November 1st, 2002

This is funny ...

Freerepublic.com is an amazingly far-right-wing website where assorted nuts illegally post articles taken from an assortment of news sites, to which they add their paranoiac overheated annotations. Still, I think one person might have gotten it, in regards to this article:


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=101&
ncid=101&e=4&u=/po/20021101/co_po/
u_k__poll__most_men_pretended_to_be_gay


To wit:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/780219/posts

"Re: gay men with straight women friends: It's not a joke. Women like gay men because they're good conversationalists, know where the best restaurants are, really know how to shop, are interested in a lot of the same things, and *need* women in many cases for social cover. Gay men also like the adulation lavished on them by straight women (which shows that masculinity isn't necessarily a function of sexual orientation - most men like attractive women to pay attention to them and make them look "cool.")"

Turns out that sexuality is a continuum, and their silly little minds can't quite encompass that. Ah, fun.

Life

I did nothing on Halloween. It's a shame, but I don't go out on the town as a near-inviolable rule. I'll change this.

I need to get in gear for my Honours essay and for my search for a suitable alma mater for my Master's degree.

Videos List

Here they are!

annie lennox - no more i love yous (video)
annie lennox - walking on broken glass (video)
annie lennox - why (video)
bjork - army of me
bjork - big time sensuality
bjork - hyperballad (video)
bjork - it's oh so quiet (video)
blondie - heart of glass (video)
blondie - maria (video)
blondie - the tide is high (video)
cure - lovesong
david bowie - ashes to ashes (video)
david bowie - fame '90 (video)
david bowie - i'm afraid of americans (video)
david bowie - life on mars (video)
david bowie - space oddity (video)
david bowie - the man who sold the world (video)
eurythmics - here comes the rain again (video)
eurythmics - love is a stranger (video)
eurythmics - never gonna cry again (video 240x180)
eurythmics - sweet dreams (video)
eurythmics - there must be an angel (playing with my heart) (video)
garbage - androgyny (video)
garbage - breaking up the girl (video)
garbage - cherry lips (live 2001)
garbage - cherry lips (video)
garbage - i think i'm paranoid (video)
garbage - milk (video)
garbage - only happy when it rains (video)
garbage - push it (video)
garbage - queer (video)
garbage - special (video)
garbage - stupid girl (live video)
garbage - stupid girl (video)
garbage - the trick is to keep breathing (video)
garbage - the world is not enough (video)
garbage - vow (video)
garbage - vow (willow video)
garbage - when i grow up (big daddy movie video)
garbage - you look so fine (video)
george michael - freedom '90 (video)
george michael - too funky (video)
kate bush - cloudbusting (video)
kate bush - running up that hill (video)
kate bush - suspended in gaffa (video)
kate bush - the big sky (video)
kate bush - wuthering heights (video)
madonna - what it feels like for a girl (video)
mick jagger and david bowie - dancing in the street (video)
mtva
mtva2
mylène farmer - c'est une belle journée (video)
mylène farmer - california (video)
mylène farmer - dessine-moi un mouton (live)
mylène farmer - je t'aime melancolie (video)
mylène farmer - je te rends ton amour (video)
mylène farmer - l'instant x (video)
mylène farmer - l'âme-stram-gram (mylenium tour)
mylène farmer - libertine (video)
mylène farmer - maman a tort (video)
mylène farmer - xxl (video)
new order - 60 mph (video)
new order - bizarre love triangle (video)
new order - blue monday (video)
new order - regret (video)
new order - true faith (video)
peter gabriel - shock the monkey (video)
peter gabriel - sledgehammer (video)
peter gabriel - steam (video)
peter gabriel with kate bush - don't give up (video version 2)
prodigy - smack my bitch up (video)
queen, david bowie and mick ronson - heroes (video)
sade - by your side (video)
sade - smooth operator (video)
sarah mclachlan - into the fire (video)
sarah mclachlan - possession (video)
sarah mclachlan - sweet surrender (video)
shakespears sister - dirty mind 90
shakespears sister - dirty mind rehearsals
shakespears sister - goodbye cruel world
shakespears sister - goodbye cruel world (live)
shakespears sister - hello (turn the radio on)
shakespears sister - heroine (live)
shakespears sister - hot love (live)
shakespears sister - i don't care (live on letterman)
shakespears sister - i don't care (live)
shakespears sister - stay
shakespears sister - stay (top of the pops 1)
shakespears sister - stay (top of the pops 2)
shakespears sister - you're history
sinéad o'connor - no man's woman (video)
sinéad o'connor - nothing compares 2 u (video)
suzanne vega - luka (video)
tori amos - caught a lite sneeze (video)
tori amos - crucify (neon genesis evangelion video)
tori amos - crucify (video)
tori amos - raspberry swirl (video)
tori amos - spark (video)
  • Current Music
    Mylène Farmer, "California" (L.A.P.D. Club Remix)

"C'est une belle journée"

Another Mylène Farmer lyric, with my own admittedly crude translation into English.

