I am a weapon of massive consumption

Three songs for you, constituting exactly eleven minutes of listening pleasure.

First, Lily Allen – The Fear. I can’t get this out of my head at the moment. Big thanks to Parlaphone for not only sharing the video on YouTube, but also this audio-only version. It inspired me to go even further and hide the video altogether (I’m displaying it here at a minimalistic 25 pixels high) but you can still go full screen if you want.

I look at the Sun and I look in the Mirror … I am a weapon of massive consumption … Everything’s cool as long as I’m getting thinner …

Next, The Holloways – Generator is a lot of fun and seems to be back on Radio One’s playlist at the moment.

I can get a record player, and a generator. Generate the music that makes you feel better…

Lastly, Frank Turner – Reasons Not To Be An Idiot sounds a bit like the Lightening Seeds with Billy Bragg on vocals, but in a good way.

You’re not as messed up as you think you are
Your self-absorption makes you messier
Just settle down and you will feel a whole lot better
Deep down you’re just like everybody else …

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  1. I’ve never thought highly of Lilly Allen.
    Though I’ve liked her more since she wore dresses.
    No doubt that ‘The Fear’ gives much more to the gallon.
    But I still don’t like the way she pronounces her “S’s”

    Comment by Darren — February 9, 2009 #

  2. I really like the video, and the song. I like something with a slow start and then the “crunch”. Reminds me of Radiohead’s Creep in that regard (not in subject matter of course).

    The video itself has a quality about it that I like, but I cannot put my finger on. Perhaps it is the situational use of scenery I think.

    Comment by Jeffrey Abbott — February 11, 2009 #

  3. Oh, but not the dancing scenes. Woot!

    Comment by Jeffrey Abbott — February 11, 2009 #

  4. Hi Roo,

    Just noticed from your Twitter post, that you are thinking of going to South Africa. A friend of mine is working there at Meraka Institute http://www.meraka.org.za/ , and just spent there one week for a vacation and visited Meraka as well. Interesting people & projects … We also went to Pilannesberg National Park for two days – and stayed in Ivory Park Lodge http://www.ivorytreegamelodge.com/ – amazing place – if you have change – I would highly recommend that. Safari rides early in the mornings & late evenings where amazing! If you have a change staying a couple of days extra, I would highly recommend a visit to Pilannesberg.

    … we met in IBM’s innovation event in Zurich, some time ago – and I’ve been following your blog since :-)

    Comment by Minna Takala — February 23, 2009 #

  5. Hi Minna

    Thank you. That’s really useful to know. If I go (still arranging the details) I’m hoping to stay for at couple of few extra days, so hints like this are very valuable.

    Comment by Roo — February 23, 2009 #

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