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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.
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I have been lax about LJ-ing recently (RL *sigh*), but Chrome is not helping right now. Once you're out of beta, you're supposed to be more stable, damnit. Although this could have something to do with the amount of free space on my machine. I need to tidy again.

I have been experiencing something of a Rolling Stones fandom resurgence. I listened to the new tracks on the re-released 'Exile on Main Street' and the love came back. Most of them are awesome, especially the Soul Survivor alternate take with Keith singing crazy lyrics, and just being Keith. <3 This also wasn't helped by the BBC screening Stones in Exile, the documentary about the making of Exile on Main Street, on Sunday. Oh, Stones (esp Keith) I heart you for reasons I can't quite articulate.

On a semi-related note, I was linked via [ profile] ontd_downey to RDJ's Inside the Actors Studio (which is awesome btw) and then ended up (oh, YouTube) at Johnny Depp's, and he was wearing a Keith Richards t-shirt! <3 I love his love for Keith.

I'm a little behind on TV. I haven't got to the latest Dr Who (I've heard varying reports) and I *still* need to watch the pilots of Caprica and Treme which have been sitting on my laptop forever. I do however have The Good Wife, which I think I'll be watching before I go to bed, as I'm really enjoying it and Alan Cumming is incredibly awesome.

I did catch the season of finales of Gossip Girl and Bones, both of which were underwhelming for different reasons. Bones was just, blah, really blah, which it shouldn't have been, and Gossip Girl was just too much drama, which yes, is the point, but it was all a little exhausting and circular.

I also didn't think I'd really missed True Blood, but the trailers and clips I've seen have me quite intrigued. Damn you, Skarsgard, this is your fault.

Also, while I'm going on about random TV, I caught an episode of Glee on Monday. Huh. It was okay, admittedly helped by the fact that Neil Patrick Harris was guest-starring, but I could watch it again. I'm unsure I guess, but I quite enjoyed it.

Okay, the list of tags for this post grew crazy fast. *boggles*

Music: The Rolling Stones - Soul Survivor (Alternate Take)
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Overall, it's been a good day, bar the 4 hours I spent at work. It was all going swimmingly until I hit a big snag and I'm going to have to go back tomorrow. *sigh*

But apart from that, good! I went for a walk to get coffee (so many stories start this way with me) and wandered into the comic store (as is my wont) and well, damn you James Jean and Mark Buckingham and your pretty Fables art, as I walked away with the latest trade, as I am way behind from when I used to buy it regularly, and well, pretty, like I said.

I also really need to finish Y: The Last Man. I should reserve them from the library, though I imagine I will eventually buy them.

I then wandered into what I refer to as the Action Figure Store, but is in reality the Card Stone with lots of guys playing various geeky card games in. Anyway, I go in there every now and then to see if maybe, just this once, there will be a John Sheppard action figure (there never is, if I really want one I should probably just order it), but then I spied, well this:

My trip to the Action Figure Store )

So, um, yeah, geek shopping for the win? It's funny how fast fandoms come back in those moments.

I also went with my recently returned friend to Let the Right One In (which come to think of it is an awesome title), which is well, a Swedish vampire movie, but definitely not your typical vampire movie and very hard to put in a genre box. Well worth seeing though, and gave us a lot to talk about on the car ride back.

Also,I am pointedly, and with some difficulty, ignoring the BSG related posts as spoiler free is serving me well, and despite some of the Dollhouse ones I did read, I'm going to give it a look.

Quite a few RL people have tagged me in that 25 Things Facebook meme now, I might do it before bed, or at some point anyway, but it's very like many LJ memes before it. ;)

Oh, knew there was one other thing. The Kills and Amanda Palmer are going to be playing in Wellington in March! Must go to at least one! (And I'm still on the fence about Of Montreal, which is quite soon).
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I came home in a rather crappy mood. Work is rather ugh. I mean, it's good to be busy, but a lot's going on and I just feel like I'm not handling any of it well and in general I've just been feeling a bit blah.

However, the internet was there for me tonight.

PotC: At World's End trailer: OMG! Pretty, snarky, Johnny Depp filled wonderfulness. I can't wait!

Sportsnight Friending Meme hosted by [ profile] celli. I am always behind increasing the Sportsnight love, and this was lovely.

Will Dunk For Brains by [ profile] minervacat. (PG, gen) Keeping with the Sportnsight theme, this fic is just awesome. Hilarious, and just so them. Love!

Rolling Stones confirmed for Isle of Wight Festival Rolling Stones + Muse + The Fratellis + Kasabian = ... dude. Now if only I lived in the UK.

And now, there shall be The Daily Show.
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I might make a goodbye 2006 post later today. I have no plans for tonight and to be honest, I'm really fine with that. A lot of the people I know in Wellington are away and just, eh, a quiet night will suit me fine.


