August 30, 2004

Stuck Song Lyrics II

So there I was, walking along Ghuznee St. As if it wasn't annoying enough, to be walking as fast as I could across town during my lunch break carrying a decent-sized cardboard box full of (not terribly heavy) t shirts. Then it appeared. Unbidden. Unwanted. UNNECESSARY.

Celine Dion had entered my head and was earnestly assuring me that her heart would, in fact, go on. Agh!! I know why - I can pinpoint it back to the karaoke restaurant I went to for dinner on Saturday night for Stacey's birthday. Apart from the large groups of rowdy rugbyheads, there was a group of girls who couldn't stay off the mic. Two of them would dance joyfully while the third sang things like Celine Dion and well, more Celine Dion. Unfortunately I had to leave (went to the Age Pryor gig at Happy) before Stacey had strut her stuff - but I'm told it was spectacular.

The weird thing about having a song stuck in my head was that I would catch myself thinking, "What was that awful song?" and there it would go again. Grrr.

I went to an MMF meeting last night. Cary Caldwell was speaking about the SXSW Conference held in Austin, Texas each year. I'm totally going next year. No question. Every sentence he spoke included the word "party" and I'm the first to admit, I hate to miss a party.

Speaking of which, I found out that I can afford to go to the bNet awards after all - public seating is only $25. So now I just need to decide if I can manage to get up to Auckland without missing too many days at work. Now that I've decided to go to Texas I should probably start saving.


Quick weekend roundup: SJD at Bodega on Friday night, with the Inkling. Both superb. I had some embarassment at the door - my name was supposed to be on the list but it wasn't - and I'd just like to point out here that I wasn't blagging; it was contra. So there. Anyway it wasn't contra since I had to pay to get in but that aside, fantastic night of sublime sounds. Saturday I chilled out wit' my bro and as mentioned above, saw Age Pryor at Happy. Nice set. Afterwards I was too lazy and it was too cold to go to Matt' s party in Newtown so I went back to Georgie's with Michael from Kentucky and we drank beer and turned to cabbage. I saw the Coolies play at Good Luck on Sunday. Razor blades and ice cream, all right.

Tonight is the Golden Axe opening at Enjoy. Cool.



Blogger Jessie said...

AND I finished 'Fierce People' by Dirk Wittenborn. Excellent book, liked it much better than 'The Lovely Bones' (it was okay, but the whole afterlife thing... I'm sceptical). Amelia has it now; I look forward to her comments. (Okay Amelia?)

10:09 PM  
Blogger supergood said...

Damn, that is quite the producitve weekend.

10:49 PM  
Blogger The Saturnyne said...

Not read either of those, not tempted by "The Lovely Bones" i shirk things that seem aimed deliberately at the odd heartstring.

Am meself currently reading "The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break" by Steve Sherril (think i got his name right) and that's bin bloody excellent so far...

11:55 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Sounds interesting!

On the subject of stuck song lyrics, I thought I'd take it to the masses - check it out for yourself.And btw, the Golden Axe exhibition opening was fantastic. Go have a look, it's on at Enjoy (174 Cuba St) through until September.

12:25 PM  

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