My Band

Dec. 24th, 2007 01:37 am
spideyj: (Crazy Danny)
- Go to Wikipedia. The first random Wikipedia article title that you get is the name of your band.

-Go to The Quotations Page random quotations. (wikiquote project) The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of yourfirst album.

- Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days." The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

- Be creative. Post it.

Band: Biocurator
Album name: And All to Heaven (Source: Edward Coke, some dude I've never heard of. The full quote: "Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven; Ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.")

Album cover (photo by Denis Collette):

spideyj: (BB Not my planet)
I saw Inside Man yesterday; it was a good movie and excellent stress relief after the shock of the news about my deferred departure (thank you, john_whorfindarling!). I quite enjoyed it. An element that amused me was the song playing during the opening and closing credits - it was Chaiyya Chaiyya, from the Bollywood hit film Dil Se... I've always enjoyed Spike Lee's soundtracks, and opening the film with this song reminded me of that. It also reminded me of another thing I like about his films: the metamessages - they're not particularly subtle, but they are interesting, and the intersection of different cinematic elements to create them is impressive. The opening credits, with this song playing and the various views of New York, really drove home what a globalized society we really are living in. I find it interesting that that is the world that I feel most comfortable in, the mix of cultures with the sense of a global society free of borders (as Pico Iyer talks about in his book The Global Soul).

On a side note, I looked up the Takarazuka (an all-female musical theatre group in Japan) and I'm pleased to see that they will be performing The Rose of Versailles in Tokyo in April and May, so hopefully I'll be able to go see it. The Rose of Versailles is based on a manga (which also spawned a twenty-episode anime series); it was partly out of a desire to read the manga that my interest in learning Japanese was born. Seeing the Takarazuka perform was near the top of my list of things to do in Japan, and I was particularly hoping to see them perform Rose of Versailles. My fascination with the manga is derived in no small part from my high school obsession with the French Revolution, and my love for heroic women. The manga stars a fictional character, Oscar, a girl raised as a boy who becomes the head of the Queen's guard. In my childhood fantasies, I was a female knight in shining armor, like Oscar, noble and skillful in all manner of martial and courtly things.


Dec. 27th, 2005 07:59 pm
spideyj: (6yoNani)
While in Oroville, moonwhispersBrian and I made a stop in at a music store and made a few purchases with our Christmas money. I bought Nine Inch Nails' With Teeth and At Worst...the Best of Boy George and Culture Club. I've listened to the NIN album 4 or 5 times now and I'm really enjoying it! Right now my favorite song on it is "Only" which starts out with kind of a disco sound, except there's this funky grinding bass guitar and it gradually gets a bit more industrial... it also has really cool lyrics, I think, which you can read here.

Also, I'm happy to be home with the people I love.
spideyj: (Angry Zim)
Here is yet another attempt by media giants to blockade or co-opt digital media sales using a government strong-arm. Blech!!!

I was already annoyed that I can't download songs from the Japanese version of iTunes, thanks to regional marketing divisions. Never mind my irritation with region restrictions on DVD players and game consoles (it's especially stupid on consoles, since they're just losing sales there, not really protecting markets). At least the Australian government has come in on the side of consumers with the recent High Court ruling (link may require registration - a link that doesn't is here) making mod chips legal.


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