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 …

5 replies on “I am a weapon of massive consumption”

  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”

  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.

  3. 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 :-)

  4. 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.

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