I met a girl recently. Our initial day was not all that great. Infact I was getting very annoyed at her and had things gone any worse that day I would have really given it to her. Day 2, however, was not so bad. I warmed up to her. She turned out to be nice, warm, friendly & funny. Best thing was, she laughed at all my jokes. I cracked her up with some of my stuff; she laughed so hard that she almost fell off her chair. Twice!
I teased her a bit and she reacted in the cutest way possible. She’s pretty and cute with a perfect little nose. A nose you’ll feel like pinching if you saw it. Light, clear, fair skin. And she’s pretty in an unobvious way and the best part is that she uses no makeup. She doesn’t have to. Day 3 was better, me & other girl walked her to the bus stop and we went together to her destination. I walked her to her friends place. Day 4 was more better. She would grab my arm when I pretended to leave, as if upset by her teasing, and that would make me stay. Day 5 was her last day in the city at work and she would be going back to her office and her hometown on Sunday at 5pm. We said goodbye on Saturday night at around 8:30 pm.
On Sunday we text messaged each other all throughout the morning. I asked her what her plans were for the day until her flight at 5pm. She said that she was bored and had no plans. I felt that I should go to her hotel and surprise her, maybe get a pizza and have lunch with her or something. And then drop her off at the airport. Or take her out for a bit. I hesitated. What was I thinking? It’s not like I was in love with her or falling for her. And this is me? Unlucky in the matters of the heart. And I still haven’t gotten over the other woman. But I could have done it. You know, just try it out and if it develops into something let it develop. But I chickened out. I don’t make as much money as she does. She’s used to finer stuff. She lives in a metro, she’s used to that. I’m a small town boy at heart. She’s pretty and cute, I’m fat & ugly. So I chickened out.
download what we do is secret Yesterday when I went out @ 7pm for a couple of drinks and dinner at my usual bar, I was shocked to see that in the menu they had shown the new rates for vodka. Smirnoff has jumped from Rs.80 to Rs.110 per 60 ml in just a week! MGM from Rs.50 to Rs.85! Almost every vodka brand that they had were in the Rs.85 or above bracket. Except for Muscovy (which is too stiff & bitter) and Romanov (which used to be my normal poison till about a year ago) which were both at Rs.50. Both were not available.
What in the world is happening? Has the trade route to Russia been strewn with barricades and road blocks? Has Russia declared a silent war on India and blocked the sales of vodka? It can’t be so because some of the vodka is made in India and certainly brands like MGM & Romanova are Indian. Then what gives? Should I switch from vodka to something else? No, I don’t want to. I’m going to try a couple of other bars and see if the situation is the same.
In the end I had two beers and fried rice and sorrowfully sat there for 2 hours.
Well who doesn’t remember this track? Back in the late 1980s – early 1990s Warrant was a huge hit, selling a few million records & constant arena tours in the US. All that changed when Seattle unleashed their many bands and grunge took over. Hair Metal was out but I think Warrant had a lot more to offer. They are still around, although playing mostly clubs and smaller theatres, and making an album every 3 years or so. Here’s their biggest hit Cherry Pie – man that brings back some memories.
Former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere delivered another blow to Arsene Wenger’s flickering Premier League title hopes by denying Arsenal three precious points in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Stewart Downing was denied a second-half winner by a fine save from Manuel Almunia but the Gunners also had their chances through Robin van Persie and substitute Nicklas Bendtner. Arsenal looked lightweight in striking power, another showcase of the fact that Wenger needs to go out and spend.
Before the match against Boro, the transfer rumours started floating about that Wenger may allow both William Gallas & Bendtner to leave the club next month and freshen up his squad during the transfer window. Juventus has shown an interest in Gallas, who lost his captaincy last month when he critized his teammates publicly. AC Milan and Paris St. Germain have also enquired about the French international defender but Juve seems to be the favourite.
Bendtner has failed to impress at Arsenal and also could be on his way out, although it is not certain as to where. Wenger’s target for strengthening his squad seems to be Liverpool’s midfield Xabi Alonso as well as Salmon Kalou from Chelsea. In latest news winger Ryan Babel has expressed a desire to sent on loan to Ajax as he is not happy without a confirmed starting place and thinks he can sharpen his skills in Ajax. Babel could fit in well within the Arsenel squad and should be a target for Wenger.
A couple had been courting each other for over a year and finally got married. The night after the wedding, the bride woke up alone in bed to the smell of fresh coffee and delicious food. Her husband had taken a shower and was cooking breakfast. She though “I never pictured him as being this type. Lucky me”.
