Friday, January 27, 2006

He will fall

Some say he's cute
Some say he's too indiscreet.

He was arrested again.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Sweet melon

Sweet maiden sips the tea and shows me her melon
shoelace fastened she no longer affords a free fall stumble
for a very long time.
Sit up, heave up, straighten up
your joy I shall never fathom
glancing the paper in the corner
"Clap hands and say yeah"
For your courage and commitment.

I've just been informed by my friend that she was pregnant. Brave girl. She's a bit mental, ...hmm, but I think she will be a good mother (because she is a cancer girl).

Thursday, January 19, 2006

What the heck!

It's pathetic that my boss said my behaviour is like that of 臘筆小新 today, though I really like this cartoon character. It's strange, I never talk foul, never twist bum, of course have nothing to do with that little bb like 小新. Maybe that's becasue of my childish talk/thought. One thing for sure, I should never enter the field of legal robot, for being a legal robot, you are supposed to be professional, sophistiscated and confident (may I call it pretentious and bluffing). Somehow, I do enjoy the nature of work as I'm a drafting machine. But no, to be a successful legal robot, you are not necessarily good in language and analysis, but you have to good in presentation. Anyway, too much rolling n' rocking in my blood, I'm condemned to be 臘筆小新!

Monday, January 16, 2006

First Impression of the new strokes

The Strokes - First Impression of Earth

First impression is mostly unreliable. I knew this 3rd album of The Strokes would sound different. I've made the necessary mental preparation. However, on the first listening, I still couldn't quite shift myself away from the Is This It?/Room on Fire expectation, so I just found it sort of OK. Things began to change after the 2nd and 3rd listen. The more I listen by now, the more I'm hooked to this album. The length of each track is double or even triple of their previous songs but somehow the songs are cleverly structured. Emotion of the songs are built to explode at last ("Juicebox", "Vision of Division", "Ize of the World"). The first song "You Only Live Once" is the only song which sounds like the old Strokes, very catchy. Julian's voice was obviously affected much by his over consumption of alcohol (so some may say his voice is horribly scratchy). I think it quite matches with the heavy music and lyrics. I can't understand why people keep complaining of the obscurity of The Strokes' lyrics. It is very explicitly dark. It's strange for a newly married man to write such dark lyrics. Julian was (is?) like a man on the verge of nervous breakdown. My favourite tracks are Heart In A Cage, Vision of Division, Ask Me Anything (there's no guitar, just melatron, wow), 15 Minutes, Ize of the World, Evening Sun and the last one (well, almost all the songs). This album is clearly not everyone's cup of tea like Is This It?, but it's definitely one of my favourite in 2006.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

cliche no.2

I once mentioned to Secret J to have my own so-called best of xxx 2005 chart but u know it's so cliche and more importantly, it's already the 2nd week of 2006, it's so bloody delayed. The problem in composing such My Most Favourite albums of 2005 is that I haven't bought many cds in 2005. It's so strange. When I was much younger, I bought loads of cd albeit my financial strait. Maybe that's because I'm older now (my heart, colder). No!!! Anyway, I intended to complete this cliche, so I will say:
My most favourite cds in 2005 are:
1. The Rakes - Capture/Release
2. Babyshambles - Down In Albion
3. Black Wire - Black Wire

The Rakes are not "just another hyped-up indie boys band". Capture/Release is intense and bleak. Their lyrics relate much to my suicidal working/office life, I like it. It also reminds me of my horrowshow experience in Amsterdam, the sound of this album turned into something African, you know the state I was in.

Down In Albion. What can I say. Most of the tracks are "taken" from the Babyshambles Sessions (without any credit to Carlos)! Listening to those beautiful songs in Babyshambles Sessions were being twisted! I know Pete tried hard to turn a new page of his life, forming a new band with different style. I know I am biased. I can never be fair to Babyshambles. The new Stix & Stones is just boring. Having said that, I like the new version of killamangiro and albion. Of course I can't resist the anthemic Fuck Forever.

I also like The Cribs' The New Fellas when I downloaded it, but it's become boring when I bought the official copy (so the lesson is: don't buy official release, ha!)

Friday, January 06, 2006


It's still the first week of 2006 so it is not too late for me write something about new year resolution. Looking back, (surprisingly) I've fulfilled much of the new year resolution of 2005, they are:
1. To find a new job
2. To read more books
3. To save more money without reducing my enjoyment of life

"I was looking for a job and I found a job", ha, don't sing the following line, I really don't want to be as unluck as Morrissey. So, I've changed the job and Madam To Ming just asked the same old question today. What can I say? Am I the ever-whining soul? Am I lacking the essential working spirit and capacity? Or it is true that this job nature is not so suitable for me? (Yes. The firm name having "music" element is actually nothing to do with music!!!) New year resolution of 2006, well, yes, still
3. To read more book,
2. To save money without reducing any fun of life
1. change job? I feel confused.

Other resolution:
Pick up guitar (oops, I hardly remember how to play it)
Update my web (yeah, inspiration, where have u gone?)