The Null Device

2000/10/21

I must say that Bloodflowers is starting to grow on me; granted, some of the songs are a verse and a guitar solo too long, though it has some really choice moments (such as the title track). Perhaps it took me a concert and some radio play to get into it.

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I went to see Dandelion Wine's Eat Your Brain this evening. It was pretty impressive; the band improvised, jamming to elements chosen partly by the audience, and doing a great job of it. There were a number of guest artists who performed as the band played; two puppeteers in suits dug up a homunculus from under a pile of newspapers and animated it climbing about, comedians the Fake McCoys recited Poe's The Raven over an upbeat jazz number, and another chap danced like a maniac with a rubber glove over his head (inflated, no less). All in all, an entertaining evening.

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Scare meme of the day: Can mountain biking cause impotence? Austrian doctors say so.

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Putting talent to use: British actress Patsy Kensit (that's the one who married that rock star bloke or something) has a new job, as host of a Mattel-sponsored Internet radio programme. Having seen an example of Ms. Kensit's acting at the Film Festival, I can only assume that her continued cinematic career is the result of some sort of industry welfare scheme for former child stars, much like the one that keeps Dannii Minogue off the dole queues.

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The best laid plans of mice and men: A 17-year-old Tennessee boy is in police custody after his mother found a folder in his room labelled "Operation Death Strike", containing detailed plans to assassinate boy band Nsync. His motive: "the group gets all the good girls".

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