Tuesday, November 21, 2006

music, movies and kisses

I feel like I owe you a decent post after yesterday's pathetic attempt. So today I'm going to talk about... I dunno, just stuff, I guess.

We rented a couple of DVD's on saturday night for the first time since we moved into the new house. Mostly 'cos we have the full Sky TV package so we've sort of made do with what's been on. But that's beside the point.
The second one we watched was 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley'. It looked like a good movie but I must admit I gave up after half an hour and went to bed. It was a little too aggressive and raw for my mood. Hubby seemed to enjoy it, though. Am I turning into a wuss?
Tough sh*t if I am; I just wanted to hold onto the mood that the first movie put me into. 'Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest'... now THAT's what I'm talking about!
I love fantasy movies and I loved the first one and I have to say this was one sequel that was easily as enjoyable as the first movie was. Plus, we got to see Johnny Depp kiss the girl.
Not to be disloyal to George Clooney who is still top of my list of sexiest (fantasy) men alive but if there was a best (fantasy) kisser award I think Johnny Depp should get it.

From movies to music (I've been storing this stuff up for a while)...
I recently purchased some new additions to my CD collection. Two in particular stand out.
I finally gave in and bought that James Blunt album that half the world was raving about and the other half was dissing. I figured there were one or two songs of his I'd heard that I liked, and it's always good to have a mellow CD around for background music. This seemed like a better option than Westlife since my stepdaughter has threatened to disown me if I get a Westlife CD, hehe!.
The verdict? Well I have to say I'm with the second half of the world. There are a couple of good songs but I actually can't force myself to listen to the second half of the CD anymore. I always listen to an album all the way through a couple of times when it's new so I can give it a chance but this one - Oy! It's not that it's really bad... it's just really overrated, as far as I'm concerned.

The second one is a different story altogether: The Snow Patrol album (I can't remember the title but it's the latest anyway) is one that grows on me a little more every time I hear it on my MP3 player. It may not be the most uplifting album but the music is lyrical and has substance. What I look for in music is its ability to envelop my entire being so that I don't just hear it, I feel it.

Snow Patrol: 1
James Blunt: 0

But that's just my opinion.

12 comments:

anne said...

James Blunt?

James Blunt?!

You're disowned.

jason evans said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Dead Man's Chest. Glad to hear it's worth it!

beadinggalinMS said...

Hang on one second I am having a fantasy of me in a pirate's outfit kissing Johnny hhhuuuummmmmmm!!!!

Ok one of the things I had put on my Christmas list was the James Blunt cd. Kids threaten to disown me. I just might go with your opinion on it cause you have excellent taste in music. :)

p.s.
you are not turning into a wuss!

LiVEwiRe said...

Good answer to the James Blunt question. Snow Patrol is definitely getting my interest. Johnny Depp has had my interest and I think his best kiss (that I've seen) is in the movie From Hell. Wait, that makes me sound like I go around stalking him as he kisses people. I don't. Really. The charges were dropped...heehee.

Dawn said...

Terri - I have been so busy that I haven't been around for the last week. Thanks for coming to visit in the meantime! Check out my post from today - you might like the music recommendations and if you haven't seen WALK THE LINE, I highly recommend it. I know most of the planet saw it yonks ago, I only got to it this weekend - acting is INCREDIBLE. Hope you are doing lekker, my friend. xox

Jeff said...

I love Pirates of the Caribbean, but I'd much rather kiss Keira Knightley than Johnny Depp! ha ha!

angel said...

anne- ditto- LOL!!!
i LOVED "dead man's chest", damien and i bought our tickets three days in advance and the theatre was packed! johnny is just dreamy!

Terri said...

Anne - Aw c'mon it was a curiosity thing! Call it a failed experiment.

Jason - It's great; I'm sure you'll enjoy.

Beads - Another alternative to James Blunt is Daniel Powter; I got that ages ago and am still enjoying it.

LiVEwIre - You (and I) are perfectly entitle to, erm, discuss Johnny's kissing techniques if we want to. It's a free world, innit?

Dawn - I saw Walk the Line a few weeks ago and really, really enjoyed it.

Jeff - Um, the thought of you kissing Johnny Depp does kind of gross me out. No offense ;)

Angel - Isn't he just?! I've been a fan since I first watched him in 21 Jump Street. Actually it was him kissing someone in that program that got me interested in the first place LOL!

Lori said...

YUm Yum Johnny.

I agree James Blunt no Daniel Powter yes.

beadinggalinMS said...

Hellllloooo!! :)
Have a great weekend!!

Terri said...

Lori - Well that's cos you have excellent taste ;)

HI BEADS!!!
:-)

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