of the artistic drapery was a couple, obviously on the second date.
She found out that he liked cheesecake.
He found out she didn't like hot curries.
They then discussed Lady Gaga, both fencing around the topic and not daring any criticism just in case the other was an ardent fan.
I don't think there were up to the middle name stage yet, but they were rolling steadily down the path to relationship solidity.
"And we talked about nothing which was more than I wanted you to know" Modest Mouse.
Is it just me or have we gone back on a little bit of a time warp with Tony Abbott, the Liberal's new leader in arms?
First there was the announcement of his shadow front bench who seem to be a regurgitation of the Howard era.
He even justified his decision of MP Bronwyn Bishiop by saying "67 is the new 57", adding that she will feel right at home with the Senior's portfolio because "she will be one of them" (poor Bronwyn).
Then this morning he announces that Workchoices would be brought back if the Coalition win the next election.
One can already see the Unions ordering another print run on the "Your rights at work, worth fighting for" stickers which were plastered over every bus, backpack and walkway in Australia during the last election.
But the cream of the crop is his announcement on 4BC radio that he might increase Australia's commitment in Afghanistan. What the???
Isn't everyone trying to creep out of Afghanistan slowly... hoping no one will notice the retreat?
Is there some overarching, masterful strategy I'm not seeing?
*New Liberal leader Tony Abbott enters presser with deputy Julie Bishop.
Tony Abbott today became leader of the Australian Liberal party.
It was a bit of a surprise for everybody, including Abbott himself who looked a little shell shocked as he emerged from the party room.
Twitter went wild, with both #spill and Tony Abbott becoming trending topics (the funny thing was noticing confused Americans tweeps going... "can someone please tell me what the heck #spill is?).
Anyways, our fine leader K.Rudd was off in Washington while all the drama happened so Julia Gillard (Abbott's old health portfolio political/flirting sparring partner) was left to welcome the new top dog.
But the question is will the chemistry between Abbott and Gillard continue... now the 'mad monk'/aka Abbott has taken control of the liberal abbey?
*Julia Gillard... bring it on baby... (note: to be fair this image is 2 months old, but appropriate I felt).