Battlestar Galactica S3 reaction through "The Eye of Jupiter" )


I've also seen the pilot of 'Dexter', the pilot of 'Studio 60' (finally) and the second ep of 'Heroes' (the first did not want to work for me) that I want to comment on in more detail at some point, but quickly, I liked Dexter the most, Studio 60 was good but not as good as I was hoping, and I think I need to give Heroes a couple more eps but Hiro is adorable and Mohinder is mmm.


And becuse I feel like it, here are some songs I've really been enjoying recently.

I've never been a huge Radiohead fan. I like some of their songs, but I don't own one of their albums, and some of their later stuff got a little too techno for my tastes. However, I have sort of fallen in love with Thom Yorke's new solo album. I love the lyrics and the sound and I keep going back to listen to songs from it. I haven't felt like this about a non-Rolling Stones album for quite a while.

These are the twothree songs I just keep going back to on my iPod:

Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill
Thom Yorke - Black Swan
Thom Yorke - Skip Divided

I remember the Regina Spektor squee way back when and never really giving her a chance. Anyway, due to a song of hers appearing in VMars and a friend with some of her songs, I'm really wondering why I didn't. She's adorable and has some great lyrics.

Regina Spektor - Consequence of Sound

I've done a Thea Gilmore pimp post before. She's wonderful. I picked this cover up on an MP3 blog and I really love it.

Thea Gilmore - Ever Fallen in Love? (Buzzcocks Cover)

And I include these because they're hilarous, cute (maybe just the first one) and just a litttle bit geeky.

Animaniacs - Countries of the World
Tom Lehrer - Oedipus Rex

Okay, so maybe a lot geeky. ;)

Look, no Stones! (Though Dear Doctor is hilarious and awesome. *cough*)
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Christmas was quite a low key affair but very pleasant and I am now the proud owner of an 160GB external hard-drive, a copy of 'Exile on Main Street' and a lot of sugary goods.

However, I finally got online to check the Yuletide archive (1000 stories OMG) and um, someone wrote me, Bound to Follow You Down, and it's Rolling Stones fic, and it's Gram/Keith, Keith/Mick and it's awesome. So much love to my Yuletide Santa, so much love.

Also, much love to all the organisers of Yuletide. I am awed.

I also now have all of the eps so far of BSG S3, and all the eps so far of Heroes due to some lovely RL friends. *glee*
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*conquers flist catch-up*

I haven't checked it since I uploaded my [ profile] yuletide story at 2am on Wedneday morning (yeah, there was a little bit of a freak-out) due to circumstances involving Christmas parties, travelling, and broadband connections acting up.

I walk away and we get a Book 7 title and everything. *shakes head*

So, anyway, I'm in Christchurch for a week.

It's good to be here and catching up with people has been awesome. However, it does mean *winces* the land of dial-up. So, I might not be around so much. Also, I'm compiling a list of links I have to explore at home, because the idea of opening YouTube or a picpsam right is not a happy thought. Oh, broadband how you spoil me.

I have pretty much completed Christmas shopping. Go me! Not that I had a lot to do, really. And let's not dwell on the fact that I bought myself a few presents too. :p (PotC2 on DVD, 'Beggars Banquet' and 'No Security' by the Stones, and a DVD of the A les Abattoirs '76 show! Oh, boys).

I also keep meaning to post a 'Casino Royale' review which I saw quite a while ago now. So good.

I doubt I'll post again before Monday, so I hope everyone has a wonderful day, whether they're celebrating or not and has a great holiday season! *loves you all*
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I just finished watching The Filth and the Fury, a documentary about the Sex Pistols, and it was fairly damn awesome. The Richard III clips were particularly cool. I must admit I didn't know a lot about them before I sat down, just that they were the birth of the punk rock movement, but the documentary really was rather fascinating. I knew they were seen as rebels, but fuck, one guy referred to them as the 'antithesis of the human race.' Dude.

I still think Gimme Shelter is the best music documentary I've seen (shush, I am horribly biased), but this was up there, and yeah admittedly, I haven't seen that many music documentaries. If anyone has any recs, I'd definitely be interested.

And I have no Sex Pistols songs. Damn.

Also, go C4 for actually playing some music documentaries.
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Do you know what's a very jarring experience? Watching Crash (which having now seen, I think totally deserved its Oscar win) and then flipping the TV back on and being accosted by John Travolta and others 'acting' in The General's Daughter. Gah.

I also just finished watching Iraq for Sale,* which is a documentary about the private contractors used in the Iraq war and which I totally recommend, and it's put 'Sweet Neo-Con' in my head. I love the Stones (heh, no really, could you tell?) and I love the beat to this song and while I appreciate the sentiment of the lyrics, Mick has done so much better ... but now I can't stop listening to it!

