Sunday, February 19, 2006

Things I Picked Up From The Grammies

I just bought Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna and Demon Days by Gorillaz - thanks to their smashing (how British!) opener at the Grammys . The album review? Confessions sounds like the old Madonna, seriously. When I mean old, I mean Borderline-type Madonna, not the Justify My Love type. Of course, worthy of accolade is the other producer, Stuart Price, also known as The Thin White Duke. The pulsating flux of his beats rejuvenated the Madonna franchise. MY favorite track? Get Together and Jump - it really sounds like Madonna singing to a Daft Punk backdrop.

I'm also glad I picked up Demon Days - I've been terribly intrigued by the album, ever since DARE came out. To sum up Demon Days, having an alternate persona, a cartoon one at that is much appropriate to their sound. Springy, and eclectic, for the lack of a better word. Weird but alt-pop, nevertheless. O Green World and DARE are my stand outs for this one.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Today's Pop Quiz

You're on your way to your car parked at the sixth floor of the parking building and the elevator jams at the third floor. What do you do?

a) Look for a hidden camera. It could be one of those nasty gag shows that put you in an awkward position and watch you squirm.
b) Check how you look. After all, this could still be Candid Camera.
c) Count the number of girls you can probably make out with in a stuck elevator.
d) Decide if you are claustrophobic.
e) Estimate how long would this delay take - and figure out if you need to do Number 2 by then.
f) Emergency response - Use the intercom to call the building administrator.
g) Bang on the elevator door. If this doesn't work, try prying it open.


Want to know what I did? Here they are in order:
a) No cameras. Oh well, my chance to be a national star.
b) Again, no cameras.
c) Four ladies and me. I liked the chances of that, but they were all past 40. Tsk. Besides, it would've been a scandal.
d) Me claustrophobic? I still haven't decided yet.
e) Do. Not. Fart.
f) No one is answering the intercom (HEEEEEELLLLP!!!)
g) I don't have a crowbar in my laptop bag. Will a highlighter work?

It was a full ten minutes before we got rescued, and when we did have the elevator door opened, all the other passengers got out and decided to use the stairs. Bonus question - After being stuck in a defective elevator for 10 minutes, do you go out of the 3rd floor and just take the stairs for another 3 floors up?

Of course, I did. Smirk at the thought of it as the steel doors closed and prepared to take me to the sixth floor, that is.
Thursday, February 02, 2006

monsterboy takes a monster-test

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Your Monster Profile

Wicked Fiend

You Feast On: Starbucks

You Lurk Around In: The Backseats of Cars

You Especially Like to Torment: British People