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Friday, March 31, 2006

stabbin' it old school

Hey Peeps!!

I'm proud to report that guns were not used in the violent crime that occurred at my old high school (although gun possession hasn't been ruled out). Yay! It's reassuring when you can go to Miss Sogawa's math class and say "At least I won't get a cap popped in my ass! (I might get stabbed though.)"

Ah yes... This will no doubt fuel another generation of bad rumours about the old VP. Don't get me wrong: this school had issues which it apparently hasn't dealt with since the early 1990s. However, it probably is just an average school. Does that make you feel better?

Genet, PDD, Shnatz (a.k.a. Sausage). You know what I'm talkin' about.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Genet forces me to divulge my musical tastes...

... And to see if I actually have 7 friends who have blogs. Or even if I have 7 friends. (Is a friend a friend if the friend doesn't blog?)

Here's the deal:

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they are any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to."

Genet, you couldn't have chosen a better week to get a weird list out of me. I managed to save my friend Dali's hard drive from total destruction, and copied all of his music in the process, about 40 GB worth. So 7 songs is very limiting. But I'll restrict myself to 7 songs that really had an impact on me this week, for whatever reason: maximum effect per unique "impression" of the song. In no particular order:

1. Chopin - 2 Nocturnes, Opus 48

Hauntingly beautiful.

2. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Stardust

Smooth as silk.

3. Hot Hot Heat - Middle Of Nowhere

Pop that's really catchy. This is what The Killers secretly want to be.

4. Zero 7 - Polaris


5. Metric - Dead Disco


6. Wham - Everything She Wants

Best of the eighties.

7. Fantastic Plastic Machine - Black Dada

Weird and funky.

Genet's got Depeche Mode and Miss Kittin on his list: coincidentally, I listened to both this week after not doing so in a long time.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

new member of the martyloo franchise

After bringing you martyloo, and its multimedia incarnation, I'm proud to launch nerdyloo, the technology blog for martyloo. Yes, all that stuff I'm itching to post about but would bore most of my 7 readers, will be thrown into the "wired" (such an outdated term today when wireless is so ubiquitous) offshoot of martyloo.