Thursday, June 16, 2005

i'm completing my quota
tagged by napkin man on the 27th of may.

1. Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
three films: charlie's angel II, hedwig and the angry inch and pleasure+pain, a ben harper documentary. gotta coupla dvds of concerts though, do they count?

2. The last film I bought:
i think it should have been pleasure+pain when i visited sydney recently.

3. Last film I watched:
Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith
it was on the big screen, i suppose that's wot you mean right?

4. Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:
a) Black Hawk Down - a very humanistic look despite being a dramatisation of war. but it means a lot to me because i've been a soldier before, and even though i'm anti-war, i know that i will be on that battlefield if my country calls upon me. its a strange mix of wanting to be there and not having a choice. and because i don't have a choice somewhat, it always gives me a flipside against the anti-war idealists who've never been in a situation where their liberties were taken from them and talk holier than thou about anti-war sentiments when they've never been in the trenches. we forget that the soldiers killing and dying out there are the same as us, wot would they go thru? eric banahad this line: when i go home, people ask me why i do it, why do i keep going back? but what they'll never understand is that once the first bullet flies, its about you and the brother next to you.

b) transformers the movie - optimus prime died, he actually gave his life up for his friends. greater love is he who gives up his life for someone else.

c) robocop - having to struggle with being a human before and is now a machine, we actually feel more for a machine than our human counterparts sometimes. a touching tale of someone who's lost himself and is trying to find some way to make sense of it all, and also having to constantly deny himself.

d) terminator 2 - where all other men had failed, this machine became the boy's father and taught him everything it knew.

e)trolley girl - the first film i ever made with four other special friends.

5. Tag five people and have them put this in their journal:
- this one is dying with me.

got tagged by bruce again! haha, just for you

1. Total amount of music on your computer?
according to windows media player, 19gigs. 196H31M31S

2. CD you last bought?
can't remember.

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
joe henry's fuse.

4. 5 songs you often listen to, or which mean a lot to you?
a)Fumbling Toward Ecstacy - Sarah McLachlan
i'll probably wait at the aisle to this song. the refrain goes "i won't fear love". brave indeed, for someone who's put his heart on the tracks too often.

b)Safe With Me - Joe Henry
he has the smokiest and most endearing voice on the planet, and someday i hope to be able to say the same words to the one.

c)Before The Throne Of God - Sonicflood
the sonicflood version is an updated rendition of this timeless hymn.
"..because the sinless saviour died,
my sinful soul is counted free
for God the just is satisfied
to look on him and pardon me
to look on him and pardon me.."

d)Monheim - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
wot introduced me to the fantasial world of post-rock. this gripping piece will sear thru your soul and convert you as it lifts you up to new heights and plunges you to new depths.

e)Return Of The Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
the best jamiroquai song of all time, and coincidentally is also a heck of an album. these grooves will defintely get your toes tapping, and its a pretty quiet song, and yet it manages to retain all that soulful flavour.

- this one is dying with me as well. not unless you wanna do it yourself.

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