* Yeah, there were a lot of DVDs in my evening. It was good, and I even had company, but I make my life entirely too complicated sometimes. Hence the annoyed mood.
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DUDE. Pervez Musharraf went on The Daily Show? DUDE.

It was a really cool interview actually. Jon did ask some hard questions and was also thoughtful and polite and well Jon Stewart, so therefore completely awesome. It was a much better interview than you'd be likely to get from a 'serious' news show.

I don't know quite why I'm this o.O about this, but I am. Of course, Musharraf could be doing to rounds promoting his book, but still, The Daily Show? Awesome.

I really need a Daily Show or Jon icon.

Also, due to the wonders of the internet and fandom I saw the VMars Season 3 opener! (Bless you, broadband). I wasn't blown away, but I definitely enjoyed it.

Finally, if someone's keeping track of the Harry Hair Debate. I'm definitely in the 'Dude. No' camp. I liked the emo hair. See? I do still have HP love. It's just ... sporadic at the moment.

And yeah, okay, one more thing. NBC's website is streaming Studio60 eps -which is the only way I can catch them as I'm really not so much with the hard-drive space, so no torrents for me - and that is cool, except if you live outside the US you can't access them, which is not so cool. I understand why, but I still sigh.

Edit because I don't want to do a whole new post:

Keith Richards, black coat, 'You Got the Silver' last Wednesday in Boston. Oh, YouTube, you've got my heart. The quality leaves a little to be desired but ... Keith. Black coat. 'You Got the Silver' *flails in perpetuity*

Tony Blair says that terrorism has not resulted from his or the US's foreign policy. (Link via [ profile] blythley). The quote is near the end of the article, but honestly WTF?!
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I came home in a rather eh mood but all the posts about the Studio60 pilot airing tonight and the general Sorkin love I've seen has cheered me up a bit. Oh, Danny. Oh, Toby. Oh, shows.


I've been looking at all the music memes that are going around and half-heartedly poking at them and then basically sighing at my inability to make decisions. So, in the end, I've decided to post a rather random collection of songs I've been enjoying recently, because I feel like sharing.

Mmm, Music )
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I very, very nearly posted to LJ from work yesterday. The BBC's radio documentaries on the Stones just made me that squeeful. (I was working while listening to them. Really. Stop looking at me like that). Ronnie bought Keith a walking stick with a skull on it! And Keith gave Mick a 1959 Fender Strat for his birthday on the '75 US tour! And Charlie went on a Grand Tour of Europe! And no one will get why I'm ending all of these sentences in exclamation marks except [ profile] tangleofthorns! But that's okay. My obsession with 60 year old rock-stars makes me happy.

From about 2pm to 8pm my day was really rather okay. There was even free champagne and good food. The rest of it? Does not bear serious contemplation. I am pathetic.
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I don't know whether it's a reflection on V for Vendetta as a movie, or the extremeness of my obsession with the Stones, that the high-point of the movie for me was the fact they played 'Street Fighting Man' as the credit song.

It wasn't a bad movie, far from it, but it wasn't a great movie either. There was something missing that I can't quite put my finger on. It was certainly well acted (and I was happy to see they used pretty much all British actors apart from Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, who were very good) and well, Stephen Fry is worlds of awesome, but ... yeah, I don't know. It's odd.
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Yeah, so what I said about Grey's? That I'd catch one entertaining ep and start liking it again? So true.

Grey's Anatomy: 17 Seconds )


Dear Keith Richards,

If you don't want me to keep having thoughts about you and Gram Parsons, don't say that you guys 'wore each other out' at his tribute concert, because my brain has been in fandom so long it can only take that so many ways.

Much, much love,

- Tali


I don't talk F1 in here much but after the podium at the Hungarian GP I have to comment becasue Weirdest. Podium. Ever. Jenson won a race, from 14th, on merit?! Now, I like Jenson fine, and I'm happy for him, but even now, over 12 hours after I read the story my mind is still boggling. I mean, sure if he'd started really close to the front, or if a lot of people had fucked up (and yeah, they kinda did) but still, weird.
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I haven't updated in over two weeks. o.O

Not much to report really. Still ridiculously obsessed with the Rolling Stones (*points to icon* yes, that really is Keith Richards) and Dr Who is the only TV show I'm making sure I watch each week. I try and catch Grey's but ... I feel my love waning a little. No doubt I'll catch one good ep and this will change, but at the moment, eh. However David Tennant = LOVE. There needs to be icons.

I've recently re-discovered 'Yes, Minister' too and oh, I'm sad Nigel Hawthorne died all over again. Damn, he just rocked so hard.

Also, I might be just a little in love with the broadband connection in the flat as the speed has just been increased and just, dude. 3MB song in 3 seconds? Oh, I love.

RL wise, work is pretty good and my sanity is mostly intact.

I also really, really want this T-Shirt.

Mmm, wasn't this a nice and pointful post?


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