***

"C'est une belle journée" (M. Farmer/L. Boutonnat)
Allongé le corps est mort
Pour des milliers
C'est un homme qui dort...
A moitié pleine est l'amphore
C'est à moitié vide
Qu'on la voit sans effort
Voir la vie, son côté pile
Oh philosophie
Dis-moi des élégies
Le bonheur
Lui me fait peur
D'avoir tant d'envies
Moi j'ai un souffle à coeur
Aussi

C'est une belle journée
Je vais me coucher
Une si belle journée
Qui s'achève
Donne l'envie d'aimer
Mais je vais me coucher
Mordre l'éternité
A dents pleines
C'est une belle journée
Je vais me coucher
Une si belle journée
Souveraine
Donne l'envie de paix
Voir des anges à mes pieds
M'faire la belle

Allongé le corps est mort
Pour des milliers
C'est un homme qui dort...
A moitié pleine est l'amphore
C'est à moitié vide
Que je la vois encore
Tout est dit puisqu'en amour
Si c'est du lourd
Le coeur est léger
Des élégies toujours
Les plaisirs, les longs, les courts
Vois-tu en amour
Moi, j'ai le souffle court
Vois-tu

Belle
La vie est belle
Comme une aile
Qu'on ne doit froisser
Belle
La vie est belle
Et je vais là
Belle
La vie est belle
Mais la mienne
Un monde emporté
Elle, j'entre en elle
Et mortelle, va.

***

Stretched out the body died
But for thousands
It is a man who sleeps...
Half-full is the amphora
It is the empty part
That one sees without effort
See that life, its side crushed
Oh philosophy
Tell me elegies
Happiness
It frightens me
To have so many desires
Me, I have a breath in heart
Too

It is a beautiful day
I will lie down
A so beautiful day
That is complete
Give the desire for liking
But I will lie down
To bite eternity
With full teeth
It is a beautiful day
I will lie down
A so beautiful day
Dear Lord
Give the desire of peace
See angels with my feet
To make me the beautiful one

Stretched out the body died
But for thousands
It is a man who sleeps...
Half-full is the amphora
It is the empty part
That one sees without effort
See that life, its side crushed
Oh philosophy
Tell me elegies
Happiness
It frightens me
To have so many desires
Me, I have a breath in heart
Too

Beautiful
The life is beautiful
Like a wing
That is not owed
Beautiful
The life is beautiful
And I go there
Beautiful
The life is beautiful
But mine
A carried world
It, I enter in it
And mortal, it goes.
  • Current Music
    Mylène Farmer, "C'est une belle journée"

The Secret Garden

I've finished watching the early 1990's movie version of this old English children's novel, dating from 1903. It has been a long time since I've watched it, but it strikes me upon this reviewing just how sophisticated the novel--or, at least, the movie adaptation--is, thematically. The secret garden of the title is where Colin's mother died, but it is also where he comes back to life; or, rather, comes to life for the first time. The story progresses from a wet cold winter on the moors to the height of summer, as the garden is cleared and gives itself over to new life; and so on.

It's a nice movie, pleasant and relaxing.
  • Current Music
    Mylène Farmer, "Tristana"

Lost Friends

Last night, I contacted and old friend of mine. Our mothers were old friends who'd met at their common workplace in the late 1970's, and they'd maintained contact before we'd exchanged a couple of visits as teenagers and maintained an E-mail correspondence. I lost contact with Ryan a while back, in late August of 1998.

Last night, I was curious, so I googled his name and found him listed as President of his university's History Society, not to mention webmaster of the History Society's website. I sent him--or at least, the person I thought was him--an E-mail, and I got a reply back just a couple of hours later. He's doing quite well, having graduated with a BA in History and Geography and working towards his History MA. He's doing quite well, in short, and he seemed happy to see me.

It's nice to resolve unfinished business, isn't it?
  • Current Music
    Mylène Farmer, "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces"