January 27th, 2004

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Scarlett Johansson, Current Favs, and other ramblings...

Scarlett Johansson

After discovering her in Lost In Translation at the weekend I decided to check her bio and was surprised to see that I've previously seen her in three other films which I really enjoyed. They are Eight Legged Freaks, Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn't There. I remember (now) the characters she played in each of them but I guess she was a bit too young for me to fancy at the time. Now she's hit a ripe old 20 years I reckon it's more PC ;-p


Current Favourites

Current Book: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Current Comic: Fables by Vertigo


Go out and read them. As Tony the Tiger would say.... There G-R-R-R-E-A-T!


..and other ramblings

Ramble 1

Got the new Greenhaus album on Sunday when i was trawling the streets of London. It's called another life and I'm playing it now for the first time. Apart from the fact that Track 2 seems to be jumping (I feel a swap coming on Sister Ray!) I'm not all that impressed by it. That's a shame as I've seen Greenhaus live several times and really enjoy their gigs - I also like the previous material I have of their's so I know it's not because they can't come off well on recorded format. Ho hum.


The following lyrics struck me though (although the actual song isn't very good):


"Once I had a dream

you were coming back to me

we were holding each other

then you disappeared again, forever,

It's that time again

when I feel the pain

it's that time again

when I lose again.


Its that time of the year

when its crying for you

its that time of the year

when I'm losing you"


Ramble 2

Tonights been fairly relaxed. Dave Keyes came on over and joined Dave (flatmate) and me to watch Battle Royale. I hadn't seen it for about 18 months so it was great to watch again - brillant film and I can't wait for Battle Royale 2 to finally come out in Britain. I have a pile (well 7 is a pile in my book) of Tartan Asia Extreme DVDs which I have to get round to watching soon. I brought them a few weeks ago and they've just sat in my room unloved and unopened. Some I have seen before but wanted on DVD (the brilliant Ring and Audition being these) others I brought on impulse or reccomendation (such as The Eye and Bangkok Dangerous) so we'll see....

  • Current Music
    Greenhaus - another life; Bugs 'Tunes for Angus' Compilation
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Q&A Part 1

This one is linked as I don't want to be clogging up all of my Friends Journals with lengthy posts that they probably aren't interesting in anyway ;-p

Hope you learn a little about me if you read it though.

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  • Current Music
    The stereo has gone quiet.
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Books, Books, Glorious Books

I have to try and sort out this habit of impulse book buying. I HAVE ENOUGH ALREADY GODDAMNIT!!!! Not to mention that I'm moving in a few weeks and will have to lug them over to the new house - and I really could do without adding more junk and boxes into the mix as it stands.

Anyway the current crop of purchases seem to indicate that my mind is thinking about spiritual matters. Not sure that's true but something in my subconcious seems to be pushing me in that direction. The recent doorstops are:

The Essential Tao
The Essential Mystics
Essential Tibetan Buddhism
Essential Zen
If the World Were a Village (interesting facts and figures)
London Bridge: A Visual History (for a writing project I'm doing)

I just hope I get round to reading them sooner or later ;-p

Anyway, tonight I'm heading up to North Finchley to meet up with a friend (Sarah) for a few drinks so this is probably my last post of the day. Just hope I get to sleep earlier than 3.30am which is the time I ended up finally crashing last night.

Feel ok today though.
  • Current Music
    Front Line Assembly - Civilization