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I always find blogs about blogs the most tedious of sorts but inspired by a recent lack of creativity in my activities, I think I’ve decided to start up the ould blog again. Tentatively. And as with posts of past, there won’t be any theme or logic as to what gets thrown up here, except that it will be things that I like. Or don’t like. Whatevers. I’m also getting married in a year (yaaaaay!) so sooome fluffy wedding shtuff may sneak in, because pinning 4 million pics on Pinterest is just not enough, ya know.
I’m going start things off with a link to my favourite dog on instagram, nay the whole interwebs, right now….
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Had to post this:
Had posted the MGMT cover version below which on second viewing, is actually slightly dodge and posted when I was in my ‘oh-my-god-MGMT-are-the-bestest-band-ever’ phase. Yikes.
This is the problem with blogs – they keep all your dodgy music moments on file for all the interwebs to see. Forevers like. So I couldn’t let me last post be that video. Not that this is my last post either, but ya know what I mean.
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MGMT covering Talking Head’s This Must be the Place back in ’03.
The fact that they covered this song makes me love MGMT so much more. Even after their new bizarre video for Kids.
Weeds has quickly become one of my all time favourite tv programmes. I’d actually rate it somewhere up there with Buffy, Lost, and even America’s Next Top Model. But don’t let that put you off – I also like ‘cool’ shows like The Wire and Band of Brothers and ….. ok so that’s about all the cool shows I like but trust me on this: Weeds is a very, very, decent programme.
It stars Mary Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two living in the leafy suburbs of Agresso. Left alone to raise Silas and Shane, she turns to pot dealing to keep up with the never-ending bills. This in turn leads to many off-the-wall crises where the pretty suburban mom has to use her charms and wit to get out of some seriously sticky situations. The show has a dark, dark sense of humour dealing with issues such as cancer, drug addiction, drug dealing (!), torture, the crazy-ass US military – and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head – but it deals with them with such great wit and timing that you can’t help laughing along. And then realising you are soooo going to hell.
The actors are supremely funny, especially Mary Louise Parker who I have to admit to having the biggest lady-crush on ever. She has a perfect sense of comic timing, and is utterly believable in her various acts of despair, anger and lust. Oh the lust!
The episodes are short and easy to digest at roughly 25 minutes long. The seasons are relatively short also with about 12 to 13 episodes in each. I’ve just finished re-watching season 4 and was delighted to read that season 5 is airing on the 8th of June after an extremely interesting cliff-hanger.
If you haven’t watched any of Weeds before, I’d highly recommend it (can’t you tell!) and it’s quite easy to pick up on, even if you don’t know the back stories. It’s worth watching for Mary Louise Parker alone – I dare you not to fall in love with her.
Roll on season 5!