The husband brought breakfast in bed for her. The woman was delighted to see that he had brought the paper & fresh flowers along with breakfast which was – two eggs scrambled, 3 slices of toast, butter, jam, bacon, freshly squeezed orange juice and strong black coffee & cream. Her new husband feed it to her as they browsed the paper.
Satisfied and congratulating herself on the best catch she could ever find, the wife settled back against the pillows and sighed with pleasure. “Was eveything to your satisfaction, dear”? he asked. “Yes, nothing short of excellent honey” she replied. “Good” and he smiled.
One of the movies that I was really excited about was Iron Man. An icon from my years growing up in Kuwait, he was a favourite comic boon hero to thousands of us kids. The movie, although has done very well and been given good reviews, has disappointed me. I don’t see much thought gone into the plot. Hindi movies have similar plots to the age old father figure who is actually bad & trying to get the hero killed; hero almost wiped out by a similar looking designed suit. Let me tell you this though – Robert Downey Jr was the perfect actor for this role. I initially had my doubts about Downey being a super hero type but he nailed it. And he showed the character’s flaws which is the best part – makes the Iron Man look human. Tony Stark is egoistic, power driven and full of himself. He also loves women!
watch resident evil degeneration online I didn’t like the Afghanistan tie-in, although the Middle East has replaced the former Soviet Union as the terror of American, so I guess that was expected. The suit is awesome and some of the special effects are fab – the best sceans are when Stark is testing his new suit. Gwyneth Paltrow is wasted in a “pretty kitten secratary” role (come on) where she has exactly time to show 12% of her acting ability. Jeff Bridges looked perfect as the main villain – until I heard his voice after donning the Iron Monger suit! Typical big bad man voice and dialogue.
thin line between love and hate a dvd I’ll rate this movie 7/10 (but mostly for the effects) and I think I’ll watch it a couple of more times but I really don’t see it becoming my a favourite. By Febuary-March this dvd will probably start collection dust and lie unused in a corner of my cupboard. I hope the sequels are better.
If you ask me which is Bon Jovi’s best song, well I have a few options. But if you ask me which is Jon’s best song ever then I’ll have only one answer : Miracle. This is a truly beautiful song with some great lyrics (check it out below) and a good video to boot. And this was 18 years ago!
And look closely! Do you recognize the guitarist? It’s Jeff Beck! Look closer. Any other familiar face? Yup, that’s “Joey Tribianni” aka Matt Le Blanc as one of the bikers / friends of Jon.
Pop singers like Britney Spears, Massive Attack, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & Eminem are upset that their songs are being used as a form of torture in prison camps at Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan & Iraq. Human rights groups have also protested the fact that tracks like “Hit Me Baby One More Time” & “Born In The USA” are being blasted in high volumes into the cells for hours on end. They say that it can cause the inmates long term psychiatric problems.It also seems that a song that was written for & sung by Barney the purple dino was also used as torture.
Ok, this is too much. If I had to listen to Christina, Britney & that fucker Emenim, I would cave in an instant man! I’d tell them all of my sins since the day I was born. I’d be confessing to crimes I haven’t even come close to confessing. I’d sell them my soul, I’ll tell all of your secrets too!
I’m not sure how many of you know this but 2009 is going to start a second late!
The new year will arrive a second late to account for the changes in the Earth’s rotation. A ‘leap second’ will be added to the final minute of 2008 because the planet is gradually slowing down as it spins on it’s axis. That extra second will help correct the time-lag which shows up on ultra accurate atomic clocks.
This is the 24th time since 1972 that an adjustment has been made by the Paris based International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. This will also make 2008 – already long with an extra day on Feb 29 – the longest year since 1992.
Joe Satriani, the best guitar instrumentalist who ever lived and my personal fav guitar god, has filed a lawsuit against British band Coldplay for plagiarizing one of his songs. Coldplay’s Viva la Vida released either in 2008 or 07, sounds a lot like Joe’s If I Could Flydownload one magic christmassamson and delilah onlinedownload alien raiders dvd off his 2004 album Is There Love In Space? – the melody and chord progressions sounds very similar.
I have worshiped Satriani since 1992 and have all his albums. He is one of my favourite musicians and I play his songs all the time. Coldplay – I couldn’t care less about them; they don’t inspire me and their music style is what I jokingly call “whimp rock”. Sue their asses to court Joe!
And if you need to check out the two similar sounding melodies, look below.
