What I Love About The World

Saturday, April 29, 2006

72. Poker (Chez moi)

I like it because it's not all about the cards..

71. Dinah Hunter

Much to my enormous annoyance and disappointment, there are currently no pictures of Dinah Hunter (in the BBC television adaptation **) available on the net, something I find surprising since surely there are more DH fans out there than me ( 1, 2, 3 ).. Anyway, I won't settle for this so here's my picture of how i remember Dinah.

Friday, April 28, 2006

70. Room 13 (Swindells)/The Tulip Touch (Fine)

2 great "kids" books. Go and get them out of the YA section of the nearest library to you, now.

69. Through The Dragon's Eye

One of the best (and scariest) educational programmes that you got exposed to every week at primary school, dark

Thursday, April 27, 2006

68. Grim Fandango

I wonder how many of you played this?

67. De-Loused In The Comatorium

I picked this up on the cheap in the summer, knowing that the Mars Volta were the sort of band that could possibly be amazing, and different. They are an acquired taste, I'd only listening to this a couple of times (and not with my full atention) before today, but after having discussed it in depth (its plot of speculative fiction, the musicianship, its influences and its influence etc) last night with a huge MV fan, who rates them as up there with Tool and Radiohead in the top 3 bands on the planet that are still recording.
Flea played bass on 9 out of 10 tracks on this album, its produced by Rick Rubin, At The Drive-In were great, this is different, really prog-gy, really good.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

66. Evil Empire

Simply put, the best Rage album. I'll qualify this by saying that I think it's my favourite album to listen to nowadays if I have to put a RATM record on, since Self-Titled, however amazing/ground-breaking/riff-crunching/politico/revolutionary/funky/angry/danceable it was, is very hard for me to listen to today unless I'm in a certain state of mind whereby I manage to get it so it's like listening to the songs for the first time again. Apart from that the singles are hideously overplayed, however great they are. Battle of LA was good, especially Maria (and M-M-M-M Mic Check M-M-M-Mic Che-Che-Check), but it's so messy I can't call it a great album. Renegades was a great album, then i listened to it too much and now it's only alright, too much filler, but there's some litttle gems on there ("Maggie's Farm"/"Ghost of Tom Joad").

Evil Empire, however, is a deceptively good album, since it fuses/blends far more genres and incorporates far more wide-reaching influences than any of the other records. You can see a big Hendrix influence. And this album sounds a lot like At The Drive In in places too, massive influence on them. Year of The Boomerang is such a tune. Check it out and down let anyone tell you it's shit just because "it's nowhere near as ground-breaking or relevant as the first". Musically it harks back to a time of great music, 60's with Timmy's phat bass licks.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

65. Shannon Doherty

She's let herself go a bit though

Saturday, April 15, 2006

64. (Proper) Popworld

Miquita and Simon , cheers guys, you'll be missed

Thursday, April 13, 2006

63. Certain French Farmhouses

62. Huge Manatees

61. "Letters From My Windmill"

60. Tea For The Tillerman

59. "New Dawn Fades"

58. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

57. Knightmare

56. Mark Steel

55. Will Self/John Tidmas

54. Mark Kermode (?)

53. Jeremy Kyle

52. Trisha Goddard

51. Ian Collins

50. Mike Mendoza

49. James Whale

48. http://www.germcentre.blogspot.com/

sister site

47. Robert Fripp

46. Robbie Fowler

45. Johnny

44. Me (George William Greenyer)

42, 43. Ed and Dani

thanks for the invite

41. Bernie

sorry rob

40. Nick

37, 38, 39. These 3

36. Juliet

35. Mike

34. Rob

33. Bill

32. Matt

31. This photo

Oh yeah. I want to meet this guy now, see what he thinks of Kid A now, "take it back to the shop" tsk tsk

30. Hersh

oh yeah. boon