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Old 06-23-2008, 02:46 AM   #961
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Also, got a text from Bonnie. Sounds like she's made it safely to Melbourne.
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Also, got a text from Bonnie. Sounds like she's made it safely to Melbourne.
So, we still on for Wednesday?
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Also, good job with finishing uni and all that, it's a great feeling
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So, we still on for Wednesday?
Presumably.

Now where the fuck are we going!
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:51 AM   #966
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Also, good job with finishing uni and all that, it's a great feeling
The last couple of weeks have been so intense that it hasn't really sunk in yet. I still feel a bit tense, like I should be doing something.

By the way, how good are the views from up the top of Redmond Barry, eh? Love doing exams up there.
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By the way, U-Wen, you weren't around last night when I remarked on something. So let's test your Melbourne general knowledge.

What was the name of Melbourne's founder?
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OOH OOH I KNOW! AXVER PICK ME!


Michael Keaton!
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Review: Viva la Vida by Coldplay

Being a reasonably hardcore U2 fan, it felt like blasphemy of sorts to be pushing Coldplay's latest CD into my car CD player - much akin to attending a Mormon church, or driving a Proton.

However, the CD starts off well with an instrumental track, Life in Technicolor - which, the American misspelling notwithstanding, is excellent. However, the album then goes into Cemeteries in London, which, whilst being a pretty decent song, is quite possibly the worst jump/segue in any album I've heard.

A few other songs flow gently past, before coming to the excellent title track, Viva la Vida. This is, for want of a better comparison, Coldplay's Beautiful Day - an anthem that is distinctive, standout and great fun. The album then continues on with the "grower" Violet Hill, before coasting on to an end.

All in all, the album is, scarily, much like what Chris Martin himself said it to be - Coldplay's Unforgettable Fire. It is an experience that is all about sound and atmospherics, rather than pushing a point or hitting hard. The ambience and sheer brilliance of some of the instrumentation on this album are very reminiscent of the Unforgettable Fire, however Viva la Vida is let down by one thing and one thing only - Chris Martin.

His bland, slowly grating voice and equally bland lyrics are what prevent this album from being a genuine hit. If Martin were Bono, with Bono's earlier lyrical ability and voice (as he sometimes seems to wish), this album would have taken off the ground and never looked back. Instead, it wavers gently on the boundaries of greatness and mediocrity, hoping to tentatively make a foray into foreign territory.

Three out of five.
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By the way, U-Wen, you weren't around last night when I remarked on something. So let's test your Melbourne general knowledge.

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BATMAN. I've always found that simultaneously funny and wtf-worthy.
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BATMAN. I've always found that simultaneously funny and wtf-worthy.
Haha, yes. I love it. It's so hard to keep a straight face and a serious tone when you're writing about John BATMAN!, though. So I avoided him entirely in my markets booklet and wrote about John Pascoe Fawkner instead.
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Presumably.

Now where the fuck are we going!
Well, I thought you lot would have decided by now - I left for long enough for you to do it!

Where was the Indian place, again?
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Haha, yes. I love it. It's so hard to keep a straight face and a serious tone when you're writing about John BATMAN!, though. So I avoided him entirely in my markets booklet and wrote about John Pascoe Fawkner instead.
Ahh what a pity. You should have written about him, and included illustrations (and of course inserted one of Batman for fun)!
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