Saturday, April 29, 2006

Latest Obessions..

Six Feet Under

I'm currently watching the entire phenomena that is Six Feet Under... I'm up to episode 9 in Series 2. The writing so superb, characterization amazing and interweaving storylines are so neatly done. This show is so intimate and so fucking human. Every episode is like some kind of reality check regarding mortality, the preciousness of life & other cool stuff.

Rainbow Songs
This morning I did a search on Limewire of every song with the word 'Rainbow' in the title after watching 50 First Dates [such a cute movie] last night - it had Israel Kamakawiwo's version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow in it. Such a great song. ... this is what a geek does on a rainy Sunday, oh and she eats...

Dark Belgium Chocolate... more ultra Haiku... 'nuff said... with hazelnuts...

Going Overseas
Just waiting to hear about Doha... waiting, waiting, waiting and contemplating the adventure that might be the middle east..

Fishnet stockings...

Now that winter is here I can indulge in my favorite legwear accessory.


I got lots of books for my birthday, does that make me bookish? Let's hope so. Am currently reading Crash by J. G. Ballard. It's a bit sick, no, its a lot sick & twisted but written so obsessively. I actually had to put it down because it was making me nauseous a few times. If you read it make sure you read the intro. He writes about reality vs. fiction:
I feel that the balance between fiction and reality has changed significantly in the last few decades. Increasingly their roles are reversed. We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind - mass-merchandizing, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the pre-empting of any original response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. It is now less and less necessary for the writer to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent reality.

In the past we have always assumed that the external world around us has represented reality, however confusing or uncertain, and that the inner world of our minds, its dreams, hopes, ambitions, represented the realm of fantasy and the imagination. These roles, it seems to me, have been reversed. The most prudent and effective method for dealing with the world around us is to assume that it is a complete fiction - conversely, the one small node of reality left to us is inside our own heads.
... and he wrote this in 1973!

... and for my last & most enduring obsession....

Yes, just bought her lastest album Confessions on a Dancefloor and instantly fell in love with it. Great Album Mads! She gets back to her disco roots, her dancing and just generally stylishly prancing about in a pink leotard... which is what she's really good at. I'm happy that she's left that acting thing behind... ;-) Fave track at the moment is: Future Lovers & Sorry is good too.. I'm so happy that my first & major role model is still kicking on so well.

This is what she said in a recent article in Bazaar magazine, when asked what she would say to her 19 y.o. self:
"Remember these things: never take any of it personally. If you really want to be a revolutionary, you have to be prepared to be unpopular. Don't do it if you don't really mean it. And what else? None of it is real."
... WORD UP MADS! Yeah baby... it's all an illusion, there's too much confusion...'nuff said...


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