35 entries posted in 2009

Baby it's Cold Outside

Friday, 18 December 2009 9:01 am
tags: christmas music top10

Oh the weather outside is frightful. But it can only mean one thing. Christmas is upon us once again. And the weather is trying so hard to be festive this year. It is for this reason I'm in the mood to list my top 10 Christmas songs. In no particular order.

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The Glorious Misfits

Friday, 11 December 2009 9:00 am
tags: chavs misfits television

This show has impressed me. If you haven't watched an episode yet, you've probably seen one of the million trailers E4 put out every week. From the trailers, it's easy to dismiss this show as another chavfest teenage angst, sex-obsessed drama (albeit with a touch more action). With that in mind, I decided to watch anyway. I'm glad I did.

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Phoenix - 1901

Thursday, 10 December 2009 12:08 pm
tags: adverts music ps3

This song is featured on the latest advert for PS3. I initially thought - that is a nice sounding song, goes well with the content of the advert. Well today I figured out what the song is.

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Phrazes for the Young

Friday, 4 December 2009 9:07 am
tags: juliancasablancas music review strokes

I mentioned the sounds of Julian Casablancas in this post. It wasn't much of a review post as I hadn't heard much of the song at that point. Since then, I've bought his album - Phrazes for the Young - and I thought now would be a good time to review it.

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The Bokeh & The Rain

Monday, 30 November 2009 12:50 pm
tags: bokeh photography rain

Well, it rained this weekend. A lot.

I took advantage of this by capturing the view out of my window. I've got some really nice photos of the lights out of my window that, if they're far enough out of focus, appear as circular coloured blobs. This is better known to the photography minded individual as "bokeh" (pronounced "bow - kuh").

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When did we all stop doing nothing?

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 8:56 am
tags: music newmoon random

We're all aware of how fast the world is moving. Technology, fashions, work. And it's easy to trick yourself into some relaxation at some point during the day. But - these days - do we ever really just stop and do nothing? And I mean nothing. Just you and your thoughts.

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The Twilight Phenomenon

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 8:55 am
tags: books movies newmoon southampton twilight

We cannot get enough of vampires. And this particular love story between a vampire and a mere mortal seems to have captivated the world. What struck me this weekend is the staggering popularity of the Twilight saga films. Huge billboards, television adverts, plastered across train & tube station walls, striped across buses and bus stops. You name it. New Moon - the next installment in the Twilight series of books & films - is set to be massive.

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My thoughts on Halloween

Saturday, 31 October 2009 3:12 pm
tags: halloween rant

It's that time of year again, the last day of October, Halloween. Although it seems Halloween has almost become a week-long celebration. And, in all honesty, this is a quick rant about my dislike of Halloween. Feel free to stop reading.

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Flash Forward (+ New Search page)

Monday, 26 October 2009 11:03 pm
tags: coding flashforward television

Flash Forward just keeps getting better and better. Made by the guy who made Lost I hear? Well he must've figured things out since then. Namely, how not to lose the audience's attention with a snails pace storyline. With that said, I love Lost. Ha!

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The Excellence of the Peep Show

Sunday, 25 October 2009 11:18 am
tags: peepshow television

We're well into the 6th series of the Peep Show now and I wanted to post in recognition of how good this show is. What makes the Peep Show so good, in my opinion, is how consistent it is, series after series. If you've seen and liked an episode, you're guaranteed to like every other episode. And I think it's for this reason why the Peep Show has gathered so many loyal followers. Myself included.

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