I wonder! How many kids told their parents “Mom, dad, when I grow up I want to be a tv evangelist. I want to make lots of money, preaching to people about what I think god is telling them to do. I want to be on tv stations across the globe, watched by millions of believers and they should hang onto my every word. I want them to come to my sessions and be amazed at my speech. I want to cheat them of their hard earned money and make me rich. I want that money to pay for the buses, limos & jets that I will buy and emblaze with my logo and I can travel in style. I want that money to pay for my palatial white house, where I’ll keep my wife & kids in one wing and my mistress and my alter boys in another. I want my own tv channel.”
They say that love conquers all. That love can never die and distance doesn’t matter. Don’t believe it? Watch the video above. It doesn’t matter that it happened in the 1970s. It’s very relevant today.
I went back on my word of redoing my “About Me” page in my blog. For anyone who was looking forward in hope of reading my reworked bio (all 6 of you ) I apologize from the bottom of the bottom part of my heart. I just couldn’t get down to it. Chalk it up to laziness and things not exactly going as I had planned. As I had Monday off due to it being a state holiday, I thought I would spend all of yesterday reworking my bio on the blog. As it turns out, I plan and fate intervenes.
We had an issue regarding work that required me to make & recieve a few phone calls and keep getting information. That and the heat yesterday put me off and I did not even type a single line or word on the bio. A shame on me, I know. But I hope to get started on it soon. It’s just that the way things are, it looks like it’s going to take me atleast a couple of days before I can relax and get my self in the mood to do it. I hang my head in embarrassment.
Ladies & Gentlemen! Lo & behold, a new GnR album, Chinese Democracy, is finally upon us. Their first album since 1993’s all covers album and their first album of original material since 1991’s twin cd Use Your Illusion I & II is here. I got an mp3 version of it within the same day. It’s finally here. Remember 1991-92 when GnR was all the rage and everyone & their granny played songs like November Rain & Estranged? That might be hard to replicate but it just feels good to hear Axl screaming & screeching on these 14 songs, once again thumbing his nose at anything that pisses him off. The image that you see on the left – I don’t know but it seems like they have 3 or 4 album covers for this cd. Could I be wrong? I can’t be sure but I like this one the best and so it stays as the official image for the record. So let’s get on with it; a review of the album that took it’s own sweet time to get here. And about time too!
The cd sets off with Chinese Democracy, the title track and the first single released. Many fans have already heard the track either at one of their concerts or online. It cracks like a whip and stings you right in the face. Inspired by watching a movie about the Dalai Lama, this track criticizes the Chinese government’s treatment of it’s people. From there we move on to Shackler’s Revenge, starting off like a hip-hop blast. Is this actually a GnR record? Lyrically it’s about being pissed off and not wanting to be comforted. Better is the second single and is probably one of the best tracks, a love tragedy and about being alone. Street Of Dreams reminds me of Yesterdays in parts but the song is about longing and wanting the lover. The piano playing of Dizzy Reed is excellent here.
Next track, If You Want Me, seems so odd on a GnR track, I was like “what the fuck”? It features an artist known as Mase (damned if I know who the fuck that is) and it’s so weird to hear Axl singing this song. But nice guitar solo in here. There Was A Time is about the effects of the drug culture taking it’s toll on a person. Axl sings that there was a time when he would have done anything for this person but things change. Catcher In The Rye is a refrence to the famous book by J D Salinger and possibly also to Mark Chapman, John Lennon’s killer, who happened to be reading the book when he was arrested. Scarped sounds silly with it’s “ayaho” chant in chorus, telling the world to get out of their way.
Axl does more of “ahha” screams in the next song, Riyad And The Bedouins which is rumoured to be about 911. Sorry sounds so weird coming from GnR but I wonder if it’s the influence of all the new musicians. Or is Axl apologizing for the new style of music? The lyrics seems to be meant to antogonize someone. IRS is telling you that is no escaping from Axl; he will dog you till the very end. Ok, what is a title like Madagascar doing on a GnR album? It references a few movies. This I Love could very well be their smash hit ballad from this album if they pacakage it well with a suitable video to boot. Wonderful piano fills this song. We complete the album with Prostitute.
