Posts Tagged ‘music’

Sweet frustration…

Posted: 27th December, 2008 in Uncategorized
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So, how was everyone’s Christmas? Good? Good. Mine was wonderful thanks. Made a nice change to have more than one day off of work at a time. I also discovered the beauties of uTorrent over those two days and thus my music collection has been expanding exponentially ever since. Woot.

I randomly came across a few articles on what I think is a guy’s blog. I started reading them thinking they were slightly parodical but as I got further into them it turns out that they’re actually both frighteningly accurate as they apply to me. Now, I’d rather call myself a geek than a nerd, but it’s quite a fine line these days, so I’ll let it slide. Check them both out. And please actually do read them rather than just clicking on the link and scanning.

The Nerd Handbook
A Nerd in a Cave

So what did we think? Comments welcome, as usual.

Now, on the comment front, I need some help. As previously mentioned, I’ve recently started using uTorrent, and I’m already running out of ideas for music I can download. Anyone have any suggestions of bands or artists I can sample? If you’re reading this there’s a fair chance you already know what kind of music I like, so I’ll leave the recommendations in your hands.

Nothing else to write about now. See you soon.


They were just really cold, don’t worry.

I’m a bit disappointed with the lack of responses to my previous post, people. I know more than two of you venture here to read this, so why haven’t you joined in? Even you random strangers who happen across my blog are more than welcome to comment and play along with any of the audience participation posts. A few of you even have blogs of your own – please feel free to link any interesting posts I may make yourselves to get even more people to play.

Anne Heche is one of the most classically beautiful women in the world.

You know how you can rely on certain things to have an expected effect, no matter what the situation? I’ll clarify, ’cause that was a tad vague. There are certain albums that, without fail and no matter my previous mood, will inevitably cheer me up and put me in a good mood when I listen to them. I’ve only identified a few out of my rather large CD collection so far, but it’s good to know they’re there if I’m being a moody little shit sometime. I’m going to list them and encourage to all to share, too, if you have anything similar so that we can all grow happy together. I sound like a hippy.

  • Semisonic – Feeling Strangely Fine
  • Del Amitri – Hat Full of Rain (Greatest Hits)
  • Bryan Adams – Waking Up the Neighbours

There may well be a few more than that, but none I can think of right now. Possibly So Long, Astoria by The Ataris, but only during the summer.

The relationship between Ally McBeal and Larry Paul in season four of Ally McBeal is, I think, the most realistically portrayed relationship I have seen on screen. I would urge you to rent or buy said season of said show to see what I mean. I could be well off-track, but I don’t believe so. I think in part it’s due to the acting of Robert Downey Jr., and in part to the writing of the show (which is pretty much a given, but anyway). Watching that season of the show always makes me slightly wistful (in the definition #2 way more so than #1).

I tend to get quite bored online after any great length of time (read: more than five minutes unless someone interesting is around to talk to). I need something new and thrilling to entertain me (aside from WAR, which I just bought), so I’m looking for a few new forums to haunt. Does anyone have any suggestions of decent forums that might actually contain interesting people to interact with, or decent posts to join in on? NB, I am already aware of the xkcd forums, the forums of Zero Punctuation, and the CAD forums, so no need to mention them. But other than that, ideas are welcomed. You all know me, don’t suggest something dumbass or I’ll slap you upside the head.

I hate Russell Brand. Really, I do, and everything he stands for. However, he has been mildly amusing in a film or two I’ve seen him in, and he has a stand-up show starting in five minutes on TV, so I’m going to go watch it and judge.

Apologies for the random nature of this post. My mind’s generally skipping from place to place.