aworldinside: (Eric)
1. London Film and Comic Con was a little underwhelming, to be honest. Did manage to see Katee Sackhoff do her 30 minute Q&A though, and she was adorable! 30 minutes wasn't long enough though. I spied Ben Browder (hot) and some others. Didn't see Mike Tyson (thankfully, it just freaks me out he was there), or William Shatner, whose Q&A cost money and who was in his own separate space for autographs.

After her cute Q&A I did get Katee's autograph (didn't really say a lot) and then picked up some adorable stickers.

Ozymandias and Nick Fury should not look this cute. Also, tribbles! )

2. My friend who I went to the con with lent me Fringe S1 on DVD and I watched an episode (or five) last night.

Thoughts so far )

I have managed to spoil myself a little though as I went reading Wikipedia when I shouldn't have. It's nothing I didn't have a vague inkling about though.

3. True Blood: Trouble )

4. Day 14. A song you listen to when you're happy

This was harder than I thought, because they're aren't a lot of songs I play just when I'm happy but I settled on this, because it's catchy, upbeat and I play it quite a bit.

The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger

List of days )

5. I made the best salad for dinner. Roast sweet potato/kumara, fresh spinach, feta and sesame and pumpkin seeds. Really good! But then I ate far too many peanut M&Ms. *sigh*

6. I have F1 tickets in my possession! \o/

7. I keep coming across the surname Banatvala at work, and every time I picture the red spiky Bannakaffalatta in "Voyage of the Damned." It amuses me, because the work it involves sure doesn't. It's fine, but I am over it. Oh yes. If I have to look at one more set of papers ...
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Had a pretty nice day. Haircut, awesome buckwheat crepe at a farmer's market near my friend's house and then went to see the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy (for free! Thanks to my friend's work).

Catching up on Flickr uploading now. So many photos, only so many imaginative titles and captions. I have got up to uploading the trip I took to Warwick in March. Yes, really, I am that behind.

I watched In Bruges tonight. It was pretty cool and made me miss the whole six hours I spent in Bruges. Now watching The International which is surprisingly boring. I mean, there's a full-on shootout going on (not really sure why tbh) and still, bored. The Princess Bride DVD wouldn't work. It was sad.

Also, talking of things that are boring. I finally watched the Caprica pilot and I'm sort of intrigued. Sort of. Maybe. Mostly I was bored. Does it get better?

My F1 tickets arrived today but I was out. Picking them up before work on Monday. Incredibly exciting!

I am still doing this:

Day 13. A song that you play when you're angry

This song is somewhat of a guilty pleasure, because I realise it's a little dated (2000, wow) and a little angry teenage boy, but it tends to be my go-to song when I'm angry. It's catchy, what can I say.

Papa Roach - Last Resort

Video and other days )

And I saw this:

White Collar: Withdrawal )

London Comic and Sci-fi Con tomorrow at Earls' Court. Katee Sackhoff! Hopefully anyway. Maybe William Shatner, depending on how crazy the queues are. Should be interesting anyway.
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Day 12. A song from your favourite album

After I decided to use a different artist for each question(because otherwise Muse's "Absolution" would be the answer to this question), I knew this was likely to be a Stones album, but I thought it would be "Exile on Main Street." However, when I finally made the decision the other day, it ended up being "Let it Bleed." On a different day, it would have probably been Exile. It also could have easily been the Foo Fighters' "The Colour and the Shape" because that album rocks and I was in a very Dave Grohl sort of mood for a while there, but in the end I went with the Stones.

The Rolling Stones - You Got the Silver

Because I'm a sucker for Keith vocals and this is probably my favourites of his. Just, gorgeous.


Awesome live version and list of days )

Had a couple of relaxing nights at home before a pretty busy weekend full of birthday drinks, leaving drinks, a Chris Addison (!) comedy show, a British Grand Prix and a World Cup final (Sunday is going to be awesome, so happy we'll be getting a new World Cup winner). Can't wait till work ends tomorrow.

Big Bang Theory rocked tonight small spoilery mention from The Spaghetti Catalyst ) And I still think Sheldon and Penny's odd friendship is one of the highlights of the show. And Raj. <3

I seem to be in a bit of a Jane Austen mood. I'm reading Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, recently rewatched the Ang Lee movie of Sense and Sensibility - Emma Thompson is amazing, as is Alan Rickman, though I do think Colonel Brandon is almost a little too awesome as a character - and also caught a bit of of a Northanger Abbey movie that has made me keen to read that.

