The Best of Everything, continued.  

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8/16/2005 6:04 pm

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The Best of Everything, continued.

With a nod to Cj, who inspired it all.
Feel free to comment with your own.
As diverse as possible, please.

All spelling errors, typos and lapses in grammar are deliberate: Except yours. When posting here please endeavour to spel (sic) properly. Not that anyone actually does.

What doesn't Suck:
Paul Simon's Graceland.
People at who actually like your profile and who are not trying to pick you up [not that I mind particularly...], but just to be genuine. Bom Dia, Luzia...este namorado de

Best 3 drinks:
1. Tahitian dark-grape fanta. Forget our orange, this dark grape stuff is the shit! Never available here in Aust till the late 1990s 'fashion fanta' period. Still wasn’t as good as dark grape.
2. Blackcurrant BO/]KA KPYIICEP. (Vodka Cruiser for those who don’t read Cyrillic).
3.French Polynesian fresh pineapple juice, chilled straight from da tree. Hides the BO/]KA taste and is vital for getting over tropical gastro-enteritis.
Voice of experience: don't skindive next to the sailing ship's sewage outfall. Or outfall from both directions is what you get.

Best 100 movies:

Wallis & Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit, 2005.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 2004.
The Abyss (Special Edition), 1992.
The Great Rock'n Roll Swindle, 1982.
Olivier Olivier, 1992, Ladyhawke, 1985,
Alien Quartet, 1979-2004, Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
K-19, 2002, 2001, 1968, the Cruel Sea, 1953,
Das Boot (D.Cut),1998, Blues Bros, 1980,
Bedrooms and Hallways, 1999, Eat the Rich, 1989, Moulin Rouge, 2001, The Dish, 2002,
Chasing Amy, 1995, the Filth and the Fury, 1999, Waterloo, 1970, Le Mans, 1971, Bounty, 1983, Dune, 1984, Hockey Night, 1984,

Most favorite music ever:
In no particular order:
Two Minutes to Midnight ‒ Iron Maiden.
Na Laetha Geal Mo'ige ‒ Enya.
Pretend We're Dead ‒ L7.
While the Earth Sleeps ‒ Deep Forest /Peter Gabriel (full: not trimmed from Strange Days).
Overture from CATS ‒ A.L.Webber (for the drums).

Money ‒ Cyndi Lauper (live).
Fear o't'Dark (live Helsinki IceHall `92) ‒ Iron Maiden.

Wonderful Land ‒ Mike Oldfield's cover of the Shadow's instrumental. Tubular Bells I, II, III, Incantations, the Windchimes, Mt Teide, Moonlight Shadow...just about all of them...

Sleepwalkin’ ‒ Santo & Johnny. Has the only bearable hawaiian slide guitar ever.

Orgasmatron & Doctor Rock ‒ Motorhead. I love the organic squashy noises.

No Homophobia, G'bye to the Crown, Tubthumping, Mary - Chumbawumba.
17th century Heavy Metal: Vivaldi's Vienna Nightmare.
19th Century Heavy Metal: Tchaikovskiy's 1812 (but only with cannons & bells), Marche Slav, & the finale from Swan Lake; Beethoven's 7th & 9th.

20th Cent Heavy Metal: 3rd (Organ) Symphony, Camille Saint-Saens.
(yes, the tune they pinched for Babe).

Fanfare for t'Common Man, Appalachian Spring ‒ Aaron Copland.

Melanesian songs from the Thin Red Line.

Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo.

Call Me / Heart of Glass ‒ Blondie.

Great Leap Forward, March of the Covert Batallions, L'nternationale ‒ Billy Bragg.

Eric's theme from Vangelis' Chariots of Fire if misused for spaceflight.

U2's Bloody Sunday and Bad, from Live Aid. OK Bono had a terrible mullet and even worse boots and leather strides, but he did go for a wander in the audience, just like in the old days.

Other things from Live Aid that were unexpectedly good: Bo Diddley and George Thorogood. Simple Minds. Sabbath. How did we never spot that Judas Priest's Rob Halford wasn't gay?! Short hair, studs, leather, motorbikes, SnM, BnD...

HOW could I forget the WHO's immortal My Gen, Baba O'Reilly, Won't Get Fooled Again [are you listening John and Peter you little pigfuckers?], Substitute, You Better You Bet,
Behind Blue Eyes, Squeezebox, Who Are You,

The best website worth looking at:
Google Earth, where I get my fix of Russian airbases everyday. You can spit on the Prime Minister’s personal 707 at Canberra Airport there. And bitch about his personal golf course. Pity Launnie is always cloudcovered, unlike the semi-trailer truck park at Bell Bay…

Things that do not suck:
1. C.J.Cherryh, whose SF I find rich and sustaining. The reading equivalent of a really, really good Stroganoff or Lasagne.
2. REM, who are irritatingly good.
3. movies about gladiators (sarcasm)
4. Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Dogma, Clerks)
5. Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland.
6. Guitars by Lado of Toronto. Lovely weird shapes and even weirder colourschemes.

7. Leaf tea from the Kings Meadows Hobart Rd health shop that smells and tastes like Bailey’s Irish Cream. Despite being $80 a kilo, you can smell like a lush & still be 00.00 Blood Alc! 100 grammes lasts 6 months. Provided you have other tea.

8. Jarlsberg. I weep thinking of the years I wasted merely eating 'swiss' cheese.

9. Drinking Chocolate. Essential for warming women in the winter. And tastier to eat out of the jar than Milo. No chance of vitamin D poisoning, for a start.

10. Mikhail Sergeievich Gorbachev, who managed to hold the world together with his bare hands for six years and the main reason we’re all still alive.

11. Aircraft by Sukhoi OKB of Moscow and KnAAPO (Komsomolsk-na-Amure Aircraft Production Association). Seriously, seriously sensual supersonic shapes. The MOST fun you can have with your clothes on.

12. SF-Fantasy art by Spanish painter Luis Royo. Hardware, landscapes, weapons, weather, people and creatures for frames and walls, book covers, posters, calendars, screensavers, et al. He renders water especially well.

13. Bondage Corner at ChickenFeed Kings Meadows.

14. Launceston City Missions: where else can you buy ring binders and National Geographics for 20c each? Let's home no more of them get burned down.

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