Sunday, January 29, 2006
Seven things to do before I die:
1) Travel across
2) Visit the
3) Be at Goodison park as Everton put the 4th goal past
4) See Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band live.
5) Form a band and play in front of more than 30 people. Ok, 25.
6) Watch TV with Caitlin Moran and Harry Hill.
7) Get out more!
Seven things I cannot do:
1) Read something and take it all in whilst watching television/listening to music.
2) Make a cup of tea in less than 4 minutes. It shouldn’t be done any quicker.
3) Stand the implication that country music is all about Stetsons and line dancing.
4) Break dance.
5) Put up with shoddy sound quality.
6) Speed read (if only I could!).
7) Pole vault.
Seven things that attract me to…the countryside:
1) Notably cleaner air.
3) Greater appreciation of the seasonal year.
4) Less traffic.
5) The fact that there is nothing to do after it gets dark.
6) The dark.
7) Pubs. Country pubs.
Seven things I say:
2) “I tell you…”
3) “Strong, one sugar”
4) “Good stuff!”
5) “Or is it?”
6) “Gah!” / ”Bah!” / ”Pah!”
7) “He’s got red hair but we don’t care, Davey, Davey, Moyes”
Seven books that I love:
1) Flowers for Algernon.(Daniel Keyes)
2) Cash, the autobiography (Johnny Cash)
3) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
4) The Road To McCarthy (Pete McCarthy)
5) Things Snowball (Rich Hall)
6) McCarthy’s Bar (Pete McCarthy) (What!? I like him!)
Seven movies that I’ve loved:
1) Lord of War
2) High Plains Drifter
4) High Fidelity
5) The Wickerman
6) The Usual Suspects
7) This is Spinal Tap
As for the country music line (non-dancing, definitely), have certainly found myself making the usual impassioned arguments many, many times... Billy Ray Cyrus and Leann Rimes have so, so much to answer for...
akr: I pondered the Unforgiven or High Plains Drifter decision as well, I sided with the latter in the end for it's fantastic imagery as well as the unrivalled 'oddness'. There is a suggestion that the Red House Painters (Mark Kozelek) got their name from the film, but other sources report otherwise.
Let's not even speak of the Mavericks...
For all that it flagrantly rips off 'Lonesome Town' by Rick Nelson, but still...
Yet doesn't quite make up for the frankly-unnecessary horror of 'Dance The Night Away'.
Not that anything really could...
It is probably harder to find bloggers that WANT to be "tagged".
Honestly, this is the funniest site I visit! I love you Pete, I freakin' love the bones of ya!
I'll have left after the third goal went in to get to the Brighton ground for the nightgame to see them promoted to the Premiership!
Old Trafford, White Hart Lane, Anfield, St James's Park... and Falmer. Bring it on...
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