My visa runs out a year today. :( I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll probably be heading home barring some sort of fortuitous sponsoring situation. With the British economy the way it is, I just don't think it will happen.

Also, Ben and Jerry's 2-for-1 specials are really dangerous. Damn you Sainsburys!

Edit: Knew I forgot something! I've had these two awesome bits of Tony/Steve fanart open on two tabs for days and days. B&W kissing guh and Equally gorgeous kiss in colour. I love Tumblr somedays. It brings me so much pretty.
aworldinside: (smile)
Went to see Them Crooked Vultures tonight at Brixton Academy and they were all sorts of awesome. I've been wanting to see them for ages!

Dave Grohl on drums! Dave Grohl on drums! Not enough hearts in the world! He was fabulous and just smacked the hell out of those drums. Damn, he rocked. I'm usually all about the guitarists (and they all were great, and John Paul Jones played a freaking violin <3), but tonight was all about Dave for me. Shocker.

The sound was a little fuzzy (though better than when I saw LCD Soundsystem at the same venue) and my ears are still ringing and it's actually just annoying now, but apart from that it was a great night. I should really get the rest of their album. *is a bad fan*

I was expecting new True Blood and there was none. Sad panda. I guess because it's 4th of July weekend. But I've had these thoughts about last week's WTF ep on this DW post page for so long I should actually just post them.

True Blood: It Hurts Me Too  )

Also, I am still doing the music meme, it just took me ages to come up with a song for this, and well, I'm lazy.

Day 11. A song that describes you

I perhaps thought about this too much, but I eventually looked through the songs I play a lot and settled on this because a) I like the song and played it a lot at a certain point a year or two ago and b), I do always seem to be apologising a lot and not getting certain thoughts out of my head.

The Sounds - Queen of Apology

Live video and list of days )

I'm tempted to do the 30 days of TV meme that is going around after this. Unless someone is really sick of these day by day memes, but I'm enjoying it. It's making me think.

Also, I really need to watch Band of Brother's again after reading [personal profile] lithium_doll's post from her 30 day meme. Winters and Nixon. <3
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Dear BBC2, I love you for playing the set in full. *blows kisses*

Muse at Glastonbury )

Must say after seeing this I am looking forward to Wembley even more.

Also, Zane Lowe was great while he was on the coverage. He just genuinely asks thoughtful questions and isn't incredibly annoying, which with some BBC radio personalities is a hard ask.


Day 10. A song no one would expect you to love

I had a bit of a think about this one, but in the end I settled on this as the song I think most of my RL friends would be surprised to find I loved ... well, liked a lot. It was that or something really easy listening, but I don't have any songs I love like that in iTunes. ;)

Britney Spears - Circus

I was introduced to this via a Star Trek vid, and it just got in my head and wouldn't go away and I didn't really want it to. It's pop-y, catchy and just fun to listen to. I also generally am not a huge fan of auto-tuned songs (I dislike Madonna's auto-tune phase a lot) but this one works for some reason.

Video and list of days )
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For a Tuesday today was actually good. The weather was awesome, the bank got me my new debit card far quicker than I thought they would, and I got a refund for the money that was fraudulently removed from my account. I can pay rent!

09: A song from your favourite band

Um, so this wasn't too hard. ;)

I have promised myself that I'm going to use a different band/artist for each question though, so this is the last Muse song you'll see. Really.

Anyway, while doing this meme and finding songs to use I've discovered that I really love songs that go quiet then really rocky-loud (see: Paranoid Android, Monkeywrench - although that's more loud and louder, and a great number of Muse songs), and I wanted to chose a less obvious Muse song, so here is their cover of Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

Muse - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Vali Cover)

MP3 quality could possibly be better. Hmm.

I would be so, so happy if they played this at Wembley in September.

Also, it's quite sad that I never made the connection between this version and Heath Ledger singing this in 10 Things I Hate About You (love) until I saw it linked as a related video on YouTube. It is one of my favourite scenes from that movie and probably my favouurite scene Heath Ledger ever did. Just, sad.

