CD in Play:Pelican, Australasia."Sbwriel" is Welsh for Rubbish
Okay, perhaps rubbish is too harsh a word to apply to this situation, but I am not enthralled by what I see. After all, I have only watched two and a half episodes of the BBC's Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood
, to really have a solid opinion. My problem with Torchwood
is the obsession with sex, a result perhaps of having a prudish mother who's chief concern about me growing up was me not having sex and a very un-prudish father whose chief concern was that I actually have it. (or least what he considered to be healthy attitude towards it) As a result of my upbringing I am not comfortable with sex, except in the safer confidences of friends. When it comes to making art, I am decidedly asexual about it. (though I would say my paintings and some poems have a sensual quality)
Russell T. Davies, the shows creator and producer, is a gay male and is obviously concerned with getting his issues and agenda out there. But from what I have seen so far, I think he has done so to the detriment of his show. For me, it just isn't that engaging as a sci-fi series and for other reasons other than sex. I dunno, you can tell me your opinions if you have seen it in the UK or via bit torrent. (or when the series airs here in Canada and down in the U.S.) I would hold to my opinion if all the characters were straight, by the way.
Aside from STD's and teen pregnancies, I just don't see the issues surrounding sex and sexual preferences as ones the deserve as much focus as they get. It is a diversion from other more serious issues such as unemployment, quality of employment, making a a living wage, the environment, water rights, medical care, etc. Those issues would drive people like Pete Chattaway from the show, however."Cerddoriaeth" is Welsh for Music
So, it looks as though Red Silo will be a go again this year. The last time I did music with Elijah was two years ago as a band called Meat, though Elijah prefers to spell it as M.E.A.T. I came up with Red Silo, but still prefer Meat. We will be doing an alt-country thing, kind of like Wilco via Radiohead. I might push for a cover of The Flying Burrito Brothers'
"Lazy Day". I'd love to do "It Happens Each Day" by The Byrds, but none of us have the vocal chops to carry the harmonies except for Elijah's wife, Miriam. I will probably trade in my Godin six string to haggle for a new bass - which I should bought in the first place. I'd like to get an American made Fender p-bass, ultimately.
After a run through on Friday night, I would really like to record Elijah's song "Life out of range" with Blair Jewers and Merwan Hassan before Blair and family pack up for BC's interior.There is No Welsh Word for MemeCurrent clothes:
Jeans, Ché Guevara t-shirt.Current Mood:
Neither here nor there, though slightly annoyed at not having set the VCR to tape BSG.Current music:
Just switching the CD and putting on PJ Harvey's To Bring You My Love
Some guy at work who nods at me like he knows me, but I cannot recall ever having met the guy. I thought he might be a scammer of some sort, but it seems that he is a TA or a tutor of some sort.Current Thing:
A lot of writing at home. Have quite a few book ideas at the moment.Current DVD in the player:
Michael Mann's Manhunter
. Picked it up for $5.99. Wanted to see it again after seeing Zodiac
. Robert Harris' stuff falls into the sensationalist vein, but Mann does a very good job at keeping his movie planted on Terra firma. Also caught a bit of Silence of the Lambs
on TCM: I find the film revolting.Current song in head:
"Lazy Day", by The Flying Burrito Brothers.Current book: Gunpowder
by Jack Kelly. A history of gunpowder. Interesting and engaging, though one has to wonder if Kelly doesn't grant gunpowder a bit too much credit in shaping European history. I am amused by the names the Chinese had for their powder based weaponry:Dropping from Heaven BombHeaven-Shaking Thunder Cash BombMatch for Ten Thousand Enemies BombBandit-Burning and Vision-Confusing Magic Fire-BallBone-Burning and Bruising Fire Oil Magic BombBandit-Striking Penetrating LanceNine-Arrow Heart-Piercing Magic-Poison Thunderous Fire ErupterLong-Range Awe-Inspiring CannonCurrent Culinary Obsession:
Garlic. The landlady is away so the garlic can come out to play. She claims she is allergic to the smell.Current refreshment:
Cafferey's, but having learned that the Irish Caffrey's is now owned by Coors I think I should have bought Boddingtons or Kilkenny instead. Cwrw
is the Welsh word for beer. (pronounced something like KURroo with a slight trilling of the r's) There is no Welsh beer for sale in Canada.Current worry:
I have to loose my gut. Suppose the beer was bad idea...Current thought:
The clock really does run too fast and I am working, it seems, only to pass the time until I can take my days off. My days off pass too quickly and the cycle repeats.