MacBook? Ewww!

Many of you know about my Apple habit. This year is the first time where I’ve been able to watch a MacWorld, and have the money to do something more than gaze lovingly. My credit cards have been cowering in fear.

They have survived for another day, however. All the rumours indicated that Apple were going to update their iBook and Mac mini lines with Intel chips, but what we got was a new iMac, and a new PowerBook (I refuse to call it a MacBook, as that just sounds stupid). I suppose it makes sense, as if you stuck Core Duo chips into the iBook or Mac mini, they’d out perform pretty much all of Apple’s PowerPC range, which would cripple their sales while they were working on updating the rest of the line.

While I was a little disappointed, Apple has made up for it with their new power supply. So clever!

So rest easy, credit cards! You live to fight another day!

Tomorrow: the beginning of a short series (well, you better hope it’s short, really): The Animal Crossing Diaries!

currently playing: The Gossip – Listen Up!

Hello, Control!

Firstly, a happy 21st birthday to Bonnie, Queen of The Couch!

There is a God!

But he has a sick sense of humour (take your pick - the Boyzone reunion, or the My Life Story reunion!)

Beware, for I will probably start talking about this in a few days.

Aww. Rupert Murdoch. Fair and balanced as ever.

This site, tomorrow evening. OH YES. Mmmm. Apple.

Analogue Devices

Rule 1 of poll-based charts: Fans of Norwegian bands are to be feared and respected, lest they unleash their might forces against you.

currently playing: ABC – Many Happy Returns


Why did they have to get somebody who I’d like to watch? grumbles about work

currently playing: Lisa Loeb – It’s Over

Doin' The Do!

She’s baaaaaack!

(Daphne & Celeste are also planning a 2006 return as well!)

currently playing: Stars – Counting Stars On The Ceiling


Internet still not short of people with far too much time on their hands (these people need to read a few k-punk reviews, seriously).

currently playing: Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For


cries uncontrollably

Is Raymond Briggs still alive? Because he needs a good slap…

currently playing: The National – Mr. November

My Music Shame

Glancing over at Sweeping The Nation’s UK Albums of 2005 poll, I have to confess:

I still haven’t heard Funeral.

currently playing: Saint Etienne – Stars Above Us

Dearly Departed

Well, 2006 is beginning with endings, sadly, and that’s before Unicron shows up to threaten the universe (it’s going to take me a while to get it out of my system, sorry). After almost six years, New York London Paris Munich is closing its doors. Together with its sort-of-half-cousin-through-an-illicit-affair site, I Love Music, it has kept me entertained and informed over the past half-decade, so I’m sad to see Tom close it down. But these things happen, and definite endings are better than drawn-out zombie deaths, I guess (please don’t mention Hobart Paving).

Anyway, 2006. Snobbery and decay. Yes!

currently playing: Act – Snobbery and Decay

2006: What To Expect

2006: A Guide!







(I’ve waited twenty years to use this flimsy gag. Humour me!)

currently playing: Stars – sleep tonight