Wednesday, April 26, 2006



I'm off to Coachella with Popmuse to see Depeche Mode in the desert...I'll report in as soon as possible.

You too can see the Depeche Mode performance by going here on Sat. night.

Monday, April 24, 2006


I know what you are doing this summer...

In "cant wait to see" order:

#1. The DaVinci Code (may 19th)
#2. Superman Returns (june 30th)
#3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (july 7th)
#4. Apocalypto (aug 4th)
#5. Snakes on a Plane (aug 18th)
#6. Lady in the Water (july 21st)
#7. Poseidon (may 12th)
#8. Miami Vice (july 21st)
#9. Scanner Darkly (july 7th)

Saturday, April 22, 2006



from Depeche


Brown Owl Films have been commissioned by Depeche Mode and Mute Records to produce a documentary film tracing the history of Depeche Mode as told by the followers of the band.

We would like to make contact with fans and admirers of Depeche Mode to tell us about their lives and what the band and their music means to them.

We would also like to hear from anybody who has any personal stories, anecdotes, photographs, personal artwork, scrapbooks, writing, diaries, film or video footage and memorabilia.

If you would like to share your experience of being a follower of the group and would like to be a part of this unique project, please get in touch with a contact telephone number via this email address URGENTLY!

Thursday, April 20, 2006


The Power of Goodbye

I dont know why but this little bit of gossip has made me laugh so hard my ribs hurt.

Fans are whispering that Madonna will announce her retirement after a last world tour, with a final NYC concert, 14th August 2008, before her 50th birthday.

Hasn't Cher been doing this for 25 years?


Monday, April 17, 2006


Great Quakes, Judas and Predicting the Future...

In keeping with #3 on my birthday to do list, I've been obsessively watching, recording and surfing the National Geographic Channel. In the past week or so I've seen a special on the Lost Gospel of Judas, an in depth narrated reenactment of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, over 5 editions of Science of The Bible and tonight I'm all set to watch the Nostradamus Effect. My brain is full of historical information that I never needed to know. But, to be honest, I feel smarter because of it.

During Good Friday Mass I almost stood up in church and shouted a grievance at the Priest who made reference to Judas' betrayal of Jesus. "Not according to the National Geographic Channel!" was what my brain thought but my lips dare not utter.

I dont want to be the only smart one at this party inside a rectangular yellow boarder so if you want to join I say tune in and "dare to explore!"

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Happy Sugar, I mean Easter

Here is my contribution to Easter Dinner...

Candied Walnuts

2 Cups of Sugar (brown sugar, white sugar, sugar packets from Dunkin Donuts, any sugar will do)
1 and 1/2 cups of Walnuts

Put sugar (in the oldest frying pan you own) over medium heat. Let sugar totally melt. Add the walnuts. Stir to coat. Cook until golden brown. Be careful 'cause this gook is hot. Remove nuts from the saucepan and place on wax paper to cool.

Throw out the frying pan (the labor involved in cleaning it is just not worth it). Crack the cooled walnuts into pieces. Place in a container, wrap it in an Easter bow, and present it to the poor soul whose house you've been invited to for Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2006


Oh 2 B N LA...

Everything I needed to know in life I learned from Popmuse.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Tone! The Rollatini! Act 3...

I had to watch the Soprano's twice this week because the first time I saw it I was just merely a spectator, the second time I watched it I was able to really participate as a fully conscious viewer.

Once again Michael Imperoli has the best line of the episode. The scene picks up speed when Carmella shouts for Tony from the across the room at the wedding.

Carmella: Tone! The Rollatini!

Chris: We are gonna do it, we should do it ourselves, maintain control. Better yet, tell NY to handle it already

Tony: John just asked me specifically

Chris: So its like the movie then

Tony: What Movie?

Chris: One. You cant refuse a man's request on his daughter's wedding day

Tony: No, its the other way around, I should be asking him for something he cant refuse.

Chris: So did you?

Tony: No.

Firstly it took me a few seconds for "One" to register. But when I realized that "One" referred to Godfather One, well, a little bit of pee came out. I mean truly. Maybe I am the only person who thinks this, but to me Soprano's is sometimes more like a comedy then a drama. I mean that in a good way of course. And lately the Christopher character is just so damn funny.

And yes...for those who did the double take, the wedding did take place at Leonard's of Great Neck. Oy.

Monday, April 10, 2006



Today is my birthday.

The day started with a CD that my sister made for me. The playlist is as follows:

1. Dont Stop Believin' -Journey
2. Tumbling Dice- Rolling Stones
3. You're My Best Friend- Queen
4. Blue- The Jayhawks
5. Lovely Day- Bill Withers
6. Bleed to Love Her- Fleetwood Mac
7. Only You- Yaz
8. If You Leave Now- Chicago
9. Nightswimming- REM
10. New Slang- The Shins
11. The Wind- Cat Stevens
12. Jesus, Etc.- Wilco
13. Summer, Highland Falls- Billy Joel
14. One- (U2) Sung by REM
15. The Only Living Boy in New York- Simon and Garfunkel
16. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer- Stevie Wonder
17. I Sing the Body Electric- Fame
18. Everyone's a VIP- The Go! Team

I love mixed CD's because I never would have picked these songs for myself, but now having listened to the CD twice today I am really thankful. It has actually inspired me to make a birthday list.

This year I would like to...

1. Listen to more Simon and Garfunkel
2. Take a cooking class with my sister :)
3. Watch more National Geographic Channel
4. Take a horseback riding lesson
5. Go to more museums
6. Switch to real sugar and ditch the fake
7. Use more sunblock
8. Take more long drives to the above CD
9. Bike everyday the weather is above 65 degrees
10. Breathe in the positive, breathe out the negative

Saturday, April 08, 2006



First Celine, then Sting now...this!

Maybe I am the only one, but I am so digging the new Jaguar XK commercial (ok, yeah I'm also digging the car too, but I'll just have to keep dreaming on that).

, please advise us as to what music is playing in that commercial...I must find out!

Friday, April 07, 2006


I Dream of Rain...

Three weeks away from Xtine's desert adventure to see Depeche Mode at Coachella....I'm counting the seconds.

Check out some DM Touring the Angel moments:

World in My Eyes from Wembley
Policy of Truth from Madison Square Garden
John The Revelator from Barcelona
Home from Madrid
Enjoy the Silence from Madrid
A Pain that I'm Used to from Madrid
Just Cant Get Enough from Texas

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Samurai Kittens

Click here to play.

sorry- I know I am gonna get some flack for this one--with a tag line like "Waste time, kill kittens" I guess I get what I deserve.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


"At Last The Seven are Complete"

This past Saturday Night I watched THIS after I watched THIS.

I suggest you check your local listings, follow these links and Tivo both.

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