Ok, so they aren’t the GnR of old and with so many new members you can’t expect it to be so. Only Axl remains of the original 5 and only Dizzy remains from any of the previous albums. The guitar work of former member Buckehead, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Richard Fortus, Paul Tobias & Robin Finck shine on certain tracks – but that’s what Axl had to do? Get a wall of guitars, an attacking 5 like a hockey lineup to replace what Slash & Izzy Stradlin did with ease (and Gilby Clarke in live shows for a few years)! You still think as to what this could have been, all those wasted years, Axl becoming a joke in music circles and all that negative jazz. Still, it’s got some golden moments. I’d rate it 3 out of 5 stars. And here’s a live performance of Better.
The world’s favourite Asian-American stoner dudes return for a sequel entitled Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. You just know that Kumar is behind the problem that they have. Ok, so it’s actually 4 years since the duo’s first movie but in this film, it’s mere minutes after the end of the first. As we know Maria is leaving for a trip to Amsterdam and Harold & Kumar have just got back from White Castle. As the movie starts, we see Harold dreaming about Maria while taking a shower to get rid of the dirt during the previous night’s activities. However he is rudely interrupted by Kumar, who is noisly taking a dump after eating all those 30 burgers. The two decide to go to Amsterdam and join Maria, while also taking in the pleasures of legal weed that the nation of Holland can provide them. Before they board the flight they run into Kumar’s ex Vanessa and her fiance Colton, who has connection in political circles. On the plane an old lady mistakes the bong that Kumar tries to light up to be a bomb and alerts the air marshalls in the plane. So…our boys are arrested and after an interrogation by a neurotic Ron Fox (Under Secretary of Homeland Security, played by Rob Coddry) they are put in orange jumpsuits and sent to Guantanamo Bay. They managed to escape the jail and avoid having a ‘cock meat sandwich’ and make their way back to the US in a boat.
What follows next is odd & funny situations that only M/s Lee & Patel can get themselves into. They go to meet a friend who has a bottomless party in his palatial place (lots of bare women’s butts on display) and get a car from him. There’s the Southern couple who have an inbred son and who take the pair into their house. Running away from their one-eyed son, the duo find themselves smack down in the center of a Ku Klux Klan’s bonfire. Running from the Klan, they flag a car only to find that it’s driven by a mushroom eating Neil Patrick Harris. He offers to take them to Texas to meet Colton who they think can help them with his connections. But ofcourse, NPH has to stop at a Texas brothel and have sex with the bustiest whore in there.
Kumar takes two hot whores into a room, where he asks them to make out and then they strip him. However he starts to cry about Vanessa while they comfort him. Harold sits and has coffee with the rest of the whores, until NHP brands the big, busty whore with an iron rod on the ass. In the skirmish that follows, NHP is shot dead by the brothel madam. The pair make it to Colton’s Texas house but he turns them in to the authorities. In a struggle on the plane, Harold & Kumar jump in a shute and land in President Bush’s Texas home, where they bond over excellent grass! Bush pardons the two and the guys crash the wedding and beat up Colton. Vanessa is convinced that Kumar really loves her and she leaves with him & Harold. The three of them make their way to Amsterdam where they find Maria and they have a jolly old time in that city.
It’s fun, it’s silly, there’s a bunch of tits & asses on display. James Adomin looks enough like George W to poke a few cracks at the moron Prez. The girls are beautiful, there’e enough laughs in it, although it won’t do as well as the original. But I enjoyed watching it and so will you if you don’t mind the stoner frat boy sense of humour.
Well I stayed in home today and watched the last 25 minutes of 23 in the morning. I woke up only by 9 am and had breakfast just at 11 am as I was a little put off by the weather. It was cool for sometime and then cloudy and a little hot a bit later. The sun has been hiding all day amongst the clouds, that cowardly son-of-a-bitch. I kept thinking, “it’s going to rain any minute, it’s going to rain any minute” and it never did. The day has looked so gloomy and I think that ruined my mood for the day, despite it being a rare 2 day off from work.
I heated up some leftover breakfast stuff (a little upma & kadala curry) and tosted a couple of slices of bread to have my late breakfast. Lunch was a miserable looking rice + old curry which had no taste and it was only the onions & tomoatoes that I chopped up and mixed to the concoction that enabled me to eat it at around 2:30 pm. There was some payasam that a neighbour had dropped off a day ago that I had as desert but it tasted funny.
While having lunch I watched the new X-Files : I Want To Believe movie that I bought last afternoon. That’s 3 movies in the space of 24-26 hours that I have watched. It was a total dissappointment as I will review in an upcoming post. I think they lost the plot somewhere. But it’s getting a lot hotter now and as I sip my hot coffee, I’m starting to sweat a bit. Maybe a shower before dinner will cheer me up but I really do hate this weather.