10:11 pm - December 2005
*Insert 50's bowling husband fake voice* Goody, mind my manners! I forgot to introduce myself, this is Kiosh taking over Loopyland for a bit. Hello! I'm your regular bright and bubbly drama king, with a penchant for good music (especially that Icelandic, Canadian and British music), massive rants, shows involving either 4 girls in the city and the sex on it or a gang of four housewives who are desperate, rainy days and a good chai latté with an almond biscotti. Oh, yeah, I have been blogging on DLand for around two years and I certainly think mayonnaise, Britney Spears, 80's fashion, bell peppers, 50 cent and processed Cheddar cheese are just signs of how un-evolved we are as species.
Let's talk a little bit about music. I am a passionate music lover and I really enjoy discussing songs, exchanging new material and having music on 24/7. In fact, I recently created a station at Pandora, click here to listen to it!
Hmmm, my three favourite songs? To quote Her royal Loopiness, "For someone who is like me and can't pick one favorite anything... I so cannot believe you're asking me this question. But, since I like you, I'll answer it with a top three instead of a top 50." My sentiments exactly! But I'll try to do my best...
First of all, we have Thank u by Alanis Morissette (from 1998's Supposed former infatuation junkie).
Jagged little pill was big for me but no other Alanis' album can compare to how much I like SFIJ. The main reasons why I love this song are because it makes me feel really happy and peaceful and those lyrics resonate in my life so much... A moment where you look back and contemplate and know that you're a different person now, that you've moved on and left bad things behind. Moments where you close your eyes and smile wide knowing things will go great and that the future looks clearer now, where you pause and thank life and the Universe for the good times. The connection I have with this song is very deep. It brings many good memories as well and it makes me feel very, very 1999.
How to forget that video? It's amazing and it fits the song very well. Unfortunately, people couldn't go beyond the fact that she was naked and completely missed the point but if you get it, it's great. For me, I also see it as presenting yourself to the world just like you are and somehow telling life, "This is me and now I am ready to face the world, as a more enlightened person". Great song for bad times!
How 'bout getting off of these antibiotics
Thank you India
How 'bout me not blaming you for everything
Thank you India
The moment I let go of it was
How 'bout no longer being masochistic
Thank you India
Now, the video for this song is one of the best ones in the history of popular music, IMHO. Directed by Chris Cunningham, I love how it fits the song very well and the story slowly unfolds to show us that love really is everywhere, even inside a cold, modern factory. Even though we may think that robots have no feelings, they fall in love while they are assembled with machines and milk. So beautiful!
You'll be given love
Maybe not from the sources
Trust your head around
All is full of love: You just ain't receiving
All is full of love
I could pick "The universal" by Blur, "Only you" by Portishead, "Alright" by Jamiroquai, "Say you'll be there" by Spice Girls, "Take your mama" by Scissor Sisters or maybe "Like a prayer" by Madonna, "Answering bell" by Ryan Adams, "Girlfriend" by *NSYNC, "Simple kind of life" by No Doubt, "Foolish games" by Jewel, "The dark of the matinee" by Franz Ferdinand; how about "Fake plastic trees (Acoustic)" by Radiohead, "Millenium" by Robbie Williams, "Waterfalls" by TLC, "Every you every me" by Placebo, "One headlight" by The Wallflowers or "Scar tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Dry your eyes" by The Streets, "Colorblind" by Counting Crows, "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child, "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera, "The new pollution" by Beck, "You get what you give" by New Radicals, "Play" by J.Lo; maybe even "Never there" by Cake, "Porcelain" by Moby, "Days go by (Acoustic)" by Dirty Vegas, "Don't be cruel" by Elvis Presley, "I belong to you" by Lenny Kravitz, "Trouble" by Coldplay, "Desafinado (Off key)" by Antonio Carlos Jobim featuring Stan Getz and João Gilberto, "The sweetest thing" by U2, "Slow" by Kylie Minogue or "Flowing" by 311, "Man! I feel like a woman" by Shania Twain, "Special" by Garbage, "Shadowboxer" by Fiona Apple, "Perfect" by Smashing Pumpkins, "Drive" by Incubus, "Karma" by Black Eyed Peas, "Good riddance (Time of your life)" by Green Day, "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys or even "The world is spinning at 45 RPM" by Pizzicato Five, "Last train out" by Nanang Tatang, "St. Pierre blues" by Les Pommes de ma Douche, "Mou sukoshi, mou sukoshi" by Atsumi Saori, "The widow" by The Mars Volta, "Itsumo nando demo" by Kimura Yumi or...
Ok, sorry mates, I really rilly really tried!
In the grand tradition of Loopyland, I feel obliged to make a quiz and then tag lots of people to make it too. Greetings from Mr. Taggypants!
Now, this quiz is courtesy of WarCryGirl and it goes exactly like this: Write 5 random facts about yourself, and then list the names of 5 people whom you in turn infect. There.
1. I can't parallel park even after all these years driving.
Oh, and just because quizzes are fun and cheaper than any other addiction, I'll post my results for another one I recently did:
Am I lovely or what? Nah, just a nutty bloke. LOL. Do it too and post your results! I'd love to see what you get.
Well, this entry has gotten too long, as usual. But am very glad I had the chance to post here at Loopy's. Since the first entry I read I became a big fan. Her wicked sense of humour is refreshing and her entries make me laugh and reflect. I especially love her letter entries and her massive rant. Loopy is unique and fab and I appreciate so much. It was fun writing here! Sorry it took so long for me to actually do it.
As for the rest of you, I hope you had at least a little fun reading this. Also, I want to wish you have some happy holidays! Whatever you celebrate, may it be Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, Makar Sankranti, Saturnalia, Eid ul-Adha or nothing at all, I hope you have a great time and a fantastic New Year!