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Everything posted by Levis

  1. By 'Hindu themed' do you mean it made use of sitar, tabla or other instruments from the subcontinent? Or do you mean Hindu in the sense of mantras and sanskrit lyrics?
  2. Y'all thought you'd got rid of me But my life is meaningless without my Fin and Farin. Coming back here reminds me of all our time together, and makes me a bit sad. I don't know where they are (or even if they're still alive???) but I hope they're happy. (Joined at 17, now 32 and living a life i never imagined for myself !)
  3. It's unfortunate that FB has swallowed the BB system whole - this version of the forums is definitely superior to the one we spent time on (tho of course nothing will replace the excitement of the little flashing folder we used to have), but there aren't many folks here to appreciate it.
  4. I guess forums are old-skool now, but a facebook thread is no place to have a conversation. And not to forget, Facebook is evil. My gosh where are those simple days of staying up till 3 AM as a teenager to play games with my friends from around the world on a message board. There's been a lot that's happened since then, and life is very different, but I think those were some of the deepest, truest connections I made.
  5. I was just thinking the same, 'lena. I miss when the internet was our little secret.
  6. Happy new year (tho it's february). I've just turned 30! Do you remember when I joined as a young cherub of 17 or 18? Them days...
  7. Surely 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' is the mother of all twist endings?
  8. I dropped by to suggest this very song and, as one of its most frequent listeners, clarify that at no point during the song is a phone and/or booth mentioned.
  9. I think I'll keep coming back just to keep track of this thread, so KEEP IT ALIVE GUYS. In other news, wrong thread, but I just discovered I missed out on listening to the Black Angels last year and I'm kicking myself about it.
  10. DEAD THREAD? fear not - I will bring it back to life. My favourite album of the year is, without doubt, the new Nothing (Guilty of Everything). Mmm, that noise, those waves, that distortion, the hooks, the intros, the closes - it's the closest I've got to a flawless new, non-clone shoegaze album. Obviously, this will drop to second place once Flies on You is out. Everyone else's album of the year is Real Estate's Atlas. It took me a few weeks to see why because I'm STILL mesmerised by the Nothing record, and not much else is registering. I don't know if it was because I had to wr
  11. Oh yeah and I have got my MBV fix obvs. I was most non-excited for this.
  12. I'm really upset I missed this so I couldn't lol at the appropriate time (because this deserves several lols)
  13. All About Satellites and Spaceships - 7% Solution
  14. Not at all - It's easier for me to split a bill in my head than take the time to get a calculator to do it. Is more fun too (ever played the game where you figure out all the prime factors of a license plate number on long car trips?). I don't really like relying on technology - it undermines my perfectly capable brain.
  15. What's one mass shooting that has been prevented by a 'good guy with a gun'? Actually hang on - how many other countries have mass shootings? The last time we had one was when the British opened fire on an unarmed peaceful protest in Amritsar. That was in 1919. We had a school shooting in 2007 (in my city, in fact - couple of kilometres away from my house) - one kid nicked his father's gun and shot a classmate. That was about it. Of course, since I'm not American and not talking about America, I doubt this is of interest to anyone (India? Isn't that where curry comes from?)
  16. Can I just say: 1. For every study forming a correlation (not causation) between media violence and real life violence violence, there's a study that finds no correlation or causation between the two. I can find you the studies if you like, I did come across all this during le psych degree as well as le media degree. (a). All this reliance on 'studies' and 'research' is obviously coming from people who have never conducted any studies or done any research because then things like intervening variables, levels of significance, sampling methods, experimental design etc. would be what's bei
  17. Oh plz, almost everyone on SF could write for Rolling Stone, it's not exactly a cutting edge publication. It's well aware its income comes from baby boomers so obvs will cater to oldies. It's like how NME had its heyday back in Britpop times so only covers excruciatingly 'british' groups.
  18. OH! And I didn't mention - I couldn't stop listening to AraabMUZIK's Electronic Dream 2. Purity Ring's Shrines really grabbed me as well, though mostly on the strength of Belispeak. Dead Can Dance's Anastasis is so otherworldly that I don't think it qualifies for a best-of list. Alcest's newie hasn't done anything for me yet, but I guess there must be something there, since Souvenirs and Ecailles were such jaw-droppers. And finally (?) I've just finished listening to a band called The Dandelion War who've had me totes mesmerised especially by a song called Drifters. I haven't found the time/am
  19. Man most albums this year have disappointed me - APTBS, SSPU, Memory tapes - all the bands that blew me away in 2010 have been damp this year (to think APTBS had two releases and I'm this tepid about the fact). I did love Airiel's Kid Games - just as addictive as ever. Also //orangenoise (remember my friend from PK who was on here some time ago? his band) has matured like nobody's business and their 'A Journey to the Heart of Matter' is AMAZN. Ringo Deathstarr's Color Trip is good, sure, but too twee for me - I much preferred their Sparkler days. BIG UPS to Flies On You for going with a sound
  20. Thin Air - Anathema Started the album over because my scrobbler was turned off
  21. Thin Air - Anathema I'm really enjoying this
  22. Colbie Caillet was one of my ex-boss's favourites. Dad-pop to me.
  23. Let's Save Tony Orlando's House - Yo La Tengo
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