Muse playing this live in 2002 and the list of days )

And my connection finally played nice to let me watch this:

True Blood: Beautifully Broken )
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Missed some days again. I was busy, had drama (debit card charges that were not my own, people suck), and was in Belgium for the day (first trip to the continent, <3's Europe), so I got a little distracted.

Belgium btw was awesome. I went to Bruges, and there were old buildings, cobblestone streets, nice people, good chocolate and one amazing coffee with waffles. Had a great time, and I wasn't *too* interrogated when I re-entered the UK. *sigh*

Day 08. A song that makes you fall asleep

I didn't quite know what to do with this. I don't really tend to listen to too much music when I'm sleepy, I tend to fall asleep to TV episodes I play on my laptop, but I do have a few sleepy gentle sounding songs.

Veruca Salt - Aurora

From the Tank Girl soundtrack, which is a movie I do need to see at some point. Gorgeous song.

Hubble space pictures set to 'Aurora' via YouTube and the list of days )

I watched Dr Who this morning due to all the positive comments I saw on Twitter:

Dr Who: The Pandorica Opens )

I brought chocolate covered coffee beans back from Belgium. So good, but it all ends up with me being incredibly hyped up because I eat too many.

Two good things I found my ring I though I'd lost in a pair of trousers, and I have Them Crooked Vultures tickets for 5 July. Dave Grohl! <3
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Day 07. A song you can dance to

I ummed and ahhed about this for a bit, there was nearly some NZ drum and bass, which I should share at some other point, but in the end I went for this.

Outkast - B.O.B

I really can't remember this coming out in NZ in 2000; I don't think Outkast were that big there at the time (probably not until Hey Ya), so I've only heard this recently, but damn it's infectious and makes me tap my foot every single time. I love it.

Music video and list of days )

Also, there was this True Blood: Bad Blood )

I really should have stretched more after climbing on Sunday. Ow. Ow.
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It's been a busy weekend, saw a polo match and drank some free NZ wine in the sun in Richmond, saw Sex and the City 2 (eh, but not quite as much eh I was expecting, which to be fair was a lot) and then went climbing today followed by watching a pretty awesome Canadian GP. A bit worried about Lewis doing so well, but Jenson seems to be holding his own.

Day 06 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

Flight of the Conchords - Robots

This was the song of my New Years trip in 2008-09 to Takaka. We sang it up in the car, at the camp-site and in a small hut at the top of a remote hill after a day walk. Binary solo ...

List of days )

Also, finally caught up on Dr Who: Vincent and the Doctor )

Will finish "The Lodger" before I go to bed.

Love the World Cup. Oh, Robert Green, it must suck to be you. Caught the first half of the Germany vs Australia game, and Germany look quite impressive. Hmm.

Work tomorrow, eh.
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Yeah, I missed a day. It was inevitable.

05. A song that reminds you of somewhere.

This one was easier than I thought. 'Country House' came up on the iPod and suddenly I was back in my room when I was 12, curled up in bed secretly listening to the radio after I was supposed to be asleep. I was always more of an Oasis girl, but I remember this song coming out so clearly. The era when you taped stuff off the radio. It's kind of amusing now.

Blur - Country House

Country House music video. Linked as I can't seem to find a version that will let me embed it.

List of days )

Coincidentally Blur's documentary 'No Distance Left to Run' is on BBC4 at the moment and it's making me all nostalgic. Even 'Tender' which I didn't even really like that much.

I also seem to have deleted a lot of the Blur I had on this computer, because I swear I owned their Best Of. Grr.

I'm so going to stay up and watch their Glastonbury set from last year now. Their Hyde Park concerts last year looked amazing too. I was wondering when they were because I couldn't remember them happening when I was over, and turns out it was about 10 days before I arrived in London.

Unrelatedly, the Eric clips from the new season from True Blood are not helping my anticipation. Yes, this would be the anticipation I didn't really know I had, but I do apparently.

Mmm, Angry Eric and Eric/Sookie )

Edit: Gah, Glastonbury. I need to go to a festival. Also, I never had a really thought about the guitar work on their songs but Graham Coxon fucking rocks. Oh, it's always the lead guitarist with me, it's true. ;)

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