Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In a Nut Shell

DVD in Play: The Flaming Lips, VOID 1992-2005

Dreams I have been having: Attending cricket matches with friends from British Columbia. I know precious little about cricket, but all the matches are test matches and are always between Australia and Pakistan. In the dream, Elijah derides the game while Diana asks me what the rules are (no clue) and her friend Julianna tells everyone to shut up. Trent and Pete are sitting near by and snickering at me, while Gavin talks about how he could have a career as a cricketer if he really wanted it.

Musical Obsessions: The Flaming Lips, The Flaming Lips, The Flaming Lips. Xylophones and glockenspiels. Tortoise. Caribou. Beck's new album, Modern Guilt. The Flaming Lips. Neurosis. Acid Mothers Temple. Moog emulators. The Flaming Lips.

Culinary delights: Broiled tomatoes. Take bacon and heat it up in a roaster, add olive oil. When hot, add in herbs. I use fresh basil, tarragon, thyme, oregano and marjoram. Add and vroil the vine tomatoes for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the skins off the tomatoes. Pack Italian sausages (hot or mild, your choice) out of the tubes around the tomatoes, drizzle some olive oil over top and continue to broil until sausages are cooked and then broil it all some more. Serve with bread and the vegetable(s) of your choice. Courtesy of Jamie Oliver.


Anonymous Gavin said...

Am I a batsman or a bowler in these games?

24 July, 2008 18:56  
Blogger Magnus said...

Bat Man. Err... batsman.

Just saw "The Dark Knight."

24 July, 2008 22:28  
Blogger Thoth Harris said...

Why so...S-E-R-I-O-U-S!!!!


25 July, 2008 08:54  
Blogger Magnus said...

I never really got the whole hype behind Heath Ledger before this film. He was always alright, but he never really made sit up and take notice. However, his performance as the Joker is what I always wanted to see in a Batman film.

25 July, 2008 23:52  
Blogger Thoth Harris said...

Yeah, all the acting in Batman is amazing. But you're right, in films like Brokeback Mountain, etc., Ledger was just talented, that's all. But in Batman, he joins Gary Oldman among the gods of acting.

26 July, 2008 00:06  
Anonymous Gavin said...

No joke: there is a star cricket batsman with the name of Gavin Campbell in the UK.

I don't think he fights crime, though.

26 July, 2008 11:45  
Blogger Magnus said...

You played cricket in your youth, did you not?
Must have been a subconscious thing, because now that you mention it I do recall you telling me.

26 July, 2008 19:34  
Anonymous Gavin said...

Yes I did. It's harder to catch a cricket ball than a baseball because you don't use a glove.

28 July, 2008 19:03  

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