Sunday, December 30, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

heroes is going downhill


The second season was worse than the first. The final episode was disappointing - I can see the director saying "we must end the season NOW, let's DO it". The villain cliche at the end was a bit too much - "I'm back! Mwahahah!". And the use of Clair's or Adam's blood to resurrect people sadly reminds of aunt May's multiple fiascos. And Peter Petrelli is getting closer and closer of being the new Superman - he's ultra powerful and super dumb.

Shame, I really liked that show.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

name needed

So it happens that I needed a bit more life in my living room, and for that effect I bought an orchid. She's doing well (yes, I know that a flower should be an it, but it's such a feminine thing that I'll transgress my grammar and call her a she), as you can see here.

I'm hoping for the best in our relationship - she not only survived the first two weeks, but she's also flourishing more - a believable demonstration of happiness.

The next step is to name her, and I could indeed use some suggestions. Can you think of any good names for my orchid?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I didn't finish yet, but I had to mention this scene before I forget. Three Russian men are fighting in front of the American consulate in St. Petersburg. After the two bouncers repeatedly try to beat the fat rich guy and fail at it, they all fall to the curb, where one of the security guys says:

"You remind us of our country's dignity. They can punch Russia over and over again, but she will never fall. Maybe she'll slide down to the pavement as we have... you know, for a drink... But she will never fall."

Saturday, December 01, 2007

thiago's 2007 concerts list

I've been to more concerts this year than in the rest of my entire life. Music festivals help a lot to increase the count, friends like Rodrigo too. Here's a list, so I won't forget (and you'll think I'm cooler):

  • Seattle, WA
    • Camera Obscura
    • The Shins
    • Bloc Party
    • LCD Soundsystem
    • !!!
    • Menomena
    • Klaxons
    • Stanley Jordan
    • Arcade Fire
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Magic Numbers
    • Simian Mobile Disco
    • Diplo
    • Digitalism
    • Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
    • Bonde do Role
    • Crystal Method
    • Nightwish
    • The Hives
    • Benny Benassi
  • Redmond, WA
    • Wilco
  • The Gorge (George, WA)
    • Dave Matthews Band
  • Auburn, WA
    • Rush
  • Coachella (Indio, CA)
    • Tokyo Police Club
    • Of Montreal
    • Arctic Monkeys
    • Felix da Housecat
    • Benny Benassi
    • Interpol
    • Bjork
    • Fields
    • The Cribs
    • Regina Spektor
    • Kings of Leon
    • Arcade Fire
    • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • Tiesto
    • Fair to Midland
    • Tapes 'n Tapes
    • Explosions in the Sky
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • Placebo
    • Paul van Dyk
    • Manu Chao
    • Rage Against the Machine
  • Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL)
    • Ted Leo and the Parmacists
    • Jack's Mannequin
    • Against Me!
    • Silversun Pickups
    • The Black Keys
    • LCD Soundsystem
    • Daft Punk
    • Silverchair
    • Motion City Soundtrack
    • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    • Regina Spektor
    • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    • Muse
    • Blue October
    • Iggy and the Stooges
    • My Morning Jacket
    • Pearl Jam
  • Bumbershoot (Seattle, WA)
    • Andrew Bird
    • Apples in Stereo
    • Art Brut
    • Gogol Bordello
    • Kings of Leon

Update (answering Moon's question): 55 different bands.

Update 2 (added a few that I forgot on the first post): 60 bands.