Repeating Memes

You may have seen this, but still! The Shining as if directed by Nora Ephron!

I have a dim recollection of talking to somebody who edited all of Schindler’s List down to three minutes, and then set it to Transvision Vamp’s Baby I Don’t Care. Which is probably better, for sheer crassness, but this is funny too.

currently playing: United State of Electronica – Open Your Eyes

NE 1 Want 2 talk?

Lol 593 i am only 16 and 902 who needs GCSE when you can strip off and turn men on?

Ah, Fizz. The music channel of champions (the use of ‘you’ instead of ‘u’ is an anomaly).

Did anybody have the heart to tell Lisa Scott-Lee that the poll result on cd:uk really wasn’t in her favour?

currently playing: The Killers – All These Things I’ve Done

I Said Never Link Again (But Here We Are)

It really isn’t as good as Anniemal.

The ultimate iPod nano upgrade!

Bats, it seems, have a more sinister influence on us as well as inspiring rich orphans to fight crime.

A new $10 note! Enjoy Hamilton while you can!

Dammit, Stacie, people are trying to move in on our territory!

Fox News in anti-Open Standards shock! (because locking people into a propriety format is apparently, better for competition)

I need this keyboard.

currently playing: New Order — Someone Like You

Look Around You

I have an alibi, I swear.

Thanks to BBC4, I’ve finally seen Don’t Look Back. Now, when the Donovan started, I thought, “well, it’s not that bad, I mean, Donovan does ask to hear the song after all,” but then, a few sentences into the first verse, Dylan shoots a look over his shoulder to the rest of the group, a look that just screams “I am sitting in a room, and slaughtering this man’s dreams. And smiling.”

Man, that was cold.

(I swear, no more Dylan posts for a while)

currently playing: Bob Dylan – She belongs to me

"Let me ask you one question / Is your money that good?"

Tom DeLay indicted on criminal conspiracy charges in Texas.

Over in the Senate, the Majority leader there is having a few legal troubles.

“All the money you made / Will never buy back your soul”

currently playing: Bob Dylan — Masters of War

Tonight: Direction: Manchester

Okay, in the final few minutes of No Direction Home tonight, before the Judas bit, there was a film of a car going through a British city. Which looked awfully familiar - especially the Midland Bank, the building resembling a Dutch Pancake House on Oxford Road. And five seconds later, the other side of a clearing looked very much like the Oxford Road as well.

But where was the Odeon? Surely the building was older than 1966? It certainly felt that way when we went there.

So the question - was that Manchester? Or is my mind playing tricks on me, and they just used whatever film they had before cutting to the Free Trade Hall gig?

EDIT: Answered my own question - if it was Manchester, it wasn’t the Oxford Road, because the Odeon has been there since the 1930s. As you were. But! You can take part in my round-table discussion in the comments: Highway 61 Revisited and Briniging It All Back Home are much better than Blonde on Blonde, which, to be honest, gets a bit dull in places. Discuss!

currently playing: junior senior – take my time

The Booing!

Lots of fascinating things on the first part of last night’s No Direction Home (although I feel a little cheated by discovering that his manager conducted the interviews, and not Martin Scorsese (apparently, a big Johnny Boy fan!)), but aside from Dylan’s comedy theft of folk records, Liam Clancy (or Big Comedy Irishman, as I believe he should be known as from now on), and Dylan’s different stories of his background, there’s this: the album Bob Dylan originally sold 2500 records. On Columbia Records. If you did that today, Sony would drop you in a second…

currently playing: Black Box Recorder – Sex Life

On The One Hand…

…this is a sad story. On the other:

KILLER DOLPHINS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO!

We’re living in the 21st century now, baby!

EDIT: OH MY GOD.

KILLER DOLPHINS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO!
GO AHEAD, MAN. MAKE MY DAY.

currently playing: R.E.M. – Star me kitten

A Million Nerds Crying Out As One

OH MY GOD!

Yes, it’s a bit blurry, but that really is a Transformer that turns into an X-Wing. Damn you, Hasbro. Damn you.

currently playing: New Order – Regret

LaurenWatch

Well, I think she’s settling in, but oh dear, that Johnny’s timing is pretty bad, isn’t it? Highlight of the show was Lauren’s reaction to the suggestion that the Stereophonics were her favourite band. Or perhaps 50 Cent’s (50 Pence: a Mark & Lard sketch that should have been?) rather creepy suggestion that Myleene could help him get to sleep.

Not entirely sure that they’ve thought this MiTracks thing through - it would be rather bad if a committed fanbase rigged the charts for several weeks. And vote for Bottle Rocket! There’s a small possibility that I’m in the video!

Right now: hating tennis. I want Colonel Blimp, dammit!

currently playing: The Distractions – Time Goes By So Slow