Friday, July 18, 2014

you think you know me

no, this is not some strange virtual threeway fantasy between me, sean and another girl. rather, this is our PS4 avatars. or to be clear, sean created the girl in red - which is how he thinks he sees me.  i, on the hand, see myself more like the girl in black - my creation. 

a hilarious disconnect, non? 

and sean sees himself with a fu-manchu moustache.

we had some silly, uproarious laughter over this unveiling. (you just had to be there)

and then afterwards, my onscreen persona proceeded to give him the ice queen freeze-out. 

yea, i'd say that is me. bwahahaha.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


in my tiny fists of fury is a ticket to see interpol! the band is coming to commodore ballroom in september, in support of their new album, el pintor. i LOVE interpol and see them whenever i get the chance. i think this will be fifth time now. yes, loud + proud. ticket in my hot little hands.

i can't wait.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

synth pop forever

source: peru21

danced my a** off at new order last night! SO GOOD! the energetic performance, accompanying videos and laser light show was just fantastic and fun. and the clarity of sound at the intimate queen elizabeth theatre.

i felt like a teenager again. without the angsty bee-ess and drama. i was reminded of how much new order's music had truly impacted my formative years, having first been introduced to them via john hughe's 1986 movie, pretty in pink.  (even though ceremony, temptation, thieves like us and perfect kiss were released in 1981, 1982 and 1984 respectively) you can bet that my new order's substance tape (!) was played on repeat on my walkman (!) for months. and then in my early clubbing years, dancing up a storm at luv-a-fair, twilight zone and graceland.

seriously, listening to new order songs can't help but leaves you blissed out and euphoric. i was even chair-dancing at work, getting pumped up for the show.

my favourite parts of the concert:

#3 - tweaks to the introduction of such songs as, bizarre love triangle (if i recall correctly, there were even horn samples in the synths) and true faith. kept the audience guessing until the all-too-familiar notes dropped.

#2 - bernard sumner dancing like the rest of us (!) to his own songs.

#1 - tribute to joy division's ian curtis.

voila, the setlist:

although they didn't play run, world in motion and touched by the hand of god, it was a very satisfying set. and even though i was half deaf by the time we swaggered out of the QET, i had the biggest ear-to-ear grin on my face.

if you missed out, (and boy, did you miss out!) here's their complete set at lollapalooza in sao paulo, brazil a couple of months ago.

forever joy division. forever new order.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

the want list: the world at night

souce: fancy

it's safe to say i'll never be an astronaut at the ISS (in this life) and chances are slim that i'll ever see the earth from orbit. that is, unless space tourism comes down to a ridiculously reasonable price level.

i'm all about the lights - the aurora borealis, lightning strikes, twinkly city lights...

which is why i'm digging on this illuminated city lights globe.

using a special induction system, one simply places the globe on its base to see it light up and revolve.

shut off all the lights in the room (save for this light source) and i can imagine myself floating in space, trying to make my way home a la gravity.

Friday, July 4, 2014