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Date:2006-05-01 14:08
Subject:Mon Amour Pour Toi
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Valérie Lagrange's "Mon Amour Pour Toi" jumped immediately to a 5-star rating in iTunes. It's available for download at Filles Sourires.

My iTunes rating system:
(no stars) = Yet to be rated.
* = Terrible. Going straight to the trash when I have my next clean-up.
** = Second chance. Will most likely be going to the trash, but will reconsider at a later stage.
*** = Solid Stayer. Worth keeping.
**** = Great. Better than average. Worth going back to often.
***** = Flawless. Total gold. A masterpiece.

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Date:2006-04-26 15:39
Subject:Arthur Russell
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Two songs upgraded to 5-star status on iTunes today, which means that, as far as I'm concerned, they're pretty much flawless...

Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Arthur Russell - A Little Lost

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Date:2006-04-20 09:40
Subject:upgraded
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Five tracks recently upgraded to 4 or 5 stars on my iTunes:

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Lofty Skies (I can't understand why Devendra Banhart is so popular)
Osvaldinho Da Cuica E Grupo Vai-Vai - Vendaval (lush tropicalia)
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Barefoot in Baltimore (sweetest slice of psych-pop)
Madosini - Bafazi (totally sublime Xhosa music)
The Sunset Travellers - On Jesus Program (you'll wish you believed, amen)

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Date:2006-03-22 10:30
Subject:Lost
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I've borrowed the first few DVDs from Season One of Lost. This is our first encounter with the show, and we're slowly getting hooked. I went looking for Yahoo groups about the show, and after digging through numerous categories, finally found it listed under... Reality Television! Eh?

http://tv.dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/1600349267

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Date:2006-03-16 09:57
Subject:Wikidown
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Wikipedia's down at the mo'. Guess I might have to do some 'real' work :(

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Date:2006-03-02 17:28
Subject:JPS cookbook
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Jean-Paul Sartre is writing a cookbook. My favourite line: "I want to create an omelet that expresses the meaninglessness of existence, and instead they taste like cheese".

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Date:2006-03-02 14:44
Subject:i am your enemy
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GG Allin on Springer.

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Date:2006-03-01 10:00
Subject:USB Bluetooth
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I have a quick question about Bluetooth. I have a Powerbook which predates the inbuilt Bluetooth capabilites. It's about 3 1/2 years old. I'm looking at getting a USB Bluetooth adaptor, but I need to know if any USB Bluetooth adaptor will be Mac compatible. I presume that seeing as both USB and Bluetooth are standard protocols, and there are no drivers or software needed, it should be fine. I've seen some cheap ones around. Any ideas?

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Date:2006-03-01 09:49
Subject:MP3 ringtones
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I've now got a mobile phone which can have MP3 ringtones. I've been thinking of using The Fall's "Telephone Thing", or perhaps this sample from Napoleon Dynamite. Or perhaps something by Genocide Organ, just to mix things up a bit. Any other ideas?

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Date:2006-03-01 09:08
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Wikipedia is slooowwww this morning.

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Date:2006-02-23 17:19
Subject:Sabbath Paris '70
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Great footage of Black Sabbath performing "War Pigs" in Paris, 1970.

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Date:2006-02-21 10:29
Subject:Dreams
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Two dreams I had last night;

1) When I opened the exam paper, the first question was "Compile a mix-CD for one of the Roman consuls we have studied. Explain your song choice".

2) I discovered an arcane Roman ritual which still exists amongst Italian youth today. During the days of the Republic, young boys were encouraged too enter a deep meditative trance, whereupon they imagined themselves as great soldiers. This ritual was intended to instill a driving motivation deep in the subconscious. I discovered that it is still done today, except Italian boys simply use Photoshop to create an image of themselves as soldiers.

Further to this, I thought I heard someone repeatedly calling out "Jugera!" (which is a Roman measurement of land, equal to about 1.25 acres). Then I suddenly awoke, realising that our cat was coughing up a fur-ball on the couch, and that it was she who was calling out "Jugera!" (which is kind of onomatopoeic for the sound she makes when she coughs up a fur-ball).

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Date:2006-02-20 17:23
Subject:Shameless
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New series of Shameless starts tonight!

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Date:2006-02-20 11:24
Subject:Staple-Tone
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Cover artwork for the upcoming Nurse With Wound release. Classic!

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Date:2006-02-19 19:33
Subject:Jung
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Best Livejournal comment of the year so far...

"Jung was an idiot and so are you."

...from this post on philosophy.

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Date:2006-02-16 15:33
Subject:Águas de Março
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Elis Regina's wonderful take on on Jobim's "Águas de Março", with mesmerising footage. Via Antville.

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Date:2006-02-15 10:29
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It appears that public transport will continue as normal during the Commonwealth Games;


...transport authority Metlink has advised commuters to prepare themselves for cramped conditions and delays as an estimated 2 million spectators squeeze into seats, aisles and doorways.

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Date:2006-02-07 15:06
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Lots of people on blogs and Livejournal seem to be reacting the the Allah comic issue by creating their own comics which defame Allah. It strikes me as a pretty juvenile response.

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Date:2006-02-06 11:19
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Always have been, always will be... the greatest band ever.

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Date:2006-02-06 09:45
Subject:poptones
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Great footage of Public Image Ltd on American Bandstand performing "Poptones" and "Careering".

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