Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to all of my reader

Merry Christmas.

As usual, I've been a slack bastard and haven't sent any cards. I received some, thanks muchly.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Ripping songs off YouTube

Do you guys know about, which enables you to save an MP3 file of stuff on YouTube?



(been trying to meet you...)

I'm fourth on google for the phrase "Mitch Easter solo album". That probably explains why Beth from Atlanta read my post and left a comment. (I always wonder when someone outside my usual readership of two leaves a comment. For example, who is the anonymous who told me about the change in venue of the Rubber Bug gig?)


Friday, December 14, 2007

God save the village green!

Let's just say that someone is getting the Kinks' "Village Green Preservation Society" for Christmas... And Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, it if arrives before Christmas.

If you've seen the movie "Hot Fuzz" (and I recommend it if you haven't) you will hear songs from these two albums.

It reminded me of the village green at Twickenham. There was a second-hand/antiques shop nearby.

I don't know where this post is going, but here are some YouTube links...

The Kinks, "Village Green Preservation Society"

The Kinks, "Lola"

The Small Faces, "Lazy Sundays"


There were just two ads in a row with Mr. T in them...

Snickers, "Get some nuts" followed by "World or Warcraft". Hmm, I don't know what to think.


Friday, December 07, 2007

Canonicity 2

Thanks for the link, interesting discussion, but what do you think?

My personal opinion is that deleted scenes sitting on a DVD listed as "Deleted scenes" are not canon, but if at a later stage they are integrated into the actual episode, they become canon.

I'm not sure about the canonicity of scenes that appear in one version but then are deleted in a "director's cut".

And what about stuff like "Blade Runner", where there will be (is?) a third version. What really happened in that movie (no spoilers please).

Did Greedo really shoot first?


So are they trying to tell me...

...that Bob Dylan is the fifth Cylon?


Sunday, December 02, 2007


Boycat's Mum went on a bit of a shopping spree the other day. $600 on herself, $99 on me. But that $99 was Battlestar Galactica Series 1,2 and 3 (plus the mini-series). Each of the seasons has a disc of deleted scenes. Which raises the question, are deleted scenes considered canon?

My opinion is maybe, but probably not.

A scene deleted because the episode is running overtime could well be canon; but they don't really tell us why scenes are deleted, so we won't know if the show-runner wanted to put it in and didn't have the time, or if they dropped it because it wasn't working or because it wasn't quite the direction they wanted to go in. If it wasn't quite what they wanted, it isn't canon. Discuss.

As an aside, Boycat's Mum is a big fan of BG. When it first came on to the Sci-fi Channel [I'd watched it on Channel 10, but I'd lost it somewhere at the start of season 2 because of their dodgy scheduling], I started taping (discing? recording? byting? storing? fat piping to the hard drive? cutting actors out of residuals?) it, and she was sitting on the lounge when I first started watching 33 and it grabbed her attention. She's the one making me rush through the end of season 2 and season 3 now...